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Life is Too Short to Read a Bad Book: A Conversation with My Editor

When I was younger (read: 27) I thought all book editors were either bow-tied bald men or sharp-jawed women in extreme eyewear. Also: mean. (In my …

A Group Of Investors Is Buying A Stake In The Next Generation Of Geniuses

It had been four months since he quit his job as head of Google Enterprise to pursue a bold new idea of his own. Now it was coming together. Crowded around a long wooden table with him at the trendy Foreign Cinema restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District were his small, dedicated team; serial …

Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software, by Vikram Chandra, review

Computer coding can create patterns of great beauty and has the potential to revolutionise literature<p>It is a commonplace to say that, in the last 50 years, <b>computer coding</b> has risen from being the highly secret obsession of highly strange people to being a fundamental influence on almost everyone on …

Books

Magnus Carlsen: grandmaster flash

Over the course of an hour, on a cloudless afternoon in Oslo, Magnus Carlsen sinks from an upright sitting position to an open-legged slouch, to an almost full stretch, as if on a psychiatrist's couch. And that, I'm sure, is where his opponents would like to see him, preferably after he has …

World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan: 'It's like you're a magician'

We're on the road to Wakefield. It's a lovely late summer's day, Ronnie O'Sullivan is at the steering wheel of his Merc, and over the next three hours he falls in and out of love with snooker more times than I can count. It starts with a little grumble. Why should he have to travel hundreds of …

Cents and sensibility: 4 new business books you should be reading

<b>The Firm: The story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business</b><p>By Duff McDonald<p>Simon and Schuster, 400 pages, $34.99<p>"McKinsey is working with us." With those five words, chief executive officers over the past eight decades have proclaimed to the world that they should be taken …

Nonsense Paper That Cites Michael Jackson And Ron Jeremy Actually Gets Published

Apparently no one at the Romanian journal that ran it was a Thriller fan. Or realized Bernoulli hasn't published a paper since his death in 1782.<p>All too often, I come upon a scientific paper written so obtusely that it seems perfectly reasonable that there is, in fact, no discovery being detailed, …

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The 21 Luckiest People In The Entire World

Alternatively titled: The 21 Best People To Bet On The Ponies With.

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5 Coffee Splurges that are Totally Worth the Money

If Monday's post about coffee gear that's just not worth the dough left you holding a roll of cash you're just dying to spend on something coffee-related, never fear. Here's a list of splurges that are worth their weight in beans (or Benjamins).<p>A Great Grinder<p>A good grinder is probably the most …

Coffee Brand Pours You a Free Cup When You Yawn at Its Vending Machine

Vending machines have been developing unique personalities for some time. We've had generous ones, sadistic ones, patriotic ones. Now, we've got an …

It's Taboo To Fire People In Japan — So They're Sent To Boredom Rooms Instead

The New York Times' Hiroko Tabuchi reported last month on the trend in Japan, where lifetime positions are the expectation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese firms hope to reverse the social taboo against massive layoffs in order to revitalize the economy.<p>But many employees are resistant. From …

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If World #1 Magnus Carlsen Gets Bored Of Chess, He'll Try To Master Something Else

As with all young prodigies, especially chess players, there's a question hanging over "the Mozart of Chess" of whether he will burn out.<p>In his case, it doesn't seem likely, thanks to the Norwegian's apparently laid-back attitude and balanced lifestyle, including modeling, sponsorships, and chess …

Save On Tuition By Signing Up For 'Instant MBA'

What is <b>Instant MBA</b>? It's top-notch business advice and inspiration, delivered straight to your inbox M-F.<p>Sign up now, and you'll get valuable advice from industry leaders like Josh Linkner (see right) to fellow Business Insider readers and contributors, covering a myriad of topics including (but …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Coffeebrewer Disposable French Press by Grower’s Cup

Enjoy delicious coffee anytime, anywhere with <b>Coffeebrewer</b> or if you prefer, you can call this product a disposable French press. This product from …

Coffee

MANUAL Coffee Maker With Slow Extraction Speed for Better Immersion

The art of coffee making is an interesting subject, some like it to prepare it manually, one cup at a time. <b>MANUAL Coffee Maker</b> is a simple or you can …

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