Be Like Google

Finance Stuff:

  • An aging population may be just what the world needs (Businessweek)
  • A crucial investment tip from Bill Gates (Fool) [Measure your results to get feedback and refine the approach continually.]
  • 5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think (TED)
  • Root causes of currency wars (VOX)
  • The 5 biggest lies on Wall Street (MarketWatch)
  • Why wasn’t there a Chinese spring? (Diplomat)
  • The disastrous out-sourcing of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Can Turtles Fly)

Career Stuff:

  • The biggest financial asset in your portfolio is you (NYT)
  • Want to be taken more seriously? Become a better writer (LinkedIn)
  • 9 subtle traits of the most talented leaders (Business Insider)
  • The 7 habits of highly effective mediocre people (Rumpus)
  • Silicon Valley’s best networker teaches you the secrets to making connections (Eric Barker)

Science Stuff:

  • If Higgs Boson calculations are right, a catastrophic ‘bubble’ could end universe (NPR)
  • The psychology of the to-do list (BBC) [Your attention has a limited capacity – you can only fit so much in your mind at any one time. The GTD archive and reminder system acts as a plan for how you'll do things, releasing the part of your attention that it struggling to hold each item on your to-do list in mind.]
  • Another dingbat sexual selection theory:
    Beware of evolutionary explanations that rest on what men find attractive. (Slate)

Digital Stuff:

  • Mandiant, the go-to security firm for cyber-espionage attacks (Businessweek);
    [Chart] A time-line of cyber-attacks from China (Economist);
    Major Chinese hacking base exposed (Telegraph); and
    Unit 61398: China says hacking claims lack proof (SMH)
  • A Chinese hacker’s identity unmasked (Businessweek)
  • Watching porn is bad for your smartphone (CNN)
  • Australia: The world’s biggest social media team (Slideshare)

Interesting Stuff:

  • 7 tips from Ernest Hemingway on how to write fiction:
    1. To get started, write one true sentence
    2. Always stop for the day while you still know what will happen next
    3. Never think about the story when you’re not working
    4. When it’s time to work again, always start by reading what you’ve written so far
    5. Don’t describe an emotion – make it
    6. Use a pencil
    7. Be brief (Open Culture)
  • Why Clarence Thomas uses simple words in his opinions (Atlantic)
  • Deep inside: A study of 10,000 porn stars and their careers (Jon Millward)
  • The old man at Burning Man:
    It’s something we’ve all been meaning to do. The father-son bonding adventure. You know: The big fishing excursion, The road trip down Route 66. Last year, Wells Tower took a completely different approach with his dad: Burning Man, the world’s largest chemically enhanced self-expression festival. They went to witness the Slut Olympics. They went to see the art. They went to discover what draws 60,000 people to one of the least hospitable places on Earth. Then they set up camp and took off their clothes. And things got truly interesting. (GQ)
  • Royal bodies: Hilary Mantel writes about the royal family (London Review of Books)

Cool Stuff:

  • Breathtaking pictures of the Russian meteorite (Daily Mail)
  • Best science and technology pictures of the week (BBC)
  • Cesar Kuriyama: One second a day (TED) [Great idea – record one second of your day every day.]
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