How Changed Libel Laws Unmasked Rob Ford, and More

Aboard Brand Italy – Monocle Welcome to diplomacy in the 21st century. Where once major powers used their navies to project strength and force others to toe the line – Commodore Perry’s black ships opening Japan to trade by gunpoint come to mind – countries are now finding less intimidating … Read More

Banksy, Bill Watterson, and Scott Adams

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned – NPR “There are no physical signs you’ve entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic … Read More

Black-ops Reputation Management, the Productivity Problem, and Game of Thrones

Omens – Aeon “There are good reasons for any species to think darkly of its own extinction. Ninety-nine percent of the species that have lived on Earth have gone extinct, including more than five tool-using hominids.” How to Be Prolific: Guidelines for Getting it Done from Joss Whedon – Fast … Read More

The Modern Man’s Weekly Reading List

How Doctors Die – The Health Care Blog Faced with terminal illness, most doctors don’t get more care than the average person; they get less. Acquainted with the limits of modern medicine, they opt out of ICU heroics, instead choosing to go gently. Hands Off – New York Magazine A … Read More

Self-Help Extravaganza

It’s been said that self-help books are not born, they are spawned. The good news is all of these books can be summarized in a few sentences. In mere minutes you’ll become a mindful, positive, habit-forming boss who runs his life like a business and can afford to spend the … Read More

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