Monthly Archives: October 2011

China: Steve Jobs death doesnt absolve Apple | GlobalPost

Steve Jobs leaves an intensely complicated legacy in China, with legions of devoted Apple fans. But there are also scores of workers who were churned through the gadget production machine, some seriously injured, while making those products. Jobs himself never responded to their … Continue reading

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‘Complexity’ Predicts Nations’ Future Growth – Real Time Economics – WSJ

Economists at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have just released what they claim to be the crystal ball of economics: a model for predicting a nation’s future growth more accurately than any other techniques out there. “The Atlas … Continue reading

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NIMH · Our brains are made of the same stuff, despite DNA differences

Despite vast differences in the genetic code across individuals and ethnicities, the human brain shows a “consistent molecular architecture,” say researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. The finding is from a pair of studies that have created databases … Continue reading

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Make study more effective, the easy way « Mind Hacks

A classic experiment by Hyde and Jenkins (1973) illustrates this. These researchers gave participants lists of words, which they later tested recall of, as their memory items. To affect their thinking about the words, half the participants were told to … Continue reading

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Why conviction drives innovation more than creativity – Fortune Tech

Yes, creativity can lead to a surplus of original ideas. But when it comes time to sell those concepts internally, and then later take those ideas to market, creativity is not enough. More important is conviction. Look at the most-admired … Continue reading

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Apple’s Marketing Playbook Was Written in the 1920s – Steve Blank – Business – The Atlantic

GM had one more trick to make this happen. Within each brand, the top of the line was just a bit less expensive than the lowest priced model of the next expensive brand. The goal was to convince the consumer … Continue reading

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5 things my 4-year-old taught me about technology — Tech News and Analysis

One of the great things about being a parent is that you get to see how kids use technology. I have a 4 year-old daughter who loves to mess around with my phone, watch videos on YouTube and play Angry … Continue reading

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