Wow

February 25th, 2019

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Does the Cartesian coordinate system explain the rise of religious “nones?” Maybe.

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Rough-Hewn Lives

February 18th, 2019

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In explaining their destiny, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln both quoted the same line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, / Rough-hew them how we will.” They went through a lot of rough patches.

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Sculpting A Life

February 11th, 2019

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Michelangelo said “every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” That’s a good way to imagine my life’s work.

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At its peak, General Electric was the most valuable company in the U.S., worth nearly $600 billion in August 2000. Today it’s worth a tenth of that. What went wrong?

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