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Best Of the Web: Natural Hair Re-Growth, New Apple iOS and “The Rock” As President…

September 20, 2018 Bilal 0

I’ve gone through hundreds and hundreds of articles and picked out the best. There’s 40 in all with links and brief summaries. Enjoy! The new iPhone iOS upgrade is great… 19 Things You Can Do in iOS 12 That You Couldn’t Do Before The update has a bunch of new features from the “Memojis” (you create your own emojis) to better battery life and notification management to the ability to track how much time to spend on your phone (ScreenTime).I particularly like (9), which  is the new app called “Measure” that allows you to use the in-built AR to point […]

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7 Must-Read Books About Agile Project Management for Startup Leaders

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

7 Must-Read Books About Agile Project Management for Startup Leaders https://ift.tt/2wHRBrl Sharing thoughts, experiences, and ideas with the whole world has never been easier than it is now. At the same time, it’s becoming increasingly harder to find information that is truly useful among all the empty chatter. This article is an exception — it will tell you which books you should read if you want to learn more about the Agile way of running a business, when you should read them, and what exactly you’ll learn from them. No more, no less. So let’s get to it. 1. “The Lean Startup” […]

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What Your New Roommate’s Favorite Book Says About Them

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

What Your New Roommate’s Favorite Book Says About Them https://ift.tt/2NKHJ7A Ah, the first day of college. You obtain a cheery map and find your way to your dorm room. You are either the first or the second one there. Your parents are with you, or they are not. You have probably already corresponded with your roommate online, or at least stalked them, because it is 2018, and you need to know what you’re getting into—but now, at last, you are face to furiously washed face. They say hello. They hang a poster. You recognize it as either Klimt or Trainspotting or […]

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More classics (and other novels) for economists

September 4, 2018 Bilal 0

More classics (and other novels) for economists https://ift.tt/2oAUerq Yesterday I reposted my 2013 list of classic novels for economists. Commenters on the post and many people on Twitter offered other suggestions. Here they are. First, classic novels: Balzac – Alexandre Delaigue & others mentioned Le Père Goriot (cited by Thomas Piketty) and Eugenie Grandet was recommended by Rebecca Spang (about greed, speculation and coins). -30% P`ere Goriot (Oxford World’s Classics) Price: £5.59Was: £7.99 -10% Eugenie Grandet (Classics) Price: £8.99Was: £9.99Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (of course! how could I have omitted it. Thanks Stephen Kinsella. -35% Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Penguin […]

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The 32-year-old millionaire founder of $3.75 billion Box thinks everyone needs to read these two books (BOX)

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

The 32-year-old millionaire founder of $3.75 billion Box thinks everyone needs to read these two books (BOX) https://ift.tt/2PqnDzV Flickr/ TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 Box CEO Aaron Levie may have made his millions helping companies move their data to the cloud, but the 32-year-old founder still takes the time to sit down and read a book. As the leader of a 1,960-person workforce with $500 million in annual revenue, it’s up to Levie to set the tone at Box. So, even though Levie is known widely as the funniest CEO in enterprise tech, it’s no surprise that his books of choice are actually quite […]

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Weekend Reading: Robert Allen on Japan

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

Weekend Reading: Robert Allen on Japan https://ift.tt/2C95o0h Weekend Reading: On Japan: Robert Allen** (2013) Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Oxford: Oxford University Press: ) https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0199596654: On Japan: "Japan is a particularly interesting case, for it was the first Asian country to catch up with the West… …Japanese history is divided into four periods: Tokugawa (1603–1868), when the country was governed by Tokugawa shoguns; Meiji (1868–1905), when power was returned to the Emperor Meiji and economic modernization began; Imperial (1905–40), when heavy industries were founded; and, finally, the Era of High Speed Growth (1950–90), when Japan […]

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Classics for Economists | The Enlightened Economist

September 3, 2018 Bilal 0

Classics for Economists | The Enlightened Economist https://ift.tt/2wzmY8i Courtesy of Elizabeth Baldwin at Oxford, I was reminded of a list of classic novels economists should read, something I posted here a few years ago. I had forgotten about it, and must immodestly say it’s a great list. Here it is again, below. However, it could be better. Even in my own cultural tradition, I haven’t read the great Russian authors on the whole. Which of those are particularly economics-relevant? I hate Henry James and Dickens (school aversion therapy) but accept novels like Little Dorrit could count. What about African, Indian, […]