Posts Tagged ‘history’

CM 065: Tim Wu on Reclaiming Our Attention

What is the hidden impact of constant demands on our attention? How does it affect how we think, how we act, and how we live? We have clickbait on our mobile devices and computer screens, ads on buses, and commercials on radio and TV. But as Tim Wu, author and Professor at Columbia University Law…

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CM 049: Arun Sundararajan on the Sharing Economy

We all share, but today, millions get paid for it. Is this new trend just a fad or is it radical rethink for how we work? When we catch a ride with an Uber driver or contract with someone on Upwork, we marvel at the convenience. What we often overlook is the amount of trust…

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Beautiful Writing Must Be Shared

Sometimes I read a passage in a book and the writing takes my breath away. When that happens, I want to read it out loud to as many people as will listen. Here’s a slice of beautiful writing from Helen Macdonald’s book, H is for Hawk – a terrific book (with lots of incredible passages) about grief, training a…

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The Power of a Good Story

This past week I stood in front of a painting I’ve wanted to see in person for nearly three decades. Picasso’s Guernica. It was an incredible feeling. Like looking back on someone – me – from another place and time. I realized how much of me was tied to that painting. And it all started with…

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