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To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure

Henry Petroski
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March 14, 2017

When something fails we are quick to blame the design or engineers that built them but upon a closer look a wider canvas emerges that often leads to other issues.  ...

Henry Petroski

The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

Henry T. Greely
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March 7, 2017

Sexless reproduction, once the talk of science fiction is likely to become a reality in the next three to four decades. With the advances in genetic and bioscience, prospective parents will be able to select from the hundreds or thousands the most favorable embryo and improve the genetic outco...

Henry T. Greely

Knowing and Acting in Medicine

Robyn Bluhm
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March 1, 2017

Practitioners of philosophy and medicine have always looked at each other for inspiration but in the recent decades the growing overlap has led to the development of philosophy of medicine.  ...

Robyn Bluhm

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

Michael Booth
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February 13, 2017

Societies and governments around the world are looking for ways to improve and often Scandinavian model of economic and social structure gets plenty of attention. Survey after survey do their part in keeping up the perception of “heightened bliss” in the similar but still distinct communities ...

Michael Booth

Remembering Akbar: Inside the Iranian Revolution

Behrooz Ghamari
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February 10, 2017

As the cold war entered in the late seventies, the venue shifted to Middle East and especially to Iran and Iraq as Western nations divided the region to friends and enemies to maintain the supply of oil, the commodity that drove the much of the economic engine.  ...

Behrooz Ghamari

Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis

Mark K. Shriver
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February 9, 2017

2,000 year old religious institution Catholic Church has seen its share of trouble in the last two decades. Author Mark Shriver, the lifelong Catholic and the nephew of John F. Kennedy – America’s only Catholic president – found himself increasingly disconnected from the Church until the appoi...

Mark K. Shriver

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

Verne Harnish
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February 7, 2017

Managing growth has not always been easy for most entrepreneurs. There are about 28 million firms in the U.S. and only 17,000 surpass $50 million in sales and 2,500 pass $500 million.  ...

Verne Harnish

The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It

Shawn Lawrence Otto
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January 31, 2017

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Shawn Lawrence Otto

The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution

John Oller
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January 27, 2017

Francis Marion, though the subject of Television series and a movie, was rarely the focus of historians. General Marion, a National Hero is also credited for adopting the guerilla warfare tactics from the Cherokee in successfully repealing British Army during the American Revolution.          ...

John Oller

The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate

Lee van der Voo
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January 23, 2017

When consumers think of seafood they seem to forget fishing, but that is precisely what they should be thinking of. Since the 90s, and increasingly in the last 15 years, the U.S. government has been privatizing fisheries, one of the most precious natural resources of the nation, with mixed res...

Lee van der Voo

Sinews of Power: The Politics of the State Grid Corporation of China

Yi-Chong Xu
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January 18, 2017

Electricity is one of the most basic advances of modern times that we tend to take for granted. Yet, producing and distributing electricity is capital intensive and demands a fine blend of engineering skills and business savvy. State Grid Corporation of China, although government owned and con...

Yi-Chong Xu

An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

Marc Levinson
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January 17, 2017

In the last four decades, the United States and other developed nations have struggled to revive economic growth above 3%. Politicians and economists of all stripes have tried Keynesian stimulus, price controls, and conservative solutions ranging from free market incentives to privatization. W...

Marc Levinson

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

Marc Levinson
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January 17, 2017

When we see a container we tend to ignore it but that aluminum box with no eye appeal managed to make world smaller and the world economy bigger.  ...

Marc Levinson

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

Tom Mueller
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January 13, 2017

For centuries olive oil has been sought after in the Mediterranean world for its nutritive and culinary properties. Extracted from fruit, unlike other vegetable oils derived from seeds, olive oil has unique properties in taste, flavor and nutrition. With the advent of globalization in the rece...

Tom Mueller

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Jessica Lahey
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January 5, 2017

In today’s success-focused culture, many parents assume a rather active role in projecting the early success of their children, all too often with devastating consequences. Jessica Lahey, an educator, speaker and author with a vast experience at both middle and high school level, urges overpro...

Jessica Lahey

The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

David Biello
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January 3, 2017

Humans, undoubtedly the most invasive species to have inhabited the Earth, have been transforming the planet for thousands of years, not always by design. This transformative human force influences other co-existing living forms and long-term outcomes in ways that are often too hard to perceiv...

David Biello

Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent

Sydney Finkelstein
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November 18, 2016

Why are some bosses good at gaining support from their team and reaching new heights? How do they become superbosses in the process? Sydney Finkelstein, Professor of Strategy and Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, explains how superbosses utilize the talent of thei...

Sydney Finkelstein

Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results

Christina R Wodtke
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November 16, 2016

When businesses succeed, they do so by setting goals and achieving milestones, but, most importantly, by focusing on key results as a way to measure progress. However, many startups and organizations get distracted, and there are plenty of diversions even for the most disciplined ones. Christi...

Christina R Wodtke

Mary McGrory: The Trailblazing Columnist Who Stood Washington on Its Head

John Norris
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November 4, 2016

Mary McGrory was the singular feminine voice from the highest perches of politics and she didn’t reach there by luck. John Norris, the executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at American Progress, in an interview with Readara offers the context in which Mary...

John Norris

The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

David Talbot
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October 25, 2016

Allen Welch Dulles, the distinguished Wall Street lawyer and son of a prominent family, rose to the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency at a very young age. With the help of John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State and Allen Dulles’ brother, the longest-serving chief of the CIA molded the se...

David Talbot