Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2014«

Lean In | Notes & Review

January 27, 2014


Sheryl Sandberg. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 (228 pages) & Introduction: Internalizing the Revolution It is time for us to face the fact that our revolution has stalled. The promise of equality is not the same as true equality. | A truly equal world would […]

The New Business Toolbox: Help Your Business Do It Right The First Time

January 26, 2014


Lesson One: The Business Model Being an entrepreneur — being a freelancer, starting something — is one of the highest impact things you can do. It’s your chance to make a dent in the universe. There are two elements that matter a lot: You’re in charge. You get to decide what’s next. You’re going to […]

TED | Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

January 18, 2014


When I was seven years old and my sister was just five years old, we were playing on top of a bunk bed. I was two years older than my sister at the time — I mean, I’m two years older than her now — but at the time it meant she had to do […]

TED | Julia Sweeney: Letting go of God

January 15, 2014


On September 10, the morning of my seventh birthday, I came downstairs to the kitchen, where my mother was washing the dishes and my father was reading the paper or something, and I sort of presented myself to them in the doorway, and they said, “Hey, happy birthday!” And I said, “I’m seven.” And my […]

The Last Word | Notes & Review

January 7, 2014


N.T. Wright. The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture. HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. (146 pages) Preface to the American Edition Taken as a whole, the church clearly can’t live without the Bible, but it doesn’t seem to have much idea of how to live with it. (ix) The […]

TED | Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems…palsy is just one

January 6, 2014


My name is Maysoon Zayid, and I am not drunk, but the doctor who delivered me was. He cut my mom six different times in six different directions, suffocating poor little me in the process. As a result, I have cerebral palsy, which means I shake all the time. Look. It’s exhausting. I’m like Shakira, […]

TED | William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

January 6, 2014


The great texts of the ancient world don’t survive to us in their original form. They survive because medieval scribes copied them and copied them and copied them. And so it is with Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician. Everything we know about Archimedes as a mathematician we know about because of just three books, and […]