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The Perpetual Motion Machine Called Quora

Scribbled by: @stvmcg

There are brilliant people on Quora.

‘Twas the Crisis Before Christmas

Even Santa has a supply chain to manage.

By @KalvinFadakar

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all…

Be The Dumbest Person In The Room

Why Redbeacon Was More Valuable To Me Than College

Growing up I prided myself on being smart. I learned to read relatively early, excelled at math as a child, and passed enough AP tests in high school to enter college as a sophomore. All of my confidence would soon be crushed, however, when I became the dumbest person in the…

How did I get 1,000,000 views in 7 hours?

Scribbled by: @stvmcg

How did I get 1 million views and 2,000 unique visitors to Slingbot in 7 hours?

How to get a job at Google

Some advice from a Xoogler

I was a Googler for nearly five years, in the New York and London offices. During that time I interviewed…

Homage to Absinthe: Barcelona Revisited  

100 Years After its Ban in America — Absinthe Makes a Late, But Fashionable, Comeback 

Circular Architecture

In Dave Eggers’s Silicon Valley, where are the whiteboards and IKEA throw pillows?

Why I Hated Reading David Egger’s “The Circle”

Guilt or Disgust?

If I had been reading The Circle in a bound paper or hardback book (instead of on my Kindle and…

Twitter adds a dose of nearby nature #technobiophilia

Twitter’s new HQ on Market Street

Twitter’s new HQ on Market Street in San Francisco certainly has a…

The New Retirement Age Is Thirty

The Changing Face of Work

Growing up, assuming you came from a decent home, you probably watched your parents haul off to work every day so they could put food on the table, clothes on your back and a roof over your head. Or some variation of that theme.

But it probably never felt like your parents were stuck in an…

Jack Dorsey, Twitter, aspen trees, technobiophilia 

Co-founder of Twitter studied botanical illustration

Why Developing Serious Relationships in Your 20s Matters

Are you in your twenties? Are you an entrepreneur? Have you been told by your friends, your advisors, and your professional…

Seen by the State

Walking through the Stasi Museum while watched by the NSA

On January 15th, 1990, East Germans forced their way into the Ministry of State…

The Vicious ‘Circle’

Dave Eggers’s new book takes a dim view of life on the Internet

Look out, America; Dave Eggers is sounding the alarm. The titans of Silicon…

Doodle Your Way to Success

I always knew of the importance of visual thinking and had taken advantage of information graphics to speed up my learning curve on various topics, but had never…

The Ekalavya Effect: A Parable for Internet Learning

In the forest, Ekalavya diligently treated his clay image of Drona as his teacher and practiced the yoga of the bow, observing

How to Build a Happy and Effective Team

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove can help

Building a team that can tackle multiple projects and survive to thrive over time is…

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