Wally Bock: By and about leaders. The Hammock Papers has an important thought by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Sippican Cottage, who knows furniture making, looks at "Un Trabajo Feliz." Political Calculations looks at the real estate market. Crazy Russian Hacker on how to cook bacon. Show More Summary
Will $19 billion hedge fund firm Farallon Capital Management become the Bain Capital of the 2014 election cycle.
Even as their big competitors are awash in capital, many locally owned businesses are struggling to secure the financing they need to grow. Since 2000, bank lending to large businesses is up 36 percent, while small business loan volume...Show More Summary
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Wonkbook’s Number of the Day: 397.7 million. That's the U.S. supply of crude oil in barrels, the highest value since the Great […]
You can still get even... but you can also get mad. Think about remarkably successful entrepreneurs. They're logical. They're rational. In the face of crisis or danger or even gross incompetence, they remain steely-eyed, focused, and on point. Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, For most of Canada's existence, it has been regarded as the weak neighbor to the north by most Americans. Well, that has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. Back...Show More Summary
The man was a genius. Two brief examples from "Julius Caesar" and "Henry V."
If you're satisfied just to keep pace with your competitors, eventually they're going to pass you by permanently. This isn’t the first time I’ve written about an awesome innovation from Amazon. I would stop if they would stop. WhileShow More Summary
Yes, it's climate change. Yes, we're causing it. And yes, it's ruining our planet, as this video shows.
It's a classic tale: A hot startup is acquired by a larger company, the startup falls apart, and everyone asks what happened. For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately, the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. Show More Summary
Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant, center, is fighting to bring a $15-an-hour minimum wage to all workers in the city. Photo by Flickr user Shannon Kringen. Editor’s Note: Kshama Sawant is a Seattle councilwoman. And a Socialist. She...Show More Summary
Back in 2012, 3300 Washington Street in Presidio Heights was an impressive 3-bed, 3-bath with 3,800 square feet of space that sold for $3.995 million. A mere two years later, the house is...
Image courtesy of Steve Hess Top Economists Say War Is Bad for the Economy Preface: Many Americans – including influential economists and talking heads - still wrongly assume that war is good for the economy. Many congressmen assume that cutting pork-barrel military spending would hurt their constituents’ jobs. Show More Summary
Wind power panels designed by Murtada Alkaabi can be incorporated into buildings, making them convenient for cities. The typical wind turbine keeps getting bigger. One recent design is more than 700 feet tall and can power over 7,500 homes. Show More Summary
Policymakers Are Blowing Bubbles Again Many hard-working Americans are scratching their collective heads about the following questions: Why have stocks performed in a manner that seems to be out of step with the relatively slow pace of economic expansion? Why has the economic recovery failed to gain traction, even though the peak of the financial crisis occurred almost [...]
Yesterday Youtube channel Unofficially Apple leaked the company's cheesy promo video for its Norman Foster-designed, supernaturally smooth, mothership HQ in Cupertino, Calif. Though video has since been taken down—a low-quality version is out there—Architizer caught some screenshots and quotes, like...
The marketing company's viral videos have generated millions of laughs (and dollars) by shocking the bejeezus out of viewers. Before 20th Century Fox released the film Devil's Due in January, New York City-based Thinkmodo built a robotic, but realistic, devil baby and left its stroller unattended on the streets of Manhattan. Show More Summary
For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. More often than not the results of these acquisitions are disappointing....Show More Summary
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Wonkbook’s Number of the Day: One in two U.S. newborn babies is a minority, a new report says. Wonkbook’s Chart of the Day: These […]