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Canon Shows Off with “Prestigious Accolade”. Actually It Is Rather Embarrassing

Canon USA proudly announced yesterday that its parent company, Canon Inc., was praised by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2015. The company didn’t make it to the top 50, but it ranked 7th in the Computers category. Apple, Ranked #1 in the overall list as well as in the [...]Show More Summary

A Contest of Loons: CPAC Straw Poll Results

Here they are, folks, the straw poll results you've been waiting for! (What, you haven't been waiting for these?) These are the loons most admired by CPAC attendees this year: President: 1. Rand Paul 2. Scott Walker 3. Ted Cruz 4. Ben Carson 5. Jeb Bush UPDATE at 2/28/15 2:28:09 pm by Charles Johnson Here are the complete...

TV Club Classic: Doctor Who (Classic): “The Power Of Kroll”

The title monster in “The Power Of Kroll” is an awe-inspiring giant that spends most of its time mired deep in the muck of a moon-sized swamp. That’s kind of how I feel about the story itself, too. One of Doctor Who’s less admirableShow More Summary

We're all crying over the Spock funeral scene in 'Khan'

"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most human." With those words, Admiral James T. Kirk said a tearful goodbye to Spock in the 1982 film The Wrath of Khan. The emotional scene resurfaced Friday with newsShow More Summary

?Mega Buzz: What Could Derail Alicia's Campaign on The Good Wife?

The Good Wife is (finally!) back Sunday, and it's bringing back one of the show's most colorful clients, Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker). While the alleged (but acquitted) wife-killer has long been one of Alicia's biggest admirers in the courtroom, his return isn't so friendly. Show More Summary

People I Admire

I admire a few public figures intensely. Among those who are still around, the physicist Murray Gell-Mann makes that short list. Among the dear departed physicists are Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman. Politicians mostly make it to my list of … Continue reading ?

Fortune: We love you more than ever, Apple

Apple has once again been named Fortune’s “most admired” company. Having won for the past seven years in a row — and then proceeded to shatter its own records throughout 2014 — it’s no surprise that Cupertino would take the … Read more ›

Apple tops the list of the world’s most admired companies for 8th year running

Apple has topped the list of Fortune‘s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 8th consecutive year, with Google taking the number two slot occupied last year by Amazon, while investment company Berkshire Hathaway moved up one slot into third place. Apple received the top score in all nine categories of innovation, people management, […]

Apple tops Fortune's list of most admired companies

Fortune Magazine is out with its list of the world's most admired companies. The magazine's Chris Tkacyak joins CBSN with more on how the companies are ranked.

‘A Most Violent Year’ Helmer J.C. Chandor Signs With CAA

EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director J.C. Chandor just signed with CAA. The filmmaker moved after he exited the film Deepwater Horizon at Summit over creative differences. He had been repped by WME, and had a pretty admirable run there. Chandor...Show More Summary

The most admired people in the world

Admirable people can be world leaders, humanitarians, or movie stars. The common thread is that they're often making a difference in the world. International market research firm YouGov conducted a global poll people in 34 countries to come up with the most admired people in the world. Show More Summary

The Hidden Story of Harley Quinn and How She Became the Superhero World’s Most Successful Woman

The comics industry is in the midst of a golden age for admirable female role models. Every few months, we get more series starring women worth looking up to: superheroes who work to fight sexism in the workplace by day and evil by night, hard-boiled detectives who battle to avert... More »

Pekka Rinne makes highlight reel saves against Winnipeg

Rinne kills penalties with his head and toes! The Winnipeg Jets played admirably on Thursday for most of the first game after their big Evander Kane trade this week, but "admirably" won't cut it against the Nashville Predators. Because the Predators have Pekka Rinne. Show More Summary

Who are the people I most admire?

Last I looked, Elon Musk was a clear winner of the MR readers’s poll for “most admired.” Personally, I admire successful creators, scientists, and entrepreneurs a great deal, and Musk fits into those directions very well.  Still, the very top of my personal list would be shaped more by how much individuals had sacrificed.  Let […]

Who are the individuals you admire the most?

Yesterday a few of you asked me to run this poll.  Please leave your answers in the comments, I will report back.  I thank you all in advance for the wisdom of your responses.  And please restrict your answers to living people, or say anyone who has passed away in the last five years, so […]

What Do America's Most Admired Men and Women Say About America?

This is a month old, but Tyler Cowen happened to it highlight it today so I thought I'd pass it along. Here are America's most admired men and women and the end of 2014: I suppose there are no huge surprises here. Presidents and first ladies always do well. Show More Summary

“Loving” to Read

“We connect with books in an intellectual way, but the most valuable relationships we have with them are emotional; to say that you merely admire or respect a book is, on some level, to insult it. Feelings are so fundamental to literary life that it can be hard to imagine a way of relating to […]

Who are the most admired men in America today?

In order: 1. Barack Obama 2. Pope Francis 3. Bill Clinton 4. Rev. Billy Graham 5. George W. Bush 6. Ben Carson 7. Stephen Hawking 8. Bill Gates 9. Bill O’Reilly 10. Benjamin Netanyahu 11. Vladimir Putin The source is here.  If I understand the ranking system properly, #6-11 are basically tied. Given who is […]

Captures the Typical First-User Experience Well!

It has been my experience that most "QuickStart" guides do not accurately capture the typical experience of the first-time user. The Zelig Project, however, has a QuickStart guide that does so admirably and completely: [Installation and Quickstart — Zelig Project](http://docs.zeligproject.org/en/latest/installation_quickstart.html):

Brad Pitt Less Popular Than Putin In World’s Most Admired Man Poll

Brad Pitt might be a tad upset at coming after Russian President Vladimir Putin in the ranking for the World’s Most Admired Man. However, he will be pleased to hear his lovely wife, Angelina Jolie, is the most admired woman in Russia and, in fact, the entire world. Show More Summary

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