Wole Soyinka does not approve of the push for Chinua Achebe to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize for Literature, and he doesn’t appreciate fan letters asking for his support to that end. “How did creative valuation descend to such banality?” Soyinka remarks in an interview with SaharaReporters. “Do these people know what they’re doing [...]Show More Summary
Nobel prize winning author and lacklustre dissident Mo Yan has bought a house, state media is reporting. [ more › ]
By CFA Institute Contributors: By Ron Rimkus, CFA Delegates at the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Singapore were treated to a discourse on rational expectations and ambiguity from Nobel Prize winner Thomas Sargent, the William R. Show More Summary
Some in the literary world are pushing for the late Chinua Achebe to be awarded a posthumous Nobel prize for literature, and fellow Nigerian author Wole Soyinka has had enough. He says the calls have "gone beyond 'sickening'" and become...Show More Summary
It’s just over an hour long, but I still think you should all stop for a bit and have a listen to Professor Schmidt today. It’s on a fascinating subject, and Professor Schmidt is a great speaker. He’s got a Nobel prize, and if you can’t put an hour aside to learn something from a Canberran [...]
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature will only be announced in October, but previously the Swedish Academy -- who select the winner -- had revealed that 195 eligible names were submitted for consideration, of which 48 were first-timers...Show More Summary
Five writers have already been selected as candidates for the 2013 Nobel Prize, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy revealed via a Twitter dispatch today. Who do you think made the top secret list of finalists? The Nobel Prizes in other disciplines will be revealed between October 7 and October 14. Show More Summary
In 1953, the celebrated chemist Linus Pauling, already on track for a Nobel Prize for his work on chemical bonds, solved a major biochemical mystery by figuring out the structure of DNA—but his solution was utterly wrong. Later thatShow More Summary
Primeridian Entertainment has hired Cyrus Nowrasteh to write and direct a film on Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Producing will be Primeridian’s Arcadiy Golubovich and Tim O’Hair who’ll provide equity financing for their first feature under the banner. Show More Summary
As pressures mount in Washington for a more aggressive American involvement on behalf of at least some rebel groups in Syria, President Obama has seemed intent on proving the Nobel committee was farsighted in awarding him its peace prize four years ago.
As pressures mount in Washington for a more aggressive American involvement on behalf of at least some rebel groups in Syria, President Obama has seemed...
American Enterprise Institute Podcast: Tax Policy and the Nobel Prize: What will you do with your Nobel Prize Money? On the latest episode of Banter, AEI economist Aparna Mathur discusses the tax policy surrounding academic, scientific, and philanthropic prize winnings. America is the only country that taxes these earnings and...
10. Obama admires Abraham Lincoln. 9. Saul Alinsky died in 1972. 8. Campaign 2012 was an aberration. 7. “Punish your enemies” was an aberration. 6. Nobel Peace Prize 5. Campaign 2008 was an aberration. 4. Obama taught Constitutional Law. 3. Show More Summary
Not content with its dominance in the gadget market, South Korea's Samsung Group is putting its deep pockets to use with a research foundation that it hopes will foster Nobel prize winners.
Today, you can watch the hedge fund activists at work, pushing and shoving, cajoling managements, boards of directors, and other shareholders into waking up about the need to speak up, act up, go on the assault.
Last month, I interviewed psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 and recently authored the book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman has been a pioneer in the field of behavioral psychology, changing the way we think about human behavior. Show More Summary
Last month, I interviewed psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 and recently authored the book Thinking, Fast and Slow. In this clip, Kahneman and I discusses the idea of the "wisdom of crowds." Have...Show More Summary
Joe Madden, a pioneer in the North American Greenhouse Gas Markets, and Jeff Cohen, a 2008 Nobel Peace Prize honoree, created EOS Climate in 2009. Their mission is to tackle climate change by managing greenhouse gases with market-based approaches. The post SBIO 2013 Semi-Finalist Interview: EOS Climate appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.
What would we do without Nobel Prize winners?
By Frank Moraes If I found myself in charge of a new country after a coup d'etat, and was limited to a single economist to help me build the new country, I wouldn't want some Nobel Prize winner—not even someone like Paul Krugman. The...Show More Summary