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Execupundit.com: Crossen's Picks: 2010 Books

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Monday, February 07, 2011 Crossens Picks: 2010 Books Responding to a readers question, Cynthia Crossen listed the best books by women in 2010.

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From 2010: A General Mattis Christmas Story

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Cyber Wars

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Stuxnet, a computer virus that can infiltrate highly secure computers not connected to the Internet, a feat previously believed to be virtually impossible, entered the global political arena more than a year ago, in June 2010. The virus had attacked computers at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility, where scientists are enriching uranium, and manipulated the centrifuges to make them self-destruct. The attack penetrated into the heart of the Iranian nuclear program.

Execupundit.com: Middle Earth Update

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Monday, February 07, 2011 Middle Earth Update "The Hobbit": They start filming in March.

Judgment in the Publishing Houses

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From 2010: A list of 15 science fiction and fantasy classics that were rejected by publishers

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Remember Molly Norris

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In September of 2010, Seattle Weekly announced that its cartoonist, Molly Norris, had "gone ghost." Well, here''s my story. It''s not specifically about Yale''s cowardice , but close enough. The FBI had said that it could not protect her from all the threats she was receiving.

Fighting Procrastination

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Read all of the 2010 David McRaney essay here You weigh yourself. You buy a workout DVD. You order a set of weights. One day you have the choice between running around the block or watching a movie, and you choose the movie.

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The Indebted States

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Pappas’s first report, issued in 2010, estimated the total state and local debt at $56 billion for the county’s 5.6 Maria Pappas, the treasurer of Cook County, Illinois, got tired of being asked why local taxes kept rising.

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It was May 30, 2010. Alan Clay woke up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He had spent two days on planes to get there. From A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

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Sun Could Set Suddenly If Debt Bites

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This 2010 article by Niall Ferguson in The Australian remains as thought-provoking today as then, if not more so. An excerpt: We naturally tend to assume that in our own time, too, history will move cyclically, and slowly.

Miscellaneous and Fast

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2010) George Will on Obamacare and the origination clause. Wally Bock : Leadership reading to start your week. Maggie''s Farm has a great picture of a deer stand. The Telegraph : A tribute to Kubrick''s Paths of Glory. Media vegan Joseph Epstein discusses his reading habits. Micah Mattix on the letters of Robert Frost. The New Republic : What we need to know about the outbreak of MERS. Althouse has brief video of the Baltimore sinkhole. Watch it to the end

Just Another Day in North Korea

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Beginning in 2010, senior North Korean officials started dying “under mysterious circumstances.” As Bechtol points out, these “forcible removals” looked as if they were staged to open up vacancies in the regime; in fact, the number of executions tripled in 2010 over 2009, with at least 60 performed in public From The Weekly Standard review of Bruce Bechtol''s The Last Days of Kim Jong-il.

Cinderella Story

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Sometime in, I''m going to say, late 2010, a couple of reviews started appearing, and I gather that an editor at UChicago Press read some of the reviews, then read the book, and then got into contact with us. Books and Culture : A 2012 interview with Sergio De La Pava, the author of A Naked Singularity. An excerpt: When did you initially write A Naked Singularity ? I originally self-published it in late 2008. How did University of Chicago Press pick it up?

Prague as a Drug Oasis

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Since 2010, Czech authorities have no longer treated possession of narcotics or psychotropic substances in small quantities as a criminal offense, but rather as a misdemeanor subject to a maximum fine of €600. Many years ago, the police gave up issuing warnings to everyone who took a toke on a joint. Unable to stop the practice, the government decided it should at least regulate it.

Execupundit.com: Quote of the Day

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Quote of the Day Ive said to my wife repeatedly, I just want on my gravestone, He loved dogs and Bueller, Bueller. -

Execupundit.com: Time to Get Creative

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Time to Get Creative At Psychology Today , Mark Batey argues that creativity is the number one skill for the 21st century. My pick: Street smarts.

Execupundit.com: How It Happened

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Monday, February 07, 2011 How It Happened This will keep you up nights. You can find the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report here.

Execupundit.com: Quote of the Day

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Wednesday, February 09, 2011 Quote of the Day I look better, feel better, make love better and Ill tell you something else.I never lied better.

Execupundit.com: Reagan Remembered

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Reagan Remembered Historian Edmund Morris on five myths about Ronald Reagan : 5. He was an "amiable dunce." Yeah, right, Clark Clifford.

Fax On

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With eFax as the company''s flagship Internet service, j2 Global''s subscriber revenues are up nearly 40% since 2010 to more than $350 million Kurt Wagner at Fortune on why the fax machine refuses to die. An excerpt: Industries like finance, law, and health care have long used the fax machine and continue to do so today, says Weilerstein.

Execupundit.com: "Cybercrime Central"

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Tuesday, February 08, 2011 "Cybercrime Central" Among law enforcement officials around the world, the city of 120,000 has a nickname: Hackerville.

Execupundit.com: "The Youth Unemployment Bomb"

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Execupundit.com: Thoughts from Big Spaceship

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Thoughts from Big Spaceship There are a couple of great rules in this post by Miki Saxon. Read them. Remember them. Live them.

Taking Responsibility and the Book Biz

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After days of thought and worry, I made the decision on January 22nd, 2010 a little after 4:00 AM, on an exercise bike in my basement. Regardless of how you feel about publishers, e-books, the battle over the agency model, and the actions of the Justice Department, there is much to admire when a CEO takes personal responsibility. Here is Macmillan's CEO John Sargent describing his decision: It is also hard to settle a lawsuit when you know you have done no wrong.

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Execupundit.com: Darwin and the Big Wave Surfer

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Darwin and the Big Wave Surfer From William Langwiesches article in Vanity Fair : The problem is that there are too many surfers in the world and too few good waves to ride.

Miscellaneous and Fast

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From 2010 : Joseph Epstein discusses what he reads and declares himself a media vegan. Lolly Daskal on the leadership principles of Leonardo da Vinci. Cultural Offering is collecting views from your desk. Dave Van Ronk : " He Was a Friend of Mine." Wally Bock has some weekend imagination igniters. The trailer for " The Prestige." FutureLawyer notes some software for cleaning your computer. Tanmay Vora considers comprehension and meaning. The trailer for " Fast Five."

"Heart of Dark Chocolate"

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Read the rest of the September 13, 2010 Outside magazine article here This incredibly rare and expensive chocolate was produced by the venerable firm of Felchlin, which claimed that it was unique in the world, made from an ancient strain of cacao native to the Bolivian Amazon—i.e., wild cacao, au naturel, unmolested by millennia of botanical tinkering. It hit me with an intense nuttiness, but without the slightest hint of bitterness, a combination I'd never experienced.

West Texas

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In a 2010 interview, the Governor of Texas recalls his childhood : The people who were adults that lived through the early fifties in West Texas, I think, are some of the most principled, disciplined people in the world, and faithful. Because every day they got up, it was dry. And the wind and the sandstorms. This was before the days of deep tilling, and the sky would become like before dawn in its darkness—and this is in the middle of the day.

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Gratitude - 2010

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Gratitude - 2010 I am filled with gratefulness as I think about 2010 coming to an end. Tags: 2010 , Gratefulness , Gratitude , Round Up Round Ups , Social Media | Tanmay December 31, 2010 3 Comments By Phil Gerbyshak , December 31, 2010 @ 7:36 pm Tanmay - It’s been my pleasure to get to know you during 2010.

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A crisis exposes character or the lack of it. Our reaction is important. Our recent history requires a response; a correction; a change in the status quo. If we are thinking more-of-the-same or merely upping our game then we are destined to fail again. On the other hand if we are looking to change our games or approach, then we have a way forward.

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As noted here every year, easily one of the most gratifying aspects of authoring a site like this is the interaction offered by visitors from around the world. They present thoughtful and engaging comments from which we all learn so much, as well as offering us the opportunity to discover additional value on many of the contributors’ own web sites.

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