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1/6/2014 - The Unlikely Ascent of Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Founder

1/6/2014 - The Unlikely Ascent of Jack Ma, Alibaba’s Founder | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Jack Ma began his career as an English teacher. Today, two of his websites account for more than half of the packages shipped through China’s postal system.
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1/6/2014 - Luis Suarez - Portrait of a Serial Winner

1/6/2014 - Luis Suarez - Portrait of a Serial Winner | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A journey in pursuit of Luis Suarez, who -- when he's not biting opponents -- is the most beautiful player in the game.
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1/6/2014 - Maya Angelou interviewed by George Plimpton.

1/6/2014 - Maya Angelou interviewed by George Plimpton. | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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6/10/2013 - Interesting profile of Go Pro CEO / Founder Nick Woodman

6/10/2013 - Interesting profile of Go Pro CEO / Founder Nick Woodman | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it

Thirty years later, Woodman is still in Silicon Valley, but he’s tan and fit and has a cheeky freckled grin that suggests he’s living the good life. He should be grinning. He’s the founder and CEO of GoPro—one of the world’s fastest growing camera companies, now worth an estimated $2.25 billion. He’s created a device that helps people capture and share their passions from the North Shore and way beyond. 

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6/10/2013 - Idris Elba Cover Story - GQ October 2013

6/10/2013 - Idris Elba Cover Story - GQ October 2013 | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
From The Wire to Pacific Rim to this fall's Mandela, Elba is the solitary man who always draws a crowd
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29/09/2013 -All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go | Ann Friedman | The Baffler

29/09/2013 -All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go | Ann Friedman | The Baffler | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it

In a jobs economy that has become something of a grim joke, nothing seems quite so bleak as the digital job seeker’s all-but-obligatory LinkedIn account. In the decade since the site launched publicly with a mission “to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful

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29/09/2013 - Why I Love Airline Food

29/09/2013 - Why I Love Airline Food | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Each Friday, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit their online magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter.
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29/09/2013 - The story of how the most famous portrait of a young Chinua Achebe was taken

29/09/2013 - The story of how the most famous portrait of a young Chinua Achebe was taken | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
When the great Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe died this April, one of the photographs used repeatedly to illustrate stories or obituaries was a portrait taken of him in 1959 by the American photogra...
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MUST READ -> Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity (8/9/2013)

MUST READ -> Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity (8/9/2013) | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
An aggressive program intended to foster female success brought improvements, but also resentment and uncertainty.
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8/9/2013 - The Dame of Dictionaries

8/9/2013 - The Dame of Dictionaries | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A woman turns her passion for words into one of the world’s preeminent dictionary collections, filling her West Village home to the bursting point with some 20,000 titles.
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8/9/2013 - The truth about football agents

8/9/2013 - The truth about football agents | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Football agents, for many, epitomise everything wrong with the game today. But they are are motivated by their client's welfare, not by money, they argue. Interviews by Mark Bailey.
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1/9/2013 - Return to the rainforest - a son's search for his Amazonian mother

1/9/2013 - Return to the rainforest - a son's search for his Amazonian mother | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
David Good was raised in the US, but his mother was an Amazonian tribeswoman living in a remote part of the Amazon jungle. After almost 20 years apart, he decided to find her.
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1/9/2013 - Fela Kuti: Chronicle of A Life Foretold

1/9/2013 -  Fela Kuti: Chronicle of A Life Foretold | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
When Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died in August 1997, Nigeria lost one of its most controversial and inspirational cultural figures. Here, the Africa-based writer Lindsay Barrett maps the extraordinary trajectory of Fela's life, detailing the emergence of his patented brand of Afrobeat, his anarchic lifestyle, and the ongoing battles with the Nigerian authorities.
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1/6/2014 - Killing me falsely : A modern tale of life, death, and morbid Google searches

1/6/2014 - Killing me falsely : A modern tale of life, death, and morbid Google searches | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A modern tale of life, death, and morbid Google searches.
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1/6/2014 - The history of the 7-day week

1/6/2014 - The history of the 7-day week | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
For eons, all manner of animals have lived their lives according to the cycles of the Earth’s rotation on its axis, the moon’s orbit around the Earth, and the Earth’s orbit around the sun. But why do we observe the week? The pattern of living on a seven-day cycle—with one...
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6/10/2013 - The Enigma of Chinese Medicine

6/10/2013 - The Enigma of Chinese Medicine | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
If a system of medical treatment practiced for thousands of years can’t meet Western scientific standards, should it be dismissed?
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6/10/2013 - Messi in Kolkata

6/10/2013 - Messi in Kolkata | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it

With such easy televised access to glamorous European football, many fans treat the domestic league like a bumbling old friend from school—an object of affection, but not something to take seriously. It’s not an unreasonable attitude. Why brave dilapidated grounds to watch muddy dirges of football matches when the Champions League is available from your sofa?

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6/10/2013 - Why Do We Eat Popcorn at the Movies?

6/10/2013 - Why Do We Eat Popcorn at the Movies? | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
The movie theater's most popular concession wasn't always associated with the movies--in fact, it used to be explicitly banned
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29/09/2013 - Libya: In Search of a Strongman by Nicolas Pelham | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

29/09/2013 - Libya: In Search of a Strongman by Nicolas Pelham | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it

Libyans overwhelmingly aspire to the dream of a new democratic order that animated the ideals of the revolution. But increasingly many consider such a system too delicate to overcome the country’s deep fissures. Since antiquity Libya has been a composite of separate principalities

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29/09/2013 - The CIA’s Most Highly-Trained Spies Weren’t Even Human

29/09/2013 - The CIA’s Most Highly-Trained Spies Weren’t Even Human | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
As a former trainer reveals, the U.S. government deployed nonhuman operatives—ravens, pigeons, even cats—to spy on cold war adversaries
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This is a scary read for parents - raising teenagers in an Internet age (8/9/2013)

This is a scary read for parents - raising teenagers in an Internet age (8/9/2013) | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
The boy addicted to porn; the girl who let herself be gang raped to get her BlackBerry back… Tim Adams talks to Beeban Kidron about her sobering new film about British teenagers online
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8/9/2013 - Where Julian Assange Lies in Wait—and What He’s Planning Next

8/9/2013 - Where Julian Assange Lies in Wait—and What He’s Planning Next | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Speaking to many former colleagues, friends, and supporters of Assange, Sarah Ellison gets insight into his Ecuador hideout.
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8/9/2013 - A Brief History of the Hashtag, and Other Unusual Punctuation Marks

8/9/2013 - A Brief History of the Hashtag, and Other Unusual Punctuation Marks | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
The stories behind the octothorpe, the pilcrow, the ampersand, the manicule, and the diple.
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8/9/2013 - The truth is out there - looking back at the X-Files on its 20th anniversary

8/9/2013 - The truth is out there - looking back at the X-Files on its 20th anniversary | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Looking back at The X-Files on its 20th anniversary.
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1/9/2013 - Now that he has emerged from the shadow of Nadal and Federer, can Djokovic learn to act like a champion

1/9/2013 - Now that he has emerged from the shadow of Nadal and Federer, can Djokovic learn to act like a champion | Kenyan Pundits Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
For eighty-five weeks, Novak Djokovic has been the No. 1 tennis player in the world. But while he is dominant, he is not universally adored. His showy personality and subtle game are a niche taste.
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