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What My Kickstarter Controversy Taught Me About Asking for Help

What My Kickstarter Controversy Taught Me About Asking for Help | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
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This Giant Tower In The Desert Could Generate As Much Power As The Hoover Dam

This Giant Tower In The Desert Could Generate As Much Power As The Hoover Dam | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower will generate huge amounts of power--if it's ever built.
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You Have a Right to Be Forgotten Online (Sorry, Google) & Other News You Can't Miss Today

You Have a Right to Be Forgotten Online (Sorry, Google) & Other News You Can't Miss Today | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
FORGET IT – If in the excitement of the early days of social media, you tended to post photos of drunken college parties, not all is lost for your online reputation – if you are a European resident.
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Advantages of Highly Ranked Business Schools

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Ever wonder what the real advantages are of going to a highly ranked business school?

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How Do You Bust A Market Myth? Lucratively

How Do You Bust A Market Myth? Lucratively | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

Myths can shut-down innovation and can encourage people to retain old habits. The bottom line is that a myth can be incredibly damaging to your company’s future.

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The fatter a company’s annual report, the shakier its stock price

The fatter a company’s annual report, the shakier its stock price | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

The researchers found that the size of a report was a better predictor of subsequent market volatility than traditional measures of readability.

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Lefties May Be Biased Toward the Left-Hand Side of the Ballot

Lefties May Be Biased Toward the Left-Hand Side of the Ballot | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
Democracy is more subliminal than you think.
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Most of what your doctor does, a robot can do better

Most of what your doctor does, a robot can do better | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

In Her, Spike Jonze’s Oscar-winning romance between a man and his operating system, we are pushed to reevaluate our relationships with computers.

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Inside the Military’s New Office for Cyborgs

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DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar tells Defense One that cutting-edge biology research is the future of national security -- and how we’ll get our Star Trek tricorders.

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Orthodontists Earn More Than CEOs: 10 Facts About Wages

Orthodontists Earn More Than CEOs: 10 Facts About Wages | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
The average orthodontist earns more per year than the typical chief executive, $196,270 versus $178,400, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
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Now, Americans can give money to as many politicians as they want

Now, Americans can give money to as many politicians as they want | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

If there's anything Americans love, it's money in politics. (They probably wouldn't admit it, but revealed preference—like the $7 billion spent on the 2012 federal elections—suggests as much.) 

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America's young workers: Destined for failure?

America's young workers: Destined for failure? | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
They face a very different economy than their parents' generation, so simply working hard and getting a good education is no longer enough.
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Debt Is Piling Up Faster for Most Graduate Students—but Not MBAs

Debt Is Piling Up Faster for Most Graduate Students—but Not MBAs | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
A New America Foundation study says typical graduating MBAs had the same debt in 2004 as in 2012; other graduate students bore heavier loads
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What the jihadists who bought “Islam for Dummies” on Amazon tell us about radicalisation

What the jihadists who bought “Islam for Dummies” on Amazon tell us about radicalisation | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it
Pretending that the danger comes only from the devout could cost lives.
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Why does Corporate Canada shun our soldiers?

Why does Corporate Canada shun our soldiers? | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

The expedition, which raised $1.75 million to help soldiers suffering from the physical and mental aftereffects of their military assignments, brought together injured soldiers and Canadian business leaders...

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The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty

The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

Last week, Africa Is a Country, a blog that documents and skewers Western misconceptions of Africa, ran a fascinating story about book design. It posted a collage of 36 covers of books that were either set in Africa or written by African writers.

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Your phone will read people’s emotions better than you ever could

Your phone will read people’s emotions better than you ever could | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

Computers stole your job; now they know your pain. Using a combination of facial recognition software and machine learning algorithms, researchers have trained computers to be dramatically better than humans at reading pained facial expressions.

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Two maps that show the evolution of global shipping

Two maps that show the evolution of global shipping | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

An assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, Ben Schmidt, has put together a few rather cool-looking maps that display the world's modern shipping routes.

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Most Americans work one of these 10 jobs

Most Americans work one of these 10 jobs | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

More than one in five US workers is employed in just 10 occupations, a new report from the US government shows.

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Traditional media is still a great business to be in, if you’re selling video

Traditional media is still a great business to be in, if you’re selling video | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

The above chart comes from data released by SNL Kagan earlier this month. It highlights the fact that such businesses remain very, very profitable.

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When Living Wage Is Minimum Wage

When Living Wage Is Minimum Wage | Peter Milsom's Miscellaneous Articles | Scoop.it

A generation ago, people making the minimum wage were largely teenagers. Today, as President Obama pushes to give 25 million low-wage workers a raise, that’s no longer true.

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The '77 Cents on the Dollar' Myth About Women's Pay

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In The Wall Street Journal, Mark J. Perry and Andrew G. Biggs write that once education, marital status and occupations are considered, the 'gender wage gap' all but disappears.
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