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Weekend Reading

May 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This week’s links:

  • Genius: The Modern View: by David Brooks in The New York Times. “The key factor separating geniuses from the merely accomplished is not a divine spark. It’s not I.Q., a generally bad predictor of success, even in realms like chess. Instead, it’s deliberate practice.”
  • The Wolfram Search Engine: by Danny Sullivan in SearchEngineLand. “When the service launches, it should become an essential in anyone’s search tool kit.”
  • Kill Your RSS Reader: by Farhad Manjoo in Slate. “A year or so ago, I dumped RSS and began to look for a new way of reading stuff online. Eventually I found a system that works much better for me: bookmarks, browser tabs, and the middle mouse button.”
  • End the University as We Know It: by Mark Taylor in The New York Times. “If American higher education is to thrive in the 21st century, colleges and universities, like Wall Street and Detroit, must be rigorously regulated and completely restructured.”
  • The Revenge of Geography: by Robert Kaplan. “People and ideas influence events, but geography largely determines them, now more than ever. To understand the coming struggles, it’s time to dust off the Victorian thinkers who knew the physical world best.”

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