Saturday, May 02, 2015

My Struggle: Memoirs and Selfies

"When a poem was best of all
Better even than a well-aimed ball"

— Trying to be bohemian ...

Reputation is built on three things – what you say, what you do and what others say about you. But with the inexorable rise of social and digital media, what people say has never been more influential ...

Career Corner. Dealing with chatty colleagues (Caleb Newquist, Going Concern). When feigning death isn’t enough.

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This month marks the arrival in English of the fourth volume of “My Struggle,” an autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard that’s made the author a celebrity in his native Norway. For literary types, this is either cause for celebration or the latest instance in what’s become an annual ritual of eye-rolling. (Two more volumes are forthcoming.) For those of the latter persuasion, “My Struggle” represents a puzzling abandonment of artful prose in favor of a pile-on of bland detail about growing up, getting married, writing and reckoning with mortality.


Original Fake: Nothing New Under the Sun? World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – “Every April 26 we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity… WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. We are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 188 member states. Our mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Our mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.”