of walking home in darkness
~ Andrew Motion’s ‘Rhapsodies’
"You've Gotta Be Kitten Me." (A delicious name of a racing horse in Ireland;-)
The Delicious Mystery Surrounding the First Woman to Circum-Bike the World Adventure Journal
We’re in an enlightened age of leadership strategy, aren’t we? This is the era of TED Talks, weekend summits, life coaches, corporations investing hundreds of millions into that sought-after enigma: emotional intelligence. So why are modern leaders failing so often?
That’s the question posed by Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, in his latest book, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time.
Leadership lies and the Stanford business professor fighting them via PP and LC
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
Ten inspirational quotes about failure
Via ars technica uk this is a long read that documents the long, circuitous, challenging and unfulfilled promise of access to human knowledge provided without impediments specific to economic or social status, country of origin, age, ethnicity, i.e., for everyone – Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it?
41 (!) Secret Service employees have been disciplined following revelations that agency insiders illegally accessed private data on Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who had been critical of the service, in hopes of embarrassing or discrediting him. [Tim Cushing, TechDirt]
"Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury": Cecilia Kang of The New York Times hasthis report.
Jim Puzzanghera of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Court upholds net neutrality rules for Internet access."
John D. McKinnon and Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal report that "FCC's Net-Neutrality Rules Upheld by Appeals Court; Industry appeals to Supreme Court are likely."
Mike Snider of USA Today reports that "Federal court upholds FCC's net neutrality rules."
Bloomberg News reports that "Obama's Web Rules Upheld in Win for Google, Loss for AT&T."
Reuters reports that "U.S. court backs landmark Obama internet equal-access rules."
Dana Liebelson and Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post report that "Appeals Court Hands Obama Administration Major Win In Net Neutrality Case; Under the law, broadband internet providers 'must treat all internet traffic the same regardless of source.'"
And Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica reports that "Tom Wheeler defeats the broadband industry: Net neutrality wins in court; Total victory for FCC as appeals court decision upholds net neutrality order."
Teens should have summer jobs, the less glamorous the better Quartz:
A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.
The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’ Wife Atlantic
Worried About “Stigmatizing” Cluster Bombs, House Approves More Sales to Saudi Arabia Intercept
Billionaire George Soros spent $33million bankrolling Ferguson demonstrators to create ‘echo chamber’ and drive national protests
The DNC’s hired cyber security firm explains that “it is extremely difficult for a civilian organization to protect itself from a skilled and determined state such as Russia.” It suspects that Russian hackers used “spearphishing,” or emails made to look like they came from someone trusted that contain links or attachments that give the hacker access to the computer when clicked
The follies of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Lawrence Durrell was too erotic, Robert Frost too old. EnterMemory , an artist of forgetting...
Salim Mehajer feature film
IMF, Germany to legalize Slavery in Greece with “single minimum wage system” Keep Talking Greece
Traffic in central Sydney was brought to a standstill on Friday morning after a man got out of a taxi on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and climbed to the top of one of the bridge's arches.
Sydney Harbour Bridge ...
"U.S. top court puts some limits on government fraud lawsuits": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report