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Archive for March 2011

Wars? What wars?

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There are 22 stories on the front page of NYTimes.com right now (Sunday night, March 13, 2011, 815pm). None of them are about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

There are 64 links on the front page of NYTimes.com right now, not counting navigational tools or administrivia. None of them lead to stories about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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March 13, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Posted in journalism, politics, PSA

Two videos that have made me enormously happy over the past week

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Girl Walk // All Day from jacob krupnick on Vimeo.

Yeah, I know. But, as Clay Shirky would tell you, some of our cognitive surplus has to be directed to pure, life-affirming fun. Onward!

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March 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Posted in diversion

My latest at Harvard Business Review

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I don’t write as frequently as I like/should for HBR — hey, editing takes time — but here are some recent posts I’ve published there:

Consulting for the Evil Empire (blog)
Enticing the Next Generation of African Leaders (blog)
Why Do We Need Leaders? (blog)
Sharing Links and Hors d’Oeuvres (about TED; published in the January-February issue; forgot to note it here)

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March 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Posted in work, writing

Remember the Milk and Outlook sync, at last

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I just checked my blog server logs for the first time in many months and I discovered that I still get plenty of traffic for posts I wrote years ago wondering when Remember the Milk, my task manager of choice, would ever synchronize with the tasks in Microsoft’s Outlook. Most people know that a solution has existed for months: MilkSync. It runs reasonably smoothly and accurately (as in I haven’t lost any data), although neither Outlook nor RTM are anywhere near perfect services.

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March 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Posted in web 2.0, worklife