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05 – Oct – 2010

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2010 at 2:58 PM
  1. On revolutions, hierarchies and social networks – Malcolm Gladwell espouses hierarchy to bring about revolution rather than the chaotic and generally disorganized networks – Culture – 4300 words – New Yorker
  2. Retranslating Madame Bovary – Lydia Davis on her thoughts on retranslating and translation in general – Books – 800 words – Paris Review
  3. Against MFA / Programme Literature – A long meditation on the shortfalls of MFA programs – Books – 8400 words – London Review of Books
  4. More on MFA – A student of MFA discussed the debate over at the Rumpus. The bestsellers have no MFA degrees but New Yorker’s best 20 under 40 has many MFA – Books – 2300 words – The Rumpus
  5. Even more on MFA – More power to Elif Batuman says this piece (The comments are the real gems) – Books – 2700 words – The Millions

30 – Sep – 2010

In Books, culture, Interview, marketing on September 30, 2010 at 6:18 AM
  1. Rethinking CAPTCHAs as advertising tool – People give their undivided attention to them, making them the perfect micro-location for advertising (plus additional revenues for publishers as well – 600 words – Marketing – AdAge
  2. Interview with Ernest Hemingway – Brilliant, last line gems in this one – 8000 words – Books Interview – Paris Review
  3. Interview with Kurt Vonnegut – 4 different interview stitched together with a final interview by the author with himself – 10000 words – Books Interview – Paris Review
  4. Acronyms and Initialism – The growth of acroyms and initialism in modern life – 2100 words – Culture – Economist

20 Sep – 2010

In Books, Business, Interview, marketing, Psychology, Science on September 21, 2010 at 7:08 AM
  1. Writing about mediocrities, only drags you down to their level – A hostile review of the recent hit over the years – Freedom by Jonathan Franzer – 2600 words – Books – The Atlantic
  2. Influencers, marketing and pharma industry – Key opinion leaders or influencers or the thought leaders and their shady role in promoting new drugs and being the bell boy of big pharma cos – 3000 words – Business Marketing Psychology – Chronicle of Higher Education
  3. Teaching english to Tokyo underworld – where the teacher learnt more than the student – 1800 words – Culture – Blog
  4. Tete-a-tete with Attenborough and Dawkins -Interview with the two scientists, where they argue on wonder versus magic – 1700 words – Science Interview – Guardian
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