If Steve Jobs’s life were staged as an opera, it would be a tragedy in three acts. And the titles would go something like this: Act I–The Founding of Apple Computer and the Invention of the PC Industry; Act II–The Wilderness Years; and Act III–A Triumphant Return and Tragic Demise. advertisement advertisement The first act would be a piquant comedy about the brashness of genius and the audacity of youth, abruptly turning ominous when our young hero is cast out of his own kingdom. The closing act would plumb the profound irony of a balding and domesticated high-tech rock star coming back to transform Apple far beyond even his own lofty expectations, only to fall mortally ill and then slowly, excruciatingly wither away, even as his original creation miraculously bulks up into the biggest digital dynamo of them all. Both acts are picaresque tales that end with asurge of deep pathos worthy of Shakespeare. But that second act–The Wilderness … [Read more...] about The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes
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“It’s time to bail out the people and the planet,” says Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. We agree, and this guide to to sustainability-focused career paths will help retrofit and solar-charge your work life. advertisement advertisement Farmer America has only two million farmers, and their average age is 55. Since sustainable agriculture requires small-scale, local, organic methods rather than petroleum-based machines and fertilizers, there is a huge need for more farmers — up to tens of millions of them, according to food guru Michael Pollan. Modern farmers are small businesspeople who must be as skilled in heirloom genetics as marketing. Schools: University of Vermont: Center for Sustainable Agriculture; Stone Barns Center For Food & Agriculture in New York State; University of Oklahoma: Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture; Evergreen State College: degree in Sustainable … [Read more...] about Ten Best Green Jobs for the Next Decade
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in for sharp criticism when he pointed to the box-office collections of some films to say the economy was doing fine. But there is one stock, with strong links to films, which has indeed beaten the odds.Consumer spending declined for the first time in 2019 in four decades but shares of specialty retail player INOX Leisure have jumped more than 47 percent on BSE, as of December 9 close. The equity benchmark Sensex has gained more than 12 percent in the same period.Stocks outperforming the market benchmark is not an unusual phenomenon, but what makes INOX Leisure's rise special is that it brushed aside the slump in consumer spending.Close Brokerages are bullish on INOX’s aggressive expansion strategy, focus on premiumisation and ramp-up of margin-accretive segments. related news Broker default – Only a strong deterrent can plug the gap Aramco IPO: Shares indicated up 10% from IPO price ahead of debut The stock is trading at … [Read more...] about This multiplex stock jumped 47% in 2019 despite slump in consumer spending
Ammu Joseph “Does he have to rape me for you to act?” asked the headline of a first-person account on the front page of Deccan Herald on December 5, exactly a week from the day the burnt body of a 26-year-old veterinary doctor was discovered on the outskirts of Hyderabad.The young, Bengaluru-based journalist described a frightening experience with a stalker on her way home from work, both office and residence located in the city’s reasonably well-lit and busy Central Business District. Although it was just past 9 PM and lots of people were around, she wrote, they “saw everything but chose to remain quiet”, even when she finally shouted at the man who had been harassing her ever since she had left the Metro station.Close On December 6, we woke up to the shocking news of the extrajudicial killing of all four men detained as prime suspects in the gang-rape and murder of the veterinarian. Equally, if not more, appalling was the enthusiastic approval and … [Read more...] about Society | Is outrage about sexual assault the flip side of indifference?
In 1990, American shopping malls reached their apogee: A dizzying 19 malls opened within the year. These million-square-foot indoor retail centers provided entertainment, food, and, above all else, the thrill of seemingly endless choices—an insatiable consumer’s dream. Suburban neighborhoods became bona fide destinations, thanks to the fluorescent glow of the mall. advertisement advertisement Three short years later, Delia’s, a fashion brand targeting preteen to college-aged women, hit the market. Its success was bright and instant, like a white hot firecracker. Founded by Stephen Kahn and Christopher Edgar, former college roommates who set up shop in New York City’s West Village, Delia’s was an exception to the frenzied pace of mall-based retail, diverging completely from the era’s other popular clothing brands—because it had no brick-and-mortar stores to rely on. There was nothing else like it at that time.” Today, … [Read more...] about The rise and fall of Delia’s, the catalog that ruled America