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Julie Dash Made a Movie. Then Hollywood Shut Her Out.
NOV. 18, 2016 | The New York Times| By CARA BUCKLEY.

Julie Dash’s 1991 film, “Daughters of the Dust”, about Gullah women on the Sea Islands off the Southeastern United States in the early 1900s who are tugged north by the Great Migration, celebrated its 25th anniversary....Along with reveling in the film’s restoration, rerelease and Beyoncé-borne attention, Ms. Dash was recently inducted, to her delight, into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of its effort to diversify its membership....Ms. Dash is still having trouble getting through the door. The agent she eventually ended up with died years ago, and for all her efforts, she said, she has not been able to get another one since.
'90s  African-Americans  anniversaries  Beyoncé  exclusion  filmmakers  films  Great_Migration  Gullah  Hollywood  marginalization  movies  storytelling  trailblazers  women 
november 2016
Leaving for the city | The Economist
Sep 3rd 2016 |

Bill Bishop: The Big Sort

The best book to read if you want to understand corporate America’s migration patterns is not Mr Florida’s but a more recent study, Bill Bishop’s “The Big Sort”. It argues that Americans are increasingly clustering in distinct areas on the basis of their jobs and social values. The headquarters revolution is yet another iteration of the sorting process that the book describes, as companies allocate elite jobs to the cities and routine jobs to the provinces. Corporate disaggregation is no doubt a sensible use of resources. But it will also add to the tensions that are tearing America apart as many bosses choose to work in very different worlds from the vast majority of Americans, including their own employees.
workplaces  Flybits  urban  cities  creative_class  trends  books  geographic_sorting  geographic_mobility 
november 2016
Chronicle of a war foretold | The Economist
Jun 27th 2015

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.By P.W. Singer and August Cole.Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 404 pages; $28.
war  future  China  China_rising  PACOM  U.S._Navy  books  fiction  book_reviews  U.S.-China_relations 
november 2016
The Grace of Gwen Ifill - The New York Times
By BRENT STAPLESNOV. 14, 2016
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Gwen_Ifill  tributes  journalists  African-Americans  women 
november 2016
The Life and Example of Gwen Ifill - The New York Times
David Brooks NOV. 15, 2016
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David_Brooks  Gwen_Ifill  tributes  obituaries  African-Americans  women  journalists  PBS 
november 2016
VC Pioneer Vinod Khosla Says AI Is Key to Long-Term Business Competitiveness - CIO Journal. - WSJ
By STEVE ROSENBUSH
Nov 15, 2016

“Improbables, which people don’t pay attention to, are not unimportant, we just don’t know which improbable is important,” Mr. Khosla said. “So what do you do? You don’t plan for the highest likelihood scenario. You plan for agility. And that is a fundamental choice we make as a nation, in national defense, as the CEO of a company, as the CIO of an infrastructure, of an organization, and in the way we live.”....So change, and predictions for the future, that are important, almost never come from anybody who knows the area. Almost anyone you talk to about the future of the auto industry will be wrong on the auto industry. So, no large change in a space has come from an incumbent. Retail came from Amazon. SpaceX came from a startup. Genentech did biotechnology. Youtube, Facebook, Twitter did media … because there is too much conventional wisdom in industry. ....Extrapolating the past is the wrong way to predict the future, and improbables are not unimportant. People plan around high probability. Improbables, which people don’t pay attention to, are not unimportant, we just don’t know which improbable is important.
Vinod_Khosla  artificial_intelligence  autonomous_vehicles  outsiders  gazelles  unknowns  automotive_industry  change  automation  diversity  agility  future  predictions  adaptability  probabilities  Uber  point-to-point  public_transit  data  infrastructure  information_overload  unthinkable  improbables  low_probability  extrapolations  pay_attention 
november 2016
We all profit from soldiers on the front lines of hate - The Globe and Mail
DENISE BALKISSOON
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
race  hatred 
november 2016
Secret Backdoor in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say - The New York Times
By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTNOV. 15, 2016
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cyber_security  China  mobile_phones 
november 2016
2016 Election Thank You Notes - The New York Times
NOV. 11, 2016
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gratitude  Campaign_2016  funnies  post-mortems 
november 2016
Chart Showing Cut of Cured Pork
Bresaola...a cured Italian meat. It comes from beef rather than pork
cured_and_smoked  pork  Italian  sausages  bacon  food  lard  fats  butchers 
november 2016
Life of a song: Hallelujah
12 November/13 November, 2016 | Financial Times | by David Cheal
music  obituaries  gospel  Montreal  singers  songwriters 
november 2016
Bucatini all'Amatriciana Recipe | Bon Appetit
See also FT's recipe ofr spaghetti all'amatriciana by rowley leigh

Ingredients
4 SERVINGS
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 oz. thinly sliced guanciale, pancetta, or chopped unsmoked bacon
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-oz. can peeled tomatoes with juices, crushed by hand t
Kosher salt
12 oz. dried bucatini or spaghetti
1/4 cup finely grated Pecorino (about 1 oz.)
recipes  Italian  pasta  spaghetti 
november 2016
Trump’s Economic Prescription. First: Do Harm. - The New York Times
Steven Rattner NOV. 11, 2016
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november 2016
The View From Trump Tower - The New York Times
David Brooks NOV. 11, 2016
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november 2016
Let’s Not Do This Again - The New York Times
David Brooks NOV. 8, 2016
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november 2016
Silicon Valley’s Undertaker: ‘We’re Anticipating a Major Fallout’ - PE Hub
August 10, 2011 By Connie Loizos.

The Sherwood team of seasoned business professionals provides founders, shareholders and senior executives with more than a report – we at Sherwood go beyond traditional tactics to help make decisions and implement plans that achieve exceptional results.
Silicon_Valley  professional_service_firms  restructurings  bubbles  start_ups  founders  management_consulting 
november 2016
What Ben Franklin Could Teach Us About Civility and Politics - WSJ
By STEVEN C. BULLOCK
Nov. 7, 2016

As Ben Franklin once said: "We must all hang together or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin_Franklin  Founding_Fathers  politeness  civility  humility  politics  quotes 
november 2016
Pimco’s Strategy for Life After Gross: Go Beyond ‘Bonds and Burgers’ - WSJ
By JUSTIN BAER
Updated Nov. 7, 2016

The 53-year-old Frenchman, who joined Pimco in the past week, intends to push it deeper into hedge funds, real-estate assets and other alternative investments, people familiar with the matter said. With interest rates in much of the developed world near zero, those kinds of investments are in demand from pensions, endowments and other clients. They are also among the types of funds that command higher fees.

Investing in bonds, loans and other forms of debt securities will remain Pimco’s focus, but Mr. Roman will aim to build out capabilities in areas ranging from private credit to quantitative investments based on computer models, the people said.....Pimco, a subsidiary of German insurer Allianz SE, believes the gradual shift into alternatives is its best bet to ride out what many industry executives expect will be a brutal shakeout for asset managers. Tepid returns and the surging popularity of cheaper investment options, including exchange-traded funds, have pressured managers to lower fees.
Pimco  CEOs  alternative_investments  asset_management  capabilities  money_management  ETFs  shakeouts  interest_rates  developed_countries  low-interest  developing_countries 
november 2016
Philanthropy in Silicon Valley: Big Bets on Big Ideas - The New York Times
By VINDU GOELNOV. 4, 2016
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philanthropy  Silicon_Valley  due_diligence  moonshots  big_bets 
november 2016
Amazon.com: Challenges in Intelligence Analysis: Lessons from 1300 BCE to the Present (9780521132657): Timothy Walton: Books
students who are looking less for intelligence techniques that are directly transferable to the worlds of business and finance, and more for a simple introduction to intelligence analysis in a geopolitical context. For them, the best starter text is Timothy Walton’s Challenges in Intelligence Analysis: Lessons from 1300 BCE to the Present. Walton’s short chapters are a great way of understanding the “macro” analytical questions faced by members of the Intelligence Community (or members of the global macro hedge fund community).
security_&_intelligence  Amazon  books 
november 2016
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown | Define Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown at Dictionary.com
uneasy lies the head that wears a crown....
A person who has great responsibilities, such as a king, is constantly worried and therefore doesn't sleep soundly. This saying is a line from the play King Henry the Fourth, Part Two, by William Shakespeare.
William_Shakespeare  quotes 
november 2016
After High-Profile Shootings, Blacks Seek Prosecutor Seats - The New York Times
By YAMICHE ALCINDORNOV. 5, 2016

African-American lawyers, racial justice groups and the liberal hedge fund billionaire George Soros are combining forces to try to elect more black prosecutors in response to what they see as an insufficient response by incumbent district attorneys to the killings of black people by the police.

The effort faces steep demographic and institutional obstacles that have kept the offices of elected prosecutors — those deciding whether to seek criminal charges against the officers responsible — among the whitest reserves in American politics.
African-Americans  strategic_thinking  law  lawyers  George_Soros  Benjamin_Crump  justice_system  police_shootings  elections  prosecutors  district_attorneys  race  prosecutorial_bias 
november 2016
Dick Clark Productions to Be Sold to Chinese Company for $1 Billion
NOV. 4, 2016 | The New York Times | By AMIE TSANG.

Dalian Wanda Group said on Friday that it would buy Dick Clark Productions for about $1 billion, giving it the broadcasting rights to the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the New Year countdown celebrations in New York. Dalian Wanda has been on a multibillion-dollar spending spree in the entertainment industry. It is the world’s biggest owner of movie theaters, with complexes across the United States, Europe and Australia.....Wanda had bought and strengthened struggling companies like AMC Theaters and Legendary...This is Wanda's first step into television production. The company noted in a news release that it would be “occupying the highest-end TV program resources from the start,” adding that these television rights would be “complementary” to its focus on film, tourism and sports.
FDI  mergers_&_acquisitions  China  television  entertainment  entertainment_industry  Dalian_Wanda 
november 2016
Why Millennials Swipe Right On ‘Swiping’ - WSJ
By BEN ZIMMER
Nov. 3, 2016

Tinder’s massive success, with users making more than a billion swipes a day, has led to an array of other apps adopting the swipe-to-like approach. “Swiping” has even permeated the language, with “swipe left” used as a general metaphor for rejection and “swipe right” for acceptance and openness.
gestures  millennials  Tinder  metaphors  online_dating 
november 2016
Herbed Trout Fillets Recipe : Emeril Lagasse : Food Network
Ingredients
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Essence, recipe follows
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley leaves
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
2 teaspoons finely chopped oregano leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (6 to 8-ounce) sea trout fillets, with skin
Lemon wedges, as accompaniment
trout  recipes  rubs_sauces_marinades  grilling  fish 
november 2016
A supersized Canada is so 20th century - The Globe and Mail
TONY KELLER
The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2016

Whenever the idea of dramatically increasing immigration comes up, that Sir Wilfrid Laurier line is sure to be trotted out. You know the one: The 20th century will belong to Canada. The actual quote was that just as the 19th century had been the century of the United States, so Canada would “fill the 20th century.” The phrase is always invoked as an indictment against Canada’s present, and its smallness of vision. Laurier told us that one day we’d be big man on campus. And yet here we are, all these years later, somewhere between the 10th and 16th largest economy on earth.....Big Canada is a 20th-century idea. In the 21st century, it doesn’t compute. It’s an anachronism, like going online in 2016 and trying to book passage from the Old Continent to the New World in steerage class, on a steam-powered ocean liner....The main question today for Canadians and their governments should be what can be done to make us and our fellow citizens, and generations to come, safer, freer, happier and wealthier.
immigration  Sir_Wilfred_Laurier  21st._century  19th_century 
november 2016
Donald Trump Voters, Just Hear Me Out
NOV. 2, 2016 | The New York Times | Thomas L. Friedman.

No one knows for certain how we deal with this new race with and against machines, but I can assure you it’s not Trump’s way — build walls, restrict trade, give huge tax cuts to the rich. The best jobs in the future are going to be what I call “STEMpathy jobs — jobs that blend STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, math) with human empathy. We don’t know what many of them will look like yet.

The smartest thing we can do now is to keep our economy as open and flexible as possible — to get the change signals first and be able to quickly adapt; create the opportunity for every American to engage in lifelong learning, because whatever jobs emerge will require more knowledge; make sure that learning stresses as much of the humanities and human interactive skills as hard sciences; make sure we have an immigration policy that continues to attract the world’s most imaginative risk-takers; and strengthen our safety nets, because this era will leave more people behind.

This is the only true path to American greatness in the 21st century.
adaptability  Campaign_2016  Donald_Trump  empathy  Hillary_Clinton  humanities  immigration_policies  life_long_learning  manufacturers  open_borders  safety_nets  signals  STEM  Tom_Friedman  warning_signs 
november 2016
Thomson Reuters to cut 2,000 jobs, take fourth-quarter charge - The Globe and Mail
JAMES BRADSHAW - MEDIA REPORTER
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2016
Thomson_Reuters  layoffs 
november 2016
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