Posts Tagged ‘Bill Gates’

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    One Way That the “Poor Beat the Rich”

    Jan 22, 14 • 357 Views • No Comments

    In just 8 minutes, Hans Rosling shows us that, with child mortality rates, the developing world is making more progress than we might expect. With his captivating “gapminder” approach, he creates a race between Sweden in 1900 and Bangladesh in...  [read more]

  • Unless We Look More Closely at Women in the Global Labor Force, We See Only the Tip of the Iceberg.

    US Economic Growth: Buffett and Gates

    Feb 10, 13 • 322 Views • No Comments

    My story starts yesterday with a Penn Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Explaining that an image of the history of the universe could emerge from two celestial bodies, he added that similarly, we could describe the US economy through Warren Buffett...  [read more]

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    Economic Disagreement

    Jun 6, 12 • 282 Views • No Comments

    Astronomy might help us understand US history according to biographer Walter Isaacson. We just need to think about binary systems in which 2 separately orbiting stars “are linked because of their gravitational interaction.” The tension between...  [read more]

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    Does Luck Matter?

    Oct 31, 11 • 247 Views • No Comments

    In Las Vegas, the 2010 World Series of Poker was composed of 32,000 players and 57 separate tournaments. For the final event, $9 million was at stake. Freakonomics economist Steve Levitt and U. of Chicago law professor Thomas Miles studied the poker world...  [read more]

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    Success

    Aug 3, 10 • 277 Views • No Comments

    In a  wonderful NYC Radio Lab podcast about success, Malcolm Gladwell also explains why genius is closely related to love. Recorded at the  92nd Street Y in NYC, writer Malcolm Gladwell and Radio Lab host Robert Shulwich preceded their...  [read more]