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You guys, this photo, you guys.

theatlantic:

The Economic Consequences of a Government Shutdown

      • Deviancy can’t be defined much further down.

      Arcadia

      Eden

      Elysium

      Empyrean

      Heaven

      Nirvana

      Paradise

      Utopia

      Wonderland

      Xanadu

      Zion

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      [Paul Graham] wanted to isolate patterns that portended ill, which he called “negative predictors.” He was already aware of a few — investors tended to be biased against older founders, for instance. “The cutoff in investors’ heads is 32,” Graham says. “After 32, they start to be a little skeptical.” And Graham knew that he had his own biases. “I can be tricked by anyone who looks like Mark Zuckerberg. There was a guy once who we funded who was terrible. I said: ‘How could he be bad? He looks like Zuckerberg!’ … But after ranking every Y.C. company by its valuation, Graham discovered a more significant correlation. “You have to go far down the list to find a C.E.O. with a strong foreign accent,” Graham told me.
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      Mr. Murray grew up in Baltimore, about the farthest thing from a crusader that you could imagine. “I was the kid you didn’t want your daughter to date,” he said. “I stole baseball cards and cheated on Spanish tests and made fun of the fat kid in the corner with glasses.”

      He got a lot of second chances thanks to an affluent background and basketball prowess. He eventually landed at Goldman Sachs, long before many people looked askance at anyone who worked there.
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      Mr. Kerviel, 33, was also ordered to pay restitution of €4.9 billion, or $6.7 billion — the entire amount the bank lost in unwinding his trades in early 2008.

      Mr. Kerviel was sentenced to five years, with two suspended, and barred for life from working in financial services. Wearing a dark suit, black tie and starched white shirt, he stood impassively while the verdict was read, betraying no emotion.

      Rogue Trader at Société Générale Gets Jail Term

      Even the perp walk is more dignified in France.

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      Things I Don’t Understand And Definitely Am Not Going To Talk About

      thingsidontunderstandand:

      • “Do you like me more than dinner?” she asked.
      • His response: “Dinner as a concept, or this dinner?”
      • Then, and without hesitation, she started to cry.
      • He waited what was probably an appropriate amount of time (two minutes, it was their first date), he put down some money, presumably for the check, and he left.
      • She sat, still, at the table, and cried.
      • He doubled back, and handed her a twenty-dollar bill, “For your cab ride home.”
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      tags : where the power lies  : A-B 

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      The institute was judged a success by Morris S. Viteles, one of the pioneers of industrial psychology, who evaluated its graduates. But Bell gradually withdrew its support after yet another positive assessment found that while executives came out of the program more confident and more intellectually engaged, they were also less interested in putting the company’s bottom line ahead of their commitments to their families and communities.
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      Sergey Brin and Larry Page.  I guess being a kazillionaire means no one tells you not to wear Crocs to the office.

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