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“Hold on for Mr. Gates,” said his private secretary. Good old Bill spent 45 minutes trying to convince Luis Von Ahn, a 20-something Guatemalan math professor, to come work for Microsoft. Yep — this stuck-in-puberty face told the world’s richest man to hold off. Politely. The Matrix is Luis’s all-time favorite movie, which I respect. […]
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There’s this assumption that because you have an AI plan, you’ve solved the problem. Whereas actually central forecasting, and planning about complicated, uncertain technological developments is oftentimes flawed and doesn’t solve anything. It may actually be counterproductive. Jeff Ding The State Council of China’s 2017 AI plan was the starting point of China’s AI planning; […]
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Aden Liu is a home-grown entrepreneur and the founder of The Leading Man, an exclusive sartorial club dedicated to helping gentlemen dress their best. What’s your story?Entrepreneurship was the serendipitous journey that completely changed the course of my life. Everything changes when you’re doing something you absolutely love. That was how I discovered my (previously […]

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Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard a Virgin Galactic plane on July 12. The event was hailed as the start of space tourism, narrowly beating the planned launch on 20 July by fellow billionaire business magnate Jeff Bezos and his firm Blue Origin.  But does the 85km (53 miles), the altitude […]

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A simple answer could be that the Greeks believed nudity was powerful, ideal, and beautiful. But like so many things from ancient life, there is no easy answer. Greek art—including sculpture, vase paintings, drinking cups, frescoes, and mosaics—is known for depicting nudity, especially male nudes. According to Shelby Brown, senior education specialist at the Getty […]
Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances. An article in The New York Times explained how weekiversary posts have the unintended – or very much intended – consequence of shaming people who are not in love.  The article also noted that this phenomenon makes some doubt the intensity […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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