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Better than real

A still life painting was supposed to capture a moment in time, something that we’d photograph if only the camera had been invented. And a sauna was a nordic way to simulate a warm afternoon at the beach. But an artistic photograph isn’t supposed to simply...

The Dolittle effect

Why is the new Dolittle movie so bad? Savaged by critics and viewers, it had: One of the most bankable movie stars in the world A story that had previously been the basis of two hit movies The best CGI houses in the world Unlimited time and money I think the best way...

Long-term vs short-term

There’s always someone who is more willing to play the short-term game than you are. Someone who is willing to cut more corners, send a more urgent text, borrow against the future, ignore the side effects, abuse trust and corrupt the system–somehow...

Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney (#406)

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Robert A. Iger (@RobertIger) is the steward of one of the world’s largest media companies and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Iger has...

Confusing hunger and thirst

If you find yourself stranded in the desert with nothing but an endless supply of chips, you’re going to die within a week. The same thing could happen to you if you had nothing but water to live on–it would take longer but be just as fatal. Hunger and...