On the Exceptionalism of Books in an Age of Tweets

Early in his 1994 essay collection, The Gutenberg Elegies, literary critic Sven Birkerts tells a story about his experience teaching an undergraduate course on short stories. He started his students easy, with some Washington Irving, then moved on to Hawthorne and Poe before arriving at Henry James. It was here that his class “derailed.” He tried to solicit opinions on the story he’d selected, but came up short. “My students could barely muster the energy for a thumbs-up or -down,” he writes. “...
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Why Japanese Businesses Are So Good at Surviving Crises

As demonstrated after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japanese businesses have a unique capability for long-term survival. Hirotaka Takeuchi explains their strategy of investing in community over profits during turbulent times. [Author: by Dina Gerdeman]
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Weak Credit Covenants

Using novel data from 1,240 credit agreements, researchers investigate sources of contractual complexity in the leveraged loan market. [Author: by Victoria Ivashina and Boris Vallée]
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Shop Meghan Markle’s Street Style: The Essential Pieces You Need to Dress Like the Duchess

The essential ingredients to steal the Duchess's street style.
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Who really benefits from reskilling?

Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed, and a recent study that examined more than 66,000 tech job layoffs found that sales and customer success roles are most vulnerable amid COVID-19. In response, some quarters of Silicon Valley are abuzz about a long-standing technology: reskilling, or training individuals to adopt an entirely new skillset or career for employment. As millions look for a way to reenter the workforce, the question arises: Who really benefits from reskilling technology? Tha...
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Indian edtech giant Byju’s in talks to acquire Doubtnut for more than $125M

Byju’s is in advanced stages of talks to acquire Doubtnut, a two-year-old education learning app, as the Indian edtech giant looks to expand its reach in smaller cities and towns in the world’s second largest internet market. Three sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the acquisition offer from nine-year-old Byju’s values the younger startup between $125 million to $150 million. The talks haven’t finalized yet and its terms could change or the deal could fall apart, the sources ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Funding, Tech, New Delhi, Mary Meeker, TechCrunch, Byju, Sequoia Capital India, Byju's, Unacademy, India Byju

The Ultimate Guide to Dorm Bedding [2020] (& 10+ Cute Dorm Bedding Picks)

Need cute dorm bedding? This post is for you. Includes tips on buying bedding for college plus cute dorm bedding picks.
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Saxophonist Plays into Large Gas Pipes & Then Uses the Echo to Accompany Himself

The best saxophonists play just as well unaccompanied as they do accompanied — but they also know that, in the act of musical creation, it certainly helps to have even a little bit of sound to play off coming your way. German musician Armin Küpper discovered more than a little bit of sound coming his way when he tried playing his saxophone into a gas pipe he happened across near his home. Kept at a construction site and not currently in a state to pipe any gas, it served him as a kind of...
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Is It Too Late to Defer College for a Semester?

Attending college is a financial decision that can impact graduates and their families for years after they complete their degree, if not decades.Read more...
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4 Misconceptions About International School That Parents Need To Know

No, it’s not unfairly expensive nor it turns students into obnoxious runts. International Curricula , particularly the International Baccalaureate was adopted in India back in 1976, which at that time saw little interest from parents and students. Fast forward 15 years later. A 10-fold increase is seen with over 700 schools and more in many countries like the UAE, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. India now ranks second in the number of international schools with China following be...
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Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
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Coupons & Sales: 60% off American Eagle, 40% off at Nordstrom, 50% off Topshop, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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Explore 1,100 Works of Art by Georgia O’Keeffe: They’re Now Digitized and Free to View Online

Lake George Reflection (circa 1921) via Wikimedia Commons What comes to mind when you think of Georgia O’Keeffe? Bleached skulls in the desert? Aerial views of clouds, almost cartoonish in their puffiness? Voluptuous flowers (freighted with an erotic charge the artist may not have intended)? Probably not Polaroid prints of a dark haired pet chow sprawled on flagstones… Or watercolor sketches of demurely pretty ladies... Or a massive cast iron abstraction… If your knowledge of America’s most cel...
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Nile Rodgers Tells the Story of How He Turned David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” from Folk to New Wave Funk

When David Bowie invited Chic guitarist and all-around funk/disco guitar genius Nile Rodgers to make an album of “hits” in Switzerland, Rogers remembers thinking, “okay, ‘hits’ with David Bowie, that’s an awesome project.” The way he deadpans might make us think he wasn’t super stoked about it, but the fact is, it’s hard to impress Nile Rodgers. He has produced, written, and played guitar—the very Stratocaster he’s holding in the video above—on “hundreds, maybe thousands” of records, he ...
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Mary Meeker’s Bond backs Indian online learning startup Byju’s

Indian online learning startup Byju’s has added one more high-profile name to the list of its backers: Bond. In a statement on Friday, Bangalore-based Byju’s said it had raised an undisclosed amount from the VC fund co-founded by Mary Meeker. The first-female founded VC firm’s check valued the nine-year-old Indian startup at $10.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. TechCrunch reported early last month that Byju’s was in talks with some investors to raise as much as $400 mil...
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