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How Amazon went from book seller to retail giant

Oct 16, 2013
A new book chronicles the growth of Amazon and the personality behind its founder Jeff Bezos.
Posted In: Amazon, Books, Retail

Jellybeans and fruit snacks: What to give out on Halloween?

Oct 15, 2013
For the last century, candy has been associated with cavities, obesity, and diabetes.
Posted In: candy, Halloween

The drama behind mergers and acquisitions

Oct 14, 2013
You may think mergers and acquisitions are dry, but a new book spells out the gritty drama behind the scenes.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Books, finance

A novel of Silicon Valley and other madness

Oct 8, 2013
A former Silicon Valley exec lives to tell the tale (in novel form).
Posted In: Silicon Valley

Jimmy Choo shoes: Higher than high-end

Oct 3, 2013
Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon on the brand's beginnings.
Posted In: Jimmy Choo, shoes, fashion

Malcolm Gladwell's 'David and Goliath' tackles underdogs ... that aren't

Oct 2, 2013
Author Malcolm Gladwell's latest book, "David and Goliath," explains why underdogs can win -- if they realize they're not really underdogs.
Posted In: Malcolm Gladwell, underdog

Comedy on Vine and YouTube: Bo Burnham

Sep 27, 2013
Comedian Bo Burnham talks about his new book of poems and his theory behind comedy.
Posted In: comedy, Bo Burnham, Vine, social media

Why having "too little" can focus the mind

Sep 3, 2013
Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan has written a book called, "Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much."
Posted In: resources, budget

The global economy, as seen in a hull of a ship

Aug 29, 2013
How do the clothes you wear and products you use get from the factory to your house?
Posted In: shipping

Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

Aug 27, 2013
Edwidge Danticat's new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light," describes the economic difficulties of life in Haiti, even before the 2010 earthquake.
Posted In: Haiti, slavery

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