The Economist presents a thorough primer on what’s going on at Japan’s failed nuclear energy facilities–the science, technology, obstacles, crises, and solutions are all explained well. A good read if you want a high-level overview of the terrible situation there. >> Link: The post-earthquake nuclear crisis: The Japan syndrome | The Economist
From the New York times a few years ago, a piece on how our attitudes about potential affect our potential: Those who believe they were born with all the smarts and gifts they’re ever going to have approach life with what she calls a “fixed mind-set.” Those who believe that their own abilities can expand …
A quick read that makes you think about how you interact online, offline, and everywhere. What worries me are the consequences of a diet comprised mostly of fake-connectedness, makebelieve insight, and unedited first drafts of everything. Read more >> Better – Merlin Mann
This story about a goose in Los Angeles’s Echo Park is very cute. Feathers Fly in L.A. as Maria the Goose Faces Eviction – WSJ.com
President Obama dines with Silicon Valley leaders including Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Oracle chief Larry Ellison, and a bunch of others.
As always, Neil Strauss slices to the fascinating core of popular psychology. This time, as prelude to his forthcoming book, he writes in the Wall Street Journal about positive belief and superstardom: Before they were famous, many of the biggest pop stars in the world believed that God wanted them to be famous, that this was …