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In the News 08.06.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 08.06.15 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets



1. How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter

“Men are falling behind in the economy, in education and in society, because there is less demand for their physical labour and because their history of dominance over women makes them slow to adjust. ‘Their ideas of the world and their place in it are shaped by old assumptions about the status due to men in the workplace and in the family, but they live in circumstances where those assumptions no longer apply.’”

Read the rest of this article at The Washington Post





2. Back To The Future: The Oral History
Spielberg, Zemeckis & Gale talk us through the complete trilogy

“Bob Gale (writer and producer): I was back in St. Louis, Missouri, visiting my parents. Searching around in the basement, I found my father’s high-school yearbook. I’m thumbing through it and I found out my father was president of his graduating class. I didn’t know this. I thought about the president of my graduating class as someone I had nothing to do with. I was head of the Student Committee To Abolish Student Government. So I thought, ‘Gee, if I went to high school with my dad, would I have been friends with him?’ So that was the idea I came back to Los Angeles with.”

Read the rest of this article at Empire





3. The Untold Story Of Larry Page’s Incredible Comeback

“Everyone knows the Steve Jobs story — how he was fired from the company he founded — Apple — only to return from exile decades later to save the business.

What’s less-well understood is that Apple’s board and investors were absolutely right to fire Jobs. Early in his career, he was petulant, mean, and destructive. Only by leaving Apple, humbling himself, and finding a second success (with Pixar) was he able to mature into the leader who would return to Apple and build it into the world’s most-valuable company.

Larry Page is the Steve Jobs of Google.

Like Jobs, Page has a co-founder, Sergey Brin, but Page has always been his company’s true visionary and driving force.”

Read the rest of this article at Business Insider UK





4. Can Silicon Valley Fix Women’s Fashion?

“At specialty shops and department stores alike, the emphasis was always on quality. The mantra that ‘it’s always better to buy one right thing than 10 cheap things’ was passed down through Anne’s family and mirrored the American attitude toward clothing for the bulk of the 20th century. Anne’s great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother all wore most of their clothes on a weekly basis and wore them out. The reliance on quality and customer care, however, was about to be compromised — not just in Lewiston, but also across the nation. In 1965, local ads trumpeted the arrival of the Lewiston Center Mall on the then-outskirts of town, featuring a Montgomery Ward, a W.T. Grant (think Kmart), a Tempo ‘Variety’ Store, and a grocery mart.

Read the rest of this article at BuzzFeed News





5. France’s forgotten class

“Whereas the immigrants are incessantly debated by others, poor whites around Europe are something of a forgotten class. The economic crisis hit them hard. In France, many white working-class people now support Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, who has an outside shot at getting elected president in 2017. In Lyon’s eighth arrondissement, which includes the Etats-Unis, more than 18 per cent of voters backed the FN in last year’s municipal elections. Given Lyon’s lack of an FN tradition, this was a shock.”

Read the rest of this article at FT Magazine



P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.



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