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Farouk Shami: Straightening Out the Economy, One Flat Iron at a Time

  If you work hard, with honesty, and don’t give up, you will live the American Dream. –Farouk Shami Here’s what I love about this project: until three days ago I had never heard of a 68-year-old guy named Farouk Shami. Now I consider him a patriot; the first Palestinian-born hairdresser-turned-inventor on my list ofContinue Reading “Farouk Shami: Straightening Out the Economy, One Flat Iron at a Time”

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12 Important Things to Do Before Andy Grove Calls

 I’m making a list of the things I must say for politeness, And goodness and kindness and gentleness, sweetness and rightness: Hello Pardon me How are you Excuse me Bless you May I? Thank you Goodbye If you know some that I forgot, Please stick them into your eye! Shel Silverstein, “I’m Making a List,”Continue Reading “12 Important Things to Do Before Andy Grove Calls”

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Note to Andy Grove: Mind Trying on This Red, White & Blue Suit?

  Top 10 Reasons Why Andy Grove Should Be Our Captain America (continued) #5: Andy Grove knows how to balance confidence and doubt. He knows how to lead. Robert Sutton, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University and the author of Good Boss, Bad Boss, shares Grove’s own words: ‘None of us haveContinue Reading “Note to Andy Grove: Mind Trying on This Red, White & Blue Suit?”

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Paging Captain America: You Busy?

United States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To ‘AA+’ On Political Risks And Rising Debt Burden; Outlook Negative We have lowered our long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’… The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to fallsContinue Reading “Paging Captain America: You Busy?”