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Archive for November, 2011

Excellent Stanford podcast from @bfeld

Posted by sprague on November 27, 2011

about the importance of curiosity in everything worth doing:

if you look at a lot of the things I’ve done, it’s because I was interested in how it worked…and from that sometimes came really interesting things to invest in, and other times didn’t,  but that’s usually the origin point for me.

 

Podcast version is here.

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Posted by sprague on November 24, 2011

Instead of the usual healthy fruit for an afternoon snack at the office, today they’re serving turkey! Happy thanksgiving. (Taken with Instagram at Microsoft Beijing West Campus)

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Posted by sprague on November 23, 2011

Looks like Christmas is celebrated early everywhere, even in Beijing. (Taken with Instagram at 中关村基督教堂 Zhongguancun Christian Church)

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Posted by sprague on November 17, 2011

Rare rainfall In Beijing. Bring out my emergency pancho (Taken with Instagram at Starbucks 星巴克 • Xinzhongguan 新中关)

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Posted by sprague on November 8, 2011

Election Day in Beijing’s Haidian district. Gov’t officials came to our building because it’s important to exercise our democratic rights. (Taken with Instagram at Microsoft Beijing West Campus)

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Posted by sprague on November 5, 2011

I’ve used my Gaggia espresso machine every single morning for 4 months so it’s about time I descale it, huh? (Taken with instagram)

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Posted by sprague on November 5, 2011

No heat in our apartment until the government says so.

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Posted by sprague on November 4, 2011

Prediction: within three years, we’ll see the publishing industry split into two tiers. Bestselling authors will work with traditional publishers—Simon & Schuster, Random House, and HarperCollins. And new authors will prove themselves in the self-publishing arena before they’re allowed to play in the big leagues.

http://www.hollybrady.com/the-future-of-book-publishing-two-predictions

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