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How to be an expert

The August issue of Scientific American takes a deep look at how experts--chess grandmasters, musicians, physicians--develop their abilities. Ericsson argues that what matters is not experience per se but "effortful study," which entails continually tackling challenges that lie just beyond one's [...continue reading]

How to Detect Hidden Bias (in Yourself)

Two people-one a nattily dressed young white man, the other a middle-aged black woman who is slightly overweight-apply for a job with your organization. They seem equally qualified, but the hiring manager has an inexplicable and slightly negative reaction to the woman. "I just can't put my finger on [...continue reading]

Request a library book…via Amazon

Jon Udell shares: How to request a library book...via Amazon. Via Merlin Mann: I still can't get over how cool this is. Jon Udell's little wizard lets you generate a bookmarklet for requesting a library book-based on the Amazon page you're currently viewing. It's clearly a flawless [...continue reading]

Google Hacking Mini-Guide

Using search engines such as Google, "search engine hackers" can easily find exploitable targets and sensitive data. This article outlines some of the techniques used by hackers and discusses how to prevent your site from becoming a victim of this form of information leakage. More... Via [...continue reading]

11 steps to a better brain

Invaluable advice: 11 steps to a better brain. I'm just waiting to hear that Modafinil is becoming standard issue at all the major investment banks. [...continue reading]

TheDeal, Chief Executive Magazine, and others

Via Corante: Get TheDeal magazine and Chief Executive magazine at no charge to you. [...continue reading]

New Tool for Corporate Hackers: Google

'Google Hacking' Digs Up Sensitive Material---how people are using Google to find all sorts of confidential information. [...continue reading]

Pricenoia – Get the best prices on books, the international way!

There are six international Amazon stores. You may think that ordering from the nearest Amazon would be cheaper, but it isn't in many cases. This is what you get when you search on Pricenoia:" * We search for the price of a single book in every store in its local currency * We show you all [...continue reading]