Smart Links 02 April 2012
Commentary on China cracking, getting things done, make sure that loto ticket is real, Japan hogwash, Ziggy, one thing at a time, and that Budget ain't what we were expecting.
China’s economic adjustment is fraught with risk. Thanks to David of London.
Spectator -- Cracks in China
The Communist party knows it needs to change, but it is riven with indecision.
David Bowie 40 years on.
London Review of Books -- So Ordinary, So Glamorous
The most recent Christmas issue of French Vogue, dedicated to ‘Noël en Musique’, had on its cover a photograph of Kate Moss done up as Ziggy Stardust.
Pick your own speed.
Derek Sivers -- There's no speed limit. The lessons that changed my life.
Whether you're a student, teacher, or parent, I think you'll appreciate this story of how one teacher can completely and permanently change someone's life in only a few lessons.
Kiss my ass I won the lottery.
It is amazing what the impact of a free trip to Japan and jet lag will do to journalistic integrity.
Guardian -- What's the story of the next decade? The rebirth of Japan
The country's urge to reset its business culture is a lesson to Britain in finding the way back to prosperity.
Someone should write the book ‘One Thing at a Time’. (ed’s note – only use a cell phone for emergencies, only use your i-phone to check for messages three times a day, take real vacation, learn to enjoy brushing your teeth, and taste your food ).
HBR Blog -- The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time
Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?
The base is getting restless.
National Post -- Harper’s Tories are starting to look a lot like Chrétien’s Liberals, policy-wise
Call it the great Budget headfake of 2012.
Something to ponder -- 'A friend's good fortune is a blessing.'
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