Four short links: 12 March 2013

An essential reading to inspire your morning
  1. Tom Keene Destroys Apple With One Simple Question – Bloomberg anchor, iPhone user, and (not to be rude, but) older gentleman Tom Keene somewhat inadvertently revealed a lot about the changing perceptions around Apple with one simple question. On his show today, he said to Wired writer Steve Levy, “What I see is a generational divide, is that true? Older people use iPhones, younger people use Samsungs.”
  2. 19 Tips For Success From Superachievers – What do superachievers all have in common? Authors Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield set out to find the answer with their book, The Art Of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do And How They Do It So Well. They interviewed dozens of superachievers from all professions and found some underlying traits that they share.
  3. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg suddenly in crossfire – (CNN) Sheryl Sandberg is a role model, say her defenders. The chief operating officer of Facebook earned two degrees from Harvard and spent the early part of her career in public service, rising to become chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers during the latter days of the Clinton administration. She helped build Google into a powerhouse; she has led the Facebook team in making the social media site ubiquitous. She’s a mother who cares deeply about work-life balance and has been outspoken about women pulling together.
  4. The Audacity Of Power: The Obama Administration As The Bully – In one of the most blatantly political moves in U.S. history, President Barack Obama, members of his Cabinet and his Senior Advisors have decided to use the vast power of the federal government to bully the American people into giving them even more control.

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