We often hear the story of Passover as a tale of liberation, but its richest core truth is one of joyful obedience

A Long Obedience

APRIL 14, 2014

David Brooks

Monday night was the start of Passover, the period when Jews celebrate the liberation of the Israelites from slavery into freedom. Read more of this post

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How to survive a “flat management” mutiny

How to survive a “flat management” mutiny

BY DAVID BARRETT, GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 
ON APRIL 14, 2014

Flat management structures are all the rage, and with good reason: innovation is the lifeblood of a startup, and nothing kills innovation like micromanagement. But scaling a flat management structure is harder than it seems. Plenty has already been written about the risks of accidentally creating the stuff of highschool Read more of this post

Shocking no one, frothy food startups hit a five year funding high

Shocking no one, frothy food startups hit a five year funding high

BY CARMEL DEAMICIS 
ON APRIL 14, 2014

There may be skeptics out who think food startups are just restaurants with investment funding. Chipotle meets Kleiner Perkins. Unoriginal and doomed for failure. Read more of this post

Rich Start-Ups Go Back for Another Helping

Rich Start-Ups Go Back for Another Helping

By DAVID GELLES and MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

April 13, 2014

Quora, a question-and-answer website, didn’t need to raise money. It had barely touched $60 million in venture capital that it accepted just two years ago.

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The problem facing Asia’s emerging smartphone makers is that they don’t make smartphones

The problem facing Asia’s emerging smartphone makers is that they don’t make smartphones

By Leo Mirani @lmirani

April 14, 2014

Micromax, an Indian company that emerged from nowhere to become the second-largest smartphone maker (after Samsung) by market share in India’s growing market, has a problem: It doesn’t make smartphones. Like most homegrown brand-name sellers of smartphones in Asia, it outsources production to manufacturers in China. Xiaomi, Micromax’s counterpart in China, has built a reputation for well-designed phones at prices few others can match. But it finds itself in the same boat. Read more of this post

KDDI sending futuristic technologies to a screen near you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pO5Y3uelS4#t=45

KDDI sending futuristic technologies to a screen near you

BY KAZUAKI NAGATA

STAFF WRITER

APR 14, 2014

While technology continues to brings us new and unexpected ways to make our lives more convenient, it is difficult to predict how much further it will evolve and the impact it will have on the world. Read more of this post

In China, a Big Jet Becomes a Status Symbol

In China, a Big Jet Becomes a Status Symbol

APRIL 14, 2014

By JOE SHARKEY

IN the United States, public reaction to the corporate use of business jets can be scathing when instances of obvious excess become publicized, such as the day in 2008 when the top executives of the Detroit automakers each used a private jet to fly to Washington to argue for $25 billion in taxpayer bailouts. Read more of this post

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