My Ideas, My Boss’s Property; Workers are being forced to sign over their ideas to their employer

My Ideas, My Boss’s Property


SAN DIEGO — THE big story in Silicon Valley these days is a class-action lawsuit alleging that several major tech companies, including Google and Apple, agreed not to try to hire away one another’s employees — thereby hindering workers from seeking out better-paying jobs. Read more of this post

Happiness and Its Discontents; Are you satisfied with your life? How are you feeling? Does either question tell us what we really want to know?

Happiness and Its Discontents


APRIL 13, 2014, 8:00 PM 3 Comments

What does it mean to be happy?

The answer to this question once seemed obvious to me. To be happy is to be satisfied with your life. If you want to find out how happy someone is, you ask him a question like, “Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole?” Read more of this post

Leaner and More Efficient, British Printers Push Forward in Digital Age; Despite steady declines in revenue, automation has allowed big printing companies to produce magazines and other publications quickly and at less cost

Leaner and More Efficient, British Printers Push Forward in Digital Age



PETERBOROUGH, England — At a media conference a few years ago, the editor of The Guardian newspaper, contemplating the future of print, recalled his paper’s installation of its newest presses in 2005. Read more of this post

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