Stephen Covey (1932-2012)

Yesterday, self-help author and business leader Stephen Covey died at 79. Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (and many other bestsellers), Covey will be remembered as an inspirational teacher and leader. Tonight I appeared on WSJ.com LIVE to discuss his legacy. Stephen Covey, a business management professor, had studied effective styles of leadership and organization … Continued

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Why I’m Quitting Facebook; or, A Social Suicide Note

by Nash Keune Last February, I was informed that Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal Opinion section would be calling me in the beginning of March to interview me as part of my application for a fellowship at the Journal. It was to be easily the most important interview–maybe the most important … Continued

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The Summer of Modesty–WSJ Pin-Up-Girl glamour returns and is kind to women’s curves; bye-bye, bikini. Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade to Publish Book on Fatherhood–Page Views “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball” is D-Wade’s memoir of childhood, growth, and fatherhood. What Pop Culture Favorites Do Academics Study Most?–Slate The intellectual allure of The … Continued

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Red, Blue, and Purple: Hollywood Tries Bipartisan Bashing–NY Times . . . a movie called “The Campaign,” set for release by Warner Brothers on Aug. 10, may settle one of the tougher questions confronting an inflamed political culture: Is bipartisan humor even possible in an election year? Composer John Adams New Score Provides New Take … Continued

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Ten Fictional Characters People Need to Stop Idolizing–Flavorwire We all need idols, and considering how central books, film, and TV can be to our lives, it makes sense that so many of us count fictional characters among our role models. But not every charismatic protagonist is an Atticus Finch — or even a Leslie Knope. … Continued

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Sendak Understood That Children Needed to be Terrified–Slate Jon Stewart, Religion Teacher Extraordinaire–Religion & Politics Is the Novel Dead? Hardly–WSJ “New Girl” & Awkwardness of Young Adulthood–Atlantic Monsieur Lazhar: A Film About Grief, Education–James Bowman How Gay Went Mainstream on TV–NY Times Ben Affleck’s Argo, Where the CIA Meets Hollywood–Slate The Many Looks of Fashionista Anna … Continued

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The Fantasy Life of Working Women–Katie Roiphe in Newsweek Related: Nothing Wrong With Reading Escapist Fiction–WSJ What’s Up With the No Pulitzer for Fiction Decision?–NYT The Life of Scarlett Johansson, Blonde Venue–Vogue After Years of Brooding, Rufus Wainwright Embraces Pop–Newsweek Online Dating and the Organization Kid–Jezebel Watch This, Not That: Ten Best Films at Tribeca … Continued

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Celebrities at Prom, Awkward or Cute?–The Daily Beast Odd Couple: China Meets Hollywood–WSJ Miley Cyrus, Exercise Addict?–Daily Mail Will Blue Like Jazz Save Christian Cinema?–Atlantic . . . And Love Handles for All–Frank Bruni in NYT Celebrate Tax Day With These Tax-Troubled Stars–E! Tupac Returns to Stage After Dying Fifteen Years Ago–Gawker The Role and … Continued

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Nicki Minaj’s Schizophrenic New Album–Atlantic Mad Men v. The Artist: TV Today Is Better Than Film–Vanity Fair John Grisham’s Favorite Mistake–Newsweek The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin–Shelby Steele Damsels in Distress & The Flowers of Youth–NYT Where Are All the Normal Men?–Huff Po 10 Most Ridic Uses of Internet In Movies–CableTvProviders

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The Original Frenemies: Oral History of Siskel & Ebert–Slate Hunger Games Reviewed: Reality TV, Opiate of Masses–Roger Ebert Hunger Games: A Story of Sacrifice and Survival–LA Times French Bread Spiked With LSD in CIA Experiment–Telegraph TV’s Relentlessly Negative Portrait of Men–PJ Media The Real War Is Not Against Women, but Men–Andrew Klavan Loyalty, Intrigue, Murder: … Continued

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