Farewell to the Man who Reframed IT's Frontiers
The man who changed the world: Apple founder Steve Jobs dies weeks after quitting as boss of firm he started in his garage. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg praises his "mentor and friend."
What's the Latest Development?
Apple founder Steve Jobs' death after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer has many reflecting on the mastermind's legacy and his singularity as a tech trailblazer. Apple's board of directors issued a statement saying his brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."
What's the Big Idea?
Jobs succeeded in creating an atmosphere of teamwork and togetherness, while also demanding nothing but the best. "His employees notoriously followed him like a messiah, while also cowering from him in fear." His demand for perfection, however, seems to have inspired the best—with job satisfaction ratings among staff at Apple the highest in the industry.
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, explains his plan for success.
- Jeff Bezos had a clear vision for Amazon.com from the start.
- He was inspired by a statistic he learned while working at a hedge fund: In the '90s, web usage was growing at 2,300% a year.
- Bezos explains why books, in particular, make for a perfect item to sell on the internet.
It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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