Politics & Current Affairs

Problems in corporate America are often connected to the fact that management is no longer answerable to the people who actually own their companies.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt couldn’t spell, but he had a consummate passion for competition.

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Digitization has actually made working on biographies more laborious. The sheer amount of material means that the process actually takes longer if you're going to be thorough.

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Although biographies often focus on individuals, they’re really about exploring big historical trends.