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Book Review: The Frenzy of Renown – Fame and Its History by Leo Braudy

What makes fame so alluring to audiences and yet so disillusioning for the object of fame? How have the criteria for what deserves or attracts fame changed in different historical eras? What makes people famous? Is it their exemplary conduct … Continue reading

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A Little Something About The Self (Or, How The Kindle Can Save Our Asses)

As I get older, I find obnoxious marketing increasingly aggravating. Obnoxious marketing consists of repetitive, loud, colorful, repetitive, artfully crafted, obtrusive, repetitive, unsolicited messages designed to seize your attention whether you want them or not. Obnoxious marketing readily interrupts sustained … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali: Do It For Love

“A man who truly does something from his heart,” Muhammad Ali once said, “don’t look for thanks, nor do he look to see the results, he just do it.” You may recognize the last 3 words, hijacked for a Nike … Continue reading

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