Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Magazine Reading Notes 11: 2008 Mar-Jun

BusinessWeek - Apr 21
"Amazon Takes On IBM, Oracle and HP" about cloud computing offering from Amazon
Time - Apr 7
"Wake Up and Sell the Coffee" about Howard Schultz returning to Starbucks

Time - Apr 21
"10 Questions with Randy Pausch" about his "Last Lecture" which can be seen on http://www.youtube.com/ and has been made into a book
"Five Best Blogs": http://www.huffingtonpost.com/, http://www.lifehacker.com/, http://www.metafilter.com/, http://www.treehugger.com/, http://www.postsecret.com/

Time - May 5
"The Next J.K. Rowling?" about Stephanie Meyer the writer of the "Twilight" young-adult novel series... http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1734838,00.html

BusinessWeek - Apr 28
"HP Labs Latest Experiment: Itself" about the new HP Labs initiative to focus on 20 to 30 major projects... http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_17/b4081072888929.htm?chan=search
"The Buzz from Starbucks Customers" about the month-old site http://www.mystarbucksidea.com/ and how it's giving customers a voice to the company

Fast Company - May
"How a Small Band of Sci-Fi Geeks in Leading Hollywood" about the youthful creators of shows such as "Lost", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Heroes"

Time - May 12
"100 Most Influential People" issue... http://www.time.com/time/magazine/0,9263,7601080512,00.html

"Fun with Photoshop" about the hit web comedy series "You Suck at Photoshop"
Story on http://www.techcrunch.com/ blog about Silicon Valley business
Story about online news rating site http://www.digg.com/
Story about Elizabeth Gibert who wrote "Eat, Pray, Love" as well as a short story in issue 141 of "The Paris Review"
Piece on multi-touch screen designer Jeff Han
Piece on Doctor Mehmet Oz
Piece on Randy Pausch and his "last lecture"

BusinessWeek - May 19
"A Touch of Genius" about the new innovations in touchscreen technology
"Mining the Office Chatter" about HP's "Water Cooler" aggregation tool to see what's been written on blogs...

BusinessWeek - Apr 14
"A Town Torn Apart by Itself" about Nestle Waters N.A. and it's attempt to build an Arrowhead bottled water plant in McCloud, CA... http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_15/b4079042498703.htm?chan=search

BusinessWeek - Mar 31
"Morphing Video Games into Movies" about Electronic Arts new business model of using it's games in other mediums... http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_13/b4077076429342.htm?chan=search
"From Hitmen to Hitless" about the management changes at HBO amidst it's troubles recreating past success... http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_13/b4077050393595.htm?chan=search

BusinessWeek - Apr 28
Story about the Flip Video camcorder from San Francisco company Pure Digital Technologies

Fast Company - Jun
"China Invades Africa" special report about the resource grab now taking place


Esquire - May
"The Things That Carried Him" by Chris Jones about the journey home for deceased Sergeant Joe Montgomery... http://www.esquire.com/features/things-that-carried-him
Mention by Chris Jones of writer W.C. Heinz and his story "Death of a Racehorse" from a 1949 New York Sun... http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/index.php/topic,28073.0.html
"1,026 Pages of Required Reading" about the following books: "The Garden of Last Days" by Andre Dubus III, "Peace" by Richard Bausch and "The Lararus Project" by Aleksandar Hemon
"Retool, Reboot, Rebuild" by Mehmet Oz, M.D. with a seven-day guide to improving personal health... http://www.esquire.com/features/better-man/better-man-0508
"The Better Man" piece on Don Wildman by Susan Casey... who is a regular Esquire contributor and wrote "The Devil's Teeth" about her time on the Farallon Islands... http://www.esquire.com/features/don-wildman-0508

Esquire - Jun
Mention of David Sedaris book "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" that comes out June '08
Note from Mehmet Oz, M.D. about the benefit for people over 35 to take 2 baby aspirin daily to thin the blood and kill inflammation