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A Brief History of Money

Or, how we learned to stop worrying and embrace the abstraction.
Jun 2012
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Cryptocurrency

The bitcoin, a virtual medium of exchange, could be a real alternative to government-issued money—but only if it survives hoarding by speculators.
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The Billion-Dollar Blade

How the Gillette company reinvented the razor—and itself.

May 1998
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Invasion of the Story Snatchers

Is Silicon Valley ready for its close-up? Agents, producers, and publishers think so—and the writers are already hard at work.
Nov 1998
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The New Economy Was a Myth, Right?

Wrong.
Jul 2002
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Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?

May 2011
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Blame Iacocca

How the former Chrysler CEO caused the corporate scandals.
Jul 2002
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Later

What does procrastination tell us about ourselves?

Oct 2010
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Turn of the Century

William Sellers knew that the end of the hand-tooled machine age was nigh. So he grabbed the manufacturing elite by the nuts and bolts and dragged them into the mass production era. A case study in the power of standards.
Apr 2011