The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin has a great read today on former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond. Last summer, Diamond resigned from Barclays top post amid the LIBOR rigging scandal. One of the memorable moments of that day was when his daughter Nell, who is a prolific Tweeter, Tweeted at a British politicians telling them to #hmd. (a.k.a. "hold my d***"). Diamond told...
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Benedict Nightingale’s “Great Moments in the Theatre” is more a theater lover’s journal than a history lesson, but it puts an engaging spin on the chronology of the Western stage.
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Aaron Sorkin says he is struggling with how to reference the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the upcoming second season of “The Newsroom.” “That’s a tough thing to write about without minimizing it or exploiting it or just spreading cheese wiz all over it,” he admitted...
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"The greatest battle of the 20th Century wasn't on television; it was television," begins Aaron Sorkin's "The Farnsworth Invention.
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As 'Oz the Great and Powerful' reminds us, when it comes to pop culture, there's no place like Oz.
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NEW YORK (Reuters Blogs) -- Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York Times defends the Cyprus deal today, on the grounds that (a) Cyprus is “tiny”, and “largely irrelevant to the global economy”; (b) Cyprus is a genuinely unique case; (c) it would be grossly unfair not to bail in Russian depositors, who are generally losing less than they’ve made in interest over the past few...
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Leadership is conducted across a series of moments – moments of opportunity and opportunities to make an impact. Whether planned or unplanned, seen or unseen, known or unknown, they go by in a flash. Taking advantage of those opportunities involves managing the preludes leading up to the moments, the moments of impact themselves, and the follow-through after moments pass.
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There have been moments of triumph — the high school student whose kicking skills helped his football team win a state championship. And there have been moments of tragedy — the death of a young man at the hands of a sheriff’s deputy for the “crime” of staying too long in a movie theater.
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It was a Sunday night in Los Angeles, and Piers Morgan was back on the red carpet. But this time, he was one of people answering questions. Morgan was in town to moderate the panel discussion with Aaron Sorkin and the cast of HBO's The Newsroom for the Paley Center for Media's annual PaleyFest. The close to two hour event ended up revolving around Morgan and CNN as much as...
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'Oz the Great and Powerful' is no 'Wizard of Oz,' but it has its share of entertaining moments.
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