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François Rochon: In praise of "Outsider" CEOs

Bill Stiritz, Bill Anders, Henry Singleton and Dick Smith are likely names you have never heard before.

Yet they all share a common peculiarity: they are featured in The Outsiders, a terrific book by William Thorndike that was recently recommended by Warren Buffett in an annual letter. 664 more words

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Women Writers Reading Challenge #16: Personal History by Katharine Graham

It’s hard to write about yourself. Examining yourself objectively isn’t easy, and to share your weaknesses as well as strengths with the world is even more difficult. 202 more words

Reading Challenge

Rare JFK Vacation Photos Will Go Under the Hammer

Rare photographs of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline on vacation in Cape Cod will be put up for auction later this month.

The pictures were taken in August 1961 and depict the then First Couple in rare moments of candor — the former president casually enjoying a meal at Listerine heiress Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon’s beach house, Jackie smoking a cigarette and JFK going for a swim in the bay. 64 more words

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[caption id="attachment_61331" align="alignnone" width="590"]HYANNIS PORT, MA  - JUNE 1953:  Senator John F. Kennedy and fiance Jacqueline Bouvier go sailing while on vacation at the Kennedy compound in June 1953 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. (Photo by Hy Peskin/Getty Images) HYANNIS PORT, MA - JUNE 1953: Senator John F. Kennedy and fiance Jacqueline Bouvier go sailing while on vacation at the Kennedy compound in June 1953 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. (Photo by Hy Peskin/Getty Images)[/caption]

Ben Bradlee, Secret Government Stalwart

Ben Bradlee, Secret Government Stalwart

by DC Dave

Now that he has died, as you might expect, my local newspaper is gushing all over Ben Bradlee. 1,533 more words

Big Money

Ben Bradlee and the importance of private ownership

Previously published at WGBHNews.org.

Several months ago I re-read what David Halberstam had to say about The Washington Post in “The Powers That Be,” his monumental 1979 book about the rise of the Post, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine and CBS News. 1,090 more words

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Ben Bradlee: 1921-2014

“Go on home, get a nice hot bath. Rest up… 15 minutes. Then get your asses back in gear.” 1,182 more words

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Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, 1921-2014

Former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee has died at the age of 93.

Bradlee had been in failing health for some time, but it’s still a shock that this legendary figure is no longer with us.  115 more words

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