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The Da Vinci Code code: what's the formula for a bestselling book?

Sales figures for the most popular modern authors round up familiar suspects from Dan Brown to JK Rowling. Taken together, they hint at surprising sales secretsSteve Berry could be forgiven for asking himself every day what it takes to make a book a global bestseller. Back in 2003, the former... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sound familiar? 'Stairway to Heaven,' 'Taurus' and other sound-alike songs

Sometimes the artists change, but the songs, well, they remain the same. A recent judge's decision to allow a copyright lawsuit over the opening bars of  "Stairway to Heaven" to proceed against Led Zeppelin et al. brings to mind other twinned tunes, some of which resulted in legal battles and... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An Important Lesson for 14-Year-Old Mark Zuckerberg

Over the weekend I noticed a link to a nearly 16-year-old New York Times article appearing over and over in my Twitter feed. The piece, written by Saul Hansell and published June 9, 1998, is titled "America Online to Buy Internet Chat Service for $287 Million." In fact, the piece gained so much... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2014-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lessons In (Software) Architecture From GitHub’s New Office

While I was doing reporting for this big story about GitHub, a side discussion came up with Scott Chacon, one of GitHub’s founders and the tsar of their new office, known to GitHubbers as Office 3.0. As we talked about the architecture of the new space, a “blank slate” industrial building where... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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