Profiles

A Profile of Fred Rogers

March 30, 2020

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica have written a series of mini-biographies, many of those about whom we have previously known little, if anythng. Not so, Fred Rogers. Here is an excerpt. To learn more about him and other subejects, please…

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Remembering Harold Bloom

February 5, 2020

Here is an excerpt from another profile of courage in The New York Times‘ series, “The Lives They LIved,” in this instance written by Sam Anderson.  To read the complete article as well as others in the series, please click…

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She’s Taking on Elon Musk on Solar. And Winning.

January 30, 2020

Here is another superb article from David Gelles for The New York Times in which he shares his conversation with Lynn Jurich. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain information about deep-discount subscriptions, please click here. Credit: …

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Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Rona, Pioneering Scientist Amid Dangers of War

September 22, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Veronique Greenwood about Elizabeth Rona, one of a countless number of persons who were overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in…

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Reid Hoffman: “You Can’t Just Sit on the Sidelines”

June 5, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Reid Hoffman for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. * * * Reid Hoffman’s fingerprints are all over Silicon Valley. A Bay Area…

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Gwyneth Paltrow Is All Business

March 22, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Gwyneth Paltrow for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * * The Oscar winner…

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Julia Hartz Founded Eventbrite With Her Fiancé. Then She Took His Job.

February 16, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Julia Hartz for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * * The California native…

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Julie Sweet of Accenture Could See Her Future. So She Quit Her Job.

February 6, 2019

Now, as Accenture’s chief executive of North America, she helps major companies figure out the future. She is also working on creating true gender equality at the office. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Julie Sweet for The New York Times.…

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Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.

February 5, 2019

The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” one that future doctors, lawyers and politicians should all possess. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Hadi Partovi for The New…

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Tristan Walker on the Roman Empire and Selling a Start-Up to Procter & Gamble

January 22, 2019

Frustrated with the “ethnic beauty” aisle and products that didn’t work, he built a company for the demographic future. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Tristan Walker for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other…

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