Obsessed with work, insensitive, socially detached, and neglectful of family and friends — these may not be the most endearing qualities in a person, but they are just a few of the common characteristics a researcher found when studying some of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.
Japanese banker Tsuyoshi Yoshiwara hardly fits today's caricature of a greedy, soulless banker. Instead, he campaigns against nuclear power, pays himself a modest salary and says compassion should be his company's key virtue.
Apple made waves with its iPhone 5 unveiling Wednesday — but perhaps not the waves it has at some of its previous launches. Are expectations too high for Apple, or is the company just not delivering like it used to? And, really, does it even matter?
Some 37 years after the United States pulled the last of its forces from Vietnam, ending the Vietnam War, the people of Vietnam are clamoring for closer ties to American culture. To do that, though, they need to know English. So in Vietnam, English is king.
Leslie T. Chang spent two years interviewing workers for her book Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China Chang thinks Westerns who feel guilty about buying the electronics these Chinese workers assemble are missing the point.
In what was a highly anticipated announcement, Apple announced that it would be reducing — or at least stemming the growth — in its cash accounts by doing what most investment experts said they would do: issue a regular dividend and buy back shares. Some of Apple's fans had hoped for a big move, like purchasing a company or unveiling some new product.
Time magazine compiled a list of 50 of the biggest, most consequential inventions of the past year. Siri made the list. So did a malaria vaccine, But others, you'll have to read to believe.
When Steve Jobs was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, he approached Walter Isaacson to write his biography. Isaacson said no, not knowing about the cancer. In 2009, however, he agreed and the book that was released last week is a best-seller.