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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2001-08-01

In this week's edition:  time-tested business models,
multitasking & memory loss, stock-market addiction, bogus
missile-defense tests and more...
A Time article says that most corporations no longer see
aggressiveness as a key trait in hiring new employees.
In a Strategy & Business interview, Pulitzer-prizewinning
historian Jared Diamond applies lessons learned from the
governance of empires to business management.
An Industry Standard article explores the Gillette model --
giving away the razor to sell the blades -- and where it is
appropriate to apply in modern business.
A Time Europe article exposes the rampant health problems
and genetic defects afflicting purebred show-dogs.
A researcher has discovered that dogs make a distinctive
sound when at play that is closely analogous to a laugh,
reports Science News.

A New Republic article enumerates the inherent differences
between celluloid motion picture film and digital video, and
hopes that DV artistry will evolve beyond the simple
simulation of film.
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An American Prospect article poses an intriguing question: 
Does the "multitasking" so many of us do in our daily lives
have an effect on our memory?
Prozac's patent expires in August, an occasion which has
caused many to speculate on the antidepressant drug's
legacy, according to U.S. News.
An American Prospect article by two doctors argues for the
sale of the effective allergy drugs Claritin and Zyrtec over
the counter in the U.S.

---International Politics---
U.S. News reports on the tough road ahead of new Indonesian
leader Megawati Sukarnoputri.
Time reports on Mexican President Vicente Fox's request that
the U.S. grant legal status to an estimated 4.5 million
illegal immigrants.
An editorial in The Weekly Standard expresses frustration at
the U.S.'s policy of appeasement toward China.
---Internet & E-Business---
An exhaustive study segments online usage into seven
distinct "moods" of web browsing.  A Strategy & Business
article suggests ways websites should utilize this
More people are beginning to worry now about the unknown
health hazards of semiconductor manufacturing, reports
Salon, a process that uses large quantities of some
unpleasant chemicals.

---Social Issues---
Salon reports on allegations that Indian guru Sai Baba,
worshiped by millions, is also a pedophile.
A Kiplingers feature highlights the world of stock-market
junkies, whose addiction can be as devastating as any other
gambling habit.
Accommodating shantytowns, rather than building public
housing ghettoes, may be the best way to shelter the world's
poorest urbanites, a Metropolis article suggests.
---U.S. Politics & Society---
The target missile shot down in the recent "successful" test
of the U.S. missile defense system was rigged with a
satellite beacon, reports Salon.