The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.
Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.
Although I strongly believe each person is responsible for his own happiness, saying the gender gap doesn't exist is just ignoring reality. People that didn't experience gender-gap before, can never understand what it means.
Larry Page is on stage at TED right now. I'm at home watching. He is not wearing Google Glass. This fits the new narrative that's going on in my head: that Google doesn't know how to stick with a product.
Brand loyalty is a commodity; making customers feel valued is an integral part of doing business in the new economy (in most economies, really) -- particularly when it is always possible to find competitive prices on the Internet.