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The importance of the World Cup

Here’s another excellent article about the World Cup’s importance throughout the world.

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“The world’s game is not just a game”

The World Cup, the world’s most-watched sporting event, begins next week. In “The World’s Game Is Not Just a Game,” Simon Kuper describes how soccer and politics are intertwined.

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Brooks on meritocracy

David Brooks on “The Merits of Meritocracy: Can self-fulfillment build character?”

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All I really need to know…

“ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED BY HAVING MY ARMS RIPPED OFF BY A POLAR BEAR.” Brilliant.

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“Wild Endowment Binge”

“John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Goes On Wild Endowment Binge.”

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Chilavert

Jose Luis Chilavert, Paraguay’s goalkeeper, vows that he’ll score score against Spain in the World Cup. He’s scored 50 goals on penalties and free kicks in his career, and if he delivers on his promise, he’ll become the first goalkeeper to score in the World Cup.

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AirlineMeals.net

AirlineMeals.net. “You fly, you get food. You like it or you don’t. But you eat it.”

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After Strom

“After Strom: Can a cracker-barrel fabulist capture South Carolina’s Senate seat?”

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England’s WC squad

England’s World Cup squad was announced this morning. Discussion regarding the team can be found here.

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Email: Context matters

In business-to-business email communication–and, indeed, in all email communication–context matters.