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Why Some People Are Great at School, But Only So-So at Life

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Originally posted on also.roybahat.com

Years ago, I had the experience of meeting Donald Trump. I worked in city government in New York and he wanted to buy a building from the city. (He pitched poorly, and totally misread his civic nerd audience, telling us over and over how Britney Spears had a whole floor of rooms at his hotel….)

He did say one thing that’s stuck in my mind ever since:

Strangers Help a Wheelchair Racer (and Find Out Later She’s a Gold Medalist)

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The mystery of the Chinese Paralympic champion in the New York City Marathon took a while to unravel.

The champion, Zou Lihong, was supposed to re-enact a great showdown from the Rio Games, where she beat the favored American, Tatyana McFadden, by a hair in the wheelchair marathon. But when McFadden crossed the Central Park finish line as the champion on Sunday, she hadn’t seen Zou for miles. None of the competitors had. Questions to a race official yielded no clue as to what had happened.

Working at One World Trade Center

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AECOM Impact blog

As part of the AECOM Impact blog’s #CoolJobs series, Carolyn Caranante discusses how her work as an architectural project manager at One World Trade Center in New York City for Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, motivates her every day.

Hacking the Rails: The Journey So Far

Jakub Misiorny is a Software Developer for Bloomberg R&D and one of two Bloomberg mentors advising the HackTrain teams on their journey. Here he shares his experiences so far.
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Now.

We’re 20 hours into our journey and the HackTrain has reached it’s second stop: the beautiful city of York.

Watch: PlantBottle Films Invite Consumers to ‘See Bottles Differently’

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Coke’s PlantBottle packaging, without question, is an environmental breakthrough. But can the technology – which uses plant material to produce PET plastic bottles and much more – break through to today’s consumers, who are increasingly inundated with “green marketing” messages?

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