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In Tokyo. View from Roppongi Hills.
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This is funny because it's the truth. Most Asian restaurants in Europe are like this. I have seen a lot of "Thai/Chinese/Japanese" combo restaurants.
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Love the retro look in these photos!
 
Will Glenn and Maggie be reunited? 

See more from Steve and Lauren's Los Angeles Magazine photoshoot: http://bit.ly/1pqvonS
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They clean up nice. ..if they would have met b4 the walker's vs now..lol
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Good review of the Nexus 5. Yes, the camera does suck as with all previous Nexus phones. Trade offs have to be made to get the price point down. But I wish that we would invest more in the camera and less on the gigabytes and gigahertz.
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Hi Sonia, I have used the Nexus One, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus. The cameras on all those Google phones are terrible at low light. Especially my current phone the Galaxy Nexus.

All the reviews that I have read on the Nexus 5 suggest that the camera has not improved. There is the HDR mode which takes better pictures but that's not the default mode. And that means 90%+ of people will not see the improved pictures. If something is not the default setting, it will not get used by the vast majority of people.
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I'm a little surprised that only 4 wallets were recovered in Zürich in this "Lost Wallet" experiment. 

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/most-honest-cities-lost-wallet-test/
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It's good to be back in New York after so many years! The last time I was here the twin towers were still standing.
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In Mallorca.
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There are many different variation of "The Pale Blue Dot" speech by Carl Sagan on youtube. This one is my favorite.
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In London. It seems strange to drive on the wrong side of the road. :)
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Very good (and long) article on Jeff Bezos.
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+Business Insider occasionally runs good articles. This is one of them. In reading this long story about +Marissa Mayer I keep thinking about James Collins' books "Built to Last" and "Good to Great". You have to read these two books in order to understand what makes separates good companies from great companies. And the characteristics of the leaders who built these companies that last. CEOs who are "rock stars" generate a great deal of press and amass great personal fortune and fame. But are these leaders the type of people who can built great enduring organizations? I am doubtful.

This subject is of great importance particularly to Yahoo investors. A rock star CEO has definitely generated a lot of buzz for the stock.  But I am skeptical that this run can last. Here is some food for thought:

Can you name some of the great CEOs of Philip Morris? Yes the Marlboro man company. Can't? I cannot name a single Philip Morris CEO either. Philip Morris is an example of a great enduring company that is built to last. Its history goes back more than 150 years. If you invested $1000 in Philip Morris in 1957, you would have more than $4.6 million dollars in 2003 (Data according to Jeremy Siegel - The Future for Investors). That's an astounding 460,000% return on investment!

Contrast that with the tech giants of today (return since IPO):

Google 700%
Apple 14,000%
Microsoft 34,000%

Rock star CEOs are definitely not necessary in order to build and run a great company. If anything, they can be detrimental. Do read James Collins' books though. They are great.

http://www.businessinsider.com/marissa-mayer-biography-2013-8?op=1
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Good insight. I am interested in reading the books
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This is a restaurant that specializes in pintxo. They have a wide selection of both hot and cold pintxos. Menu comes different languages though the picture menu is only in Catalan. Overall good experience.
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Best Teppanyaki that I have had in a while. They also serve authentic Kobe beef. Yes it is very expensive but it is worth it in my opinion. The set menu that I had also comes with abalone. The chef brought out the live abalone still moving in its shell before cooking it. Overall, I highly recommend this place when you come to Tokyo.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
This is the best way to get to/from the Arlanda airport! I bought tickets in advance and the tickets were sent to me via SMS. The train is fast and clean and had plenty of space for luggage.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This is a very beautiful palace. The outdoor garden area is huge and it's free. You need a ticket for only for seeing the interior.
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Very nice all inclusive resort in Mallorca! It has direct access to the beach and it also has an indoor swimming pool with sauna. The buffet was great! Lots of varieties of food. The only downside is that it is far away from Palma. I had to take an hour long bus ride into Palma in order to do some shopping. The western side of Mallorca does not have a big shopping district.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This is another "must see" place in Stockholm. This is not just a typical palace visit of going from room to room looking at artwork and furniture. You can also see the crown jewels, the history of how this palace is built, learn about the fires that destroyed the palace, etc.
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reviewed 7 months ago
This is a very small museum and I was not that impressed. I thought they would have more information on the actual award ceremony or on the medal itself. But no, they had no such information. Instead they had a lot of small exhibits on things made possible by the award winners (such as computers, hard drives, medical breakthroughs, etc). I would not recommend coming here. There are more interesting places to see in Stockholm.
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