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RIP, Nelson Mandela: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
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The photograph was taken by the crew on board the Columbia during its last mission, on a cloudless day. The picture is of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting. Half of the picture is in night. The bright dots you see are the cities' lights.

The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert. Note that the lights are already on in Holland, Paris and Barcelona. And that's still daylight in Dublin, London, Lisbon and Madrid. The sun is still shining on the Strait of Gibraltar. The Mediterranean Sea is already in darkness.


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  • Bloomberg
    Publisher, Bloomberg View, 2013 - present
  • The Huffington Post
    Executive Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • The Wall Street Journal, Talk Media, National Geographic
    Reporter, 1992 - 1997
  • The New York Times
    Editor/Reporter, 1997 - 2011
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Publisher, Bloomberg View
Tim O'Brien is the Publisher of Bloomberg View, a platform for opinion and analysis about business, politics and world affairs. 

Prior to joining Bloomberg View, Tim was the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, where he oversaw all of the site's original reporting efforts.

Tim edited a ten-part series about severely wounded war veterans, Beyond the Battlefield, for which The Huffington Post and its senior military correspondent, David Wood, received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2012.

Tim is also writing a series of historical thrillers for Random House that are set in the years after the Lincoln assassination.

The first of these novels, The Lincoln Conspiracy, an absorbing, fast-paced tale of murder, intrigue and riddles in post-Civil War Washington, was published in September, 2012. 

Prior to joining the HuffPost in early 2011, Tim was an editor and reporter at The New York Times. Tim helped oversee a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. The Times series that emerged from that work, “The Reckoning,” was also a winner of a 2009 Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism.

Prior to becoming Sunday Business editor at The New York Times in 2006, Tim was a staff writer with the Times. Among the topics and people he has written about for the paper are Wall Street, Russia, Manhattan’s art world, cybercrimes and identity theft, Warren Buffett, geopolitics, international finance, digital media, Hollywood, terrorism and terrorist financing, money laundering, gambling and white-collar fraud. He was part of a Times team that won a Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism in 1999.

Tim has also worked for The Wall Street Journal, Talk Magazine, and National Geographic. He has a B.A. cum laude in literature from Georgetown University, as well an MBA, an M.A. in U.S. History,  from Columbia University, and an M.S. in Journalism, all from Columbia University. He has lived and worked in Europe, South America and Asia.
  • Georgetown University
    English, 1984
  • Columbia University
    History, 1987
  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 1990
  • Columbia University
    Business, 1992
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