The Best Business Writing 2013

An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has known as "riveting and indispensable," The top company Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic courting with politics, tradition, and lifestyles. This year's choices comprise John Markoff ( New York Times) on suggestions in robotic know-how and the decline of the manufacturing unit employee; Evgeny Morozov ( New Republic) at the questionable worth of the preferred TED convention sequence and the assumption at the back of it; Paul Kiel ( ProPublica) at the ripple results of the continued foreclosures quandary; and the notorious op-ed by way of Greg Smith, released within the New York Times, asserting his holiday with Goldman Sachs over its buying and selling practices and corrupt company ethos.

Jessica Pressler ( New York) delves into the private competition among Tory and Christopher Burch, former spouses now competing to dominate the style international. Peter Whoriskey ( Washington Post) exposes the human expense of marketing prescribed drugs off-label. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza ( New York Times) examine Apple's unethical exertions practices in China. Max Abelson ( Bloomberg) reviews on Wall Street's fun response to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes ( Fortune) recounts the grisly tale of a company's unlawful trying out -- and misuse -- of a clinical gadget for revenue, and Jeff Tietz ( Rolling Stone) composes essentially the most poignant and finished pictures of the monetary crisis's dissolution of the yankee heart classification.

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The Best Business Writing 2013

An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has referred to as "riveting and indispensable," the simplest enterprise Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic courting with politics, tradition, and existence. This year's choices contain John Markoff ( long island instances) on recommendations in robotic expertise and the decline of the manufacturing unit employee; Evgeny Morozov ( New Republic) at the questionable worth of the preferred TED convention sequence and the assumption in the back of it; Paul Kiel ( ProPublica) at the ripple results of the continuing foreclosures drawback; and the notorious op-ed by way of Greg Smith, released within the big apple instances, asserting his holiday with Goldman Sachs over its buying and selling practices and corrupt company ethos.

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A car pulled out from a side road and crossed her lane. Traveling at forty to fortyfive miles per hour, Ramos couldn’t stop in time, and her minivan plowed into the other car. Ramos suffered a broken arm and injuries to her knee and hip. Her mother and granddaughter, then ten, injured their backs. Her car, little more than a year old, was wrecked. The police report puts the blame on the other driver, a woman who was nineteen years old at the time and visiting from New Jersey. In a single moment, Ramos had lost her car and ability to work.

It was odd to be confined in such a small space. “Sometimes it was a little too intimate,” Curtis says. There were times when Concita wanted to give up. “I’m going to take my son and go back home to my brothers and sisters, and you stay here,” she’d tell Curtis. They’d fight, but Curtis would say that they needed to stay together, and ultimately Concita would agree. “I always wanted to be with my family,” she says. The worst moments came when they felt immobilized, indefinitely tethered to the lot.

While a lot of that money went to general consumer spending, particularly home improvements, the largest amount went to pay off other debt. Ramos was typical in using the money from her various mortgages to keep her head above water. Many also used the funds, as she’d done, to start a business. At this time, she, her mother, and her granddaughter were still being treated for their injuries. She’d hired a lawyer to pursue a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company, but that was dragging on.

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