Distractions: The Penis, Steve Jobs and the statistician

Had to find some distractions this morning. Been left childminding two five-year olds so an escape from pretending to be a Springer Spaniel was in order. So here goes...The penis, Steve Jobs, religion and birth rates. Sorry.

Baring all: The second most popular article on The Economist website is headlined The penis: Cross to bare. Which goes some way to indicate what sells a story. I leave it to you to find out what it's about. Whoever said the Economist was stuffy? 
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Just the Jobs: The Harvard Business Review has listed the top one hundred CEOs in the world. No 1 is, of course, Steve Jobs - still being lauded after his death. I got his biography for Christmas. Here's a quote from a memo sent by Jef Raskin, a former colleague from way back in the day: "Very often, when told of a new idea, he will immediately attack it and say that it is worthless or even stupid, and tell you that it was a waste of time to work on it. This alone is bad management, but if the idea is a good one he will soon be telling people about it as though it was his own." Oh dear.
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Birth right: I was thinking about the real meaning of Christmas and ended up on a video of the Swedish statistician Hans Rosling talking about religion and birth rates. It was recorded in the middle of the year, but how christmassy can you get?
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