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Om enjoys the weekend with 7 stories – ranging from the Best Pickpocket in Las Vegas to Amazing Bowling!

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Happy 2013 everyone. I am starting off a new year with the promise that I will try and share interesting stories to read every weekend. This week, I am starting with some fun stuff — pickpockets and resolutions.

A pickpocket’s tale: New Yorker’s Adam Green writes about master pickpocket Apollo Robbins of Las Vegas. It is just a delightful read and it also taught me a lot about a man and his devotion to his art/craft.

Jerry Seinfeld intends to die standing: Talking about devotion to one’s craft, this profile of Jerry Seinfeld is pretty eye-opening and educational.

Pre Globalism: Kevin Kelly talks about the ease of global tourism and our shrinking world. I quite enjoyed this post by ex-Wired editor who is also one of my favorite writers/thinkers.

The most amazing bowling story: Yeah, it is the quest for perfect score and how it almost killed Bill Fong. Great piece.

How do you explain machine learning and data mining to non computer people?: Good question — and great answers on this Quora thread.

Five things you can do to succeed in keeping your New Year resolutions: Deb Lee has some good tips that are worth noting.

Me, myself and I: Olivia Laing writes about the downsides and upsides of loneliness. Being an ex-New Yorker, I know what she means.

As ever, Om Malik is eclectic, offering interesting reads.

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Written by Ed Campbell

January 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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