Google Ideas Director Jared Cohen once gave a speech titled “Don’t pursue ideas with obvious conclusions.”
The obvious conclusion might be that the 32-year-old Mr. Cohen and his wife, Rebecca Zubaty, would buy a home in a hip downtown neighborhood like Tribeca or the East Village.
Early in Pacific, the sequel to Tom Drury’s brilliantly deadpan 1994 novel The End of Vandalism, a character finally makes it out of Stone City, the Midwestern hamlet that serves as the backdrop for both books. On a bus ride through present-day Los Angeles, the character observes (or is observed observing): “Palm trees listed south, leaves fluttering in the wind. The Chateau Marmont rose above trees. He knew it was important but not why.”
Seth Weintraub, who covers the Google beat at Fortune, has noticed two new job postings for Google’s New York office.
The positions are at Google Ideas, an amorphous initiative at Google under which we assume seemingly random things like self-driving cars might be lumped.
“Google Ideas is a “think/do tank” focused on connecting Read More
This Thursday evening, a mix of Manhattan’s literati, business professionals, and foreign-policy wonks gathered at the Jewish-chic Soho Synogogue loft in downtown Manhattan to celebrate the release of Jared Cohen’s new book, Children of Jihad: A Young American’s Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East.
At 25, Mr. Cohen is the Bush administration’s Read More