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Watercooler Stories – July 12, 2012 – UPI.com

Eatery ordered to ditch ‘Olympic’ name PHILADELPHIA, July 12 (UPI) — The owner of a Philadelphia lunch counter at a public market said the U.S. Olympic Committee is forcing him to remove the word “Olympic” from its name. Athens Voulgaridis, whose family bought the Olympic Gyro eatery at Reading Terminal …

African entrepreneurs: Parallel players | The Economist

Why many of Africa’s budding businessfolk are jacks-of-all-trades ONE of the many terms Silicon Valley has bequeathed to the business world is “serial entrepreneur”, a label for those restless souls who start one business after another. Perhaps Africa can now contribute another expression: the “parallel entrepreneur”. More than in any …

Changing the Subject – NYTimes.com

Let’s talk about the Senate races. It’s a matter of mental health. We cannot spend the next six months fixating on Romney versus Obama. Before you know it, we’ll be so bored that we’ll start arguing about whether it’s seemly for the president to brag about killing Osama bin Laden. …