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  • Petraeus: Inside the Mind of a Modern Warrior

    In "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," author Paula Broadwell was given unique access to the former United States Army General and current CIA director while embedded with his soldiers for a year in Afghanistan.

    What she found was a very driven and ambitious leader, determined to succeed even under the most difficult and life threatening circumstance.

    "We do show I think a number of aspects of his leadership style," Broadwell says. "his willingness to go all in for the job, to serve the nation and his leaders is one side we show in the book."

    Broadwell also tried to take advantage of her long term access to show the personal side of the general who spent 10 years as a war commander, managing the burdens of theater.

    "You know, he doesn't take casualties very easily." She says. "One thing I got to observe when I was in Afghanistan is just how difficult it is for him and other commanders to deal with the bad news on a constant basis."

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  • World Black Market Booms

    We all know black market goods are available all over the world, but what you may not know is that if you add up all revenue generated from un-taxed business it would equal the second largest economy of the world, behind only the United States.

    This off-the-books economy is referred to as System-D, a name that grew out of French speaking parts of Africa and the Caribbean where the practice has been prevalent for years. The D is short for débrouillard, a French word used to describe particularly effective and motivated people.

    In 2012 nearly half of the worlds labor force is employed by System-D and those numbers are growing steadily, as are the revenues it generates.

    On Around the World, Christiane Amanpour sits down with Journalist Robert Neuwirth, a pioneer in the study of the System-D economy and author of the book Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy

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  • The Most Dangerous Man in China

    When filmmaker Alison Klayman was shooting the documentary "Never Sorry" about Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, she was struck by the irony that Chinese authorities would go through the trouble to install surveillance cameras in the home a man who lives his life so openly on his blog and Twitter.

    "I kind of felt that actually in some ways, the openness was almost a protection" she said. The best way to prevent the government from using his secrets against him, was to have no secrets.

    Klayman was on hand at this year's Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah to debut her documentary, "Never Sorry". She spoke with Christiane Amanpour to discuss the film and what she's taken away from one of China's most influential artists and activists.

    "He sort of has this mass appeal and ability to really engage all different kinds of audiences," she says, "whether they're sort of tech savvy or into design or architecture or art."

    "I was really won over by how genuine his, sort of,

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