Spurred by my recent adventures in D3, “Visualizing Data” is a Harvard Business Review report that goes over when/how to apply data visualization techniques/methods in order to have them be meaningful. Great read for anyone interested in data viz, analysis, etc.
Startup homies: Tax free space for your NY Startup as long as you create jobs!
How the .0001% made their money.
Interesting to see the shift from Energy and Real Estate to Finance, Tech & VC and Retail/Restaurant.
Still need to be born into the middle class and get a college degree though. I wonder what would happen if entrepreneurship, specifically technology entrepreneurship were taught at scale in low income areas…*cough* #NFTE *cough*
Kaplan and Rauh find that America’s wealthiest are no longer a collection of Rockefellers and Carnegies. During the period the researchers investigated, the number of individuals on the Forbes 400 who were the first in their family to run a business rose from 40% to 69%. Sixty percent of individuals on the list grew up wealthy in 1982 while only 32% did in 2011.
Although being born into wealth is less and less necessary for admission to the club of America’s wealthiest individuals, being born into the middle class and getting a college education remains an important prerequisite. The percentage of Forbes 400 members without any college experience declined from 17% to 5% (although the number of college dropouts rose from 6% to 8%) and the share born into poverty stayed level at 20%.
America’s .0001% is becoming more meritocratic, but the means of a middle class background remain a necessary launching board.
Let Them Eat MOOC’s by INSEAD professor Gianpiero Petriglieri
An interesting contribution to the public discourse. I don’t buy his argument as his position doesn’t take into account the massive bloat in administrative costs driving up the price of college nor the benefits of providing wide, free access to information/knowledge.
Maybe the 4 year stay at a liberal arts college will become a delicacy enjoyed only by those with the means to go and a hybrid digital/analog experience will become the norm?
While I was reading this, I couldn’t help but feel that he sounded like someone defending the print journalism industry.
Best article about Miley Cyrus/Twerking that I’ve seen. Well done @verysmartbros
I define the overly crass term ‘earboner’ as when you get goosebumps when listening to a song. According to Valorie Salimpoor, this is caused by a release of dopamine in the brain when music fulfills or surpasses your expectation of how awesome it will be. Cool.
Big banks getting out of the student loan game…interesting. Very interested in college alternatives that are recognized by employers.
PEW PEW PEW ‘MURICA. America is America because ALL Americans have the right to practice what they believe in freely and to be themselves, whoever that might be. Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Political Views, etc.
We may be backwards some (read: alot) of the time but the soldier at the end captures AND practices the ideal in a nutshell.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Things get ugly when people/groups try to impose their beliefs on other people/groups or act violently out of prejudice. *cough cough* SOME POLITICIANS *cough*