Thank God It’s Thanksgiving Week Links – 2
* For the propaganda vault: Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires.
* I’ve already asked on Facebook and Twitter, but does anyone know what “Psychological Test: BC” means on Kennedy’s Harvard application? I assume it means “extremely deluded narcissist, do not give any power,” but I’m curious about the precise scale involved. PS: Stick around for a bold “letter of recommendation from my dad” choice at the end.
* The wisdom of markets: Eight months ago, Snapchat was valued at $70 million. Today, it is valued at $4 billion, even though it has zero revenue. Six months ago, Pinterest was valued at $2.5 billion. Today, it is valued at $3.8 billion — and no revenue there, either. And last week news broke that Dropbox was said to be seeking a new round of funding that would value the company at $8 billion, up from $4 billion a year ago.
* In oh-sure-I-guess-that-show-is-still-on-the-air news: Family Guy kills off Brian for what looks like an episode and a half or so.
* I’m no expert, but I bet you could get better results innovating new schooling forms than medicating so many kids.
Written by gerrycanavan
November 25, 2013 at 9:39 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
Tagged with academia, ADHD, bullying, class struggle, college, college admissions, economic bubbles, English majors, Family Guy, Harvard, How the University Works, JFK, kids today, letters of recommendation, medicine, narcissism, politics, standardized testing, tenure, the kids are all right, the wisdom of markets, war on education, what money looks like from space, ZIP codes