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Meritocracy of busy people

Meritocracy of busy people

Last month, The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle published a piece on elite recruiting. The gist of her article, was looking at how early elite institutions accelerate careers–top consulting firms and banks receive massive numbers of applicants, and they use other elite institutions (primarily universities) as a filter for basically smart candidates. […]

December 19, 20110 comments
UC Davis motivational poster

UC Davis motivational poster

The motivational poster requested by Saeid Fard, based on the UC Davis pepper-spraying.

November 20, 20110 comments
Asian News

Asian News

I appreciate Eamonn Fingleton’s post in James Fallow’s blog on the quality of most newspaper’s coverage of East Asia: Our English-speaking media, with few exceptions, have never taken more than a superficial interest in East Asia — or any other part of Asia for that matter. Yes, I know that […]

February 22, 20110 comments