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Friday, August 31, 2007

Today's Links (Friday, 8-31-07): Robot Cars/Self Destructing Email

- Did you know you can send out self destructing email?

- People are out inventing so many new things! ... or are they?

- On the topic, can you believe people have patented different ways of putting? For shame.

- Americans want academic rigor in their schools... or do they?

- Fixing the NCLB, from Joanne Jacobs.

- Top 10 overrated business books vs. top 10 underrated business books.

- On increasing business and university interaction.

- The next big thing from Stanford: robotic cars! Via Scobleizer.

- A good podcast on writing a good cover letter. This follows up on our advice from yesterday.

- Speaking of pods, here's how to make an iPod car mount.

- Always challenge numbers and assumptions (because they can be woefully wrong) and always be skeptical of analyst reports. Tip: taking an analyst report at face value, and not doing your own research, will lead to you often getting burned on an investment.

- Giving you some international flavor, here are some challenges Sarkozy faces with his "new" France.

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Adam said...

"On all these fronts, the time has come for France once again to sit at the same table with the United States."

Article was interesting, but that's an incredibly smug way to end it. Anyway, I'll be interested to see how France changes while I'm over there.

Becca said...

As much as I agree that such "new" "inventions" shouldn't be promoted in any way, I'm not quite sure that they're posing a significant threat to life as we know it. I think that guy needs some perspective...but it was funny!

And my "I believe in the energy crisis" disclaimer: there probably is a lot of truth in the fact that the replacement of one unnecessary plastic item with another slightly different one consumes an insane amount of (ultimately) oil for no reason, but c'mon, copyrights only for renewable energy? Dare to dream!