Sharing news and commentary about education, careers, investing, and life.

Sharing news and commentary about education, careers, investing, and life.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Today's Links (Monday, 8-27-07): Capitalize on the Past

- Maybe you can judge a book by its cover.

- Going to grad school? Try being peppy, via The Huffington Post.

- Doing a Ph.D might help you discover what you want to do in life, via Infectious Greed.

- This post touches on what we've always believed: it's important to capitalize on the experiences of those that came before you.

- Valuable information on how a mentor can help your career, via Forbes.

- Touching on this subject once again, but on the importance of having an advisory committee.

- Compensation is the 6th most important factor when accepting a job, via Macleans.

- Ever wonder what the "smart money" reads? From the Financial Times.

- Dealing with anti-intellectualism, something we've talked about before.

- Foreign student enrollment is up. An excerpt: International students, especially at the graduate level, are considered an important brainpower infusion to the United States. In certain fields like engineering and physical sciences, foreign students account for more than 40 percent of total students at the graduate level, according to CGS.

- The crisis in teacher turnover, from the NY Times.

- From socially responsible investing to sustainable investing, via GreenMoney Journal.

- Seems like offbeat career paths are more the norm nowadays.

- Alternatives to Harry Potter, via The Plain Dealer.

- Speaking of which, here's something on the politics and philosophy of Harry Potter.

- A treat for those that read this far: a thought provoking post (via Free Exchange) on economic freedom leading to political and cultural freedom.

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