But just as the market value of an MBA is reviving, its academic credibility is being attacked. In a forthcoming article to be published posthumously in Academy of Management Learning & Education, Sumantra Ghoshal argues that many of the ?worst excesses of recent management practices have their roots in a set of ideas that have emerged from business-school academics over the last 30 years.?
Interesting look at the politics and lobbying behind efforts to stop the spread of municipally owned broadband networks. Glenn Fleishman.
Darren Johnson shares a rather interesting chat with Warren Buffett.
Google, a company with a philosophy that includes: #6: “You can make money without doing evil”. is now, doing just that with:
- AutoLink: Google modifies publisher content via their toolbar in Windows Internet Explorer (simple answer – don’t), making it look like original links. Dave Winer dives in and explains the issues. John Robb points out googles strategic error.
- The Google toolbar phones home with every page you land on, and tattles to Google what you’re looking at, while offering up your globally-unique Google cookie ID that expires in 2038.
Tammy Baldwin discussed President Bush’s much discussed social security changes recently. Eric Kleefeld has more. I think one of the ideas thrown around – removing the cap on social security payroll taxes makes sense. I find the regressive nature of the current system plain wrong.
Santiago Ribas posted some wonderful Quicktime VR Scenes from Portugal here.
Mark Houston has posted some very, very nice Quicktime VR scenes from the North American International Auto Show. If you like cars, you’ll like these scenes.
Back Country Skiing has huge risks, as Carrie Sturrock explains.