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Weekend Reading

April 9th, 2011 · No Comments

This week’s links:

  • 6 verbs for the next 20 years: From TechCrunch on a talk by Kevin Kelly.”Screening, Interacting, Sharing, Flowing, Accessing, Generating.”
  • The Rise of the Second Internet: GigaOm discusses a report by Wedbush. “What is the thread that ties together the rapid rise of companies as different as Facebook, Zynga, Twitter, The Huffington Post and Quora”
  • How anger can make us more rational: posted by Christian Jarrett. “Imagine you’re in a room with four people, one is lip-snarling angry, the others are calm. Who among them would you consider the most likely to think rationally? A surprising new study suggests that in at least one important respect it’s actually the angry individual who will be the more rational decision maker. How come? Because they’ll be less prone to the confirmation bias – our tendency to seek out information that supports our existing views.” (via RajeevM).
  • Do less slower: by Seth Levine.”While early stage companies are always trying to squeeze just a bit more out of each product release, or streamline this process or that, or expand their product vision; sometimes slowing up a bit, refocusing on the core of the problem you are solving and taking a deep breath is exactly what’s needed.”
  • India’s Education problem: from Wall Street Journal. “So few of the high school and college graduates who come through the door can communicate effectively in English, and so many lack a grasp of educational basics such as reading comprehension, that the company can hire just three out of every 100 applicants.”

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