Monday, October 25, 2010

America has been taken over by a New Elite.

Sunday's Outlook section had a piece by Charles Murray on the "New Elite."

Far from spending their college years in a meritocratic melting pot, the New Elite spend school with people who are mostly just like them -- which might not be so bad, except that so many of them have been ensconced in affluent suburbs from birth and have never been outside the bubble of privilege. Few of them grew up in the small cities, towns or rural areas where more than a third of all Americans still live.

To find out if YOU are in the New Elite, take the quiz.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

For Christians in College

This month's First Things has an open letter to young Christians on their way to college by Stanley Hauerwas:

To be a student is a calling. Your parents are setting up accounts to pay the bills, or you are scraping together your own resources and taking out loans, or a scholarship is making college possible. Whatever the practical source, the end result is the same. You are privileged to enter a time—four years!—during which your main job is to listen to lectures, attend seminars, go to labs, and read books.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Good Business

Tomorrow's Newsweek has Joel Schectman's brief article on social entrepreneurs. The articles cites TOMS Shoes and Organic Valley dairy co-op as examples.

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

From the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review, Tony Schwartz's Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time discusses increasing productivity by managing our body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The Bucs were rolling in 1979

While I was waiting in the dentist's office yesterday, I flipped through the current issue of Sports Illustrated, which had a "Vault" piece on the Buccaneers first taste of success in 1979.
Ah, Ricky Bell, Doug Williams, and the Selmon brothers...
Check out the cover or read an HTML version of the article.

The original article is on page 30 of the magazine (click on "View this issue").