The U.S News and World Report college rankings really are as corruptive as they’re made out to be, not only to high school students but in the way it has universities acting (yes – you can "game" the system to improve your ranking). Washington Monthly recently came out with their own college ranking guide, with different criteria. I haven’t read through it all, but I’m very supportive of alternate systems. You may be surprised at which schools are in the top 20!
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- Saying "Good luck!" can actually make a nervous person *more* nervous before they perform. "Have fun!" is more actionable; calms the nerves., Dec 06
- The 80 paragraphs I liked the most from Nassim Taleb's provocative book "Antifragile": http://t.co/r2YoRjboto, Dec 03
- Expertise is context-specific, an on-going series: http://t.co/n49tnvDMJ5's advice on corporate logos: http://t.co/DpGi3S3lSo, Dec 02
Recommended BooksDavid Eagleman Sum: Forty Tales from the AfterlivesGeorge Packer The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New AmericaOliver Burkeman Help!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More DoneLarry Rosenberg Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation