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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- RT @semil: Short video clip from a chat w/ @rabois last year re: Apple's mobile strategy & watch speculation: https://t.co/kLqB4Jk3Vf (go to 8:00 mark), 9 hours ago
- Useful advice from @fastcompany on how to ask questions like Walter Cronkite: http://t.co/vJ8bK9Gsfr, 12 hours ago
- RT @chrisyeh: The #1 concern employees have today is that their skills will become obsolete: http://t.co/sdrwPawHbL (via @Josh_Bersin), Sep 15
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