- The Economist writes that Spreading the gospel: An effort to promote entrepreneurship in the developing world is bearing fruit about Endeavor.
- Continuing on the optimist trend, the Economist favors Ageing populations, suggesting they have Things to look forward to: Live longer, die slower.
- Don't Let It Happen Again! -- Parents forget child at airport, board plane, don't realize till pilot clues them in later. Yikes.
- Gizmodo reveals Falcon 1 failure, Scotty not beamed up, but blown away.
- Rats Roam in LA Residence. Wild!
- Elisabeth Rosenthal in the NYTimes writes that Swarms of Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Oceans’ Decline about the worrisome trend of jellyfish both filling in where schools of fish were and harassing humans on the beach.
- Barrons Editor Thomas Donlan comments To Save Water, Sell It and allow the laws of supply and demand to actually go to work (as opposed to being legislatively shackled as they are now).
- Natasha Singer of the NYTimes notes that As Doctors Cater to Looks, Skin Patients Wait, with two-tiers of patients emerging. The tone of the article reveals liberal bias against such preferential treatment, but it seems like the law of supply and demand to me. Imagine that, people pay more for speed and service even in such severely socialized sectors as medicine!
- The FT's Sarah Murray writes that the MBA route boosts non-profit sector.
- The USA Today's Larry Copeland writes Toll roads take cashless route, which is one of a whole suite of exciting urban innovations making city living ever more vital!
- Bjorn Lomborg opines in the WSJ about How to Get the Biggest Bang for 10 Billion Bucks weighing the costs versus benefits of different options to solve global challenges. For the next few weeks others will weigh in on this debate, for instance John Boehner and Harold Ford.
- Robert Weisman in the Globe surveys VC financing and points out that For start-up investors, no way out: Venture capital firms increase later-stage outlays as they wait for 'exit' opportunities to arise. Among the firms pictured and mentioned is Turbine, a PC games venture part of the burgeoning Boston-metro Gaming Cluster.
03 August 2008
Recommended Readings 080803 ~ On Endeavor, Age, F'ups, Ecology, Water, Docs, MBAs, Cash, Billions, VC...
Some worthy readable morsels this week...
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