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Reading of the Day (2/6/09)

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Been a crazy week... haven't been updating as often as I would have liked. This one is big.

Business:
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/article/169961/Peter-Schiff-Why-I%2...
Pride. Don't have an exit strategy? You and the war in Iraq.

http://www.slate.com/id/2210620/pagenum/all/
Why Amazon is thriving (hint: economies of scale, customer service)

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/02/how_theresa_hatt_cause...
Bank of America: deceptive collection processes

http://www.marquetinternational.com/pdf/Resume%20Fraud-Top%20Ten%20Lies....
Top 10 Resume lies (find something else to lie about)

http://www.aclu.org/freespeech/internet/38428prs20090121.html
Internet Censorship battle in US finally over, 10 years later

http://citizeneconomists.com/blogs/2009/02/05/a-world-without-the-fed-wh...
Why 'citizens' aren't economists... perhaps education system has failed them, but certainly the average man shouldn't be running the economy (not saying those in charge now are white knights... but still)

http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/06/news/companies/goldman_tarp/index.htm?po...
Finally, Goldman Sachs may be told to shove it. You couldn't run your business before, and now that your personal income is threatened, you want to shape up?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/opinion/06hastings.html?_r=1
Tax, not cap. A CEO's solution.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/02/google-executives-face-jail-tim...
Google Execs face jailtime for video posted on google video in italy. Really? Im moving back to the US if this holds in the EU.

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/02/05/lkl.donald.trump/index...
Donald Trump: Obama is right to cap exec pay.

http://solari.com/blog/?p=2058
Financial Coup d'Etat and Rethinking diversification

Science/Technology/Education:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10158168-2.html?part=rss&subj=news&t...
Multiple Google Inboxes

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090206.wprof06/BNSt...
Getting rid of the grade, and losing your job

http://www.techcrunchit.com/2009/02/05/seo-at-the-enterprise-level-a-maj...
Enterprise SEO

http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2009/02/mysql-founder-monty-leaves-...
A split in MySql? Founder leaves Sun.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10157210-56.html?tag=nl.e703
Fix It. Microsoft's new approach.

http://stopdesign.com/archive/2009/02/04/recreating-the-button.html
Re-creating the button. The story behind Google's buttons 2.0

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/feb/05/1m5mammoth233314-mamm...
Mammoth found in NYC

http://glinden.blogspot.com/2006/11/marissa-mayer-at-web-20.html
Google: Speed matters. Users want it NOW.

http://www.salon.com/books/int/2006/11/27/wallace/index.html
Science and Buddhism

News:
http://www.russiatoday.com/news/news/36941
Selflessness: 7 year old boy saves sister

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2009/0203/1232923383586.html
Europe at risk of increased social tensions... the end of social europe?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488348,00.html
Odd talk at Ted. Bill Gates lets mosquitoes out on the crowd saying malaria isnt only for the poor

Humor:
http://www.stefdem.com/blog/2009/02/06/sci-fi-channel-humans-are-among-u...
Humans are among us

http://webtoid.com/daily/articles/19/the-dangers-of-world-of-warcraft
The dangers of World of Warcraft (so true!)

http://www.drunkrepublic.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i...?
Credit card fun (slightly NSFW)

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