A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Tag: Arizona State University

Read — 2014/06/16

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers“, by Richard Pérez-Peña (NY Times). According to the article, any Starbucks employee working at least 20 hours a week and adequate grades and test scores is eligible for tuition subsidy, up to 100%.
  2. Amid Stratospheric Valuations, Google Unearths a Deal with Skybox“, by Christopher Mims (Wall Street Journal).
  3. Les grévistes de la SNCF: «On tente de nous diaboliser»“, par François Béguin (Le Monde).
  4. A ball fit for Brazil“, by N.V. (The Economist). The science behind the “ball” in football.
  5. How I Fell for the World Cup“, by Megan O’Grady (Vogue).

Read — 2014/03/22

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Cosmic Inflation: ‘Spectacular’ Discovery Hailed“, by Jonathan Amos (BBC News). BICEP2 flexes its muscle in identifying B-mode polarization of cosmic microwave background radiation.
  2. Japan Drags down Global Music Market” (BBC News). Because its music industry has “failed to make a digital transition” and still relies on physical sales — not because it’s quirky. Interesting to learn that “[a]long with South Korea, Japan is the only country in 2013 to have a top 10 album rundown entirely made up of local artists”.
  3. Design for a New College“, by Douglas Belkin (Wall Street Journal). ASU president Michael Crow advocates redefining tenure, implementing federal performance reviews, and carving out one’s own approach to education.
  4. A CFO with Many Jobs — and Challenges“, by Paul Mozur (Wall Street Journal). An interview with Baidu CFO Jennifer Li.