Harvey Wallbanger

  • Selective Selection In Employment

    With a reported 6.1 job seekers for every job opening, perhaps this is a good time to talk about hiring. Can I use that word? So many workplaces use…

  • The Case Against PowerPoint

    I'm thinking we may soon turn a corner in the long battle against a pernicious affliction. No, I'm not talking about terrorism or unemployment or…

  • Management Mumbo Jumbo: Lose Weight by Weighing Less

    Hyper-glib purveyor of management gobbledygook Gary Hamel lifts our hopes when he quips at the Wall Street Journal blog: "I don't know if I'll write…

  • University Discovers Incentives! Strangeness Ensues.

    Little advances in free-market entrepreneurship among universities always make my heart go pitter-patter. It's like seeing a man sling off his leg…

  • Trumped

    Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed for bankruptcy a third time, after missing a December interest payment due bond holders, and just ahead of…

  • Maybe college is over-rated

    Check out Marvin Olasky's interview with Charles Murray, who has written a book arguing that too many kids go to college. An…

  • It's for the children

    New regulations around the testing and sale of children's toys take effect this week, with predictable confusion. Thrift shop owners and small…

  • "Uh-oh"

    Following up on my earlier post about the self-serving spin generated by the Peanut Corporation of America, the company at the center of…

  • Hamel don't hurt 'em

    From The Wall Street Journal: management book faves of CEOs like Novartis's Daniel Vasella and Snap-On's Nicholas Pinchuk. Thankfully, none of them…

  • Accounting for higher ed

    "As an industry," explain the authors of a new report on college spending, "higher education still has not made the transition from cost accounting…

  • Punitive justice

    While plenty of news media attention has been paid to Attorney General nominee Eric Holder's affinity for criminals who aren't CEOs, what worries…

  • Endowment envy

    While most university endowments took a hit in 2008, the richest managed to eke out a positive return on the year. Their secret? A blend of…

  • Football is Dangerous Business

    Football is bad for your health. I'm not talking about those of us who will watch the Superbowl with one hand in a bag of chips and the other…

  • Full frontal disclosure

    Several news agencies report that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating, inquiring, reviewing, and/or -- my favorite -- "probing"…

  • Customer focused companies?

    Heartland Payment Systems, which processes payments for -- depending on which story you read, 175,000 or 250,000 small businesses across the U.S.,…

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Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

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The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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