Friday, May 29, 2009

the uselessness of my upcoming degree

In an article for The Atlantic, Matthew Stewart has these encouraging words:
The first point to note is that management education confers some benefits that have little to do with either management or education. Like an elaborate tattoo on an aboriginal warrior, an M.B.A. is a way of signaling just how deeply and irrevocably committed you are to a career in management.

Read The Management Myth at The Atlantic's website.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Did yinz know about Aclyptico?!

From the UK's Daily Telegraph:

Hollywood's superhero movies have bizarrely paid off. Meet Shadow Hare, a 5’7” man armed with handcuffs, a Taser, pepper spray, and tights. All that's known about him is that he's 21, and claims to have been abused as a child and brought up in foster homes, the Telegraph reports. He says he's going to clean up the streets of Cincinnati and that he's currently working with San Diego-based superhero Mr. Extreme to “track down a rapist.” Other members of the so-called “Allegiance of Heroes” include Wall Creeper from Colorado and Aclyptico from Pennsylvania. Local police are not taking the Allegiance seriously (surprise!), although four members have been filmed helping the homeless.

I am stunned. I had no idea that Pennsylvania had a superhero. Aclyptico. What do you think--is he from Pittsburgh or Philly? Surely not Harrisburg. I am intrigued.