Monthly Archives: February 2011

Free Beer!

Gotcha, but it’s very close to free. A few classmates and I have been working on the board of a local non-profit organization, Somerville Local First (SLF). SLF helps to build “a sustainable Local First economy by supporting and promoting locally … Continue reading

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Brewing Beer With Vanilla Beans

I was recently out in San Francisco, and went to the Thirsty Bear brew pub on Howard street. All of the beers I tried were pretty good, but their Golden Vanilla ale really blew me away. It had a cream … Continue reading

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Turtle Calls

From turtlecalls.com, Americas turtlecalls leader: the $2 turtlecall america’s original turtlecall – i will try to get through at least three times and if i cannot i will leave a cool voicemail in my turtle voice the $3 cheadlecall this … Continue reading

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Where Do MBA Students Live?

Before, during, and after school? The Financial Times has a great map showing this distribution by nationality. It’s a bit tough to navigate at first, but click the country you’re interested in, then click each of the radio buttons to … Continue reading

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Houdini: Master Magician and Photoshop Editor?

Have you seen this photo? Perhaps you’ve seen this version of it? No?  How about the original? One of Harry Houdini’s greatest pieces of magic was making an elephant vanish on stage. A lesser known, but equally brilliant, trick involved … Continue reading

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Tax Advice From Greg Mankiw

Or not. Yesterday Professor Mankiw posted this on his blog: Tax Fact of The Day “The U.S. effective corporate tax rate on new investment was 34.6 percent in 2010, which was the highest rate in the OECD and the fifth-highest … Continue reading

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Lots of Awesome Links

At least in my opinion. They’ve been piling up: 1. What a prank call proves about Wisconsin 2. “I don’t want to marry someone if I don’t have a job first” 3. The Wrong Answer to Climate Change 4. The Onion … Continue reading

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More On Hollywood Tans

Correction: It turns out Hollywood Tans has a very active facebook page in lieu of a myspace page. Check it out to hear more songs. Update: Wayne just sent me a picture of the new Hollywood Tans t-shirt. For anyone who’s … Continue reading

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Hollywood Tans

My good friend, Wayne Pritzker, is in a band out in Portland Oregon called Hollywood Tans. They’ve just been written up for the first time. From the Willamette Week: “[SWEATY JUMP AROUND] Hollywood Tans plays guitar rock that revives its worn format … Continue reading

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The Death of the Music Industry

The Understatement has a great post on how, and how not, to evaluate recent trends in recorded music sales, and what they might mean for the industry. The post includes many interesting charts, and an explanation as to why Bain’s … Continue reading

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