Harvard or Yale? The high-school overachievers’ nagging existential dilemma suddenly got a whole lot easier thanks to the taste-prediction startup Hunch.
Hunch enlisted Column Five Media to design an infographic that ranks the eight Ivies—Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth—on a host of personal preferences, from political ideology to predilection for whipping out a fake ID. Then they plotted the rankings on the adorably collegiate scales you see below:
Unless the new Congress approves an appropriations bill sending hundreds of millions of dollars to NASA, the space agency will launch its final space-shuttle mission on February 27, at 3:35 p.m., give or take 10 minutes. As the $115 billion reusable-orbital program retires, we look back at six notable missions from its 30-year history.
The Earth Institute at Columbia University has just released its Earth Observer app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Users can interact with visual data ranging from floods to earthquakes to arctic melt.
This week I ran a program on "influencing" for 240 managers and entrepreneurs in Colombia. Although, as usual with my travels, I don’t get to stay as long as I would have liked, (I only stayed in Caracas for a little more than 24 hours), I did get the chance to ask many people what it is like to do business that region.
Colombia’s geographical neighbor is the always-interesting Venezuela. Learning about South American business had to include some information about the country, and I got a lucky break.