Sheryl Sandberg’s Three-Point Plan

By Lilli DeBode, guest blogger, senior at Kent Place School Almost a month ago, COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, released her book “Lean in—Women, Work, and the will to lead.” In the past few weeks the author has received a lot…

Economic Humor: Cars and Compost

Conveying their special type of economic humor, the Onion has done a series called Onion Talks. They sound like TED talks, they look like TED talks but they are not really TED talks. Describing the series, its head writer Sam West…

What Spaghetti Sauce Teaches Us

Henry Ford once said that: “If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’ ” Similarly, asked about spaghetti sauce during the 1980s, consumers primarily knew about Ragu’s plain, marinara and meat sauces. Because…

What Can An N-Gram Tell Us?

For laughing and learning this TED talk is wonderful.  Having digitized 15 million books, Google enabled us to access a mammoth body of knowledge. However, just reading the entries from the year 2000, without eating or sleeping, absorbing 200 words…