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Side of Effects of the PhD

PhD students are the labor pool from which teaching assistants are drawn. It is these teaching assistants that do most of the grunt work required to take undergrads through their education — holding office hours, designing assignments, and most importantly, grading assignments and papers. The professor gives lectures and sets the curriculum, and the teaching assistants are left with everything else. And they do it for dirt cheap rates. The typical teaching assistant, handling one class with anywhere between 50 to 100 students, makes approximately $20,000 a year. There is absolutely zero chance of professors supporting a reduction in doctoral program enrollment, because it would directly translate into more work for them, and that too of the kind they despise — dealing with undergrads, and grading their papers.

The second side effect: it is these doctoral programs that attract the brightest foreign students from all over the world into the US, who in turn feed the demand for technical talent in the US (even if many "drop out" after a masters’ degree). In this sense, these programs are the best immigration filters the industry could wish for. In Silicon Valley, most immigrants have a prototypical story: came to the US as a graduate student, then started working here.

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Posted: April 27th, 2011
at 2:01pm by mnp


Categories: blogs,education

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Innovation : Baking a Cake for America

David Muchow, the President and CEO of SkyBuilt Power, shared an article of his with me in which he lays out his vision of how the U.S. can foster green innovation.

Entitled "How to Bake the Green Technology Cake: The Missing Key to Technology Innovation," the article analogizes the process of getting an invention from conception to marketplace to that of baking a cake.

For small inventors, in particular, Muchow observes that the necessary ingredients are scattered, the cook takes too long, and oftentimes there’s no oven. So he lays out three steps for baking the "innovation cake."

The Ingredients: According to the article, the necessary ingredients - funding, legal advice, business advice, industry knowledge, customers - have to be collected from many different sources.

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Posted: April 25th, 2011
at 1:01pm by mnp


Categories: green,business,mnp is for the children,weaponry,development,blogs,internets,entrepreneurship,innovation

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The Lettuce Principle

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Over a several-year period, the U.S. per capita consumption of Romaine lettuce increased 162%, to the point now where lettuce consumption is at a record high. Why? Largely because we are too damn lazy to even wash our own lettuce anymore.

The convenience of pre-washed, bagged lettuce outweighs the cost. At least in my grocery store, a bag of lettuce is easily three times more expensive than a raw head. Yet we buy the bag anyway, because you can just grab a handful and throw it on your plate. (Source)

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Posted: April 23rd, 2011
at 6:25pm by mnp


Categories: business,grub,fo' real?,blogs

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Organic Container Gardening

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No space or time? Try container gardening…a 101 that covers info on soil, containers, vegetables, watering and insects…

One of the biggest mistakes organic gardeners can make is using treated wood for containers. Chemicals that the wood has been treated with can leach into the soil and into your vegetables. Choose raw, natural wood instead. Ceramic or clay pots are also available, and of course, the cheapest option is plastic. Make sure all the containers have areas for drainage. Most store-bought containers have a hole in the bottom already, but if you’re making your own, be sure to add one. (Source)

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Posted: April 23rd, 2011
at 10:48am by mnp


Categories: green,grub,diy,development,blogs

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Land’s End for the Gatsby Mansion

You may have played the NES version and seen the ending, but here it is in reality folks.

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Posted: April 21st, 2011
at 4:14pm by mnp


Categories: architecture,photo,blogs

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Mind Crunch 4.11.11 : The Entrepreneur vs. The Strategy Consultant

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The Entrepreneur is very different from the typical McKinsey-esque strategy consultant. Both are extremely smart, driven, persistent, creative, and determined. But I have found that there are some major differences.

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Posted: April 11th, 2011
at 11:05am by mnp


Categories: business,development,blogs,philosophy,entrepreneurship,mind crunch

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Thom Singer’s 41 Things

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10. Writing a book is hard work. Promoting a book is harder work.

9. Develop your public speaking skills. Join a Toastmasters group and participate actively for two years.

8. There is no substitute for integrity.

7. Have friends who challenge you to be a better person.

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Posted: April 11th, 2011
at 11:05am by mnp


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Don’t be an Entrepreneur

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What type of businessman are you? Hopefully not an entrepreneur…

When they succeed, they succeed big, usually by sheer luck and number of attempts. But just like the gambler, you only hear about that one big win. You never hear of the many losses that, in balance, make the entrepreneur the worst risk to bet your money on. Entrepreneurs are the business world’s big gamblers.

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Posted: April 5th, 2011
at 6:55am by mnp


Categories: business,et cetera,development,blogs,entrepreneurship

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Online Discourse Blogs

List of computer related blogs.

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Posted: March 27th, 2011
at 10:35pm by mnp


Categories: computers,development,blogs,lists

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