Here is a round-up of the stuff I found interesting this week...
Lolcatz make the Wall Street Journal.
Well, there's a basic cliche that I guess applies: "Doing well by doing good." We don't think of ourselves as do-gooders or altruists. It's just that somehow we're trying our best to be run with some sense of moral compass even in a business environment that is growing. We're seeing the beginnings of a kind of environment like we saw during the bubble.
We're just trying to do our best to maintain that moral compass.
A quick look at tax rules for gifts.
For readers of the Online Community Report or others interested in the topic of online group collaboration.
Facebook's appeal is both obvious and rather subtle. It's a website, but in a sense, it's another version of the Internet itself: a Net within the Net, one that's everything the larger Net is not. Facebook is cleanly designed and has a classy, upmarket feel to it--a whiff of the Ivy League still clings. People tend to use their real names on Facebook. They also declare their sex, age, whereabouts, romantic status and institutional affiliations. Identity is not a performance or a toy on Facebook; it is a fixed and orderly fact. Nobody does anything secretly: a news feed constantly updates your friends on your activities. On Facebook, everybody knows you're a dog.
Could women’s tendency against assertiveness be holding them back in a field where assertiveness (in the form of argumentativeness) is especially highly valued? Are assertive women penalized in philosophy in the same way as elsewhere? If so, women in philosophy face a double-bind: They need to be assertive in order to behave as we expect philosophers to behave, but if they are they are penalized for it. I’d be interested to know what readers think.
Although it may well be true that women often hurt themselves by not trying to negotiate, this study found that women's reluctance was based on an entirely reasonable and accurate view of how they were likely to be treated if they did. Both men and women were more likely to subtly penalize women who asked for more -- the perception was that women who asked for more were "less nice".
"What we found across all the studies is men were always less willing to work with a woman who had attempted to negotiate than with a woman who did not," Bowles said. "They always preferred to work with a woman who stayed mum. But it made no difference to the men whether a guy had chosen to negotiate or not."
Simple online business planning software that helps you build your business plan online and teaches you how to write a business plan
Bridging People & Technology
Pligg Content Management System: like DIGG, but open source
A detailed description of the Enneagram personality system, including discussions of the wings, triads, subtypes, and levels of development.
The Trade Reference Currency (TRC) TM is a new currency privately issued by the TRC Alliance, with a built-in circulation incentive that could play a significant role in getting the world out of recession. Its unit of account is the Terra. It would systematically stabilize the effects on the business cycle and re-align financial interests with long-term sustainability.