education leaders to learn from I have a confession to make. This time, I am very happy to say, my confession is not for leaving the classroom– I’m backkkkkkkk. Here are my thoughts after the first week serving teachers and students at my new school. There are a core group of educators that inspire me daily. Social Media: There's a Monthly Print Magazine for That At one point, a print magazine about the online world was inevitable. (Remember Yahoo Internet Life?) But now, with the proliferation of smart phones, tablets and magazine apps like Flipboard, not so much. So the launch of The Social Media Monthly is a bit of a surprise. Even more so its distribution. Second Banker Accused of Stealing High-Frequency Trading Code It was only a matter of time before another banker, lured by the prospects of riches, would get busted on allegations of stealing source code connected to a high-frequency, stock-and-commodities trading platform. The latest arrest concerns a former Societe Generale trader who was being detained Tuesday on New York federal court charges of stealing the computer code of the Paris-based banking concern’s high-frequency trading software. Monday’s arrest of Samarth Agrawal, 26, came nine months after a Goldman Sachs programmer was arrested on similar charges that he, too, stole his employer’s source code for software his employer used to make sophisticated, high-speed, high-volume stock and commodities trades. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the use of these programs that many believe give their users an unfair advantage over other traders. Nevertheless, stealing the code to these suspect programs remains illegal.
Internet History Sourcebooks Internet Modern History Sourcebook The Internet Modern History Sourcebook now contains thousands of sources and the previous index pages were so large that they were crashing many browsers. See Introduction for an explanation of the Sourcebook's goals. Explanation of Sources of Material Here. See the Help! page for all the help on research I can offer. Super Bowl Ads: GoDaddy Girl 1, Neuroscientists 0 Shortly after the big game (and big advertising extravaganza), we reported on some interesting, if not highly scientific, research in Super Bowl Ads Meet Brain Scans. The experiment, in which neuroscientists measured brain activity using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) equipment is described in detail in an article by researcher Marco Iacoboni: Who Really Won the Superbowl? Some bloggers found the experiment of dubious value.
Hit The Pause Button Before It Hits You - Lolly Daskal As a coach I meet a lot of impressive leaders. Many of them work hard and put in very long hours, always pushing themselves to the limit. At some point they fall into risk of serious health issues or find themselves not making the smartest choices. And when that happens, leadership becomes challenging.
Ten things every journalism student should know If you are about to start a journalism course, here are 10 things you should know to give you the best chance of succeeding and getting a job in journalism. Yes, you may only have had A-level results in your hand for a matter of hours, but you’re not going to make it as a journalist if you simply rely on attending classes and getting good grades. Some of the tips we’ve come up with, most are from other journalists after we asked those who follow @journalismnews on Twitter for advice.
High Frequency Trading and Goldman Sachs: Media View Great recap piece in the New York Times on whether or not Wall Street is picking the pockets of "non-club" investors (read - the guys who do not generate 80% returns with a Sharpe > 5.0 - can someone explain how risk/return works again?). The consensus sure looks good for class action lawsuit lawyers. The piece also recognizes the tremendous contribution that Zero Hedge's readership has had in this ongoing debate, once more highlighting the interactive nature of new media and how crowdsourcing is the new dominant paradigm for Media 2.0. Here is the link. Even the New York Stock Exchange itself is acknowledging the HFT media campaign. For anybody new to the site, please check out the Zero Hedge glossary for all the relevant articles on specific topics.
Papyrus Archive [ Browse | Search ][ Information about papyri | Information about the Duke Papyrus Archive | Links to other sites ] Search the Duke Papyrus Archive Enter your search terms here or see our search page for help and more information on searching. "Neuromarketing": Unethical Advertising? Should advertisers probe human minds as a means of boosting product sales? In a recent article in the online version of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, David Wahlberg describes a new use for an emerging technology that has some people scratching their heads.1 Using sophisticated MRI scanners, doctors at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia are studying changes in brain activity that occur as people process images. Instead of striving for the laudable goal of understanding mental illness, they are seeking to determine what advertising images will promote higher sales of soft drinks, food, and automobiles. Some accuse these researchers of searching for the "buy button" in the brain and decry the realization of such pursuit as an abuse of medical technology--a form of "Orwellian" mind control--and note that in the recent science fiction movie Minority Report just such mind-reading was employed to control society.
How Leaders Maintain Confidence During Uncertainty - Divergent CIO Agility...patience...poise...unwavering strength...these are all qualities displayed by true leaders in times of uncertainty. There are many things that can contribute to uncertainty, from increased marketplace demands to competitive factors. Leaders must display confidence to minimize the impact of uncertainty; indeed, how leaders respond to growing pressures directly speaks to their leadership preparedness, maturity and acumen, according to Forbes. This composure can be seen not just in what leaders say but how they carry themselves. From attitude to body language, leadership in its most basic form is all about making colleagues feel safe and secure and not just about helping them increase their performance and effectiveness.
21 New Media Innovators While the dark days of journalism have receded a bit — it was only three years ago that layoffs were a weekly occurrence, and serious people discussed the closure of the New York Times — the business is still very much in a state of chaotic flux. The so-called war between new and old media rages on among the pundits, with Facebook supplanting Google News as the new bogeyman. But if you look past the hype, a bumper crop of new jobs and new ways of reporting have taken root, created by people who are willing to throw themselves into the breach and experiment. What follows is a list of 21 journalists and like-minded inventors who have created something exciting, interesting, and just plain cool.
Zero Hedge: Goldman Now Dominating Dark Pool Trading; Who Is Sig The last time I discussed dark pools, it was in the context of SEC regulation due to the increasing sense of opacity of what happens in this subset of the stock market. A new Reuters article adds fuel to the fire, indicating that not only are dark pools aggressively taking away from exchange trading action, but it is in fact bank-run dark pools that are the primary culprit. "Dark pools," where orders are anonymously matched so that traders do not alert the wider market to their intentions, have triggered concerns that stock pricing may not be transparent. But the growth of those run by broker-dealers such as Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse are squeezing other "dark" electronic trading venues, as well as exchanges, resulting in lower fees." As frequent Zero Hedge readers know, when it comes to program trading on a traditional exchange such the NYSE, Goldman Sachs is by far the most dominant force.
Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010