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Archive for the month “September, 2010”

Le dernier rebond

Pourquoi le verre qui tombe se casse toujours sur le dernier rebond ? Parce qu’il arrête de rebondir une fois qu’il est cassé. Oui, c’est évident. Et pourtant… Voici une jolie étude pour montrer que le cours de bourse des actions suivantes n’a plus jamais atteint de record … depuis le dernier record qu’il a atteint !

Liste de sociétés et gain depuis le dernier cours record

Source : Paul Kedrosky, No New Highs After the Last New High? Huh?.


Script anti télémarketing

Le télémarketing est une nuisance. Et s’il était possible de contre-attaquer ? Le script ci-dessous se propose de nous y aider !

Contre script télémarketing

Source : anti-telemarketing EGBG counterscript.

Pragmatisme dans l’enseignement

Suite à une coupure budgétaire, un professeur de maths dont les sujets d’interrogation coûtent 500 $ par an en impression s’est vu demander de les imprimer pour 316 $… ce qu’il a réussi en vendant de la publicité sur les QCM !

Lien : Teacher Sells Ads On Tests To Cover Printing Costs – The Consumerist.


Très belle couverture de The Economist :

World on edge

Via Paul Kedrosky: Economist: World on the Edge.

Poésie automatique

Via A VC: Master of Words.

Impact de la longueur de l’objet d’un mail

We did an analysis on all acquisition campaigns sent through our Postmaster Direct Network over the last two years. We found that response rate (as measured by clicks) goes down dramatically when the subject line is longer than 50 characters. How dramatic is this difference? Click-through rates for subject lines with 49 or fewer characters were 75 percent higher than for those with 50 or more.

via In the Know (Return Path)

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C’était écrit

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Cela paraissait pourtant une bonne idée… en 2006.

[In] about five pages of lucid analysis, [Goldman Sachs] details the tectonic shifts shaping the world of finance. The key messages are that investment banks need to take more risks, commit more capital to their business, and start investing in the deals they recommend to their clients.

via Goldman’s Focus on Bottom Line Is a Capital Idea: Mark Gilbert – Bloomberg.

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La justice au Zimbabwe

Victims of crime in Zimbabwe‘s capital city Harare are now allowed to ferry the alleged perpetrators of those crimes from prisons to court after the state prisons service ran out of fuel, according to local reports Thursday.

Conditions have improved significantly in Zimbabwe’s 42 jails since last year when an estimated 1,000 inmates had died in the first six months of the year of disease and neglect. But the Department of Prison Services still cannot provide transport to take prisoners awaiting trial to court.

via Marginal Revolution: The legal system in Zimbabwe.

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Quoted – David Russo

“A raise is only a raise for thirty days; after that, it’s just your salary.”

– David Russo, VP of Human Resources at SAS Institute

via We don’t pay you to work here – Venture Hacks.

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Quoted – Bill Gates

“My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can’t deal with the numbers. So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven’t paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer. Then they will send me another notice telling me how bad they feel they that they sent me a notice that was a mistake.”

via Quoted | Good Morning Silicon Valley.

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