Animation of USAir 1549


The following is an amazing real time recreation with the voices of air controllers and USAir pilots. I am even more in awe of Captain Sullenberger now than I was before. You realize how calm he was and how fast he had to react. All we hear are his conversations with air traffic controllers and […]

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Take a Chance on “Taking Chance”


I highly recommend that everyone who has HBO, watch their latest movie, Taking Chance, starring Kevin Bacon. It is one of the most moving and emotional movies I have seen in a long time. The movie is about an officer in the Marines escorting a Marine’s remains (Chance Phelps) home after he died in Iraq […]

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Undercover at Wal-Mart


A senior writer for Wired went undercover as an entry level employee at Wal-Mart and wrote about his experience in the NY Post. I especially liked this part: On average, anyone walking into Wal-Mart is likely to spend more than $200,000 at the store during the rest of his life. Therefore, any clueless employee who […]

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Cheat, Pray, Love


Be sure to read the following column from the New Yorker on financial fraud, its very well written here is an excerpt: But the main reason that Madoff didn’t destroy investor confidence is that it was already gone, thanks to a year when just about every institution that the market depends on—rating agencies, accounting firms, […]

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