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I want to share my knowledge of the world based on some ideas that are probably common to everyone, but the thing with being to common is that things become so normal that they are invisible. So these little assumptions that humans use to survive day to day actually blind them to the things that are quite simple in life. I think that in order to succeed, one has to learn to shake up his or her assumption everyone once in a while to pull through to whatever next-level, ground-breaking achievement that is sought. If nothing else, this will just be a good read for kicks and giggles.

LinkedIn’s CEO says the U.S. cares too much about four-year college degrees

A traditional college education is expensive. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner also thinks it might be overvalued.

“Historically here, there’s been a tremendous amount of weight that’s been given to four-year university degrees and not nearly enough weight in my opinion is given to vocational training facilities and vocational training certifications,” Weiner said Tuesday at Recode’s Code Enterprise conference in San Francisco.

Weiner was discussing the ever-widening educational gap between two-year vocational programs and traditional four-year degrees. Quite frankly, he believes that specific skills, not diplomas, need to be valued more in today’s workforce.

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Getting Dough From Your Data

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Pay for Play: Monetizing Your Free Time
This business allows you to continue your normal lifestyle while getting paid in the process.  You don’t have to click any ads or watch any videos.  From what I’ve read, a lot the work seems to be done in the background.  The platform allows you to monetize through services like Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.  It even allows you to monetize by using your checking account.
The checks come at the end of every month, and they are sent directly to your checking account.
Overview
The idea is like a skeleton of a popular betwork that it stripped of any and all of the social bells and whistles to lure users into a website in order to monetize them.  It gets straight to the point and offers the user a cut for their valuable information, which is already being monetized by other networks anyway.  It’s not the type of thing one can get rich off of, but one might just put it in a savings account and see what happens.
By the way, the website is called datacoup.com.

Curious Case of the Kubo

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Want a fast, cheap way to get around the inner workings of your crowded city without creating pollution ? Enter stage right – the Kubo. It’s a compact version of a scooter and its got a ginormous space in the front for carrying around your stuff.
Who would most benefit from this ?Well, if I was the creator of this little electric vehicle and I suddenly heard about a country declaring a ‘war on pollution‘, I would probably be pitching local investors about this machine.  Countries like China and Nigeria are full of people riding scooters from point A to B. These countries – especially China – have high GDP growth and would definitely have the money and necessity to support the growth of the Kubo as a utility.