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The Value of a “Brand Name” Degree

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/whats-worth-ivy-league-degree-163337449.html Does graduating from one of the top 10 ranked universities lead to a higher salary, more prestigious companies, and an altogether better future? Ideally, no, it shouldn’t in the “land of opportunity.” In the area of entrepreneurship, this degree supposedly has no effect. However, while this is ideal, this is not actually the case. […]

Cascades

Cascades are one of the most observable concepts we have covered this semester. Why is Facebook so stable? Why did Google+ fail? The answer is cascading effects in networks. I have over 500 friends on Facebook. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. Basically, the likelihood that the […]

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