Knowledge, Blogging, & Costco

The half-life of knowledge and the shape of education - Principled Discovery
We may know more superficially, but this seems at the expense of actually understanding anything. And how are we of value if all we can do is connect with others? Each member of the network needs to possess an area of expertise, something to contribute to that network.

Write Articles, Not Blog Postings - Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox
Blog postings will always be commodity content: there's a limit to the value you can provide with a short comment on somebody else's comments. Such postings are good for generating controversy and short-term traffic, and they're definitely easy to write. But they don't build sustainable value.

How Costco Became the Anti-Wal-Mart - The New York Times
Not everyone is happy with Costco's business strategy. Some Wall Street analysts assert that Mr. Sinegal is overly generous not only to Costco's customers but to its workers as well.

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