“Of the CEOs of the top 20 companies in last year’s Fortune 500, exactly one — Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos — went to an Ivy League school (Princeton).”

(Scoop’s note: that’s not exactly correct. Warren Buffett went to the Wharton School for three years, then got an MBA from Columbia. The article should say “exactly one received his bachelor’s degree from an Ivy League school.”)

Setting my quibble aside, it’s an interesting article. I’ve wondered about where the very top performers earned their degrees, if any.

As somebody who used to be in charge of hiring fast-track management trainees, I’d say that the value of prestige degrees depends on the career you have in mind. I worked in retail, where learning the business requires getting your hands dirty, motivating apathetic employees, working long hours at times when your friends are playing, and a lot of very hard work in unromantic environments. My experience was that Ivy Leaguers didn’t have the right stuff. I looked for people who had experience getting past the pain wall – people from the military academies, or athletes in endurance sports. I was willing to bet on a West Point grad or a competitive swimmer from LSU rather than a Harvard business major with a 3.9.

But when I was staffing up my strategic planning department some years later, I looked for something completely different. I looked in-house and told the H.R. people to just send me the smartest people they could find who were currently underemployed, because I needed raw brainpower, and you can’t teach that, but extremely smart people can learn almost anything quickly.

He participates in a circuit called “Bar Wrestling,” which I assume is like “Saloon Singing,” except potentially fatal.

Although I guess saloon singing could have been fatal if you stole a prime gig from Sinatra.

“Last November Arquette was hospitalized after suffering an infection when his neck was slashed by a glass tube in an extreme exhibition match against Nick Gage. The 47-year-old admits that the ‘scary’ injury came just centimeters from his main artery and could have been his last moment on earth.”

Thank heaven. I thought no Democrat would ever come forward.

(I think the officially tally is now 24.) There are six or seven in there that I’ve never heard of. Only six of the candidates are polling at 3% or more, per RCP:

Biden 40
Sanders 16
Warren 8
Harris 8
Buttigieg 7
O’Rourke 5

Only 15 candidates are above the Hickenlooper line (0.2%). The rest are at virtual zero.

I guess the tech bubble has burst – for them, anyway.

Founded in 1995, “It went public in June 1999 valued at $107 million, but has lost money ever since.”

After reading this article, I got curious because I haven’t looked at Salon in some time. It’s not impressive. Whether their work is original or not, the site looks like a generic story aggregator. They still get about 400,000 hits per day, so you’d think they could find a way to monetize that.

He is Trump’s friend, former business partner, and sycophant. While banned from the USA, the ex-con wrote a book called “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other.”

(I agree with the title of that book, although I have not seen the contents. Whatever else you may think of him, you can’t deny that Trump is like no other. He is unique, as were Caligula and Vlad the Impaler.)