Every community has rivalries. Rivalries arise out of competition, and most of the time they are healthy. Good rivalries engender respect for the other side. Army vs Navy. They compete voraciously when they go at each other, but there is a huge amount of respect for one another.
In Chicago, there is a rivalry between Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Two great schools. Very strong academically. They compete on law schools, med schools, business schools. One on the north side, one on the south side. One school started by Methodists, the other by a Baptist. The cultures at each school are not the same at all. Northwestern is probably more “corporate” and UChicago more nerdy and academic.
For a taste of the rivalry, see this website: http://www.uchicagorejects.com
I laughed out loud at this web site. I was rejected by NU’s Kellogg School of Business because they didn’t know what study group they would put me in. At the time, their executive program was highly populated by corporate employees. I was accepted by ChicagoBooth. When I was interviewed, I asked, “Are you worried about what study group I am going to be in?”. They didn’t know how to respond. ”People choose their own study groups here.”
Free market culture at Chicago.
Fieldglass was acquired by SAP. Their founder talks about how they survived.
The question becomes, how can an internet tech company enable the trades to make money faster and create more value. Etsy certainly can. But there needs to be more.
Amazing salaries in government. Nothing against the people working there but we need to shrink the size and scope of government. We cannot afford this largesse.
He joins Michael Jordan as the only Bulls players to win the title.