peHUB Second Opinion 8.24

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We all privately seethe at political company climbers. Ben Horowitz shares some ways to stop them in their tracks.

PBS asks: Did Greek Cuisine portend the country’s economic meltdown? (Here’s a three-word hint: freeze-dried feta.)

Hear that rattling sound? Possibly, it’s your brain, which is shrinking and becoming less “biologically” intelligent with every technologial advance. (Happy Tuesday!)

Morgan Stanley introduces an iPhone app of its own.

Hoping an S1 will drum up M&A interest? Get in a very long line.

My old boss Jason Pontin sits down with Bill Gates for an in-depth interview about philanthropy, management, and why the U.S. government is so damn cheap sometimes.

In news certain to depress women everywhere, a Travelodge survey is reporting that a quarter of adult men travel with teddy bears or other stuffed animals.

Make Nathan Myhrvold even richer. Pre-order his new six-volume book.