Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Some time on GMAT prep

I've just finished reading Stealing MySpace http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400066948/prokhorenkous-20 by Julia Angwin.  It's a good book, short enough to give it a shot and don't be afraid to regret about waster time.  I'm kidding.  It's a really nice one, I liked it.

My next one is going to be Blue Blood & Mutiny http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060881925/prokhorenkous-20 by Patricia Beard.  Hopefully, it would be fascinating, too.

I've also took some time with GMAT quantitative book (the green-colored thin one with "nearly 300 real GMAT questions").  I didn't have enough time and concentration for a real fight, but first 40 questions went flawlessly, 100% correct.  However, I assume they're extremely easy ones, far from real.  The Problem Solving part consists of 176 questions, so I'll see tomorrow if they get any harder along the route.

Not much else to say a word on.  Except that after reading dozens of dozens "Gmail is down!" tweets and posts this morning, I'm starting to think that Silicon Valley is getting too Google-obese.   

Too much Google.  Risky dependance on one thing.  Or am I the only guy who thinks like that? Where the heck are competitors?  Before Gmail was thrown into the market, everybody though it to be an overcrowded one with no space left.  Now, when Gmail adjusted the market according to modern trends, nobody still approaches it.  And, you know what, I believe that there is something out there that can change the vision and compete with Gmail.  It's just not articulated. Yet.

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