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Forbes, August 16, 2010 Periodical

Forbes, August 16, 2010

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Forbes for August 16th, 2010 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.

In the cover story, we'll tell you about "The Fastest Growing Company Ever" - Andrew Mason figured out how to inject hysteria into the process of bargain hunting on the Web. The result is an overnight success story called Groupon.

Also, "Danger In Your 401(k)" - In troubled times a lot of workers are investing 401(k)s in the stock of the company they know best - their employer. Can you say "Enron"?

Next, "Overinvesting in Higher Ed" - Should nearly everyone go to college? No.

We'll also tell you about "China's $200,000 Harvard-Prep Program" - Inside a prep program for the children of China's rich.

Then, "Mining Human Behavior At MIT" - How to better understand the way humans work? Tag them and release them into the wild.

Followed by, "Parsing Data At The Large Hadron Collider" - Ian Bird at the Large Hadron Collider is tossing out tons of data that cost billions to get.

And in our final story, "LinkedIn Plots Career Success Paths" - LinkedIn's Deep Nishar is building algorithms that show steps to a chief exec spot.

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