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These 2 ideas are by no means canonical or conclusive, but they’re evolving, and they help me make sense of the internet today.
1. Social = adding structure to data
A. The Tuesday after the first Monday in November was initially established in 1845 (3 U.S.C. 1) for the appointment of Presidential electors in every fourth year. 2 U.S.C. 7 established this date for electing U.S. Representatives in every even numbered year in 1875. Finaly, 2 U.S.C. 1 established this date as the time for electing U.S. Senators in 1914.
Why early November? For much of our history America was a predominantly agrarian society. Law makers therefore took into account that November was perhaps the most convenient month for farmers and rural workers to be able to travel to the polls. The fall harvest was over, (remembering that spring was planting time and summer was taken up with working the fields and tending the crops) but in the majority of the nation the weather was still mild enough to permit travel over unimproved roads.
Why Tuesday? Since most residents of rural America had to travel a significant distance to the county seat in order to vote, Monday was not considered reasonable as many people would need to begin travel on Sunday. This would, of course, have conflicted with church services and Sunday worship.
Why the first Tuesday after the first Monday? Lawmakers wanted to prevent election day from falling on the first of November for two reasons. November 1st is All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics. In addition, most merchants were in the habit of doing their books from the preceding month on the 1st. Congress was apparently worried that the economic success or failure of the previous month might influence the vote of the merchants.
“ If I were Michael Bloomberg, a very smart and wise man, I would take a deep breath and spend one day this weekend trying to learn what Occupy Wall Street is about, from the point of view of an average New Yorker. He’s so smart he will get it. The problem is his perspective. He’s one of the few people who they are angry with, and rightfully so. When the light goes on for him, he will be able to explain it to others in his class. Whether they listen or not is their problem. But it’s up to him, as the elected leader of all New Yorkers, to listen and understand, and make wise choices. ”
A gathering of the entrepreneurial community at Wharton and Penn, early every year. This year’s Founders’ Retreat is At General Assembly in New York City. The Founders’ Retreat is brought to you by a collaboration of Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs, the Wharton MBA Career Management Office, the Wharton Entrepreneurial Club, and General Assembly! The Founders’ Retreat schedule is below (subject to change): 9:30 - 9.50am: Breakfast & Arrivals 10 - 10.20am: Intro to the day, & welcome with Jake Schwartz, General Assembly founder, WG ‘08 10:20 - 10.45am: Entrepreneurship at Wharton: Overview of the different paths MBAs choose to pursue and the resources to leverage along the way 10.50 - 11.40am: Start it Up at Wharton: Perspectives from founders in Wharton’s Venture Initiation Program and other incubators and those who have launched business from Wharton’s Business Plan Competition. Featuring
- Cherif Habib and Stephan Jacobs- co-founders of Kembrel.com and WG’11
- Joseph Cohen - CEO and founder of Coursekit
- Rohan Deuskar- CEO and co-founder of Stylitics,
- Andrew Ward, founder of Pandaly currently in DreamIt Ventures 11.40am - 12.20pm: 1st Year class introductions 12.30 - 12.55pm: Student Founders (VIP, WVA, DreamIT) founders introduced to their 1st year teams for strategy session. 12.55 - 2.10pm: Lunch + Strategy session within VIP/WVA teams. 2:20 - 3:05pm: Recruiting at startups- perspectives from MBAs and the startups that hire them.Featuring:
- Roberto Medri- SquareSpace’s head of business development and WG’11,
- Shafqat Islam- NewsCred Founder and CEO and Penn Engineering ‘03,
- Arlyn Davich- PayPerks Founder and CEO,
- Harry Kargman- Kargo Founder and CEO 3:05 - 3:15pm: Break 3:15 - 3:45pm: Perspectives on MBA ideas/businesses, with Kartik Hosanagar - co-founder of Yodle Inc., Wharton Professor of Entrepreneurship & Operations and Information Management, and Angel Investor. 3.45 - 4.15pm: Founder’s story with Corey Pierson - CEO and co-founder of Custora and WG’10 4:15 - 4:25pm: Break 4.25 - 5:20pm: Mixed panel and perspectives on fundraising and today’s ecosystem from founders and investors. Featuring
- Jake Schwartz- General Assembly founder and WG’08,
- Saadiq Rogers-King- co-founder of Hot Potato,
- Michael Geer- co-founder of Badoo,
- David Mars - principal of White Owl Capital and WG’ 07 5:30 - 7pm: Happy hour & mixer
The Founders’ Retreat schedule: 9:30 - 9.50am: Breakfast & Arrivals 10 - 10.20am: Intro to the day10:20 - 10.45am: Entrepreneurship at Wharton10.50 - 11.40am: Start it Up at Wharton 11.40am - 12.20pm: 1st Year class introductions 12.30 - 12.55pm: Student Founders Intro12.55 - 2.10pm: Strategy session2:20 - 3:05pm: Recruiting at startups3:05 - 3:15pm: Break 3:15 - 3:45pm: Perspectives on MBA ideas/businesses3.45 - 4.15pm: Founder’s story with Corey Pierson 4:15 - 4:25pm: Break 4.25 - 5:20pm: Mixed panel and perspectives on fundraising 5:30 - 7pm: Happy hour & mixer