SignOn Radio #21 – May 7, 2008

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Finding the Filet Mignon in spam

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Noodling your way to success

Segment 1: Neil reminds listeners of Baby Rule #101: “It’s what you don’t know that you don’t know that will kill you” and shares unexpected results from pursuing an email solicitation that normally would have been deleted as spam. Hedge fund manager Jim Simons explains why he started Math for America, a program aimed at preparing teachers to develop the next generation of mathematicians who will join the ranks of math “whizzes” and Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Segment 2: Math for America arrives in San Diego! Barbara and Neil talk with executive director, Barbara Edwards. Wondering what your start-up will be worth in five years? Bob Goodson, co-founder and CEO of, describes his online start-up predictor.