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What Have You Learned?

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:00:23 +0000

Tom spends a few months in New Zealand at the start of each year. While he's there, he often pops over to the University of Auckland Business School for a visit. It's refreshing to look at business issues from the perspective of the other side of the world. UABS's connectivity [more]

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Manifesto/Polemic:Best Teacher Corps Wins!

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:31:55 +0000

The ideas presented here—and as a PDF (revised as of19 March 2013), hastily and in the roughest form—were developed subsequent to a discussion during my New Zealand sojourn on building a cadre of teachers that matches the likely needs of these turbulent times. (My only previous stick-your-neck-out effort of consequence [more]

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Best Teacher Corps Wins!
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The Future Shape of Education?

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:15:33 +0000

From the earliest days of the Web, it was obvious to many of us that the impact of the internet on education was going to be huge. An early inkling of the tectonic shift that was underway was the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Open Course Ware project. Initiated in [more]

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Race to Nowhere

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:51:55 +0000

Tom has said, "We tell our kids to 'be still,' then tell them to 'read history books'—which are replete (100%!) with tales of people ... who never sat still." This is obviously not the ideal way to cultivate a talented workforce. The education system in the United States still seems [more]

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Hmmm!

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:30:14 +0000

The Sunday New York Times had a special section called "Education Life." One article, "Career U.," describes some of the changes we might expect in university education. For example, the president of the University of Michigan was surprised (to put it mildly) when she learned five years ago that 10% [more]

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Some Unadulterated Good News for Americans!Market Share That Matters!

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 15:00:46 +0000

Little is more important to America's long-term future than its true #1 "service industry"—research universities. There are rankings and rankings and rankings, and some are confusing as hell. Among the top 50, various polls give us, roughly, between 50% and 70%. (Add in the Europeans and Canada and the number [more]

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Market Share That Matters!
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TomChirp #18

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 20:03:50 +0000

MBA "Musings" The Financial Times reported yesterday that Harvard b-school students created, and over 1,000 have signed, an oath specifying acceptable behavior. Among other things, they promise to pay equal attention to "shareholders, co-workers, customers and the society in which they operate." On the one hand, as writer Michael Skapinker [more]

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It Takes a (Rather Large) Village …

Thu, 21 Jun 2007 20:16:53 +0000

An attendee of one of our Brand You Workshops, Steve Wood, shared his wife Cullen's project with us. It's called Cullen's abc's. She's a preschool teacher in California and in her spare time she records what she calls "idea videos" on YouTube. Cullen gives simple information of interest to preschoolers [more]

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Forget the Threat of Outsourcing!

Fri, 18 May 2007 13:55:40 +0000

Sometimes a thousand well chosen words can change your view of something important. So it was for me with a brief piece in yesterday's New York Times, "Why Is Income Inequality in America So Pronounced? Consider Education," by Tyler Cowan. To make a short story even shorter, Cowan cites several [more]

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Gotta Read It II

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 15:06:38 +0000

Speaking of world trade and competitiveness, and if you are not depressed enough by the news and images from Baghdad, try the December 2006 issue of Bloomberg Markets. (I command you to do so. Whoops, I am powerless.) The cover story, a variant on the life of a T-shirt is: [more]

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