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Around the World in 30 Days

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In May, I continued my conversations with thought leaders from China to New York who sketched out for me the conflicting overlaps between creativity, innovation, reform and testing, and shared their efforts to create coalescence between them.

Does Your Child Care Provider Have at Least a High School Diploma?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

The science is clear; Children begin learning from birth, developing their vision, hearing, language, and cognitive functions very fast in the early years of life and especially in the first year (as seen below).

A Digital Bretton Woods

Bijan R. Kian | Posted 06.29.2015 | Technology
Bijan R. Kian

The global economy lives on the production, extraction, correlation, analysis, and sale of information. But it has a far greater economic value in the information it gathers on the primary user's preferences, tastes, choices, and lifestyle.

The Rise of the Wisdom Worker

Mark HT Ridinger, MD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Mark HT Ridinger, MD

Conventional wisdom has it that the knowledge worker will reign supreme well into the 21st century. The thing is, many aspects of "knowledge work" are being replaced by technology, most notably artificial intelligence.

Saving Net Neutrality

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The Internet was founded on the principle of net neutrality - that all content is accessible at the same rate, despite the source or ownership, and that every Internet service should do its best to satisfy its customers.

The Modern Revolution Is Dead. Long Live Slow and Painful Change

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Said Elias Dawlabani

It is tragic that profound global events of this magnitude don't result in meaningful and permanent change anymore. This is the new reality; suddenly everything is important and nothing ever gets resolved. What factors have caused society to become so ineffective in the face of rapid social change?

FOMO in the Information Age

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Trisha de Borchgrave

When the duration of an article a postponement, the final flourish of scrolling to the bottom of a screen is a certainty that we remain in the know, even though the details might be hazy. Information it might be but are we learning anything? Or is knowing close enough to knowledge?

Defining 21st Century Success: Are You Expert 2.0 or Hero 2.0?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

I want to be clear: I'm not 100 years old. But when the twelve year old girl sitting next to me at the Broadcom Masters awards started talking about what to do with Raspberry Pi, the first answer that came to my mind was: "eat it?" No.

A Triple Dog Dare

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Vaughn

Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.

Harnessing the Power of Curiosity

David Blake | Posted 11.29.2014 | Education
David Blake

Something any good teacher knows: It is not enough to simply make information available. Most of us need to be motivated to learn. We need to be curious.

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

The Case for Connectivity

Alec Ross | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Alec Ross

The upward economic mobility needed to sustainably address basic needs in the 21st century requires an Internet connection. Any economy that remains offline will grow less competitive and more isolated as the globe does its business online.

Led Across a Left-brain Landscape, These Women are Looking for Strong Men to Match Their Vision

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a recent commentary in Time magazine, Camille Paglia singles out a small group of feminists whose views on men are well known, and then acts as if ...

How to Get Answers From Your Boss... Without Asking Questions

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

You don't have to change your boss, your job, or your personality -- only your approach.

A Jeffersonian Approach to Innovation: Blending Science, the Arts, and Cultural Understanding in the Information Age

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

The sheer range and depth of Jefferson's intellectual pursuits also distinguish him as one of America's most accomplished innovators. How did Jefferson innovate, and what can today's leaders do to apply his brand of ingenuity in the Information Age?

Do the Tweeting Birds Dump Flame Inhibitors on the Passion Fires of Learning?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No matter what the cause, the United States is in jeopardy of collapse if we deemphasize educational, and yes, intellectual excellence.

The Future of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness.

Could the U.S. Be Facing a Brain Drain?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With only 21 percent of women in senior management in the U.S., is America at risk of a "brain drain?" The answer is probably "Yes," as corporate executives shop the world for talent to manage their fast-growing businesses.

Dead Prez Return With New Album at SXSW

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Even though it's been a while since the duo released a full album, M1 assures us that they've been hard at work, putting out mixtapes, working on their "Turn Off the Radio" series and Stic dropping his workout album.

If We Turn the Internet Into the World's Memory, What Becomes of Our Own?

Vanessa Lafaye | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Vanessa Lafaye

It is interesting to note that Mitra's TEDTalk is titled, "The Future of Learning" rather than "Education." This distinction seems like the heart of the issue, not only for self-organized learning environment, but more widely.

Business and the Cacophony of the Jobs Reports

Blair Forlaw | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Blair Forlaw

We don't know how to manage the tension of a new world that is both/and, not either/or. So we sit on the sidelines with every economic announcement, cheering for the life or death of whatever data bit or trend that ignites our emotions, feeling more and more helpless and perplexed.

Japan's Lost Decades: Could They Happen in the US?

Ho-Hyung Lee | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Ho-Hyung Lee

Japan was like a rich man with a lot of savings, but it has spent too much over the last 20 years. The United States is still a reserve currency country, but its deficits pose a threat as the national debt becomes a serious issue for its economy.

Connected Learning: An Agenda for Social Change

Mimi Ito | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education
Mimi Ito

There is a unique opportunity before us with today's technologies to make the entry points and pathways to knowledge, learning and opportunity accessible to many more young people. It's a question of will.

In Case You Missed It: I Am One with Social Media

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Like pen pals, landlines and citizen band radio before, cyberculture is about navigating social spaces through use of new tools.

WATCH: Cooking In The Information Age

Noah Galuten | Posted 01.30.2013 | Taste
Noah Galuten

You can now, basically, cook anything you want.