Every election cycle, we hear about the divide between urban and rural voters. But what I see most often in my rural backyard is opportunity -- supported by new technologies that have begun to eradicate the distance penalty that used to limit economic success in rural America.
Sustaining innovation calls for commitment to the founding mission that is at the core of a company's raison d'être. And perhaps most importantly, world-changing innovation starts small, and begets more innovation.
Thanks to technology, the world can be our teacher and the Internet our classroom. What should matter is not so much your degree or grade point average but how well equipped you are for the next stage in life.
"How to Start a Venture Capital Firm." A Skillshare class... taught by a 21-year-old college dropout! Not even a Harvard-dropout, a small-liberal-arts-college-with-a-mediocre-reputation-in-upstate-New-York-dropout. I was skeptical but intrigued.
As Tucson Unified School District students returned to the classroom yesterday, the towering role of one education innovator is being championed by a broad spectrum of local students, parents, teachers, community members and national scholars.