Without fail, twice a year, I have a fond thought for a man I never had the pleasure of meeting. Those times: National Football League opening day and during the frenzy leading up to an American holiday called the Super Bowl.
Board service is the perfect opportunity for business people to improve communities and the world, while preparing themselves to be better leaders -- as executives and directors of public company boards.
We live on a razor's edge. From one instant to another, any of us can regress to yesterday's mindset or connect with an emerging future possibility.
There are things you can do right now, both to increase your chances of acceptance at your top choice school, and to strengthen your regular decision applications.
"There is no more compassionate and effective way to help poor people in New York City than to give to Robin Hood."
As I write this, students I know are waiting to hear from dozens of schools, and many have already heard from a vast array of colleges and universities, from Arizona State to Temple and the University of Pittsburgh.
What we are learning is that these fields of inspired connections have an enormous and largely untapped transformative power. Usually we activate reactive and technocratic social fields through existing methods of problem solving.
MakeSchool, which was originally named MakeGamesWithUs, was born after Ashu Desai and Jeremy Rossmann decided that they needed to fix the educational gap in CS education.
When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.
Senator John Cornyn, Rackspace, and CEO-General Council Kevin Fiur share their insights on a few impending policies that will liberate the entrepreneur... or facilitate idea stealing.
If you're a new parent and find that there's something strangely familiar with Baymax, the huggable robot star of Big Hero 6, there's a good reason for that.
When I saw the news coverage of White House health care adviser Jonathan Gruber's remarks, in which he essentially called Americans stupid, I thought of the old saying, "With friends like that, who needs enemies?" My next thought was, who's being stupid here?
What does it take to address the current crises of our time at the level of the source (as opposed to the level of the symptoms)? What it takes, we believe, is a journey--a journey on which the social field shifts from ego-system awareness (silo view) to eco-system awareness (seeing from the whole).
Today's world is going in circles seeking the antidote of growing their countries' economies, not realizing this very fact, which is also the reason why certain countries cannot produce multinational corporations. Politicians are not the solution, they are rather part of the challenge.
Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.
The college course is dead. Or at least that's the argument I make in an op-ed today about MIT's report. And if it's not dead, I hope that someone will soon kill it. By this I mean that most college courses are not structured for student learning; they're structured for professors teaching.