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Shaun Johnson is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Startup Institute, an edtech startup for passionate individuals to learn the skills needed to have an immediate and positive impact on the startup they join

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Courageous Career Change

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 5:04 PM

The decision to change your career path is not a choice to take lightly. Venturing into the unknown is uncomfortable, and it is scary. The easy choice is inaction--accepting your career circumstances with complacency. Resolving against complacency in search of something more inspiring requires courage.

Aristotle upheld courage as the...

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Education and Outcomes: Startup Institute Publishes its Proven Results

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 12:43 AM

As the innovation economy continues to push on the concept of traditional education and how it aligns with purposeful careers, many entrants have entered the space. Since 2012, Startup Institute, a career accelerator which I cofounded, has been one of the largest and earliest players. By the day...

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Observing New York Startups: Job Growth & the Innovation Economy Skills Gap

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 2:52 PM

There's no getting around it -- the growing surge of energy in the New York tech community has been electric.

From the increase in venture monies invested, startup acquisitions, and new companies being founded, New York is certainly positioned as a catalyst in our nation's innovation economy....

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Education and the Reassurance of Employment

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 4:21 PM

Reflecting on the recent presidential debates, employment has become an easily identifiable topic. A clear weathervane for and consequence of the economy, the solution is quite complex and cannot be exhaustively distilled in the time allotted to either presidential candidate. At the same time, the solution or solutions are worthy...

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Generation "Why": An Answer for the Era of the Newly-Educated yet Unemployed

(1) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 12:04 PM

America knows well the issues we are facing with unemployment across all fronts, with workers losing jobs and others taking positions for which they are overqualified just to stay afloat. But how are the youngest of this demographic handling the absence of opportunities as new entrants into the workforce? Where...

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