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Musings on the Purpose of Higher Education

Frank Islam | Posted 10.08.2014 | Books
Frank Islam

While summer reading is normally light or frothy stuff for the beach, one of the more widely reviewed books of this past summer, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to A Meaningful Life, was nothing of the sort.

What's The Value Of A College Degree?

William Eger | Posted 10.02.2014 | College
William Eger

For MOOCs to seriously challenge traditional universities (not just the online lecture circuit) they need to offer an enticing reward to push students through the drudgery.

Dropping the Needle: Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Is this an era of disruption? There can be little doubt that the constant barrage of infotainment influences how we perceive personal and societal circumstances. Do we have time to reflect on what we are learning from our families, our colleagues, our students and our research?

Legendary Business Scholar Unleashes Furious Response To Blistering Criticism

Businessweek | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business

Q: You keep referring to Lepore by her first name. Do you know her? A: I’ve never met her in my life. ...

MAG: The Most Influential Business Book In America Is Full Of It

The New Yorker | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business

“The Innovator’s Dilemma” consists of a set of handpicked case studies, beginning with the disk-drive industry, which was the subject of Christe...

The Global Search for Education: To Be or Not to Be?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

If imagination be the food of disruption, is the Bard also to be considered worthy of a TriBeCa Disruptive innovation Award?

Climate Change Forcing Beverage Markets to Adapt

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last month, the Seattle Times reported on a White House state dinner in honor of President Francois Hollande. The wines were chosen for being among th...

The Best Disruptive Writing of 2013

Leah Binder | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Almost everyone agrees that the best strategy for improving Americans' health would be to prevent people from needing health care in the first place. But as these writers demonstrated in their powerful arguments, beware the easy answers.

How Companies Keep Succeeding

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Some believe companies are great because of leadership. Others fervently think it's agile collaboration and innovation. Some say luck or serendipity play a larger role in this increasingly random, complex and connected world.

Third Metric: Authors Speak At Unique HuffPost Conference

Posted 06.06.2013 | Books

Today, The Huffington Post is sponsoring The Third Metric, a women's conference about redefining our metrics of success. You can read more about the e...

Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: A New Start Up Bootcamp for Kids

Don Burton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Don Burton

Looking back, much of my entrepreneurial nature was something I began to develop at a young age.

If We Cannot Teach, You Can Keep Your Online Revolution

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Yes, colleges must explore the power of online learning, but it is not enough to build Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and declare victory.

Put on Your Oxygen Mask First: 6 Tips for Self-Care on the Job

Amy Jen Su | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Amy Jen Su

Sometimes we assume people need something sooner than they really do. We say yes or break our own mental flow to meet other peoples' requests. Part of self-care on the job is having the courage to clarify incoming requests, negotiate deadlines, or give people a "heads up."

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Fourth Way?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Even after one has identified that the old ways of doing things are no longer working, coming up with system-wide comprehensive solutions as to how to develop better schools and school systems is challenging.

The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Your Best Response to Sandy Hook Shootings Can Be Saving Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

That's no small achievement, even if it happens just some of the time. Looking back that may be one of the most satisfying ways by which you measure your life. In that spirit, let's take every opportunity to support others in savoring this holiday.

Three Winning Lessons We Can Learn From This Presidential Campaign

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Kare Anderson

Within this bitterly contested presidential campaign are at least three valuable lessons for anyone who wants to win by becoming the favorite choice in their market.

The Global Search for Education: More Technology, Please!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In America's race to eliminate the domestic and international achievement gaps, when will blended learning models be effective enough to disrupt the existing mainstream classroom system?

Disruption, Innovation, Technology, and the Liberal Arts College

John A. Roush | Posted 07.06.2012 | College
John A. Roush

We need to move beyond the notion that the highest quality education can occur only in our classrooms, our laboratories, our practice spaces, and our overseas study locations.

Before You Sign Up for that Extra Week of Camp…

Karen Dillon | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Karen Dillon

With the best of intentions, we hand our children off to a myriad of coaches and tutors because we think they will best prepare our kids for the future. But this can come at a high cost.

Disrupting Congress

Charles Kolb | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Today's Congress is a paragon of inefficiency, rent-seeking, crony capitalism, wasted time, and public embarrassment. Coherent and timely legislating focused on the nation's top priorities seems to be an afterthought, at best

Clayton Christensen and How Will You Measure Your Life?

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Clayton Christensen may be inspiring, but teaching folks how to value and measure their lives is a stretch.

A Business Student's New Required Reading

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Rahilla Zafar

How Will You Measure Your Life? shows readers how the same principles and theories of management used to examine companies can be applied to themselves.

Innosight's Michael Horn on How 'Blended Learning' and Technology Can Bridge the Education Gap

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Rahilla Zafar

Author Michael Horn predicts that in the future, the majority of students will be engaged in what he calls "blended learning" where they'll learn online with control over the pace of their learning in schools with teachers providing guidance.

A Student-Centered Future for Higher Ed

Jeff Selingo | Posted 03.27.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Hardly a week goes by when we don't hear another announcement that has the potential to chip away at the student market that is currently the lifeblood of colleges on the margins, in both quality and financial health.