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Disruption

Keep Your 'Disruption' Out of Our Schools

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Mega-corporations believe they must continually reinvent themselves in order to have the latest, best thing and beat their competitors, who are about to overtake them in the market. City after city is now suffering a "disruptive" assault on public education.

Kaboom! Big Bang Disruptions and Mobile Broadband

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

If the FCC can adopt rules that allow all providers to bid equally against each other for the spectrum they need to provide consumers their wireless service, the FCC will have done its part to encourage and stimulate the growth of a truly vibrant market ripe for continued BBDs.

Apple Has Lost Its Mind, Part 2: Woe Is Apple

Pam Murtaugh | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Pam Murtaugh

This ode overturns Apple's original, unspoken premise. Its contrived poetry celebrates Apple's past as if it's the path to the future. Woe is Apple.

Stop Playing by the Rules and Calling It Disruption

Dustin Farivar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Dustin Farivar

I spend a lot of time with people who want to change the world and with people who actually do. The difference between them isn't intelligence, money, connections, or even force of will -- it's perspective.

Backwards TVs, Harmonized Commutes

Tim Devane | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Tim Devane

My roommates and I are reorganizing some stuff in our apartment as some people are moving out. While we moved our TV yesterday, the mass of cords and boxes required to make it all work struck me as absurd.

The Revolution Will Be Rideshared

San Francisco magazine | Posted 07.02.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Having weathered a major regulatory attack, Lyft, SideCar, and Uber are on the verge of becoming the default mode of urban transport.

Jordan Rudess On Crowdfunding and Explorations

Phil Simon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Phil Simon

Jordan Rudess is a fascinating amalgam of a musician. He's primarily known as the keyboardist, Continuum-player, multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy-...

What's Progressive About 'Peer Progressives'?

Catherine Bracy | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Catherine Bracy

Peer progressives like ourselves believe that more efficient, networked solutions hold more promise to address complex social problems than slower, hierarchical institutions of the 20th century.

Want to Elect a President? Call Call This Guy: SXSW Shingerview with Harper Reed, CTO, Obama for America

David Shing | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
David Shing

Harper Reed. Mate, the man elected a president. Not sure what else there is to say.

Tech Start-Up Helps Indie Films Break Into Theaters

Turnstyle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Tugg, Inc. is an Austin, Texas based start-up that lets filmmakers and film fans book screenings at movie theaters ...

Disruptive Innovation Often Comes From Unexpected Places

Maura O'Neill | Posted 03.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Maura O'Neill

Steve Jobs loved music, but hadn't spent his life as a disc jockey. He was not a professional musician or a stereo hardware designer and he didn't focus on music marketing. That is, until he and his team at Apple released the iPod.

A Modest Proposal to Stop Tipping Bartenders

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy
Stephen Robert Morse

Why do we tip taxi drivers 10% to 15%, waiters and waitresses 15% to 20%, and hotel chambermaids $1 per night, while bartenders expect to rake in $1 per drink (or more if we're feeling generous)?

"Disrupting" Lobbying With the Power of People

Marci Harris | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

How did POPVOX co-founder Rachna Choudhry and I start caring about disruption? A few years ago, we noticed that in our world -- that of advocacy, Congress, and civic engagement -- NO ONE was doing the task that was expected of them.

Harmony and Disruption Are Part of the Same Whole

Gangaji | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The word harmony evokes equilibrium and peace. When we idealize harmony we imagine the smooth melding of opposites. The music of life supporting us, internally and externally.

House of Genius Brings Entrepreneurs Together to Solve Problems Through Community

Brett Greene | Posted 03.11.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

Recently I attended the one-year anniversary of House of Genius. Not surprisingly, I wasn't invited because I'm a genius, but to offer me an opportun...

How Blogging For HuffPost is Like College

Katherine von Jan | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Katherine von Jan

Getting in isn't the end; it's the beginning. It's an accomplishment to get in, but that's just an invitation to be at the party. We've got to make the most of it while we're there.

The Finance Sector Gets a Start-Up Overhaul in 2011

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The biggest risk to the finance sector today is not from other banks, it's the growing gap between the institution and the customer.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Education in Chicago: Reader, What Would You Do?

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

According to many authorities, fifth grade is a turning point. By the end of the school year, many of teacher Mary Jensen's eighteen sub-literate students will be well on their way to a life of crime.