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Qualifications

What Teachers Know and How That Compares With College Graduates Around the World

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

One of the most frequent claims I have heard from people trying to explain poor learning outcomes in their country is that their teachers come from the bottom third of their college graduates, while high-performing countries recruit their teachers from the top third.

Not Qualified? Why You Should Tackle That Challenge!

Karl Gude | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Karl Gude

Tackling monster challenges -- where failure is the expected outcome because you lack the credentials to succeed -- can be addicting. It's a win-win situation, like being the underdog in a fight: you're expected to lose, but win and you're a hero.

A Modest Proposal

Bill Allen | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Bill Allen

In light of the Petraeus situation and the scrutiny it has received I have a modest proposal to solve several of the nation's problems at once.

Time to Stop Playing Business Card Scrabble With Our Qualifications?

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Dr Layla McCay

This week both my real life and my Twitter feed have been jumping with the question of post-nominal letters: what letters (if any) should you put after your name on a business card?

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

Burris, Race, Religion, And The Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am now the junior senator from the state of Illinois. . . . Friends, we're going to have to have some powerful prayer. . . . They can't deny what t...

Bush to Palin: Keep It Up!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Dear Sarah, just because most of the people don't think you're qualified, that's no reason to hang your head. Just because they don't trust John's judgment anymore because he picked you, don't let it get you down.

Biden vs. Palin: What Joe Needs To Do

Tom Farer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Farer

During the debate, Biden's test is to pry Palin loose from her her lines and then underscore the emptiness or sinister implications of her stated views without appearing condescending or a lout.