Category Archives: Work

The Innovation Gap in Public Schools

There may be two main functions of an educational system. One is about having a certain set of skills: the ability to multiply or list uses for a paper clip. The other function is about developing members of a society, … Continue reading

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Motivation 3.0 (and What’s Wrong with Schools Today)

Dan Pink is a master of creative swiping, which is MBA-speak for “he steals other peoples’ ideas.” Which isn’t to say he’s not a clever chap. And we certainly guys like him, crafty writers who aren’t put off by research, … Continue reading

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How to save the world

The new problems of the world require fresh approaches. They require our ingenuity and our careful, creative consideration. You and I know this, but still most of us don’t often get meaningfully involved. Why is this? I think there is … Continue reading

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Fail your way to a billion dollars: life lessons from J.K. Rowling

Llloyd Jones (who tragically/hilariously failed to graduate university because of library fines) once said that ‘’the men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.’’ We’ve all heard a … Continue reading

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What teachers know

Today’s graduates face a new breed of challenges as they enter the workforce. They will confront messier, intractable problems such as climate change, global terrorism, antibiotic resistant diseases and persistent market weakness. The same technologies that empowered them as learners at the … Continue reading

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How to make a million dollars

You will likely make a million dollars. The average American earns between $1 million and $2 million dollars in their lifetime. But that’s not what I’m talking about. This article will tell you how to end up with $1 million … Continue reading

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Live life like a game

As I kid I loved Snakes and Ladders. I don’t even know if you can find that board game anywhere anymore, but I enjoyed it. (Okay, I just found it on Ebay for $2). It was pretty simple. Basically you … Continue reading

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Career Advice from Randy Komisar

Randy Komisar is a good guy. He’s a Silicon Valley CEO. Listening to him speak is like being sat down by your down-to-earth uncle, who wants to give you career advice. Komisar is good at giving interesting advice about ‘following … Continue reading

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What Matters Now? (60 Inspiring Answers)

Seth (the MacDaddy of Marketing) Godin has gathered ideas from 60 brilliant people, each sharing their insights into what matters at the beginning of 2010. Frankly, if you flip through this slide show and don’t feel at least a tingle … Continue reading

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The Music Video Reinvented

Check out this music video from the group Ok Go. Mesmerizing. Cool, huh? It reminds me of Feist’s 1234 video and the treadmill video –also by Ok Go. These guys have it figured out. There is something subtly compelling about … Continue reading

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