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‘Experience can be replaced by data analytics’: a millennial on why the best way to manage his generation is to get out of its way

by Daniel Tyoschitz<p>Millennials, Gen Y, Digital Natives: whatever you want to call the generation born between 1980 and 2004, they represent almost a …

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

5 Timeless Leadership Roles To Help Navigate Change

If there’s one thing that’s constant today (and everyday, for that matter), it’s change. Whether it’s people or organizations, change is the one thing both can rely on that will emerge when it’s least expected—or desired.<p>While the business landscape is in a perpetual state of flux—and always will …

Social Media Now Drives 31% Of All Referral Traffic

According to a report released this week by content marketing hub Shareaholic, social media is now the #1 driver of all website referral traffic. As of December 2014, 31.24% of all referral traffic was from social media; compare this to the 22.71% from the same period in the previous year.<p>While …

16 Habits of Mind Essential for 21st Century Learners

January 25, 2015<br>Below are 16 habits of mind our students need to develop in order to guarantee an optimal learning experience. These are cognitive …

Pedagogy

Four Communications Trends in 2015

With all the options on the table today - paid media, social media, paid search, SEO, thought leadership, event marketing, cause marketing - which are the winners?<p>Even ten years ago, no one could have predicted the speed and clutter of communications businesses face every day. As a result, every …

Public Relations

One Woman’s Unorthodox Journey To Building A $100 Million Tech Startup

Joanna Weidenmiller has been breaking barriers for years. Now she’s at the helm of Silicon Valley’s first company to go public on the ASX.<p>Joanna Weidenmiller is an anomaly in Silicon Valley.<p>The 32-year-old founder and CEO of 1-Page, a San Francisco-based recruiting technology company opted to go …

Startups

Books worth reading, as recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more…

Find repose by exciting the mind. Some of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work. Skim the list for your …

15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year has undoubtedly been the best yet for female entrepreneurs. According to research from American Express OPEN Forum, women are starting an average of 1,200 businesses a day – up from 740 a day the year prior. The growth …

Women Entrepreneurs

Interesting Visual on Today's Students

December 26, 2014<br>Below is an interesting visual I cam across through a tweet from We Are Teachers. The visual maps out some really intriguing facts …

Science and technology predictions for 2017

Telegraph writers share their science and technology predictions for 2017, from the rise of artificial intelligence to new breakthroughs in cancer research and the first human head transplant.<p>The rise of biometric identification technology, from fingerprints to vein scanners<p>By James Titcomb, …

How Big Data Will Help Save Healthcare

More and more companies are talking about big data these days—but it’s more than a buzzword. It might just change the way healthcare works in the U.S. From better patient outcomes to a more transparent healthcare system to more accessible and affordable care, big data could change every inch of the …

This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

With a recycling bin and some scrap paper.

50 Startup Founders You Need To Follow On Twitter

<b>Editor’s Note: This is not an official FORBES list.</b><p>If founding a startup was easy, then there would be a lot more people participating in the exciting and sometimes exhausting trip that entrepreneurs experience on a daily basis. That’s why we sometimes need some advice, inspiration and insights …

12 Tips For Integrating Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy

<i>This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.</i><p>Social media is an increasingly important tactic in companies’ marketing strategy and yet results from The CMO Survey continue to indicate that many companies manage …

6 Ways That Lack Of Focus Can Kill Your Business

Many passionate entrepreneurs fight to add more features into their new products and services, assuming that more function will make the solution more appealing to more customers. In reality, more features will more likely make the product confusing and less usable to all. Focus is the art of …

14 Tech Trends That Will Make Someone Billions Of Dollars Next Year

Which technologies are going to blow up in 2015 and keep growing in 2016, creating billions of dollars for the companies that serve in these areas?<p>To answer that, we scoured the research from leading analyst firms like IDC, Gartner, Forrester, and others.

7 Ways Startups Can Work with Brands to Deliver

Established brands possess the chance to set some excellent examples for startup communities, particularly as it'll come to successfully navigating the waters in social media.<p>Established brands possess the chance to set some excellent examples for startup communities, particularly as it'll come to …

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Health Care Needs Less Innovation and More Imitation

Health care is infatuated with innovation. We’re awash in innovation conferences, organizations proclaiming innovation as a core value, newly minted Chief Innovation Officers, prizes for best innovation. We think innovation is great, but there’s a downside. When organizations overemphasize …

25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching

<b>25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Mobile Teaching. Part 1 was Making The Shift To</i> …

Education Technology

Two Influential Organizations Set Their Sites On Helping Women Entrepreneurs

PwC and the Points of Light Foundation announce a new initiative to help women founders gain access to capital, contacts and support.<p>It’s no secret that companies with women on boards and in leadership have been shown to perform better than those that don’t. But the numbers of women in top spots is …

GoDaddy CEO: Why women are so turned off by the tech industry

This week, the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing will come to Arizona, for the 20th anniversary of the conference designed to connect, …

The Women Behind The Startup That's Changing How Girls See Coding

I love stories that have unexpected beginnings. Alexandra Diracles and Melissa Halfon met at Startup Weekend EDU in New York City this past January. They left with a first place winning prototype and the start of Vidcode, an online interactive software that brings the power of hacking videos with …