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Technology means we can fail faster than ever before - we should welcome that

Technology is moving faster than ever. A lot of people like to focus on the shiny side of this. It took merely a few years for Google, Facebook and …

Business Strategy

The hidden power of ‘I don’t know’: How to work through creative blocks with Beginner’s Mind

“I don’t know anything.”<p>It might seem counterintuitive but I try to tell myself this every day when I wake up. It’s quickly becoming my daily …

The 7 Essential Life Skills

Like the cockroach, we humans are extraordinarily adaptable creatures. At the same time, we are creatures of habit, and our lives can easily become …

On Building a Daily Habit of Continuous Learning

Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do to yourself.<br>— Joi Ito<p>While I adore that perfectly tweetable quote from Joi Ito’s Ted …

Vulnerability is our Common Bond

<b>“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and</b> …

Spirituality

Learning in Exponential Times

How to learn is changing, and it’s changing fast.<p>In the past, we used to learn by doing – we called them apprenticeships.<p>Then the model shifted, and …

Coaching - What are you stuck on?

We all get stuck. Stuck in our same old thinking habits. Stuck in the face of new challenges. Stuck in our unhelpful thoughts that hold us back. …

When Success Leads to Failure

The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.<p>I’ve known the mother sitting in front of me at this parent-teacher conference for years, and we have been through a lot together. I have taught three of her children, and I like to think we’ve even become friends during our time …

Education

What About Teens Who Don’t Have Smartphones?

Smartphones are frequently blamed for stunting teenagers’ social relationships and rotting their brains (or at least keeping them from listening to their parents). But such worries leave out a significant percentage of teens: those who don’t have smartphones at all.<p>Fifteen percent of teens have …

Social Media

Sir Ken Robinson: We need 'more creative' schools | Education

In the ferocious battle for an online audience one man stands out as a somewhat unlikely star. Sir Ken Robinson is a leading thinker on creativity and education, has authored several books on the topic, and millions of people watch his talks.<p>Robinson's 2006 TED talk, "Do schools kill creativity?" …

Creativity

A 6-Part Structure for Giving Clear and Actionable Feedback

Robert was the head of an East Coast insurance company. His greatest asset was his large, extroverted personality. He was the classic glad-handing, backslapping, high-energy salesman. His problem was a familiar one, too: a great salesman – even one with charisma — doesn’t necessarily make a great …

The Value of I Don’t Know

“The way we traditionally conceive of ignorance—as an absence of knowledge—leads us to think of education as its natural antidote. But education can …

Psychology

For Startups, Knowledge is a Commodity but Insights are Valuable

People overvalue knowing. The Internet turns knowledge into a commodity. Most – market size, a Stack Overflow question, detailed Wikipedia page – are …