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Who was right about education: Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Vivek Wadhwa here</i><p>When students asked me what subjects they should major in to become a tech entrepreneur, I would say engineering, mathematics, and science. I used to believe that education in these fields was a prerequisite for innovation, and …

4 Real Inventions Inspired by Science Fiction

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

The Secret To Forming Super Productive Habits

If we don’t know how habits work we’ll never develop better ones. Let’s get to it.<p>The reason it’s so hard to form productive habits is the same reason they’re so effective when they’re in place: It’s all about willpower.<p>So once we <b>understand willpower</b>, we can better <b>hack</b> the <b>habits</b>.<p>Roy F. Baumeister, …

What Makes a Truly Great Leader?

In the technology industry--characterized by brutal competition and relentless change--this profile of a standout leader will surprise you.<p>If you spend your career in the high-tech industry, you'll probably get to work with all sorts of brilliant and highly accomplished leaders. CEOs, …

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the Great Barrier Reef, here are some images of the spectacular wildlife harboured by this vast stretch of coral. From a manta ray cruising over a shipwreck to the effervescent ribbon eel, it's a reminder of what is at stake

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

<b>3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st-Century Student</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>Thinking in the 21st century</b> is just different.<p>That doesn’t mean we’re all …

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Dividing younger pupils by ability can entrench disadvantage, study finds

Thousands of UK primary schools are locking their pupils into a cycle of disadvantage by separating them into ability groups, a major international study has warned.<p>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based thinktank, analysed successes and failures in …

Seven Levers of Highly Effective School Leaders

<i>‘What matters most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least’</i><p>Johann Wolfgang Goethe<p><b>Highly effective school leaders prioritise what most</b> …

What impact will the new teaching schools have on education?

For Notre Dame High in Sheffield, becoming a teaching school seemed the obvious next step. It could boast a history of outstanding verdicts from Ofsted, and its leadership team had spent 18 months running a struggling school in the diocese. As a result, it became one of the first cohort of teaching …

How can schools prepare for the future?

As director of education in Birmingham in the 1990s, Tim Brighouse would spend two hours a week writing thank-you letters to individual teachers across the city. Brighouse – who went on to become the London schools "tsar" and received a knighthood in 2009, for his services to education – calls this …

Peter Senge and the learning organization

Peter Senge and the learning organization. Peter Senge’s vision of a learning organization as a group of people who are continually enhancing their …

The key to success is primary school education:

You know how they say that breakfast is the most important meal? It makes sense, right? You load up on all the eggy and starchy goodness early in the …

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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

If our data is correct, you're probably a teacher.<p>And if you're a teacher, you're probably interested in innovation in the classroom, so let's start …

Are language teachers leading the way with education technology?

From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, <b>Joe Dale</b> explores how languages teachers have embraced technology in the classroom<p>As more and more schools invest in mobile technologies, such as iPads, a common question on language fora is "can anyone recommend …

3 Fundamental Shifts You Need To Make To Scale Your Business

Growing your business is fun -- but if you stay stuck in fun, you'll never get the scale that could make you great.<p>It's one thing to grow your business (and a lovely thing it is, too)--but it's another entirely to scale it.<p>Scaling--the ability to grow rapidly and at a compound rate, compared to the …

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Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

DJ Earworm talks about how he creates his annual “United State of Pop” mashup of the 25 biggest songs of the year, and why 2012 ruled.<p>Every December since 2007, anyone wondering what the preceding 12 months of music sounded like needed look in only one place: DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” …

Why the Best Leaders Are Vulnerable

Even though people think vulnerability is weakness, in reality, it's the courage to show up and be seen.<p>Vulnerability does not sound like the sort of topic that would get a bunch of entrepreneurs cheering. But that’s exactly what happened when Brene Brown addressed <i>Inc.’</i>s Leadership Forum on Tuesday.<p>…

3 Signs You're Meant to Be a Leader

Not everyone is cut out to be a leader. But if you have these three traits, you might be a natural born leader.<p>Reading leadership literature (including this column), you'd sometimes think that it was written in the stars that everyone has the potential to be an effective leader.<p>I don't believe that …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

Three Qualities Every Leader Needs to Succeed on a Team

“I want your help developing my direct reports into stronger leaders,” John* the new CEO of Fasseni, a $350 million technology company, told me several years ago.<p>Initially, I approached the request like any consultant might.<p>First, I asked John why he wanted my help. He told me that Fasseni had …

4 Keys to Coaching Underperforming Employees

Dealing with an employee who's struggling to keep up? These 4 simple steps will help you make your team stronger.<p>Winning leaders are those who coach good employees to become better people. These leaders equip their teams for success at work and at home.<p>Occasionally, though, leaders can get so …