agile mindset

By Heather McGowan | This magazine is for course development teams at becker college as we develop core curricula to achieve competencies in empathy, divergent thinking, entrepreneurial outlook and social and emotional intelligence

From Pipelines to Platform thinking

IMPORTANT INFORMATION.<p>This ppt has been amended. I uploaded a version lacking the last two slides: a business model I was working on and the bibliography. In this version (amended) the bibliography has been added. Apologies.<p>A presentation over the characteristics and opportunities accruing from the …

We Need to Expand Our Definition of Entrepreneurship

The great entrepreneurs of the last century — folks like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison — spawned huge companies that were designed around a model of scalable efficiency. In that model the job of workers was to fit into their roles and perform tightly specified and standardized …

Peter Drucker

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, …

Intelligence

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get Them)

As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).<p>Two-thirds of Americans believe that, in 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work humans now do. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 report, <i>The Future of Jobs</i>, estimates that 5 …

Balancing Pedagogy and Assessment in Competency-Based Education

Key Takeaways<p>A partnership between Excelsior College and Cengage Learning targets those with <b>some college credits but no degree</b> and not currently …

Pedagogy

Brain plasticity explained: yes, you really can change your brain

In recent years there has been a significant shift in the way we understand the brain.<p>It is one of the most studied organs of the body, but perhaps …

The Brain

What The Hell Are We Doing?

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Geopolitics

Humans are underrated

As the Pepper robot from Softbank scurries about your home or office, it reads your emotions by your words, tone of voice, facial expressions, and …

John Hagel: Scalable Learning Is The Key Differentiator For Enterprises Of The Future

John Hagel III is a prolific author and an adviser to CEOs around the world. His most profound impact has been at the intersection of business strategy and technology, predicting a number of significant and transformative trends in books such as <b>The Power of Pull, Net Gain</b>, and <b>Net Worth</b>. In 2007, …

Innovation

Uber Self-Driving Truck Packed With Budweiser Makes First Delivery in Colorado

A tractor trailer full of beer drove itself down Colorado's I-25 last week with nobody behind the wheel. Uber Technologies Inc. and Anheuser-Busch …

Here's What IBM Watson Will Be Doing in GM's Cars

General Motors gm and International Business Machines ibm on Tuesday said they would combine IBM’s artificial intelligence software Watson with the …

Jeff Bezos Offers New Details on Amazon's Delivery Drones

By on<p>Filed Under Amazon, Blue Origin, Drones & Flight<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos offered new information about the company’s delivery drones during the …

Amazon

How will the world be in 2050? 17 predictions

Your News Ticker | October 27, 2016<p>Publishing Author Tech Insider has asked the British futurologist Ian Pearson (known accuracy of forecasts, whose …

Elon Musk

Technology Will Replace Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Faced with the claim that AI and robots are poised to replace most of today’s workforce, most mainstream professionals — doctors, lawyers, accountants, and so on — believe they will emerge largely unscathed. During our consulting work and at conferences, we regularly hear practitioners concede that …

Intelligence

Hedging the future of work

In the future we typically work in three kinds of economic spaces: in long-term collectives, short-term communities, and in fast response flash …

Innovation

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management

How Companies and Colleges Can Get the U.S. Back to Work

STEM students need to work in the classroom and learn in the workplace.<p>Last Friday, the Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy had enjoyed a record 76 consecutive months with job gains. Yet at the same time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that 5.6 million jobs remain unfilled …

15 Mind-Blowing Stats About Generation Z

While many marketers still struggle to figure out the Millennials, a new generation—Generation Z—is growing up behind the scenes.<p>Members of Gen Z, …

Millennials

Why the Global Goals are a golden opportunity for all of us

It doesn’t matter if you can’t remember all 17; it’s just important that you know they exist and that they will be with us until 2030. The …

World Economic Forum

Inequality is now killing middle America

Life expectancy is now declining for middle-aged white Americans, especially those with a high school education or less<p>This week, Angus Deaton will receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.” Deservedly so. Indeed, soon after the award was …

Equality

Games or “Gamification” in the Classroom?

<i>This guest post is written by Justin Holbrook @JustinHolbrook, a 4th Grade Teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out more of his information at the</i> …

Teaching

5 Technologies That Blur The Line Between Robot And Human

Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.<p>The world's most powerful leaders in business and government gathered this week in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss one thing: How technology is rapidly infiltrating every facet of our lives -- and what this means for the future of humanity. The theme of …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Conductive Paint Turns These T-Shirts Into Awesome Musical Instruments

Kids are already pretty much walking noise machines–but get textile designer Selina Reiterer and architect Constantinos Miltiadis involved, and things only get louder. For the pair’s new project, John Paul George & Me, they designed a collection of touch-reactive T-shirts that can be played just …

The man who studies the spread of ignorance

How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco …

Research

Education and accelerated change: The imperative for design learning

<b>Education in the era of continuous technological disruption</b>Discussions on the impact of “technological disruption” writ large are now so common as to …

Innovation

21 successful people who wake up incredibly early

They say the early bird catches the worm, and research suggests there might be some truth to the old adage.<p>Waking up with (or before) the sun allows executives like Apple CEO Tim Cook and "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary to get a head start on the day, knocking out tasks before the rest of the …

Success

Social Business Academia Report 2014

Social Business Academia Report 2014<p>The Social Business Academia Report 2014 gives a comprehensive overview about many of the social business …

These Are Job Seekers’ Top 3 Priorities Right Now, According To LinkedIn

LinkedIn asked over 26,000 professionals what they look for most in an employer. This is what they said.<p>Last year, job openings in the U.S. hit a five-year high, clocking in at over 5 million, where they remain today. That’s a lot of positions that need filling, but the good news for employers is …