Maree

43 Flips | 4 Magazines | 4 Likes | 16 Followers | @mkconway | Keep up with Maree on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Maree”

How higher ed has to change to remain relevant in the future (opinion)

<i>And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you're going to fall<br>Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call …</i> (Grace Slick, …

The two-hour rule: The genius of Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche applied

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

How Do I Become an Administrator

We offer here a mix of essays from The Chronicle’s Advice columns (often focused on trends in academic work and life) and from Vitae (focused on …

Trends

Assembling a Futures / Foresight Toolkit

Extreme uncertainty making you uneasy? Want to pivot from challenge to opportunity on the fulcrum of emerging change? It’s probably time for a skills …

Four Questions To Turn Everyone In Your Company Into A Futurist

Keep asking the right questions, and you’ll be wrong about the future less often than your competitors.<p>Remember what 1997 was like? How well?<p>It was Amazon’s first full fiscal year. Microsoft’s Windows 97 operating system wasn’t there quite yet, and it soon became Windows 98. The internet bubble was …

The typical university student is no longer 18, middle-class and on campus – we need to change thinking on 'drop-outs'

The federal government released its latest figures on completion rates at Australian universities earlier this year. It shows that students who study …

Our arrogant universities must embrace innovation | Sonia Sodha

They are finally going to be held to account for what they do with vast amounts of our money<p>Universities have a reputation for being hotbeds of innovation, but they’ve never been very good at innovating in providing undergraduate education. There’s a dinosaur-like tendency to do things the way …

Game-Changer

<i>This is a guest post by Dr. Ralph Ohr. Dr. Ohr has extensive experience in product/innovation management for international technology-based</i> …

What Faux Futurists Cost The Rest Of Us

Would-be innovators have long been faulted for peddling visions of the future that only they want. Are we now paying the price?<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast Company.<p>Soylent, the meal replacement for those who consider eating an …

When it comes down to it, what are universities really for?

There is a prevailing expectation in today’s student body that their university education should make them “work-ready”. That they should graduate with a set of practical skills that enable them to adapt to a work environment.<p>University teaching is increasingly growing intertwined with the notion …

Trees vs Networks – The Graph – Medium

“When everything is connected to everything else, for better or for worse, everything matters.” ◦◦◦ Bruce Mau, designer<p>Networks! They’re …

Higher education for a hyper-connected world

<b>Attention UWN newsletter subscribers:</b> Due to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we may need you to re-confirm your subscription to …

Higher Ed Has Always Been a Mess

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

I first met Evangelos Simoudis when he ran IBM’s Business Intelligence Solutions Division and then as CEO of his first startup Customer Analytics. …

Innovation

Stop Worrying About Whether Machines Are “Intelligent”

Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk have sounded warnings that AI, especially robotic weapons, might escape our control and take over. Ray Kurzweil has claimed the “singularity” (his term for the moment of takeover) is at hand, surfacing some of our primitive terrors. Given the trend to a …

What Is Management Research Actually Good For?

San Jose, California, is home to one of the most peculiar structures ever built: the Winchester Mystery House, a 160-room Victorian mansion that includes 40 bedrooms, two ballrooms, 47 fireplaces, gold and silver chandeliers, parquet floors, and other high-end appointments. It features a number of …

13 Practical Ideas That Have Helped Me Make Better Decisions

<i>This article is a collaboration between Mark Steed and myself. He did most of the work. Mark was a participant at the last Re:Think Decision Making</i> …

Top 10

Blinkist: Big ideas in small packages

Discover life-changing ideas<p>With short explainers, you can understand the key ideas from a book in just 15 minutes.<p>Learn on the go with audio<p>With …

The One Word That Is Holding Us Back

When the Model T Ford was introduced in 1908, consumers were thrilled. They didn’t care that it didn’t have a roof or windshield wipers. It was …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Breakthroughs

How To Ask Better Questions

Hitting a creative wall, or getting nowhere with a colleague? Think differently about how you ask questions.<p>“Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders,” wrote Dale Carnegie nearly 80 years ago in his iconic book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, but too few of today’s bosses …

The Basic Principles of Strategy Haven’t Changed in 30 Years

Almost every time I teach the basic concepts of strategy — the five forces framework or the principles of competitive advantage — I get the same question. “These ideas are more than 30 years old,” managers complain. “Isn’t there anything more recent?”<p>Unfortunately, this question demonstrates a lack …

Gary Hamel On Innovating Innovation

<i>We’re never going to build a truly innovative company without a gene-replacement therapy.</i><p>Gary Hamel<p>I talked with Gary Hamel last week about the new M-Prize challenge on Innovating Innovation. The challenge is organized by the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), an open innovation platform that …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

Looking to the year 2039, her book includes interviews with a dozen well-known futurists on everything from brain research to the future of cities …

Ford Motor Company

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel

<b>In an exponential world, it stands to reason that our traditional, linear approaches to strategy will need to be re-thought from the ground up. One</b> …

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World

December 2014<p>If the world were static, we could have monotonically increasing confidence in our beliefs. The more (and more varied) experience a …

Investing