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Leading in a 'VUCA' world

I was recently asked to address the students of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School on “Leading in a VUCA World.” I must …

Historically Black Colleges Are Becoming More White

When junior Brandon Kirby brought home an award from a national biomedical conference, it was a nice boost for his small college in a dying coal town …

Kaplan to Buy Software-Development School Dev Bootcamp

Kaplan Buying a Foothold in Rapidly Expanding Field of Code Schools<p>By<p>Lauren Weber<p>Lauren Weber<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurenweberwsj<p>Lauren.Weber@wsj.com<p>In a sign that coding schools may become bigger players in higher education, Kaplan Inc. plans to announce on Wednesday that it is buying …

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Strategy: Maximize Your Current Customers

American businesses are among the best run in the world, but Fortune 1000 leaders still haven’t mastered organic growth. They talk a good game about …

JOBS Act: Comments to the SEC on Crowdfunding

The Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets (CFM) provided written comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission on proposed crowdfunding …

SEC'S Crowdfunding Proposal: Will It Work for Small Businesses?

In his January 15, 2014 testimony before U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, …

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

The History of Tennessee State University

Filed in African-American History, Books on December 6, 2013<p>Bobby L. Lovett who served on the faculty of the history department at Tennessee State …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Changes to student loan program threatens future of black students, HBCUs

This month, President Obama is planning to deliver the commencement address at Morehouse College, one of the most prestigious of all historically …

Michael Steele on why HBCUs are hanging by a thread

With so many of the civil rights battles behind us, and the satisfaction that comes from the success of African-Americans in business, politics, …

With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand

The offices where two professors-turned-entrepreneurs have created an online-education empire are easy to overlook, tucked away in a business center …

Are Undergraduates Actually Learning Anything?

<i>Drawing on survey responses, transcript data, and results from the Collegiate Learning Assessment (a standardized test taken by students in their</i> …

Leaders, Drop Your Masks

How can leaders spark and sustain change in themselves and their organizations?<p>I devoted my doctoral research to this question and came up with an unconventional answer: metaphors. My co-author Richard Badham and I wrote about four of them in this HBR article: fire (representing ambition), snowball …

Federal judge finds Maryland discriminates against its public black colleges

A federal judge ruled Monday that the state of Maryland is perpetuating a segregated higher education system by permitting program duplication that …

Department of Education Accused of Fleecing Taxpayers

Lender<p>Period<p>Overpayment<p>NelNet<p>2003-2005<p>$278 million<p>Other Lenders<p>2003-2006<p>$330 million<p>The existence of questionable student loan payments to lenders by …

Change Agents: Sanjeev Agrawal's collegiate job quest

Collegefeed.com founder Sanjeev Agrawal wants to help university career centers expand into the digital age by creating a site that lets students connect and brand themselves with employers early on.<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Sanjeev Agrawal is not prone to regret. But like many of us, he sometimes …

Ex-officials of Options Public Charter deny wrongdoing but cut financial ties to school

By Emma Brown<p>Emma Brown<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Former managers of the District’s Options Public Charter School on Thursday denied accusations that they diverted millions of dollars from at-risk students to enrich themselves and their for-profit companies, but they agreed to sever …

Who Will Train Future Advisers?

Brokerage firms, in need of new recruits, hope that colleges can provide the next generation<p>Training financial advisers on the job is a costly, hit-and-mostly-miss affair. So some brokerage firms are hoping that colleges can do it better.<p>More colleges are offering majors in financial planning and …

Uh Oh: 36 Percent of Uninsured Americans "Do Not Plan" to Seek Coverage Through Obamacare

We already knew that in spite of its astronomical costs, Obamacare will leave 30 million Americans uninsured, but a new nationwide Gallup survey …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption

After years of debate and study, in 2007 McKinsey & Company initiated a series of business model innovations that could reshape the way the global consulting firm engages with clients. One of the most intriguing of these is McKinsey Solutions, software and technology-based analytics and tools that …

HR for Neophytes

It’s a worldwide trend that has been under way for nearly a decade: Responsibility for talent management is shifting from HR to frontline executives. The transition is driven partly by cost cutting—head counts in HR departments fell sharply during the Great Recession—but it is also fueled by the …

How Should Your Leaders Behave?

Anyone with responsibility for the performance of a large organization knows the value of effective leaders. Most of us are more than happy to invest in developing them. But even a cursory review of the management literature shows that there’s no consensus on how to do that. When fast growth …

Corporate Venturing

Artwork: Monika Grzymala, Deux Angles/Two Corners, 2013, ephemeral 3-D tape drawing with black masking tape<p>When the genomics revolution was transforming the pharmaceutical industry, Eli Lilly realized that its survival might hinge on its ability to catch up with this disruption. So in 2001 the …

Rethinking the Decision Factory

Companies everywhere struggle with the management of knowledge workers. They compete fiercely to find and retain the best talent, often accumulating thousands of managers in the process. For a while this is fine, but inevitably, usually when economic conditions turn less favorable, they realize …