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Why competency-based learning matters, now more than ever.

<b>What kind of learning should happen here?</b><p>It’s a deceptively simple question, one that gets to the heart of why schools and other educational …

Pedagogy

The Most Effective Method to Get Someone to Do What You Want | Inc.com

Contrary to popular opinion, human beings don't resist change. We all, however, resist being changed.<p>We have no problem stretching our own comfort zone, but we each throw up our defenses the minute we are forced out of it (intentionally or otherwise) by someone else.<p>This subtle nuance is critical …

Red Carpet

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

Motivation

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

13 Useful Websites That Every College Student Should Not Miss

We’ve all been there. A seemingly endless number of lessons, textbook readings, homework assignments, essays, research papers, and those dreaded …

6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Starting your own business is no small undertaking, so it’s worth taking the time to really think …

Africa's top 4 economies are in trouble

Growth in Africa has outpaced most emerging markets in recent years, but that's changing fast as a slew of problems beset its leading economies.<p>Cheap oil, political uncertainty and weak banks are all to blame.<p>Here's what you need to know about sub-Saharan Africa's big four:<p>South Africa<p>The prospects …

5 Ways to Grow Recognition for Your B2B Startup: How to Get Started

Build name recognition for your B2B company with these 5 tips from Jade Huang of StyleSage.<p>Being an entrepreneur is tough work. You know you are building something incredible -- but unless people know about your product, they won't buy it. This challenge becomes even tougher when you are building a …

Meet the Tech Companies Creating Opportunity in Africa

FERIDUN AKGÜNGÖR<p>For our family, it’s the homecoming routine. I pull up to the house and my son flies out of the car to inspect the box or two on our front stairs. Santa only delivers once a year, but Amazon leaves something on our door about every other day.<p>Amazon knows our address, but over half …

Leadership Development Should Focus on Experiments

Leadership development represents a huge and growing investment for most organizations. Industry research, for example, shows that companies spent more than $24 billion on leadership and management training worldwide in 2013, an increase of 15% from 2012.<p>The question is whether companies will get a …

The influential Anglo-German poet, critic and translator on how he came to be depicted as a lit‑crit Johnny Fartpants<p>The savagery with which Michael Hofmann can wield a hatchet has earned him unlikely fans outside the literary circuit. A recent issue of Viz ran a cartoon of the critic, poet and …

Literature

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

The 5 Best Alternative Social Media Platforms For Your Brand

These days, every business has Facebook and Twitter. If you find that you are lost in the crowd, don’t fret: there are other places to promote your …

Do You Have What It Takes to Master Content Marketing?

Do you have what it takes to master content marketing?<p>If you breezily think, "Yeah, sure. I've got it," then prepare to have your world turned upside down.<p>Today's content marketing industry is brutal. I'm predicting that those who are only half-committed will crash and burn within the next twelve …

Overlapping lunar eclipse and supermoon have some religious leaders warning of a major turning point on Earth, though the details vary<p>On Sunday, millions of people around the world will enjoy the sight of a “blood moon”, as a lunar eclipse combined with a “supermoon” combines to make our natural …

Astronomy

Associated Press News

Kerry on Ukraine: Solution is tough, but situation better than yesterday

Foreign ministers from around the world didn't strike a deal over the Ukraine crisis Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they agreed on one key thing: They'd rather talk than fight.<p>"All parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue," …

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

The Most Important Skill They Don't Teach You At Harvard (Or Anywhere Else)

You and I face problems.<p>Sometimes we know what to do. Most times we don’t and need input from others.<p>But to maximize this input to produce real-world results it takes a new skill not taught in most business schools.<p>Call it a ‘strategic conversation’ and according to Lisa Kay Solomon, entrepreneurs …

Brands: Choose Influencers And Advocates Wisely

There has been a lot of talk in the early months of 2014 about how influence marketing is going to make the leap into the mainstream this year.<p>Given the state of content shock that consumers are in, the idea of finding individuals who can move the needle for a brand makes a lot of sense.<p>In a world …

How to Use Interesting Research to Help Market Your Business

As a small business, running rigorous research on your target audience does not always squeeze its way into your budget. It always seems better to spend scarce dollars actually attracting prospects than learning more about them.<p>While I would argue that even the tightest marketing budget needs to …