Category Archive: Education

Reading for Inspiration and Insight

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The Business Insider list of 15 Most Influential Business Books of 2015 is worth a look. Yes, there is the inevitable Elon Musk monograph by Ashlee Vance, but there are also some surprises.… Continue reading

The Squandered Youth

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Millennials have a better quality of life globally than any previous generation — instant communication, abundant entertainment, better education, more personal freedoms. But the flip-side is that they face other challenges. Education is… Continue reading

MAL for Libraries

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Got this communiqué in my in-box today, and I think it’s worth reproducing in full. It’s about something that’s close to my heart: how businesses can do something about the state of the… Continue reading

Get a Grip on Digital

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Rob van Rooyen, head of strategy at the House of Brave agency, says that marketers need to understand the distinction between digital and traditional thinking. Van Rooyen provides some useful tips in this article from… Continue reading

Why Failure Makes You Smarter

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Jeff Stibel, a LinkedIn ‘influencer’ makes a study of failure in his regular postings. Here he looks at the science behind failure, and why it actually makes you smarter. Humans learn more from… Continue reading

How to Empower Your People to Do Better

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There are–according to FastCompany–four steps you should be taking to empower your people to do better. This is no listicle —  it’s based on research by Dr. Bernice McCarthy, creator of the widely… Continue reading

Stop Complaining! – says Max

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“Do you want things to be done, and done properly, in 2015? Then do it yourself. Behave as if government is not going to deliver any services, and if it does, see that… Continue reading