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At the Top of the Skills Ladder

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
At the Top of the Skills Ladder

Skills I found some interesting information from the US Census Bureau. It seems that, according to their 2015 data, about 88% of adults have at least a high school diploma. For the purposes of this report, the adult population comprises those 25 years old and older. “We have already eliminated all jobs several times in […]

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Curbing My Enthusiasm

April 26, 2017 0 Comments
Curbing My Enthusiasm

My Enthusiasm Can Be a Bit Much! I get excited about things—perhaps you do too. I find, however, that my enthusiasm can sometimes be received by others as “preaching.” I truly don’t mean it to be that way, but, well, that’s how it is sometimes (often?) received. What to do? Aware It’s a tough cycle […]

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Leadership: Competency

April 2, 2014
Leadership: Competency

It is our responsibility as leaders to make sure our employees have the tools and training to accomplish the tasks we set for them. Sometimes, if we have come up through the ranks, we believe that it’s faster if we just “do it.” That’s a critical mistake. We quickly become the bottleneck in the organization […]

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The MOOCs are here Part II

September 7, 2013
The MOOCs are here Part II

Some time ago, I wrote about how I believe that the Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) are here. Others feel the same way. And the Online Schools Organization has been gathering information on what’s available. This is a great resource! Now your job (and mine) of finding more information for continuous learning  just got a […]

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I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

March 20, 2013
I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

So, here we go. I was listening to one of my podcasts yesterday and the breathless announcer was peppering his guest with questions about the President’s directive to begin mapping the human brain. We don’t even know what that means, really, at this point, but we need to get started. And I couldn’t help wonder why the […]

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The MOOCs Are Here!

September 3, 2012
The MOOCs Are Here!

I consider myself a life-long learner. I have no particular interest in another advanced degree, but I love to continue learning about what interests me. So I am excited that the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are beginning to show up. But not just for me. University courses are becoming outrageously expensive. There are grave […]

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Education in the U.S.A. – How do we measure success?

December 11, 2011
Education in the U.S.A. –  How do we measure success?

A friend started a conversation over on Google+ about standardized testing in education. What prompted her to do so was a Washington Post Local blog post about when an adult took the standardized tests and failed miserably. Her point is that nobody should be surprised at this – on several fronts. To me, the most […]

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More college, more dumb . . .

January 28, 2010
More college, more dumb . . .

College degrees are only really useful as an indicator of employee potential if we’re hiring them right out of school. After five years in the workforce, they provide almost no insight, instead, it’s workplace successes in which I’m interested.

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Mounds of misinformation . . . and outright subterfuge.

December 1, 2009
Mounds of misinformation . . . and outright subterfuge.

Lawrence M. Krauss is a theoretical physicist, commentator and book author. Some dozen years ago he wrote in one of his commentaries that “The increasingly blatant nature of the nonsense uttered with impunity in public discourse is chilling. Our democratic society is imperiled as much by this as any other single threat, regardless of whether […]

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Education – where are we headed?

November 3, 2009
Education – where are we headed?

I was listening to a podcast discussing higher education around the world. The statistic I heard quoted from the experts on this topic was that 60% of the 26,000 PhD’s awarded to students in a given year from US Institutions are foreign nationals. And these days, foreign students do not necessarily stay here in the […]

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