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Mastering MOOCs

Mastering MOOCs

Three or so years ago when MOOCs (massive open online classes) hit the headlines in a big way, there were hopes that they would quickly revolutionize higher education, making it both more affordable and easier to access.
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When Failures Lead to Success Stories

When Failures Lead to Success Stories

Serial entrepreneurs know a thing or two about the cycle of success and failure. One killer app and you’re up; when the next one bombs people are wondering if you’ve lost your touch.
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It’s Not Who You Were, It’s Who You Think You Should Be

It’s Not Who You Were, It’s Who You Think You Should Be

Not too long ago I wrote a post about Mason jars and how Ball, the most famous brand of jars that is now owned by Jarden Home, never saw itself as only its most recognizable product. Throughout the company’s history—the five Ball brothers founded the company in 1880 as the Wooden Jacketed Can Company—it has remained an innovative, solution-oriented manufacturer of containers
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Stop Making Cents?

Stop Making Cents?

Pity the poor penny. In cash transactions, you often receive one or more when you get change, but you rarely use them yourself. Mostly pennies get dumped into automobile consoles and glove boxes and/or jars at home. And there they sit not being in circulation.
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Learning to Live with the Fear Factor

Learning to Live with the Fear Factor

There’s no doubt that the “fight or flight” reflex was extremely helpful when our species was dealing with saber tooth tigers and other predators, but is not as useful when we’re doing our best to create a calmer atmosphere conducive to creativity. The fight or flight reaction in a business environment can be reminiscent to a whitewater rapids adventure;
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