education

Turning the Battleship

The Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council issued an RFI to collect feedback about university commercialization, including recommendations for more effective models, descriptions of current best practices and better metrics to gauge success.

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Backwards Field Trips

Field trip! What child doesn’t get excited when a teacher proclaims these magic words? The permission slip is the first thing out of the backpack. I remember counting down the days until the day finally arrived. You can probably still remember those school adventures like they were yesterday. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to get out of the boring ...

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Improving the Tech Transfer Process

Melba Kurman reports on From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer." Hear from witnesses from different university tech transfer offices, VC, startup and NSF who shared their perspectives and recommendations about university technology transfer to the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research & Science Education.

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Breaking Down Silos with Polymaths

Have you ever heard someone say they want to be a polymath? Have you ever heard anyone ask, how do I become a polymath? I haven’t. The word comes from the Greek polymathes or having learned much. A polymath is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. When we think of polymaths we tend to ...

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Helping Our Kids Be More Creative

This is fabulous 11-minute presentation, by Sir Kenneth Robinson, on the need for our educational system to change its paradigm. Ken notes some great research, towards the end of the video, about the difference between divergent thinking and creativity. Don’t miss an article (1,900+) – Subscribe to our RSS feed and join our Continuous Innovation group! Mitch Ditkoff is the ...

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Measure Innovation Outcomes

If Boston, NYC, and San Francisco are the top three U.S. innovation cities why do their economic, education, health care, and energy systems produce the same poor results as cities around the rest of the country? I read the recent Top Innovation Cities of the Global Economy report from 2thinknow ranking the top 100 global innovation cities with great interest. ...

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Toronto Innovation Book Event

On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 I will be speaking about my new book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire at a book event at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto as part of their Innovation in Business Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman. TIME: 7:45 am to 8:45 am – Presentation and Q&A PLACE: Classroom 127 (ground floor), Rotman ...

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Don’t Hire Experience, Hire Learners

A few weeks ago, the Australian Financial Review published an article discussing how Australian employers value job candidates with an MBA. The short summary is: they don’t value MBAs at all. One headhunter was quoted saying something along the lines of “most employers say that if you have to choose between getting an MBA or getting two more years of ...

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