Our interactive business-confidence graphicBUSINESS people have turned bullish everywhere except eastern Europe, according to the latest Economist/FT survey. Overall...
The Economist publishes a 'Daily Chart' in it's online edition (I subscribe through Facebook). Very useful to students and teachers alike to learn about different types of business issues, read about current topics and learn how to use graphics effectively.
In late September, as workers applied joint compound to new office walls, hoodie-clad colleagues who had just met were working together on deadline. Film editors, code-writing interns and “edX fellows” — grad students and postdocs versed in online education — were translating videotaped lectures into MOOCs, or massive open online courses. As if anyone needed reminding, a row of aqua Post-its gave the dates the courses would “go live.”
The paint is barely dry, yet edX, the nonprofit start-up from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has 370,000 students this fall in its first official courses. That’s nothing. Coursera, founded just last January, has reached more than 1.7 million — growing “faster than Facebook,” boasts Andrew Ng, on leave from Stanford to run his for-profit MOOC provider.
“This has caught all of us by surprise,” says David Stavens, who formed a company called Udacity with Sebastian Thrun and Michael Sokolsky after more than 150,000 signed up for Dr. Thrun’s “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” last fall, starting the revolution that has higher education gasping. A year ago, he marvels, “we were three guys in Sebastian’s living room and now we have 40 employees full time.”
Your success--and fulfillment--as a manager is neatly encased in one bite-size nugget:Be who you are, just flex your style to manage others.Flexing your style means being versatile in how you lead, communicate, and motivate.
Students who have applied for visas to study in the UK and who have already passed approved language tests could be barred from taking up their places at colleges or universities if immigration officers judge that their English is not good enough.
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever.
This is a really useful tool to help develop your digital study skills. You can take notes and highlight specific parts of a web based text as you browse. You can sort your notes and links into collections and share these socially. Great tool.
ANYONE who has tried a hand at starting a high-tech business—seeking to turn a clever research idea into something customers will pay good money for—quickly learns that everything taught in business school...