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Don’t Call Them Students, They’re Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneurship and the Death of College

Don’t Call Them Students, They’re Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneurship and the Death of College | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Many years ago, when a new dean at my university referred to the faculty as “content providers,” my colleagues and I rolled our eyes. It was the latest hokey label for an old profession.

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The Death of College
Great article about the death of college, as I knew it. Some things need to change. My liberal arts college needs to understand how to email market if they want my money, but let's not throw out baby with bathwater. 

The death of free time and an understandable desire to make money in an uncertain world doesn't mean we stop teaching the strange, crazy stuff called sociology, history and art. Life is about MORE than making money and that crazy stuff can help you make money.

The problem with the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world is these lottery winners make winning as an entrepreneur look so easy. It is NOT (trust me I've started 4 companies and have yet to get anywhere near that kind of success). I have a good education; an education that helps me put things in perspective.

For example I know that in a bell curve most of us are stuck at the top. There are outliers on either end. Mega-hit entrepreneurs are on the far right while many muddle through the middle. 

I will retire next year to write my memoirs (lol). Thankfully I have that option and I have options because my crazy liberal arts college who can't email market their way out of a wet paper bag taught me how to THINK and WRITE thought not necessarily in that order :). 

My suggestion to today's college students is prepare to become a linchpin, a person of substance who can make a difference. The best route to such a job is to think asynchronously as early and as much as possible. Don't run with the herd fly with the eagles (sorry couldn't resist some goofystupid entrepreneurship cliché).   

I also left a comment on Bloomberg.  

 

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:27 AM

The Death of College
Great article about the death of college, as I knew it. Some things need to change. My liberal arts college needs to understand how to email market if they want my money, but let's not throw out baby with bathwater. 

The death of free time and an understandable desire to make money in an uncertain world doesn't mean we stop teaching the strange, crazy stuff called sociology, history and art. Life is about MORE than making money and that crazy stuff can help you make money.

The problem with the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world is these lottery winners make winning as an entrepreneur look so easy. It is NOT (trust me I've started 4 companies and have yet to get anywhere near that kind of success). I have a good education; an education that helps me put things in perspective.

For example I know that in a bell curve most of us are stuck at the top. There are outliers on either end. Mega-hit entrepreneurs are on the far right while many muddle through the middle. 

I will retire next year to write my memoirs (lol). Thankfully I have that option and I have options because my crazy liberal arts college who can't email market their way out of a wet paper bag taught me how to THINK and WRITE thought not necessarily in that order :). 

My suggestion to today's college students is prepare to become a linchpin, a person of substance who can make a difference. The best route to such a job is to think asynchronously as early and as much as possible. Don't run with the herd fly with the eagles (sorry couldn't resist some goofystupid entrepreneurship cliché).   

I also left a comment on Bloomberg.  

 

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, January 9, 2013 11:26 AM
Interesting thread on comments in the original article. See ES71 comment on my comment and then my comment to him/her (confusing but less so if you are looking at this article).
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Harvard scientists invent the synaptic transistor that learns while it computes

Harvard scientists invent the synaptic transistor that learns while it computes | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines.

 

Our brains have upwards of 86 billion neurons, connected by synapses that not only complete myriad logic circuits; they continuously adapt to stimuli, strengthening some connections while weakening others. We call that process learning, and it enables the kind of rapid, highly efficient computational processes that put Siri and Blue Gene to shame.

 

Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have now created a new type of transistor that mimics the behavior of a synapse. The novel device simultaneously modulates the flow of information in a circuit and physically adapts to changing signals.

 

Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence: one embedded not in smart algorithms but in the very architecture of a computer.

 

“There’s extraordinary interest in building energy-efficient electronics these days,” says principal investigator Shriram Ramanathan, associate professor of materials science at Harvard SEAS.

 

“Historically, people have been focused on speed, but with speed comes the penalty of power dissipation. With electronics becoming more and more powerful and ubiquitous, you could have a huge impact by cutting down the amount of energy they consume.”

 

The human mind, for all its phenomenal computing power, runs on roughly 20 Watts of energy (less than a household light bulb), so it offers a natural model for engineers.

 

“The transistor we’ve demonstrated is really an analog to the synapse in our brains,” says co-lead author Jian Shi, a postdoctoral fellow at SEAS. “Each time a neuron initiates an action and another neuron reacts, the synapse between them increases the strength of its connection. And the faster the neurons spike each time, the stronger the synaptic connection. Essentially, it memorizes the action between the neurons.”


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9 tools for creating great animations

9 tools for creating great animations | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

Creating animations has always been considered as one of the most complex aspects of graphic design that requires specific software and technological expertise. It is a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and high speed computers.

However, over the past few years, the emergence of different online presentation and animation tools have simplified the process of creating animations...


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It is HTLM5 based. So... follow it, my friend!

Raza Khan's curator insight, March 17, 8:53 PM

Found some really interesting tools, that I think will come handy for assignment 2

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9 tools for creating great animations
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Polytron Is The First To Offer Transparent USB Flash Drives

Polytron Is The First To Offer Transparent USB Flash Drives | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Polytron Technologies is the first company to offer transparent USB flash drives which can store 8, 16 or 32 GB on an LED glass stick worthy a sci-fi movie.

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Hacer mejores fotos con el smartphone con 8 simples trucos

Hacer mejores fotos con el smartphone con 8 simples trucos | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
En esta entrada te ofrecemos 8 trucos para que puedas hacer mejores fotos con el smartphone y notar los resultados rápidamente.

Via Alfredo Calderon, Mariano Fernandez S.
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Rising Seas

Rising Seas | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
As the planet warms, the sea rises. Coastlines flood. What will we protect? What will we abandon? How will we face the danger of rising seas?

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Collagerator: logiciel de collage photo gratuit

Collagerator: logiciel de collage photo gratuit | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Le collage photo, qu’on appelle aussi en analogique, le pêle-mêle est une activité qui perdure dans le monde du digital.  Il existe de nombreuses  solutions logicielles de collages de photos qu’elles soient sur pc ou sur smartphone ou  en ligne.

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Seth Godin on the Difference Between Leadership and Management

Seth Godin on the Difference Between Leadership and Management | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Bestselling author Seth Godin says that “Management and leadership are totally different things. You think you are being a leader, but you are probably being a manager.” I agree.

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Curate and Share Your Own Book Library Catalog with LibraryThing

Curate and Share Your Own Book Library Catalog with LibraryThing | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
LibraryThing catalogs your books online, easily, quickly and for free.

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ManufacturingStories's comment, August 20, 2013 7:13 PM
Julie - thanks for the resource ideas. I'll check them out.
Janet Tillotson's curator insight, February 2, 9:48 PM

This is a wonderful social networking site for book lovers!

Shauna's curator insight, May 16, 6:34 AM

I wonder if libraries will start to favour a visual layout like this at some point to showcase their collections.

 

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19 Content Tools to Boost Your Search Performance

19 Content Tools to Boost Your Search Performance | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

A question about SEO tools for content marketers came up in a recent CMI Twitter Chat. Now we've gone beyond tweets to offer details on 19 tools to boost your search performance. 

 

While this list is not comprehensive by any means, since there are literally hundreds of SEO-focused content tools, plug-ins, bookmarklets, software solutions, and services on the market, it is simply meant to serve as a starting point for your efforts to improve your content’s earch potential.


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Herramientas para crear un portfolio online atractivo

Herramientas para crear un portfolio online atractivo | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

El diseño y el código no tienen por qué ir de la mano. A veces las necesidades estéticas de los usuarios no se corresponden con su conocimiento sobre un determinado tema. Por ejemplo, artistas, fotógrafos, pintores, ilustradores, y sigue la lista, pueden tener un material asombroso pero no tienen forma de darlo a conocer porque no tienen una muy buena idea de cómo hacerlo. Por eso, hoy vamos a repasar algunos servicios que nos sirven para crear portfolios atractivos online.


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Ethel Natalia Revello's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:16 AM

Most of the time we do not know how what we should write in our portfolios. This is our presentation to the rest of the world and weshould be careful when choosing the information we want to get other to know about ourselves.

 

 

Silvia Palomino's curator insight, January 22, 10:38 AM

Servicios que nos sirven para crear portfolios atractivos online. Recomendable para . artistas, fotógrafos, pintores, ilustradores, etc

Elsa Fonseca's curator insight, February 14, 8:58 AM

La música es un ejemplo para los adolescentes.

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22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom's Taxonomy

22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom's Taxonomy | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
22 Ways To Use Twitter For Learning Based On Bloom's Taxonomy

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Catherine Samson Tolnai's curator insight, August 1, 2013 11:15 PM

I'm struglling to get other educators to buy into Twitter as a PD tool. This might help them wrap their heads around it.

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8 iPad apps to Teach Coding and Programming

8 iPad apps to Teach Coding and Programming | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
With the changes in the National Curriculum for ICT there is a greater demand for easy to use programming tools for children. Here are 8 apps to help.

Via WebTeachers, Aki Puustinen, Timo Ilomäki, Jenny Smith
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Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 9, 2013 6:32 AM

programacion en el curriculum nacional: hacia alla tenemos que mirar, tratar de sacar a los niños de los juegos y enseñarles a producirlos a su medida

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12 Powerful PDF Tools For Teachers And Administrators - Edudemic

12 Powerful PDF Tools For Teachers And Administrators - Edudemic | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
We all seem to use PDFs every day. Here are a few powerful (and mostly free) PDF tools for teachers and admins worth trying.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:58 AM

Seems to include everything you need rto get the most out of PDF documents including reading, signing, merging, and ripping them into separate parts. Good list to save.

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Retirada de combustível do reator 4 de Fukushima ameaça criar cenário apocalíptico

Retirada de combustível do reator 4 de Fukushima ameaça criar cenário apocalíptico | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Em novembro, a TEPCO começa a remover os bastões de combustível, que têm emissão de radiação equivalente a 14 mil bombas como as foram jogadas em Hiroshima
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Article Clic / Le Château de Versailles lance une nouvelle version de l'application mobile de visite de ses jardins

Article Clic / Le Château de Versailles lance une nouvelle version de l'application mobile de visite de ses jardins | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Avec cette nouvelle application, le Château de Versailles propose à ses visiteurs de partir en promenade et de découvrir les secrets de ses jardins. L'application développée par Orange et Mazedia o...

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10 Tech Terms Everyone Needs to Know for 2014

10 Tech Terms Everyone Needs to Know for 2014 | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
  via Yahoo! News Information Technology (IT) is getting more pervasive and complicated every day. Although most of us experience IT in terms of personal computing devices (smartphones, tablet...

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Paula Jamieson's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:56 PM

Always helps to know the 'buzzwords' - have to admit there were a couple I hadn't heard of!

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Ce qui attend l'UE (4/4) : L'Europe de demain... c'est la Suisse !

Ce qui attend l'UE (4/4) : L'Europe de demain... c'est la Suisse ! | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

"Ayant déjà derrière elle des décennies d'intégration progressive, dans un monde en mutation accélérée, l'Europe doit évoluer vers l'union politique proprement dite sur des années ou des décennies, et non sur des siècles, mais pour cella elle aura tout intérêt à s'inspirer du modèle suisse."


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7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
From the way you sit in your chair to the color of your tie, nonverbal communication can have a big impact on your professional life. Here's some advice.

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25 Cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe para leer online

25 Cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe para leer online | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Edgar Allan Poe es sin duda uno de los grandes cuentistas de la historia y sus historias de las mejores de la narrativa mundial. Compartimos una selección de 25 Cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe, unos más conocidos que otros, que pueden leer online.

Via Biblioteca UniVO, Ramon Aragon, Mariano Fernandez S.
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Humanos vs robots: ¿Futura lucha de clases?

Humanos vs robots: ¿Futura lucha de clases? | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Una investigación pronostica que la hibridación entre seres humanos y robots será una realidad en una década y asegura que dicha combinación "provocará desigualdades sociales, económicas y culturales”.

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Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip.

Free online video editor. Make a video using Shotclip. | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
Easy and free online video editor. Edit videos and photos to make great home movies.

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BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:01 PM
Free version = 15 mins per month.
KB...Konnected's curator insight, February 11, 6:24 AM

Free version provides up to 15 minutes of video export each month.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, February 12, 5:22 AM

Videos are a great way to "test" knowledge - so this tool is a useful one for teachers

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7 Tips for Making Small Business Blogging Manageable

7 Tips for Making Small Business Blogging Manageable | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, August 2, 2013 4:35 AM

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Michael Blake's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:56 PM

This list seems basic but it is always a good idea to review the basics and if your just getting started blogging these 7 tips can really make the difference in your blogs success.

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Developing ebooks for ELT - 10 questions to ask before you begin

Developing ebooks for ELT - 10 questions to ask before you begin | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it
ebooks are fast becoming something that ELT publishers simply have to be able to deliver in a world that’s lurching towards the paperless classroom. However, moving from print to ebooks is much eas...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 2, 2013 2:39 AM

Well worth a read if you are thinking of producing and publishing your own e-books. It does have more questions than answers though.

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Call for Proposals: RUSA seeks submissions for new webinars and online courses

Call for Proposals: RUSA seeks submissions for new webinars and online courses | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

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Blog - Plus Your Business

Blog - Plus Your Business | Eudaimonia | Scoop.it

Wonder how Google+ can boost your business?

Plus Your Business will give you all the answers.


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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:23 AM

There's a new kid in town!