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The unrevolution

The unrevolution | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
"I am not a Communist," declared the author-entrepreneur Steven Johnson in a recent column in the business section of the New York Times. Johnson made his disclaimer in the course of celebrating th...
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Couple of years old, but I just came across it, well wirth reading

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This column will change your life: Helsinki Bus Station Theory

This column will change your life: Helsinki Bus Station Theory | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
'The theory claims that the secret to a creatively fulfilling career lies in understanding the operations of Helsinki's main bus station,' explains Oliver Burkeman
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Heard about the Helsinki Bus Station Theory? First outlined in a 2004 graduation speech by Finnish-American photographer Arno Minkkinen, the theory claims, in short, that the secret to a creatively fulfilling career lies in understanding the operations of Helsinki's main bus station.

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How Do You Know When to Change Jobs?

How Do You Know When to Change Jobs? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
One of the hardest things about a job is knowing when to leave it. How do you know when it’s time to leave a company? There are obvious signs, but the two most important are if you're no longer
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Who is your career mirror?

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Is Your Calendar Managing You?

Is Your Calendar Managing You? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Not long ago, I was talking with a senior executive who was frustrated that some of her high priority initiatives were not moving fast enough.
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In the 4th industrial revolution, the machines and time/calenders work for you, not the other way around

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New rules for schools

New rules for schools | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
THE Bhandari Modern Public School can be approached only by technological downshifting. Full-sized taxis cannot penetrate the narrow, crowded streets, so you have to...
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A look at what is going on in progessive India

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Shocking Levels of Debt For Executive MBA Students

Shocking Levels of Debt For Executive MBA Students | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
A major appeal of those very pricey Executive MBA programs is that you don't have to quit your job to earn the MBA degree. You can go on alternating weekends while holding down the position you have
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It's not surprising that fewer companies are willing to foot the bill for executive MBA programs these days...

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The Single Most Important Career Decision You’ll Ever Make

There’s one career decision that separates those who get remembered and have a major impact on the world from those who get forgotten.And sadly, 99% of people will go through life never
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A reminder to think about what your career brand is, or what it should be?

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12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT

12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Higher education can now tap into an explosion of educational resources that are free to view, download and modify. That's disruptive to commercial textbooks, media and assessments.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Worth checking out!

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Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not

Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Nothing moves fast in higher ed, except for MOOCs.A year ago very few people had heard of the acronym for Massive Open Online Course. Now stories about the courses attracting tens of thousands of
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A lot of top Colleges like Harvard and MIT are not getting into the online game with edX, so the concept of having an online degree is going to change

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One day offices will be a thing of the past

One day offices will be a thing of the past | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it

The debate about remote working has raged for the past week following Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's opposition to her staff working from home. Now Michael Bloomberg has said he's always thought working from home is 'one of the dumber ideas I've ever heard'.

I have enormous respect for Michael Bloomberg and have rarely disagreed with anything he has done or said. However, on this occasion I disagree completely. Many employees who work from home are extremely diligent, get their job done, and get to spend more time with their families. They waste less time commuting and get a better work/life balance. To force everybody to work in offices is old school thinking.


Via Martin Gysler
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My take: Co-working spaces are good alternatives to both offices and home offices, there are good hybrids emerging

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Martin Gysler's comment, March 10, 2013 3:30 PM
Thanks Joakim, I'll take a look tomorrow.
DPG plc's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:53 AM

Can you see an office-less future?

Martin Gysler's comment, March 13, 2013 10:48 AM
Yes, I can. I think it's the best way to responsibilize people and give them more quality of life. You not?
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Three Degrees of Separation - Porter Gale

Three Degrees of Separation - Porter Gale | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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Good thinking here about a ne model for networking

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New model that is :-)
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Stop Requiring College Degrees

Stop Requiring College Degrees | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it

If you're an employer, there are lots of signals about a young person's suitability for the job you're offering. If you're looking for someone who can write, do they have a blog, or are they a prolific Wikipedia editor? For programmers, what are their TopCoder or GitHub scores? For salespeople, what have they sold before? If you want general hustle, do they have a track record of entrepreneurship, or at least holding a series of jobs?

 

These days, there are also a range of tests you can administer to prospective employees to see if they're right for the job. Some of them are pretty straightforward. Others, like Knack, seek to test for attributes that might seem unrelated, but have been shown by prior experience to be associated with good on-the-job performance.


Via Martin Gysler
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Martin Gysler's curator insight, February 27, 2013 7:47 AM

I wonder if these high-tech schools are not just made to permit to schools to earn the most money possible. If you have a $ 100,000 debt at the end of your college education, you know why you go to work every day ... I think it is a shame!

Leonidas Athanasopoulos's curator insight, February 28, 2013 6:01 AM

This is a game-changing situation for the professional field of our lives.

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Best Advice: The Web as My Mentor

Best Advice: The Web as My Mentor | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
When asked for the best advice I’ve ever received, I often draw a blank. As someone who entered the technology and media scene from afar – I built Mashable in rural Scotland – I
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On how the web is changing lives, those blogs offer as good or better career advice than any textbook

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Top Performers Never Work "For" A Company

Top Performers Never Work "For" A Company | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
I recently got asked:What's the one key difference you see in top performerscompared to the rest of the workforce?My answer: Top performers never see themselves as working "for" a company.
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If you want the golden handcuffs, make sure you work "with" and not "for" a company. Good advice.

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The New Yorker Is Wrong About Stanford And Silicon Valley

The New Yorker Is Wrong About Stanford And Silicon Valley | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
More than just ;"a giant tech incubator with a football team."
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Interesting debate around if Stanford is a university anymore? And if it wasn't, is that a bad thing?

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The importance of personal branding when pitching

The importance of personal branding when pitching | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
From time to time, I teach people with a start-up idea on how to prepare their pitch for the jury. I love this kind of sessions : each of the participants pitches his or her idea to the rest of the
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Good checklist here when pitching yourself

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Need a Job? Invent It

Need a Job? Invent It | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more “innovation ready” than “college ready.”
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Will definently read this book! “Today,” he said via e-mail, “because knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know. The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge. As one executive told me, ‘We can teach new hires the content, and we will have to because it continues to change, but we can’t teach them how to think — to ask the right questions — and to take initiative.’ ”

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Refining What “Work” Means in An Agency - Thought Legion

Refining What “Work” Means in An Agency - Thought Legion | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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Today, the measure of work is about one thing only: Results. In a results-driven workforce, each person is to do whatever they want, whenever they want as long as the work gets done.

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If You Want To Be Awesome At Emails, Add Yesware To Your Gmail Today - Forbes

If You Want To Be Awesome At Emails, Add Yesware To Your Gmail Today - Forbes | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Yesware is helping sales people close deals and be more efficient.
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Great insights for entrepreneurs here from Matthew Bellows!

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What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years - Chris Dixon

What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years - Chris Dixon | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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Job vs hobby, which has the largest potential to elevate your success into the big leagues?

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5 Sure Ways to Manage a Happy and Productive Team

5 Sure Ways to Manage a Happy and Productive Team | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Veena Sidhu – Senior Partner, CEO of Mindvalley Engage and head of our Channels and Publishing departments shares 5 essential tips to nurture a game-changing team.
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I strongly believe in these views, a modern leader's role is to nuture talent

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6 Simple Steps to Create Your Own Badass Career

6 Simple Steps to Create Your Own Badass Career | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
A badass career doesn’t have to mean saving lives or flying planes—it just has to be meaningful to YOU. And it’s not as hard as you might think to get started.
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Some worthwhile advice to follow here

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What do employers really want from college grads?

What do employers really want  from college grads? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Marketplace teamed up with The Chronicle of Higher Education to ask employers what they look for in job candidates
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In our survey of about 700 employers around the country, nearly a third said colleges are doing a “fair” to “poor” job of producing “successful employees.”

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Start-up of You, Visual Summary

In commemoration of a year in print, we present the Startup of You in visual summary. The last year has continued to demonstrate how work and careers need a ne
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LinkedIn keeps on impressing me

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Getting You and Your Career Ready To Thrive In The Future

Getting You and Your Career Ready To Thrive In The Future | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
According to the Associated Press, 50% of the 7.5 million jobs that were lost in the United States during the recent great recession were mid-pay, middle class jobs—that is, jobs paying $37,000
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Ask yourself, “What knowledge and skills can I learn that will supplement my current strengths so that I can thrive in the years ahead? What are the new areas of learning that will make me more relevant in a world of rapid change?”

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