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Is Your College Going Out of Business?

Is Your College Going Out of Business? | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
I've been getting a lot of questions from high school kids asking whether or not they should go to college. The answer is Yes.College is where you find out about yourself. It's where you learn how to
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Mark Cuban: The smart high school grad no longer just picks a school, borrows money and wings it. Your future depends on your ability to assemble an educational plan that gets you on your path of knowledge and discovery without putting you at risk of attending a school that is doomed to fail , and/or saddling you with a debt heavy balance sheet that prevents you from taking the chances, searching for the opportunities or just being a fuck up for a while. We each take our own path, but nothing shortcuts the dreams of a 22 year old more than oweing a shitload of money.

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Why You Should Work From a Coffee Shop, Even When You Have an Office

Why You Should Work From a Coffee Shop, Even When You Have an Office | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it

Here at Lifehacker, we've often encouraged switching up your working environment tospark creativity and prevent burnout. Even taking a few days each month to work in a new place can benefit you greatly. Here, entrepreneur Wesley Verhoeve explains the benefits of his favorite non-office space: the coffee shop.


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Martin Gysler's comment, January 30, 2013 11:54 AM
Yes Robert, I totally agree with you. Today, I went to one of my favorite places (a brewery ... I do not like beer in particular, but I like this place for work). But I know, it's not for everyone ... ;-)
Andre Swart's curator insight, January 31, 2013 3:09 AM

Koffie, wat anders ;)

John Michel's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:12 PM

I've been working out of coffe shops for years and agree its a great setting...and the perks aren't bad either.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com

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Marc Andreessen On The Future Of Enterprise | TechCrunch

Marc Andreessen On The Future Of Enterprise | TechCrunch | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
In doing research for a post on "The Enterprise Cool Kids" at the tail end of last year, I interviewed Silicon Valley veteran Marc Andreessen about where he thought the enterprise was headed.
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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
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Nearly a quarter of Americans do not have a strong sense of what makes their lives meaningful...

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Once Upon a Soda [#Transmedia]

Once Upon a Soda [#Transmedia] | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it

David M. Ewalt:  "Consulting firm Starlight Runner helps movie directors like James Cameron--and big brands from Coca-Cola to Mattel to Pepperidge Farm--keep their stories straight."


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Great to see that Jeff Gomez is still at it and getting traction!

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A potted history of transmedia storytelling giant, Starlight Runner.

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One Of My Favorite Keynotes Yet | NYU Entrepreneur

One Of My Favorite Keynotes Yet | NYU Entrepreneur | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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What does it mean to be a Founder?

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How to figure out what you love to do

How to figure out what you love to do | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Do you know what you love to do? It turns out that many people do not, based on hundreds of responses to my article earlier this week, How to find a job you love.Here are a few ways to answer the
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A good read about analyzing what you should be doing

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How to figure out what you love to do

How to figure out what you love to do | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Do you know what you love to do? It turns out that many people do not, based on hundreds of responses to my article earlier this week, How to find a job you love.Here are a few ways to answer the
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Review: Advice for seeking a second career

Review: Advice for seeking a second career | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life By Marci Alboher (Workman Publishing Co., 325 pages, $15.95) All aboard.
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"The encore career movement holds the potential… to create richer lives and a better society," preaches Freedman. It's "a new vision for the second half of adulthood." Millions are "embracing encore careers, forging a "new hybrid between the spirit of service and the practicality of continued income."

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7 Young Entrepreneurs Changing The World With Their Businesses

7 Young Entrepreneurs Changing The World With Their Businesses | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
The world of business is changing, and new companies are finding ways to create value both for their bottom line and the communities they work in.
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Prediction for 2013: triple-bottom-line businesses will take off

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How to Score a Promotion in 2013: 5 Insider Tips for Building Your Executive Presence

How to Score a Promotion in 2013: 5 Insider Tips for Building Your Executive Presence | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
One of the professional hats I wear is that of President & CEO of Women & Co., Citi’s online hub for financial news, blogs and original content for women. On Women & Co., we cover
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Women & Co. cover just about every aspect of money: earning it, spending it, investing it, donating it, and even how to talk about it.

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10 Signs We Live in a False Economy

10 Signs We Live in a False Economy | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
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Some thought-provoking stuff here

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Serge Dielens * Soci(et)al Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, January 6, 2013 4:49 PM

Provocation ou pas?

« Il est temps d’admettre que nous vivons dans une économie factice », écrit le blog américain The Idealist. Les gens réclament des emplois, et les politiciens les leur promettent, mais les politiciens ne peuvent créer d’emplois. Et il ne faut pas compter sur les médias pour nous ouvrir les yeux, tout occupés qu’ils sont à glorifier les 'people', parce qu’ils sont riches. Ainsi, la semaine passée, Kim Kardashian a fait la une du Huffington Post parce que son chat est mort, rappelle-t-il.

Il cite 10 autres preuves qui attestent de l’illusion de nos économies...

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American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
After being dismissed from her job as a Midtown Manhattan securities attorney in October 2009, Christina Tretter-Herriger hitched a used horse trailer to her Dodge Ram pickup and drove 1,628 miles to Texas.
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Generation Y professionals entering the workforce are finding careers that once were gateways to high pay and upwardly mobile lives turning into detours and dead ends.

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“I had a lot of faith in the system, the mythology that if you work really hard you can achieve anything, and the stock market always goes up,” says 2009 law school graduate Elizabeth Hallock, 33. “It was pretty naïve on my part.”
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Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up

Why You Should Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Trying to be perfect can cause enough anxiety and frustration to sabotage our creativity.

Via Bobby Dillard, Lenka Lutonska, donhornsby, Robert
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Bobby Dillard's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:51 PM

Leaders set the tone.  It's seldom "do or die"

Lenka Lutonska's curator insight, January 29, 2013 5:44 AM

Great reminder. Mistakes are signs of growth.

donhornsby's curator insight, January 29, 2013 9:20 AM

(From the article): So when you approach a new task, do you expect (perhaps deep down) to be able to do the work flawlessly, no matter how challenging it might be?  Are you focused on being good, rather than getting better?
 

If so, then here are three steps to shifting your mindset, and freeing yourself from The Fear of Mistakes:

(Not from the article): The three steps as outlined by the article are helpful to think through when approaching a new project. 

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Five Steps to Create a Personal User Manual

Five Steps to Create a Personal User Manual | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday I shared the concept of a personal user manual and many of you wrote that you loved the idea but needed ideas for how to actually create your manual. It does require a good deal of self
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Good idea!

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Study: Nearly half are overqualified for their jobs

Study: Nearly half are overqualified for their jobs | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
A new study that says most are overqualified for their jobs is at odds with a report released last week by a pro-business public policy organization that seeks to boost financial aid for low-income students.
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Vedder, whose study is based on 2010 Labor Department data, says the problem is the stock of college graduates in the workforce (41.7 million) in 2010 was larger than the number of jobs requiring a college degree (28.6 million)...

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Teen Chef Makes Debut at Beverly Hills Restaurant

Teen Chef Makes Debut at Beverly Hills Restaurant | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
He has cooked for more than 120 people at a time, worked in top restaurants across the country, and entertains 12 people at his home monthly for an 18-course meal. These accomplishments may seem like the work of a veteran chef, but this cook is...
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Great example of talants being encouraged at an early age

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Evidence of Google Winning The Generational Shift Over Microsoft

Evidence of Google Winning The Generational Shift Over Microsoft | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
An email was forwarded to me this morning that had the following text in it (I've anonymized "The College" but it's a large, well-regarded four year university.) The College is Going Google! What does this mean?
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College kids might never have used MS Office, they go straight to Google apps...

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Evolving with the Millennial Generation

Evolving with the Millennial Generation | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
I’m currently visiting Vancouver, British Columbia where EA has a large operation, and I’m taking some time while I’m here to meet with students from The University of British
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"This generation may spend less time at the workplace, but they’re also constantly working. Being always connected to the job means having a fun, casual environment and one that maps to their personal goals and beliefs is important. Lucky for me, working in videogames is inherently fun. In addition, we are also piloting flexible "action time" that will allow employees to spend time working on meaningful personal projects or new creative ideas for our business."

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The Future Of Coworking And Why It Will Give Your Business A Huge Edge

The Future Of Coworking And Why It Will Give Your Business A Huge Edge | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Fun. Friendly. Inspiring. Collaborative. Productive. If you wouldn't define your workplace with any or all of those terms, you may have to ditch your own desk and take a seat at a coworking space near you.
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More positive articles on co-working...

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10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job | TechCrunch

10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job | TechCrunch | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur.

You can't make money without selling something real. You can't make something real without first imagination manifesting itself in your head.
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Thanks for sharing Michael Kauffman, although I think the following quote is perhaps a little harsh: "The American Dream never really existed. It was a marketing scam." The cheese just moved.

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How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Why prestige is the enemy of passion, or how to master the balance of setting boundaries and making friends.

"Find something more importa
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Do you agree? "Prestige is especially dangerous to the ambitious. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, the way to do it is to bait the hook with prestige. That’s the recipe for getting people to give talks, write forewords, serve on committees, be department heads, and so on. It might be a good rule simply to avoid any prestigious task. If it didn’t suck, they wouldn’t have had to make it prestigious."

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Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership

Why This CEO Doesn’t Own A Car: The Rise Of Dis-Ownership | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteCheck out our earlier profile of SunRun co-CEO Lynn Jurich here.I know it may seem odd for a business executive, but I don’t even own a car.We’re living at a time when a major shift in attitudes is bringing on a new era--one in which...
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Trends: Be Discovered in 2013 via Content Curation and the Interest Graph

Trends: Be Discovered in 2013 via Content Curation and the Interest Graph | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
This upcoming year is going to be the year of content. You've found it, you know about it; why not be discovered by it? Curation is in for 2013 - don't be left out.
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Sir John Gurdon, Nobel Prize winner, was 'too stupid' for science at school - Telegraph

Sir John Gurdon, Nobel Prize winner, was 'too stupid' for science at school - Telegraph | Evolution of Work & Education | Scoop.it
A British scientist whose schoolmasters told him he was too stupid to study the subject has been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for his pioneering work on cloning.
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Perhaps we should not read too much into this, but it's a good example of how misguided schools are sometimes in recognizing true talent

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