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Games are just another storytelling device

Games are just another storytelling device | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Whenever people talk about games as a potential journalistic device, there is a reaction against the idea of 'play' as a method for communicating 'serious' news. Malcolm Bradbrook's post on the New...
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Powerful message about games!

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The Myth Of The Moron CEO

The Myth Of The Moron CEO | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

"...if we’re are going to vilify them we should at least get the story straight.  Too often we don’t. And that’s a problem."--Greg Satell

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What is going on here? "There are other problems with Mr. Hartung’s analysis as well.  He uses stock performance over arbitrary periods (the pre-crisis period of 2000/2001 seems to be a favorite benchmark) and doesn’t index to market or industry factors.  Mostly, his criticism seems to stem from the fact that these CEO’s do things differently than he would." Although this treatment focuses on Hartung's analysis of CEO performance, it also serves to bring attention to how we assess leaders in general. There are benchmarks that are right on, but others are questionable. 

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Student Loans Are a Big Problem. So Are Misleading Statistics - Motley Fool

Student Loans Are a Big Problem. So Are Misleading Statistics - Motley Fool | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Student Loans Are a Big Problem. So Are Misleading Statistics Motley Fool That's misleading, because the number of people attending college in America has surged from just more than 15 million in 2000 to 22 million in 2011, according to the...

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Bill Bentley's curator insight, January 4, 2014 10:57 AM

This article isn't weird but it's well done and informative and helps to counteract some of the wildly misleading numbers quoted by irresponsible journalists and politicians.  It starts by showing some of those bad statistics.  Don't pass out, keep reading until the end.  It's not long.   If you or your kids are considering a college education, this analysis is well done.   Bill.