Education and Training Articles

How corporations capture and shatter college graduates

Elsewhere, at this vulnerable, mutable, pivotal moment, undergraduates must rely on their own wavering resolve to resist peer pressure, the herd instinct, the allure of money, flattery, prestige and security. Students, rebel against these soul-suckers! Follow your dreams, however hard it may be, however uncertain

Peter Thiel and Education’s New Utopians – via Bloomberg

Stoking creativity with abundant inwardness and self-direction can generate lots of products, to be sure. Just think about all of the apps we now have that tackle problems like laundry services, fresh food delivery, car services, travel, and finding a parking space. That same inwardness

About that Mars One Mission…

Kaye is the only New York-area native among 100 finalists for Mars One, a private Dutch mission to put the first humans on another planet with a self-sustaining, permanent colony. And remember now, it’s a one-way trip. Nobody gets to return to Earth on this

Laptop Note-takers, Be Warned! Or Not.

The two groups of students — laptop users and hand-writers — did pretty similarly on the factual questions. But the laptop users did significantly worse on the conceptual ones… IMHO note-taking is never enough, regardless of the method. Hands-on experience is much more effective, as

14 Principles of the Future Organization

We are seeing an amazing evolution around how we work, how we lead, and how we structure our companies. These are the 14 Principles of the Future Organization. ‘Intrapreneurial’ is an excellent principle, and one of the hardest to accomplish for some reason. Perhaps it’s

5 Simple Policies That Make Danish Workers Happier Than Americans

You will often see Denmark listed in surveys as the “happiest country on the planet.” Interestingly Danes are not only happy at home, they’re also happy at work. According to most studies of worker satisfaction among nations, the happiest employees in the world are in

In praise of distraction

By Tim Cole Nothing enrages cultural pessimists more than when you tell them that multitasking is actually good for you! They think that doing more than one thing at once is a sign of degeneracy and that that kids are getting dumber due to digital

The Kids Are Certainly Not All Right

All this overly-compensated smothering is just leading to a population of wimpy, binge-drinking stalkers who can’t cope with day-to-day life, spiraling towards a lifetime of prescription medication Band-Aids…15% of college students now experience chronic anxiety, self-mutilation is rampant, affecting 15% of all adolescents, and 40% of women

Classrooms of the Future: Watch What’s Possible

What does the classroom of the future look like? Here are some videos that help us imagine what’s possible: Learning is sure to be a lifelong process for everyone, no matter what age you are, so what’s your ideal classroom of the future?

shift 2020 – How Technology Will Impact Our Future? (video)

Presentation by The Futures Agency’s member Rudy De Waele at the European Conference on Optical Communications (#ECOC14) in Cannes. Rudy gives a 45-minute condensed overview of foresights in the area’s of the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, Connected Lifestyle, Wearable Technology, Robotics / AI, Maker