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6 years ago
Vocational education has been on the decline in recent years. The opposite is happening in countries like Finland. According to Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap and creator of Innovators, 45% of students choose to move on to a technical field and not an academic field after completing their basic education in Finland, which has a highly successful educational system. The decrease in vocational training in America comes at a time when many job ope...
7 years ago
Often times the question asked immediately after someone proposes a business idea is what's next? Most people think about raising money to start it off. It is rather advisable to take baby steps first. The idea must be shared with others to get their feedback about and it is also important to write the idea down, how different it is, and figure out who the target market is before coming up with ways to gather and raise funds to launch the idea. Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the process of launching a company by answering aspiring entrepreneur's questions. He disc...
7 years ago
Successful entrepreneur, market and inventor Steve Jobs, the founder, and former CEO of Apple talks about how all members of an organization should work together to ensure the organization or business reach its maximum potential. Organization is a main factor and everyone involved in the business must be trusted to deliver their part when needed. Working as a team involves everyone coming with an idea and every idea counts towards the overall success of the business. "You have to be run by ideas not hierarchy, the best ideas have to win" — Steve Jobs
7 years ago
When coming up with business ideas, it is important to think about trends as well as new technologies. If the idea is in relation to solving an ongoing problem, it should be more of a general one than a personal problem in order to generate more support. Look at some of the successful businesses in the industry and use your skills to spot out their weaknesses and what they may be missing and build upon that. Jason Nazar, CEO & Co-Founder of Docstoc, talks about great ways to come up with businesses ideas in this short video below. Join the discussion on Vialogues.
7 years ago
Starting a new business is always a risk because even with the right connections and tools, the outcome can hardly be predicted. Having the necessary skills to start a business is vital because without extensive training, the whole process of starting a business can be a disaster. Here is a brief video by Rich Chrono, Vice President of Marketing Operations for Level IV on the best ways an entrepreneur can prepare to start a business.
7 years ago
Technology is clearly the future of education if you look at the impact it has had on it for many years now. Learning is more efficient now through the use of devices such as the personal computer. Technology used in classroom makes lessons more engaging to students and thus generating more impressive results. Below is a Vialogue on 10 reasons to use technology in education. Please add your comments.
7 years ago
The 1st generation of iPhone was introduced in 2007 and since then Apple has improved their products with their current device being the iPhone 5, released just last year. In this Vialogue, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about how he got the idea of developing an iPhone, which he had initially kept a secret.
7 years ago
Economic recovery following America's recent recession has been moving at a very slow pace. Unemployment and inequality rates account for the slow moving economy which many Americans are concerned about. One out of every two Americans live in poverty and this is a very alarming statistic. As of June 2013, unemployment rate stands at 7.6 percent which is approximately 11 million people. In regarding inequality rates, distribution of income continues to show how inequality keeps growing at an alarming ra...
7 years ago
All countries, regardless of their economic power, face some sort of social, educational and political problems. However, there is a huge difference between the extent of the problems between developed (first world) and developing (third world) countries. Third world countries face much bigger problems. Many organizations have been put in place to help the poor around the world but nearly a billion people in the world today still suffer from hunger. Primary school enrolment in African countries is among the lowest in the world. Due to lack of basic health care, millions of children die every y...
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7 years ago
AT&T Aspire looks into the effects of high school graduation rates on the economy and works to decrease the dropout rates among students. Not only do they help students graduate high school, which is their main focus but they also prepare them for college and careers. Graduation rates is nearly 75%, which is the highest it has been in 40 years.