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Alison Johnston Rue is an entrepreneur to watch. With extensive experience as a founder and thought leader in edtech and a "30 Under 30" nod from Forbes, Rue is definitely on an upward trajectory. She experienced success early-on when her co-founded company, Cardinal Scholars, was acquired by
A filmmaker from an early age, Jennifer Oxley has directed over fifteen short films for Sesame Street and created an award winning version of Spike Lee and Tanya Lewis Lee’s children’s book, Please, Baby, Please. Oxley has won countless awards for both directing and artistry. Her most recently released short film, The Music Box, was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s fi...
May El-Khalil is a Lebanese citizen, accomplished runner and world-traveler who has used her passion for running to educate others about both the power of sport as an instrument of peace and the transformative effect of physical activity. Based in Lebanon, Ms. El-Khalil is the founder of both the Lebanese Ladies Society and Beirut Marathon Association, an NGO which she runs as both President and Managing...
Matt Taylor is a true renaissance man. With extensive expertise in the fields of organic architecture, creative design, entrepreneurship, engineering, education and sailing, it is hard to select just one area of mastery as his primary domain. Commonalities among these proficiencies point to an emphasis on creating collaborative spaces and processes that foster innovation and enco...
(Image Source) Autodesk is known for highly advanced design and 3D modeling software used by architects and designers the world over. So I definitely took notice when I read that they were designing a new innovation lab on the South Boston Waterfront (Rea...
(Image source) Apparently "epigenetic" infant robots are a thing. And a thing that allows researchers to study infant behavior without the hassle of diaper changes or feedings. Specifically, in the case of this learning study focused on how infants map words to objects (summarized in
(Image source) While the eBook flag has been flying at publishing houses big and small for a number of years now, young readers may not be fully sold. As the authors of a Washington Post report on the new book, "Word...
(Image: Screencapture from IDEO U homepage) IDEO has launched its first online course under their new "IDEO U" series of courses aimed at helping anyone increase their creative prowess (for $399 a course). (Read more in this FastCo. article) The first course, dubbed "Insights," which is a mix of multimedia content ...
(Image source) As knowledge workers and skilled managers are continually expected to "skill-up" to meet increasing changes in technology, there is also an increase in workplace burnout and dissatisfaction. Or, at least, this is the premise of Harvard Business Review's recent blog piece, "When Learning at Work Becom...
(Image Source) Everyone knows that wearables and fitness tracking software are helping users game the fitness and health fields, but, what if you apply the same leaderboard concepts, quantified "nudges" and dashboard metrics to the workplace? This is an emerging trend according to this,