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.
August 9, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. Florida Virtual School enrollment drops, hundreds laid off.
Full story from Tampa Bay
2. Utah’s backpack bill makes student data portable, permanent, and easily acc...
Please add your thoughts to the Vialogue below, and learn more about today's seminar on the events page.
Luneta beach during a typhoon, Manila, Philippine Islands (c.1920)
Event: Victor D’Amico was an art educator in Post-WWII America. He offered a new outlook on art education, creating art education programs and innovative learning environments for children, parents and children, high school students, and war veterans.
Source: Pocket Knowledge, New York Times Obits http://pocketknowledge.tc.columbia.edu/home.php/browse/45192
When people discuss the best CEOs, Jeff Bezos' name is often drowned out by the hymns of Steve Jobs devotees, but Bezos' recent acquisition of The Washington Post has forced everyone to write a little something about him. My favorite piece so far is this one from Michael Moritz, chairman of Sequoia Capital, laying out how Bezos made Amazon outstanding. I've always been impressed by the fact that Amazon's offerings are incredibly diverse (retail, publishing, cloud, etc) and th...
This article sheds light on how some universities are creating their own social networking platforms. Highlighting Milwaukee School of Engineering's platform, MSOE Bridge, the piece notes these new social networks place the emphasis solely on students. It is in essence a way for the rest of a college community (e.g. admission and development officers) to “recruit, engage and retain students”.
This reminded me a lot about EdNode and ...
The physical training that a New York Police officer needs to go through in order to serve does seem to be very challenging. In addition to the physical requirements, police officers also have a take an analytical examination.
I believe that the NYPD should require a higher level of education for prospective police officers. It is a job with great benefits but a very risky one as well. With all the immediate and longterm benefits, it should require at a bachelor's degree. It currently requires just 60 college credits, which I feel is a bit easy. I feel that two years is not enough to fully...
August 8, 2013's top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team
1. London language school future proofs its classrooms.
Full story from The Pie News
2. The danger of using data to predict student outcome.
The Gottesman Library at TC is pretty easy to find, with its prominent location at the end of campus and its five floors of open study space and book shelves. But some libraries are more elusive, almost intentionally hard to find. Today, the New York Times noted that the City Hall Library, located inside New York City's Surrogate Court Building, is "open to all yet known to relatively few and visible to just about no one." If you're like me, that intriguing sentence alone will m...