If you work with people whom you want to earn the respect of — daily — you will never, ever go wrong.
Ramsey Musallam, a high school chemistry teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area, has been creatively using digital tools in his classroom for several years as a way to drive students to deeper inquiry. In a recent TED talk, Musallam says that a teacher’s strongest tool — the force that draws students deeper into learning — is piquing students’ curiosity. In his classroom, Musallam follows three rules: curiosity comes first, embrace the mess, and reflect and revise.
Are you a disseminator of content or a cultivator of curiosity?
5 Ways To Thrive During Marketing’s Seismic Shift To Mobile
During SXSW, major brands convened to discuss how to move forward with mobile. Urban Airship’s Scott Kveton outlines the key trends and strategies that emerged and provides examples of brands adding value via mobile.
What is increasingly clear is that mobile will confound the cookie-cutter campaign creator, bother the bulk emailer, and annoy broad-audience advertisers. Brands that rely on traditional, one-way mass media must completely re-engineer their approach for mobile, because when customers perceive marketing as an interruption, they take immediate action to tune you out.
- Find your value in your customers’ lives.
- Engage each customer in the key moments of their day.
- Deliver value based on location.
- Allow customers to personalize their experience to gain relevance.
- Don’t sell to your customers: entertain, engage, and delight them.
"CEOs say, pursue new skills relentlessly. Change jobs after you’ve mastered the current one. Be willing to tack sideways on the career track, or even backward, to pick up key expertise or command a business unit."
The past five years have seen a proliferation of sites like Academia.edu, which, with 1.2 million registered users, is one of the heavyweights in the field.
The free sites, which also include Mendeley.com, ResearchGate.net, Zotero.org, and a number of discipline-specific platforms, typically offer users a way to organize their research, create personal profiles, and search for people with similar scholarly interests.
While the number of faculty-networking sites is growing, and their registered-user figures soar into the millions, their impact on higher education is less clear.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
Eric Ries is the subject of the first video for Fast Company’s new series: The Pivot. He’s the man who made the term “pivot” part of the business vernacular. He realized that some of the most iconic companies of our time—Twitter, YouTube, Groupon—had abruptly changed course before they achieved success. Watch the video->
"According to a recent update to a 2010 study from national law firm Dorsey & Whitney that polled more than 300 startup CEOs about their funding plans… the CEOs were strongly in favor of getting funding from investors with whom they have an established relationship, which isn’t part of the crowdsourcing approach.”