A great presentation on business by Ed Catmull of Pixar. This is part of a presentation he gave at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ed discusses how ironing out the little problems can make it so companies can avoid big disasters.
When we want a different world, we will need a different educationâ€¦
Last night I read An Unschooling Manifesto by Dave Pollard. It’s a very inspiration post and well worth reading. I don’t know enough about the unschooling movement to know if I should get behind it or not. But so much of what Dave says rings true to me. I particularly like this part:Then in Grade 12, something remarkable happened: My school decided to
pilot a program called “independent study”, that allowed any student
maintaining at least an 80% average on term tests in any subject (that
was an achievement in those days, when a C — 60% — really was the
average grade given) to skip classes in that subject until/unless their
grades fell below that threshold. There was…
Some good informationâ€¦
Here is one question and my answer:CM: Historically, as the economy comes out of recession, it
creates transformation and change. Which segments have the potential
for transformation in an eventual recovery?
industry that is based on knowledge or information or some other form
of non-physical matter (atoms vs bits) is going to fundamentally
transform and this downturn will be the darwinian forcing function. Think about energy and power systems, banking, media, education. They all have that aspect to them.
There’s four more questions and answers so click on this link and go check it out. As a bonus and…