Is DeVos Devaluing Degrees?
Education secretary Betsy DeVos called for more emphasis on workforce training, but many experts — including those focused on careers — say general education matters more than she suggests. Some community college officials said they welcome the emphasis on work-force training since two-year institutions would by necessity play a large role in any ambitious expansion of apprenticeship or other job preparation programs.
New Technology Doesn’t Kill Companies, Oblivious Leadership Does
Researchers working with support from the Engineering Sciences Department at Oxford University determined that about half of today’s jobs could be long-gone in a few years, succumbing to new inventions. Worried? Don’t be. Like fire, technology can be both friend and foe.
Top 3 Ways Machine Learning Will Create Jobs
To jump into the machine economy, remaining agile is of the utmost concern for every company. Seventy-eight percent of businesses believe digital startups will pose a threat to their organization either now or in the future, and nearly half of global companies say they don’t know what their industry will look like in three years.
There’s a Lot You Can Learn From Silicon Valley, by focusing on business culture
Even as Silicon Valley is being exposed for its dark sides — everything from its diversity shortcomings, to its focus on money, to scandals around sexual harassment, ageism and the cost of living — it’s provided a playbook for growth and innovation for the rest of the world. The key is for entrepreneurs to focus on the mindset: the idea that innovation comes through iteration, that failure should be embraced for what you can learn from it and that every business can be transformed by technology.
7 Ways a Tech Startup Is Like Starting a Band
Building a successful tech startup and putting together a band are more similar than most entrepreneurs and musicians would like to admit. Visualizing your tech startup as a band can help you get creative, and may even help catapult your company to success. Here are seven ways a tech startup is like putting together a band, so you can put on your inspirational hat and make your company more than just a one-hit-wonder.