Those were years when civics was being taught, and I fell absolutely in love with the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, the First Amendment, all of that stuff, and it really took hold. Coming out of my generation I didn’t understand as much about gays and lesbians, but I was open, and even while I was accepting back then, I didn’t understand it as deeply as I do now. … [Read more...] about Norman Lear On The Nature Of Belly Laughs, The Stories All Around You, And Shaping TV As We Know It
In 2011, Taylor University, a small liberal arts college in Upland, Indiana, began to look for a new way to maximize recruitment. Specifically, they needed to sell students on applying and enrolling, in part to help with tuition revenue goals. That led to a contract with software giant Salesforce, which builds automated systems designed to boost student recruitment. The school now feeds data on prospective students–from hometown and household income to intended areas of study and other data points–into Salesforce’s Education Cloud, which helps admissions officers zero in on the type of applicants they feel are most likely to enroll. … [Read more...] about Schools are using software to help pick who gets in. What could go wrong?
The entry-level jobs of tomorrow will make companies more productive and effective, and embracing a new conception of entry-level work will become a competitive necessity. According to a recent LinkedIn survey, 57% of senior leaders believe soft skills are more important than hard skills. Entry-level employees who are programmatically equipped to not only engage their soft skills but to continually improve them over time promise outsize value in terms of both production and innovation. … [Read more...] about 4 strategies to redesign entry-level work to be more productive
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on January 23 advised climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has been bitterly critical of US policy at the World Economic Forum, to study economics before giving out lessons. Asked about the Swedish 17-year-old's demand for an immediate halt to investment in fossil fuels, he told reporters: "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to us." … [Read more...] about US Treasury Secretary advises Greta Thunberg to ‘go study’
Planning scholar Jake Wegmann, who’s in the process of moving from Berkeley to the University of Texas at Austin, believes there’s another way: backyard cottages. Hear him out. Individual micro-units on single-family properties don’t require much time or money to build. They don’t need much space to sit on. They’re affordable almost by definition and are well-suited to the modern family–from the recent college grad living at home to the grandparent who wants to age in place. … [Read more...] about The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages