Posts Tagged ‘Education’

  • How Do You Disrupt Education?
    Posted by on August 23rd, 2014 at 10:28 am, Comments: 0

    When I was at the TechStars Chicago practice pitches, I got to see a company called ClutchPrep.  Clutch Prep uses videos to tutor out of [...]

  • Chicago LEAP Innovations
    Posted by on June 20th, 2014 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday, I was at the announcement of a new blended learning program targeted for Chicago’s public schools, LEAP Innovation.    Phyllis Lockett is leading the [...]

  • Should You Enroll Your Children in Entrepreneurship Programs?
    Posted by on April 10th, 2014 at 8:03 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I read the hot new trend is to enroll your young child in an entrepreneurship program.  The subject of being an entrepreneur is hot. [...]

  • College Entrepreneurship; The Engine That Can
    Posted by on March 29th, 2014 at 5:48 pm, Comments: 0

    I am driving around the country right now. Went to Notre Dame on Tuesday and lectured on entrepreneurship. Was in Detroit to see my sister. [...]

  • How Big Is The Network?
    Posted by on March 11th, 2014 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things that venture capitalists do is try to decipher how big the network is when they look at startups.  Then, they try [...]

  • Engineering Students, You Will Spread Your Wings
    Posted by on October 22nd, 2013 at 9:56 am, Comments: 0

    Was speaking with someone the other day.  They were telling me an engineering student was thinking about quitting the major.  I asked, “Why?”. They said [...]

  • The Entrepreneurial Imperative
    Posted by on October 20th, 2013 at 5:08 am, Comments: 0

    Run, walk, download buy the book, The Entrepreneurial Imperative. It is a book that could change the way you think about all kinds of things, [...]

  • Getting Your MBA After Age 40 is A Waste of Time
    Posted by on October 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people wonder about getting an MBA to improve their marketability.  Is it worth the cost?  Top MBA programs are very expensive.  Is [...]

  • We Require Math and History, Should Coding Be Required?
    Posted by on August 20th, 2013 at 5:08 pm, Comments: 0

    Saw this video and thought it was pretty cool that a high school would take a risk like this in its curriculum.  I think it’s [...]

  • Can We Revolutionize Education?
    Posted by on June 25th, 2013 at 5:14 am, Comments: 0

    Before the BlackHawks game last evening, I was at an interesting meeting about revolutionizing education.  There are several movements afoot to try and fix a [...]

  • Where Are The StartUps?
    Posted by on June 10th, 2013 at 5:06 am, Comments: 0

    Glenn Reynolds asks that question in his latest USA Today column. Professor Reynolds makes some good points, and uncovers some ideas that require more investigation. [...]

  • Graduation: Preparation for Life
    Posted by on May 19th, 2013 at 4:24 pm, Comments: 0

    Just witnessed my daughter’s graduation.  She survived four years at Davidson College.  The college president spoke to the class.  President Quillan talked about her own [...]

  • Education’s Next Stage
    Posted by on May 16th, 2013 at 8:11 am, Comments: 0

    This space will be light the next few days.  My eldest daughter graduates from college this weekend.  The family is headed down to be with her, [...]

  • Chicago: Hotbed of Employment Innovation
    Posted by on May 8th, 2013 at 6:00 am, Comments: 0

    One of the first things I thought of when we started Hyde Park Angels was not to mimic Silicon Valley.  No other area can be [...]

  • Legislating Against Education Innovation in Illinois
    Posted by on May 7th, 2013 at 9:22 am, Comments: 0

    There is no doubt among rational minds that the nation has a broken educational system.  People I speak with from both sides of the aisle [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on April 2nd, 2013 at 5:05 am, Comments: 0

    What do you think?  Should women actively go for an Mrs degree along with a real degree? Don’t go to law school. There has been [...]

  • Are You Brilliant?
    Posted by on March 18th, 2013 at 8:59 am, Comments: 0

    Brilliant- bril·liant [bril-yuhnt]  Show IPA adjective 1. shining brightly; sparkling; glittering; lustrous: the brilliant lightsof the city. 2. distinguished; illustrious: a brilliant performance by a young pianist. 3. having or showing great intelligence, talent, quality, etc.: a brilliant technician. 4. strong and clear in tone; vivid; bright: brilliant blues and greens; the brilliant sound of the trumpets. 5. splendid or magnificent: a brilliant social event. Sometimes there are people or ideas or companies [...]

  • The Low Capitalization Rate of Potential
    Posted by on February 26th, 2013 at 9:52 am, Comments: 0

    Last evening I went to the kick off of KIPP:Chicago.  It was a stimulating evening, highlighted by a speech from Malcolm Gladwell.  Michael Feinberg talked [...]