Albrecht Dürer – Role Model Freelancer

Was this 15th / 16th century German artist a role model for the modern freelancer?  In Portrait of the Artist as an Entrepreneur, the Economist discusses how Albrecht Dürer used the latest technology to invent a new business model. It is clear from the article and the quotations from Dürer himself that he was well […]

Albrecht Dürer – Role Model Freelancer

Was this 15th / 16th century German artist a role model for the modern freelancer?  In Portrait of the Artist as an Entrepreneur, the Economist discusses how Albrecht Dürer used the latest technology to invent a new business model. It is clear from the article and the quotations from Dürer himself that he was well […]

In Praise of Boldness

Over Christmas, I’ve been dipping into Nicholas Bate’s latest mini-book, Be Bold 101: perfect for the season of contemplation, planning and rumination. In the current economic climate, boldness may be somewhat out of favour but Nicholas offers some pithy inspirations for both boldness and balance including: 1.     solve where others complain; 22.  wonder when others […]

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How to Get Ahead–HBR

A great summary from HBR’s Andrew O’Connell of a year’s worth of research in How to Get Ahead. Elements remind me of two of my best reads in the year: the classic, Influence by Robert Cialdini; and Power, by Jeffrey Pfeffer, one of my favourites from this year. Technorati Tags: HBR,Harvard Business Review,Andrew O’Connell,Influence,Robert Cialdini,Power,Jeffrey […]

How to Get Ahead–HBR

A great summary from HBR’s Andrew O’Connell of a year’s worth of research in How to Get Ahead. Elements remind me of two of my best reads in the year: the classic, Influence by Robert Cialdini; and Power, by Jeffrey Pfeffer, one of my favourites from this year. Technorati Tags: HBR,Harvard Business Review,Andrew O’Connell,Influence,Robert Cialdini,Power,Jeffrey […]

When Masters Forget to Teach – GapingVoid

I love this cartoon from Gaping Void… It makes sense.  Only when you share, discuss and debate what in your head, does it get challenged, tested and tempered by real life.  This is also alluded to in the Economist’s Schumpeter column: University Challenge which explores the problems within (American) universities: “students feel short-changed by professors […]

When Masters Forget to Teach – GapingVoid

I love this cartoon from Gaping Void… It makes sense.  Only when you share, discuss and debate what in your head, does it get challenged, tested and tempered by real life.  This is also alluded to in the Economist’s Schumpeter column: University Challenge which explores the problems within (American) universities: “students feel short-changed by professors […]

Education for the New World of Work–Graeme Codrington

Here is a wonderfully compelling, passionate video from TomorrowToday’s Graeme Codrington on the role of education in the new world of work. He references a couple of resources: iTunes University and O2 Learn which are great sources of free learning. My personal experience of iTunesU has been mixed: some great content, some not so great […]

Education for the New World of Work–Graeme Codrington

Here is a wonderfully compelling, passionate video from TomorrowToday’s Graeme Codrington on the role of education in the new world of work. He references a couple of resources: iTunes University and O2 Learn which are great sources of free learning. My personal experience of iTunesU has been mixed: some great content, some not so great […]

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