Favorite Articles and Videos

Video: Richard Thompson – Banish Misfortune

September 8, 2007

Beautiful, baleful Scottish tune played by Richard Thompson. YouTube – Richard Thompson – Banish Misfortune – Videowest 81

Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap?

February 1, 2016

“Ask any hiring manager what they are looking for in an ideal candidate, and you will quickly hear words like grit, determination, motivation, persistence, adaptability and hard work, characteristics often described as ‘non-cognitive’ skills by academics like the Nobel Prize winner James Heckman.”

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Data Science and Machine Learning

May 23, 2016

Thousands of articles and tutorials have been written about data science and machine learning. Hundreds of books, courses and conferences…

Keynote ruckus at HighEdWeb (sillybean.net)

October 24, 2009

“What do 450 web nerds do when they’re trapped in a hotel ballroom listening to someone who’s insulting their intelligence?…

Video: Sparks – How Youth Thrive – Peter Benson

April 25, 2011

No one has ever said, oh this child of mine, my fondest wish is they will ace statewide benchmark math…

Old Peter’s Russian Tales retold by Arthur Ransome

July 15, 2007

The stories in this book are those that Russian peasants tell their children and each other. In Russia hardly anybody…

Video: “See, I change the world. Make the change.”

January 3, 2011

Beautifully inspirational viral video for Li Ning/China. Analysis from Rand Han of Little Red Book: I’ve been seeing this trend recently,…

Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace

November 2, 2016

People seek a holistic life: they want to work with intelligent people on exciting and rewarding projects where they can…

Seven Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know

April 1, 2016

 Excerpt from Campus Technology — March 2016 “If you think the great colleges and universities of the past will be…