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We educate change makers - Knowmads

We educate change makers - Knowmads

The Anatomy of a Perfect Landing Page Placement and Content 7. Keep It Above the Fold Exponential Thinking At Singularity University The Matrix is real… and everyone here at NASA for the GSP has taken the red pill. If you recall in the movie, Neo is startled, puzzled, and quite frankly scared when Morpheus first introduces him to the reality of reality. But here at Singularity University, the participants have hit the ground running, as if they’ve known this to be their fate all along.

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Parttime Programmes - Knowmads Business School’s intrapreneurship program for professionals Are you ready to discover new potential in you or your company? Do you see meaningful opportunities for the organisation you work in? Did you not manage to make them happen yet? Do you often find situations in your job that you feel bored with? Children's Wellbeing - US – Amelia Franck Meyer, Ashoka Fellow, founder of Anu Family Services Children’s wellbeing sits at the intersection of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Through our research on the work of social entrepreneurs and other thought leaders, we have identified three core building blocks of children’s wellbeing:

School of Education launches center to improve Brazilian education CONTACT: Amy Yuen, Stanford University School of Education/External Relations, (650) 724-9440, COMMENT: Paulo Blikstein, Assistant Professor of Education, Stanford University School of Education, (847) 571-4538, Denis Mizne, Executive Director, Lemann Foundation, 55-11-3897-9672, RELEVANT URL: STANFORD, CA – In a concerted effort to significantly improve public education in Brazil in the next decade, Stanford University School of Education has launched a new center on campus aimed at developing new approaches to improve learning in Brazilian public schools. Named the Lemann Center for Educational Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Brazil, the Center will create new educational opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, particularly for Brazil’s low-income students.

Rethinking human capital development in Knowmad Society Note: This text is adapted from the original Spanish-language text that I wrote for the first Chapter 1 in Invisible Learning (a book co-written with Cristóbal Cobo). An updated and expanded version of this text will also appear in the next volume, Knowmad Society, due for release later in 2012, and is being shared early to ignite discussion for the upcoming On the Horizon special issue on “Borderless Society.” (The call for papers is still open.)

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M.A. Technology Governance- Innovation Policy and Development Economics - Tallinn University of Technology M.A. Technology Governance- Innovation Policy and Development Economics Faculty of Social Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology This programme covers several subject fields, as economics, technology and innovation, and public administration in an interrelated way. 4 Lessons From The Social Innovation Hotbed Of Brazil Last year, I moved from New York to Rio de Janeiro, where Purpose has opened its first overseas office. I have met with local innovators and interacted with all kinds of people on the streets, at the beach, and in botequins (informal bars). These experiences have all enriched my work in social innovation. Besides stimulating my creativity, immersion in a different culture and working in a foreign language have heightened my sense of mindfulness and empathy, reminded me of the virtue of humility, and taught me a few things about what it means to innovate. Here are some lessons I have learned:

Nine key characteristics of knowmads in Society 3.0 A knowmad is what I have previously termed a nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. Moreover, knowmads are valued for the personal knowledge that they possess, and this knowledge gives them a competitive advantage. Industrial society is giving way to knowledge and innovation work. Whereas the industrialization of Society 1.0 required people to settle in one place to perform a very specific role or function, the jobs associated with knowledge and information workers have become much less specific in regard to task and place. Moreover, technologies allow for these new paradigm workers to work either at a specific place, virtually, or any blended combination. Knowmads can instantly reconfigure and recontextualize their work environments, and greater mobility is creating new opportunities.

Health - How the way we walk can increase risk of being mugged How you move gives a lot away. Maybe too much, if the wrong person is watching. We think, for instance, that the way people walk can influence the likelihood of an attack by a stranger. But we also think that their walking style can be altered to reduce the chances of being targeted. A small number of criminals commit most of the crimes, and the crimes they commit are spread unevenly over the population: some unfortunate individuals seem to be picked out repeatedly by those intent on violent assault. Back in the 1980s, two psychologists from New York, Betty Grayson and Morris Stein, set out to find out what criminals look for in potential victims.

Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc - Postgraduate Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc is designed to meet the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide. It explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations, such as the fundamentals of enterprise development and entrepreneurship. This course is suitable for students from either a science or arts background. It is aimed at students who intend to seek roles in organisations where innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship are defining features and can include innovation consultancy, product development and management and business support. It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business. Upon completion of the course you will be able to obtain strategic roles within the public and private sectors where you will lead these organisations through innovative change.