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How to Discover Your Career Sweet Spot Do you know your “sweet spot” when it comes to work? I often find that many people don’t have the first clue. Sometimes we discover our strengths over many years of trial and error. We throw ourselves into work situations that don’t fit our strengths well and then we become frustrated with our lack of progress. We see other people in our same field and wonder why it seems so easy for them and yet hard for us. Tim Ferriss — The 4-Hour Chef Hello, everyone — meet Tim Ferriss. You might know him from that time he set the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive tango spins in one minute on Live With Regis and Kelly. No? Well, how about for that time he won the USAWKF national Chinese kickboxing championship in '99? Okay, maybe not your thing.

Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind (Part One) Ken: Good evening. Education reform is, I think, now the major global challenge, and I just wanted to share some thoughts with you then open this up for some conversation before we're done. Who's been to Las Vegas? All: Yeah. How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. The Struggle Don't admit that your faith is weakDon't say that you feel like dyingLife's hard then it feels like diamondsYour home's just far too goneMuch too late to even feel like tryingCan't understand what I'm sayingCan't figure out what I'm implyingIf you feel you don't wanna be aliveYou feel just how I am— Lupe Fiasco, Beautiful Lasers Every entrepreneur starts her company with a clear vision for success. You will create an amazing environment and hire the smartest people to join you. Together you will build a beautiful product that delights customers and makes the world just a little bit better. It’s going to be absolutely awesome.

Orion Nebula-Mother of Creation#edcmooc I picked the Orion Nebula M42 as my background for 2 reasons:. one I liked the colors and two, Orion symbolized creation to the Mayans, MOOCs like myself and everyone else are perpetually in the creative phase.Credit original photo: Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) et al., recomposed by DL. Gabriel #edcmooc

How helicopter parents can ruin kids' job prospects Hiring managers find that some parents are overly involved in their kids' first jobs"Helicopter parents" might call to inquire about benefits or job dutiesThese parents can diminish their children's credibility and independenceEmployers and behavior experts advise allowing a child to make mistakes and grow (CNN) -- Nicole Williams thought she had found the ideal job applicant -- until a phone call came from Mom. Only thing was it wasn't her mom; it was the potential employee's. "She wanted to know everything from where [the job candidate] would be sitting to a review of her responsibilities," said Williams, the career expert for LinkedIn, the professional networking site.

The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon This is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today: Remember the housing meltdown ? Tough to forget isn’t it. Disrupting Higher Education (with images, tweets) · audreywatters Professor Diana Laurillard, University of London Remodeling higher education to harness technology the issues: global demand for higher education the aims of higher education The Mentorship Journey Where are you going and who’s taking you there? You might’ve noticed that I write a lot about mentorship. I have a post about it HERE and HERE TOO – have a read after this post! I have been fortunate to have had several amazing mentors, whether they were from a formal program or informally as well.

The Man Who Broke Atlantic City - Magazine Don Johnson finds it hard to remember the exact cards. Who could? At the height of his 12-hour blitz of the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last April, he was playing a hand of blackjack nearly every minute. Dozens of spectators pressed against the glass of the high-roller pit. Inside, playing at a green-felt table opposite a black-vested dealer, a burly middle-aged man in a red cap and black Oregon State hoodie was wagering $100,000 a hand.

Virtual Immersion: A Double Bind edcMOOC Artefact "Technology enhanced learning" Today's lesson, how to become extinct.Images from Corning's "A Day Made of Glass" Our Chemical Selves: Although augmented learning through brain-machine interfacing may not yet be a reality, we are already forging strong connections between our brain and our computers just by the way we use Andy Mitchell's tagsexplorer: tracking connections between tweetchat edcMOOCers response to tweetchats was to look for connections, create narrative, ask how it made us feel.

How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in There’s nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement — insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here — quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman. This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history. He wouldn’t tell me his salary, but admitted his friends are already pressuring him to “buy a Tesla,” which he won’t do because he’d “rather save the money.” Before you go throw up at the idea of a teenager buying himself a Tesla off tech riches, there’s few people who deserve that luxury quite as much as this kid.