To start producing better students, we need to find better teachers. To do that, Chester E. Finn, Jr., a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, proposes taking a common-sense approach to lure our best and brightest to join the profession: deregulate teaching, and pay outstanding teachers more than mediocre ones.
Before you post to the company blog again, read this manifesto. To blog guru Robert Scoble, business bloggers should have a few things in common. Among them, they should steer clear of PR-cleansed jargon, they should have a thick skin, and they should avoid writing during times of emotional turmoil. Scoble, a Microsoft strategist, knows his stuff--he's one
Marketing guru and agent of change Seth Godin writes that for your company to do more, sometimes you need to do less! Stop trying to be all things to all people (or customers), and focus (in your life and in your work) on your core strengths. Your business (and probably your sanity) are likely to improve.
A former Apple Fellow and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Guy talks about up-starting a start-up. A sneak preview from his upcoming book, "The Art of the Start." Guy encourages entrepreneurs to make meaning, make mantra, and get going. According to Kawasaki, some examples of making 'meaning' are: make the world a better place, increase the quality of life
Get customers who worship the ground you advertise on. "A customer evangelist not only purchases from you regularly, she feels compelled to tell others." They demonstrate how to create customer evangelists in today's market of endless choices. Ben and Jackie use triumphs from the business world to deliver sound advice on how to maximi
'Marriage is a basic human right.' The director of Freedom to Marry, gives a fresh legal perspective on same-sex marriages and civil rights. Wolfson, a veteran trial lawyer for landmark same-sex marriage cases, uses the legal advantages and disadvantages of marriage - heterosexual or otherwise - to highlight the importance of law and economics in civil unions.
'Death for a 17-year-old?' AI, on their campaign to stop executions of child offenders in America and worldwide. Although it violates international law, the United States remains one of only eight nations that still practices child executions. Amnesty International reports with stories about child offenders around the world who have been executed or who
A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down, but what do years of sugar-rich beverages do to our children? Tyler tells us how sugary drinks may ‘Kill Your Children.’ Lackey artfully delivers facts that should scare any conscious parent. He presents a simple solution: don't drink sugar. Of course, it's much easier said than done, since sugar-rich drinks end
Have you ever received an email in ALL CAPS? End the madness here, with Elly's brief but powerful guide to email etiquette. Markson's manifesto is something you'll surely want to send along to friends who struggle with everyday email writing. As this issue's special "plus one" release, Elly's piece is brief enough for even the smallest attention span.