I stumbled across this blog post today: Does Innovation Have a DNA? — and I immediately started to connect this with the work that we do in education…
In the post, the author explains that prominent and influential business innovators (Jeff Bezos form Amazon, Steve Jobs from Apple, Marc Benioff from Salesforce.com) all share a common set of skills that enable them to create “disruptive innovations.” The author concludes that these skills are skills that anyone can develop within themselves:
…the five skills of disruptive innovators:
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Many medical school applicants breathe a sigh of relief when they receive that coveted acceptance letter and then settle into their new school. For a select few, however, a few things change along the way, and a little-known option might emerge: transferring.… Continue reading
This time of year, many applicants—even highly qualified ones—face the dreaded news that they weren’t accepted into the school of their dreams. For those of you wondering if there’s a magic solution to reapplication, consider this: With just 5 percent of applicants making it into Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Class of 2012, and 12 percent landing a spot at Harvard Business School in the Class of 2013, getting into a top M.B.A.… Continue reading
Multiracial students confess to spending sleepless nights worrying about how best to answer the race question on college applications. Some say they wonder whether their answers will be perceived as gamesmanship or a reflection of reality.
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Applying to college is not a one-size-fits-all-experience… and when you don’t fit the mold of the traditional 18-year-old college student, that’s a good thing. Whether you’re in your 20s or you’re approaching centenarian status, chances are that traditional college admissions policies and procedures don’t apply to you.… Continue reading
Are you considering going back to school for an M.B.A., and feeling overwhelmed by the program options, requirements, and expense this career-boosting decision implies? Well, I hope this new blog can help with that. I’m Stacy Blackman, president of Los Angeles-based Stacy Blackman Consulting, and a specialist on the M.B.A.… Continue reading
With the new year upon us, now’s the time to start preparing for your 2011-2012 financial aid. If you know you’ll need to find financial aid, take the time to consider all of your options, and make finding free money (grants and scholarships) your top priority.… Continue reading
THE numbers keep rising, the superlatives keep glowing. Each year, selective colleges promote their application totals, along with the virtues of their applicants.
For this fall’s freshman class, the statistics reached remarkable levels. Stanford received a record 32,022 applications from students it called “simply amazing,” and accepted 7 percent of them.… Continue reading
AS if college hopefuls didn’t have enough decisions to make, here’s one more: which application to use.
Advances in digital technology have created competition for the Common Application, the pioneer of the one-app-fits-all concept, and so the ways to apply to college have multiplied in the last few years.… Continue reading
It is a question on the minds of so many high school seniors at this time of year: How can you raise your chances of getting into your No. 1 college choice?
A report released Wednesday by an association of guidance counselors and admissions officers could be worth a look.… Continue reading