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Ex Yale Professor: For a Good Education, Avoid the Ivy League 24/07/2014

"More broadly, they need to rethink their conception of merit. If schools are going to train a better class of leaders than the ones we have today, they’re going to have to ask themselves what kinds of qualities they need to promote. Selecting students by GPA or the number of extracurriculars more often benefits the faithful drudge than the original mind."

http://mashable.com/2014/07/22/avoid-the-ivy-league/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

Ex Yale Professor: For a Good Education, Avoid the Ivy League In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We — that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s office, and me, the faculty r...

An Exponential Hangout - Peter Diamandis in a Google Science Fair 2014 Hangout On Air 16/07/2014

Great thoughts from Peter Diamandis (founder of the XPrize, SingularityU, and so many other companies) about the exponential times we live in and the possibilities it creates for your future...

"Don't let anyone stop you or the audacity of your vision"...

An Exponential Hangout - Peter Diamandis in a Google Science Fair 2014 Hangout On Air Dr. Peter Diamandis hasn't just seen the future: He's helping to create it, through organizations he's started, such as XPRIZE Foundation (funding projects t...

New Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won’t Make You Happier In Life Or Work 07/05/2014

"If you can go to Podunk U debt free vs. Harvard for $100,000, go to Podunk. And concentrate on what you do when you get there.”

New Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won’t Make You Happier In Life Or Work A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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