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Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Some interesting insights to the trends impacting employability.
Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – especially in Britain and the US – more completely than at any time in recent history. An obsession with employability runs through education. Even severely disabled welfare claimants are required to be work-seekers. Corporate superstars show off their epic work schedules. “Hard-working families” are idealised by politicians. Friends pitch each other business ideas. Tech companies persuade their employees that round-the-clock work is play. Gig economy companies claim that round-the-clock work is freedom. Workers commute further, strike less, retire later. Digital technology lets work invade leisure.ork is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life – especially in Britain and the US – more completely than at any time in recent history. An obsession with employability runs through education. […]
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Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive IdeasI’ve followed Peter and Ray for many years now and their ability to capture our imagination and stretch our minds is extraordinary. From Peter’s XPRIZE which has encouraged wild and starry eyed dreamers to take on some of the world’s biggest challenges to Ray’s mind-bending predictions about the trajectory of technology, these two have likely done more to give us a glimpse of just how amazing and disruptive the future will be than even the most outrageous pundits and prognosticators of the future. Reading and listening to their ideas borders on sci-fi, but it’s not fiction, it’s very, very real and it makes most fiction look tame; that’s what makes it so exciting.

As I was growing up I’d often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of 100, saw more change in her lifetime than I’d ever possibly see. Turns […]
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Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Is this is the next big thing under the heading of Entrepreneurship?

Technological disruption is shattering all those truisms we’ve held on to for so long: Social media has cast new meaning on the phrase, “A stranger is just a friend you’ve never met.”

But here is a truism that seems impervious to all this technological disruption: “You can’t capture lightning in a bottle.” We generally understand this to mean that genius can’t be shackled and turned into a process. Brilliant ideas will happen on their own, not pulled from the mind under duress.

Yet there is a growing community of entrepreneurs and academics who think that genius can be distilled into a process. What if lightning could be captured in a bottle? What if the exasperating pursuit of breakthrough ideas and technologies could be distilled into the push of a button or an act as simple as scrolling through an app like Instagram?

Technological disruption is shattering all those truisms we’ve held on to for so long: Social media has cast new meaning on the phrase, “A stranger is just a friend you’ve never met.” The explosion in cryptocurrencies has made expressions like “Another day, another dollar” somewhat antiquated. And if you’ve […]
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Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Come 2020, Toyota will begin testing its own self-driving electric cars. However, instead of simply being autonomous, they’ll also come equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) capable of having a back-and-forth conversation with the driver.

Toyota will begin testing its autonomous cars in 2020, which will be able to converse with their drivers to enhance the driving experience. The automaker’s cars will be able to track a user’s preferences, emotions, habits, and more. Bonding With Your Car Come 2020, Toyota will begin testing its […]
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