Learning

Lifelong Learning

Why 2016 Should Be the Year of Lifelong Learning

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A decade ago, I decided I wanted to become a better writer. So I scoured stores and scanned Amazon until I had snapped up nearly every book that had the words “how to” and “write” in the title. While I devoured several books on writing non-fiction, many of the books I read were about how to write a novel (an aspiration I harbored at the time, but have since put on ice while I focus on getting my first non-fiction…

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Matches

Advice for High Schoolers on the Path to College

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It’s that time of year again. College acceptance — and rejection — letters from US colleges are stuffing the mailboxes of high school seniors. I remember very clearly when I was a senior in high school waiting for college decision letters to arrive. I obsessively looked in our mailbox each day to see if there was a bulging package sticking out, the kind that contained a crisp and welcoming letter of acceptance, attached to a stack of registration and orientation information. I also learned to expect the dreaded slim envelopes,…

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6 Things You Need To Know Before Applying to Business School

6 Things You Need To Know Before Applying To Business School

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BloombergBusinessweek published its biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs recently. How is the ranking calculated? 90% of their methodology is driven by two factors alone: student and recruiter satisfaction. But what do the results tell us? Ask an MBA student whether he likes his school and — surprise, surprise —  he’ll probably answer in the affirmative. Don’t ask whether he has attended other schools and would therefore be able to compare programs. Few students attend business school twice (unless they’ve attended both undergraduate…

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Glenn Leibowitz

Want To Remember Something? Take Notes By Hand

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My son started high school this week. As part of his back-to-school package of supplies, he received a new laptop, which the school requires all students from grades 6 through 12 to purchase. The laptops are not just meant for doing homework, either: they’re for use inside the classroom. I’m a fan of technology and a believer in the tremendous impact it can have on learning. But I also believe there are boundaries that need to be drawn. My biggest…

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