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Grad2B Salute #2 – The Gates Foundation, Bill and Melinda

Grad2B Salute #2 – The Gates Foundation, Bill and Melinda
Can anyone gain enough personal power to change our world for the better? This is the second in our GRAD2B “Salute Series”— recognizing great educators and entrepreneurs from all periods of history, from all nations, and from all walks of life. These individuals— not necessarily...

Eat or Be Eaten – The Fitness Equation

Eat or Be Eaten – The Fitness Equation
Our planet is home to a terrifying savage zero-sum game, defined by finite resources. You were born into a shark tank— you must swim and hunt and feed, competing for resources, mates, space. On Earth, where creatures eat one another to maintain life, there is one great overriding mandate—...

Hedging Your Bet – The TOP TEN USA Industries

Hedging Your Bet – The TOP TEN USA Industries
Today is all about your career chances. Your life. Your chances to win or lose. Chances to rise or to fall, depending upon the degree you go after. Yes, chances. Whatever you decide to do, you are gambling, at the BIG Table of Life. Career choices are always a gamble. One of the biggest gambles...

Friends in High Places – Moving Up the “Down Ladder”

Friends in High Places – Moving Up the “Down Ladder”
The ladder to job security goes up, and it goes back down. You are either going up that ladder or going down. Maybe you are doing fine, a few rungs up the ladder. One day BAM. Your company fires half it’s employees, and there you go… slipping back down the rungs you worked so very hard...

Grad2B Salute #1 – Julius Rosenwald

Grad2B Salute #1 – Julius Rosenwald
Today, GRAD2B salutes JULIUS ROSENWALD. You’ve never heard of Julius Rosenwald until now. And yet, he changed life and democracy in the United States, profoundly for the better. Rosenwald used his education to become fabulously wealthily. And he used his wealth to create 5,000 free schools—...

Hard Times, Big Bang for the Buck — Community Colleges and Online Learning

Hard Times, Big Bang for the Buck — Community Colleges and Online Learning
Let’s talk about fear. About your diminishing chances to earn that degree, as jobs shrink, and money gets tighter and tighter. Let’s look the beast in the eye. Let’s talk about higher education affordability, in these vicious, tough economic times. The new annual College Board...

How Will You Be Judged?

How Will You Be Judged?
You are being evaluated. Every word out of your mouth. Every e-mail. Every single Twitter. Every time you speak, you are being personally judged by whoever hears you. Every time you write, people rate your intelligence by what they read. You are “on the record” in their mind. It’s...

Never Say Never — Get the College You Want!

Never Say Never — Get the College You Want!
“One year I had a student with a near-perfect SAT score and straight A’s. I’d originally put him in the submitted pile, but then we had to reduce the list. I reread his essays and frankly, they were just a little more boring than the other kids. So I cut him. Boring was the only justification that...

Surviving H1N1 (Online Classes)

Surviving H1N1 (Online Classes)
In the morning, you felt fine. You are dead that afternoon. You sneeze, you cough, you have to lie down, your lungs fill with your own fluids, and you drown. You’re sitting in a lecture. Or studying in your dorm. Or eating in the cafeteria. Someone sneezes. You kiss someone. You touch...

I-Pod MBA’s!

I-Pod MBA’s!
Got an I-Pod? Got an internet connection? No cash for a 2-year MBA? No more excuses for not getting that degree— higher education is in the palm of your hand. Where? Just look at your I-Pod. College lectures, seminars and conferences are right there. CNN reports that hundreds of universities...
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