Authors discuss what makes a ‘super course’

Image:  Ken Bain believes that the best new idea in education is not to find better ways to use technology. He believes in courses — "super courses," he calls them — that will transform the teaching and learning experience. With Marsha Marshall Bain, his longtime collaborator, he explores these courses in Super Courses: The Future […]

Jobs To Be Done

In this chapter, you’ll learn about these plays: How to create a jobs-driven roadmapUsing job stories to solve specific design problemsHow to architect the structure of a solutionTesting assumptions directed by JTBD A software company I once worked for held what were called “hackweeks” once a quarter. This was a time for developers to work […]

Talent and culture are the new growth drivers, says Abhijit Bhaduri, former Chief Learning Officer at Wipro

One of the top influential HR leaders with a comprehensive understanding of businesses and talent, Abhijit Bhaduri is a strategic advisor to business leaders and organisations in transition, an executive coach to leaders on building a culture that attracts talent necessary to drive growth and is rated among the top 10 learning experts globally. He […]

Sneaky Assignments

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean   When I taught American Government at DeVry — yes, that happened — a dispiriting number of students took the class under duress.  It fit their schedule and checked a box.  After getting over the shock of that, I realized that it was up to me to win them […]

Bustin’ a Few Myths About the FIRE Movement

Bustin’ a Few Myths About the FIRE Movement For every “movement” where a group of people band together and try to improve their lives, there will always be a handful of nay-sayers trying to discredit the cause. The financial independence FIRE movement has a bunch of these haters. And while some concerns about early retirement […]

Retaining critical knowledge – how to ensure business continuity during times of layoff and churn

When highly-skilled experts, engineers, and managers leave their organisations, they take with them years of hard-earned, experience-based knowledge. Though a competitive advantage, such knowledge is often undocumented, and losing it leads to serious setbacks during layoffs, retirement, departures, M&A activity, and transfers. Frameworks, checklists, tools, and case studies of core knowledge retention are well explained […]