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Education Isn’t What it Used to be Part 2

Every education system in the world is being reformed at the moment. And it’s not enough. Reform is no use anymore.  Because that’s simply improving a broken model.  What we need … is not evolution but a revolution in education. – Sir Ken Robinson — So, where were we? Ah yes.  Degrees. My point in saying that degrees are not worth what they used to be worth is not to... read more

Education Isn’t What it Used to be

In the next thirty years, according to UNESCO, more people worldwide will be graduating through education since the beginning of history.  And it’s the combination of … technology and its transformation effect of work, and demography and the huge explosion in population.  Suddenly, degrees aren’t worth anything. – Sir Ken Robinson — To be frank, this is going to be a very... read more

Figure Out What You Want

You can’t ask for what you want unless you know what it is. A lot of people don’t know what they want or they want much less than they deserve. First you have figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And, fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it. – Barbara De Angelis — If you read the articles on... read more

Input

What you put into yourself in any way is what you get out.  Put in trash, receive trash.  Put in gold and… well you’ll probably have to take a visit to the emergency room, but you get the idea. – Thomas James — Okay, so I fudged the quote.  I wasn’t able to find anything famous quotes about, so I made one myself.  I will leave it up to the quotation guru’s of the... read more

There’s No End-Game to Success

Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. – Greg Anderson — It occurred to me recently that most of us talk about success, money and indeed even life as if there is some grand destination at the end that all of humanity is racing towards. But… there isn’t. When you finally start making a success of working at what... read more

How to Become an Inverse Paranoid

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. – J. D. Salinger — I trust that you’re familiar with the concept of paranoia.  You know, always thinking that people are out to get you, worried about conspiricies that will end in your ultimate demise, that kind of thing. Breaking down paranoia to it’s most base element though, it is simply always... read more

Pay Yourself First

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. –Ayn Rand — I talked recently about the effects of debt on your pocket book, and more specifically about how credit card companies and bank loans can have you paying twice or sometimes even thrice the price of the item you initially bought.  It was not a pretty picture, but I hope it was... read more
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