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5 ideas for America’s Educational System
June 22, 2010
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Keith Perske
The US has traditionally had an enviable and attractive educational system on most levels and a direct link can be drawn from that to much of our prosperity and innovative culture. But there is a lot of talk these days about American schools not being up to snuff when it comes to keeping the US competitive. And there is reason to worry. Certainly our educational standards have been threatened by rising standards in other countries. (There is even talk that ours have lowered.) But the main concern is simply a numbers game. For instance, the top 10% of students academically in India is equal to...
Work/Life Balance is wrong
June 17, 2010
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Keith Perske
This whole idea, even the term, “Work/Life Balance”, is wrong. It assumes that work and life are two different things – that there is a clear distinction between them. I’m not sure that was ever correct but it is now more incorrect than ever before. The last figures I saw showed that Americans are working more hours now than ever before and that American workers are at the top of hours worked per year compared to their peers in other developed countries in Asia and the EU. Adding to this, and part of my interest in the subject, is that technology now enables people to...
The Social Media for Business Gap
June 16, 2010
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Keith Perske
There is a gap in the marketplace. Where social media apps/functions like Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Wikis, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc. have proven themselves as valuable tools to keep people socially connected, there are a noticeable lack of tools that do the same thing for business. This will change. It must. As workers are physically distributed more and more through enabling technology and enlightened HR policies, the need to remain connected becomes more important than ever. The connection provided by current “social” apps is required for business. But businesses see the...
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