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November 2016

Classroom Tech Delivers ‘No Noticeable Improvement’ in Student Performance, Study Finds

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Image credit:Peter Morgan | Flickr Technology may be infiltrating today’s classrooms, but a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) indicates that school computers are delivering no noticeable improvements to education on a global level — and, in many cases, have come to serve as impediments for students. The report looked at the performance of 15-year-old students in math, science and reading in 31 different countries…

The 3 Entrepreneurial Traits Kids Should Learn for a Successful Life

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Image credit:Shutterstock It was the entrepreneurial skills instilled in me by my grandfather at an early age that not only shaped my future path to success as an entrepreneur, but also built the parameters for my mindset and my life. When I became a father I knew I wanted to install those same values in my children, regardless of their chosen career path as adults, because whether your kids grow…

Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup’s Mission

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Image credit:AFRIpads One startup company is looking to make a difference in the lives of girls. To have a chance at success, most every child needs an education. But millions of girls in Africa skip up to one school day out of five – or almost a whole week every month. The reason is blunt: Many can’t afford or don’t have access to the sanitary products they need when they…

Marissa Mayer ‘Balked’ at Hiring Gwyneth Paltrow for Yahoo Food Because She Didn’t Graduate From College

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The best leaders are able to tread a tricky balance between reason and instinct. But for Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, these governing principles tend to be uniquely compartmentalized. When it comes to developing Yahoo’s apps, digital services and other tech products, the Google-reared Mayer is obsessive about data, surveys and metrics, according to a new tell-all by Nicholas Carlson entitled Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! But in honing…

For the Startup-Minded, Debating the Pros and Cons of College

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Image credit:Shutterstock Join Jason Saltzman at the Entrepreneur 360™ conference on Oct. 7 in New York City as he discusses why your startup should build a powerful community and how to do it. Register now. I hardly finished college. It seems silly at this point of my life to even be upset about it, but I was raised with the idea that you go to high school, you get good grades,…

Meet Dash and Dot, Robot Toys That Teach Kids How to Code

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Image credit:Wonder Workshop Reader Resource Get the working capital your business needs–learn more about Entrepreneur Lending, powered by CAN Capital » What's harder: shopping for the holidays or teaching your kids the basics of computer programming? A startup called Wonder Workshop is aiming to make both a little easier. Based in San Mateo, Calif., Wonder Workshop builds robots that help teach children age 5 and up how to code. Initially…

5 Ways to Sustain a Long-Term Career Focus

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Image credit:markus spiske | Flickr You've heard the analogy: Life is a marathon, not a sprint. But I believe life is more about consistent, long-term focus. It is about making the decision to run a marathon and then preparing, running, recovering and repeating the process several times over. With this in mind, consider the main achievements you really want to accomplish during your career. Then use these guidelines to stay focused on…

What Young People Must Know About Entrepreneurship

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Image credit:Jose Maria Cuellar | Flickr Do young people view entrepreneurship as a viable career option? Not according to a recent analysis by The Wall Street Journal that showed that only 3.6 percent of households headed by adults younger than 30 owned stakes in private companies. This figure represents a 24-year-low in young entrepreneurs. While media reports glamorize successful entrepreneurs such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, the WSJ…