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This Is Bill and Melinda Gates’ Prediction for the Future of Online Education

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While online education has been gaining traction in America for roughly 15 years, the inevitable maturation and spread of this technology into developing countries is bound to spark a revolution. That was a key takeaway from a letter penned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — which, with an endowment of $42.3 billion, represents one of the largest private foundations on earth. On this, its 15th anniversary, the Foundation…

4 Great Reasons to Join Entrepreneurial Organizations

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Image credit:Lars Plougmann | Flickr Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely pursuit. Sure, you might have employees or you might spend your days surrounded by other customers at the coffee shops you work out of, but when it comes down to your business’s ultimate success or failure, you’re on your own. To make matters worse, it can be hard to explain the challenges that the solo nature of this…

This Startup Veteran Is Paying it Forward With a Free Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs

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Image credit:Andrew's Roadmaps After being granted the first-ever patent in the realm of social networking and selling his first startup — a Facebook predecessor called sixdegrees — for $125 million, New York-based serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich is looking to pay his good fortune forward. In a bid to build the premiere educational program for entrepreneurs, Weinreich has created Andrew’s Roadmaps, a two-day boot camp for early-stage startups. The free event,…

What Really Affects Your Ability to Make Money

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Image credit:Peter Thoeny – Quality HDR Photography | Flickr Each quarter, our recruiting firm receives upwards of 33,000 resumes from all levels of sales and marketing job seekers from all over the U.S.  Nearly every income bracket, education level and age is consistently represented. Over the course of the past decade, I’ve spent time analyzing why some individuals can sustain on-going monetary success. For instance, why is Sally making 35%…

How This Couple Created the Largest Tutor Doctor Office in the World

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Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re honoring power couples in franchising. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com. Jon-Anthony and Clarissa Lui didn't plan on going into business together. The couple was dating when Jon-Anthony took over his first Tutor Doctor location, and Clarissa would step in to lend a hand behind…

4 Ways Technology Is Making Education More Affordable and Available

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Image credit:Kim Cofino | Flickr When Sal Khan agreed to help tutor his niece in middle school math, he had no idea he was embarking on a journey that would lead to the creation of Khan Academy, a nonprofit that offers “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” Using free digital tools such as YouTube and Yahoo! Messenger, Khan successfully helped his niece get into the advanced math track at…

Carnegie Mellon Mistakenly Accepts — Then Rejects — 800 Grad School Students

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Image credit:Brian Talbot | Flickr The college admissions process can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster — especially, it turns out, when you apply to Carnegie Mellon. The Pittsburgh university revealed yesterday that it had erroneously admitted 800 students to its highly selective Master of Science in Computer Science program — which ranks as the number one program of its kind in the world, according to U.S. News &…

Applying Entrepreneurial Thinking to Get a Job

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Image credit:-DiMiTRi- | Flickr The foundation in American society is a landslide of shifting/failing/(insert word here) education. The existing model isn’t sustainable in the current environment — not because the educators are doing a bad job or that the institutions are necessarily problematic, although those things could be factors. Rather, the issue is a derivative effect of the Internet, globalization, economic collapse, and ultimately failures in leadership due to lack…