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Why You Should Strive to Be a Lifelong Learner

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Image credit:-DiMiTRi- | Flickr Many people wonder what they can do to become well-rounded and competitive while increase their rate of success. An often overlooked yet simple way to improve is to increase your knowledge by being a self-starter. Traditional, structured education is very important, yet much success is derived from highly motivated individuals that have dedicated their lives to the concept of lifelong learning. These individuals prioritize the creation of time in their busy lives each day…

4 Issues the 2016 Presidential Candidates Should Prioritize

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Image credit:Shutterstock It is still early in the 2016 race for the White House, but the battles have already started to rage — mostly with the pundits. And thanks to Donald Trump, the larger-than-life reality-show-celebrity-turned-presidential hopeful who is leading in two newsworthy categories — the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus and number of ways to offend the general population — we have no shortage of campaign news to follow. While Trump will almost certainly…

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

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Image credit:Luis Llerena | Unsplash There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past year, I've been learning to code. It's helped me to become a much better entrepreneur — I can dive in when my team needs to fix a…

Why Entrepreneurs Should Go Back to School

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Image credit:drpavloff | Flickr Kids aren’t the only ones who went back to school this month. Entrepreneurs, too, are heading back to the classroom and are reaping many benefits from breaking out their pencils and notebooks. Kyle Jensen, director of entrepreneurship programs at the Yale School of Management, says he’s seen many entrepreneurs return to school after starting a business in order to gain the formal education they may have…

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…

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…

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Workday Calmer and More Productive

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Image credit:Shutterstock We have become a culture of multi-taskers. Information is coming at us in all directions, and we have become accustomed to moving through life at a pace that is not natural to the human body. You can learn to slow down the pace — and even heighten your productivity — if you approach life from a more conscious perspective. By becoming more cognizant of what is going on…

How Business Leaders Can Best Respond to the Rise of Populism

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Image credit:Robert Daly | Getty Images When today makes its way into history books, or is recounted by those who lived it, what will the headline be? How will the story start? Will anyone, at any point, reflect on this period in time as “the good ol’ days”? You can’t read international headlines today without touching on the ups and downs of a volatile global economy, terrorism, failing security measures,…