Category: Education

Recent read: “Colleges Are No Match for American Poverty”

A fascinating read on Amarillo College in Texas by Marcella Bombardier on Atlantic.com. Some highlights:   The school of 10,000 students has an emergency fund that can cut a check […]

Making the Case Against A College Education

It’s not often that one comes across a passionate and well-argued case against higher education written by a university Professor, but that’s exactly what’s in the new issue of The […]

Recent Read: “Don’t Shun Conservative Professors”

In case you missed it, Arthur C. Brooks has a solid op-ed in the New York Time on academic intellectual freedom. Some highlights: These days, the news is full of sensational stories […]

Neurodiversity: We Need to Think Differently About People Who Think Differently

HBR has what I think is their first ever piece on the topic of neurodiversity as a competitive advantage.  I recently had the chance to speak with Rajesh Anandan, co-founder and […]

Harvard’s money managers get a (very) public scolding.

(Ed: This couldn’t be said in private?) The Urgency of the Present Sub-par endowment returns are one of the greatest threats to Harvard today By THE CRIMSON EDITORIAL BOARD September […]

It’s Time to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education

2015 was a tumultuous year for higher education, and I doubt 2016 will be much different. Higher education, especially in America, is going through the most dramatic evolution in its modern history, and […]

MIT Just Changed Higher Education Forever — At Last

Yesterday MIT made a quiet announcement that could turn out to be a remarkable milestone in the history of modern higher education. MIT President L. Rafael Reif made the announcement, which […]

Tomorrow’s Jobs Demand We Reinvent Mathematical Education Today

“In the future, there will be only two kinds of people: people who know math and people who work for them.” These words were said to me a few years ago by […]

Are Our Best and Brightest Also Our Least Productive?

A second-year MBA student at a top-five business school recently wrote to me for advice about career choice and whether he should go into finance or management consulting. His ultimate goal, […]

No More eMBAs for China’s Political Elite

The FT ran a short but interesting piece today on the latest target of Xi Jinping’s dramatic anti-corruption campaign. The latest target is not fancy cars or expensive vacation homes. […]