Will the Education Revolution Spill Over to Company Training?

  Thomas Friedman wrote in his column of May 15, 2012 about what he considered to be a revolution in higher education. It made me wonder if this revolution could spill over into company training. Perhaps you can help me decide. Friedman described a new, out-of-the-box, educational model that offers classes from institutions like Stanford …

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Average is No Longer Good Enough

In a piece published on January 27th, Thomas Friedman wrote about the effect that the ever increasing use of technology and the increasing global competition is having on unemployment in the U.S. His conclusion is that average is no longer good enough for American workers. Friedman says “In the past, workers with average skills, doing …

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The Troubled Economy: Lessons for HR

There certainly is no lack of news on the United States’ troubled economy. If you are in HR should you pay attention to what is going on? Most certainly because there are lessons for HR in what is occuring. My friend and fellow blogger Kris Dunn had a great post at The HR Capitalist  entitled 2 …

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Everyone Needs to be an Artisan Because the "Age of Average is Over"

Thomas Friedman wrote an interesting opinion piece this past Sunday. His title for it was The Election That Wasn’t. (In the Atlanta-Journal Constitution it was called Creating good jobs should be vital issue.) In his piece he asks the question “How do we generate the jobs needed to sustain ur middle class and pay for …

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