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I Want My Twitter TV! | Fast Company
""Turns out, not everyone wants to use Twitter on television the same way," Sladden says. "Revenge of the liberal-arts majors" might be the best way to describe the method that the media team uses to help partners figure out how best to use Twitter. "Robin will lead a design-oriented brainstorm session to try to tease out in their own words what that relationship will be and what that creative potential is," Sladden says. "It's anthropology, learning their tribal language. It's better when it's native to you, but you can crack the code if you listen, ask good questions, and care enough to understand.""
cloesladden  robinsloan  rosshoffman  twitter  media  tv  television  2010  fastcompany  socialmedia  entertainment  convergence  newliberalarts  liberalarts  anthropology  listening  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
F*** The Boomers, Screw the X-ers, Give Gen Y Power Now | Co. [Bruce Nussbaum likes his brushes broad.]
"After observing most visitors to MOMA & Met hated audio headphones--bad information, interrupted socializing & annoying technology--a group of students from Parsons decided to re-design the experience. They created a prototype iPhone app called The Museum: A New Social Experience, combining exhibition images, detailed information about the works, links to expert video conversations and consumer comments. Use it while you’re there, share it with your friends, & return to the exhibition forever after. The 19, 20 & 21-year-olds designed a better learning experience than a generation of museum designers. My thought? If they could only be empowered to design a new university….
boomers  generationx  genx  geny  fastcompany  design  generations  generationalstrife  brucenussbaum  generationy  power  control  technology  johnseelybrown  millennials  education  babyboomers 
july 2010 by robertogreco
How Startl Is Hacking Education From the Outside In | Fast Company
"What would happen if you took the principles of a startup incubator like Y Combinator and applied it to improving education? A new philanthropic venture called Startl aims to find out. The non-profit startup accelerator is being backed by some of the world's best-known foundations (Gates, Hewlett, MacArthur), and has for-profit partners including IDEO, DreamIT Ventures, and investment bankers Berkeley & Noyes. Startl is entirely focused on educational entrepreneurs. Co-founder and Managing director Phoenix Wang, formerly of Accenture Consulting, iVillage, and then the Hewlett Foundation, is holding the organization's first five-day "bootcamp" for ideas in mobile learning from March 15-19. Fast Company caught up with Wang to learn more and find out what's coming next."
education  fastcompany  innovation  socialenterprise  technology  interview  startl 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Business School for KaosPilots | Fast Company
"Unlike traditional business schools, nearly 30% of the training program focuses on developing each student's "inner pilot," using assertiveness training, stress prevention, group dynamics, and physical training."
århus  education  learning  kaospilots  fastcompany  uffeelbaek  altgdp  business  entrepreneurship  denmark  scandinavia  universities  social  mba  alternative  gamechanging 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Change Agent - Issue 31
"next time you review résumés, try ignoring all of "perfectly qualified" applicants...disqualify everyone who is clearly competent to do the job at hand...Don't hire people w/ experience at another airline unless you're sure that they can unlearn what they've learned at that other airline. "Competence" is too often another word for "bad attitude." Instead, find serial incompetents - folks who are quick enough to master a task & restless enough to try something new. The zoomers...Competent people resist change. Why? Because change threatens to make them less competent. And competent people like being competent. That's who they are, and sometimes that's all they've got. No wonder they're not in a hurry to rock the boat...In the face of change, the competent are helpless. It doesn't take a lot of time to change...to reinvent…or to redesign. No, it doesn't take time; it takes will. The will to change. The will to take a risk. The will to become incompetent – at least for a while."
sethgodin  innovation  change  productivity  gamechanging  learning  creativity  work  management  administration  leadership  business  philosophy  fastcompany  process  sociology  gtd  hiring  1999  reform  cv  unschooling  deschooling  unlearning 
october 2008 by robertogreco

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