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Why Engineering Majors Change Their Minds

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. If we want our country and economy to get back on track we need to fix the education system for math and science related degrees. It’s simple really and everyone knows it. Growth happens when people build and sell things. In an age of high tech innovation those “growth” building blocks rely squarely on the skills acquired in a science, technology, math …

Dear Ambassadors and Respected Representatives of UW-Madison and Education – A Year in Review

Over a year ago I wrote an open letter to several faculty members of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In the letter I voiced my concerns over the broken admissions process and broken academic protocols within the school and within other universities. I also discussed the importance of building a network and more importantly, maintaining the health of that network. Well, this past weekend I …

The internet is growing up. Please welcome NYTimes to Social Media and the Social Internet

Consider this (courtesy of Wikipedia): September 18, 1851 – The New York Times was founded (although originally named New-York Daily Times).Newspaper. 1995 – The Times has a strong web presence and is ranked one of the top sites. The content is generated by the Times staff. March, 2005 – The New York Times Website has 555 Million page views. Content is still generated by Times staff. 2008 – The domain nytimes.com attracts at least 146 million visitors annually according to a Compete.com study. …