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Living in the Limelight: An Entrepreneur’s Anthem

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Ever since I can remember, I’ve been passionate about rock music. And like many boys in the 1980s, I was a fan of the band, Rush. I distinctly remember the day I bought Moving Pictures, their breakout album and the first one I purchased with my own money. Upon arriving home, I laid the vinyl on our family room record player and out of the boxy speakers blasted the opening track, “Tom Sawyer”. The ‘A’ side of the album closed with “Limelight“, and I sat there so amazed at what I just heard that it took me a while before flipping over the record.

Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage.

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(Re)Inventing Adult Education

When it comes to education and its reform, adult learning has been – and remains – overlooked. Unlike primary and secondary education, adult ed lacks a designed process, defined structure, and dedicated institutions.

As adults, the only thing we know is why we should learn. We have to figure out on our own what to learn, how to learn, when to learn, and from whom.  As admirable as that may sound, it’s not the most efficient use of our precious time. Adult ed is a highly fragmented and self-directed pursuit and that needs to change.  It can and should have a designed process. Continue reading

A Peek into The Junto Institute: Class on Self-Awareness

Last Friday we held the first of 12 classes for Junto I, the initial cohort of The Junto Institute’s flagship program. The topic was self-awareness, one of four components of emotional intelligence (EI), the others being self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

The class was led by Cary Chessick, co-founder of Positivity and founder/former CEO of Restaurant.com. What he shared during the half-day session was based mostly on personal experiences and published research, all presented in the context of being an entrepreneur and company leader.   Continue reading