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Mathieu Plourde

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Mathieu Plourde

What I Learned from Trying to Innovate at the New York Times - 0 views

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    "Organizations that pursue strategies like these have what I call the Ecosystem Mindset. All startups have it, while almost no big companies do. It's an understanding that your organization is not a bounded entity, complete unto itself, but part of a wider ecosystem. It comes with an implicit understanding that the solutions to your key challenges are not all inside the building, but are out there - and that you must locate and interact with them to thrive."
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5 African e-learning startups to watch - 0 views

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    "Online learning platforms are increasingly big business in Africa, as innovators look to tackle the lack of access to and poor quality of education on the continent. Governments and large corporates are getting involved in the space, but there are a number of startups across the continent coming up with exciting ideas and getting funded to bring them to scale. Here are five of the best."
Mathieu Plourde

5 reasons why Ello isn't the second coming of Facebook | PCWorld - 0 views

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    But Facebook is the network Ello wants to kill. Its manifesto is straightforward: "You are not a product." Ello is ad-free and doesn't believe in tracking your activity to sell to advertisers. But that isn't why Ello is popular. The network is invite-only, which is driving demand. People who have signed up are inviting their friends en masse to make the site worth using.
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Peter Thiel Says Computers Haven't Made Our Lives Significantly Better - 0 views

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    "Progress in computers and the Internet helps with communications, and it's enabled us to make things far more efficient. On the other hand, most other fields of engineering have been bad things to go into since the 1970s: nuclear engineering, aero- and astronautical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, even electrical engineering. We are living in a material world, so that's pretty big to miss out on. I don't think we're living in an incredibly fast technological age."
Mathieu Plourde

Minerva, The Future of College? - 1 views

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    ""My entire critique of higher education started with curricular reform at Penn," he says. "General education is nonexistent. It's effectively a buffet, and when you have a noncurated academic experience, you effectively don't get educated. You get a random collection of information. Liberal-arts education is about developing the intellectual capacity of the individual, and learning to be a productive member of society. And you cannot do that without a curriculum.""
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Flashnotes - Studying Pays - 0 views

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    At Flashnotes we didn't invent the concept of students working together, we just made sharing notes and knowledge with your classmates better.
Mathieu Plourde

How much Kno sold for & why it failed - Tech News and Analysis - 0 views

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    "Kno, in many ways is a case study in Silicon Valley hubris, where white-boarding and theoretical thinking doesn't always match up with the reality of the real world. A book publishing industry insider pointed out that Kno was trying to solve a problem that wasn't acute enough for the publishers and the end customers - students. It was a problem Kno wanted to solve for Kno."
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The Future Is Here, It's Just Not Evenly Distributed - 0 views

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    I remembered it this morning when I drove past a Google self-driving car and then again a few minutes later when a Tesla whipped past me and a third time during the same commute when I dictated an email to my mobile phone. Sometimes living in the Bay Area does feel like the living in future. But to Gibson's point, not every region can claim to have self-driving cars on its highways or electric car ownership or smart phone penetration rates as high as the Bay Area. Why not?
Mathieu Plourde

Profits, Lies, and Education Innovation - 0 views

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    "Haters can keep hating, but the train has left the station. You can either get on board and help streamline its direction, or you can stand in its way and incrementally slow it down as it plows right through you," threatens Segal.
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