Sal Khan is No.7 of the most creative people in business 2011

Sal Khan | Most Creative People 2011 | Fast Company

 

The kids in Ms. Cadwell’s seventh-grade remedial math class at Egan Jr. High in Los Altos, California, are doing things differently this year. They solve problems at their own pace, using a computer program that gives them instant feedback, charts their progress, and rewards them when they get 10 correct answers in a row. Instead of listening to the teacher lecture about dividing fractions, they learn from short videos that they can pause and rewind. They progress very quickly — more than doubling their scores on an exit exam in just the first 12 weeks of this pilot project. Students earn badges for solving problems rapidly and accurately, and for working hard to master a concept. It’s “like a game,” says John Martinez, 13. “It’s kind of an addiction — you want a ton of badges.”

The man behind this remarkable venture is an unabashedly geeky former hedge-fund analyst and star high-school mathlete named Sal Khan. The mission of his not-for-profit Khan Academy is “to deliver a world-class education to anyone anywhere.”

Being in the top 10 is cool enough, though I would have loved to see him in the top 3! Congratulations! His Academy rocks and is a living example how simple, but engaging e-learning could be ….

 

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websensei on May 30th 2011 in Innovation, Leadership

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

again nicely animated scientific findings.

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websensei on April 19th 2011 in Leadership

Is there hope in reverse thinking?

This is a repost from B-original.me My personal reflections on nearly everything

We had a long discussion about ethics and public relations in our last course. Soon after the dialogue, which I left with the impression of a constant level of resignation within the students group I stumbled upon this video on youtube. 15.219.739 views until today. Maybe there is hope for the lost generation, if we choose to reverse it. It made me think (and of course already act every day). How about you?

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websensei on April 17th 2011 in Editorial

How Great Companies Get Their Mojo

This is a repost from B-original.me – My personal reflections on nearly everything.

Watch Chip Conley on TED.com: “When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count. He creates joyful hotels, where he hopes his employees, customers and investors alike can realize their full potential.”
I finished reading his book “Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow“. I was truly inspired by his ideas and I introduce the essential meaning and methods to my students in entrepreneurship as well as corporate communication.

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websensei on April 16th 2011 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Public Relations