Well, another interesting fact reported by Heffernan is that 85% of executives, surveyed in Europe and the States, said there were issues and concerns in their working environments they were too afraid to report. Why? Because they felt they were bound to lose the ensuing arguments. So what have been some of the consequences of this socially mandated silence, particularly in corporate and organizational life? Could the Bhopals and the Chernobyls of this world have been averted if individuals in the know had had the courage to speak up.
Might it now be time to openly question the value of a college education
? With the walloping non-stop increase in tuition costs, it sure seems like we've entered an education bubble that will leave many in mega debt with no prospect for even an ho-hum career. Latest reports indicate that 53% of recent college grads are either unemployed or working at a job that does not require a college degree. There are more than 100,000 janitors in the U.S. with college degrees and 16,000 parking lot attendants.
Several companies, including Coursera and Khan Academy, offer lectures taught by world-class professors. You can learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. Or, go online to Homepage
for free short lectures from some of the smartest people you'll ever meet.
Speaker preparation is rigorous, and speakers can't bring notes and read from any papers. Speakers can't use the TED talk to promote what they have to sell. The goal is choosing speakers that focus on changing the world. So they can't be speaking about a book they wrote to try to sell you copies, for example.
Wikimedia - have you ever found yourself on Wikipedia to look up one thing, and clicking around to other things? Well the wikimedia project hosts several projects, including Wikiversity which is like a wikipedia-style web of text, pictures, video and audio that can be used to learn in a way that almost mimics the university experience, as far as providing class outlines, syllabi, and organized lessons. Wikiversity does not provide beer or make you want to sleep until noon.
But nothing is permanent. And today's technology creates abundance. She detailed how the drawings that used to be wrapped in non-acidic paper, and stored flat can now be scanned. I bought from her an original watercolor measuring twelve by eighteen inches. Who knows, this same piece may end up forty-eight by seventy-two above a queen size bed in a Palm Beach Hotel. And I hope it does.
High school students will benefit greatly from the use of this app. This app is built to cater to the specific needs of school students. It offers a number of features that allow students to take care of particular tasks. For instance, it follows up on homework, summarizes schedules, tracks grades and backs up data.
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and patterns of health-events, health-characteristics and their causes or influences in well-defined populations. It is the cornerstone method of public health research and practice, and helps inform policy decisions and evidence based medicine by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventative medicine and public policies. Epidemiologists are involved in the design of studies, collection and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results and occasional systematic review. Epidemiology has significantly contributed to the methodology used in clinical research, public health studies and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences.
With no prospects for the future, is it any wonder that so many college grads feel lost. This isn't the way it was supposed to be. Higher education was supposed to be the best investment one could make to guarantee a solid future. Any wonder that they feel cheated?
How do you start to get ready for something like that? The first step is to make sure that you have something interesting to talk about. Do not be boring! Instead, take the time to pick a topic that is thought-provoking. You want to be able to capture your audience's attention from the start.