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How Brands and Start-Ups Can Work Together

There has been a lot of talk in the press and countless conference presentations about working with start-ups. These are often no more than beauty shows and case studies of work that has been commissioned and run are in short supply. VioletaTodorova has been instrumental in driving out NextTechNow initiative that has run 60 projects for 29 brands in the UK. I caught up with her to find out what she has learnt from creating partnerships between brands and start-ups. (I have lightly edited our conversation but typos are all my own)

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Transformational Learning

Having studied learning for many years, and after writing over a hundred articles about learning over the past year, I have come to believe that there are two types of learning: training, and transformation. Training involves teaching to meet particular goals. These goals, as outlined by Bjork (1994) include:

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Don’t Use Data Like Rousseau Paints Tigers

One of my favourite picture in the National Gallery is 'Tiger in a tropical storm' by Henri Rousseau. It shows a tiger stalking an unseen prey in a rain lashed jungle. It’s a wonderfully vibrant evocative image.

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The Role of Higher Order Thinking Skills on Moral Development

At one time moral development was one of the central missions of higher education. Somehow, this part of the role of higher education got lost. Education was separated from religion, morals became ethics and what was lost was the responsibility of higher education to bring goodness to society. Education has become valueless as far as instilling in students what makes citizens, and people in general, good people.

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Under-Communicating: Apparently A Norm

I read an article by a respected voice in business, giving advice on how things will change from college to business. Out of the many insightful tips, one thing-which is true-made me think.

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Higher Order Thinking and Leadership

There has been much written about leadership and leaders, but what about the interaction between higher order thinking and leadership. If we want to cultivate good leadership, we need to understand what role higher order thinking plays.

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No, Being at Work on Time is not a Priority

Today I lost my keys. Of course, I didn’t clear fifteen minutes ahead of time to look for them because none of us ever anticipate losing our keys. Others of us have better excuses for getting to work late: we had to drop of the kids at school and they were late getting out of the house, or, I haven’t been sleeping because my mom is in the hospital and I know it means a lot to be there for her. And sometimes we have the classic reason that everyone natural assumes is an excuse representative of someone with poor time management skills or who is lazy: my alarm didn’t go off or I overslept my alarm.