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It got busy…/More coming…/Meet Valerie Lewis…

I left EXO U shortly after ISTE. Ormiboard lives on. After a whirl through SE Asia with my bride, which concluded in our epic move back to Asheville just in time for my birthday, I’ve set a goal to catch up on writing/blogging during November. PS I wrote a book – in the process of…

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Why I Dropped Out… Again

I’ve never been ashamed of my education, but it’s a tricky topic in business circles. That’s because I dropped out. Not once, not twice, but three times before reaching 25. I don’t suggest it others, and it’s potentially the most dangerous life decision you can make. But in my case, for unusual reasons, I got…

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Learning to Swim: Social Media and the New Human experience

My kids are learning to swim. The eldest (age 10) is proudly leaping off diving boards into deep waters, while my youngest (age 5) splashes around the shallow end, aided by buoyant technologies. The middle child (age 8) makes do with his new territory, somewhere in the middle. I watch these 3 different styles and…

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6 ways to spot a blaming culture, and 6 ways to solve it

What is a blaming culture? Many of the most creative and fair managers I’ve worked with misunderstand the term to mean “a culture in which people blame others, internally or externally, often.” But the real symptoms are much more subtle. According to Todd Henry, this is because our stereotypical concepts of blaming behavior rarely show…

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Happy birthday macintosh

“Children, today is a very special day. You are about to see something that will change your lives forever”. That was my 5th grade Teacher, Mrs. Knight. She had pulled the shades to dim the light, rolled the computer on a cart into the middle of the room, plugged it in, and turned it on.…

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EXO U announces new VP of Marketing to join its executive team

MONTREAL, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – EXO U Inc. (“EXO U” or the “Corporation“) (TSXV: EXO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Bryan as its Vice President of Marketing. This appointment is a key part of the company’s ongoing drive to hire experienced and successful talent in the Education Technology space. Ian will be joining the business on…

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A vision for (teaching) STEM

For six weeks, from 9am to 3pm, twenty-two kids from twenty-two different schools across the Bay Area have been working together in small teams and then in team clusters. What happens at the end of six weeks? They launch a payload into near space. The payload? A Styrofoam cooler with an iPhone, a GoPro camera, a Labdisc,…

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What is the real impact of PR in K12? (depends on how you define PR)

Glen McCandless of Selling to Schools invited me onto his program to discuss PR in education: blind spots, opportunities and sales integration. Episode Overview: Public relations has taken the back seat to other types of lead generation education marketing for most companies in the K-12 market, especially with tight economic conditions. Many companies focus their PR efforts…

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