When writing, get to the point

In school you learn about proper writing.  That has some value. But I’ve found the most important use of writing in the modern business context is to get through the barrage of information and clearly articulate a point. Proper writing is important, but getting your information opened, understood, and responded to involves far more than […]
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Don’t go to college: an interview on Praxis

Good friend and collaborator T.K. Coleman invited me on his show, “Conversations with FiFi & T.K.” to talk about Praxis and why traditional education doesn’t cut it any more.  We had a great conversation and I got to field some good questions about the Praxis idea.  Made me all the more excited for the start […]
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What Can You Expect From Your Praxis Business Partner Experience?

Praxis participants gain an amazing amount of knowledge and networking from the curriculum and Praxis activities. But to me, the thing that differentiates Praxis from all other educational opportunities is the business partner experience. This is not a traditional internship, where you hope to impress a potential future employer by buffing up your resume. This […]
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Be Radically Practical

There’s an assumption that practical and radical are on opposite ends of the spectrum.  Sometimes, the reverse is true.  The most practical things can be the most radical. Radical means outside the status quo; something not often done or considered; something beyond the social mores and institutions of the day.  Practical means something that’s efficient at […]
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Praxis in the News

We’ve been popping up in stories about disruptive innovations in education and career preparation. The Daily Caller – As college costs increase, alternatives arise Capitol Confidential – As ‘Higher Education Bubble’ Accelerates, Alternatives Emerge The Freeman – Is There a Viable Alternative to College? MLive – Do cab drivers need college loans? OZY – College Not for You? He […]
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Now is the Time

These are exciting times in education and career training. The landscape is changing, and everyone knows it. College degrees are still expected by most employers, but the trend is in the other direction. Some of the most interesting companies don’t care. They want something that stands out and signals real value. Online education is exploding. […]
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You’re Worth More Than College

When I was in college, I couldn’t believe how inefficient the whole thing was. I loved some of my classes, especially philosophy. I loved my job, where I worked around 30 hours a week while taking 15 to 20 credits a semester. The problem was that everything I learned of value I taught myself because […]
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