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SoulCycle: A model for all startups?

“SoulCycle, an indoor cycling studio, launched in New York City in 2006 and will have expanded to 55 locations by the end of 2015. Hockey stick growth. 15 more words

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A New Theory of Distraction

““At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, in 1839. 20 more words

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The Really Big One

“When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, in the city of Kashiwa, at an international meeting on seismology. 13 more words

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What’s the Point of a Professor?

“ATLANTA — IN the coming weeks, two million Americans will earn a bachelor’s degree and either join the work force or head to graduate school. They will be joyous that day, and they will remember fondly the schools they attended.”

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MOOCs Emerge As Disruptors To Corporate Learning

“Three years ago, Thomas Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist for the New York Times wrote the forward looking column Come The Revolution where he summed up the disruption of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on higher education in this way: “Big breakthroughs happen when what is sudd”

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A New Theory of Distraction

““At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, in 1839. 20 more words

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Viv Will Replace Your Smartphone With Your Fridge and Then Take Over the World

“An anonymous green V marks the door of an ordinary office in downtown San Jose, California—inside, just a pool table, whiteboards scrawled with formulas, a dozen programmers working at computers with Nerf guns at their sides. 11 more words

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