Posts Tagged 'innovation'

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A 21st Century Skill Set for Success

By Jennifer Janviere

With the recent academic year now behind us, the focus for new graduates shifts towards the future. For many young people with newly minted degrees, this will be the time to go out into the world equipped with ambition and enthusiasm as they search for that first full time job and begin climbing the career ladder.

With recent discussions in the media centering around the challenge faced by many young people to find meaningful employment, the topic of building an arsenal of versatile life and career skills is an especially relevant one. How can the educational system best equip young people to meet these challenges?

Recently, I ran across an interesting article in Forbes online written by contributor Erica Swallow that explored the shift from the skills traditionally taught by America’s educational system towards a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. The title of the article, “Why America’s Educational System is Obsolete” is clearly meant to be provocative, but the article raises some interesting points. Continue reading ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A 21st Century Skill Set for Success’

Remembering a Visionary

By Jennifer Janviere

Steve Jobs photo

Photo of Steve Jobs (source: Apple.com website)

Like many other people around the world, I was saddened by last week’s news of the death of Apple founder and leader Steve Jobs. Jobs left a legacy of innovation that inspired both artists and technophiles alike.

As the head of Apple, Jobs helped streamline technology in a way that integrated it into every part of everyday life. The company created not only innovative products but revolutionary business models for consuming media that changed the nature of how we buy music, watch movies and even communicate. Apple computers, tablets, phones and MP3 players are a staple of not just designers and artists but many students, educators and households as well. Continue reading ‘Remembering a Visionary’


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