Education Improvement Resources
PurpleLetter.org is a very cool website that allows you to get your voice heard! Within minutes you can write and send a first-class letter to government officials, members of the media and any other difference maker. This means you can reach Congress, the Senate, Obama, New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, Joh Stewart, Glenn Beck, etc. with your voice in minutes. Just imagine being able to write an elected official and carbon copy your local newspaper and your favorite TV pundit. Folks, this is powerful stuff. And if that is not enough, we also allow you to post your letter (anonymously or not) to our Letter Gallery for all to see and weigh in on.
Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit–And You Should Too
Telling your employees to quit might be the best way to keep them (the good ones, anyway).
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.
The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make
Expert thinkers gathered to investigate what is necessary today to develop the leaders we need for tomorrow.
ASU: Office of the President
Stay updated with ASU’s latest initiatives and events
From the Office of the President. Who to contact regarding issues within the university
Request Crow’s Attendance
How to request President Crow’s attendance/participation at an event or meeting
ASU’s various social media outlets
Edson @ ASU
Are you a student at ASU? Do you have a business venture you want to accelerate? Apply for Edson. Winners receive up to $20,000 in funding, office space at SkySong, and access to mentors.
Tillman Scholars at ASU
Scholars learn how to use effective leadership skills in a dynamic world, address the tough challenges faced by our communities, and mobilize resources in order to face these challenges.
Ignite Phoenix is an information exchange for fostering and inspiring Phoenix’s creative community. In one evening, you hear 18 passionate speakers from our creative, technical, and business communities talking about their current projects or favorite ideas for just five minutes
Entrepreneurship at ASU
Stay updated with the latest news and events at ASU
All the networking events in the valley
Cartel Coffee Lab
Where creatives go to work.. and drink coffee
Gangplank is a group of connected individuals and small businesses creating an economy of innovation and creativity in the Valley. Feel free to walk in, sit at an open desk and start working.
Want to get inside the mind of a venture capitalist? Hear from Fred Wilson
He is possibly one of the most influential marketers alive. Excellent and short daily posts which are worth subscribing to.
Thousands of short instructional videos on subjects ranging from math, finance, history, physics, to banking. An amazing resource to reinforce and review lessons learned in school.
The Personal MBA
A project designed to help you educate yourself about advanced business concepts on your own terms. Instead of mortgaging your life to go to business school, it’s possible to dramatically increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost – without setting foot inside a classroom. This website will teach you how.
MIT Open Courseware
Want to take a course from MIT, for free? This is an open online portal to MITs courses on almost any subject you crave.
Derek Sivers Reading List
Short summaries and full notes from some of the best books ever written
Ramit Sethi: I Will Teach You To Be Rich
I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a community focused on personal finance and entrepreneurship for college students, recent college grads, and everyone else. It hosts over 250,000 readers per month and 30,000+ newsletter subscribers. It’s been featured in most major media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR, ABC News, and CNBC.
Harvard Extension School
Classes are open to any student up to the challenge. You don’t have to be in a degree program to enroll. Whatever your goals or experience, the only general requirement is a true commitment to learning. - Want to get into Harvard without going through the application process? This is how
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Want to condense two years of college into 6 months? This is how. Earn credit for knowledge you’ve acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships.
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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”
After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret.
In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.
People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.
At TEDxBoston, Seth Priebatsch looks at the next layer in progress: the “game layer,” a pervasive net of behavior-steering game dynamics that will reshape education and commerce.
A good TED talk from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about why women aren’t leading in the world.
The author of “When China Rules the World,” he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become.
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