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What is Adaptive Learning?

As emerging technologies and methodologies reshape corporate training, one phrase “adaptive learning” is among the biggest of the buzzwords. I get asked all the time what exactly “adaptive learning” means. Most know the technology has something to do with e-learning, personalized education, micro-learning, badging, gamification, cloud-based learning, etc. But what does it really mean? How feasible is it to...

Hitting your SAAS Sales Goals – Get the basics down first

I often speak to early SAAS companies with bold Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) or Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) targets and my advice to them is consistent which I will dispense below [personal advice – take it or leave it.] Do not hire to Sr. to early once you have raised capital / have access to capital.  Co-founders are always excited to hire a sr. sales role after they have access to capital....

Disruption in Retail Real Estate

Maybe a better title for this post is what happens to retail real estate in the future? There are two ways that retail is being disrupted as we speak: New entrants are bypassing retail channels via a having better online experience and by taking advantage of companies who provide delivery as a service (thats tech talk for Fedex & UPS) that are available.  The image below highlights web companies that are...

Disruption in Higher Education

I am seeing so many things to be excited about in the field of higher education that I wanted to share a few that have been in the headlines recently.  These are all creating the opportunity for thousands of people to have upward mobility and get an education with less risk. 1. ASU Global Freshman Academy – Take the basic freshman classes online for free and only pay if you want the credit, once you have...

Startup journey*

I have the good fortune of meeting and spending time with early stage companies that are trying to solve big problems that can help to positively impact the world and working with a great team of partners. When in conversations, I find myself repeating the same advice, which I wanted to outline in the hope that it could be helpful for others. I am not claiming originality for any of it, as I have had and continue...

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