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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...

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...

Mobile Winners

“Mobile First” has been floating around for the past few years and below is my attempt to apply thought to the best use of a rubric for business models in the mobile space. I have been teaching when to think mobile (as blanket rules like “mobile first” usually have holes in them) for the past five years at USC and I am now watching great business being built around it. My Mobile vs. Internet...

State of the Internet report 2012

Always interesting from Mary Meeker: 2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update from Kleiner Perkins Caufield &...

Mixing of Retail and eCommerce

We are starting to see new traditionally offline industries popup online.  Since eCommerce has been around for 15+ years, these are some of the latecomers. Some characteristics of the types of businesses that I am referring to (and describe below) are still primarily driving people into stores because: Goods are  difficult to return because of  size, customization or goods that carry strong...

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