The Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs – Forbes

The Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs June 8, 2012

“Thousands of new college grads will enter the workforce this year, but with unemployment at 8.2% and underemployment near 18%, many will put off the taxing job search process and opt out of the weak job market to pursue graduate degrees.

With this in mind, Forbes set out to determine which master’s degrees would provide the best long-term opportunities, based on salary and employment outlook.”

Challenging Tim Jones’ challenges

The Top 10 Innovation Challenges for 2020

Haydn Shaughnessy

Forbes, June 12, 2011

“The global innovation community, at least that chunk represented by professional innovation managers, begins its annual get together today in Hamburg, Germany. One of the first presentations that passed my desk (courtesy of Chris Skinner in my LinkedIn network) was Tim Jones‘  Top 10 Innovation Challenges for 2020. Tim runs Future Agenda (as I write the link to Tim’s site seems to have been hijacked – so here is his company link). So what are the top 10 innovation challenges? Naturally I disagree with Tim’s choices so let’s open a debate about a few of them.”

Becoming obsolete? Already there

The Classroom in 2020.
George Kembel
Forbes; April 8, 2010

“Our education system is not broken, but it is becoming obsolete. We’re still running an educational model developed for the industrial revolution, designed to prepare workers for factory jobs.

Picture the experience in most of today’s college classrooms: a vast amphitheater where a wizened professor drones through a long lecture about what he knows. Three weeks later, students remember only a tenth of what they learned. Bored students and executives hungry for talented young leaders know this is not the way to produce the next generation of innovators.“

Social networks can quickly broadcast disapproval in the new world of business

Social Power And The Coming Corporate Revolution
David Kirkpatrick
Forbes, September 7, 2011

“In this new world of business, companies and leaders will have to show authenticity, fairness, transparency and good faith. If they don’t, customers and employees may come to distrust them, to potentially disastrous effect. Customers who don’t like a product can quickly broadcast their disapproval. “