Permission to Learn

If you’re like me, when it comes to learning, you want to get to the source and not beat around the bush. It’s one of the reasons why college annoyed me. I was interested in business courses, yet I wasn’t able to take them until I completed courses like bowling. To me that made zero sense. It also didn’t make sense to people like Steve Jobs, president of Apple. In his speech at Stanford he talked about his decision to drop out of college and start attending the courses he wanted.

From what I’m hearing and seeing online, the structure of education is being challenged. Do you really need four years to get equipped to contribute to society? How is the internet impacting how we learn?

Just about everything you need to know is available to you for free online. This takes the action of changing education out of the institutions hand and puts in yours. You can make the decision today to start learning something new. It’s a permission that you are in control of.

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

I appreciate Jonny Blur of for sending this video by Sir Ken Robinson. Watching a 20 minute video is pretty high up on my list of ‘Things That Will Never Happen”, but the title was relevant enough to my current project that I gave it a go during lunch.

I had never heard of Sir Ken Robinson before but his insight and numerous memorable quotes during the video kept me fully engaged and glad I clicked PLAY


A cool new concept with Checkin™ features launched late last night on the iPhone. Although the site had launched earlier in the day, the iPhone app was awaiting approval and last night as I sat with the developer at the Downtown PourHouse in Orlando, the approval came in. The excitement was muffled by the raging Magic fans cheering their team on in the 4th quarter, but nonetheless the approval brought high fives around the table.