University of the People
University of the People (UoPeople) is an American nonprofit distance education institution of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. It was founded by entrepreneur Shai Reshef in 2009. …
University of the People is a nationally accredited online university in the United States …
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Apple has tons of cash on hand. Is looking to revolutionize future products and services.
Professor Scott Galloway:
I teach 120 kids on Tuesday nights in my Brand Strategy course. That’s $720K, or $60K per class, in tuition payments, a lot of it financed with debt. I’m good at what I do, but walking in each night I remind myself we (NYU) are charging kids $500/minute for me and a projector. This. Is. Fucking. Ridiculous. …
Apple could change this. With a brand rooted in education, and a cash hoard to purchase Khan Academy’s and physical campuses (the future of education will be a mix of off- and on-line), Apple could break the cartel that masquerades as a social good but is really a caste system.
The focus should be creativity — design, humanities, art, journalism, etc. As the world rushes to STEM, the future belongs to the creative class, who can envision form, function, and people as something more — beautiful and inspiring. …
No Mercy. No Malice. (2017)
Four American companies have totally changed our lives.
I use all four non-stop. Fantastic innovation.
Needless to say, there are downsides. Google no longer uses the mantra “don’t be evil”. They dropped it in 2018.
Scott Galloway has replaced Leo Laporte as my main tech guru. I just finished his book …
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (2017)
It’s great, but you can get a good summary by reading Galloway’s article in Esquire:
Silicon Valley’s Tax-Avoiding, Job-Killing, Soul-Sucking Machine (2018)
Not me. Not you.
But most people are dumber than they think.
It’s called the Dunning–Kruger effect.
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The original is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod.
Experience is finding the connections between points of fact.
Rooster Bar (2017) is the 25th legal thriller novel by John Grisham.
Grisham was inspired to create the story after reading an article entitled “The Law-School Scam” that appeared in The Atlantic magazine in 2014. …
I continue to be impressed with Grisham. He’s getting better as an author.
This entertaining and unpredictable plot touches on many current topics including:
- Law School diploma mills
- American student debt
- Medical malpractice
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Corruption in Sengal
In the novel the fictional law school is based on REAL for profits like the Florida Coastal School of Law, part of the InfiLaw System of law schools owned by Sterling Partners.
Florida Coastal is ranked in the bottom 25% of U.S. law schools. About 35% of graduates — most with student debt of about $200k — found full-time long-term jobs practicing law within nine months of graduation.
Students should be very wary of signing on with InfiLaw.
related – “The Law-School Scam,” by Paul Campos