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Rethinking How Students Succeed

Twenty years ago, conventional wisdom held that cognitive ability displayed by mastery of core academic subjects paved the way to success in school, career, and life. Today, we know better. Success comes when cognitive skills work in tandem with so-called soft skills like self-control, persistence, social awareness, relationship development, and self-awareness. Practitioners and researchers typically […]

Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurial Leaders

“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world,” said the late Nelson Mandela. What can we do to develop a new generation of empowered and entrepreneurial leaders through our schools? We often pay lip service to ideas such as “21st-century learning” and “entrepreneurial leadership development,” but the reality is […]

Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

  How do we promote bottom-up entrepreneurship in emerging economies? This is the central question that we will be discussing this week at the Legatum Convergence—an annual event held at MIT’s Legatum Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship. Let us explore this question from a youth perspective: Young people represent the fastest growing demographic in Africa. […]

Nonprofit Sponsorship: 3 Key Questions

You’ve probably heard the story of legendary criminal Willie Sutton, who, when asked why he robbed banks, responded, “I rob banks because that’s where the money is.” Now whether Sutton actually said that is debatable, but many fundraisers have picked up on the lesson — and Sutton’s grasp of the obvious. You want money? Figure out who […]

Seven Lessons About Childhood Poverty

Instead of posting an infographic, as we usually do on Saturdays, we decided to mix things up this week and share a compelling presentation put together by journalist and author Jeff Madrick (Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World; Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of […]