by Sean Devlin, FrontRush.com
Like anyone trying to continually learn/grow etc., we read a lot of technology/sports/higher ed articles. I personally store all my articles in Instapaper and just cleared out a large number. I thought it might be interesting to share some of the articles we are reading and finding interesting.
The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin at Google
So Josh Waitzkin has competed in the world championship finals of both Chess and Tai Chi Chuan (the latter he won) and is now onto his 3rd endeavor which is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here he talks to Google employees about how he is able to learn a brand new skill and compete at the highest level. Watch the video here.
Liberal Education: At This College, Videogames Are a Varsity Sport (WSJ)
Colleges and universities have learned the importance of athletics to hit enrollment numbers. The savvy universities are using club sports to increase those numbers. This particular school is even going further by recruiting Videogamers. Read the article here.
The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a hard-nosed negotiation (Quartz)
For anyone who has to negotiate, this article walks through an email correspondence of Steve Jobs where he breaks down his opponent. Get the tips here.
The Future of College (Bill Gates Blog)
Bill Gates is investing a lot of time into education…here are his thoughts on higher ed.
The Everything Guide to Twitter Cards: How to Choose, Set Up, Measure Them and More (bufferapp.com)
Twitter is rolling out a number of new features for brands (think companies, colleges, etc). Here are a few new tools that can be beneficial.