Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun, Godfather Of Free Online Education, Changes Course

He captivated the world with visions of self-driving cars and Google Glass and has signed up 1.6 million students for online classes. So why is he pivoting away from MOOCs? “We don’t educate people as others wished, or as I wished,” Thrun says.

Practically Irrelevant?

What is the point of research carried out in business schools?

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Manage

Is management a profession? Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century. The book is also a call for reform. Rakesh Khurana shows that university-based business schools were founded to train a professional class of managers in the mold of … [ Read more ]

Management Education’s Unanswered Questions

Managers want the status of professionals, but not all managers want the constraints that go along with professions. Why? For more than 100 years, business education at the top universities has been searching for its soul. HBS professor Rakesh Khurana, author of a new book, says business school education is at a turning point.

Richard Rumelt

A giant in the field of strategy ruminates on strategic planning, diversification and focus, and the role of the CEO.

Editor’s Note: an excellent interview – highly recommended…

12 Unavoidable Truths About E-Learning

In the haste to “get it out there,” organizations are ignoring some basic realities about technology and learning, as well as about today’s learners. This results in e-learning programs that are time-consuming to create, expensive to produce and deploy and don’t change behaviors in a way that “moves the needle” for business results.

So how effective are your e-learning efforts? It’s time to find out. Think … [ Read more ]

The Science of Corporate Learning

The notion of different types of learners and learning styles usually refer to “auditory,” “visual” and “verbal.” While these distinctions are valid, there is a different way to think about this: in terms of how people think about their goals.

Training: Rounding up the Usual Suspects

With literally billions of dollars spent on training, why is it not more effective in changing organizations’ practices? Why are training departments becoming today’s “usual suspects?”

Henry Mintzberg

McGill University professor Henry Mintzberg is an astute, acclaimed management thinker, a prolific author, and an iconoclast who has advised some of the world’s largest corporations. In this feature interview, whether he’s discussing management, the organization, or shareholder value, Professor Mintzberg provokes with his observations on what is needed in many aspects of the organization today.

Joseph Badaracco

Careers are shaped by decisions. But some decisions have more than one perfectly reasonable answer. An ethics expert has advice on making management choices you can live-and succeed-with.

Warren Bennis

“In an analogue world,” says one of the foremost authorities on leadership in this interview, “the CEO knew everything. But in the digital world, it’s more humility and vulnerability. Leaders have to understand these differences if they want to really create not only intellectual capital but also social capital.” Mr. Bennis goes on to describe the challenges facing leaders today and offers his observations on … [ Read more ]