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What Role Should Colleges Play in Workplace Training?
"Data doesn’t support this either, according to a recent article in The Street. “When it comes to middle-skills jobs, Fuller found no difference in performance among people with and without a college degree. Yet employers still look for people with college degrees, who only make up about one-third of the entire workforce.” Fuller explains it with a fishing metaphor. “When you start up-credentialing your jobs you’re doing the equivalent of rowing your boat over to this tightly crowded part of the pond. Maybe there are fish elsewhere.”
culture  top  stories  communication  skills  diversity  education  google  harvard  university  stem  the  city  of  new  york  training 
january 2018 by jonerp
What Will Happen When Nobody Owns Cars?
"There’s any number of scenarios where it would be handy to own your own car. What happens when your date wants to leave that remote restaurant overlooking the beach — do you really want to hope there’s a self-driving Lyft vehicle nearby that can take you home? Or maybe you just don’t want Lyft knowing where you go to church. What if I’m robbing a bank? And how will teenagers park in Lover’s Lane?"
culture  top  stories  automation  autonomous  vehicles  city  planning  deep  thoughts  lyft  millenials  robotics 
october 2016 by jonerp
Tesla and SolarCity agree on merger terms in $2.6 billion all-stock deal
"On Monday morning, Tesla announced that it has come to an agreement with SolarCity. Tesla will buy the company in an all-stock deal that would give 0.11 shares of Tesla stock to investors for every share of SolarCity sick they own. The Wall Street Journal estimates this would make the deal worth $2.6 billion."
ministry  of  innovation  solar  city  tesla 
august 2016 by jonerp

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