“It was worth it,” he says. 2 He was thirteen, and he had
learned a lesson about high demand and short supply.
The way Bruce fi gured, rich people were probably no smarter than he was, they just had knowledge he lacked. Looking at how he went after the knowledge he sought will illustrate some of the learning differences that matter. One, of course, is taking charge of your own education, a habit with Bruce from age two that he has exhibited through the years with remarkable per sis tence. There are other signal behaviors. As he throws himself into one scheme after an- other, he draws lessons that improve his focus and judgment. He knits what he learns into mental models of investing, which he then uses to size up more complex opportunities and fi nd his way through the weeds, plucking the telling details from masses of irrelevant information to reach the payoff at the end. These behaviors are what psychologists call “rule learn- ing” and “structure building.” People who as a matter of habit extract underlying principles or rules from new experiences are more successful learners than those who take their experi- ences at face value, failing to infer lessons that can be applied later in similar situations. Likewise, people who single out salient concepts from the less important information they encounter in new material and who link these key ideas into a mental structure are more successful learners than those who cannot separate wheat from chaff and understand how the wheat is made into fl our.
We find that the quality of the institutional environment is positively related to the likelihood of successful exits. Furthermore, and perhaps surprisingly, cultural distance does not play a role in cross-border buyout performance. However, a high quality legal environment plays a positive role independent of the more general institutional environment. While unlike cultural difference, geographic distance is negatively correlated with exit success. Despite modern communication tools, multinational financial bodies and the diverse geographic spread of the major trading nations’ physical location still matters to a perhaps surprising degree. We then measured the impact of ‘learning’ from four angles: country-specific experience, multinational experience, industry experience and reputation. As one might expect we find that in general experienced PE firms perform
At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science (SC) Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program office, a workshop was held June 2–3, 2015, in Gaithersburg, MD, to identify potential long term (10 to +20 year) cybersecurity fundamental basic research and development challenges, strategies and roadmap facing future high performance computing (HPC), networks, data centers, and extreme-scale scientific user facilities. This workshop was a follow-on to the workshop held January 7–9, 2015, in Rockville, MD, that examined higher level ideas about scientific computing integrity specific to the mission of the DOE Office of Science. Issues included research computation and simulation that takes place on ASCR computing facilities and networks, as well as network-connected scientific instruments, such as those run by various DOE Office of Science programs. Workshop participants included researchers and operational staff from DOE national laboratories, as well as academic researchers and industry experts. Participants were selected based on the submission of abstracts relating to the topics discussed in the previous workshop report  and also from other ASCR reports, including “Abstract Machine Models and Proxy Architectures for Exascale Computing” , the DOE “Preliminary Conceptual Design for an Exascale Computing Initiative” , and the January 2015 machine learning workshop . The workshop was also attended by several observers from DOE and other government agencies. The workshop was divided into three topic areas: (1) Trustworthy Supercomputing, (2) Extreme-Scale Data, Knowledge, and Analytics for Understanding and Improving Cybersecurity, and (3) Trust within High-end Networking and Data Centers. Participants were divided into three corresponding teams based on the category of their abstracts. The workshop began with a series of talks from the program manager and workshop chair, followed by the leaders for each of the three topics and a representative of each of the four major DOE Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research Facilities: the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). The rest of the workshop consisted of topical breakout discussions and focused writing periods that produced much of this report.
According to the literature a number of strategies have been suggested to overcome the difficulties of using online as a teaching mode for technical computer subjects such as programming. These strategies include the provision of opportunities for collaboration between academic, technical staff, instructional designers and students to develop learning materials; and courses that meet students‘ social and academic needs when studying subjects wholly online. Online delivery models should include a range of student resources, facilitator resources and facilitator support. Some researchers also maintain that student resources should include online course material, discussion groups, real time lectures, learning guidelines, textbooks and facilitator notes (Howell et al, 2003). If the technology allows, we could also include low bandwidth images, animated graphics and simulations (simple learning objects), audio, web-based simulations, groupware and multimedia presentations. SCIS has used many of these strategies as a set of criteria when placing Computer Science units online, as well as providing opportunities for staff and students to discuss social and equity issues as part of the development an online learning community. SCIS has also developed a learning culture by the extensive use of discussion forums and chat (Anderson, et. al, 2005). Not only is SCIS an interesting case that demands further investigation because of the above, but as an early and total adopter of elearning, SCIS offers a useful domain for research into the issues associated with the delivery of technical content in both on-campus and online modes.
a topic was the most difficult part of their project. In addition, 37% of students mentioned time limits are a significant issue. Although students also recognized that issues in
finding sources caused delays in progress with their project, the most noticeable “main problem” that students identified was communication with their teachers. The students (36%) felt that their teachers were not knowledgeable about the process, and could not adequately support their research. Despite describing several shortcomings to the process, students self-reported that engaging in the inquiry process made them “more interested in their science and technology classes” (47%), they “developed creative thinking skills” (27%), and noted a rise in their self-confidence (11%). Some students attributed an increase in science class grades (38%) to their involvement in the inquiry project process, although 21% of students noted a decrease because they needed to “work hard for science projects.” Overall, the researchers concluded that while there were numerous barriers that students faced during their inquiry process, the proclaimed improvement to science self- concept and interest was a critical aspect of IBL that should be encouraged by teachers. The researchers concluded by stating that “the success of inquiry-based active learning depends on whether the required materials, environment, socio-psychological support and teaching guidance are offered.”
The task of the working group appointed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is to prepare a draft Government proposal on the Pension Funds Act and Public Insurance Funds Act. The working group will determine what unnecessary barriers there are to establishing pension foundations and pension funds, as well as operational continuity, and make a proposal for eliminating these barriers. The objective of the reform is to promote decentralization of the earnings-related pension system and ensure that pension foundations and funds remain a functional alternative for providing statutory pension plans and supplemental pension plans. It is vital that Finland retains an adequate number of small pension institutions, which will significantly improve the liquidity and operating conditions of our capital markets.
Porter (1991), mentioned the reason why firms succeed or fail perhaps the central question of the strategy. Analysis with regard to the success SMEs have been addressed in a range of theoretical and empirical studies. While there has been considerable progress in developing frameworks that explain differing competitive success at any given point in time, our understanding of the dynamic processes by which firms perceive and ultimately attain superior market positions is far or less developed. This study aims to evaluate the main factors that are mostly expressed as the reason for success of globally successful Turkish small and medium-sized enterprises. The case study was conducted in Turkey between globally successful entrepreneurs. The results provide several insights into link between external, internal and entrepreneurial success factors under the dynamic process of the SMEs with superior market positions globally. In summary, our results provide tentative support to the proposition that external factors should be recognized as significant for international firms in the SME setting. Given the increasing complexity of the business environment, it has become essential, even urgent, to better understand the strategic orientation of SMEs (Raymond and Pierre,2010,26). According to external factors, companies position themselves via right strategy implementations and improving competitive capabilities The effect of the entrepreneur characteristic cannot account because for all the cases entrepreneurs dominant characteristics is growth oriented. Whether this is a coincidence or not must be the question of the future researches with a large sample case. From a managerial perspective, the managers of SMEs aiming global success, first focus on the global competitive pressure and the industry characteristic, and then improve competitive capabilities and strategy according to these dimensions. Thus, the model provided during this decision process will be helpful for the managers.
Some variables are more crucial in the determination of the viability of the tram solu- tion than others. For all three tram types, it was found that the operational cost of the current road transport has a positive effect on the viability of transporting goods by tram. From a socio-economic perspective, the effect of the truck external costs is the highest. The most benefits can potentially be obtained when attaching a freight wagon to a passenger tram. On the other hand, for all three types it was shown that the oper- ational cost of the tram-scheme and the speed of the current road transport negatively affect the viability of using a tram for urban freight distribution. Moreover, it would be beneficial for all three types to conduct the tram transport during peak-hours. How- ever, some organisational limitations due to the saturation of the public tram network have to be taken into account here. If the tram network is saturated by passenger traf- fic, it is assumed that the price that has to be paid to obtain a slot for freight transport is so high, that the tram-based freight solution cannot be successful. Other organisa- tional limitations, such as the fact that a certain tram stop cannot be used for freight activities, can be added to the developed model by assigning a cost to them. If road pri- cing would be extended to all types of vans, this would be in favour of the tram. On
According to Eqs. (1) and (2), the real-time per-packet processing of a naive implementation of the CLP computation seems formidable: The current packet attribute distributions have to be updated as a result of the arriving packet. The CLP for the incoming packet can be computed only after the packet attribute distributions have been updated. To make wire-speed per-packet CLP computation possible, we decouple the update of packet attribute distribution from that of CLP computation to allow CLP computation and packet attribute distribution to be conducted in parallel, but at different time-scales. With such decoupling, the CLP computation is based on a snapshot of "recently" measured histograms while every packet arrival (unless additional sampling is employed) will incur changes to the current packet attribute histograms. To be more specific, a frozen set of recent histograms is used to generate a set of "scorebooks" which maps a specific combination of attribute values to its corresponding "score". The scorebooks are updated periodically in a time-scale longer than the per-packet arrival time-scale, or upon detection of significant change of the measured traffic profile. By assuming attribute independence and using the logarithmic version of Eq. (2) as shown below,
focus mainly on scale deals, those that improve or con- solidate their position in a given market. Experienced acquirers average a 50-50 mix of scale and scope deals, improving their market positions while also adding product lines, geographic reach or other important capabilities. Figure 2 highlights that contrast: It com- pares what we call “Mountain Climbers”—frequent acquirers whose acquisitions amount to at least 75% of their market cap—with “Large Bets,” companies mak- ing occasional big acquisitions. A recent Bain survey shows how much more confident these experienced acquirers are: Asked about moving into an adjacent market, 73% felt that M&A was likely to be as success- ful or more successful than building a business from scratch. Only 55% of inexperienced acquirers felt the same way. And it is the experienced acquirers, as our research shows, that usually turn in the best results.
Innovation is never just about coming up with creative new ideas. It crucially involves putting them into practice, realising them. Learning to make things should thus be a central part of a creative education, in myriad forms. Young people should come to school not simply to learn in the abstract but to acquire the skills to make things together, whether that be a video, a play, a model or a putative business. Learning should feel like a productive activity and schools places where children learn to make things. At High Tech High children not only make models, experiments, prototypes, music and art; they are encouraged to see themselves as writers, producers, film makers. Again digital technology should play a critical role in this, allowing children to make in all sorts of ways, from animation to software and 3D printing. But so should very old-fashioned and cheap technologies. In schools in some of the poorest places, without electricity and computers, children can learn by making food and furniture, candles and soap. All of this needs to be married to
Online discussions are an integral part of the student experience, which can become as rich as a regular face-to- face classroom experience. Our past experience shows that discussion-centric online courses work best when they are offered during shorter terms, such as in summer. Students do not have enough time to get bored and typically can achieve more in such faster-paced courses. As usual, in these courses online discussions must be accompanied by a variety of traditional assessment and learning tools, such as research and programming assignments, tests and projects. In these short and fast-paced courses, online discussions work best when they are offered on a weekly basis. Our experience indicates that in longer courses lasting an entire semester, it is best to offer discussions in two-week cycles requiring students to revisit previous posts and concentrate on debating with each other the issues raised in the discussion questions.
O ne of the most compelling stories of the staying power of place-based learning and its potential to improve the conservation and management of public lands is the story of Elizabeth Dickens and the stewardship successes on Block Island, Rhode Island. Born in 1877, Dickens lived her entire life on Block Island until her death in 1963, traveling away only occasionally. She lived on a small isolated farm not far from the ocean bluffs on the southwest corners of this small island 25 miles out to sea, and had a great love for the nature of the island, particularly birds. For fifty years she kept meticulous daily records of her bird observations and maintained a mounted bird collection and study skins. Her records and her collection of birds provide a scientifically valuable picture of bird life during the first half of the 20th century in this maritime corner of southern New England. But more important was the work she did in island schools. Every month she taught bird study to all of the school children of Block Island. Everyone knew Miss Dickens as the “Bird Lady” and she commanded a great deal of respect. Her teachings to several generations of Block Island school children ultimately metamorphosed into a strong culture of conservation on the island. Most islander adults of those generations remember their lessons with Miss Dickens, and whether they are selling real estate, mowing the roadsides, constructing homes, or running other island businesses today, their work
From last summer term to present, I started from creating entertainment game, then designed the app for special event, participated the app development campaign and finally start a corpo- ration project with other organization. At the beginning, I learned programming techniques and APIs followed by user experience, marketing skills and finally I could work with the client. The projects tend to be larger scale, and the skills applied in the projects are more professional and diverse. You see the benefit is not only improving my programming skills but also learning a skill-set to adapt to our future career.
“The guitar’s all very well, John, but you’ll never make a living out of it”, his aunt Mimi famously said. Yet despite her and most other people’s doubts, John Lennon remained the leader of his band and a leader of his generation throughout the rest of his years. Like many gifted people, whether they are social, political or business leaders, it has been BECAUSE of his dyslexia and not DESPITE it that John Lennon is the legend that he is today. Imagine that!
Electronic Journal of Science Education ejse.southwestern.edu At the University of Tokyo, a science ESP program is required for all science students entering their first year of undergraduate studies. This program is called Active Learning of English for Science Students (ALESS) and is uniquely characterized by the fact that students are required to complete an experiment of their own design as part of their English writing task. Over a semester, students engage actively in a research that is investigating a problem that they have not studied in their high school science classes. Individually or in small groups, they learn from their instructors different aspects of scientific writing and apply these elements to write a research paper in a typical scientific format. The ALESS faculty includes scientists as well as linguists in order to balance the teaching between the science and language components.
There are some limitations to this study and I would be remiss if I did not mention them. Firstly, the data set used is of 660 athletes is of only NBA players, and as such, is comprised of “success stories.” That is to say, the data does not reflect those who did not make it to the NBA from college. However, while not all 18,697 NCAA basketball athletes (Division I-III) aspire to and declare for the NBA draft for various reasons (117 declared according to the NCAA website), some will, and as a result, most of these athletes will not make the NCAA, as each draft has only 60 players. Furthermore, the sample is somewhat self selective, as the people who declare for the draft are most likely the best of the best in terms of college players.
Research in movies or TV series? Not a chance – not in Germany anyway! Yet this is actually an area with huge potential to encourage young people to go into the sciences. After all, despite all of the politically instigated job market, educational and equal opportunity measures, there has been hardly any progress in cracking open the gender-typical study and career choices and the distance felt (by females) toward scientific and technical professions in business and academia. What is needed is a dialogue between science and fiction – as is practiced very successfully in the US.
steamrolled by them. Executives may protest against data overload, but in reality the real issue is that executives don’t just need data to succeed, they need quality data that leads to actionable information. A recent Harvard Business Review article laid out the case why managers need to make decisions based on evidence and not simply gut feel 3 . Good data is the foundation of good evidence, and ultimately good decisions.