Transitioning to a Knowledge-Based Economy in Detroit

Take the case of Chicago versus Detroit. … Both have strong histories of manufacturing, yet Chicago was able to make the switch to a knowledge sharing economy while Detroit did not.   rest

The Value of Connectivity

Facebook had a study done by Deloitte a few weeks ago called “Value of connectivity” (the link to the full report is here and the foreword reads as follows (bold added):

The knowledge economy is the future of the world economy and the Internet is its backbone. Yet, currently, only about 1 out of [...]

Moore School #1 in Undergrad & Grad International Biz

The first and only, to my knowledge, B-School named after a woman continues its leadership in international business education.  The 3 minute video starts slowly showing a celebration event but warms up with the Moore School’s leaders talking about the U.S. News & World Report #1 rankings.

Facebook and the Knowledge Economy

Congratulations Facebook on 10 years! Celebrate today. Tomorrow we get back to “building the Knowledge Economy!”

2014 Bill and Melinda Gates Letter

“More and more, technology will help in the fight against corruption. The Internet is making it easier for citizens to know what their government should be delivering—like how much money their health clinic should get—so they can hold officials accountable. As public knowledge goes up, corruption goes down, and more money goes where it’s supposed [...]

POTUS, SOTU, and the KE

“Listen, China and Europe aren’t standing on the sidelines, and neither should we. We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global {knowledge} economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender. Federally funded research helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smartphones. And that’s why [...]

UAE: more research, more skills

The National:  The transformation from an oil-based economy to a knowledge-based one is not only an important priority for UAE policymakers, it should be a priority for every individual in society. The Federal National Council (FNC) began calling for more emphasis on research at UAE universities after its education committee found that in 2010 only 0.2 per cent [...]

Richard Florida – How To Build …

Technological innovation is a key factor – if not the key factor – in economic growth and job generation. But in today’s knowledge economy, the capacity to innovate and generate new high-tech industries and jobs is much more concentrated and clustered in some places than others. Why? That’s a question that has long vexed economists and policy-makers. A new study focusing on the [...]

John Kerry: Think about it

Today: Secretary of State John Kerry – speaking in Jerusalem about the latest discussions with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas:  “The benefits for both sides are really enormous, and people don’t talk about it enough or think about it enough. One of the reasons I’m going to Saudi Arabia is that Saudi Arabia’s initiative holds [...]

PCAST Recommendations on MOOCs

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter report to the President about opportunities for advanced education technologies to improve educational outcomes and lower costs in higher education. The report, which builds on insights from PCAST members and additional outside experts, underscores the promise of new high-tech educational tools and advocates for [...]