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Education is at a crossroads, with technology changing the knowledge, skills, and tools we need to work and thrive in the 21st century. Each week, Micah Merrick, author of "Rethink the MBA", interviews guests from startups, non-profits, K12, colleges, and universities to learn how they are working to "Rethink Education". If you are trying to understand how to get ready for the future of education and work, this podcast is for you.

Education is at a crossroads, with technology changing the knowledge, skills, and tools we need to work and thrive in the 21st century. Each week, Micah Merrick, author of "Rethink the MBA", interviews guests from startups, non-profits, K12, colleges, and universities to learn how they are working to "Rethink Education". If you are trying to understand how to get ready for the future of education and work, this podcast is for you.
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Education is at a crossroads, with technology changing the knowledge, skills, and tools we need to work and thrive in the 21st century. Each week, Micah Merrick, author of "Rethink the MBA", interviews guests from startups, non-profits, K12, colleges, and universities to learn how they are working to "Rethink Education". If you are trying to understand how to get ready for the future of education and work, this podcast is for you.

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English


Episodes

Kim Taylor - CEO of Cluster - Hiring and Upskilling Engineers for Industry 4.0

9/17/2019
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Kim Taylor is the Founder and CEO of Cluster, a venture-backed marketplace that matches engineers to jobs and training in the industrial sector. Initially, Kim was trying to understand how the "skills gap" was impacting industrial America. But when she found a SpaceX engineer who couldn't switch careers, she realized something was wrong with this theory. Kim tells us how her 2nd venture backed company, Cluster, is solving the real problems facing industrial tech talent in America, today.

Duration:01:08:00

Community Update: Chuck Trafton - edly (Bonus Episode)

9/13/2019
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Today, I'm trying something new, a "Community Update" with Friend of the Show, Chuck Trafton, President of edly - The ISA Marketplace.

Duration:00:08:50

Mona Mourshed - CEO of Generation - Tackling Global Youth Unemployment

9/6/2019
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Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed, despite the fact that many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Today, we learn how Mona Mourshed and her team at Generation help youth (and recently, older, displaced workers) to gain these skills in countries from Kenya, to Brazil, to the United States.

Duration:00:58:06

Mike Slagh - CEO of Shift - Helping Veterans Shift Careers

8/30/2019
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Every year, nearly 250,000 Americans from every town, and every walk of life, enter the workforce. They excel at teamwork, project completion, and soft skills. Today, we learn how Mike Slagh and his team help these amazing U.S. veterans shift to new careers, and in turn, better understand how any American can shift careers themselves.

Duration:01:17:29

Jamai Blivin - CEO of Innovate + Educate - Skills-based Hiring

8/23/2019
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We talk a lot about skills today, but this actually is a recent phenomenon. My guest, Jamai Blivin, describes the history of how her non-profit, Innovate + Educate, coined and popularized skills-based hiring across the country, and lays out a vision for how higher ed can adapt to the new world of skills.

Duration:01:22:53

Why I'm Changing The Podcast Name to "Skill" (Bonus Episode)

8/19/2019
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I’m excited to announce that I’m changing the name of this podcast to Skill.

Duration:00:10:18

Carlo Salerno - Education Economist - Why Colleges Should Cosign Student Loans

8/16/2019
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If you believe that colleges require more "skin in the game" to improve student outcomes, there is only one place to look: student loans. My guest, Carlo Salerno, makes the case for mandating that colleges share financial risk with their students.

Duration:01:13:49

Chuck Trafton - President of edly - Leveling the Playing Field with ISAs

8/9/2019
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Yes, Income Share Agreements are innovations in educational financing. But, they may also be our best tool for helping untapped student groups access educational opportunities. Have we buried the lede when talking about ISAs?

Duration:00:51:45

Trace Urdan - Knowledge Market Expert - The Profit Motive In Higher Education

8/2/2019
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The profit motive has led to so many innovations in higher education. So, why are we uncomfortable talking about it?

Duration:01:37:11

Rethink the MBA - Part 6 - MBA or Not, You Are Still You

7/26/2019
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"If you find yourself thinking that your life will be 180 degrees different because you have an MBA, you’re forgetting that you are still you, whether or not you have an MBA."

Duration:00:24:38

Rethink the MBA - Part 5 - Good (and Bad) MBA Bets

7/19/2019
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"On average, certain careers are good bets, break-even bets, or one of many sucker bets. Like all heuristics, there are exceptions, but wagering $200,000 on being one of them is a bad idea."

Duration:00:43:56

Rethink the MBA - Part 4 - The True Cost of an MBA

7/12/2019
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"I could save for retirement, pay for childcare, or pay my student loans. It was an easy choice. Retirement lost."

Duration:00:29:23

Rethink the MBA - Part 3 - Get Your Dream Job, Or Don't Go

7/3/2019
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"There’s only one good reason to get an MBA: to get your Dream Job."

Duration:00:18:21

Rethink the MBA - Part 2 - The MBA Gamble

6/28/2019
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"Treat the MBA like a gamble, and then play accordingly."

Duration:00:13:49

Rethink the MBA - Part 1 - I Should Never Have Gotten an MBA

6/21/2019
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"I should never have gotten an MBA."

Duration:00:12:22