With the playing field leveled, parents and families are right to wonder, what is it that will set my son or daughter apart when seeking employment or advanced study in a prestigious graduate or professional school?
Being an innovator, a disrupter, within your area of expertise, knowledge or ideation is not just about that a-ha moment. It's about capitalizing on it. It's about realizing the value of what you hold in your head or your hands and making it all happen.
We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.
Whether figuring out how to fix a problem around the office and then realizing you could fix the same problem for many, or taking a product that is working and making it just the slightest bit better, it is the entrepreneur with an idea and the willingness to take a chance that helps bring ideas to life.
Groupon has lost its pizzazz, its currency and feels absent from the webisphere, except when it spams with unsurprising deals. Groupon needs to get back in touch with what made it a phenomenon in the first place.
We need to move beyond the notion that the highest quality education can occur only in our classrooms, our laboratories, our practice spaces, and our overseas study locations.