Posts in the Category: higher education

Regulations Affecting Rationale and Revenue

Posted in - higher education & innovation on November 11th 2010 1 Comments

I love education sales. There is nothing more gratifying than speaking with someone who genuinely is looking to better their life, having them “paint the picture” of their future, and knowing that by referring them to a degree program, you are ‘bettering’ the chances that they will get a job in the future.

For a …

“Live to Work” or “Work to Live”?

Posted in - All About ME & higher education & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on September 17th 2010 6 Comments

I’ve always believed in the companies I’ve worked for. Similarly, I’ve always believed in the bosses I’ve worked for. I’m unsure if this was “luck” or me seeking out people who inspire me and business models I take pride in working for, but regardless, I realized this past week I wouldn’t except anything …

For Profit Edu Sector – Embrace Your Innovators

Posted in - higher education & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 on September 9th 2010 8 Comments

Approximately 1.5 years ago, I left the innovative company I had helped build, Education Connection. I had found a new innovative company whose mission I loved, and I wanted the experience of working with the “state university” side of the online higher education industry; so I left my comfort zone and moved …

Bill Gates: Proponent of Higher Education Online

Posted in - higher education & innovation & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on August 8th 2010 2 Comments

At the recent Technonomy Conference, Bill Gates talks about the need for more online education. He states there “will be” five times more college courses online and that this is the only way for the schools to provide education to everyone who wants and needs it. …

NY Times says, “For profit schools mislead students”…I say, “NY Times misleads the public”

Posted in - higher education & What's in my head now? on August 3rd 2010 8 Comments

The NY Times article on for profit education published today spoke of the reported findings that we will read about tomorrow when the government issues it’s investigative research on the for profit schools. As I read through the article, I was trying to find what was ‘different’ that was told at a for …

Don’t Blame For Profit’s Innovation! Blame State School’s LACK OF

Posted in - higher education & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on July 4th 2010 7 Comments

Am I one of the only people who want to say “thank you” to the for profit schools? To the online higher education market? Thank you University of Phoenix and Kaplan University and all of the other universities who had the courage almost a decade ago to take a risk. …

What Good is a Start Up Company if You Run it Like a Corporation?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & higher education & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & What's in my head now? on June 16th 2010 8 Comments

It’s not good. period. I should probably start by telling you what I think of as a corporation: 1) Sign offs 2) “strategic plans” that cannot be altered in a moment’s notice 3) High level executives who want to ‘stick with what they know’.

In my first start up, we went completely outside …

Consultants; HOW and WHY Pay Per Performance Works (Part 2 – continuation from last post)

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & higher education & Sales and Marketing in 2010 on April 19th 2010 0 Comments

After writing my last post I had several great comments showing me that 1) I did not delve into the actual performance model, but more so the overall business model 2) I didn’t give any helpful examples 3) I didn’t speak about the variables that are needed for success 4) I didn’t say why this …