Black Friday

As someone who has worked in the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) market in Europe for the last 10 years, I have always looked at the Holiday Season in the US. The enormous sales on Amazon at Black Friday and Cyber Monday have amazed me year after year. Just imagine 158 orders per second on Cyber Monday 2010. Shipping 9 million units around the world. Truly amazing. Continue reading

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Rocketship Education, bridging the gap!

A lot has been written and said about the Rocketship Education organization, their Charter Schools and their way of educating students. For those of you that have never heard about Rocketship I will give a quick intro.

Rocketship was founded by John Danner, a 45-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur and onetime public school teacher. Their schools are bridging the achievement gap, the difference in academic performance between poor and privileged children. The gap influences the path a young life takes. Poor children are likely to enter school already behind, never catch up and then drop out. This has a huge impact on their economic future. Continue reading