The Robber Barons of Pre-Calculus: Why We Need Innovation in Education

September 25, 2014

This post was written by Vijay Rajendran, Growth and Innovation Strategist here at Jump. Follow him on Twitter @varajendran, or get in touch by commenting on this post. Lately, we have all talking about the new watch from Apple. However, let’s consider for a moment a device that’s actually quite useful, one that’s already used by

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Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Launches ‘Next Door’ Community Space.

November 14, 2012

What State Farm insurance recently launched Next Door, essentially a large café-like working space where people can just come in, hang out, drink coffee, and if they want, talk to onsite coaches about finances, planning and insurance. And it’s all free, except the coffee (it’s allegedly good, local coffee). They also encourage people to rent

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Bringing Hybrid Thinking to School Leadership

July 17, 2012

  The world is changing at an ever-increasing rate, posing a real challenge for school leaders and teachers: How do you prepare students for a future when you don’t know what it will hold? The Santa Fe Leadership Center has spent decades helping school leaders prepare their schools to meet challenges just like this. The

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Why Healthcare Leaders Need to Adopt a Silo-Busting Mentality

July 1, 2012

At its core, the idea of healthcare delivery is simple – it’s about one human being helping another heal or maintain a healthy life. This simple idea gets complicated, though, as we layer on new technologies, lifestyles, institutions, policies, teams, processes, and business models. Creating an effective system of care in the US today is

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Service + Collaboration + The Arts

February 11, 2011

My colleague Jay Newman, along with several other Jumpsters, recently helped organize our annual Martin Luther King Jr. service day event. It’s a day when we close the office to take part in improving and supporting our local community. With a new video highlighting the wonderful events of the day hot of the presses, Jay

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The View From Atop Our Siloed Nation

January 26, 2011

Over the weekend, I came across a fantastic op-ed article in The Washington Post by Heather Wilson. Wilson, in addition to being a former Congresswoman from New Mexico and Air Force Academy graduate, is a long-time veteran of the Rhodes Scholarship selection committee. From this vantage point she has access to some of the best

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