Being a leader doesn’t simply mean that you’re in charge of other people. Leadership is about conducting yourself in a way that makes people want to follow you. All entrepreneurs should work on honing their leadership skills at all times.
Find out 5 tips to become a better leader by Noble Newman.
Author Spotlight: Aldous Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley, born in Godalming, Surrey, England on July 26, 1894, was a writer best known for his novel Brave New World. He authored nearly fifty books throughout his life.
Born into a family of writers and scholars to Leonard Huxley and Julia Arnold, Huxley’s early childhood was characterized by education both in the home and later at Eton College. His home education was put to a stop when his mother became terminally ill and late...
Author Spotlight: George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin was born in September 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is best known for writing the book series that inspired the award-winning series “Game of Thrones.” However, his writing career and involvement with film and TV began years earlier.
The Early Years
As a youth, Martin became interested in the fantasy and horror genres. He wrote and sold his fantastical stories to childhood friends. While in high school, he developed...
Even a generation ago, a college education was something that was simply out of reach for many people who couldn't afford the expensive costs of seeking a degree. With the rise of high-speed Internet and other telecommunication technology, however, a top-notch education has become available to a much wider pool of students. Here are just a few ways that technology is changing education, and why a university education may soon become inseparable from technological innovation.
1. A Wealth of On...
An Abridged History of Science Fiction Movies
The history of science fiction in movies largely reflects three major points: trends in popular culture, the availability of special effects equipment and technology, and the hopes and fears of their contemporary audiences. One of the first science fiction films was A Trip to the Moon. Released in 1902, the film reflected the hopes that audiences had at the turn of the 20th Century. In one of the most iconic scenes, a group of a...
Pittsburgh has a lot going for it as a city for starting a high tech company. After all, it is home to such renowned universities as Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) whose academic environments help generate innovative ideas for new businesses. So it is no surprise that Pittsburgh is in Inc. magazine’s ‘Best places in America for Starting a Business.’
Here are a few startups that highlight Pittsburgh’s potential:
Argo AI was founded by a couple ...
Science Fiction Spotlight: Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin was a novelist who wrote numerous science fiction and fantasy books and short stories; she is profound in that she was defined as one of “America’s greatest living science fiction writer” by The New York Times in 2016, and profoundly revolutionized the canon of sci-fi. This is not a light statement and places her in the lineage of writers such as Ray Bradbury.
Le Guin recently passed away on January 22, 2018, a...
Three Literary Journals with Great Poetry to Teach to Your Students
It is way too often that the canon of our literature focuses primarily on authors who are deceased. However, there are so many talented poets writing today that it is foolish not to teach them as well. With the Twitter movement that has taken hold, #TeachLivingPoets, I decided to use this space to spotlight a few literary journals where you can find some of today’s most vivid poets. They all have work onlin...
No matter where our political identities may align, it is generally agreed upon here in America that education is an important part of our development as individuals. So much so that the government dedicates funding and sets standards to try to ensure that there is a quality public education available for every child. So in the spirit of education, here are 10 facts about the history of education in the USA.
1. American public schools have their origins in the 17th century, when the country w...
Anyone who has ever read a text they were not completely interested in has had the experience of reading the same passage over and over without it fully sinking in. Critical reading is the experience of fully engaging with a text, beyond just reading and understanding the meaning. When doing an academic reading, it is paramount to be able to understand the meaning of the book, be able to compare and contrast to other texts, and fully interpret what it means as a whole. Here are some tips to d...
During this year, the Business Times list of the private companies in the Pittsburgh area rose from 50 to 100. All of these companies were invited to share their data as well as revenues with a minimum of $20 million yearly. Thanks to the efforts of these private companies, more than $51 billion of revenue was generated in 2014, and more than 40,000 workers of the Pittsburgh area have a job under them. For those looking for inspiration from these companies, here are some of them.
1. Guttman E...