Category Archives: Education

Michael Stonebraker and Great Data Science Research

This past weekend my good friend Michael Stonebraker, co-founder and CTO of Tamr received the prestigious 2014 A.M. Turing Award for Computer Science. This provided an opportunity for me to reflect on our 10+ year relationship and Michael’s long list of contributions to the … Continue reading

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Bowdoin College Wins World Cup…

I love people who accomplish exceptional things with limited resources in short periods of time – to me this is the definition of entrepreneurship. Imagine this: A team of liberal arts students from a school in Maine with fewer than … Continue reading

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Business School Rankings Need a “Start-up Upgrade”

Changing the B-School Rankings to Include Entrepreneurship Each year, I watch while some business school or recently minted MBA Facebrags about their school’s ranking in the latest survey ― and every year it bugs me that these surveys do not include any … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Age of Analytics

By W. Michael Donovan, MBA, CMA, Guest Blogger* Should colleges or universities of the liberal arts and science disappear through irrelevance? Are they obsolete? Worry exists among some Deans and Presidents. But yet, do these institutions have a new, ever more … Continue reading

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RISD Entrepreneur Mindshare Celebrates Artrepreneurship

Encouraging Entrepreneurship for Artists My wife Amy Palmer and I were honored to sponsor the 2nd annual RISD Entrepreneur Mindshare. RISD President John Maeda has provided incredible leadership and thoughtful guidance in developing the next generation of top-tier “Artrepreneurs,” and the event … Continue reading

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