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Eurozone in for a rough ride as crowd weighs in

So, it was [predicted](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2012/02/21/greece-gets-e130b-for-2nd-bailout-but-it-wont-stop-a-default/), but it took some time to form. Now the backlash against the eurozone management by top politicians in the area is gaining steam and going to hit hard. Continue reading Eurozone in for a rough ride as crowd weighs in

Innovation Diffusion Models

I have been thinking about technology adoption and penetration a great deal [lately](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2012/03/23/udacity-continues-massive-online-course/). Technology emergence and adoption happens all the time in the general population, but I came across a model new to me that captures features that I feel are lacking in the other models with which I was already familiar. Continue reading Innovation Diffusion Models

Interview with Center for 21st Century Universities

Chronicle did an interesting, if too brief, [interview](http://bit.ly/zKXYXU) with Richard A. DeMillo and Paul M.A. Baker, of the [Center for 21st Century Universities](http://c21u.gatech.edu/) where they discussed the threat to traditional HEs who focused on the wrong value proposition and tried the Christensen shield of sustained innovation. Continue reading Interview with Center for 21st Century Universities

Greece gets €130B for 2nd bailout, but it won't stop a default

Just as I wrote [before](Reins of the Raven Lord), a movement has [happened](http://www.marketwatch.com/story/second-bailout-agreed-for-greece-reports-2012-02-20?dist=beforebell) and already the pundits are asking themselves if this latest move will solve all the problems. But Soros at Davos spoke words which still are true, namely, “The austerity … will push Europe into a deflationary spiral.” Now that there is breathing space afforded by the 13th hour deal, an orderly default should be made to decouple Greece from the rest of the Eurozone, and serious considerations given to following for some of the other overreached economies, to prevent a global tidal wave. Continue reading Greece gets €130B for 2nd bailout, but it won't stop a default

Davos concerned about Eurozone

The [Fool](http://www.fool.co.uk/news/investing/2012/01/27/davos-grapples-with-the-european-question.aspx?source=ufwflwlnk0000001) makes a summary report of Davos and its main issue, that of the Euro and Eurozone crisis. It is important to understand how serious the issue is that Davos has not only acknowledged it this year, but focused on it in public speaking, as opposed to a year ago when it was hardly worth mentioning, but rather things were on the recovery. Continue reading Davos concerned about Eurozone

For-profits HE dealt a blow in the UK

Well, a blow against for-profit HE was struck in the UK when David Cameron took a tactical decision to [drop](http://tgr.ph/yB7fx7) a bill in the next session to allow more competition in the UK HE space. Competition is good, but not by opening it up to dodgy for-profits. I’ve been [writing](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2011/06/27/for-profit-he-costs-surpassed-non-profit-he-costs-for-students/) on these concerns for some time, and I’m happy to see the present move by the UK government. Continue reading For-profits HE dealt a blow in the UK