Understanding by Design, or UbD, is a tool utilized for educational planning focused on "teaching for understanding" advocated by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins in their Understanding by Design (1998), published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. The emphasis of Ub D is on "backward design" (Working Backwards), the practice of looking at the outcomes in order to design Curriculum units, performance assessments, and classroom instruction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding_by_Design (more)
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh, the no-nonsense company that makes accessible the creative process required to innovate: to find meaningful problems and solve them. Ewan wrote How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen, a manual that does what is says for education leaders, innovators and people who want to be both. https://notosh.com/
SoundCloud is a European online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio. Started in 2007 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, SoundCloud has grown to be one of the largest music streaming services in the market reaching over 175 million monthly users worldwide. SoundCloud offers both free and paid membership on the platform, available for desktop or mobile device... In Spring 2017, SoundCloud initially faced being sold after not raising the $100 million dollars needed to support the platform. The initial evaluation of Soundcloud at $700 million did not hold as strong to investors after their financial shortages. $169.5 million was raised in the fourth quarter of the year by Temasek and Raine Group to keep the platform afloat. Along with the investment there was a shift in the management, mainly involving Alexander Ljung leaving the company and Mike Weissman becoming the COO. In July 2017, SoundCloud announced that it would close its San Francisco and London offices and lay off 173 out of 420 employees in an effort to become profitable, with the remaining staff operating out of offices in Berlin and New York. In August 2017, SoundCloud announced that CEO Alex Ljung will step down from his role, with former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replacing him. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoundCloud
He is noted for having made several key contributions to the study of business and corporate strategy. His 1974 study of diversification strategy inaugurated a stream of work on the performance implications of diversification. His 1982 paper with Steven Lippman showed how classical industrial organization results---profitability being related to concentration and to market share---could arise under perfect competition if there was uncertainty in the sources of efficiency. This result was key in the development of the "resource-based view" of strategic success. Rumelt's 1991 empirical follow-on (How Much Does Industry Matter?) showed that the most of the dispersion of profit rates in the economy was between business units rather than between industries. His 2011 book (Good Strategy/Bad Strategy) redefined strategy as a form of problem solving. It was chosen one of six finalists for the Financial Times & Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award for 2011. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Rumelt
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