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Candy Management EDUKWEST Academy

Beware of Candy Management

Editor’s Note: First appeared on wojtekskalski.com.


Some time ago at Brainly we coined term ‘candy management’ to describe a management style characterised by the following qualities:

  • implicit focus on good atmosphere over good results
  • very soft management style – lack of pressure / push for results
  • same management approach to the team members regardless of their seniority/skill level
  • giving much freedom to the team members in terms of both goals (or subgoals) and means to achieve them

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How to Acquire Knowledge EDUKWEST Academy

How to Acquire Knowledge

Editor’s Note: First appeared on Myelin’s weekly digest. 

We all acquire knowledge in a similar way. We don’t have different learning styles, right/left brain advantages, photographic memories; nor speed reading advantages, or brain development inappropriateness. If you are eight years old you could be programming organs in RNA. You just need to master the prerequisites. [1]

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Where to Raise Money EDUKWEST Academy

When and Where to Raise Money

Over the last few months,  I have been sharing my thoughts on the key differentiators in this sector and the spectrum of opportunities that the Ed Tech sector brings compared to other sectors in the context of really understanding the value creation dynamics. All these views, be they good, bad, boring or controversial are, of course, my personal thoughts.

In my previous posts (feel free to look them up), I talked about

1. Content vs. Technology;
2. Education vs. Technology;
3. User vs. Buyer;
4. Scale vs. Specialist;
5. Think Big.. Think Global and,
6. Key Global markets

And now let’s discuss funding in terms of when and where to raise money….

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80-20 Rule Learning EDUKWEST Academy

The 80–20 Rule Applied to Learning

Editor’s Note: First appeared on Myelin’s weekly digest. 

Learning is when you use something from your memory. It’s not when you read a non-fiction book, attend a lecture, or watch a documentary. It’s when you use knowledge.

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Global EdTech Markets EDUKWEST Academy

Key Global EdTech Markets: US, UK, India, China and Australia

Over the last few weeks I have been sharing my thoughts on the key differentiators in this sector and the spectrum of opportunities that the Ed Tech sector brings compared to other sectors in the context of really understanding the value creation dynamics. All these views, be they good, bad, boring or controversial are of course, my personal thoughts.

In my previous posts I talked about

1. Content vs. Technology;
2. Education vs. Technology;
3. User vs. Buyer;
4. Scale vs. Specialist; and,
5. Think Big.. Think Global

And now lets consider the dynamics at play in different markets…

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