Ideatrotter: Disruptive 2.0 Intelligence

Immigration Strategies & New Opportunities for Foreign Entrepreneurs

In this presentation, Goldman discussed how the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that the H-1B nonimmigrant and National Interest Waiver immigrant visa categories will now be more friendly to foreign national entrepreneurs who are creating jobs in the US.

This interactive workshop helped to clarify the viability of this new initiative; offered foreign national entrepreneurs a road-map which may make all the difference when filing immigration petitions; and helped start-up companies understand where they are heading when they have key personnel who have immigration considerations.

Goldman shared strategies for documenting “significant impact in the field” required for National Interest Waivers; how an entrepreneur with his/her own start-up can prove a legitimate “employer—employee” relationship that is required for H-1B; and the best timing for filing immigration petitions.

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How Emerging-Market Companies Should Expand

Krishna Palepu, Harvard Business School professor, uses Bharti Airtel to explain how companies from emerging markets can reach a global consumer base.

#video #Harvard #emerging #business model #strategy
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Geoffrey Moore Speaks at Harvard Innovation Lab

Harvard Innovation Lab Presents: “Startup Secrets Wrap Up" with Michael Skok, partner at North Bridge Venture Partners and Geoffrey Moore, venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) and author of Crossing the Chasm and Escape Velocity.

The Harvard innovation lab is a new and innovative initiative fostering team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepening interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community. 

#video #Harvard #innovation #startups #entrepreneur
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Three Pitfalls Startup Founders Must Avoid | HBS

Noam Wasserman, Harvard Business School professor, outlines the three Rs: Relationship decisions, Roles decisions, and Rewards decisions.

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EdX: The Future of Online Education

EdX is a not-for-profit joint venture between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer online versions of their classes and those of other universities. At the same time, edX will support Harvard and MIT faculty in conducting research on teaching and learning on campus through tools that enrich classroom and laboratory experiences. The goal of this initiative is to create a global community of online learners while improving education for everyone. 

#Harvard #MIT #education #gamechanger #innovation #internet #students #video #future

Changing Healthcare through IT Innovation - Harvard School of Public Health

David Blumenthal, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Health System and Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Health System in Boston, MA. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Blumenthal was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Barack Obama. He spoke at HSPH on Feb. 6, 2012, as part of the Decision-making: Voices from the Field series.

The goal of the Decision-making: Voices from the Field series at Harvard School of Public Health is to enhance the decision-making knowledge of students and to generate ideas that can provide solutions and strategies to challenging global and domestic health problems. Senior decision-makers are invited to specifically address the practical aspects of judgment and decision making. Students learn from these experienced leaders what decisions worked, what decisions failed, and what decisions, if any, could have been made differently.

#video #technology #Health Care #medicine #innovation #Harvard
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The 5 Whys

Eric Ries, entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, explains how to find the human causes of technical problems. 

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Harvard researchers develop personalized-curriculum system | KurzweilAI

Finally, an alternative to cookie-cutter education: the personalized curriculum.

That’s the promise of Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Studenta book by Harvard educational technology researchers Chris Dede and John Richards, who say they have identified a new learning technology called digital teaching platforms (DTPs).

DTPs represent the culmination of several evolving technology trends in K-20 education: the print-to-digital transition, the push for one-to-one computing, and the embrace of interactive display technologies.

“For decades, researchers have been developing technology solutions to support learning, monitor student progress, foster classroom discussion, and provide a framework for teachers, but it’s been a challenge to create the efficient, one-step approach schools need,” says Dede, Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

A core of the technology is “Time To Know,” which provides a one-step solution for today’s one-to-one computing classrooms. Teachers use the interactive comprehensive curriculum and the digital teaching platform to manage all classroom activities and deliver a personalized curriculum to every student.

(via smarterplanet)

#Harvard #education #technology #digital #students #content
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Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute Develop DNA Nanorobot to Trigger Targeted Therapeutic Responses

Using the DNA origami method, in which complex three-dimensional shapes and objects are constructed by folding strands of DNA, Shawn Douglas, Ph.D., a Wyss Technology Development Fellow, and Ido Bachelet, Ph.D., a former Wyss Postdoctoral Fellow who is now an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Nano-Center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, created a nanosized robot in the form of an open barrel whose two halves are connected by a hinge. The DNA barrel, which acts as a container, is held shut by special DNA latches that can recognize and seek out combinations of cell-surface proteins, including disease markers. When the latches find their targets, they reconfigure, causing the two halves of the barrel to swing open and expose its contents, or payload. The container can hold various types of payloads, including specific molecules with encoded instructions that can interact with specific cell surface signaling receptors.

Full Story: Harvard

(Source: emergentfutures)

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