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Money Matters Episode 109-  An Ultra Low Cost College Degree W/ Shai Reshef

Many people have the motivation and the desire to get a college degree but or limited by financial means. What if you you could get a college degree for a small fraction of what traditonal schools charge?

Today we were joined by President and Founder of University of the People, Shai Reshef.

Shai Reshef is President & Founder of University of the People, also known as “UoPeople”- and has been widely recognized for his work with UoPeople, including being named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business; selected by OneWorld as one of its ‘People of 2009;' awarded an Ashoka fellowship; joined UN-GAID as a High-level Adviser; granted membership in the Clinton Global Initiative; awarded an RSA Fellowship; selected by The Huffington Post as the Ultimate Game Changer in Education; nominated as one of Wired Magazine’s 50 People Changing the World; and selected as a Top Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine.

 

An expert on the intersection of education and technology, Shai Reshef is an educational entrepreneur, with over 25 years of experience in the international education market.  Shai has spoken internationally at numerous conferences including the Clinton Global Initiative; DLD: Digital, Life, Design; TED, World Economic Forum; EG5 Conference; Google’s Higher Education Summit. He has also lectured at Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Oxford, among others.

 

 

To find out more visit:

 

TED TALK - An Ultra Low Cost College Degree

 

The University of the People Website

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

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Would you go to the gym more often if someone was paying you? What if your employer not only encouraged you to be healthy but reinforced that behaviour? Does a healthy employee actually reduce expenses for a company and raise the bottom line?

We were joined today by the Founder and CEO of KrowdFit, Jim Miller. We discussed the correlation between getting healthy and monetary incentives in the work place.

 

Jim is a serial entrepreneur companies and experienced CEO with 25 years experience leading early stage technology driven companies.  He is keenly focused on improving the human health condition and is passionate about performance sports and nutrition.  He currently is the founder and CEO of KrowdFit, a platform that financially incentivizes healthy choices.

 

He is an expert in loyalty marketing, incentive rewards program design and has successfully led several venture-funded companies through periods of rapid growth, holding key senior leadership roles & has successfully raised over $125 million to fund his start-ups.

 

Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of uTANGO the world's richest Visa® Rewards program, rewarding individual lifetime consumer loyalty with up to $1 Million in cash rewards.  Prior to leading uTANGO, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence with Ignition Partners and Frazier Technology Ventures where he participated in the investment process and provided interim executive leadership to portfolio companies.

 

He has been a guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Raising Venture Capital at Seattle University, Portland State University Schools of Business Administration and Northwest University.  Jim has been recognized in Kiplinger's Magazine How to get Other People's Money to Finance your Business and Success Magazine Get Venture Capital for Your Business.

Jim currently resides with his wife, Mimi, and daughters Alex and Bridget in Bend, OR. Interests include: cycling, skiing, golf, technology, wine and domain name speculation.  He studied Finance and Marketing at Linfield College, however never one to sit still, he became bored and dropped out during the last semester.

 

 

To find out more visit:

WWW.KrowdFit.com

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

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Nearly two years after Houston City Council members gave their overwhelming support for the project, the FAA’s formal approval opens the door for plans that could see Ellington Airport become a focal point for aerospace operations, such as the launching of micro satellites, astronaut training, zero gravity experimentation, spacecraft manufacturing and a host of other potential activities.

We were joined today by the Director of Rice Space Institute and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sr. David Alexander. We discussed the implications to the local and greater Gulf Coast economy and workforce.

 

David Alexander is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, where his primary area of research is solar astrophysics.  As Director, Professor Alexander is responsible for the mission and direction required to develop and achieve the goals and objectives of the institute.

Professor Alexander is a member of the Rice Faculty Senate and author of “The Sun” part of the Greenwood Press “Guide to the Universe” Series. He received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2004 and was appointed a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences in 2006.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomy Society, and  Chair of the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory Users’ Committee.  He is also former Chair of the Solar Heliospheric Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) program.  Professor Alexander has served on many national and professional committees including the NASA Advisory Council’s Heliophysics Subcommittee, the NASA Solar Heliospheric Management and Operations Working Group (SH-MOWG), ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter Payload Committee and the Science Advisory Board of the High Altitude Observatory Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory.

Professor Alexander joined the faculty at Rice in 2003, coming from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, California where he was a Staff Physicist working on the development of advanced space missions for solar physics.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, and his doctorate on Relativistic Cosmological Models from the

To find out more visit:

Rice Space Institute

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The Houston Spaceport 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

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Spinglish—the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors—is all around us. And the fact is, until you’ve mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day—without your even knowing it.
However, once you perfect the art of terminological inexactitude, you’ll be the one manipulating and one-upping everyone else! And here’s the beauty part: Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf, authors of the New York Times semi-bestseller The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook,have compiled this handy yet astonishingly comprehensive lexicon and translation guide—a fictionary, if you will—to help you do just that. If you want to succeed in business (or politics, sports, the arts, or life in general) without really lying, this is the book for you! (Your results may vary.)

Today we were joined by Author and Co-founder of National Lampoon Magazine, Henry Beard.

Beard, a great-grandson of Vice President John C. Breckinridge, was born into a well-to-do family and grew up at the Westbury Hotel on East 69th Street in Manhattan. His relationship with his parents was cool, to judge by his quip "I never saw my mother up close."[1]

He attended the Taft School, where he was a leader at the humor magazine, and he decided to become a humorous writer after reading Catch-22.[1]

He then went to Harvard University (from which he graduated in 1967[2]) and joined its humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon, which circulated nationally. Much of the credit for the Lampoon's success during the mid-1960s is given to Beard and Douglas Kenney, who was in the class a year after Beard's.[1][3] In 1968, Beard and Kenney wrote the successful parody Bored of the Rings.

In 1969, Beard, Kenney and Rob Hoffman became the founding editors of the National Lampoon, which reached a monthly circulation of over 830,000 in 1974 (and the October issue of that year topped a million sales). One of Beard's short stories published there, "The Last Recall", was included in the 1973 Best Detective Stories of the Year.[4] During the early 1970s, Beard was also in the Army Reserve, which he hated.[5]

In 1975 the three founders cashed in on a buy-out agreement for National Lampoon; Beard got US$2.8 million and left the magazine.[5][6] After an "unhappy" attempt at screenwriting, he turned to writing humorous books.[7] Those that have reached the New York Times Best Seller list are Sailing: A Sailor's Dictionary (1981, with Roy McKie),[8] Miss Piggy's Guide to Life (1981),[9] Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Book (1995, with Leslie Nielsen),[10] French for Cats (1992, with John Boswell),[11] and O.J.'s Legal Pad (1995, with John Boswell and Ron Barrett).[12] Other notable books include Latin for All Occasions (1990), The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook (1992, with Christopher Cerf), and What's Worrying Gus? (1995, with John Boswell).

 

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

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