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StratEDgy

The StratEDgy blog is intended to be a thoughtful hub for discussion about strategy and competition in higher education.

May 12, 2013 - 4:32pm
This year’s Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition winners were announced last week. 
April 24, 2013 - 5:37pm
In general, using “X” in a name denotes some kind of experimentation. Think edX. That letter, and what it represents, is one of the reasons it is such an exciting time to be involved in higher education.
April 10, 2013 - 9:03pm
Did anyone think of urine?
April 8, 2013 - 9:53pm
An important trend is worth mentioning as part of the context to last week’s post. One of the factors contributing to the record high number of applications and record low acceptance rates is that more prospective students are applying to more schools.
April 3, 2013 - 8:19pm
Creativity and innovation are in increasing demand as an engine for economic growth and solving major problems, including (preventing and) winning wars, curing disease, feeding a growing population, and finding sources of clean water.   With new technologies, rising costs, uneven access and outdated business models, higher education is in need of a big dose of creative thinking.
April 1, 2013 - 8:46pm
Institutions are announcing their admissions data, and it’s another year of record highs and lows. With these record highs and lows revealing themselves in the form of acceptance and rejection letters and emails, what does this say about the current state of higher education?
March 27, 2013 - 8:30pm
With all the talk about the unbundling of higher education, some recent developments have me wondering whether some of the newer developments we’re seeing are actually reinforcing the existing hierarchy in this market to the benefit of elite schools. . .  and at the expense of everyone else.   
March 20, 2013 - 9:27pm
It may be much harder to write a short paper than a long paper, but it’s much more interesting to tell a story – any story – in six words. 
March 13, 2013 - 8:59pm
During the summer, I committed to running a short program on Strategy and Competition in Higher Education – essentially a two-day non-credit version of the full length Strategy and Competition in Higher Education course - and asked people what they thought were the most important topics for discussion during such a program.  And there was definitely some consensus. 
March 10, 2013 - 9:00pm
Entrepreneurial ideas related to education have flourished of late, and business plan competitions can surface some of these initial ideas. Here are eight education-related start-up ideas appearing on several lists of finalists. 

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