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3 Things You Can Learn Right Now!

3 Things You Can Learn Right Now!

In 2015, Doreetha Daniels received her associate degree in social sciences from College of the Canyons, in Santa Clarita, California. But Daniels wasn’t a typical student: She was 99 years old. In the college press release about her graduation, Daniels indicated that she wanted to get her degree simply to better herself; her six years of school during that pursuit were a testament to her will, determination, and commitment to learning.
Here are three things you can do to keep learning… for free!

Career Curveballs: Three Big Things I Learned When I Got Fired

Career Curveballs: Three Big Things I Learned When I Got Fired

In the Spring of 1984, I drove to my job as the Director of Marketing for the Parker Brothers Toy & Game Company. I can remember that drive vividly. The sea air wafting off Boston’s North Shore filled my senses. It was a beautiful day – serene and promising. Our company had recently changed ownership, and things had been a bit chaotic, but I still felt confident about my ability to meaningfully contribute. The Vice President of Marketing greeted me when I arrived. Gravely, he asked me to step into his office. Without hesitation, he told me my position had been eliminated. I had been fired. Ten years of my career down the drain in a flash. I was heartbroken, bitter, and felt blindsided. Feeling dejected, and every bit the victim, I returned home to my wife, my two small children, and my one very big mortgage. My outlook was one of doom and gloom.

You'll Pay For Your Education One Way or Another

You'll Pay For Your Education One Way or Another

My father once said to me, "You'll pay for your education one way or another." Sometimes that check is written to a university, other times it's paid for with expensive mistakes that one can learn from.

For those who are more inclined to take traditional classes, there's some great news.  Leading colleges, universities and well-respected trade associations are now offering many of their most valuable classes free and online.