Great Post! Twitter is a really interesting company. I personally find its product very useful for when I want to use it, but I don’t find myself on it very often. I generally use it to track or discover breaking news OR as an enhancement to watching live sporting events, when I receive live commentary and stats. In both cases I believe that twitter has an unparalleled product offering, and I scratch my braining wondering how they haven’t figured out a better way to monetize the platform and promote their product. I think in many ways the Company is trying to do too much and may potentially be more successful if it stuck to its core and did a better job of educating the potential consumers on how the platform can benefit and enhance many of their experiences.
Great post about Brooke Charter Schools. The education industry, especially at the youth level, is one that I find very interesting. I’m glad to see some schools are still getting in right with innovative approaches to teacher development. The story of Brooke Charter School reminds me of a school I’ve had the privilege of working with in the past – All Hallows High School. All Hallows is located in the poorest congressional district in the country (South Bronx, NY), yet despite this they send almost all of their students (99%) to four-year universities. The school’s success has everything to do with the professionalism and hardwork of the teachers, priests and nuns that oversee the program. So I very much agree that teacher’s are the most important aspect of the at-school learning experience. But I still wonder if this is enough? Sometimes I worry that technology has given us superior methods to teach, but regulation and trade organizations sometimes dismiss them too readily. I think offerings such as Khan Academy and it’s desire to flip the classroom are very intriguing, but I worry that states around the country won’t allow it to disrupt the industry due to union protection and the general unknown…
This is so cool! I’m a big time sushi consumer and very intrigued by this business and operating model. The use of consumption data to optimize their operations is critical to the business model working, but it’s also brilliant. Without it, I’m not sure they would be able to maintain the quality and thus the volume to support the business. By tracking consumer trends in their restaurants, they can utilize the the conveyor belt, maintain fresh selections, and cater to their customers’ need in short order, create a superior operating model. Thanks for the insight, Tak!