Sunday, September 25, 2011
Calibrating by NIST: The National Institute of Standards and Technology provides precise audio tones that can be used to calibrate electronic tuning devices.� These tones are available over the phone by calling NIST at (303)499-7111 in Colorado.� They are also available on shortwave radio.� Since most piano techs do not have access to shortwave radios, we focus on the use of the telephone service.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
WiredAcademic – Khan Academy Competitor? Mike Feerick of Alison.com Talks About The Future of Online Education
WiredAcademic – Khan Academy Competitor? Mike Feerick of Alison.com Talks About The Future of Online Education: MF – It’s great to see people innovating… He’s got a lot of publicity because Bill Gates is promoting him and saying he’s his kid’s favorite tutor. But go on Alison and look at Math Planet out of Sweden. It’s much more in-depth. He (Khan) is a pioneer. But there’s the old clich�of pioneers getting arrows in their back! I tremendously admire what he’s done. But is it sustainable? Some of his courses are terrific. And he, personally, has a great knack at creating those courses. But a lot of people can do what he is doing. Is it a stable business plan? One thing it is doing is it’s showing the power of video. Video is so easily and quickly created. It all goes down to quality… Harvard is harvard because it constantly puts together good students and good courses.
Closing is for losers and benefits don’t work? | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.
Closing is for losers and benefits don’t work? | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.: I asked both guys their favorite books on sales. Both of them replied, right away, with “SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham” – they each had separate other recommendations, but when the first book recommended on a topic by two people who have succeeded at a really high level in unrelated parts of the same field… well, you’re probably on to something.