“In the West, mobile phones started out as products for the affluent, and a decade passed before they were widely available to the middle class. In Africa, we needed to make them available right away to the very poor consumers. Our customers wouldn’t have access to the kind of money that Westerners paid for monthly mobile contracts. So we created better options for each market, such as prepaid or scratch …
What I found interesting in Higher Ed last week
Apple University is Apple’s internal training centre, visualized in that distinct style that only Apple can. A look at how it works, and what it can teach B-Schools. Here.
What I found interesting in Higher Ed
Bertelsmann, Europe’s biggest media co (rev ~ €16b / $17b) is buying a controlling stake in Alliant International University, to enter the University space. Purchase figures were not available. It is …
Apple University and what it can teach B-Schools
Corporate Universities are not a new phenomenon. By Corporate Universities, I mean company-owned and operated training centres equipped to provide job-related skills and instill company culture, and not general-purpose universities founded by corporates. Some of the more well-known Corporate Universities include McDonald’s Hamburger U, GE’s Crotonville Campus, General Motors Institute etc. Wikipedia mentions that as early as 2001, there were over 2,000 corporate ‘universities’ in the U.S.
One of the …