Phorecast Podcast No 12 – We need to teach our kids skills, not subjects! Interview with education expert Mr. Randall Fielding

Randall Fielding innovates education world wide

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Phorecast is honored for the opportunity to interview Mr Randall Fielding. Mr Fielding is a world renowned architect and educator who has developed award winning schools all over the world. Randall is the co-founder of Fielding Nair International based in Minneapolis, one of the world’s most innovative educational design companies.

Mr Fielding has worked with schools in Minneapolis, Kazakhstan, Australia and Switzerland, to name just a few places, and his focus is on creative and interactive 21st century learning spaces. In this interview we talk to Mr Fielding about what the problems are with todays school system and environment and how we can engage and create innovative schools to prepare kids for the new requirements of the knowledge age. And we find out how Prince has been an interesting inspiration in this field!

Read more about The Master Classroom at Edutopia »

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Phorecast Podcast No 08 – Dean Roger Martin, author of The Opposable Mind

Dean Roger Martin, author of The Opposable Mind

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On this installment of the Phorecast podcast we are honored to interview Mr. Roger Martin. Mr. Martin has served as dean of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto since 1998. Previously he spent 13 years as a Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as co-head of the firm for two years.

His research work is in Integrative Thinking, Business Design, Corporate Social Responsibility and Country Competitiveness. He has written seven Harvard Business Review articles and published two books among them: The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking. In it Martin interviewed a variety of business leaders including the founder of Four Seasons Hotels Isadore Sharp, Procter and Gamble’s CEO A. G. Lafley, co-founder of Red Hat Inc. Bob Young, Michael Dell, Jake Welsh and Meg Whitman, of eBay fame. He found that their one common skill was being able to employ integrative thinking.

In the interview we discuss the power of design thinking in the business world, what risks leaders have to take and answer the question, why has the renaissance man of yesterday now become the multidisciplinary renaissance team.

Dean Roger Martin received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.

Read Roger Martins columns in Business Week »

At Phorecast we specialize in finding and customizing multidisciplinary teams of innovators and experts into sessions working for your organizations future. We are always looking for the most interesting innovators and we wanted to share some of the people that have really inspired us with their ideas and creativity. The Phorecast podcast enables us do just that! Thanks for listening and we would love to hear your comments, questions and innovative ideas.

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Phorecast Podcast No 01 – Sir Ken Robinson

Interview with Sir Ken Robinson

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He is good friends with rock stars like Paul McCartney and Mick Fleetwood, he recently remarried his wife of 25 years at the Elvis Chapel in Las Vegas and he says that school should be fun and creative. Who is this guy?

Phorecast is very honored to have creativity expert and world-renowned speaker Sir Ken Robinson on our premiere podcast. Sir Ken makes a compelling case for the importance of creativity and innovative thinking. He stresses the importance of an educational system that takes creativity and the arts seriously and urges organizations and companies to nurture their employees personal talents.

Sir Ken Robinson earned a PhD from University of London in 1981 and between 1985 and 1989 he led the Arts in Schools Project. He was knighted by the Queen in 2003 for his commitment and work with creativity and education. His report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (also known as the Robinson Report), has had a huge impact on both government and corporate attitudes towards creativity. He has worked with many high-profile public and private organizations – including the governments of Hong Kong and Singapore, the European Commission, and Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He is currently senior advisor to the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles where he now resides.

Watch Sir Ken’s TED-talk »

At Phorecast we specialize in finding and customizing multidisciplinary teams of innovators and experts into sessions working for your organizations future. We are always looking for the most interesting innovators and we wanted to share some of the people that have really inspired us with their ideas and creativity. The Phorecast podcast enables us do just that! Thanks for listening and we would love to hear your comments, questions and innovative ideas.

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