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May 31st 2015:Dan Pink: Educating for a Whole New World of Work

The world of work has been undergoing a profound and rapid transformation in recent times. One of the keenest observers of these changes is Dan Pink, bestselling author of five books on work and workforce related subjects, and in this episode Dan joins show host Dave Goldberg for a lively conversation to explore how work has changed and what these changes mean for educating professionals and workers today and in the future. The show is joined also by guest commentator Mark Somerville, Olin College, and co-author of the book A Whole New Engineer to explore some of the practical ramifications

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Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative books — including three long-running New York Times bestsellers: A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a new television series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel. In 2013, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. Before venturing out on his own seventeen years ago, Dan worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He received
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Mark Somerville

Mark Somerville is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at Olin College where he currently serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development at Olin. In this capacity, he led a complete re-design of Olin’s faculty hiring, faculty development, and faculty reappointment and promotion procedures. Mark is increasingly recognized as a thought leader for the transformation of engineering education. His short courses on educational change and curriculum design are regularly attended by hundreds of faculty from scores of institutions of higher learning around the globe. A Rhodes scholar, Mark received a dual degree in electrical engineering and English from the University o
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