October 16, 2015: Friday news roundup
Hope everyone had a great week. Here’s the latest edition of the roundup!
Time-management tips from 8 self-made billionaires
Feel like you can never get anything done? You’re not alone. Maximizing your productivity while combatting all the digital distractions and multitasking of today’s workplace can feel like an exercise in futility. Check out what some super-successful leaders suggest to maintain your sanity.
Grace Hopper Academy, an all-women coding school, to open in New York
Coding bootcamps have grabbed a lot of headlines lately; just this week the White House announced an experimental program to extend federal aid to bootcamp students. Now comes word of the women-only Grace Hopper Academy, named for “a U.S. Navy rear admiral famous for spearheading early computer science breakthroughs and creating many of the first computer languages.”
Setting up Ghana’s first liberal arts college makes him a “genius”
Want to feel like an underachiever? Meet Patrick Awuah, “a former Microsoft engineer who moved from the United States back to his native Ghana to establish the nation’s first liberal arts college.” He was just named one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows too.
Top 10 disappearing jobs in America
If your dream job is being a mail carrier, you might want to rethink that.
Army Ranger School has a groundbreaking new graduate
Let’s conclude the roundup with some inspiration. This week, 37-year-old mother of two Maj. Lisa Jaster became the third woman to ever complete Army Ranger School, silencing all the doubters and dissenters who questioned her right to be there in the first place. Don’t give up on your dreams!