The Catalyst’s Agile Education series: What we learned

Business is in a state of constant flux. With the introduction of modern technologies and the move toward automation, the needs of employers are changing rapidly and the demands of educating for the careers of the future have never been higher. Meeting those demands requires innovative teaching methodologies and non-traditional avenues to pursue learning. Agility is the key to the new economy.

In our series Agile Education, we set out to explore the myriad ways that St. Pete schools are keeping up with the speed of the new economy. Along the way, we made some surprising discoveries and uncovered a few major themes:

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Art market inflation makes gift-giving essential to survival of museums

St. Petersburg has been working its way onto the map as an international art destination for decades. The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg opened as the first museum in St. Pete, anchoring its waterfront in 1965 with an impressive permanent collection that today includes masterpieces from Monet and O’Keefe, to name a few. But it was not until the Dali Museum’s entrance in 1982 that St. Petersburg’s stature began to grow on the national and international stage.

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Hot enough for ya? Cool arts events on the way

Sure it’s hot and steamy – welcome to the dog days of Florida summer – but that doesn’t mean St. Petersburg’s arts community is taking a seasonal siesta. Art, like rust, never sleeps.

Look no further than July 14, when the St. Pete Arts Alliance rolls out its monthly Second Saturday Art Walk. From 5 to 9 p.m., 40 studios and galleries join hands with an open-door policy. It’s a walking, talking self-guided tour of the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District and Warehouse Arts District.

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Dr. Jonathan Ellen

ICYMI: The All Children's leader talks leadership, transformational change and the importance of altruism [Video 54:16]

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The Hustle

Shannon O'Malley

Entrepreneurs Shannon O'Malley and Brad Doyle are turning a corner on 2nd Avenue into a one-of-a-kind city-farm. They put their utilities industry skills into practice and came up with a hyper-local business that utilizes vertical space in small footprints to eliminate waste and pesticide.

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Since May 2000, DocuPhase has pioneered solutions in entreprise automation for a full spectrum of clients across a range of industries.

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The Shuffle

Luis Perez
Oscor Inc.

Sandy Goldman
Bluewater Media


Frank Wells
Bright Community Trust

Focus: Age

The 20-year-old entrepreneur is a lie


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ACUMEN: Prioritizing

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent [HBR]

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone.

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