You're Invited: The Feast's Salon on Education Innovation

If you're in New York, please join me two weeks from now at the Soho House, where The Feast is convening a salon on education and innovation.

The Feast was started two years ago by a group of people who wanted to create a community that lived at the intersection of creativity, entrepreneurship, and social change —and who also wanted to have fun while doing it. Or, as Michael Karnjanaprakorn, one of its founders, recently explained to me: "Because doing good shouldn't feel like a chore."

If you're in New York, please join me the morning of Friday, November 19, at the Soho House, where I'll be hosting The Feast's first education salon, and talking with Diana Rhoten, of Startl, and Brian Fitzgerald, of Knewton, about reinventing education through technology and innovation. Tickets and more information can be gotten here.

And if you haven't done so already, be sure to check out Tony Wagner, a former high school teacher who now directs Harvard's Change Leadership Group. He recently spoke at The Feast about the rise of a new movement edupreneurs and it's totally worth your time.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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