March 7, 2012
Looking at media rankings of companies–“Most Innovative,” “Fastest-Growing,” or other roundups of various firms–we aren’t often surprised. Take the magazine Fast Company. For this month’s issue, they’ve listed “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.” Dominating the Top 4 are the perennial occupants of the corporate Cool Kids’ Table: Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
Normally, we’d let a list like this slide by without comment. But then, there’s company #12: Southern New Hampshire University.
Now that’s interesting. After all, it’s not often we’ve seen a nonprofit educational institution mentioned in (almost) the same breath as some of high-tech’s corporate juggernauts.
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