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Today is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima - one of the single-most devastating acts of war in history. At FPP, we celebrate history and hope to learn from it. Clearly there is a heavy cost to war.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong was born on this day in 1930. He was a NASA test pilot, the command pilot of Gemini 8, the first human to walk on the Moon, and an inspiration of millions around the world: MatthewAGilbert photo

Our portfolio startups Ferakh Lakhany, Co-Founder of @arabeelearning , Ritesh, Founding Partner at Enhance and Rama Kayyali, CEO & Co-Founder of @LTM_kids talked about what NOT to do when starting a business!
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Facebook Updates

Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA
Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA
I just backed #LoopMount: Instant bike navigation when you need it on
Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA
Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA
"I don’t think we are going to become a completely remote, online, independent economy in any way, though. There is a really important role that organizations play in people’s lives, and we’ve seen independent workers suffer from lacking this, resulting in identity struggles, loneliness, lacking a sense of belonging to a group, and so on. However, we might now see a change in organizations that might make their day-to-day operations look a little more like what we see in the gig economy.

For example, with a higher level of uncertainty about the future, some organizations may opt to hire short-term contractors for projects. Additionally, the remote work imperative may mean that even organizational workers have more autonomy, flexibility, and responsibility at the moment.

The increase in these job characteristics may even continue post-pandemic for some, now that they’ve proven that they can be productive when working from home with increased freedom."
Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA
Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA
#Twitter Wouldn’t Be #Hacked if It Were Backed by #Blockchain Technology: The recent Twitter hack shows us that centralized #infrastructure is still vulnerable, but #DIDs, #SSI and #blockchains can change the paradigm.

Blog Posts

Doctorious My Adventures in Academia

  • Celebrating Five Years of “edX E-Learning Course Development”
    by Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA on May 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    On May 30, 2015 I published my first book, “edX E-Learning Course Development,” a 300-page manual for university teachers and corporate trainers designing, developing, and deploying a MOOC course for the edX platform.  The book walks a reader through eight steps to create an edX course while teaching them about the tools and techniques they

  • Recommended Resource:
    by Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA on May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

    For many months I have been looking for an accurate and affordable AI-powered cloud-based platform that could transcribe audio interviews and allow me to edit the transcription. I finally found that service in, a free voice recording app that offers automatic transcription. More specifically, according to their “About Us” page, “ creates technologies and

  • “Experiencing Disability” in an In-Class Exercise
    by Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA on October 10, 2019 at 8:00 am

    “Disability is in fact the inability to make progress and achievements. The achievements that people of determination have made in various spheres over the past years are proof that determination and strong will can do the impossible and encourage people to counter challenges and difficult circumstances while firmly achieving their goals.” HH Sheikh Mohammed bin

  • The Ball in the Wall: A Tale of Tolerance
    by Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA on October 1, 2019 at 2:00 am

    On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 I gave the first public presentation of my Dr. Seuss style poem “The Ball and The Wall: A Tale of Tolerance,” to my Tolerance and Diversity class at the American University in the Emirates (AUE). The poem shares the story of a grandfather who, while fishing with his grandson, uses

  • Doctorious Turns 12 as My PhD Program Begins
    by Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I plan to conduct my research under the guidance of the expert faculty at UNC Greensboro to ascertain the significance of education in preparing entrepreneurs to conquer challenges that they will face in the future and to design strategies that enable them to do so. While most existing literature seeks to understand how and why entrepreneurs innovate, it has often neglected the role of education and the significance of the environment in which entrepreneurs operate.