Our CEO Jose is at Davos this week, hanging with his fellow 2011 Technology Pioneers and other economic bigwigs. The conference’s full programme (yep, they spell things fancy up in the Alps) is on the web, but Jose’s been telling his Twitter followers what’s really going on at the conference–the good, the bad and the snarky. Since the excitement at Knewton headquarters in NYC this week has mostly consisted of tech fish livestreams and the gazillionth Snowpocalypse… Read more
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Keynote 3 – Jose Ferreira from Svc2c on Vimeo. Our CEO Jose recently attended the Silicon Valley Comes to Cambridge conference (or in Knewton’s case, Silicon Alley). Check out his keynote address to learn about the difference between bankers and start-up enthusiasts, reasons someone should (or shouldn’t) be an entrepreneur, Reid Hoffman’s swearing, and a whole lot more.
The San Francisco Bay Area has more VC firms and dollars invested than all East Coast cities combined. But the NY scene has recently been getting uppity. Chris Dixon wrote a story, the NY Times wrote a story, now Silicon Alley Insider. I tweeted that it was all embarrassing provincialism. So who’s right? Both cities attract the very best and brightest. But NYC has 20 times more. The best programmers and internet entrepreneurs are in… Read more
Jose Ferreira is the Founder and CEO of Knewton. You may have heard that some business schools* have started accepting GRE scores in place of GMAT scores. And you may be thinking: “Awesome! I hear the GRE is easier. I’m taking that!” After all—there’s no Data Sufficiency on the GRE. Sounds great, right? The problem is: There’s no Data Sufficiency on the GRE. The GMAT has been designed and perfected for business school students. GMAT… Read more
I wanted to take some time to dispel a fascinating—but unhealthy—rumor about the GMAT. This rumor is best summarized by a concerned Knewton student who wrote me the following: I was speaking to someone in India in the test prep industry about the GMAT and that person seemed very confident that the database of questions for the GMAT test in India is different from the database of questions in the US and Canada (the pool… Read more