Data Sheet—Coursera Looks to Turn Online MBAs Into a Viable Business

Right before Labor Day weekend I shared a ramen-noodle lunch with Jeff Maggioncalda, the new CEO of online education firm Coursera, who gave me an interesting reason for why he took the job. The founding CEO of the original robo-advisor Financial Engines, Maggioncalda says he'd been midway through a mid-career semi-retirement when he read Tom Friedman's book Thank You for Being Late, which among other Friedmanesque very large thoughts stresses the importance of community and education as the...

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