It was Monday morning in the higher-education capital of the universe, and 35 students were absorbed in a lecture on perhaps the critical subject of our times. Rising health care costs? The global economy? Educating young people for the high-tech jobs of the future? “This is a football field,” the instructor said. The students enrolled in “Water Cooler Football: Learning the Game for Fun and Networking Success” were mainly unemployed senior executives, and in a rocky economy, job seekers need every advantage.
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