It is the last day of 2008, and as with many others, it is a time for reflection. 2008 was certainly a very different year from my 57 previous ones. Even though I had worked with computers for years and had engaged in online learning for the past dozen years, in many ways I was… Read more A Year in the Spiral
I have just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success (2008). For those who have not yet read it, it is a terrific book. Rather than focusing on intelligence and ambition as cause agents for success, Gladwell instead argues that success is more complex, linked to chance events and accidents of birth. Gladwell… Read more Am I An Outlier?
My wife and I visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens last night, which are decorated for the season in lights. Our “holiday card” to all of you are the following pictures I shot last night. I was also testing out my Christmas present – a Nikon D60: View from Visitor Center Spider Web Spiders along… Read more Seasons Greetings
A few weeks ago, Tom Peters used some recently deposited bear scat to illustrate his point about the current economic times: A little graphic but it got Tom’s point across. Sometimes crap is what crap is. I was thinking about this today when I found out that Edublogs has been adding advertisements in a stealth… Read more Bear Scat?
It has been ages since I posted anything here…a combination of end of semester and work in the Center. Part of what has been driving me lately are strategic questions, and I have some for you. For the past two weeks, I have been drafting a white paper on the state of the union regarding… Read more Strategic Thinking and Strategic Resources