I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the future of education. My 5 1/2-year-old daughter recently started public kindergarten. Her classroom, teacher, schedule and school set-up reminds me a lot of my own kindergarten experience. At first blush this was comforting; then quickly downright scary. Maybe it’s just the feel and smell of the 1930s school […]
I can still feel the boredom of riding in “the middle” of the back seat of my parents’ 1974 orange Datsun–without a car seat or even seat belt because they weren’t yet the law, let alone, safety features–and whining, “are we there yet?” and 30-seconds later, “when are we going to be there!” “In a little while,” my parents […]
Chris Brogan wrote a good post this morning entitled The Me Game, in which he shares successful networking tips. As I commented on his blog, it reminded me of something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: how the open, transparent and inclusive norms and etiquette of social media are impacting our behaviors–and thus the culture–of the […]
So, I’ve been grappling with how to best manage my personal feed across social networks. It seems silly to update my status separately on several social networks when services like Ping.fm exist to enable broadcast updates across networks. A few weeks ago I did a test and linked my Facebook and Plaxo Pulse feeds to auto-update […]
At this point it’s fair to concede that the idea of a lifetime job is a relic from a previous era. It is widely believed that we are slated to have an average of seven careers in our lifetime–many of which will involve more than one job. Even when we’re in long-term committed employment relationships, we are still […]
Life and Learning are Not Linear: in the digital era life and learning are unexpected, chaotic, and random; be open, and you will be successful at both You Have a Single Persona: the professional and personal are cohesive so don’t waste your time and energy trying to separate them Learning is Doing: don’t […]
Dry cleaner is a microarcheologist: stains from the week tell a story.
Social media, in short, changing the culture. Social media: in short-changing the culture. With which side do you side?