Year: 2010

Colleges and Universities: Stewards of Knowledge or Preparers for Work?

Many learning institutions believe that there is a disparity between a liberal arts education and the workforce education. Preparing people for work is seen as catering to industry, which has evolved a very different culture from academia. If we look historically, however, the collegia of Bologna were formed to confer degrees, which were essentially licenses.

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Why Start-Ups Need More Strategic Planning, and Why Investors Should Help Provide It

Single-minded passion for the idea. That is a typical of what people think about when think about the success of a new product or service. The individual and his or her team that tirelessly drive toward their vision. The problem is, visions don’t exist in a vacuum. I have said this to startups for years..

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Pirates Pine for Alternative Internet

Here’s are a couple of paragraphs that didn’t make it into the final cut on Internet Evolution. You’ll get the gist …read the entire post here: Pirates Pine for Alternative Internet Rather than capture legitimate information from the Internet and employ it directly for nefarious gain, information pirates propose their version of Sherwood Forrest, complete.

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Does Advertising Help Make Information Sources Seem More Legitimate?

I just caught myself wondering about the legitimacy of a site that I came across when researching pirates for a story I am writing. I wasn’t familiar with the site, but the advertising immediately made me more comfortable with it. When I saw Best Buy, AT&T, Chase and BMW associated with article I was reading,.

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Why I Wrote Management by Design

I have never worked at a company that really thought about its workplace experience, nor one that encouraged it managers to do so. We praise design in everything else, but the places where we spend our days, we leave under designed. Management by Design was written to address this issue. It outlines a methodology that.

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5 Reasons to Integrate (more) Virtual Reality into Education Now! #edu

As costs for education continue to increase: human capital costs and real estate costs (and its related costs of energy and maintenance), virtual reality environments may well prove the valve that allows expansion without bankruptcy. Consider these five ideas (and look for a special bonus at the bottom). Costs. It costs a lot less to.

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A Brief Look at How I Work and Why it Matters to Today’s Students

As a scenario planner, I have to watch a number of sources for unfolding news around the world, at multiple levels of abstraction. I select things to comment on, others to reference, and some to ignore. Those I ignore I either don’t trust or don’t agree with, but I don’t disagree with them enough to.

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Internet Evolution: Microsoft’s Missing the Boat on Kinect for Office

Here’s my conclusion: Microsoft argues that its divisions are more innovative together than apart. Kinect presents an opportunity for this cross-fertilization to manifest itself. Perhaps if Microsoft can get its business units to work better together we will see a bit more out of its anemic stock, a little more fire in the eyes of.

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My Take on Gartner’s Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond

Gartner put out their list of year end predictions on the November 30th. Here is my response. Their press release can be found here: Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond (Garnter predictions in bold, my response follows each.) By 2015, a G20 nation’s critical infrastructure will be disrupted.

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Connecting to Uncertainty

I was taken to task in today’s Internet Evolution blog posting about the future of paid content (Paid Content: Fresh Efforts, More Questions,) and told that all this scenario stuff probably didn’t serve me well as analyst. Quite to the contrary. I think the best analysts are those that admit what they don’t know and.

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