Is it time to rethink education?

I recently contributed an article to the “Inclusion” issue of Social Space, a publication produced by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at Singapore Management University. The Lien Centre team then asked me to join a panel on the topic. My article was on the dual need of making our educational systems evolutionary and progressively […]

PRESS RELEASE — WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Louis, MO — The Wicked Problems Collaborative (WPC) is proud to announce the release of our debut offering, “WPC Book 1: What do we do about inequality?” on U.S. Labor Day (9/5/16). The economy isn’t working for most of us. Sure, a few have done exceptionally well in the wake of the Great […]

Are you being commoditized?

Are you being commoditized? The nature of work is evolving and we must respond by changing the way in which we approach our careers. Failing to react to these circumstances is choosing to acceptance the consequences. Discounting the forces which drive them is either an act of willful ignorance or something worse. Consider yourself warned. […]

10 Steps to Turn Social Media into a Self-Directed Center of Learning

I just read the latest post from Andrea Learned.  It got me to thinking about a post I have been meaning to write on how I believe that I’ve accelerated my learning via social media… Social media is an open–ended, polyphonic stream of consciousness.  That stream can lead to an endless procession of cat pics, fiery […]

Is College a Gamble?

I read a Fast Co. article by Gregory Ferenstein last week, “What College Degrees Are Really Worth,” which shared information on median earnings by major group. (Displayed in the image below.)  As someone who is working on a second masters, in a down and highly uncertain economy, the article got the wheels turning and eventually led to […]