October is going to be a busy month…

October is going to be a busy month. My girlfriend and I are expecting a daughter any day now and the anticipation is almost unbearable. Her birthday is also coming up, we have plans almost every weekend, and my 11 year-old is struggling to acclimate to sixth grade. I’m in week four of a nine-week […]

Generalists vs. Specialists, Part II

I was doing some more research into the topic of Generalists vs. Specialists today and found some additional interesting information. Several articles that I read presented the idea that as technological innovation increases, generalists will become more and more important in our society and economy. “Isaiah Berlin’s 1953 essay “The Fox and the Hedgehog” contrasts […]

Today’s post on Seth Godin’s blog struck a…

Today’s post on Seth Godin’s blog struck a chord with me. The topic was idea adoption which, of course, directly relates to my post on #digitalfirst schools. Godin provided the following graphic to highlight his message: I think that many of my own frustrations are a product of my work at the fringe. I’m not […]

Following up on #digitalfirst schools

On July 22, 2012 an op-ed piece that I authored appeared in the York Daily Record/Sunday News. The title of my article was “Schools must embrace a digital-first mindset”. In short, my research into digital disruption of various industries led me to make a connection between changes that our local newspaper had undergone and changes […]