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August 18th, 2009

Transforming Education for the 21st Century – Part Two

In the last column I looked back at the history of K-12 education in the U.S.  This was to provide background and context for this and future columns.  I also mentioned in that last column that I was fortunate to participate in an exciting conference of people committed to creating the 21st century K-12 campus […]

 

 

August 6th, 2009

Transforming Education for the 21st Century – Part One

We are ten years into the 21st century.  We are entering the Shift Age.  We all have experienced rapid and almost unbelievable change in our lifetimes.  We sense even more change in the years ahead.  Everywhere we look, we see institutions that we grew up with starting to crumble before our eyes yet their replacements […]

 

 

July 16th, 2009

Ghana, the Peace Corp Volunteer and the President

Last weekend I had breakfast with a woman with whom I graduated high school.  Since we had not seen each other since a reunion several years ago there was much to catch up on. The most interesting thing was the fact that her daughter is in the middle of a 27 month deployment as a […]

 

 

July 1st, 2009

The New Reality of Communications

[Note:  This is a column reprinted from the current “Shift Age Newsletter” as it is very timely and has already received a lot of positive comment.  If you are not yet a subscriber of the newsletter, please go here and click on FREE subscription] Those of you who have either read “The Shift Age” or […]

 

 

June 24th, 2009

What the US Automotive Industry Can Look Like in 2015 and 2020 – Part Two

In the last column we looked at the general dynamics underlying the reality and need to create an automotive industry in the U.S for the 21st century. We now take a look at what this industry might look like. An analysis of trends, developing technologies and the role that the federal government can and should […]

 

 

June 16th, 2009

What the US Automotive Industry Can Look Like in 2015 and 2020 – Part One

The US automotive industry is about to go through a historic transformation.  It is very possible that by the year 2020 we will have largely weaned ourselves off of the pure internal combustion engine.  The key is to make the right decisions about the next 12 years in the next 12 months.  To initiate a […]

 

 

June 10th, 2009

Electric Plug-in AND Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Regular readers of this column know that I have been a clear and forceful advocate of alternative ways to power transportation.  The internal combustion engine was invented more than a century ago.  We are now entering the decade that will take us toward the new definition of automotive transportation. We are about to define what […]

 

 

June 3rd, 2009

Tiananmen Square and Technology

It was 20 years ago this week that the demonstrations in Tiananmen Square turned violent.  After days of open demonstrations, the Chinese government had had enough and sent in the army.  This led to one of the most iconic visual images of protest in recent decades: a single man standing right in front of four […]

 

 

May 27th, 2009

Tentative Steps on Alternative Energy

Last week the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the most ambitious energy and global warming legislation ever debated in Congress.  That is very good news and a good first step.  Of course, since Congress has never been anything close to providing leadership in the areas of alternative energy and climate change, the comparison to […]

 

 

May 19th, 2009

The Magnificence of the Hubble Telescope Space Mission

The mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope is a magnificent and historically important event.  The images coming to us from space as the astronauts work on repairing the telescope are beautiful, up close and personal and once again instill awe in those of us that watch. For most of my life the increasingly incredible […]

 

 

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