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The Shift Age

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March 28th, 2013

The Other Education Crisis

Guest Columnist:  Jeff Cobb Did you know that 65 percent of the U.S. workforce of 2020 – a date to which so much planning about the future tends to be pegged – is already outside the reach of our elementary and secondary education schools? Did you also know that for the slice of that 65 […]

 

 

March 21st, 2013

The Green Recession Revisited

More than four years ago, in early 2009, I published a column saying that the great recession we had just entered would be a green recession.  In February 2009, in a column titled  “This Great Recession is Actually Green” I wrote: “The view here is that when the U.S. does emerge from this recession in […]

 

 

March 11th, 2013

The Ascendancy of Women

Recently there has been a lot of media coverage on new views of women in the workplace and what is a good work/life balance. The 50th anniversary of the publication of “The Feminine Mystique” and the publication of “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook are primary triggers of this conversation. Another is […]

 

 

February 28th, 2013

The Hagel Nomination and a 21st Century Defense Department

The politically delayed confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become the Secretary of Defense could well be a pivot point, and an essential one, for the future of the Department.  It is time for this most important arm of the government to become more aligned with 21st century realities. Much of the thinking in the United […]

 

 

February 15th, 2013

Book Launch Publicity

As regular readers of this column know, my latest book “Entering the Shift Age” was published in January.  The early feedback has been quite positive.  After spending a year writing the book and the 12 mini-eBooks it is very satisfying to get such positive initial feedback.  Though I think it is the best book I […]

 

 

January 30th, 2013

The Earth Century

In a recent column I listed the Five Contexts of the Shift Age.  As stated there, while the true cliché of the Information Age was “content is king” the true cliché of the Shift Age is “context is king”.  We live in an increasingly contextual world.  The context in which we receive or consume information […]

 

 

January 17th, 2013

The Concept of Place has Changed Forever – My TEDx Talk

It was an honor to be part of Sarasota TEDx 12-12-12.  The theme of the event was “Creativity Matters”.  Throughout the day creativity was manifested by talks, performances and creative interactions.  Held in the Ringling Museum and the historic Asolo Theater it was a wonderful event. The talk I gave at the end of the […]

 

 

January 1st, 2013

The Coming Transformation in Education

Since the beginning of the Transformation Decade in 2010, I have been saying that education at all levels will undergo transformation by 2020.  The book I wrote with Jeff Cobb, “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12”, published in early 2011, called for nothing less than transformation.  Reform is an outdated word and […]

 

 

December 19th, 2012

The Transformation Decade: 2010-2020

Almost three years ago, on 01-01-10 I wrote a column called “The Transformation Decade”.  On this digital date I suggested that this decade would be shaped by massive transformation.  The dictionary definition of transformation is “a change in nature, shape, form or character”.   This means that this ten-year period will be a decade when most […]

 

 

December 11th, 2012

Welcome to the Shift Age!

We have left the Information Age and entered the Shift Age.  This new age is an era of transformation unparalleled in terms of the amount of change that will occur is the next 20-30 years. As long time readers of this column know, I have been writing and speaking about the Shift Age since 2007 […]

 

 

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