Category : Business and leadership

Social Purpose, Woke-Washing, and Your School

The recent Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the the advertising, media and communications fields was notable in a number of ways, but perhaps the most salient was the earnestness and seriousness of the Grand Prix awards. Missing, according … READ MORE

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Propellants and Solvents and You

Only the very largest schools can be many things for many people. Smaller schools face constant strategic choices about what they are not going to do. The smart objective for a smaller school isn’t just to find a way to … READ MORE

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Markets in Everything: Bluetooth-Enabled Diapers

Sentient spaces is a trend we are watching closely for its security applications and possible utility in improving teaching and learning. As an illustration of how quickly (and deeply) technology is moving into almost everything is this story about sentient … READ MORE

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A Clever Pushback at the AI Trend

Evidence that every trend has a counter-trend (in the same way that waves have riptides) comes from a clever new ad for ING, a Netherlands-based global bank. With the trend lines pointing toward sentient spaces and more integration of technology … READ MORE

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Dystopia and You: What the Contemporary Mood Means for Schools

A fascinating reveal of the dystopian angst in contemporary affairs comes from J. Walter Thompson’s review of Milan Design Week 2019. Reflecting the current uncertain zeitgeist, mainstream designs focus on environmental and societal apocalypse. It doesn’t get more dystopian that … READ MORE

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What Leverages Innovation

Building on our recent post on innovation, this item from Kaihan Krippendorf’s Outthinker newsletter further unpacks the difficulty in even defining what we mean by that term. Through analysis of the actual performance of companies commonly regarded as innovation leaders … READ MORE

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