Category : Governance

The Next Phase of this Blog

This blog is entering a new phase. Beginning this weekend, I am committing to publish a new Leading Thoughts once per week for the next year. That means 52 posts by mid-June 2022. I am committing to this partially as … READ MORE

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What an Old Biology Experiment Teaches Us about Strategy

What an Old Experiment Teaches Us about Strategy Many of us that work on strategy with client organizations frame the strategy-making process as one of making data-informed “bets” on what it will take for the school to be successful in … READ MORE

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Of Trends and Counter-Trends

Every tide has a riptide that moves, sometimes ferociously, in the opposite direction. Similarly, every trend has a counter-trend. In recent days, the Bank of England and the Chinese government have each announced major crypto-currency explorations. Either of these would … READ MORE

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Do We Know What Matters Most?

At the moment, professional golf is the latest sport to be going through a spasm of effort toward perfecting itself by applying scientific rigor to what has always seemed more of an art. Money Ball, the book by Michael Lewis … READ MORE

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The Utopian or Dystopian Post-Pandemic Future of Education

A raft of recent articles and blog posts reveal how various pundits think the pandemic will forever alter the education industry’s story arc. Sources as varied as McKinsey on strategy and management consulting, David Perrell on writing for an online … READ MORE

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Independent Schools at the Cliff

The well-documented demographic cliff facing higher education–after 2025, the annual number of graduating high school seniors in the United States will decline rather steeply–is something that keeps every university president and enrollment manager awake at night. According to Othot, a … READ MORE

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