Category Archives: This Digital Life

Mind, future, now!

Do you regularly… Open twenty plus tabs in Chrome? Comment on bad design? Overthink standardized test? Connect the dots for meaning? See the bigger picture? If you answered “yes” twice, read Daniel Pink’s  A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers will rule the future. Why … Continue reading

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Change – something happening there

Change is not an email from leadership. It is a process that pushes limits, brings joy to some and frustrates others. It moves slowly. Leaders talk about it, often forgetting to model it. As time passes, vision can get cloudy … Continue reading

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Is your email a disposable asset?

It stands always ready, takes seconds to write, requires no effort to deliver, reaches one or thousands nimbly, and yet there’s no guarantee you will ever see it again. Sound great, expect for that last part. You rely upon a … Continue reading

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Creativity reloaded – life, ex-pats, & outsourcing

I enjoy my life here in Hong Kong as an ex-pat. I work, I drive, I speak Mandarin, I cook, and I wash my own car. The Internet flows free and fast. Parks, beach, and hiking trails are minutes away, … Continue reading

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Liking – a photo

I like this photo! I liked it enough to take the time to print it, trim the margins, and then put it up on my wall. No, I do not mean my Facebook wall. I mean a physical wall in … Continue reading

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Email, you can’t win!

Remember when you looked forward to getting emails? You bragged about it to friends and family. I installed a campus wide email system in 1995. Administration worried that the staff would not take to it. We held wine & cheese … Continue reading

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I learned a lot in school, just not from my teachers

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School by Jessica Hagy, is a fantastic education retrospective. Upon extensive reflection, some yoga, and a lot of green tea, we clearly attended different schools. Yes, there were many insidious and unspoken lessons in … Continue reading

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