Are The Humanities a Soon-To-Be-Dead Discipline? Not According To Steve Jobs

From the New York Times:  Career Counselor: Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? At an event unveiling new Apple products, Mr. Jobs said: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere… Read More Are The Humanities a Soon-To-Be-Dead Discipline? Not According To Steve Jobs

About Facebook & LinkedIn – a Little More Insight into these Modern Marvels

Confession time.  I’m still pretty (very!) uncertain about how to take advantage of Facebook and LinkedIn.  I’m still learning how to actually use Twitter.  And I have friends, a son, a brother, who try to tell me how to do things with my computer, and I just have great trouble “getting it.”  It’s so embarrassing!… Read More About Facebook & LinkedIn – a Little More Insight into these Modern Marvels

From Roger Staubach to Title IX Babies – Athletic Endeavor Really Can Lead to Business Success

Legendary is not a strong enough word.  Here in Dallas, whatever punch the word “legendary” carries, it is not enough to describe the name Roger Staubach.  The winner of two Super Bowls for the Dallas Cowboys, Roger Staubach is simply the man.  And his success on the field carried over into a vast Real Estate… Read More From Roger Staubach to Title IX Babies – Athletic Endeavor Really Can Lead to Business Success

A Quote For The Day – Bill Gates & Chad Holliday On Innovation

These paragraphs come from Energy sector poised for innovation — with the right spark by Bill Gates and Chad Holliday, (Washington Post, Friday, April 23, 2010) This country runs on innovation. The American success story — from Ben Franklin’s bifocals to Thomas Edison’s light bulb to Henry Ford’s assembly line to today’s advanced microprocessors —… Read More A Quote For The Day – Bill Gates & Chad Holliday On Innovation

Malcolm Gladwell is #2 on the list of the Business Top 50 Thinkers

I’ve just become aware of the current listing of the Thinkers 50 (The definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers), which lists the most influential business thinkers by ranked order of importance and influence, based on 10 measures: The Measures: 1. Originality of Ideas:  Are the ideas and examples used by the thinker… Read More Malcolm Gladwell is #2 on the list of the Business Top 50 Thinkers

Dehumanized — A Cause for Alarm in Education, and in the World of Business Books

My true academic love is rhetoric (part of what we call the humanities).  I love it because it is honest – it calls itself an art.  And art is imprecise, long-brewing.   You can use a calculator to get to the right numbers, but you need a crock pot to simmer all the stuff that goes… Read More Dehumanized — A Cause for Alarm in Education, and in the World of Business Books