June 04, 2018 4 min read
You may think you’ve heard and read a lot about computer games in classrooms and in corporate education. And you probably have.
October 18, 2017 1 min read
The first rigorous evidence that video games may supersede even the best professors. My article in Quartz out today: http://bit.ly/1W0BJt4
November 17, 2016 3 min read
Donald Trump made a scapegoat of me and many of my friends. This is not the first time in American or world history that an electoral strategy of scapegoating minority groups worked. As a gay man, I’ve watched this method (sometimes used against me) roll-out in US elections for most of my life – making or promising to make some people illegitimate to garner the vote of a larger population.
November 12, 2016 4 min read
Donald Trump is the first president of the Attention Economy. John Kennedy was arguably the first Knowledge Economy president, lambasting the ruling military-industrial complex during his campaign. Sometime during the last decade of the 19th century, the White House baton had passed from the Agricultural Economy to the Industrial. But for most of our lifetimes, Knowledge Economy champions have been in the White House. Consider the number of times over the last forty years that presidential candidates have been “disqualified” for the top job because they didn’t "know" something (Poland as a part of the Soviet Union, for example, or more recently not remembering the name of the Energy Department).
March 06, 2016 6 min read
For many Americans, it is next to impossible to make sense of Donald Trump’s success. Behavioral scientists have less trouble finding the right range of terms; from narcissist to Machiavellianist to psychopath to autocrat—all, in the candidate’s own lexicon, “the best words” to describe elements of something most of us know as a con man.
March 02, 2015 1 min read
September 10, 2014 1 min read
Daily Beast writer, Tim Mak, picks up on youthful mistakes and does some serious investigation into the havoc I caused. Oh well …
July 11, 2014 4 min read
Today a long-lost friend from high school “friended” me on Facebook. In response to her question about how I am doing, I wrote: “My life is not what I might have predicted it would be in high school. But I am astonished by how rich and happy it has become.” It was only after I wrote it that I began to consider what those words really meant.
July 01, 2014 1 min read
"Business schools, stuck for a century in the case study methodology of the 1920s, have increasingly been investing in new technologies to teach students the core concepts of management. But there is one technology they seem to have overlooked …"
June 25, 2014 7 min read
I have been a professor for 25 years – most of my professional life. Even when I had full-time corporate jobs, I always took salary cuts to be able to maintain my professor role … because teaching has given me about as much joy as anything in my life. Watching students learn, improve, and gain confidence is an amazing thing! But, last spring, for the first time in three decades – since I first imagined emulating my favorite high school teachers – I realized I have no compulsion to ever be in front of a classroom ever again.