Browsing All posts tagged under »disruptive thinking«

Fundamentalist and Entrepreneurs

October 19, 2013


As I haven’t posted here in a long while, I thought I would share my response to a professor’s encouragement to try to describe what is happening today in the world and what may follow. I know at least one person who enjoyed it ( As I am amidst a transformation from national security analyst […]

Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation

December 31, 2012


Blended learning is a disruptive innovation in education that can take many forms. As an Adjunct with UMUC. I have taught traditional face-2-face, hybrid, and online course work. As this infographic portrays, the hybrid classes seemed to be the most beneficial to my students. Below Knewton, a technology company based in NYC, looks at what blended learning is, why it’s spreading, […]

Dempsey’s (Security) Paradox

November 23, 2012


Last week I referred to a Foreign Policy blog post by Micah Zenko and how it relates to my transition from national security studies to peace studies. I’d like to share that post here in its entirety as it is definitely something I am ruminating on. First, the “security paradox” that General Dempsey refers to […]

Hybrid Education: The Evidence Grows (reblog)

August 14, 2012


Adding to articles here on distruptive innovations, I found this article by Peadar Coyle at the Hybrid Reality Institute that discusses emerging practices in education and skill development. Hybrid Education: The Evidence Grows by Peadar Coyle It is said that education is something people have strong opinions about. A growing literature has emerged around randomized evaluations […]

HBR Video: Disrupt Yourself

July 26, 2012


Success used to be related to experience, knowledge, and skill. A few things have changed. The world of work is increasingly complex—uncertain and volatile, global and diverse—and information is easier to access. As a result, experience and knowledge are less relevant, whereas the capacities to learn and adapt, be resilient, and connect with others have become […]

Technology is the Step-Mother of Necessity

July 25, 2012


by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) If necessity is the mother of all invention, then concept is the father of technology. While needs produce items of necessity, ideas produce items of ingenuity. Realistically no one needed an airplane in 1903, but that didn’t stop the Wright brothers from making their first flight. This same […]

Synthesizing Ideas is the Step-Father of Necessity

July 24, 2012


by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) Synergy has become this weird new expression of the latest orthodox of American Management.  Misused, overused and even less understood, synergy, by definition is also called synergism; the potential ability of organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger.  Synergy is more […]