Our Gutenberg Bible Moment

We are in the midst of our own “Gutenberg Bible Moment.” 

Rather than the printing press, it is the internet. We now have the ability to educate ourselves on any subject, anywhere, at any time and any age. In fact, with the exponential growth in technology, many of the top skills needed for the most in-demand jobs (like blockchain, cloud computing, and UX design) are primarily acquired via online classes. 

What Now? Redefining Education for the 21st Century

Like pioneers, we must band together to prepare students to adapt to this new economy, while schools undergo significant restructuring. Parents, businesses, and community leaders must take responsibility–individually and collectively–for building a community-based ecosystem that helps students develop vital skill sets (adaptability, collaboration, creativity, tech-savvy, critical thinking) and gain exposure to the real world. 

The Scarecrow Already Had A Brain 

The Wizard of Oz is more than just a movie. It is a metaphor for life. It highlights the cultural tethers that limit self-worth and emphasizes the importance of community. It also provides a road map for navigating uncertain times. Here are a few of my favorite lines and the insights they provide:

The Real Cost of a Meaningless Education

The Real Cost of a Meaningless Education Viktor Frankl was right. In 1965, the world-renowned psychiatrist and author of Man’s Search For Meaning described the…