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Today is I’m looking forward to:

 

  México Watch

 The New York Times: “In Mexico, a Truck Full of Corpses Takes a Mystery Road Trip”

 The New York Times: “Fearing Corruption Inquiry, Former Mexico Party Chief Moves to Block Arrest’”

 The New York Times: “Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away’”

 The New York Times: “In Mexico, ‛It’s Easy to Kill a Journalist’”  Leer en Español

 The New York Times: “Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Activists and Their Families”

 The Guardian: “‛Adiós!’: Mexican Newspaper Norte Closes After Murder of Journalist”

 Mexico News Daily: “Mexico is Third Most Dangerous Country.”

 Mexico News Daily: Mexico Daily News

 The New York Times: Corruption at a Level of Audacity ‛Never Seen in Mexico’

  Random Access

I am now conducting my spring MOOCs, which are offered by invitation only to former students; all materials are provided, and there are no fees. Past MOOCs have included:
Agile: A Lot More Than Marketing
Speed: The Misplaced Virtue
Blockchain, Bitcoin, and the Future of Trust
The No-Nonsense Job Hunt (new material)
Cyber War

 

  What I’m Up To...

The big news around Stately Wayne Manor is that I am now a grandfather for the first time! His parentst (correctly) believe that posting his picture would be an invasions of privacy, so you will have to take my word for it: He is the cutest little baby ever!

I am also happy to say that my second (non-technical) book prototype is finished! (That means it’s presentable to professionals, if not the masses.) It’s an exiting event. My old office partner, Bob-Bob, used to say, ‥When you think you”re 90 percent done with a major project, that when you’re 50 percent done.” He’s right, of course, but it’s still fun to reach this benchmark for a labor of love.

On a more somber note, the situation in Haiti has deteriorated, which has made me reconsider several projects there. I am a proponent of incremental change when those changes compound. Just as investing small regular contributions into an interest-earning account can build up fast, small development projects can have a compounding effect, as well. But...when the macro-environment is essentially out of control — and that’s certainly the case in Haiti — you need to find a way to buffer against the Big Randoms there: an unstable government, a terrible economy, existential weather (and, now, climate) problems. This year, it was two steps forward, and ten steps back. I will be speaking on this on May 24 to the Forward people, and they are not going to like what I have to say.

Oh, one last note. It’s not like I don’t have enough work to do, but I decided to redo this Web’s plumbing. Yikes! There are a few cosmetic things but a lot of changes behind the scenes. If find something that doesn’t work, would you please let me know? Thank-you.

 

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 Cool Stuff in Wayne’s World...

 Innovation Project

Mission: Integrate innovation into the curriculum. I have been teaching individual creativity and corporate innovation since 2005. Everyone wants it; no one wants to work for it. I can change that.

 Distance Learning Project

Mission: Make distance learning as good as — or better than — one-on-one tutoring, by any pedagogical standard. Am I there yet? No — but I can reliably beat every platform on the market. Want to see how?

 Emerging Business Paradigm

Mission: Re-think business and business education. All you know about business is wrong. All you know about business is right. This apparent paradox drives the Emerging Business Paradigm. Want to know more?

 The Music Project

Mission: Getting this to the stage was going to be easy. Not so much. Whenever I think I’ve made progress, I hear the Precision Guided Thinkers jeering, and it’s da capo al fine.

 Change the World

Mission: Make a real difference. Change the world. A little ambitious? Yes. Impossible? Probably. Completely nuts? I won’t disagree. But if we don’t try, who will?

 The Writing Project

Mission: Thank-you, Donald Kaul, who taught me when to write; Richard Freed, who taught me how to write; Anne Lamott, who taught me why to write, and Tom Wolfe, who taught me not to write.