On June 1, a heavyweight battle between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will ensue in Madrid for the Champions League title, rated as the biggest club competition in the world of football, for sure in Europe. It involves two premier league teams, the Spurs vs the Reds, going full-tilt for European supremacy with nary a non-English club in sight. It’s Kane vs Salah. It’s manager Pochettino vs Klopp with Poch’s high energy press vs Klopp’s gegenpressing. It’s Tottenham’s world cup winning France captain Lloris vs Liverpool’s captain Henderson of England.
I fear that we are in a quality control crisis. Evidenced by the very fast but poor first efforts I see in the wild. One of the mantras being pushed upon new entrepreneurs is, "Just put something out. You can perfect it as you go." While I agree that you shouldn't ruminate on a game-changing idea for too long and that an adoring public will forgive the slight gaffs inherent in rushing a product to market if the product fulfills a specific need in their lives, we are now establishing "good enough" as a bar by which new businesses, products, even employees are judged and showing up in the world.
Everyone wants to be successful, but not everyone is willing to make the sacrifice that they made to reach where they are now. Come to think of it, there are some reasons why those people are successful and others are not. There are some habits that they have inculcated in their life or have inherited it that make them so successful as leaders.
How people learn is a central aspect of education. Since learning figures so prominently in the entire field of education, it would make sense to review what we know about learning in light of what science tells us about the process. From behavioural studies to neuroimaging, we have learned a great deal about the process.
Anyone can have a bad day. Sometimes even the smallest of things can trigger frustration and lead to a bad day. Something like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, or getting stuck in traffic on your way to home.
It is clear to me, particularly in light of the most recent and tragic shooting on a campus -- UNC-Charlotte -- that we need to do more than provide improved security and early detection of threats, although we surely need to do that. We need to address trauma. This is suggested in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today. The Chronicle piece notes trauma preparedness but also notes the effects of trauma post event and its wave-like nature, recurring with new triggers. Valuable observations and the link here.
More than 10 years and 18 movies, Marvel studios have given us some epic stories, characters, and films. Along with heavy doses of entertainment, these movies have also moved the audience in one way or the other.