IBM and Canada – Bad Food or Bad Numbers?

IBM recently launched an ad campaign highlighting their work on education, crime prevention and food poisoning reduction . . . okay, really, the interlocking theme is Outcomes for a smarter planet. But they demonstrate those outcomes in the fields of education, food safety and crime prevention among other areas. The graphics are cute, it’s the …

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Can you win in Teal?

So it is official. The Philly Flyers will play the Chicago Blackhawks for the Stanley Cup. Montreal, the third “Original Six” in the conference finals was axed by the Flyers tonight. Wow. Montreal has a losing streak a mile long (last won the cup in 1986, quarter century itch?). . . but guess who’s streak …

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Date with Kate Update

Okay, so the Date with Kate gig started as a silly response to a former student and favorite reader (see January winner), but has proven a small hit among you. In March, there were 4 DwK dates with readers. I am honored and flattered that you are willing to schlep to Dallas or schlep me …

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Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Mom! In 1996, Mom discovered eBay and my pleas for her to start using email instead of the phone were answered. I was an undergrad trying to save pennies – this was before unlimited wireless – I hated using those ridiculous calling cards. We still had landlines. Do they even have landlines in …

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Does Teaching Attract Liberals?

In the Education Leadership post a few days ago Rob commented that teaching attracts liberals. So let’s dissect. Is it true that teaching attracts liberals or is there something more going on? There are a few ways to go through this. Let’s start with the premise that teaching attracts liberals. That premise is either true …

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Winning with Nuclear Fusion, a New Metaphor

Winning with Nuclear Fusion Thursday evening I ended up in a conversation about nuclear fusion, not a subject I know much about, but I have a vague understanding . . . that got me thinking about what it takes to launch a business, or learn a new skill since both of those activities require an …

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Nonverbal Cues in Casinos

A place heavy with nonverbal cues is a casino. Some of the best nonverbal environmental research is done for them. If you have ever entered a casino you may have noticed the carpet . . . specifically, how busy and probably hideous the carpet is. For the uninitiated, the crazy patterns serve two main purposes. …

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Notable and Quotable – Income Mobility Study

A tidbit most pertinent to those who live and die by the mantra that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer…. From an interview with Thomas Sowell on his new book, “Economic Facts and Fallacies.” If we follow human beings instead of income brackets, perhaps we can find more meaningful information …

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