Opportunity, Collaboration & Discovery

Ending the Dinosaur Era?

CJ Westerberg, October 19, 2011 6:01 PM


"Right now it's the dinosaurs in government and business
that are leading what is happening . . ."
-Carlota Perez

Global is Not a Test Score
Video Below

Fascinating and energizing interview by Fred Wilson, technology thought leader and VC with
Carlota Perez, global economic thought leader.

The general news has been so fraught with polarities of debate without any inspiring answers that this interview was a breath of renewal. Sometimes one needs to listen to a conversation that rises above the usual.  And, yes, it has ramifications to education and not just jobs.

The first half is more of a historical perspective of the technological golden ages, the booms and the following busts.  The second half of this 26 minute video then continues to build a vision, not based on taxes or cuts, but more what life should and could look like - from a "realist" position, to boot.

The education space has similarly been fraught with obsessions on test scores, both nationally and internationally;  the new NCLB or ESEA as to policy ramifications in Congress;  either the "stupidity or coddling" of our present-day students; teacher evaluation; and micro-conversations such as whether the flipped classroom is new and/or whether it is lecturing redux, or some other exercise that lacks context to the bigger picture.

Anyone who really want to engage in a conversation about technology and the global ramifications of it as it relates education - beyond global test scores - may want to check this out - I know I may view this more than once and explore more -

Let us know what you think.

Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures interviews Carlotta Perez - Video Below
plus presentation Triple Helix Conference Stanford 2011

-C.J. Westerberg

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