When I read the many articles like this floating around, my first question is no longer about the student loan bubble. My first question is no longer about the employment crisis. I’ve seen
plenty of coverage on those topics. My first question is about the apparent career
counseling crisis. This is an area in which we’ve invested relatively little
and we’re now paying for it, in spades.
“The further you stray from the
natural, the more diligent you need to be about understanding the consequences.”
That’s a useful personal maxim I arrived at over the years.
The reason: Nature has had eons
to work through the mechanics of interaction. Nature uses its own slow
mechanisms to weed out the dangerous, balanced against a universe of… well…
everything. It’s not perfect. But it has a major leg up on humanity in this
I’ve found it holds true in most
matters of business modeling. I assert it holds doubly true in matters that are
themselves more primal and central, such as nutrition.
Today I discovered the UNC
journalism school has done away with spelling as a journalism test topic.
<Link removed since the source removed my cross-link. Two can play that game.>
This strikes me as concerning in
many ways. I’m having trouble limiting myself to just a few key observations.
As a lifelong management and communication professional, however, here are my
most urgent thoughts.