As a writer, educator, and lover of learning and life, I make it a habit to notice people. Whether I am in the classroom or in a business, I notice everyone I meet, and I let him or her know it.Read More
Am I an amateur? I try my best to be one.
To many, amateur is a dirty word today.
In a much-discussed 2007 column in The Weekly Standard, and a subsequent book, Andrew Keen argued “Web 2.0 technologies…enable amateurs to make dumbed-down replicas of professional work,” and crowd out professional creative types. This fear goes well beyond the creative world. Journalism, finance, medicine and law are among the many professions whose members have been, to some extent, crowded out by tools and enhanced access to content that enable amateurs to demand less of their services.Read More
Have you ever met a person, come across an idea, or found a resource that was precisely what you needed at exactly that moment in time? These “happy...Read More