CASE DII Paul Dempsey

March 23, 2009

Here is my stream of thoughts pulled down from twitter during Paul Dempsey’s presentation yesterday afternoon at the CASE DII conference:

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100 Miles an hour

March 4, 2009

jsI often listen to Joe Scarborough MSNBC’s Host of Morning Joe. He made a statement the other day on his show and then repeated it on “Meet the Press” this Sunday that made me think about how I approach my work in higher ed.

They were having a discussion about all of the priorities of the President and all of the different projects and proposals he is pushing through with his proposed budget. Joe made the comment that it’s really hard to stop him when he is coming at you 100 miles an hour with 12 different cars each filled with a different program or proposal.

I thought this was really interesting. I compared it to my own work where I often have lots of projects but only one or two big ones at a time. I often find myself pulling back and trying not to take on so much. Should I take another approach?

Strategically should we in higher ed be taking the Obama approach and driving 100 miles an hour with web 2.0, Facebook, Flickr, videos, news, twitter, LinkedIn, print to digital, online magazines, brand, e-communications…

Can we sustain this kind of model? Do we just take too much time to getting everyone’s buy in at a college or university?

2 very different ideas about print newspapers

February 12, 2009

I was struck this week by 2 things that I saw about newspapers and how they should proceed in this “web era”

The first was the other night on the daily show. Walter Isaacson was on talking about a time magazine cover story about how to save newspapers.

Today as I was eating lunch at my desk and reviewing past tweets I noticed@colB had posted the following tweet

which provided a link to a blog where the argument was made Why newspapers should manage more like Twitter and less like GM <!– commented out for now


2 very different approaches – what do you think?