Maybe INDUSTRY is no longer the right word?

I was thinking about disruption, specifically about the technology, education, journalism, and manufacturing industries, and thinking about how disruption has precipitated the need for digital strategy.  It seemed like the incumbents are all trying to do the same things – simultaneously maintain the status quo and plan for an uncertain future that nearly guarantees a…

Why use WordPress as a Content Management System?

I just pitched a public-sector non-profit on a solution using WP as a CMS. In a bit of synchronicity, Scott McNulty asked on G+ today: Working on a presentation about using WordPress as a CMS. If you were to go to such a presentation, what would you expect to see covered? I would highlight the…

Local Digital Slactivism: Call to Action?

So, we found out my daughter’s grade school is closing at the end of this year, throwing more than a hundred families lives into turmoil. Although the timing was unexpected, it was certainly not a surprise.  The parish community rallied for an opportunity to have one more year to reverse the situation.  As it stands,…

Replacing ‘iterate’ with ‘pivot’

In my capstone paper for graduation from UPenn, I advocated the following 4-stage implementation for internal collaborative software inside an organization: Assess Plan Implement Iterate I’ve simultaneously been thinking about the characteristics of what makes successful entrepreneurs so dynamic, and it seems to be a combination of everyone doing everything, strong vision, a constant need…

How will technology change our culture?

Said in 1936 (!), via BoingBoing: The present generation should not be surprised at the conclusion of a technological revolution that has as its seed [sic] of a cultural revolution. Such may indeed be true in this instance. The cultural revival of the monopoly of the metropolis and the democratization and deprofessionalization of scholarship are…