Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shift Happens

I recommend that all my students watch this video called Shift Happens.  This is version 6 and if you have time, go back to version 1 and note the differences in just 6 years.  I believe everyone needs to understand and appreciate the pace of change and technological innovation that we are experiencing.  Remember the Patent Office Director in the early 1900's that said something like, everything that can be invented has been invented.  What would he think today?

Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation "went viral" on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 20 million people, not including the countless others who have seen it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues. - Published on Wikipedia May 8, 2012 by

What did you learn from watching this video?  What surprised you?  What concerned you?  Let's start a conversation.

Professor Stewart McHie
Program Director, MSBA

1 comment:

  1. Dear Professor McHie,

    Not a bit of it surprised me. It would suggest that China and India are poised to pass the US and England as economic superpowers yet this has not happened. I find it interesting that those countries have not capitalized on their brain power. Why do you think this is?