Category Archives: Stephen Dexter

Everyone’s Going To College.

The Stanford University Class of 2019 was selected from 42,487 candidates, the largest applicant pool in Stanford’s history. The 2,144 admitted students come from 50 states and 77 countries. That’s about a 5% acceptance rate. FIVE PERCENT. The world is … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory

“A mathematic theory that deals with complex systems whose behavior is highly sensitive to slight changes in conditions, so that small alterations can give rise to strikingly great consequences.” This is also called the ‘butterfly effect’ where if you can … Continue reading

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Trash Talk

Dharavi, Mumbai Quick Facts: 1) One of the largest slums on the planet (approximately 1,000,000 inhabitants). 2) Created by British colonials in 1882. 3) Estimated value of exported, yes EXPORTED goods is $500-600 million a year. 4) Covers 217 hectares … Continue reading

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Hiring Millenials: A Primer for Old People (Like Me)

Aging has taken on a special significance with me in recent weeks as I witnessed the passing of two giants of my generation in David Bowie and Glen Frey. Unreal and surreal. When I looked over the images and read … Continue reading

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The Last American Holiday

When Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863, he did so at the height of the American Civil War by inviting fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea … Continue reading

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A Gap That Can’t Be Closed By Achievement

“Genius comes when you disconnect from task and reconnect to source.” Good Life Project: Embrace the Space “Creating space, those moments of in-between that we increasingly fill with tasks.” My breath gets taken away during the course of the school … Continue reading

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The Organization of Learning

This picture has nothing to do with the post, but I took it when I was hiking this summer in Switzerland and my head was really, really clear and uncluttered by my “to do” list. Maybe it is related! According … Continue reading

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The Backpack Theory

Apologies for the lengthy absence. It’s been busy in Leysin. “How much does your life weigh? Wow, what a question. I just watched the shipper pull away in a truck headed to Asia. All of the stuff we thought we … Continue reading

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Are you an expat or a global professional?

I am teaching a university course on leadership across cultures to an audience of twenty different nationalities and used thisarticle by Professor Peiperl from IMD. The conversation was fascinating. Where do you rank? You are an expat if… You manage … Continue reading

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Coding vs Social Media Education: A Global Competency Faceoff

One of my favorite quotes is by musician Charlie Mingus who said that true genius lay in making the complex simple. It is right up there, in my mind, with Peter Drucker’s “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” and the Serenity … Continue reading

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