Category Archives: Stephen Dexter

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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Sustaining Excellence Over Time…

People at my last job gave me feedback that I was too enthusiastic about sport, maybe even too “American” in that respect. Looking back, I think it was because it provided the clarity and focus on a goal that I … Continue reading

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The Life of Pi and Waist Deep Powder

My son Ian and I are pretty good skiers. We’ve been at it as long as we can remember. Today in Switzerland we received over three feet of fresh powder snow which sounds like paradise but can be equally terrifying. … Continue reading

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