Since news broke of an Equifax data breach impacting around half of the adults in the United States people have been trying to sort out how this happened. Someone eventually covered a detail that was clearly considered damning evidence. Equifax's Chief Security Officer (CSO) at the time of the breach was *gasp!* a music major. Since … Continue reading The unfair vilification of the Equifax CSO’s music degrees
The impact of a great teacher often goes beyond the syllabus and away from the subject they are supposed to be teaching. Sometimes the things you remember most are the notes in the margins, the extra things that they said perhaps largely for themselves. But some of us still listen. Sometime during the fall of … Continue reading Notes in the margins: The impact of great teachers
People keep promoting the need for everyone from kids to mid-career professionals to learn how to write computer code. The argument is that in the very near future (if we aren't there already) learning how to code will be as important as learning to read and write. An article in Mother Jones asked, "Is Coding … Continue reading Learning to code is NOT the new literacy
Many people have become concerned that cursive is no longer being taught in school. I saw the effect of this when one of our high school interns had trouble transcribing a meeting attendance sheet because some of the names were written in cursive. As someone who rarely uses cursive except for my signature (which is really … Continue reading Do they still teach typing in school?
It has been 15 years since I earned my MBA and almost 20 years since I earned my bachelor's in information systems from the same business school. Since then I have forgotten a lot of detatils from classes like Finance, Economics, and COBOL programming. There are, however, lessons I remember. One of those happens to … Continue reading Bats flying into plywood: The business school lesson I remember most