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Normalcy, the term used for the roaring twenties, will return, but some of us are starting to yearn for it now. So tired of the this-that of the current U.S. political scene, I switched the radio "dial" to the BBC.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Nine Shift
Males are 99.9% of combat deaths; 94% of workplace fatalities; 84% of homicides; and 75% of suicide victims. Now there's a new way young men are dying: cirrhosis of the liver. The despair, stress, depression and anxiety afflicting Gen Y... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Nine Shift
A confused reader disputed our post on July 23 that Americans would be protected under the new European Union law. Let's give two examples: 1.Earlier this week, my little organization wanted to get some software from a company in Europe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Nine Shift
If you thought the U.S. federal government was THE world's superpower, think again. Europe, and now California, are making some critical moves right now. Regarding net neutrality, California is on the verge of passing the nation's toughest, and best, net... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Nine Shift
Canada and other advanced nations may not suffer from the U.S. killing net neutrality, according to Belhassen, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He told us, ":We are fortunate enough to have enough bandwidth (generally) that we wouldn’t suffer enough, unless something truly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Nine Shift
The bigger impact for education and non-profits of killing net neutrality than losing out to YouTube for bandwidth could be serving those in non-urban areas. Earlier Dan Belhassen identified content - - the big guys like Amazon and Walmart and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Nine Shift
If Net Neutrality is killed in the United States, as is the government's plan, it would hurt education and non-profits big time. Here's what online guru Dan Belhassen told LERN, "I see educational resources as being one of those categories... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Nine Shift
Europe is creating the governmental infrastructure of the 21st century. Saving your rights, and saving big business from itself. So, are you a 'data subject'? Europe says yes. And the fascinating thing is, Europe is protecting you, and me, Americans,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Nine Shift
The controversy over women's testosterone levels continues. Some females support the new track and field standards, some oppose it. But one interesting thing was revealed in a recent NYTimes story, the levels of testosterone. "Most women, including elite female athletes,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Nine Shift
There was a deep 18 month recession 100 years ago. It seems more likely than not that we will experience another one 100 years later, and for the same reason. Last week the U.S. began a useless no-win trade war... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Nine Shift
Ellen Rupel Shell's new "Jobs" book is my nomination for the worst book of the year. In short, 1.It is wrong factually. 2.It is morally unsupportable. 3.It is racist. Looking back and supposedly using data from the last century age... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Nine Shift
Americans of every stripe and hue and belief are exhausted, suffering from mental health issues, mentally broken down, with partisan hate and incivility at an all time high. So I hoped to find a little comfort in rereading John Dos... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Nine Shift
The Washington DC City Council has passed an emergency one time bill to allow 26 students to graduate high school this month. These students have been absent for more than 120 days, but have met all other academic requirements. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Nine Shift
So I get this email this week with the subject line, "Where are the Girls?" The press release, from the Pittsburgh Aviation Institute - - which trains aviation mechanics, says that there is a huge retirement now of aviation mechanics... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Nine Shift
One of the reasons I think our community college friends are big on advanced manufacturing is that they think small cities and even rural areas are, or could, benefit. Not so. 1.Advanced manufacturing growth in big cities. "Nearly seven times... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Nine Shift
In my webinar recently on work and jobs in the 21st century, I got push-back from several participants. I assume they are with a community or technical college, and they cited the growth of Advanced Manufacturing as to why some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Nine Shift
Should schools stop providing lunch to boys who don't behave well? A teacher in our Gender in the Classroom course noted that taking away recess from students who don't behave is the number #1 response. All the research indicates that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Nine Shift
Even major news media, business, and other supposedly leading organizations don't get the 21st century. Here's a good example. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and presumably lots of other news media, did a story on what cities people are moving to.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Nine Shift
Happy Anniversary, Bill and Julie! I love this story! I don't think I have heard before how you "closed up shop" and continued to grow your business. Congratulations!! Carmen
The Brightline train story, which train experts say is huge and could change transportation in America, has been ignored by The New York Times. Why? The NYT has only done two stories over the last year on Brightline, the most... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Nine Shift
20 years ago today I blew up my organization's 10,000 square foot national headquarters, with library, conference and seminar room, beautiful desks, an office for my secretary (that's what we called assistants back then), and my vision of an indoor... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at Nine Shift
The question was asked in a Today segment earlier this month with NBC's Kerry Sanders reporting. The short answer is No. Yes, trains are the answer to highway congestion, in fact they are the answer to highways, and are replacing... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Nine Shift
Here's how Julie detected she was texting with a Russian troll bot. We got a question already on how she knew, thank you David. So I asked her. Here's what she said: 1.Length of time between replies. The computer, or... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Nine Shift
Exciting news for the U.S. in the 21st Century - - Brightline started service this month from Miami, now serving Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach. And next: the big one, Orlando. The for-profit train is getting rave reviews for service,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at Nine Shift
It's the start of election season, according to the Russians. This morning they sent a troll bot to try to engage Julie and switch or disrupt her voting perspective. We are in a swing state where the Russians turned the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Nine Shift