Millennials in the working world

Jobvite Gen Y2018

According to recent U.S. Census projections and a social recruiting report by Jobvite, Gen Y (also known as the Millennial Generation or just Millennials) is rapidly coming of age and is a force to be reckoned with in the working world.   Continue reading

1,000 posts

1000On Friday, November 18, 2011 The Road Not Taken crossed the symbolic 1,000 post mark thanks to the loyal readership.  It only took 20 months or approximately 1.6 posts per day.  In honor of this dubious outstanding accomplishment, I’ve included the top 100 posts (and pages) of all time.   Continue reading

Student debt milestone

Graduation debt$1 trillion ($1,000,000,000,000)

According to an article in USA Today from mid-October the amount of student loans taken out last year crossed the $100 billion mark for the first time in history and – also for the first time in history – the amount of outstanding student loan debt crossed the $1 trillion mark.  Let that sink in for a moment.   Continue reading

History and future of marketing

History of marketing channels Once upon a time (i.e., prior to the Industrial Revolution) there was a world free of marketing.  People brought their goods and services to market in their local villages in what were hyper-local and largely closed economic ecosystems.  The rise of economics as a science in the late 19th century as well as the Second Industrial Revolution (circa 1850) gave birth to not only marketing as a discipline but retailing and advertising as well. Continue reading

Most popular “ideas worth spreading”

PostRank, the recent Google acquisition in the real-time social-networking data analytics space, recently compiled a list of the most popular TED presentations.  The experiment aims to see which speakers are most popular by topic (i.e., technology, entertainment, business, etc.) and network (i.e., Twitter, Delicious, Facebook, Reddit, etc.).  There are a few surprises but I don’t think it stunned anyone to see that Pranav Mistry’s talk on Sixth Sense was first in the Technology and Design categories (I was pretty impressed when I saw him at Cognizant Community 2011) or that Julian Assange was strongly favored in Global Issues. Continue reading

Language visualization

CuriosityI am looking for a few relatively well-read, articulate and – most importantly – opinionated individuals to lend me a few minutes of their time (no more than 30) for an experiment on language visualization.  I’m reluctant to disclose the details about this experiment until I know the volunteers which of course is counter-intuitive and risks dissuading some otherwise perfectly good candidates. That said I’m sure a few souls will be willing to offer up a slice of their life for a (fairly) painless exercise.

What you need to participate:

  • 30 minutes of free time
  • A computer of any kind
  • An intense sense of curiosity

If you meet those minimum requirements, as well as those listed in the first sentence, and you’re interested in helping me out – please drop me a note.  If you do not meet those requirements (especially the third item on the list, please close the browser window now … ever so slllllowly).


A student drops out of high school in America every 26 seconds

A student drops out of high school in America every 26 seconds || “The State of Education”

Educational experience meets mobility

Educational experience meets mobility || “As Mobile Devices Multiply, Some Colleges Turn Away From Building Campus Apps

Attending CMC Campus Insights in Orlando

Attending CMC #CampusInsights in Orlando. Great set of workshops and discussions (to say nothing of the excellent social activities).

Having a drink with futurist & author Jim Carroll at Pearson Cite

Having a drink with futurist & author Jim Carroll at #PearsonCite; interesting discussion about the future of education.