All courses by Zachary Alexander

  • MD077: New Twitter Hashtag #VetsForVR Launches

    Launching a new Twitter hashtag like #VetsForVR is usually no big deal for most podcasts. However, it is a very big deal at because we care about the mix of people who are engaged in our conversations. VetsForVR is an initiative to grow this cadre of pioneering vets. Veterans will find it hard to […]

  • MD076: Why Augmented Makerspaces are Game Changers

    If you read the Fourth Transformation, you might feel like you have been transported back to the start of the social media era. You could even make the case that the Fourth Transformation represents the start of commercial virtual reality. For the purposes of makerspace development, we are going to concentrate on what you could […]

  • MD075: PVSONow could be the Primary Midwest Option

    Both the practice of makerspace development and America would benefit from a Midwest option. A Midwest option would look a lot like the small-town option. It would require a minimum of upfront capital. It would require very little in the way of existing infrastructure. The difference is that it would cater to an older and […]

  • MD074: Big Shout Out to the Virginia Chamber about PVSONow

    After speaking with Cyndi Miracle at the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Foundation, it became abundantly clear that the Virginia Chamber of Commerce stands with America’s veterans. She told me about monthly networking events to help service members transition back into the civilian workforce when their tour of duty is completed. I talked with Cyndi about […]

  • MD073: Makerspace Development will jumpstart Upward Mobility

    There was a lot of fuss last year about the fact that it’s harder now to move up economically than it has ever been. According to Michael Carr and Emily Wiemers,“You can’t educate your way up.” Current occupations will go away never to be seen again because of automation. Others will decrease in value because […]