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MD072: Addressing Black Elephants with Makerspace Development

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As you read about Black Elephants in Thomas Friedman’s new book, called “Thank you for being late,” you might be reminded of Martin Ford’s book, called “Rise of the Robots.” According to Mr. Friedman, Black Elephants are “a cross between a ‘black swan’ and ‘the elephant in the room’. Everyone knows that America needs more …

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MD071: Combating the Great Acceleration

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Thomas Friedman’s new book, called “Thank you for being late,” warns us about the latest crisis facing Americans called the Great Acceleration. The Great Acceleration is about massive techno economic change and the belief that the rate of change is increasing exponentially. Now this won’t surprise anyone who was around the tech industry during the …

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MD069: Improving Makerspace Development Can’t Wait

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The biggest challenge you will find when talking with a lot of community leaders is why they are content to wait for others to bring makerspace development to their community. Why won’t these community leaders fully engage in makerspace development. Communities around the country need the “work-structures” that makerspaces provide. You could make the case …

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MD067: Conversations in Makerspace Development

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To say that makerspace development is hard is an understatement. The reason is you’ve have got to engage other people and convince them of the worthiness of your mission. No one wants to take time away from their friends and family for an unworthy cause. Before my first Army Duty Station, I was spending some …

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MD062: Makerspace Development flips the script on upward mobility.

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No one can argue with the benefits of upward mobility. On the other hand, what a lot of very serious people do argue about is the best path for young people. As makerspace developers, you could make the case that self-direction and self-determination are the only ways to prevail in this post-Globalism world. I would …

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