Retrain Your Brain

Most marketers need to retrain their brains when it comes to their advertisements. Virgin Mobile is an exception. I NEVER watch the advertisements before watching a YouTube video. This commercial has been the ONLY exception for me. What a brilliant ad….

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More Music Please!

I hardly write about music, yet music is such an important part of my life. I’ve been playing drums for 11 years and have even played in a few locally successful bands along the way.

I’ve become more passionate about business and just finished my first book about business. Music is discussed throughout the book, but I didn’t give musicians the credit they deserve…I’ll have to take note of that for the final edit of the book.

Do you notice how musicians and artists are some of the first people to adopt new technology? For the past month, I’ve been constantly listening to Deadmau5, Skrillex, and other electronic musicians. The sounds they all produce are unbelievable. It’s only going to get more interesting as technology evolves….

Musicians are creative, and creativity is what invents new paths. When you’re looking for inspiration for your business or personal life, listen to new music.

Schools Must Change

Schools must evolve with technology and society. This doesn’t mean they all need to buy the most expensive equipment. Being aware of these changes is a great start. Last week, code.org released a video on YouTube highlighting the fact that most schools aren’t teaching children how to code.

Schools didn’t need to quickly change 50 years ago; technology wasn’t evolving as quickly. Today, however, schools must start changing their curricula faster than ever. This will help enable more children of future generations to invent and make positive impacts on the world. It will also help them learn how to take preventative measures against the downsides of technology. Defending ourselves from cyber attacks has become a practical skill.

"Learn what you need to learn...every single day."

“Learn what you need to learn…every single day.”

I recently read two remarkable free eBooks by Seth Godin that discuss other negative consequences of schools not changing with technology and society. They’re called Brainwashed and Stop Stealing Dreams; I highly recommend them. If you’re a teacher, these are must reads. They’re also helpful to those of you with or without children that want to help create a positive future for upcoming generations.