Thoughts to ponder about learning/education

Coming back from the EFMD conference in Europe I have a number of insights and questions. First some observations:
1) The US is emulated in business around the world, and business schools in Europe and the world look to the US.
2) The world looks to Europe for things such as accreditation and connections.
3) Business schools around the world are truly global citizens.
4) English is the official language of business. In fact international business schools teach in English.
So some questions from all of this:
1) How should we be more connected to the rest of the world for learning and education? Since we are emulated, how can we also lead the way.
2) Social media is a global phenomenon (Facebook is now the 3rd largest country in terms of users.) How are you using social media to stay in touch with what’s happening in the world?
3) Is business supposed to be for the shareholder (as Wall Street says) or for the stakeholder and community, as was originally the case? What can we do about that? Shouldn’t we care more about the planet, the people, and our communities?
4) How can we in the US be more global in thought and actions? What would that look like?

Share your thoughts, and how this affects learning. Because if we don’t catch up with doing, thinking and acting globally, we will be faced with catching up instead of leading the way.

About hprager

Father, husband, brother and son. Delighted to be friends and mentor to so many wonderful people. Passionate about: leadership, learning and development, education, nature and the environment, youth, music, jazz, the tuba, Israeli dancing, networking and helping others, humor, laughter, swimming, hiking, the Cubs, Northwestern athletics, theater, musicals, concerts, traveling and making new friends wherever I go. Helping the world be a better place when I leave it.
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