We will put the intellectual content of the various programs together with management theory and practice (including management of virtual and distributed organizations) to make overt connections, to show how a general education can be the most practical and visionary possible preparation for future non-academic employment. This is NOT a class for future academics. I’m saying that, to do better business, to be a better lawyer or doctor or accountant or executive, you need not only to know a lot about the complex world in which we live but you need to know how to take those generalist lessons and apply them to skillful, collaborative, technology-assisted working groups that no how to move from an idea to successful implementation. No one teaches that skill or shows how you move from liberal arts training into the world of careers and professions.

July 9, 2010