Category Archives: personal

Getting the future wrong: my bad forecasts

It’s essential for futurists to analyze their own forecasting work over time.  We check to see how we can improve our skills and understanding by looking back at how we looked ahead. It sounds obvious, and it is obvious within … Continue reading

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Taking my son to college

Last month we took our son to college.  Well, “to university”, as the Brits say, since it’s the University of Vermont. It was, and still is, a very strange experience. One reason Owain choose UVM is because he really wanted … Continue reading

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Four years in: under the hood of my consulting firm

Four years ago I launched Bryan Alexander Consulting. BAC is how I translate my future of higher education work into real-world impacts.  This post is one of the regular updates I’ve shared, in interests of transparency: so you can learn about the … Continue reading

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The shock of the old: still living in the 20th century

Yesterday I wrote about a day in the life of a futurist like me.  At the post’s end I wonder about the most futuristic parts of the day, and the least. As I worked on that post, off and on … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a futurist

People often ask what I do as an educational futurist.  As one answer I thought I’d share a kind of diary, to give a sense of the practical work and life. 6:30 am – rise later than usual, due to … Continue reading

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A short digital story about forests, snowshoeing, and memory

Over the past two days it snowed up here in Vermont’s Green Mountains, despite it being April.  Therefore Ceredwyn and I went snowshoeing in the woods. To document and reflect on the experience, I made a short digital story: This … Continue reading

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When I consider how a friend’s light is spent

I’ve known Bernie DeKoven for around twenty years.  If you don’t know him, Bernie is a guru of fun, a paladin of play.  He has devoted his life to playfulness, from developing games and practices on his own and also helping … Continue reading

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