Greetings Upper School Community:
Here is the March edition of Articles of Interest to ease from Spring Break into Spring Term.
In the recent edition of Harvard Business Review, renowned biographer and journalist Walter Isaacson provides an illuminating glimpse of the leadership lessons of Steve Jobs, distilled in part from his biography.
In the ever-increasing connection between technology and reality, the quest for “smarter cities” is presented in the model of Rio De Janeiro in Natasha Singer’s article “Mission Control, Built for Cities.”
Speaking of smarter societies, in “Pass the Books. Hold the Oil,” Thomas Friedman’s recent article about global trade imbalances in the flat-world, the author alludes to Taiwan as a prime example of an educated populace being a nation’s most valuable resource.
In his article “When Technology Overwhelms, It’s Time to Get Organized,” efficiency guru David Allen makes a compelling argument for the limits of gizmos over human ingenuity.
Nobel Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri pens an excellent essay on the lasting power of words in “My Life’s Sentence.”
And from the world of international sports, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar achieved his 100th Century in his accomplished career in professional Test Cricket. The India Immersion group happened to be visiting India Gate in Delhi on the afternoon of Tendulkar’s feat; it was an exciting and very memorable scene. Gio Gio Tendulkar!
That’s all for now. I look forward to welcoming your children back to MVS on Monday and to sharing a great start to our Spring Trimester.
With sincere regards,
Sam WagnerHead of Upper School