#EmptyShelf17 #4: What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel

The introduction starts strongly, and throughout the book it challenges our thinking, and what we’ve become used to as the ‘norm’ in our contemporary society (this is partly why I think history and anthropology are helpful, the help us see that life was/can be different according to different values, beliefs and social norms): The years leading up the financial crisis of 2008 were a heady time of market faith and deregulation – an era of Continue Reading →

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 2) #FLdevelopCQ

So, just catching up with Week 2 of ‘Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership’ from Common Purpose/Futurelearn. Talking Core and Flex Do you know what your central values and purpose are – do you know what to hold onto, and what you can adapt to fit different (cultural) circumstances? Our Core comprises the things that define us: our own personal ‘over my dead body’ list. These are things that won’t change (or won’t change easily). Their Continue Reading →

[SLIDESHOW] Meet Generation Z

Some interesting stats on “Generation Z” (always wary about generational divides), and what ‘pushes their buttons’: Meet Generation Z: Forget Everything You Learned About Millennials from Anita Valerio Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

10 Commandments of Higher Education?

Enjoyed this piece – so important to think what higher education is about, what it’s for, and how much we can achieve when we share values (difficult in such a time of competition): Delivering the conference’s presidential address on 12 December, Sir David said that universities needed to think harder about their “moral compass”, adding that the cardinal rule for the academy should be to “strive to tell the truth”. “Academic freedom, in the sense Continue Reading →

An academic and proud of it?

A real challenge to think back to why we are in the academic space, the values that we need to hold onto! There was never a golden age in which academic values such as universalism and disinterestedness were not at risk, argues Bruce Macfarlane. But in an age of sponsorism and insecurity, all scholars must hold fast to the precepts that make our intellectual endeavours worthwhile Which values define what it means to be an Continue Reading →

Christian values in the (online) space? #Medialit11

The second session of ‘The Digital Revolution?‘ included a discussion about the nature of being involved in the digital space (such a cultural change, but one that has already happened… it’s what people are doing, and the intention of MediaLit11 is to allow people to engage with media issues in a Christian way (*whatever that means).) ¬†We look forward to #digidisciple, where we have a number of people prepared to blog regularly on “Living Biblically Continue Reading →