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  • Keeping One’s Eye on the Product, Not the Process
    July 11, 2018
    In the latter part of the 20th century, automobile manufacturers began to change how they made cars. Instead of sequence of design phases, followed by engineering phases, followed by marketing phases, they began to realize great gains in combining those disparate pieces. Engineers and designers met directly with potential consumers, who themselves were examining prototypes […]
  • Working Together
    July 4, 2018
    About a year ago I posted a note with concerns about the difficulty of engaging people different from ourselves in real dialogue. As the events of the year have unfolded, such concerns have only grown. We hear of political labels becoming a key determinant of social interaction. We see more shouting across viewpoints on immigration, […]
  • A Deep Dive into the Intellectual Life
    June 27, 2018
    From time to time, the faculty of multiple schools identify a committee of their members to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the learning environment at Georgetown. Their focus is the intellectual formation of students and the faculty environment that facilitates that formation. Such “Intellectual Life” reports were completed in 1997 and 2007. In […]
  • Georgetown in Washington
    June 21, 2018
    One of the essential attributes of Georgetown as a university is its location in Washington, DC. At times, I try to imagine what would happen to Georgetown University if one would pick it up and place it in the middle of Iowa or a dozen other places. It is almost impossible for me to imagine […]