Hi, I'm Mike!

Conflicting Data on DEI Efficacy

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Hey Reader,

How's your week shaping up?

I've rounded up some intriguing snippets/resources on the edge of Higher Ed innovation—just for you.

Polymath Insights

Samantha Postman, an authority on Polymaths, champions a liberal style education and the value of lifelong learning.

Her insights are worth a watch.

The Power of Positioning

Dive into a fascinating discussion with author/consultant Sebastian Hildago on strategic positioning.

In this clip, he explains how Lamborghini can charge nearly 100k more than Audi FOR THE SAME CAR.

Sebastian Clip

DEI Initiatives - A Critical Look

Scott Galloway offers a provocative take on DEI programs within academia, sparking much-needed conversation on their impact and direction.

See his thoughts.

Diversity's Impact on Performance

Conversely, McKinsey's latest report underscores the vital role of DEI, linking leadership diversity to financial success and more fulfilled workforces.

Read the full report.

Simplifying Data Visualization

I've developed a free tool for crafting University Data Visualizations from spreadsheets.

No complex software required. Check it.

What hurdles are you tackling in implementation, my friend?

Respond and let me know...



Hi, I'm Mike!

I've helped thousands of people connect with meaningful Career opportunities and build lives of purpose as a Higher Ed Exec, while side-hustling as a consultant and creator. Since leaving Higher Education, I've learn way more about the Creator economy and started doing Twitter/Solopreneur coaching (which I never expected) and a Podcast - The Actualized Self. As a Coach, my strengths lie in helping clients uncover their unique strengths, overcome their own mental hurdles/blocks, and systematize practices. I love helping clients transition from 9-5 to the Creator Economy; and have been doing more work in that space.

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