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Month: December 2016

Revival of the Fittest: The Impact of ICT

Revival of the Fittest: The Impact of ICT

I¬†closed my eyes and sat back in my chair, pondering the places where I would compete and the places I would easily excel. I did not know for sure, but this I did know: I would have to walk forward in it. Times like these are easily deemed “survival of the fittest.” But in renaissance times, the times echo: “revival of the fittest.” The concept of the Information Renaissance, as proposed by Dr. Jay E. Gillette in his essay, Leadership…

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The Darkness of Night: A Look at the European Renaissance

The Darkness of Night: A Look at the European Renaissance

A quote I’ve loved much, cited to Thomas Fuller, reads “the darkest hour is just before the dawn.” Growing up in the fields of Iowa, the early morning drives with my dad to work on Saturdays, when the office was closed, were always something my brother and I looked forward to. The office was a place for play; full of mazes of rooms, Twizzlers on the desk, and a pendulum that traced an image in the sand below. It would…

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Mesmerized by Monotony

Mesmerized by Monotony

In a world driven by pattern and formation, we often misuse the concept of consistency. While consistency is good and creates predictability, humans miss the importance of transitioning between order and adventure. On December 2, CICS students participated in the “Accenture Challenge,” an all-night project dealing with an RFP that produces a ten-page group paper and presentation by 8am the following morning. The challenge is hosted by Accenture. I, along with my classmates, had the opportunity to participate. My team’s…

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