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Preserving the past in the face of a new future

Tom P. Abeles (Editor - On the Horizon, Sagacity Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 9 February 2015




The purpose of this paper is an expanded review of “Wired for Success”.


This article comprises an extended book review.


The authors do not address the critical insight of Peter Drucker that the “campus” as it exists today will exist in a new, undefined set of embodiments in the future. It also fails to consider the changing environment of and expectations for educational institutions, as competencies and other criteria not only change the very nature of education but also as “big data” can support more complex relationships for knowledge acquisition, globally.


This review provokes and challenges the readers to challenge their own and the authors’ thoughts of what could and how education would evolve in light of the discomfort of many with current models and outcomes.



Abeles, T.P. (2015), "Preserving the past in the face of a new future", On the Horizon, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp. 69-71.



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