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    Not the GSD

    Lian Chikako Chang Dec 20 '10 4

    Hello Archinect!

    I'm taking a course at the Kennedy School over J (January) term. So today, two weeks before the course begins, I was able to pick up my course binder--which, as you can see, looks like this:

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    It is not the GSD.

    Happy holidays, and all the best for the new year!

    Lian

     

     
    • 4 Comments

    • own1221
      Dec 21, 10 10:40 pm

      Hey Lian, I've been following your blog for quite some time. Just wanted to wish you a great Christmas Holiday and keep up the informative posts!

      987654321
      Dec 22, 10 2:28 am

      Based on title alone this will be the most important class you take while at the GSD.

      Lian Chikako Chang
      Dec 22, 10 3:59 pm

      Thanks, both of you! I did the readings on my flight yesterday. Good stuff: finally read the actual paper from the Milgram (obedience) experimen, chapter 2 of Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels (which dramatizes Chamberlain's speech to his men before Gettysburg), stuff by Daniel Goleman and Malcolm Gladwell and a bunch of cases from the Harvard Business School Case Program.

      And...looked through the syllabus. Lots of individual and group speaking exercises and competitions...actual competitions in which we vote on who was the 'most persuasive' and competitors move through a series of rounds in pursuit of being named 'champion.'

      And get this--they give us (well, sell to us, for a mandatory $90 on our term bill) the binder because computers and cell phones are not allowed in class. So they give us copies of the slides and all the other course material, and we take notes with actual pens and pencils in the binder.

      Whoa...!

      L

      OceanSailor
      Dec 28, 10 3:42 am

      Lian: For this course. simply do a quick read of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals' and a comparative analysis of the current administration. It got an unqualified candidate with a true socialist mindset into the oval office simply following the rules and continuing to apply them. If they can get legislation through the front door, they take the back door to set policy e.g. death panels in health care and epa measures by confiscating land - note Utah esp. and Alaska

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