tl;dr → 8900 words; big-name writer breezes in from New York, stays with friends in San Mateo; recites the material, does some interviews, off-site interview with a survivor of the milieu. Eats, shoots, leaves. No new information. Graphic descriptions of street-level Caltrain for sound & mood; graphic expandable pictures of the grieving parents. Tour of the bestsellers. Not helpful. Generalized schadenfreude..
U.S. News & World Report, university ranking scheme.
“a culture of affluence,” Suniya Luthar.
unethical Tiger Mothers.
Panopticon, Jeremy Bentham,
due to Taylor Chiu (attributed below)
Automaton, Henri Maillardet, 1800,
due to Hanna Rosen, an artistic & intellectual flourish.
The children can no longer have fun, can no longer play.
Taylor Chiu, a former Paly student, San Francisco, an interview, a testimonial.
Ken Dauber, a school-board member, PAUSD; software engineer, Google
Kim Diorio, principal, Palo Alto High School.
Denise Herrmann, principal, Gunn High School.
Glenn “Max” McGee, Superintendent PAUSD
Chloe Sorensen, sophmore, Gunn, a survey
Carolyn Walworth, 2014, was a junior, Paly student representative to the PAUSD School Board.
Avi Assor, professor, psychology, Ben-Gurion University, IL.
Something about the effect of reward systems for adolescents.
Frank Bruni. Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life; also The Atlantic
David Lester, professor, psychology, Stockton University, NJ
cited for statements in a podcast(!!!)
Madeline Levine; The Price of Privilege
Julie Lythcott-Haims; How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Suniya Luthar, work product unclear; circa “late” 1990s.
Concept: “a culture of affluence.”
As cited, but not interviewed.
Suniya Luthar, assistant professor, psychiatry, Yale Univeresity, circa “late” 1990s
Julie Lythcott-Haims, ex-dean of freshman life (or such), Stanford; a parent of 2.
Roni Gillenson, Gunn mental-health program since 2006.
William Deresiewicz; contributor, The Atlantic; ex-professor, Yale.
Madeline Levine; a child psychologist who practices in the Bay Area.
Unclear if she was contacted or her published works are merely being cited.
A bit murky who was actually interviewed & who was cited from topical but wholly unrelated written or recorded oral recitations.
Carolyn Walworth, senior, Paly student representative to the PAUSD board.
Ken Dauber, a school-board member, PAUSD.
Taylor Chiu, a former Paly student, San Francisco, a testimonial.
Kim Diorio, principal, Palo Alto High School.
The Overprotected Kid; Hanna Rosin; In The Atlantic; 2014-04.
Teaser: A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
Andrew A. King (Dartmouth), Baljir Baatartogtokh; “How Useful Is the Clayton Christensen’s Theory of Disruptive Innovation?”; In MIT Sloan Management Review; Fall; 2015-09; paywall.
<quote>The theory of disruptive innovation provides a generally useful warning about managerial myopia. Many of our experts noted examples of managers who overlooked or misunderstood the importance of an emerging threat…. the theory of disruptive innovation provides a useful reminder of the importance of testing assumptions, seeking outside information, and other means of reducing myopic thinking.</quote>, attributed to King & Baatartogtokh.
<quote>The authors do not consider the possibility that the incumbent firms had a particular way of managing—inward-looking hierarchical bureaucracy—that made them prone to fail at innovation. The firms were not merely accidental victims of the law of averages. Their ability to innovate was crippled by their own management practices aimed at preserving the status quo. Given their advantages as incumbents, they could and should have had more success if they had been practicing management more suited to innovation.</quote>, attributed to Steve Denning (Forbes)
Some Reportage; Harvard Business School 2013
tl;dr → America can’t compete; is losing the ability to compete
Michael Porter, Jan Rivkin, Rosabeth Moss Kanter; Rebuttal & Analysis of ‘Some Reportae’ ; Harvard Business School.
tl;dr → management excellence is excellence; everyone else is failing; this is a strength. The strength is <quote>Apparently it’s the limited challenge of making the quarterly numbers with the existing engineering skills, product designs, and production facilities.</quote>, attributed to Steve Denning (Forbes).
Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg; How Google Works; 2014.