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I had an unusual experience a few days ago. X-Culture was a client of a student project team. For all these years, X-Culture has been in the business of recruiting thousands of students around the world and, with their help,…

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It is Week 5 of the Practical Training Phase for my children in the X-Culture Academy program (affectionately known as “X-Culture Kids”). As you know, X-Culture is experimenting with allowing children ages 9-17 to take part in its international collaboration…

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WARNING: TIME ZONES ESPECIALLY BAD THIS WEEK   Dealing with time zones is a constant struggle for X-Culture. No wonder, students in over 40 countries take part in X-Culture every semester.   But LATE MARCH is especially bad. This is…

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After several very busy months of recruiting kids, preparing training materials, delivering the Theory Training and, most recently, forming the first batch of “kids” teams, I am ready to provide a brief update on HOW X-CULTURE KIDS IS DOING. So,…

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We are seeing some unusually good numbers in 2018-1a. The 2018-1a track of X-Culture is underway with about 1,100 students from 20 countries in it (4,000 students to join in 2018-1b in a few weeks). Normally, peer evaluations are around…

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The X-Culture Kids program starts tomorrow – and it looks like it might actually work!   We have spent the past two months developing an X-Culture program for kids. The idea is that it would be the same program that…

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When you have 5,000 people in the project, making an error becomes one of your biggest fears. It’s not that I feel embarrassed or ashamed to make an error. Not at all. The problem is, if you make an error,…

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As we are launching the X-Culture Academy, a children’s version of the X-Culture competition, we had to revisit the very challenging issue of the winner’s prize. X-Culture is a competition. If it is a competition, there must be a prize. However,…

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As many of you know, our plans to hold the 2018 Summer X-Culture Global Symposium in Colombia have been revised. Turns out, the Department of State has an active warning against travel to Colombia. Pure politics, but most U.S. universities…

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Not the books I liked or enjoyed. The books that contained real practical advice. The books that, looking back, changed how I think and how I do things. But first, on my romance with books. For about half of my…

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