NO  TIME  TO  THINK:  Reflections  on  Information  Technology   and  Contemplative  Scholarship   

By David M. Levy

This  paper  argues  that  the  accelerating  pace  of  life  is  reducing  the  time  for  thoughtful  reflection,  and  in  particular  for  contemplative  scholarship,  within  the  academy.  It  notes  that  the  loss  of  time  to  think  is  occurring  at  exactly  the  moment  when  scholars,  educators,  and  students  have  gained  access  to  digital  tools  of  great  value  to  scholarship.  It  goes  on  to  explore  how  and  why  both  of  these  facts  might  be  true,  what  it  says  about  the  nature  of  scholarship,  and  what  might  be  done  to  address  this  state  of  affairs.  

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Thomas Clark, PhD, President of CommuniSkills and Professor of Management at Xavier University, has been a writing and oral communication consultant for a wide variety of businesses including Procter & Gamble, “the business writing capital of the world,” where he has led over 500 business communication workshops. He has also taught workshops for other Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Microsoft, Nestle, AK Steel, General Cable, Mars Petcare and Kellogg. He has published three books on business communication and one on career strategies. He has been honored with two Teacher of the Year awards at Xavier, and The US Small Business Administration has recognized him with three national awards for teaching excellence in the field of entrepreneurship. He earned his doctorate at Indiana University and is certified as an instructor in both Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability. Richard Zaunbrecher, BChE, MBARichard Zaunbrecher, BSChE, MBA, Vice President and Director of Communiskills’ Boston office, has a diverse background that allows him to understand and give constructive feedback on a broad range of business communication issues. He first learned sound business communication principles at Procter & Gamble, the business communication capital of the world. He has worked with CommuniSkills for 25 years and has taught both oral and written communication skills to a variety of businesses including Microsoft, Safeway, P&G dos Brazil, Gillette, AliCorp, Credit Suisse First Boston, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Viacom, Clorox, KPMG, General Electric, Union Central Insurance, Clarica, Allstate, and Prudential Insurance.

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