Joi Ito, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, and Jeff Howe, program coordinator for Media Innovation at Northeastern University, know change. “Even in Boston… decades of progress seem to melt away in the time it takes to walk from the humming laboratories of MIT to the cash-strapped elementary schools just a few blocks away.” Ito and Howe pepper their book with old-school slogans: “Question authority,” “Be prepared to walk away,” and “Get out of your comfort zone.” But they also crack open new paradigms for grasping a confounding future that arrives every day.
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By Joi Ito and Jeff Howe
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This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
Chauncey Mabe is a freelance writer, book critic, and blogger in Miami, Fla. For 23 years he served as Book Editor and Senior Entertainment Writer at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He was Book Blogger for the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the parent organization of Miami Book Fair International, from 2009 to 2012. He also blogs for the Betsy Hotel South Beach hotel, which sponsors literary events year round. His reviews and feature stories have appeared in publications such as the Toronto Globe & Mail, the Serving House Journal, Inspicio, the Palm Beach Arts Paper, the Baltimore Sun, the Juneau Empire, and the Chicago Tribune.