beyond the next horizon
a discussion of developments that affect education in the emerging world
Sometime, In The Not-Too-Distant Future...
...It’s your son, calling you from China, where he is spearheading the marketing campaign for his new biomedical invention that allows quadriplegics to walk, to needle you because he won your bet on who would win the Super Bowl.
He asks if you saw the Superbowl ad that he produced, and he tells you that he was able to get the airtime for a steal through his negotiations with the studio exec, to whom he had given a winning stock tip.
You smile as he calls (in Chinese) to your bilingual granddaughter to come to the computer and tell Grandma and Grandpa about the neighborhood market that she has set up to sell used toys.
While she is telling you this, along with how she used the Book of Proverbs to brighten the day of the grumpy old man next door, your son gets a phone call and has to step away.
When he comes back he tells you that he has to cut his trip a little shorter because the Defense Department has just called him in to give a briefing on potential military applications for his invention.
“Oh, and Dad,” he says, grinning, “I will collect the $20 you owe me for picking the Superbowl winner before the season started.”
“Lucky guess,” you snort.
“Luck’s got nothing to do with it,” he chuckles. “And Mom and Dad, you have to promise me to go see the movie when it comes out next month.”
“What movie?” you ask with an innocent grin.
“The one they are making of my book! Mom and Dad, you have to promise!”
“Yeah, Grandma and Grandpa, promise!” your granddaughter chimes in, bouncing excitedly.
“Ok, ok,” you say, trying to sound reluctant as you pat the advance tickets that you printed out 3 days ago sitting on the desk. “But using our granddaughter against us is dirty pool.”
“Gotta go, Mom and Dad,” he grins, “Love you.”
“We love you too, son, and we’re very proud of you.”
As the screen goes blank, you sit back and think about all of the seemingly impossible turns that your son’s life has taken. The seemingly impossible accomplishments that he has made.
Seemingly impossible. And yet...
Sound Impossible? How Sure Are You?
What if it were not impossible? What if it were more normal? What if it could be your son or daughter? What would it be worth? What are you willing to bet that it is not possible?
Your child’s future?
If the above scenario sounds like something that you would want to be a part of, then join us on the Frontier, and I will show you a path that can take you to these and greater possibilities! Welcome to Frontier Christian Academy!
David E. Mugg
Hi, I'm Dave Mugg: author, educator, entrepreneur, coach, and retired Infantry and Special Operations Army Officer. I hate the opportunity costs that current educational choices force us to bear today, and I love looking for ways to use existing tools to open new opportunities. I will be discussing both here.