Digital Frontiers

Business Strategies for a New World

Course Introduction Slides

Below are the slides for the first class which offer a general overview of this course.  If you’re interested and want to learn more – we recommend starting here!

How I learned so much from learning so little

I first signed up for this class because I accidentally thought I had to take another honors class for my honors requirements, then found out that wasn’t the case.  But I kept the class anyway because the first day Adam and Nikolai certainly made the class seem intriguing.  Several weeks later, looking back, I can say that […]

Jeff Goetz It Done

Jeff Goetz It Done

April 20, 2010 | 2 Comments

Now that this semester is coming to an end, I feel comfortable divulging my feelings about this course, the “Digital Frontier”. If you’ve kept up with my posts, you would have noticed that I lost motivation somewhere along the line. Just look at the contrast of tones from my first post, Who is Jeff Goetz? […]

PhD in Hard Knocks

PhD in Hard Knocks

April 20, 2010 | 1 Comments

It’s amazing how much one can learn from old teacher who simply lectures you for 50 minutes on mind-numbingly boring Powerpoints. You can learn how text under your desk without looking at your keypad, or even how to draw a multitude of different crude drawings including this s-shaped phenomena. Then, after four years and tens […]

Get Rich or Die Tryin’

This whole semester, I’ve been sitting in this digital marketing class that my buddy, Shaan, convinced me to take. Since I didn’t have anything else to take and I wanted to take a class that was relatively easy, I thought to myself: “Sure, why not?” So here I am, 18 weeks later and I can […]

The Next Generation of Classroom Learning

The main reason why I registered for Digital Frontiers was that none of the honors classes seemed interesting/useful to me. Foreign languages are too much work, calc and physics weren’t even fun the first time and magic classes shouldn’t be on the list. I was surprised with how much material we ultimately covered in the […]

Fracis Bacon Was Wrong: Knowledge Is Not Power

We live in a society where we stress knowledge, but spend very little time learning how to be successful. We spend nearly a quarter of our lives filling our heads with information that we could just as easily access on demand. While facts can be helpful, it is most often experience that teaches us the […]

Social Media – Embrace the Future…

Wow. It’s been an entire semester, and I can’t believe this amazing class is over now. Just thinking about it makes me sad. I’m going to miss the openness of the class, from class discussions to a wide range of guest speakers, each bringing in their expertise on social media marketing and how it affects […]

Confessing Sins at my Last Supper

This is it. I am not long for this world; welcome to my last supper. Please grab a seat and dine. I have a few regrets and a few secrets to tell, but I want for nothing more than your audience. What can one do at a last supper besides pray, eat, laugh and cry?

Digital Frontiers: Keys to a Changing World

I signed up for Digital Frontiers on a whim at the last minute because it sounded interesting. Coming into this semester, I never thought that I’d learn so much. Books like What Would Google Do, guess lectures form Gainesville business leaders, the Innovation Challenge, and the class project of planning a social media marketing scheme […]