2014 — A year of change

2014 was for me a year of change, actually many changes…  I have written less in this Blog this year, average of one post per week, while in the past I used to post every couple of days..  Made a note to myself to get better at this in 2015…    

The main nominal change was the change.  In February I wrote a post in this Blog entitled “moving on”  where I reported on career change, after long period in IBM Research I have taken a position to lead societal-academic initiative called “The Institute of Technological Empowerment”.  This is a different world,  different in mentality, different in content, and different in the surrounding environment.    The lifestyle is different. I used to go to the office in the morning, spend all day either in my own office or in conference room and get out of work while it is dark outside.  Today there are not two similar days:  I have a nice office (which looks like a combination of a library and art gallery), but I don’t go there every day.  I spend a lot of time in meetings outside. I am travelling a lot and driving a lot.  Meeting new people of types I never met — politicians, educators, artists, media people, subject matter experts in various areas such as agriculture, gerontology, traditional industries etc…  Gaining a new work partners, some of them are amazing people very different from the people I used to work…    

Working now on things related to education and activities to enrich high-school students in the Israeli periphery, something quite remote from what I’ve done, and getting to some new ideas in multi-disciplinary research…  

Many starts, and 2015 will be a year to accomplish many of the starts….  very curious to read what I’ll write a year from today… 

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