Teaching at Prague’s Charles University

It’s a privilege to teach at Europe’s second oldest university (after Paris). Founded in 1348,named after a Bohemian king,  Albert Einstein taught theoretical physics here in 1911/12. I taught a two-week elective course on technological innovation in the Silicon Valley. There were daily reading assignments for what would be discussed in each 80-minute class. There were seven students, undergraduate and graduate, six Czechs, one Slovak, all … Continue reading Teaching at Prague’s Charles University

When There Was Magic in San Francisco and Prague

San Francisco and Prague are beautiful cities. In San Francisco it’s the lucent blue of a vast bay, pastel homes climbing formidable hills, and a magnificent bridge spanning the chasm where bay and ocean meet. In Prague it’s the low-slung, graceful Charles Bridge spanning the river that winds through a bejeweled city. Above, cathedral spires pierce the sky and Prague Castle looms over the ancient … Continue reading When There Was Magic in San Francisco and Prague