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Christopher Bishop
Works at improvising careers
Attended Bennington College
Lives in Wilton, CT
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Using advanced technology to transform processes dating back to the Age of Agriculture!
Dwindling farm incomes and open-source software are inspiring homespun hackers, helping advance farming technology. Manitoba farmer Matt Reimer has created a tractor that drives itself. Photo: Tim Smith for The Wall Street Journal
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We were doing this in Second Life nine years ago...just saying. But delighted to see immersive virtual interaction reappear. 
vTime gives users full VR character avatars that can interact with each other in virtual environments in real-time.
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Fear Not the Coming of the Robots http://nyti.ms/1m88lh8 I really like this article. It clearly provides an historical context for the role technology has been playing in disrupting business models...for hundreds of years.
Historically, technology lifted us all by creating new jobs and greater efficiency.
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Interesting article.
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This is a great step in the right direction. Rethinking criteria for access to education and networks will transform society and business.
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Tremendous evolution at this famous studio. Demonstrates great insight into the power of connecting technology and creative artists. Kudos to the team at Abbey Road! I look forward to hearing more from the companies being supported. 
Abbey Road has launched a new music tech incubator for startups, and their first collaboration is pretty impressive.
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The power of communication technology as a cultural leveler: hey, these people have smartphones, they could be us. Refugees rely on them for navigation, finding missing family members, identifying safe border crossings. One Syrian refugee… show more
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Good point. and,Yes, it could be us. 
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Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career? http://nyti.ms/1RZ84yI
For today’s emerging adults, a college degree is essential, but it’s not the only factor separating the successful from the drifters.
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Hi chris...I just stumbled upon this. Are you the creative artist? At one point I might have sprinted, however, at this time in my life, I will try...gracefully, with dignity and without stumbling.
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Terrific piece on rethinking how companies and employees interact - support for the investment interval - time away for kids, family, reflection - as well as mass career customization - in line with my own perspective on improvising careers.
This is an influencer post by Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO at New America As a CEO, I spend a lot of time thinking about how …
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Education is key to assimilation and advancement. Let's rally to help these children be successful in the global borderless community.
Tell World Leaders to launch a global humanitarian platform for education in emergencies in 2016 and to commit new funding to meet the $8 billion need
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When public buildings get smart: new technologies and tailor-made solutions for users. 03 December 2015 youris.com. Cooling and heating public buildings remains an expensive and a mostly unresolved issue in Europe. According to the not-for-profit think-tank Buildings Performance Institute Europe ...
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Coming up soon, this is a very special and worthwhile event. Kudos to MasterCard for their involvement.
There’s no better place than the Social Good Summit to connect with like-minded organizations and individuals fighting for the same positive causes.
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Ahmed has inspired students everywhere!
 
Ahmed Mohamed's clock has inspired MIT students to bring their own homemade clock to their university.
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Occupation
chief reinvention officer
Employment
  • improvising careers
    2011 - present
  • IBM, CKS Partners, Eagle River Interactive, Lee Shapiro Music
    1996 - 1998
  • Freelance musician
    bass player, composer, aranger, 1973 - 1995
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Currently
Wilton, CT
Previously
Manhattan - Ithaca, NY - Bennington, VT - Glens Falls, NY
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203.247.7555
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Wilton, CT
Story
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helping people be successful as they improvise several careers in the new global workplace mesh
Introduction
In October 2011, I conducted a month-long Practitioner Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, on Lake Como north of Milan. The subject of my work was a concept I call "Metacognition and Reinvention: the 21st Century Career Paradigm" based on how I navigated through my own multiple careers.

I have had many different careers during my 40 years in the workplace. Right after graduating from Bennington College in 1972 with a degree in German literature, I toured and recorded with a country-rock band called McKendree Spring. Then, moving to New York, I became a sought-after session musician, working with many famous artists including Robert Palmer, Darius Brubeck, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Realizing that by working in advertising, musicians could sleep in their own beds at night and get off the road, I broke into the jingle business, first as a player and then as a composer and producer. 

In 1995, after becoming captivated by the Internet, I taught myself enough about this new technology to get hired as a Web producer at several seminal interactive agencies in New York -including CKS Partners and Eagle River Interactive. Then, in 1998, after being invited to what I fully expected would be an awkward if not embarrassing interview, IBM asked me to join their Corporate Internet Programs team. 

I worked at IBM for over fifteen years and left in June 2013. My tenure included stints as a new media producer, a business strategy consultant and in various communications areas including social media and virtual worlds.

Currently, I am a strategic partner at an executive consulting firm in New York called Future Workplace. We strategize with senior human resources executives regarding on how to leverage social tools as well as recruiting for jobs that don't exist. I am also on the board of TEDxTimesSquare and speak at universities about my personal multimodal career path.


Bragging rights
played with Chuck Berry in front of 14K people at the Meadowlands in New Jersey with no rehearsal
Education
  • Bennington College
    German literature, 1968 - 1972
  • School of Visual Arts
    copywriting, 1991 - 1992
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