Fatal Attractions in the Digital Age – 10 Books
Editor: Walter S. Polka
Assistant Editors: Olasumbo Adelakun & Kimberly DeSimone
- Reviews (2)
Fatal Attractions in the Digital Age highlights the impact of the always on, always connected society in which we currently find ourselves pushed to physical, cognitive and emotional extremes. The ultimate desire is towards retaining technology as a tool instead of the slow recognition of technological permeation as the driving master of the fourth industrial age.
Caroline M. Crawford, Ed.DAssociate Professor of Instructional Technology - University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas
Almost twenty years into the 21st century, no one can deny the impact of technology on individuals, corporations, and nations. However, this book brings together the good and bad, and provides a closer look at unintended and personally and professionally debilitating consequences of actions that can now be recorded and distributed instantaneously.
Carol S. Cash, Ed. D.Clinical Professor & Program Leader Educational Leadership - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
I recommend this book to anyone leading or contemplating leading any contemporary organization today because you never know who is watching you and will be ready to displace you because of observed real or fake accusations.
Jeffrey R. Rabey, Ph.D.Superintendent of Schools, Depew Union Free School District, Depew, New York
This book paints an interesting account of our current digital world and its “sinful” tendencies, with ample evidence of leadership “wrongdoing” and “downfall” either because of “high-tech” or “high-touch” indiscretions caused by people who should have known better given their personal achievements and popular personas. But, it’s always people who first make the mistake while technology just keeps perpetuating it for all to see.
Jennifer Young Wallace, Ph.D.Accreditation Coordinator/Assistant Professor - Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi.
Leadership preparation programs may find the unique examples and global perspectives included in the book as excellent resources particularly for courses in social justice and ethical leadership.
Abebayehu Tekelassie, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Educational Leadership - George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
I recommend this book as a valuable contemporary resource to help leaders in all fields survive and thrive in our global village. The information contained in this book will help you think before you act and reflect about the consequences of your behaviors so that you can be a positive influence in our world!
Rafal Piwowarski, Ph.D.Research Professor - The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland