Just Because You Can, Does Not Mean You Should

Many have used this quote in books, movies, and even the apostle Paul in the Bible. CRISPR technology allows scientists to alter our DNA sequences and modify gene function. Think of this technology as the ability to edit genes. The practical application might be to eradicate diseases, viruses, and human defects such as Down syndrome. Wait, what? You read that right. That means that those that have Down Syndrome are “defective,” according to pro-CRISPR scientists. There is also evidence that CRISPR can eradicate Asperger’s, a condition on the autistic spectrum. If so, we would not have people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Dan Ackroyd, to name a few. This CRISPR thing doesn’t sound that great. Well, maybe there are things that we can agree […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Tom Tonkin, Ph.D., CEO at The Conservatory Group

Joining us for this episode of the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat is Tom Tonkin, Ph.D., member of our Global Executive Advisory Council. A former colleague of mine, Dr. Tonkin is now CEO of The Conservatory Group, where he and his team “help executives, middle-managers and sales leaders to self-actualize in their roles.” Dr. Tonkin’s background in technology for the enterprise stretches back many years and includes just shy of two decades at Oracle in a multitude of roles spanning sales, technology enablement, professional services, and more. My conversation with Dr. Tonkin centered on diversity, equity and inclusion. Through his observations, informed partially by his doctoral work, Dr. Tonkin believes several things must happen for DE&I initiatives and ideas to move beyond awareness — frankly, only the […]

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