A new chapter for Innovations

August 16, 2013

It’s time for a change.

This is my last day at The Washington Post for a year. Beginning in September, I will be an editor-in-residence at Stanford’s d.school — “a hub for innovators” in the heart of Silicon Valley. My work will center around the d.school fellows, a group of accomplished professionals who have agreed to dedicate the next year to tackling some of the thorniest challenges in the education sector, among other areas.

I will continue to write and report on innovation, but for the d.school rather than The Post and with a focus on the fellows, their work, their accomplishments and, yes, their failures. I will also look broadly at concepts relating to design thinking as I learn the methodology myself. For the next year, I will get to step into the shoes of an innovator.

This will be my new home for the next year -- Stanford University, seen here on Feb. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
This will be my new home for the next year — Stanford University, seen here on Feb. 15, 2012. (Paul Sakuma/AP, File)

Building this blog has been a rare privilege, taking me from a Mars rover landing to South by Southwest (SXSW) and “Hyperloop” plans with a little Iron Man and Doctor Who thrown in. It has been a dream job, thanks to you: the readers. The blog will continue on, and I look forward to following it from The Golden State.

This means goodbye — not forever, just for now. In the meantime, stay in touch and, remember, innovation isn’t just for corporations, start-ups or makers. It’s for everyone. It’s for you.

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