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JSB is the co-chairman of the Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, a company which helps clients to solve problems focusing on audits, financial advisory, tax and consulting. He is also a visiting scholar at the University of Sothern California at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. JSB has shown his dedication to understanding education though his actions by serving on numerous educational boards including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and is a trustee of the MacArthur Foundation. He also serves on numerous international advisory boards in Spain and Singapore.
A full list of his over 100 publications can be found on JSB’s website, www.johnseelybrown.com. JSB brings and interesting balance to educational theory and information technology. While looking at reviews for Brown’s books, reviewers from both the IT world and the educational world praised him for his non-alarmist attitude in regards to technological advances. However, as Michael F. Winter states in his review of The Social Life of Information, “there is much to admire and learn from…there is nonetheless a kind of Victorian faith in progress and problem solving through invention, innovation, and exploitation of the market (2001, 90). Finally, I found a great article about why Brown would be more prone to hire a World of Warcraft (WoW) player than an MBA from Harvard, as WoW is a meritocracy and an area of collaboration and knowledge refinement. The full video of the interview can be watched here.