The inaugual issue of Education Signals from my favorite analyst of our industry, Trace Urdan. Trace and Jeff Lee have left Baird for Signal Hill Capital. If you follow the investment view of training and education, you owe it to yourself to get a free subscription to this weekly newsletter.
This is not for everyone. In fact, attendance is limited to a dozen or so senior talent executives from major firms. Kevin Wheeler, Eileen Clegg, and I will facilitate for a two-day no-holds-barred session in Santa Cruz to talk about the nexus of social networking and the future of talent. What are the Continue reading Unconference on the Future of Talent
Night before last, the family watched the Oakland A’s beat the Orioles at a night game in Baltimore. The temperature was 100o at 7:00 pm and stayed there until thunderstorms hit in the middle of the fourth inning.
The next day, we rode the first mile of commercial railroad track in the nation at Continue reading Six days in the environs of Washington, DC
Plop a map of Israel over a map of Northern California, and this is what you’d see.
If Jerusalem is at San Jose, Tel Aviv would be in San Francisco. Caesarea, where I stayed at the Sdot Yam kibbutz would be in Napa.
The Lebanese border would run through Yuba City. Hezbollah rockets could hit Davis, Continue reading Israel & Northern California
This is a proud kibbutz, begun at the urging of David Ben Gurion in 1940, ostensibly for fishing but pragmatically for smuggling in then-illegal immigrant Jews. All members’ salaries go directly to the kibbutz which redistributes the income equally to all. The kibbutz provides housing; at Sdot Yam, Continue reading Sdot Yam Kibbutz
I led a fullday workshop on informal learning at the Holon Institute of Technology just outside of Tel Aviv.
My sponsor, Gideon Zailer, runs a 25-person eLearning company. His PhD project is data-mining a detailed database of 13,000 test-takers to extract their learning styles. I remember the 70s Continue reading Holon
Unless you’ve been here, another easly overlooked aspect of Tel Aviv is its beautiful Mediterranean beaches. My hotel’s about two blocks from the shoreline. I have walked Continue reading Tel Aviv
This is my first blog post from the sky. I’m over the North Atlantic, just about to enter Continental Europe. My Lufthansa flight has Boeing wi-fi. It’s not a speed demon. Images crawl open. The price is $10 an hour, $15 for two hours, or $28 for an entire trip. This is a ten-hour flight from Portland Continue reading Airborn blogging