Warning: This is about me, not about learning and performance.
My slimehead post drew fire from people who told me sugar-coating is not going to change the world, competition is inevitable, some people will never collaborate, and abundance is limited.
I swapped email with a commenter, suggesting Continue reading Where I’m coming from
You’re probably thinking, “Jay’s time is too valuable to quibble over $25,” and you’d be right. But I take delight in calling the unjust and slovenly to account for their misdeeds. Off the top, I can remember making demands of Lou Gerstner, Howard Johnson, Bill Marriott, the National Highway Transportation Continue reading No service, we’ll just keep your money
Associated Press, Washington
“For all the differences between the sexes, here’s one that might stir up debate in the teacher’s lounge: Boys learn more from men and girls learn more from women. That’s the upshot of a provocative study by Thomas Dee, an associate professor of economics at Swarthmore Continue reading Nature or nurture?
The August 21 issue of Business Week was a special double-issue on competition. It’s a one-sided, testosterone-fueled celebration of beating the other guy.
The editor kicked things off, writing about “The Winning Spirit.”
How competitive are you? What’s the inner game of competition all about? Continue reading No more losers
Not many of you bought into my slimehead metaphor, so let me take a slightly different run at this. Instead of relabeling Web 2.0 software and services outright, we can relate their functions in consumerland to what they can do for in the enterprise. That’s what Shiv Singh writes in this post: A Web Continue reading Instead of slimehead euphemisms, how about this?
Hungry? How about some filet of slimehead in Chinese gooseberry sauce?
You get the same reaction from many CIOs if you ask them “How about installing blogs, wikis, instant messenger, Skype, social software, collaboration tools, Web 2.0 mash-ups, and maybe some open software.”
Slimehead is more palatable Continue reading How about an order of slimehead?
Newfoundland, Denver, DisneyWorld, Abu Dhabi, Berlin.
We’re about what Web 2.0 is about.
2.0! This is newer media. Clustering. On-demand streams. You need someone who gets it. “ASL” is geezer speak. Clear that. It’s the wave of tomorrow. It’s all about community. Feeds. Single. Word. Sentences! The new is old. Always be launching. 2.0 is the new Continue reading
Today we had a wonderful family outing at the Western Railway Museum in Suisun City, about 30 miles northeast of Berkeley. A group of volunteers have restored dozens of streetcars and interurbans, and maintain 22 miles of their own track. We rode in the 1904 beauty to the right. Austin got to exercise Continue reading
At Gnomedex, I’d talked with Fred Fabro, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Qumana. We talked training stuff but Fred’s company was selling some blogging tool I didn’t quite understand. Today I came upon Qumana while searching Del.icio.us for a tool to streamline by blog-posting, and I didn’t realize Continue reading Qumana