Following in Mark Oehlert‘s footsteps: six-word learning plans:
do it. screw up. try again.
try. reflect. share with others. remember.
watch. listen. feel. mimic. perform. teach.
What’s wrong with training:
Roger Schank: It’s just like school.
A short-cut from Goldman Sachs:
Michael Lewis: Use your Continue reading
Bus Routes and Bike Paths – Jay Cross on Informal Learning
Nothing is more important to business success than continuously improving the know-how of workers. In the industrial era, management’s role was training workers what to do: formal learning. In the knowledge era, workers want to learn Continue reading
The MASIE Center surveyed thousands of learning colleagues about their hopes for the field. Here is their wish list:
- CEO’s and Boards will begin or continue to understand the value of meaningful development for themselves and their teams.
- Learning professionals would be more honest with ourselves. Continue reading
Northern Californians have the same opinion of El Lay as Bostonians have of, say, Selma, Alabama. Nonetheless, Uta and I decided to make an expedition down South. Note smog hanging over downtown LA (left) and Century City (right).
Our excuse for the trip was to see The Getty. We were underwhelmed, Continue reading
Berkeley’s Hillside Club was the venue for a well-attended talk by Stephen Levy about The Perfect Thing, his new book about the iPod and its influence on our culture.
The iPod came at exactly the right time, the convergence of storage, DRM, battery life, and media. More than that, the shuffle metaphor Continue reading
Informal Learning is now shipping.
Can’t decide if you want to spend $26.40 for it at Amazon?
Just for you, here’s the Table of Contents. And the Index. And Chapter 2.
Here’s the map that helped me plan the book. At the last minute, we changed SKILLS to LEARNERS. The chapter’s about Continue reading
Don’t believe everything you read.
Several years ago, my brother & his wife and I spent two wonderful weeks exploring Guatemala. Our guide at the fantastic Mayan city of Tikal was a fellow named Antonio Diaz. Antonio was a delightful character, proud to tell us of history and herbs, legends and the Continue reading
About a thousand of us are in mile-high Denver, Colorado, for VNU magazine group’s first Training Solutions conference. My pal Bjorn Brillhart, CEO of Enspire Learning, reminded me of our first meeting six years ago, at this event’s predecessor, Online Learning 2000. Enspire had a 10′x10′ booth and Continue reading
Guidelines for IBM bloggers: executive summary
- Know and follow IBM’s Business Conduct Guidelines.
- Blogs, wikis and other forms of online discourse are individual interactions, not corporate communications. IBMers are personally responsible for their posts. Be mindful that what you write will be Continue reading
Saratoga Springs is a lovely old town by any measure.
I’m going to continue my tour of The Masie Center after the fold.
On the floor below the mini-studio is this awesome mix of equipment.
I covet this whiteboard.
The central meeting area is surrounded by PCs. These are relatively low-powered; Continue reading