A rogue trader’s shenanigans will cost Société Générale €4.9 billion and the government of France a bit of its credibility. Upon discovering the fraud, Société rushed to dump the rogue’s investments on the open market before the news got out. This triggered an avalanche of sell orders and pounded Continue reading Société illuminates the new environment for learning
One way to clean out a closet is to discard any piece of clothing you haven’t worn in the past year. I’m mashing that concept up with Getting Things Done, and I don’t know how far it’s going to take me.
The essence of Getting Things Done is to deal with things as they come in rather than dawdle Continue reading Decluttering
Feedjit is a java applet that displays visits to your blog in real time. At the bottom of the sidebar to the right, you’ll find a map and a listing of where visitors are coming from (you’re probably on top right now). In a similar position on the Informal Learning blog, you can see today’s most Continue reading Feedjit
Many Faces of a Face
This morning I drove to the art museum at U.C Berkeley to attend this day-long, multidisciplinary (and free) conference. My pal Zack Lynch was in the lobby waiting for the doors to open. The last time we’d seen one another was last year. Or maybe it was the year before. Brain Continue reading The Seventh Annual Conference on Neuroesthetics
Jay Cross to Give Keynote at Learning Technologies 2008
Donald Taylor: The Learning Technologies Conference sees several themes converge that have been running in the learning and development (L&D) profession for some years. This idea is summed up in Jay Cross’s opening keynote: Learning – All Change. Continue reading Everything is changing
A guy goes to an appointment with his doctor. He has scrambled eggs in his hair, a banana squished onto his cheek, and a carrot sticking out of his pants. “Doc, what’s wrong with me?” To which the doctor replies, “You’re not eating right.”
My hobby this season is researching and writing a book Continue reading You’re not eating right.
Who cares what I think? Here’s what Scoble and Engadget have to say.
The November 2007 issue of Wired ran an article entited 23AndMe Will Decode Your DNA for $1,000. Welcome to the Age of Genomics.
I wondered if genetics played a role in my earlier depression, affinity for alcohol, and heart problems. Ten days before Christmas I sent 23andMe $999, and they sent me a Continue reading The Jay DNA (2)
By request, a nine-minute thought piece on why humanity refuses to wake up and smell the coffee about the environment.
Beautiful Evidence is #4 in Edward Tufte’s series of books on communicating information. My mother gave a copy to my son for Christmas, and I paged through it, giving one page in ten a thorough going-over.