As Harold mentioned yesterday, half a dozen kindred spirits are engaged in dialog to improve our individual learning and to “eat the dog food” of network effects. Yesterday we experimented with adding our abbreviated, outside opinions to a workshop I was taking part in.
The workshop was Continue reading Cafe conversation
Yesterday in the “Blogtropolis” room at Web 2.0 Expo, Chris Heuer signaled me to take a seat in the director’s chair alongside his for a chat.
Here’s a podcast of our chat. We spent twenty minutes talking about building on-line communities, enterprise 2.0, coping with mind-blowing change, the Continue reading Web 2.0, collective intelligence, and the future of learning
I was reading the collaboration section of a magazine geared to IT professionals when I came upon an article titled Cat-Herding Nightmare.
The first paragraph echoes the Web 2.0-is-good-for-you party line I’ve heard again and again this week:
Web 2.0 collaboration tools are irresistible to end Continue reading Both sides now
“Thank you for calling Big Stupid Company.
We value your business and look forward to serving you.
Your call may be monitored for training purposes.
Listen carefully, for our options have changed.
If you know your party’s extension, dial it now. Otherwise,
For information about our hours and locations, Continue reading The true meaning of customer service messages
Learning professionals often get their best ideas from outside the field. A small group of us recently began swapping ideas and collaborating on projects. This past weekend we talked about non-learning books that made a major impact on our thinking.
The Cluetrain Manifesto raised my consciousness Continue reading You are what you read
The strength of weak ties explains that you never find your new job through your friends; you find it through their friends. Your pool of contacts overlaps that of your friends; there’s nothing new there. But their friends are members of many different communities. In diversity, there are job leads.
The Continue reading Strength of weak knowledge sources
Day before yesterday I installed Parallels on my MacPro; it creates a virtual machine to enable me to run Windows.
Ten years ago, something like this would have had maybe a 25% chance of working, and when it did, it would be as slow as snails on valium. And it would have taken four hours with many Continue reading Dancing Bears
Continuing the photo tour of our outpost on Poppy Lane in North Berkeley.
What you see from Poppy Lane…
…and what you see if you peek over the fence.
Looking from the dining room to the front deck.
Here’s the view through the dining room. The top floor resembles a glass shoe-box. I’ll show Continue reading $1,000,000, continued
Poppy Lane is a quiet, one-block street in the Berkeley hills that ends at a small public park where people come to climb Remillard Rock, watch their kids in the tiny playground, or play fetch with their dogs.
The Meyer lemon tree out front bears fruit all year long.
Bougainvillea and black bamboo Continue reading What $1,000,000 buys in Northern California