Uta and I visited the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park today, she to take in the Yves St. Laurent exhibit and I to ogle the art. I’m a fan of the work of Andy Goldsworthy. His work interrupts nature. He’s installed (made? carved?) a crack starting in the sidewalk in front of the museum and spiraling Continue reading Final art of the year
In 2009, managers will realize that they are no longer dealing with a crisis; they are dealing with a condition. In the Great Disruption, companies simply can’t anticipate that today’s competitive advantage will last for more than a few years. Former Intel Chairman Continue reading Innovating in the Great Disruption
On January 28-29, I’ll be attending the Learning Technologies Conference in London. I’ll have a hand in leading three events.
Learning for tomorrow: what a difference a decade makes, 1/29, 15:30. Donald Clark, Charles Jennings, and I are leading an interactive closing keynote session. This should Continue reading Learning Technologies, London
Things you’ve already done: bold = 77
Things you want to do: italicize = 2
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to – leave in plain font = 20
1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford Continue reading The 99 Things Meme
I’m closing the chapter on 2008 and gearing up for 2009 and beyond. Looking back, I see lots of smoke but little fire. Next year, I intend to start making the world a better place, and that’s going to take more oomph, focus, and work with others.
Note: this post documents my journey through the past Continue reading 2008 in retrospect
Customer Learning, CLO magazine, December 2008
Learning is woven into the fabric of every modern business. It’s the way we adapt to change. We’ve got to rid ourselves of the notion that learning is just the chief learning officer’s business. Learning is so much more than that. Learning is the Continue reading Customer Learning
Business Intelligence, CLO magazine, December 2008
For all the talk about networks and knowledge sharing, it appears many organizations aren’t practicing it. How is your enterprise approaching these concepts?
In the middle of 2008, a notice appeared on the Informal Learning blog (informl.com) requesting Continue reading Troubling Trends in Organizational Networks
My research into meaning of competence led me to a dusty bookshelf downstairs to take a fresh look at a b00k I first read thirty years ago.
In 1978, Tom Gilbert wrote Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance. From the cover flap: “Not just another run-of-the-mill book on human performance, Continue reading Revisiting Tom Gilbert
William James described infants’ earliest perceptions of the world as a “blooming, buzzing, confusion,” speculating that babies perceive the visual world as an unrelated, disorganized series of images rather than, as is the case for adults, a structured world composed of discrete Continue reading Re-orientation
Poppy Lane is somber this evening. Latte, our treasured red, miniature, long-haired dachshund died in Uta’s arms a few minutes ago.
Fourteen years ago I brought Uta a birthday gift in a large cardboard box. When she opened it up, she was startled to find something moving inside. I’d just driven Continue reading RIP, Latte the ferocious miniature dachshund