I was walking through the exhibit hall two floors below the Learning Technologies 2009 conference just at the moment Clive Shepherd was bringing up something I’d written. A member of the audience, Jeroen Van Eeghem, snapped this surreal photo of me seeing myself on screen.
The November 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review contains an article by Nick Morgan entitled How to Become an Authentic Speaker. In brief:
Instead of rehearsing gestures to make a speech feel authentic, you should tap into four fundamental aims, or “intents,” of a good presentation: to be open Continue reading Speaking and practice
Yesterday I spent the day at Cisco talking with old friends and new about what Fast Company recently described as an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘human network effect’ both on and off the Cisco campus.” Despite the over-the-top hype, the new approach Continue reading Human networks at Cisco
Prompted by an article in the New York Times, we drove an hour north to Santa Rosa to take in an exhibit entitled Schulz’s Beethoven: Schroeder’s Music.
In a “Peanuts” strip from the mid-1950s, Charlie Brown walks through the first panel and finds Schroeder sitting in front of an adult-size Continue reading Charles Schulz Museum
McKinsey Quarterly interviews Google’s CEO
The Quarterly: Could you tell us about how Google innovates?
Eric Schmidt: Innovation always has been driven by a person or a small team that has the luxury of thinking of a new idea and pursuing it. There are no counter examples. It was true 100 years Continue reading Eric Schmidt on innovation, reflection
Wow! Lisa Neal Gualtieri managed to get thirty important thinkers to share what they see in the crystal ball for 2009. This is the first must-read piece of 2009.
In short: It’s the economy, stupid. But there’s more. Lots more. I won’t spoil it for you. Go read this. And leave a comment.
An activity stream is a mash-up of an individual’s or organization’s feeds. For example, my FriendFeed pages show activity from this blog, the Internet Time Blog, my Flickr account, bookmarks I put on Delicious, and my entries from Twitter. Tumblr operates similarly although it does a better job Continue reading Activity Streams
Hackers broke into the Internet TIme Blog and Informal Learning Blog sites, leaving a trail of filth and nonsense. It took me about six hours to figure out what was going on. Apparently, WordPress had left a door open that enabled bad guys to inject nasty invisible messages into footers. I usually upgrade Continue reading Hacker jerks
Macworld just wasn’t the same without Steve. Not that Steve and I pal around. I’ve never met him. I haven’t even met Fake Steve Jobs.
A dozen years ago I attended Macworld – with a press pass – to hear Steve announce the “Think Different” campaign. He was mesmerizing. It was as if Steve were channeling Continue reading Macworld 2009