The metronome of human progress is swinging exponentially faster. We are leaving the industrial era behind so quickly that even thrill-seekers like me are finding it nauseating.
Jiminy Cricket! The Feds seize control of General Motors?
My view of what’s going on:
We are Continue reading
I’m spending Wednesday at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. I don’t think of it as “attending a conference.” It’s more like being poured into a dense soup of experts, mavens, connectors, futurists, entertainers, network theorists, and other humans. My mission, if I choose to accept it, is to suck Continue reading
Sometimes I find myself sinking below the flow of information zipping by faster and faster. Instead of hopping all over the place to catch up, I turn to this newspaper view of Informal Learning Flow. It’s an eclectic read, for informal learning requires diving into diverse fields.
This morning Continue reading
Wonderful short article in Harvard Business Publishing by Freek Vermuelen describes how top-down informationbases actually get in the way of doing business.
The advice to derive from this research? Shut down your expensive document databases; they tend to do more harm than good. They are a nuisance, Continue reading
Just when I thought I’d found ten free minutes in my life, this comes along:
There are probably 75 colleges and universities represented. If you ever wanted to go to MIT, here’s your chance.
This past Friday evening, Betsy Burroughs and I drove down to SAP Labs in Palo Alto to attend Future Salon and listen to our friend Zann Gill tackle the Engelbartian question of how, “as much as possible, to boost mankind’s collective capability for coping with complex, urgent problems.” The title Continue reading
Egoboo is a colloquial expression for the pleasure received from public recognition of voluntary work. Of course, first you’ve got to find where you are being recognized. Reporters, researchers, and podcasters interview me about informal learning and its application in business every week. (I’m usually Continue reading
This past Thursday, I spent an hour walking around the Albany Bulb, as curious a piece of land as you’ll find in the Bay Area. The Bulb is a spit of former garbage dump that projects into San Francisco Bay adjacent to the Golden Gate Fields racetrack.
Nature has taken over the abandoned land. Continue reading
Before my type morphed from INTJ to ENTJ, I was very interested in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It’s a handy tool to spark introspection and a great way for people to explore how they relate to one another. Now I think Greg Kiersey has a better handle on the subject. Whatever.
Typealyzer will Continue reading
Spring is here. Weather was glorious today in Berkeley, so I took a walk up Buena Vista Way. Architect Bernard Maybeck worked his magic along this steep street after the Great Berkeley Fire of 1923 wiped out 600 buildings, including most of his domestic masterpieces.
Maybeck build this one for his Continue reading