Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

July, 2012

JULY 25, 2012

MOOCs are really a platform

We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. MOOCs are a platform.

JULY 8, 2012

Louis C.K. and the Decent Net, or How Louis won the Internet

( This is the lead article in the new issue of my free and highly intermittent newsletter, JOHO. Also in it, a Higgs-Bogus Contest on Continue reading

udemy Course with Marissa Mayer

In this week’s ExtraCurricular, you’ll learn how to cultivate great ideas from new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, win $1,000 for your best design, and learn how a student just like you is succeeding with what she learned on Udemy.
Marissa Mayer - Ideas Come From Everywhere

Learn How to Cultivate Great Ideas with Marissa Mayer

New Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is an ideas expert. During her 13 years at Google, she oversaw the company’s Search, Maps, and Local Products in addition to User Experience.

At Google, product ideas Continue reading

Organize for complexity: make work work again

Early this morning I was reflecting on how different today’s world is from the world I grew up in.

You see, I was born during World War II. Complexity had not been discovered. Computers had not been invented. Frederick Taylor was revered. It was a tidier world. Everything was logical. A simpler time.

Thirty years ago things began to get fuzzy. We realized that everything in the universe is connected to everything else. The future’s unpredictable. Networks rule. Shit happens.

We live in Continue reading

Google course finale — a certificate!

This just received from Google….

Congratulations! Here is the certificate you earned through your participation in Power Searching with Google. Below are your assessment scores.

Mid-class assessment score:  90%
Post-class assessment score:  74%

You can print out the attached certificate and hang it on your wall.  We hope you enjoyed the class!

Power Searching with Google course staff

Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? Yes. Capitalization makes no difference but word order does. You can narrow a search by date. Google Earth has a lot more detail than I remember from previous visits. Also, I learned dozens of other little tricks that I’ll probably forget if I don’t put them to use in the next few days.

Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary. Continue reading

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Executive Summary 3

Where Corporate Learning Came From 3

Corporate Learning Today 5

Training is not the same as learning 6

Corporate Training Is Broken 7

Senior managers are dissatisfied 7

Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7

Managers feel training has scant impact 8

Real learning takes place elsewhere 8

Workers are disgruntled 10

Training is out of sync with the times 11

The Collaborative Organization Continue reading