I cannot imagine missing the Singularity Summit. It will take me 45 minutes to get there from my house (thanks to public trans).
October 13-14th, 2012 in San Francisco.
Put this in your stash — mp3s of brilliant people selling inspirational ideas. That’s a recording of every Singularity Summit from the beginning, in 2006. I remember sitting in the second row at that one. Frame-changing insights. Interspersed with a few odd balls.
Internet Time Alliance directors Jane Hart and Charles Jennings with new company car. Salisbury, Wiltshire, U.K.
I can see why Gina Bianchini resigned. This is not the deal we signed up for at all. From $0 to $50/month? I don’t think so.
This is the email I received today:
Hi Ning Network Creator!
As you may have already heard, we’re going to be making some big changes at Ning over the course of the Continue reading
Several large LMS companies added “informal learning” to their sales shticks this week. One says “All documents accessed can be tracked as informal learning events.” (Documents are events?) Another firm claims to have added a “social learning platform layer that enables customers to securely Continue reading
This evening I received an email offering me a free stolen copy of my book on Informal Learning.
I belong to a site called WoT, for “Web of Trust.” Celebrating its 10th birthday, WoT has a significant following:
Number of rated sites: 26,776,620
New this month: 508,265
Number of dangerous Continue reading
McKinsey Quarterly is a great online publication. Astute. And partly free.
This month McKinsey reveals the results of a global survey on building organizational capabilities.
Nearly 60 percent of respondents to a recent McKinsey survey1 say that building organizational capabilities such as lean Continue reading
A friend gave my wife two $50 VISA debit cards from Walmart. Supposedly as good as cash, the cards are actually issued by General Electric Credit.
When we tried to buy $95 worth of electronics at Walmart in Mountain View this afternoon, the cashier said the cards were unreadable. Had we made purchases Continue reading
I took this shot of George Leonard at his home when we talked about informal learning several years ago. George died earlier this month. I went online and asked Google to find a photo to use in a memorial. I found several, none by me and none attributed to me.
One Continue reading
Many people oversimplify decision-making by casting the results in black and white when the real answer comes in shades of gray.
Ten years ago, the debate was about whether eLearning was better than face-to-face. As eLearning matured, we realized the answer is often a blend of both.
When I wrote Continue reading
Yesterday I attended the Enterprise 2.0 conference, “the event that will make your company more agile.”
First up was a Google presentation about Wave. Bare-bones Wave is a snooze; I haven’t been able to see many benefits. But customized Wave looks like a winner and that’s how I think Wave Continue reading