Steve Hargadon + Jay Cross

Steve Hargadon interviewed me about informal learning yesterday. Steve does his homework and asks great questions.

If you listen to podcasts while exercising, perhaps you’ll enjoy the Audio of Steve letting me amble on for an hour.

A one-hour audio goes against my religion of brevity & less-is-more. However, if you want a painless way to peak into my thinking while hiking or peddling, this may be up your alley.

Informal learning and Stoos management in four slides (Netflix)

Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118″ I did. I was blown away.

Here ’tis:

Culture (Original 2009 version) from Reed Hastings

I’m writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Yet here, the CEO of Netflix gave most of my message four years ago in four slides. Four freaking slides. In case you don’t have time for the whole presentation, here are slides Harold recommended:

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Emotional Business


Some of you have inquired about my research into happiness and well-being. I paused the project for six weeks. Upon return, I realized there’s a lot more to it. Taking a broader perspective, I realized you can’t deal with happiness without addressing joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, love, sadness, anxiety, anger, motivation, and relationships, too.

Emotional business (which I will christen EB right here and now) concerns precisely the Continue reading

Jay’s on walkabout


Dating back 25,000 years, Australia’s Aborigines are the world’s longest-lived culture, despite the harsh conditions of the Australian Continent. By dedicating more than half of their resources to intangibles such as learning, relationships, and the technology of eco-farming, the Aborigines created a society without war, crime, poverty, or taxes. You have to learn a lot just to survive.

Karl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skulthorpe, the inventor of “social capital” and a master Aborigine artist Continue reading

Blogs I follow religiously

  1. Adaptive Path
  2. Andy McAfee
  3. Charles Jennings
  4. Clark Quinn
  5. Dan Pontefract
  6. Dave Gray
  7. Dave Snowden
  8. David Gurteen
  9. David Weinberger
  10. Dawn of Learning
  11. Dion Hinchcliffe
  12. Doc Searls
  13. Donald Clark Plan B
  14. Eide Neurolearning
  15. Ellen Wagner
  16. Euen Semple
  17. George Siemens
  18. Harold Jarche
  19. Internet Time Alliance
  20. Irving Wladawsky-Berger
  21. Jane Hart
  22. Jay Cross
  23. Jerry Michalski
  24. John Hagel
  25. Jon Husband
  26. Kevin Wheeler
  27. Luis Suarez
  28. Marcia Conner (FC)
  29. Martijn Linssen
  30. Nancy White
  31. Nine Continue reading

2012’s Top articles on Working Smarter

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. These disciplines add up to what I call “working smarter.”

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Giving my computers a break

Ten years ago next month, Clifford Nass and Byron Reeves published The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places. The Stanford profs had conducted a series of standard psychology experiments but substituted a computer for one of the participants. From the Amazon review:

“Fresh evidence of human gullibility never fails to entertain. Stanford professors Reeves and Nass provide plenty of cocktail-party ammunition with findings from 35 laboratory Continue reading

Sitting kills


Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics

The health hazards of sitting for long stretches are significant even for people who are quite active when they’re not sitting down

Still, scientists have determined that after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat in the body declines by as much as 90 percent. Extended sitting, they add, slows the body’s metabolism of glucose and lowers the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. Those are risk factors Continue reading