Learning my work

I’m having a great time writing white papers and articles for companies. It’s fun distilling complex issues down to essence and then discovering the right metaphor to render them easily understood.

Given enough time, I enjoy writing like a novelist, taking flights of fantasy and letting my characters tell the story and sometimes duke it out. Then I’ll rein myself in, dump most of the text, and sift for nuggets, occasionally finding a zinger sound bite or several paragraphs worth saving Continue reading

No more business as usual

“This is business.” — Vito Corleone, The Godfather


Business is changing, and the learning function must change along with it.

Rigid, industrial-age corporations are not keeping up with the pace of change. Customer Spring, Shareholder Spring, and Worker Spring may break out any day. Everyone’s mad as hell. They won’t take it any more.

How bad is it? The lifespan of corporations is at an all-time low. The majority of workers are frustrated, unhappy, and disengaged. Shareholders Continue reading