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Wayne Hodgins
Wherever my GPS lat/long says I am
Wandering, wondering and pondering the world, one nautical mile at a time.
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As most of you know I’ve been using snowflakes as a metaphor for everything becoming deeply personalized and “just right”. My dear friend Erik Duval and I have been writing and working on The Snowflake Effect for over ten years... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Off Course-On Target
Fascinating to watch the snowball effect (sorry couldn’t help myself!) of how things are happening around the upcoming introduction of the neat little “Pebble” wrist watch I wrote about last month. I wrote about how it is an example of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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Many of you were intrigued by some of my former postings such as Snowflakes Effect Hits Financial Models: Snowflakes funding Snowflakes about how the Snowflake Effect of mass personalisation is affecting the financial world and in particular with loans and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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I wonder; will “wrist watch” become as quaint and oddly unrepresentative of the device as “phone” has become? In a previous post I wrote about Kickstarter as an example how “Snowflake Effect Hits Financial Models: Snowflakes funding Snowflakes”and more recently... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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Back in 2000 I had the honor of writing a vision paper for ASTD and the National Governor's Association called "Into the Future". I included some of my thoughts and excitement at the time about the notion of augmenting our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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A recent NYT article “What if the Secret to Success is Failure?” is long by today's snack food reading standards but served up a VERY full course meal of great food for thought and is well worth your time to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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I continue to believe that we are hitting the tipping point of the exponential curve of the evolution of what we currently call photography. I think photography and camera are becoming as ill fitting as terms like calling and phone.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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Derek Singleton has written a good overview of some good examples of the mass personalization of manufacturing in a recent posting “Anyone can be a Manufacturer” and an earlier one “Three ways to bring Crowdsourcing into Mainstream Manufacturing”. They are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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I like the concluding recommendation in this article and this TED talk by Susan Turkle for learning to love yourself better by being comfortable with and appreciative of solitude. However I think that Turkle's TED talk and her new book... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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I learned one of the most amazing things yesterday and just had to share it with the rest of you in case you didn’t know this either. Every atom in your body was once inside a star that exploded! That... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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One of the fundamental enablers and causes of the Snowflake Effect is the transition to a world of abundance. I've long admired the thinking and actions of Peter Diamandis, founder and CEO of one of the most powerful models for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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The evidence that the Snowflake Effect of mass personalization is continuing to build at an exponential rate continues to show up just about everywhere I look. One dimension of the Snowflake Effect that has not received a lot of discussion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at Off Course-On Target
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NOTE: The following is the third excerpt from the small contribution I was proud to have made to the “Learning Perspectives 2010” collection put out by The Masie Center in memory and commemoration of Jonathan Kays. (see previous postings for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Off Course-On Target
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NOTE: The following is the second excerpt from the small contribution I was proud to have made to the “Learning Perspectives 2010” collection put out by The Masie Center in memory and commemoration of Jonathan Kays. (see previous postings for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Off Course-On Target
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NOTE: The following is an excerpt from the small contribution I was proud to have made to the “Learning Perspectives 2010” collection put out by The Masie Center in memory and commemoration of Jonathan Kays. (see previous posting for details).... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Off Course-On Target
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One of the sadder points of 2010 was the loss of a great learning leader and colleague, Jonathan Kays. For an all too brief time Jonathan was the Chief Learning Officer of the Masie Center’s Learning CONSORTIUM after following a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Off Course-On Target
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The most recent update of Skype for Windows this week (Oct. 15, 2010) added two signifiant features which will be useful for many but I think these are also worth trying out for their potential in learning situations. With this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
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A recently funded new company called Sunday Sky is worth keeping an eye on for its potential to augment learning and content. Another one of those simple yet powerful ideas I think and what Sunday Sky does is to automatically... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
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Some of you will have heard me going on about how “getting small” is a really BIG deal for over 15 years now. The context is that by making and breaking everything down into the smallest possible units (and not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
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I do love how serendipity continues to lead me to great and unexpected discoveries and here is but one of the latest examples which I think and hope has some value for you too. As you may know I’ve been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
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Maps are such a big part of my life as I experience the world via my sailboat so the TechCrunch posting XKCD Updates Its Map: We No Longer Live In Actual Countries But Digital Ones provided some serious fun for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
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Several in fact; check out the two videos below from Steven Johnson, consider reading his new book “Where Good Ideas Come From: the Natural History of Innovation” and see if these help you generate more good ideas of your own.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
* NOTE: I’ve just discovered that due to technical difficulties and user error this article I wrote back in August did not get posted here on OCOT as I had thought. It did make it to my Learnativity blog and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
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I’ve written previously about my ongoing experiences with eReaders eBooks and my evaluation continues as my use of these devices as well as my appreciation grows dramatically so I wanted to give you a quick review of my experiences with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at Off Course-On Target
I have always been a voracious reader as it helps me satisfy my life long lust for learning. I’ve therefore been an avid consumer, collector and buyer of books, magazines, periodicals, journals, manuals, you name it. For most of my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at Off Course-On Target