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Anthropologist, Historian, Technologist, Learner, Federal (DOD) employee
Interests: learning, gaming, my interests: anthropology, the future (oh and pez). in case you're wondering, perry white was the editor at the daily planet., mobile
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It's no secret that I love time travel. Doc Brown and Marty. H.G. Wells...and of course, I'll take this chance to drop in this image ^ Allons-y and all that! I was reading "Advancing Ethnography in Corporate Environments" edited by... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Would you ever go camping and just set your tent up without checking the ground underneath? You're supposed to check the view in your mirrors when you first get in the car right? Would you ever travel to a foreign... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
mLearning. sLearning. The venerable and ancient eLearning. Can we just be clear that these names refer to product channels and/or brand names but not to actual 'learning'? I think the one that comes closest is social learning and that is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
The "C" word. Yep, culture. Haunts so many of our efforts. Often it's like a specter hanging over failed projects - "the culture wasn't prepared to accept that technology." We talk about it's importance and about having the right one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
We're going to leave the debates behind for the moment about is 'gamification' is BS or not - not that they're not important but they're not focused on the end user. Here is what the end user wants: They want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
To begin, if you're not reading/following Eugene Eric Kim, you should. Really. On Twitter he is @eekim and you can find his blog here: Now a couple weeks ago, Eugene wrote a post called "THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Anybody who knows me would probably call me an extrovert. I'm a wee bit outgoing. So this article has been floating around Facebook and I finally broke down and read "6 Things Every Extrovert Secretly Has To Deal With" -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Onboarding. HUGE topic right? Plays into performance issues, recruiting, retention... I was reminded during a recent chat about onboarding of one of my favorite books, Making the Corps by Thomas Ricks. I hear what you're saying - that's the Marine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
I was reading a post by Chris Heuer (you should also read this one) and the central focus was on the worthiness of "social business" as a generic brand name for what we're currently engaged in. I think the key... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
No, I didn't miss one Day 2 is here. I did want to mention that I'm gonna consider Twitter my 'system of record for this experiment. I'll also be keeping a set on Flickr here. I'll use my blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
I thought I'd like to try a "Pic a Day" project this year. I asked around for suggestions and got some good ones but the one that felt right was "things I'm grateful for." I am feeling very positive right... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Here is an addtl. article on this that adds to the discussion.
We often talk or read about how consumer-level technologies are shaping the expectations that employees bring to the workplace. This McKinsey Quarterly article though highlights another vector that will impact the workplace - the experience that consumers will have with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
So to all the folks who had a moment of crisis about seeing Ender's Game because of the hateful comments of the book's author, as wrong and misguided as I thought that protest would be (since the message of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
I agree about not writing it off. Think the whole thing hinges on the org design / change mgt work that you do going in - technology isn't magic (working within the Arthur C Clarke Exception of course)... :-)
Sameer Patel, currently SVP and in charge of SAP’s Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software Products and Go to Market recently penned a blog post, "Who Spiked the Enterprise Activity Stream?" I don't want to overgeneralize and am open to corrections... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
I find the work by Loomio compelling. @nilofer, in "11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era" argues that "In the Social Era, the power to make decisions doesn’t come from your spot on the org chart, or rank,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
I'm not breaking up with Typepad but I did want to try out Medium. So I wrote a post about patterns, something I actually think is very important. I hope you enjoy the post but I also wanted to mention... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
We all have rosters of the people at work. Names, phone numbers, physical locations maybe even their Twitter handles or link to their LinkedIn Profile - all there. There is so much missing though. If every employee is an ambassador... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Fareed - thx for the pointer!I do like the app, a lot - just get the Web site to catch up to it :-)
Hey Kevin - do you mean massive failure rate if we actually allow people to fail? (unlike current compliance training)
I try to be a runner. I run about 5-7 times a week. I'm slow but I plod along. I'm also an app freak. Love em. Constantly installing and trying and then removing them so it's not odd that I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Seriously, what do we do compliance training on? Ethics? Sexual Harassment? Information Assurance? Sure. How often do those vectors impact our business on a daily basis at the individual worker level? I mean, there is someone sitting in a cubicle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Cyborg Anthropology/Donna Haraway/Cyborg Manifesto/1991/subfield within AAA/Macy Meetings 1941/boundaries of technology and culture/'interface culture'/actor networks/activity theory/social network theory/fractal production of value/frictionless production of value/value crisis/participation architecture-danah boyd/Identity production and the Second Self/Non-places - Auge/Simultaneous Time/Continuous Partial Attention/Panic Architecture/Social Punctuation/Ambient Intimacy/Automatic Production... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Keep being thankful...and do something. I'm sorry I didn't start doing that 30 days of thankfulness thing with a lot of other people, I've got a lot to be thankful for. A loving and lovely wife, a great son, a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)