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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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Currently reading this book and hit the following definition: "Social learning can be fiendishly difficult to define but has - when applied to humans-two important features that together make the entirety of our cultural achievements possible and effectively open up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
This is great story by the Washington Post. There are so many things right, here but it's bittersweet. Like this line "It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons. The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
My friend Jay Cross died this weekend. That's a rough start I know but I didn't want to be cute or clever here. Just not feeling that. I met Jay years and years ago and just to be clear -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Hi. Wow. Is this thing still on? Thinking about cranking it up again...I know, there have sooooo many requests. Hmmm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
Image many Twitter followers they have? LinkedIn Connections? Instagram followers? Do you know if they have a blog/tumblr? Do you have any idea at all what kind of network that person will be bringing into your organization? Why not? No,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
So when I was a wee kid, you know, before the Internet, we used to go on the car trips...usually like 4-5 hours...doesn't seem bad now but then, to a kid w lots of energy, that was like a day... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
If you're on a business trip and you have to fly - think back to those days of yore when that meant that you would be out of touch for that time. I don't remember havign a lot of anxiety... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
We pour huge amounts of money into the recruiting process, scouring resumes and LinkedIn. We spend more hiring the exact, right employee. Are we thinking though, as Frank Herbert wrote, "a beginning is a very delicate time." So how do... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at e-Clippings (Learning As Art)
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 Jul 25, 2014 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)