Category Archives: Blogging

Six topics for the price of one

I’m spending the first quarter of the year learning experientially by walking around and trying new things. This blog is turning conversational. It’s me to you. Informal. Personal. I’m returning to the impromptu, stream-of-consciousness style I used when I began blogging a dozen years ago. I’ll be narrating my work, describing my discoveries before I […] Continue reading

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10 most popular posts of 2012

Google Analytics tells me these are 2012′s greatest hits on jaycross.com.   Dan Pink’s new book Dan Pink has written another best seller. (The book won’t be released until December 31 but is already in its third printing.) The U.S. Government reports that one worker in eight is a sales person. Dan disagrees. He thinks we’re all […] Continue reading

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My elements of style

Caveat lector. As my research shifts focus from informal learning to well-being, I’m gaining new readers. Welcome! Let explain where my blog is coming from. When I began studying informal learning eight years ago, I decided to exemplify what I was talking about. I gave PowerPoint a rest. I became transparent in my work. I began […] Continue reading

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I’m simplifying and cleaning up my sites for the new year. I’m not quite finished weeding this online garden, but things are a lot more tidy than last week. I’m particularly happy with the way the Stocks & Flows page … Continue reading

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Wordcamp 2010

Conference hosts should take a lesson or two from Matt Mullenweg. Today’s Wordcamp San Francisco was simply great. Great line-up of speakers. Glorious weather. Some participants were so enthusiastic as to call for revolution and world domination by WordPress. (They … Continue reading

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WordCamp here I come!

May Day! May Day! May Day! May Day! May Day! May Day!

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Hacker Attack (Help!)

For support, I rely on the kindness of strangers. That may be you. Hackers are polluting this blog and informl.com. When I search for a prior post, I often find nothing but names of drugs repeated again and again as … Continue reading

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"Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."

“Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.”  — Eric Raymond, The Cathedral and the Bazaar; Release Early, Release Often. Last week I posted links to a conversation on YouTube about How Managers Learn. A systemic error broke most of the links: they … Continue reading

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Do the right thing; do not steal

The web and social networks are evolving their own conventions of appropriate behavior. People have learned to avoid cluttering mailboxes with broad cc’s. Flames are far fewer than in the old days. Most bloggers no longer feel they must blog … Continue reading

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