Category Archives: Focus

Learning in the 21st Century Workplace

We are moving from the information age (an age of knowledge workers) to the conceptual age (an age of conceptual workers). 

Work-life was much simpler in the last century. Information work entailed following instructions and procedures, and logical analysis. Today’s concept work is improvisation. Learning leaders must deal with situations that aren’t in the rule book. Concept work relies on pattern recognition, tacit knowledge and the wisdom born of experience. You can’t pick this up in a classroom or workshop. Continue reading

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Welcome to my new home on the web. If you want to keep up with my blogs, thoughts, learnstream, and so forth, please subscribe below. Internet Time Blog will echo here, so this is where to subscribe to see everything I’m working on.

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This is also my working site; I stash things here I may want to recall, both funky and formal.

The site’s also a museum. I began blogging in the last century, back when most bloggers knew one another. The stream indexes thousands of posts that document the early days of eLearning, the sweep of informal learning, and the genesis of the working smarter meme.

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Look around. The Stream is a river of posts from the Internet Time Blog,, the old Informal Learning Blog, and my learnsteams. The Core is 16 categories of Jay: books, reference, and Just Jay. That last one includes The Berkeley Diet and Unmanagement.

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Where innovation comes from

To stay ahead in business, a firm must continually re-invent itself. In the twentieth century, firms could compete on execution. Winners were those who played the game well.

No longer. Today’s standouts are game changers. They continually re-write the rule books. They are edgy. They invent new business models. In sum, they innovate. Continue reading