Category Archives: Innovation


Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning. Let’s not blow it. How do you flip learning? Khan Academy is the poster child for flipped learning. Sal Khan has produced more than 3,000 short videos on a … Continue reading

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Where’s your electronic medical record?

Everyone should be so lucky as to find a medical doctor as good as mine. I have every confidence in his advice. He calls me after hours to report a test result that’s out of line. He makes house calls. … Continue reading

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Now is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

A synopsis of my remarks to Emerging Directions in Global Education 2011, Delhi, India For the first 60 seconds, we listened to Yoyo Ma playing Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G as the flowers unfolded.   As time speeds up, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Next week, Harold Jarche and I are headed to a series of meetings with a client whose organization has severe hang-ups about web security. Access to many important sites on the net is verboten. Geez. How to work around something … Continue reading

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Wikipedia's 10th

West Coast Wikiconference 2011 WikiPedia turned 10 years old today. I attended a delightful unconference with a hundred Wikipedians at the Hub in San Francisco. How’s this for a deal? $25 paid for breakfast, lunch, a full day’s events, presentations … Continue reading

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A quiz for enterprise learning movers & shakers…

Shuffle through Mary Meeker’s phenomenal research report on the state of the internet economy. (Thanks for the pointer, George Siemens.) Be amazed. Here’s the Quiz Question: Name a single trend Mary Meeker describes that won’t have a major impact on … Continue reading

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You may have heard me spouting off about aligning the aspirations of workers with the organizations they work for. This falls on deaf ears in North America and most of Europe where we mistakenly think treating workers as humans intrudes … Continue reading

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Giving up control

In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go, Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning). Many organizations appear scared to death of Enterprise 2.0. They’re worried that … Continue reading

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ePub format

This inquiry will explore the ePub format and its potential for creating unbooks. Please join in. Read this as an ePub Copy the file ePub_inquiry.epub file to the Books section of iTunes. Then sync your iPad and computer. This file … Continue reading

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