Category Archives: Just Jay

Loosely Coupled

Loosely Coupled is a wonderfully lucid book by Doug Kaye, who also provides IT Conversations, mp3 recordings of interviews with IT visionaries that I love to listen to while walking in the Berkeley hills. Founder and former CEO of Rational … Continue reading

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Eats Shoots & Leaves

Last night I finished reading Eats Shoots & Leaves, “The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation,” a humorous romp through the full stop, the round bracket, and their punctuation pals: they make the written word understandable. “Full stop” is what Brits … Continue reading

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Above all

To work with the big picture, you’ve got to rise above the day-to-day to the process level. Remember Charles and Ray EamesÂ’ famous documentary, Powers of Ten? Starting from a top-down photograph of a couple on a blanket next to … Continue reading

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Demographics is destiny

Mo-working is on the rise. More and more consultants and corporate types work at client sites or from home offices. The economic downturn and the trend toward outsourcing have created legions of free agents. Knowledge workers are no longer tethered … Continue reading

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Are you setting the bar high enough?

“Make no little plans. They fail to stir the blood of men,” said architect Daniel Burnham. Indeed, life’s too short for mediocrity. When I hear someone say they wish their online learning were as effective as their instructor-led workshops, I … Continue reading

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Virtual Apps

Today I’ve seen the future, not once, but twice, and I can hardly wait to get there. First, Robin Good whisked me away to visit his persistent meeting room on smartMeeting. I outfitted my avatar with natty blue sweater, gray … Continue reading

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Aerobic Learning

This evening I escaped the office while it was still light out and drove over to Tilden Park for a walk in the woods. Tromping alongside a little stream for 40 minutes was just enough time for me to listen … Continue reading

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Work as a Video Game

Robin Good is the go-to guy for collaborative technology, so I was delighted to happen upon this post this morning. Work Of The Future Like A Personalized Videogame Front-End “For some, the work of the future will resemble an elaborate, … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Learning

Should your department be outsourced? I’m not asking about development and I’m not necessarily talking about India. Accenture and IBM are aggressively seeking to run entire training departments. Boeing has outsources training to Intrepid. The outsourcing argument has financial merit. … Continue reading

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Oracle and Macromedia, Sitting in a Tree

Yesterday afternoon and early evening, I attended the announcement of a partnership between Oracle and Macromedia at Oracle’s futuristic headquarters in Redwood Shores. I’ll be a little more reserved than usual in my reflections on the event because I like … Continue reading

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