Category Archives: Just Jay

Canon PowerShot Sx50 HS

This is an amazing camera. Takes great shots. The show-stopper is x50 zoom.

x50-2 x50-3 x50-4 x50

These shots of the meditation chair in my redwood grove were all taken from the same location!

Meditation chair. 50x cam

Meditation chair. 50x cam

Meditation chair. 50x cam

Here are two cars filled with intangibles on the n-scale Internet Time Lines:

Internet Time Lines

and the caboose:

Internet Time Lines

Spring has sprung here in Berkeley. This is my neighbor’s back yard:

50x camera

50x camera

Here’s a meal of black bean soup Continue reading

Slow Learning and payback



Ten years ago I devoured this book and passed it along to Clark Quinn, who coined the term “Slow Learning” as a result. Here is his brilliant piece on Slow Learning.

The analogy is apt.

In the dark ages of American sophistication about eating circa 1950, common wisdom was tip was short for T.I.P. meaning “to insure promptness.”* Food in this country was so abysmal Continue reading


Business+MOOCs. Discuss.

February 27, 9:30 am Pacific time.

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Jay Cross
George Siemens
Stephen Downes
Dave Cormier
Center for Creative Leadership


Daphe Koller, Coursera
Curt Bonk

Who else should be there?





If you’re new here, be aware that Continue reading

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

part 1 of 5

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. Effective managers make stretch
assignments and coach their team members. Experience is the teacher, and managers shape those experiences.

These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Replacing today’s haphazard approaches with systematic, Continue reading

Innovation + Quality


Learning Innovations and Quality Conference: “The Future of Digital Resources”

LINQ is the only European conference to cover both Learning Innovations and Learning Quality.

I will deliver the opening keynote on Friday, May 17th, at the Global Headquarters of United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.



Friday Hangout, Feb 8 – now 10:00 am

comcoverThe Learning Community now has 345 members. Invite your friends. Tell the staff.

The broader our Community, the more likely it will shower us with great collective intelligence and fun camaraderie. Only connect.

Drop by the Google+ Learning Community Hangout this Friday at 9:00 am Pacific | 12:00 pm Eastern | 5:00 pm Greenwich Mean | 6:00 pm Berlin | Abu Dhabi 9:00 pm | Shanghai 1:00 am | Sydney 4:00 Continue reading

Emotional Business


Some of you have inquired about my research into happiness and well-being. I paused the project for six weeks. Upon return, I realized there’s a lot more to it. Taking a broader perspective, I realized you can’t deal with happiness without addressing joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, love, sadness, anxiety, anger, motivation, and relationships, Continue reading

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 mesh them into white papers Continue reading

Jay’s on walkabout


Dating back 25,000 years, Australia’s Aborigines are the world’s longest-lived culture, despite the harsh conditions of the Australian Continent. By dedicating more than half of their resources to intangibles such as learning, relationships, and the technology of eco-farming, the Aborigines created a society without war, crime, poverty, or taxes. You have to learn a lot just to survive.

Karl-Erik Continue reading

Pope sells Vatican to Google


exchange sold-sign

Capitalism’s epicenter and holy shrine, the New York Stock Exchange, has a new owner!

A guy in Atlanta bought it.

This is like Disney buying the Capitol or the Israelis buying Mecca. Unthinkable.

Founded in 1792 by twenty-four brokers under a buttonwood tree at 68 Wall Street, this is where the rules for buying and selling bonds and shares of companies were drawn up and agreed Continue reading