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The Other 90% of Learning

Serving enterprise customers (This appears in the August 2012 CLO magazine. They changed the title on me.) Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. The shorthand label for […] Continue reading

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Organize for complexity: make work work again

Early this morning I was reflecting on how different today’s world is from the world I grew up in. You see, I was born during World War II. Complexity had not been discovered. Computers had not been invented. Frederick Taylor was revered. It was a tidier world. Everything was logical. A simpler time. Thirty years […] Continue reading

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Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? Yes. Capitalization makes no difference but word order does. You can narrow a search by date. Google Earth has a lot more detail than I remember from previous visits. Also, I learned dozens of other […] Continue reading

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Power Searching with Google

Search is like driving a car. Most people think they’re in the top 10% of performers. Google just opened enrollment for an online course, Power Searching with Google. I signed up for several reasons: I’m insanely curious and search the web many times a day. Becoming a better searcher will save me time. Customer learning […] Continue reading

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Make the minimum viable video

An experiment This morning Twitter got me thinking about the ideal size of chunks of learning. If you can learn from 140-character Tweets, how much can you compress a video? Where’s the ideal tradeoff of time versus meaning? I’m preparing … Continue reading

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Flippism

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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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 … Continue reading

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IBM's last CEO before Lou Gerstner took the reins told employees, "I don't…

IBM's last CEO before Lou Gerstner took the reins told employees, "I don't want to see you engineers standing around the water cooler talking." He failed to realize that's how they learned to do their work. #time Embedded Link “Wasting … Continue reading

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"Wasting Time"

DeskTime, a firm that automates time sheets, posted an absurd infographic yesterday. This snip made me chuckle: Most people I know think using the net makes them more productive. “Socializing with co-workers” is the primary way they learn things. Probably some of … Continue reading

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Singularity University

Salim Ismael, founding executive director of Singularity University, joined a few dozen of us for lunch in Berkeley yesterday to discuss “Seeing the Next Disruptive Technology.” Singularity University is neither a university nor about singularity. It’s not a university so … Continue reading

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