Some things work now
It’s 2014! Some things still work (and some things don’t work any longer) Some things work now (and some things don’t work yet) You choose.
How much fun will your three year old child have learning to ride a bike?
Training wheels don’t work If you have a young child who will learn to ride a bike sometime soon, you probably have recollections of the bike that you learnt on, and the awkwardness of bikes with stabilisers (also known as: training wheels). Recently, I came across this article about training wheels and balance bikes and it…
Do now, or do later?
Whenever you think of something, do you always do it immediately? It’s wonderful when you can, because you don’t need to remember anything. You can play around and improvise on a whim. It’s fun, interesting and might lead anywhere; and if the things that trigger those thoughts are well organised, then it is likely to…
An application of storytelling
Practical storytelling What is storytelling used for? Storytelling is always important and is particularly topical this week when there is a great conference on the subject. Examples of practical uses of storytelling abound in the fields of training and elsewhere. One of the most practical uses is in aviation, a field in which storytelling is rife.…
The value of a story
How often have you heard … “Have you heard that … ?” “Don’t forget the old saying: …” “Did you hear the one about … ?” The need to pass on “the one about …” is based on the urge to share a good story. This happens with jokes, mythical tales and real life stories.…
A better Java programming course?
Questions, questions! What would a better training course be like? In what ways would it differ? For whom would it be better? How would we know that it is better? What would we measure? Better for learners and providers In general, whatever you are learning, all of these questions might be important to you. To…
Making light of decision making
[Great to report: this post has been reproduced by here by GTD Times, the official GTD publication which publishes many insightful articles and provides much information and more on the application of GTD.] As a follower of GTD, I am fortunate to receive many things, including the Productive Living newsletter. This particular edition included some…
Lately, I have been thinking about the adoption of technologies by organizations. Fred Wilson’s blog post raised related issues for consumers and stimulated a lively discussion about what characteristics are important to adoption. My interest is similar for organizations, but is more related to the channels of communication used for this purpose then in the…
Learning and social networks
My interest in learning, and in the ways in which we can enable it, makes conversations like this really interesting. This is my (very rapidly composed) take on it. I write it here because my intended comment in that conversation grew in size so fast that, before I could get it out, it seemed to…
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