My Heart Will Go On: Social Media In The Enterprise

I just read a wonderful post by Jane Hart entitled “The Future Of Social Media In The Enterprise“.  In it, she deftly describes an issue that I’ve been encountering often lately with potential clients who want to talk about using this game-changing paradigm-shifting bar-raising (insert your own favorite stupid marketing metaphor here) thing we call Social Media. Her argument is More …

Is NPR Denser Than Chengdeite?

They say the densest material on earth is something called “Chengdeite“. But this morning I was listening to a reporter on NPR, and I’m thinking we’ve got a new competitor in the race. The story was about how a Boston school district was wondering if they could improve teacher skills by modeling a “resident” program after medical school — where More …

Kirkpatrick's Levels For Millennials

If you create any kind of learning, I’m sure you measure whether or not people actually really learn from what you do.  (I also believe in the Easter Bunny, Deficit Reduction, and that Futurama will be renewed this fall.) As part of your measurement of success, you very probably use Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels Of Learning Evaluation — the gold standard More …

Is Learning Going Down The Toilet?

Update: If you do not have children in a large, urban school district this post may not make a lot of sense. You are among the lucky. As someone who has used toilets for many, many years — with little formal training — I feel quite qualified to redesign our nation’s plumbing system to improve the performance issues that I’ve More …

You Can Out-Teach The Competition

If you’re a small business, you can’t out-spend the competition on marketing.  But you can out-teach them.  Here’s a great video with David Heinemeier Hansson (a partner in 37signals and the creator of Ruby on Rails). He’s talking about how they’ve built a great audience through blogs, lectures, seminars and other teachable moments.  Great stuff! Source:  Venture Beat via Remarkablogger