February, 2006

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Harold Jarche » Training: A Solution Looking for a Problem

Harold Jarche

While listening to the radio the other day, the person being interviewed spoke about the need for training for those responsible for ensuring clean water in many remote Canadian communities. Now, I'm not going to say that training is

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

Gary Hamel's latest article in Harvard Business Review, “The Why, What, and How of Management Innovation” (purchase required) is a useful but puzzling piece. It's really two articles in one – and there's an underlying tension between

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Steven Berlin Johnson

funny. i just noticed that neil postman's amusing ourselves to death-- which everything bad was something of a response to -- has just been reissued with a bright red jacket featuring people with televisions on their heads

Learnlets » Learning Wisdom

Clark Quinn

The old canard about data->information->knowledge->intelligence->wisdom resonates with me. Don Norman wrote a book called 'Things That Make Us Smart', and it was great at taking a richly informed look at how we can enhance how we think

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Disney, Pixar and Jobs

John Hagel

Disney's purchase of Pixar is exciting a lot of media attention, including a cover story from Business Week. The coverage generally welcomes the acquisition. What's interesting to me, though, is that most of the attention seems to be on

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Steven Berlin Johnson

somehow i missed this study: from the 1966 coleman report, the landmark study of educational opportunity commissioned by the civil rights act of 1964, gentzkow and shapiro got 1965 test-score data for almost 300000 kids

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Steven Berlin Johnson

justin blanton's account of getting results back from the national geographic genographic project is a fun read, and i was practically sending my $100 in for my own genetic analysis after the third paragraph, but i wonder if his account

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Steven Berlin Johnson

i'm working in the office this morning, listening to mozart's violin concerto no. 2, and our four-year-old son walks in. "i i like your music, daddy," he says. "it it sounds like candy. it sounds like a heart

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Staten Island, Land Of Wonder

Steven Berlin Johnson

there was a great story in sunday's times on new york city's projected population boom, filled with all sorts of tasty demographic nuggets. but my favorite thing about it was the infographic that accompanied it on front page of the city

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Invention versus Innovation

John Hagel

as part of our continuing quest to expand the focus of discussion from invention to innovation, jsb and i have contributed an article on "funding invention vs. managing innovation" on business week's web site. check it out

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Steven Berlin Johnson

i can't believe i'm quoting bruce willis quoting justin timberlake, but this is a pretty smart response to the frey hooplah: james frey is a writer. he can write whatever he wants. it%u2019s fiction. it%u2019s just shameful how he was

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Reflections on Davos

John Hagel

i have been scrambling to catch up on many fronts since returning from davos, and i am still reeling from five days of intense meetings at the world economic forum stretching from 7am until well past midnight

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Steven Berlin Johnson

from the globe and mail: a body of research suggests that playing video games provides benefits similar to bilingualism in exercising the mind. just as people fluent in two languages learn to suppress one language while speaking the

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Steven Berlin Johnson

and who says the music industry isn't thriving

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Steven Berlin Johnson

i'd never heard this story about cary grant's lsd use in the fifties. hilarious stuff -- particular if you imagine the quotes below spoken in his best bringing up baby delivery: there was grant sitting on the deck of the pink submarine

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Steven Berlin Johnson

i love how the graphic for the new(ish) andrew sullivan blog is illustrated by terry colon. andrew may have gone all msm by "selling out" to time, but at least he went back to the indie web well by getting suck's classic artist to do

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Steven Berlin Johnson

there's a podcast available now for the entirety of the davos session where bill gates had such nice things to say about my book. (i i show up at the very end, though the whole thing is worth listening to, natch.) i got the quote slightly

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Steven Berlin Johnson

i'm back from my european trip, after spending a quick three days in london after davos, mostly hanging out in libraries there doing research, which brought me back nicely to my grad school days. stayed at the soho hotel in the heart of

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Steven Berlin Johnson

i had no idea that my favorite -- or tied for favorite, with heather -- tv critic, time's james poniewozik, had a television blog, but here it is, and it's predictably full of great insights, like this observation about lost

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Centennial

John Hagel

i'm not even sure this is the right word for it. i certainly haven't been blogging for one hundred years (although sometimes it feels like it), but i noticed that i just made my 100th post to this blog. it struck me that this might be a

Harold Jarche » Jury Duty 2006

Harold Jarche

Just received a summons for jury duty today. Not sure if I should be pleased to be doing my civic duty or perturbed that I'm going to be missing five days of work. I'm not a dentist, lawyer, veterinarian etc., so I'm not officially

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Steven Berlin Johnson

there's a great letter to the editor in the times today that asks a question that hadn't occurred to me before: what exactly is the secret service's policy on hunting? i mean, they go to the most extraordinary measures to protect the

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Blogging In My Sleep

Steven Berlin Johnson

the only thing more tedious than someone telling you about the dream he had last night is someone blogging about the dream he had last night. so i'll spare you the details -- but suffice it to say that last night i had this dream where

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Steven Berlin Johnson

look, i'm not a finance guy, but can someone explain why this isn't a brilliant idea? prosper's users lend money to and borrow money from other people on the site at what the company says are better interest rates than those available

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Visualizing Atlantic Yards

Steven Berlin Johnson

Here's a fantastic Google Earth model of the controversial Atlantic Yards development here in Brooklyn. This is a great example of the power of mixing open-ended geo software with on-the-ground local knowledge and passion