Sat.Mar 30, 2019 - Fri.Apr 05, 2019

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read two interesting reports on the state of globalization in 2019, one by The Economist, the second by the McKinsey Global Institute. They both agree on the facts, - globalization and global trade have been undergoing considerable changes since the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Where public radio rocks

Doc Searls

Where does public radio rock—or even rule? And why? To start answering those questions, I looked through Nielsen ‘s radio station ratings , which are on the Radio Online site.

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connecting leadership

Harold Jarche

What is leadership ? In the past year I have written many posts on the subject from a variety of perspectives. Much of it is about ‘connected leadership’ — where people must be both teachers and learners. Neither training programs, nor even coaching, are enough.

Call for Proposals #StephensNext60

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I don't have an original bone in my body, as proven by this blatant rip-off of Ken Bauer's post of the same title and theme. Three Decade Mark I will turn 60 in April and so far things have turned out pretty well.

Violating Expectations

Clark Quinn

As some of you may know, last week I had a surgical procedure. I don’t want to share details, but while it was non-trivial, it went fine. (I’ve I’ve talked earlier about the situation beforehand.) What did not go fine was the recovery.

Keeping up standards

Euen Semple

It fascinates me how often people rant at me about the rubbish on Twitter or Facebook, invariably delivered in a tone intended to convey their intellectual superiority, but apparently unaware that what they are describing is their network and that managing that network is their responsibility!

the confinement of curriculum

Harold Jarche

For the past several weeks I have spent an afternoon in a fifth grade classroom with 30 students, aged 11-12 years old. My wife is artist-in-residence for this class and I, along with a few other adults, am her helper.

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#LSCon 19 Reflections

Clark Quinn

It’s hard to think of now , but last week I was at the Learning Solutions conference. And I had a really great time. I didn’t see as much as I’d like (as you ‘ll see, I was busy), but there were some really worthwhile learnings, and some fun as well.


Euen Semple

I have always been impressed by the unflappability of my friends who work as paramedics or in mountain rescue. If you are going to be able to help people in distress and facing extreme challenges you can't get bent out of shape by life yourself. Getting all macho and controlling because of your own fears would just make things worse. Paradoxically real strength exhibits itself as gentleness.


Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A A body of men, holding themselves accountable to nobody, ought not to be trusted by any body.” Thomas Paine 1737-1809. “I

5 Recurring Hidden Fees in LMS Software that Increase Enterprise Training Costs


According to a recent market report, the LMS market is expected to grow from 9.2 billion in 2018 to 22.4 billion by 2023.¹