Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.

Synchronicity: Engaged Communities

Not much is new: networks have been around a long time. For decades, technology has been easing communication, making it ever simpler for individuals to connect around shared ideas, problems and intent. What’s different now is the ownership and speed: … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem: the Elusive Nature of Time

It’s stolen, wasted, invested or gifted, but, one way or another, it keeps ticking by. People often ask me where i find the time to write: it’s simple, i find it by not spending it elsewhere. And i try to … Continue reading

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Eclectic Reflections: Culture, Agility, Technology, Authority and Equality

Today, some eclectic reflections on the realities of the Social Age CULTURE: Culture is co-created through actions of individuals in the moment: it’s not aspirational or deterministic. It’s not something written on the wall in the lift. To engage in … Continue reading

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The Context of Stuff

The biggest different between how things were then and how they are now? Maybe it’s the contextual nature of information, the interpretation of knowledge. What we need, when we need it: pushed to us, provided to us on demand, made … Continue reading

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Tradition and Change

We talk of tradition with reverence: it’s age conveys status and permanence. Hallowed and respected, mythic and old. To talk of change is heresy: change is modern, change is clean, change is unfettered by the shackles of history. Tradition is … Continue reading

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To Thrive in Chaos and Ambiguity

Uncertainty: a shifting landscape of expectations and alliances, technologies and goals. Ambiguity: what does winning mean anymore and will we ever stop striving? Ambiguity: that thing that used to work is less effective these days, the path is less clear. … Continue reading

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Homecoming

My last day in New York: grey skies, rain, the Christmas lights throwing out a corona in the haze. I sit in a cafe, warming up: it’s cold here, the coldest part of my trip, and i’m ill prepared. Two … Continue reading

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