Category Archives: Learning

The New Work

When we sat exams at school, there was a little ritual at the start where everyone unpacked their pencil case: ink cartridges, sharpeners and a collection of mascots, in my case, a plastic dinosaur i think. My first office job … Continue reading

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Making Connections: creating meaning

I’m sat in the transit lounge of Singapore airport, on my way to Manila, so making a connection in a very literal sense. I wrote a book in Singapore in 2012, called ‘Learning, Knowledge and Meaning‘. It was about how … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Social Age

In a couple of weeks time, i’ll be writing the 750th blog post. We’ve covered a lot of ground. My own thinking has evolved greatly in that time and through this process: a describe the blog now as my ‘first … Continue reading

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The gamble of talent management

A house built on sand is never a good idea: i’ve been thinking about talent management programmes today and it’s triggered me to revisit notions around the changing nature of work and the need to be magnetic to talent. It’s … Continue reading

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A Valentine of loves and loss

A day for love, but not everyone feels it: whilst some people struggle to open their doors for piles of cards, others wait idly by for the postman, destined to spend the night alone. Which is what i’ll be doing … Continue reading

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A map of learning technology – 2014

I’ve been at The Learning Technology Conference in London all day, which somewhat eroded my time for writing (although a great opportunity to catch up with so many people). Just a short post tonight then: a map of the learning … Continue reading

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The ecosystem of the Social Age: working, learning and engagement

I’ve been reflecting on the wider ecosystem of the Social Age this week, prompted by several conversations. We have seen, in the last decades, a fundamental shift in the nature of work and the concepts of employment and career. There’s … Continue reading

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Round pegs and square holes: evolving access to expertise

Fitting out the new office this weekend and i decided to lend Sam a hand: he’d borrowed a special drill bit to take out a large circle of wood to let you put cables through a desk. Between us, we … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: reflecting on the state of play

It’s been a year since i published ‘Mindset for Mobile Learning‘ and a lot has changed. Predictably, most of it in unpredictable ways. My own perception is that conversations within the organisational learning space have not progressed far, whilst the … Continue reading

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On the twelfth day of Christmas Learning: Happy Christmas!

The astute will have noticed that the 12 days of Christmas normally run after the event, but i broke with tradition as i’m taking a few days off till the New Year. ‘Days off‘, though, is a relative term these … Continue reading

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