Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

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

The New Utility: A Story about Brand in the Social Age

Agility can be about perspective, about being brave enough to climb up high and get a better view. Being brave enough to shout from your viewpoint that the world has changed. Being brave enough to lead an organisation and community … Continue reading

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The blowing of boundaries

That should have read “blurring“, but today I’m dictating the blog to my iPad for the first time. That means you’re likely to see more errors than usual. But maybe not that many. Because the technology is progressing fast, it’s … Continue reading

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The Difference of Digital: are all Conversations Equal?

Some things feel right, some feel wrong, and some are just different. That’s what’s at the heart of my thinking today. I remember the first time i went on camera: painfully awkward, the sound of my own voice was weird, … Continue reading

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A Gradient of Formality

As friendships grow deeper, we share a common language: experiences shape us and we reference them constantly. “Do you remember when…“. Over the last day, as Rich has been with me in Amsterdam, we’ve sat at some cafes by the … Continue reading

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Uncommonly Global

Rich is visiting me in Amsterdam today. We’ve hired him a bike, as that’s the only way to travel in the city. “Handbrake or pedal?“, they asked in the shop. Dutch bikes have brakes that are activated by pedalling backwards. … Continue reading

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To Simple, Through Complexity

Agility comes through fluidity: an ability to adapt to circumstance, to diagnose, to deploy, to learn. In essence, it’s simple: codify enough into process to give replicability and scale, keep enough freedom to adapt, to change course as circumstance demands. … Continue reading

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Tokens and Totems

I was momentarily stumped by the question from my niece, but i suppose that’s the nature of naivety: it can be surprisingly complex. “What’s your favourite stone” she asked. The question had been prompted some months before, when she had … Continue reading

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