Tag Archives: Length

Saplings

“Charles Dickens wrote ‘A tale of two cities’ under this very tree” said Andy, as we sat in the sunshine. “Interesting“, i replied, afraid to admit i’ve never read it. One of so many classics to have passed me by: … Continue reading

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Clarity and brevity: why less is more, but more feels safer.

I’m working on a project at the moment around a pretty simple topic, it’s an interesting subject, but not complex. The challenge is to get people to do something differently. Not hugely differently, but a little differently. But, for some … Continue reading

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Slowing things down and making them bigger. Examining the pace and length of learning.

Smaller, faster, better: that’s the mantra that surrounds learning these days. Just in time, on demand, mobile and chunked. We keep moving towards shorter, more consumable learning experiences, based on an assumption that people won’t engage with longer pieces, or … Continue reading

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How long is long enough? Working on the length of a podcast.

I’m finalising my first monthly learning podcast this week. It’s been a back and forth process, both in terms of content, but also regarding the music and overall length. It needs to be long enough to get into some detail, … Continue reading

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Have we got time?

A film is usually around two hours long. TV comedies, around 25 minutes, with a break. A book might take you twelve hours to read, and a song is around three and  a half minutes long. But how long should … Continue reading

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