Category: Technology

Why I Wrote Management by Design

I have never worked at a company that really thought about its workplace experience, nor one that encouraged it managers to do so. We praise design in everything else, but the places where we spend our days, we leave under designed. Management by Design was written to address this issue. It outlines a methodology that.

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VR Education: 5 Reasons to Integrate (more) Virtual Reality into Learning Now

VR Education: Exploring Reasons to Increase Using in Learning As costs for education continue to increase: human capital costs and real estate costs (and its related costs of energy and maintenance), virtual reality environments may well prove the valve that allows expansion without bankruptcy. Consider these five ideas (and look for a special bonus at.

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A Brief Look at How I Work and Why it Matters to Today’s Students

As a scenario planner, I have to watch a number of sources for unfolding news around the world, at multiple levels of abstraction. I select things to comment on, others to reference, and some to ignore. Those I ignore I either don’t trust or don’t agree with, but I don’t disagree with them enough to.

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Internet Evolution: Microsoft’s Missing the Boat on Kinect for Office

Here’s my conclusion: Microsoft argues that its divisions are more innovative together than apart. Kinect presents an opportunity for this cross-fertilization to manifest itself. Perhaps if Microsoft can get its business units to work better together we will see a bit more out of its anemic stock, a little more fire in the eyes of.

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Curation Not The Future of The Net, Unless You pay

I was just referred to Tom Foremski’s Silicon Valley Watcher post on Curation and the Human Web… which argues that curating the content of the web will be a big topic in 2011. I don’t think so, at least not as it is characterized in the post. Curation is like knowledge management. If there is.

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Management by Design Workshop at KMWorld

I want to thank the people who attended my KMWorld 2010 pre-conference workshop that used the principles of design from my new book, Management by Design, to think about learning environments. The presentation part of the workshop wasn’t that good. I have to rethink how to conceptualize the methodology before just jumping into it. The.

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The Internet’s Uncertain Future

Anyone who claims they can accurately predict the Internet’s future is at minimum wrong, definitively delusional and perhaps borderline psychotic. The Internet is influenced by many things, and any attempt to extrapolate outcomes from current trends in destined to failure. If that is true, then how does an organization plan for its future? The answer.

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Science, Uncertainty and Being Right

The October 2010 Scientific American reports on an exclusive poll about trust in science. For the most part, people trust scientists, but not at the highest level, especially when it comes to things that non-scientists have personal experience with.  At the low end of the trust rung were food safety, vitamins and supplements, genetically modified.

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First Pass: What’s Wrong with the Grand Challenges for Engineering

At the risk of committing more overthinking of the Grand Challenges for Engineering, I want to take a first pass at discussing what I think is wrong with them in a very specific way, and honing the list into something more grand. Here is the current list: Make solar energy economical Provide energy from fusion.

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Tech Brain Drain may lead to Brain Gain in Other Areas

Reposted From the Future of Work blog, May 17, 2006 In the May 1, 2006 edition of BusinessWeek, the editors ran an article titled “Tech Education: A Red Flag in the Brain Game” Software designer demand is certainly growing and it is outpacing those interested in joining the technology workforce. But perhaps we are asking.

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