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Keeping the “Informal” in Workplace Informal Learning

Informal learning is a concept that is quickly taking hold in companies and organizations everywhere. No surprise. Such learning often produces as good or better results than more formal training programs and at a fraction of the cost. But as with all trends adopted within large organizations, there can be a tendency to over-complicate matters. […]

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Embracing Our Regrets

This TED talk by Kathryn Schulz is worth watching. So often we push aside our regrets as something to be repressed and not dwelled upon. Perhaps that’s not such a good approach. Maybe we’re supposed to use the information our regrets, and the collective regrets of many, provide us to learn how to live a better life. […]

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Change of Course

I think I’m changing the course of my blogging strategy. My original concept when I started blogging was to create a bunch of separate blog sites to correspond to my various interests. Self-education. Exercise and health. Communication skills. And so on. I’m interested in many things and it turns out creating content for and managing […]

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We’re Just Bloggers

One of my blogs, The Art of Self Education, is generating some great traction lately with traffic increasing steadily. Of course I’m pleased. It’s gratifying to see that blog doing so well. Lots of folks have started to consider me an expert in the area of self education. Maybe I am, but only as much […]

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The Fat Man Singeth (Short Short Story)

I have an affection for what’s come to be known as the short short story. In May 2006 I was inspired by a relationship I observed and wrote this story. I hope you enjoy it. Maggie couldn’t remember when she finally really saw Alfred. They had been acquainted for so many years that when they […]

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Q&A with Sir Ken Robinson

I read Sir Ken Robinson’s book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, and loved it. I posted a link to a great TED Q&A session with Robinson on my The Art of Self Education blog. Check it out. It’s great.

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Humanity Isn’t Doomed

This week I had an experience that restored my faith in humanity and the basic goodness of people. Two specific events led to me to feeling this way. San Francisco undertook a massive community H1N1 vaccination effort for thousands of city residents. All vaccinations were free and they did thousands of the vaccinations over the […]

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Nuturing Creativity

We are all creative people. How we create and what form that creation takes varies dramatically, but we are all creative. However, creative people often struggle with the process. Anguish and self-doubt often pervade the creative process for many. For anyone who has ever felt this way, please watch this video. It helped me and […]

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