Spinning the Social Web

I work as managing director of The eLearning Guild Academy. This is my personal blog. I write about all things L&D and social.

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I Googled what to do instead of screen time…

I hope to get one of my abandoned quilt projects completed before spring. The oldest, an applique quilt, has been in a box since 1993. […]

2020 New Year’s Resolutions: Writing it down so it will stick

Historically I haven’t followed through with my New Year’s resolutions. For example, I bought a gym membership one January and went to the gym exactly […]

In which I buy nothing from Amazon for the entire month of January

Okay so I placed 55 orders with Amazon in 2019 (for physical goods). That’s horrible and embarrassing! No wonder UPS and USPS know the corgis […]

Unicorn dreams — more on well-being (in a stream-of-consciousness style)

It’s not like I *expected* to have a vivid dream last night after taking a bath with “Unicorn Dreams” bubble bath. Certainly not a weird […]

Maybe this is my one blog post for 2019? Or, maybe not? We’ll see…

I just received my web hosting invoice from Laughing Squid so decided to check on my blog to see if it was still “here.” It […]

An algorithms tour

A year ago, I never would have thought I would be relying on a staff of eighty data scientists to dress me. But, I do. […]

How we ended up in an era of intentional ignorance

Here’s a six-month old essay about online media that resonated with me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I was an early-ish analyst blogger […]

I’ll text you or something.

A nice end-of-year reminder to stop saying useless platitudes. Imagine the corporate L&D version of this. I also point you to this site because I’ve […]

What does it take to become a Data Scientist?

Fun facts: Data Scientist is listed as the #1 job to have in the US in 2017, according to Glassdoor. The median base salary is […]

If you didn’t see that job ad, maybe you’re too old (age discrimination on digital platforms)

PROPUBLICA and The New York Times co-published an article about several companies that are recruiting applicants for jobs using targeted ads that exclude particular age […]

AI: Improving Workflow Through Worker Behaviors

The last paragraph of this article by Gigaom offers good advice about AI: look for solution providers that are using AI to help improve workflows […]

Is competency more important than credentials? A warning against degree inflation

This US-focused HBS article discusses “degree inflation” – the practice of employers demanding bachelor’s degrees for job that don’t require them. Because the pool of […]

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