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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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 […]

Thinking of implementing AI technologies?

Here’s a great (kinda wonky) article by Ben Lorica on O’Reilly’s “On Our Radar.” Ben shares slides from a recent presentation, offering an overview of […]

The shift in how software and hardware is being built

I was pulled into this article when I read “a gigantic shift in computing is about to dawn upon us.” The gist – the US […]

Jane Hart really knows how to curate

My e-learning feed is probably the most boring of all my feed categories. I seriously need to clean it out. That said, there are always […]

Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace

Gallup has released its State of the Global Workplace report. You can access the executive summary by supplying your contact information. The full report is […]

Creation spaces are a key vehicle to accelerate learning

John Hagel writes about coming together in creation spaces – “a cell, a small group of people, typically somewhere between 3 to 15 people, who […]

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