The case for PKM

Apparently, an acquaintance challenged my colleague Harold Jarche’s Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) model.  He seemed to consider the possibility that it’s a fad. Well, I do […]

Experimentation specifics

I’m obviously a fan of innovation, and experimentation is a big component of innovation. However, I fear I haven’t really talked about the specifics.  The […]

Editing, process, topics, and other reflections

My lass let me know there was a typo in my recent post on Transformation.  I’m thrilled that she’s reading them (!), but she triggered […]


Following on my thoughts on writing yesterday, this was a topic that didn’t fit (the post got too long ;).  So here we go..  Colleagues […]

Developing learning to learn skills

I’m an advocate of meta-learning, that is: learning to learn. Not just because it’s personally empowering, but because it can and should be organizationally empowering. The […]

And the myths go on

Yet another silly post I stumbled upon.  And last week at a conf someone said they liked my take-downs. If you disagree, let me know, […]

Competencies and Innovation?

This may seem like an odd pairing, so bear with me.  I believe that we want to find ways to support organizations moving in the […]


Many years ago, I met a guy who worked for Apple. They were allowed to have their own job titles, and his was “Intellectrician”. I […]

Constraints on activities

When we design learning activities (per the activity-based learning model), ideally we’re looking to create an integration of a number of constraints around that assignment. […]


I’ve been thinking a lot about processing in learning of late; what processing matters, when, and why. I thought I’d share my thinking with you […]

Labels, models, and drives

In my post last week on engagement, I presented the alignment model from my Engaging Learning book on designing learning experiences. And as I thought about the […]

Another Day Another Myth-Ridden Hype Piece

Some days, it feels like I’m playing whack-a-mole. I got an email blast from an org (need to unsubscribe) that included a link that just […]

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