Why I’m saying no to ALL training

It’s ironic that I work in the Learning & Development (AKA Corporate Training) industry, and won’t be doing training anytime soon. It’s actually my addiction to learning stuff that led me to work there. After all, I do love learning! But learning eats up a lot of time, and, it turns out a fair amount of my own […]

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ATD2016 from a new Speaker’s view

Though I’ve attended several learning conferences in the past dozen years, this year’s visit to the ATD International Conference & Expo (ATD ICE) was certainly a perspective shift. Likely because I’ve recently started making the rounds as a speaker on the professional Learning & Development (L&D) circuit. The result is that now I’m far more […]

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Leverage YouTube for Corporate Training

In the last ten years, YouTube brought us TED Talks, Khan Academy classes,Common Craft explainer videos, bunches of bite-sized science, and tons of other educational videos that inspired us to learn even more. Yet YouTube’s best features remain mostly a mystery to Learning & Development professionals. In fact, many still regard the world’s largest video platform with fear…even […]

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Saving People from Train Wreck Training

Have you ever made training that was hyped but then never saw the light of day? Bent over backwards to reach goals that (oops!) hurt people more than helped them? Any experience delivering learning that got so confused along the way that it no longer made any sense to the learners…or to the business? Some projects […]

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What’s missing in EdTech Startups

As someone who’s worked in education & technology in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 15 years, the current climate of the EdTech scene makes me, uh…nervous. There’s more money in EdTech startups than ever, and that’s a big part of what makes me uneasy. From where I stand, it looks like quite a bubble. Here’s […]

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