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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Tin Can (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about Tin Can and how this API (application programming interface) will revolutionize how we access information and how we learn. We asked Andy Whitaker, Tin Can API Strategist of Rustici Software, to...

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Launching the Start-Up of You

I recently read, The Start-Up of You, by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. Hoffman, the cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn, suggests you think of yourself as "an entrepreneur of your career." The reason for the new way of thinking,...

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Habits of Mind

Why do we do what we do, over and over? New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg was curious about how we form habits and how we might circumvent these patterns, and so he researched and wrote, The Power...

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Introverts Get Their Time in the Spotlight

It's not easy being an introvert in an extroverted world. Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, says that the rise of the Industrial Age in the United States has...

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Yes You Khan!

Khan Academy grew out of a simple attempt to help. Shortly after graduating from college, Salman Khan, who holds a total of four degrees from MIT and Harvard, began tutoring his 12-year-old cousin in math. He made simple instructional...

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How Social is Your Organization?

Many organizations see the energy and engagement generated by their employees’ use of social media and wonder how they can harness that energy to benefit the business. Yet many companies have made a common mistake, say Anthony Bradley and...

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A 2012 Prediction That Will Come True

Interview with David Weinberger Why did you write Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room? Weinberger: Actually, the book began as something...

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Dinosaur? Necessary Evil? Critical Strategic Tool?

Is the learning management system (LMS) as we know it dead? Not at all, judging from the number of calls that Clarity Consultants receives each year from clients seeking help with selection, implementation, integration, and maintenance. But although those...

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The 2020 Workplace: Predictions for the Next Decade

Although the global economy is still down and unemployment is still up, the global talent shortage will be acute by 2020. This and other findings are revealed in The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s...

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Guess What? We’re All Virtual

Karen Sobel Lojeski is a professor in the Department of Technology and Society at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has written two books on the changes that technology has wrought in the way humans communicate...