Knowledge and Firehoses

I remember when I first joined Twitter I saw folks decreeing that it would kill RSS. I’m nearing my second Twitter anniversary and my RSS (Google Reader) is alive and well. In fact, I’m getting more value out it than ever. This conversation suggests that RSS is flawed (hating the info overload) and points to […]

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My Summer Vacation Learnings

Remember as a kid one of the first assignments of the school year was to write about what you did on your summer vacation? In that spirit, I’ve jotted down a few things I learned while enjoying a three week holiday this summer: Crossing off bucket list items equals perma-grin. Must plan for more (skydiving […]

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Cancer and $5: Organizational Dynamics

Gene O’Kelly wrote a terrific book called Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life. (The title says it all, doesn’t it?) It should be required reading for every executive and on-the-way-up-leader. Shortly before reading the book, someone I met recently was diagnosed with cancer. These two experiences bumped into each other and caused […]

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Talent and Passion: A Collision of Myths

Did you see Tony Schwartz’s recent post? He starts with a personal story about a game he loves, tennis, and how he believed he’d never be the player he longed to be.  He describes: “For most of my adult life, I’ve accepted the incredibly durable myth that some people are born with special talents and […]

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Are You the Emperor Running Nude?

On a weekly Twitter chat with some learning folks, the topic was “Book Talk”. It was all fun and games until someone called out the nude emperor (hat tip to @jonhusband): “Books, books, .. who’s actually doing deep org’n transformation, & how .. or do we all just keep yapping & cheering each other on” Screech. […]

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