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Corporate Vs Creativity (why the Vs?)

A little while ago, I engaged in a passing conversation in which the subjects of ‘corporate’ and ‘creativity’ were described as being some distance apart, this explanation was backed up by a physical demonstration of that point and that it was extremely difficult for the 2 to exist in the same place. At the time I dumbly nodded, but later that day during my bike ride home (this is my new ‘time for my best ideas’ time) it dawned on me that I was wrong to have ‘dumbly nodded’ as I certainly don’t believe that corporate and creativity have...

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There’s more than your top lip under your nose…

Earlier this week I commenced an online programme, devised and facilitated by Google on, well, using Google! In particular Google Search. The purpose of this blog post isn’t to review the programme as a number of other people including Jay Cross and John Curran are already doing that, although I will say that I disagree with John to a degree over his comments on the decor of the room that that facilitator is being filmed in and the quality of the Google Presentation slides (not PowerPoint). For me the content of this particular programme is what interests me, not the aesthetics. I...

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How do we know it’s time for ‘Just In Time’ training?

The YouTube vid below provides an example as to information being provided at point of ‘assumed need’ to a specified individual. For those of you who plan to dismiss the idea off the back of it being ‘just’ a sci-fi film, remember the virtual info screen that John Anderton (Tom Cruise)operates with his hands…….? … Microsoft Kinect anybody And now onto the context of this blog post. Sure, for many people it is fairly obvious when a moment of need has arisen because….. well…… they are in need! They are at Point A, needing to get to...

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What’s in a name?

Or to be more accurate “What’s in a job title“? You might say (and I wouldn’t neccesarily disagree with you) “not a lot, it’s what the individual ‘does‘ within that role that’s important” You might come back to me and say (and again, I may not disagree with you) “actually, a job title ‘does‘ matter, as it (rightly or wrongly) paints a picture in other people’s minds as to what you do and may often be the first thing that somebody discovers about you” Which brings me nicely to the job title...

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Podcast #12: Attention! Attention! Attention!

Craig missed Dr Chris Atherton‘s session at LT11, however the video recording of her session has provided him with inspiration and ideas ever since. This podcast scratches the surface of Chris’ specialism and hopefully provides you ‘Dear Listener’ with a few ideas (and maybe even a challenge) ahead of your next presentation. Craig even starts to try and determine the origin of the word ‘logo’ and then gives up to the wisdom of Wikipedia!!! Audio MP3Audio MP3 Download podcast in mp3 format: Attention! Attention! Attention! Subscribe to the podcast in...

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Oh well, at least somebody’s finding my work of use…

….pity it’s not my employer! Regular readers will know the ongoing struggle that I am having with my organisation in terms of enabling anything beyond ‘click next’ type elearning, it will probably come as no surprise to many that I have considered letting this blog fizzle out for similar reasons as Karyn Romeis, however I have always been aware that my best chance of securing another job with a more forward thinking organisation lies with being able to demo an up-to-date knowledge of the industry. This blog enables me to do that, albeit with a constant niggling voice...

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