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Archive for September, 2013

Book Review: Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier

September 30, 2013
Book Review: Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier

For the past several years, it seems as though I rarely have any discussion with business executives or consumers that sooner or later doesn’t turn to the topic of change and how technology is driving that change. In the longer and more focused conversations, we often wind up sharing views about where things are headed. […]

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Resistance is futile

September 25, 2013
Resistance is futile

I gather I’m pretty late to the game when it comes to the phrase “resistance is futile.” It may be that I noticed it before now, but it just didn’t “stick.” Well, recently, at a TEDx conference, a speaker showed up on stage with Google Glass and a T-shirt sporting that phrase along with a […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words

September 18, 2013
A picture is worth a thousand words

AND, science now shows us words rely more on pictures than we had originally thought. For the first time, researchers report that they “were able to link the auditory signal in the brain to what a person said they heard when what they actually heard was something different.” When there is a disconnect between visual […]

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Comfortable being uncomfortable

September 11, 2013
Comfortable being uncomfortable

I’ve heard or read the phrase “Leaders are comfortable being uncomfortable” several times now in various different places.  The general meaning I get from that phrase is that in order to grow, in order to lead, a person has to be willing to push themselves outside of their so-called “comfort zone.” I think it also […]

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The MOOCs are here Part II

September 7, 2013
The MOOCs are here Part II

Some time ago, I wrote about how I believe that the Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) are here. Others feel the same way. And the Online Schools Organization has been gathering information on what’s available. This is a great resource! Now your job (and mine) of finding more information for continuous learning  just got a […]

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Backsliding

September 4, 2013
Backsliding

It has been the perfect storm for me – being abnormally low on energy and physically tired, a busy coaching schedule, an even busier Vistage schedule, travel and a death in the family – all have conspired to keep me from my normal exercise program. I got back to running yesterday after not running for […]

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