Week in Review 090714

Things I found online this week that caught my attention.  How about you? What did you discover?

@JD_Dillon Again, learning doesn’t change. Our understanding and ability to support it will hopefully become more effective.

World in Beta from @hjarche  In a world exploding with potential, the way you embrace emerging technology, and the transformations it causes, will greatly affect your business. Be ready. Be part of it.

3 Issues Should Occupy Managers Over the Next 50 Years from @NimbleAtWork “the best leaders of the future will spend half their time reading books.” – Tom Peters

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners from Bill Taylor “So what is the opposite of boredom, the personal attribute that allows individuals to keep learning, growing, and changing, to escape their fixed attitudes and habits?”

Jane Hart’s Must Reads from August 2014 from @C4LPT

Our Cyborg Future from 

cy·borg /ˈsīˌbôrg/ noun

1. a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device;

2. a person whose physical tolerances or capabilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by a machine or other external agency that modifies the body’s functioning; an integrated man–machine system.




My Top Learning Tools for 2014

It’s that time of year again! Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools.

I enjoy sharing my tools and seeing what other tools people find most useful to them.  If you haven’t contributed, there’s still time.

Here’s my list, in no particular order:

Twitter – my social stream

YouTube – great tool for visual and hands on learning

WordPress – the blogging software for my learnstreaming blog

Google – my primary search and another drive

Audible -where I listen to many books

Kindle app -where I do most of my reading

LinkedIn – my business social stream and connections

DropBox – one of my primary storage locations

Slideshare – where I post and view presentations

Pen and paper – where I visualize most of my ideas



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