December 7, 2017

Many miss a big point of the new ridesharing focus. While they encroach on the taxi business, it seems ridesharing has uncovered a massive need -- dealing with the 5%.  

A recent Fortune magazine article revealed a staggering statistic,

The average American automobile is used only 5% of the time it is owned.

Wow, most of the life of a car (95%) is...

October 17, 2016

Pardon the twist on proper grammar, but this expression points to a special weakness in some training programs. For years as I worked with Fortune 100 companies and noticed the viewpoint of training was often it's a once-and-done process. Check it off the project plan, done, finished, walk away. Like a "perfect" verb, the action is complete - the...

May 25, 2016


Are you drowning in data? Struggling to absorb it and make it useful? Here's a secret. 


Disfluency! Not the dictionary definition of "interruption in the smooth flow of speech," rather a the flow of data.


Charles Duhigg's great new book "Smarter, Faster, Better" devotes a chapter to Absorbing Data. He uses examples of teache...

April 19, 2016


Have you ever wondered why items place on the internet cannot be deleted? If you have, keep reading.


In his book, "The Internet is NOT the Answer,"  Andrew Keen pulls the curtain back on what's REALLY going on in the Silicon Valley. (it's a great read) And in the process he offers an insight on the invention of HTML, the language of the internet...

March 15, 2016

A typical issue with learning professionals is burnout. Have you every experienced it? Then I have a story for you...


There once was an inner city school teacher in Philadelphia. She taught at Overbrook High School, famous not only for Will Smith, one of it's graduates, but also for teacher burnout. And although she started out with good energy a...

March 1, 2016

Rudy Giuliani's book "Leadership" outlines a feature often forgotten in leadership discussions. He learned early in his career as a prosecutor to inspect the crime scene himself. A leader needs to truly understand the situation in order to lead properly. Today that principle can be forgotten in the blizzard of leadership jargon and buzz words. 



February 16, 2016

Is it time to retire the hackneyed phrase - "think outside the box?" I think so and here are three reasons why.


1. As the story is told, Dr. Suess, Theodor Geisel, was disappointed with the books written to help children to read. He decided to write a reading primer using only the words a pre-kindergartener would know. (around 300 words) The resu...

January 18, 2016

That saying still proves true hundreds of years after it was uttered.  We can have great expectations for our employees or teams. But the reality proves they can only perform to the level of their training. To illustrate here is a great example from a recent Superbowl. 

With time running out the Seattle Seahawks were only a few yards from a s...

December 21, 2015


"The Gettysburg address was 272 words long and the 10 commandments had 313 words. Then why does it take 600 pages to explain how to fill out a government form." - Donna Moss, character in TV series "The West Wing."


I love that quote, don't you? Two of the most profound documents in human history were simple. And that simplicity equals impact and...

November 19, 2015


What does learning have to do with these two movies? They illustrate the two disruptive pathways of learning coming in the near future..

In his “CLO Symposium15” session entitled "Are You Future Strong?," Bill Jenkins used these movies as illustrative examples of the data stream disruption coming soon to learning at a corporation near you.


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