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Ringing Bells: Finding Our Way Through New Experiences

Written by: Bill Sherman on Friday, 18 December 2009, 5:18 PM

In New York, Improv Everywhere creates urban-based improvisational events that transform everyday experiences into the unexpected. They’ve done some amazing theatrical work with freezes in Grand Central Terminal and wedding receptions. Imagines dozens of people walking through the train station and suddenly coming to a halt as living statues. However, let’s look at one of […]

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Social Learning: “When the Bird Tweets, Does Anyone Learn?”

Written by: Bill Sherman on Sunday, 2 August 2009, 5:24 PM

Chief Learning Officer Magazine published an article of mine about the newly emerging field of social learning in its August 2009 issue. What’s social learning? It’s the intersection of corporate learning (training and development) with social networks. In this article, I get to reference not only applications like Twitter and Facebook, but I explore new […]

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Aha-Moments: Changing Assumptions

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 22 June 2009, 11:15 AM

Here’s a short digression from social networking and social capital, but it illustrates the principles of an aha-moment very well. For a long while, washing machines have required a large amount of water (measured in litres and gallons) to clean the laundry. We have come to take this process for granted. What if you could […]

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Learning from Others

Written by: Bill Sherman on Friday, 19 June 2009, 3:32 PM

As humans, we learn from the successes and failures of others. As a child, we might put a hand on the stove, even ¬†though someone warned us that we would get burnt. However, as we get older, we quickly learn that we do not need to test every single possibility ourselves. We can learn from […]

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