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Book Review | Adam Grant | Give and Take

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 7:26 PM

Summary Dr. Adam Grant’s new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, provides a masterclass on the concept of generosity. If you’re already a natural giver, you’ll be fascinated by his research on the science behind the psychology of giving. And if you’ve based your behavior around reciprocity, it will give you insights into the benefits […]

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The Social LMS

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 6:30 PM

In the March 2010 issue of Chief Learning Officer, I explore the future of the social learning management system. As a result, I’ve been having a number of excellent conversations with people who have been thinking about the future of learning and development. The traditional design methodologies of ADDIE and ISD need re-envisioning in the […]

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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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Can You Measure Social Capital?

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 1:15 AM

It’s nice to say that “your network is your net worth.” If social capital really does connect to monetary capital, then you should have opportunities to perform a balance transfer between the two. Two researchers, Roberto Fernandez and Emilio Castilla, focused on this question and studied the value of referral bonuses in the workplace. They […]

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