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Design Outside of the Box

Written by: Bill Sherman on Saturday, 20 March 2010, 6:09 AM

Recently, a friend pointed me to this presentation from DICE 2010: “Design Outside of the Box” presented by Carnegie Mellon professor Jesse Schell. It’s a long presentation, but it’s a piece that really encapsulates powerful trends in social networking, game design, and human behaviors. In this presentation, he highlights some of the most unexpected trends in […]

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Orphans Intend to Depart Haiti (Again)

Written by: Bill Sherman on Thursday, 21 January 2010, 1:14 AM

Confusing and complicated orphan process delays orphan’s departure. (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)  On January 20, 2010, staff from the Maison des Enfants de Dieu (Children of the House of God) orphanage accompanied by representatives from the U.S. ministry, For His Glory Adoption Outreach (FHG), attempted to obtain humanitarian parole from the U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince for 133 orphans.  […]

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Update: 100+ Orphans Caught in Potentially Lethal Red Tape

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 19 January 2010, 10:56 PM

Earlier today, I wrote about 100+ orphans caught in potentially lethal red-tape in Haiti. During the day, another orphanage successfully got their children out to safety. Governor Rendell went to Haiti and airlifted 53 Haitian orphans out. However, the 135 children at the Maison des Enfants des Dieu are still facing dehydration and starvation because […]

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Managing Social Learning Initiatives: Top-Down or Grassroots?

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 28 December 2009, 7:45 PM

Recently I spoke with Corinne Cort,  who served as the director of global learning for a leading-edge telecommunications company. She shared with me the following social learning example. The wireless manufacturer was growing rapidly. As a result, they were hiring software and hardware engineers at an incredible pace. The organization’s formal learning programs could hardly […]

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