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Rethinking Learning from the Bottom Up

Written by: Bill Sherman on Wednesday, 23 December 2009, 7:36 PM

Recently, I’ve been rethinking how organizations approach learning programs. Historically, organizations designed learning initiatives from the top down. They identified a need and assigned resources to create training that fit a business objective–onboarding, new product training, soft-skills development. These training programs often form the backbone of an organization. Some of them are developed internally while […]

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Digital Libraries of Alexandria

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 7 July 2009, 10:11 AM

This week, Ars Technica reports that the American Chemical Society will shift from printing physical journals to digital-only publishing–so that scholars, pratitioners, and students can find the information they need online easily. Eventually, we’re heading to a world where bound-journals sitting on musty library shelves will become an experience of the past. After all, you […]

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Recovering from a Break-In: A Social Capital Story

Written by: Bill Sherman on Friday, 19 September 2008, 11:06 AM

On Monday, a friend of mine, Marie, had her home broken into. I’d like to share her story, because it illustrates many positive points within social capital. Marie is not wealthy. She owns her own home, but she lives paycheck-to-paycheck, slightly above the poverty line. She’s the sort of person who lives frugally and manages […]

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LinkedIn: Using Status Updates to Mobilize Social Capital

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 2:55 PM

What are You Working On? Yesterday, LinkedIn created an opportunity for me to solve a challenge for a good friend of mine. Here’s the story. In May 2008, LinkedIn added a “status update” feature. On your LinkedIn page, there’s a question that asks “What are you working on.” When you answer this question, it appears […]

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