In Defense of Alexandra Samuel


Over at HBR, resident blogger Alexandra Samuel — she with the fab wardrobe — kicked up a “shitstorm” (as she calls it) on January 16, 2013 with a post entitled “Dear Colleague, Put the Notebook Down“. The central plot in this missive was for people of today’s organizations to drop their reliance on pen and […]

5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations


Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging, badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. It’s time to tackle video sharing. There are a few ways in which you can bring a YouTube like experience to your employees. You could use YouTube of course, but your security people might get a little wobbly in […]

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture


There are those who can’t avoid the temptation of beer, salt and sugary snacks at night and there are people like me who treat new learning and collaboration platforms infectiously. I wish I could turn my eyes away from these calorie-induced sites or applications, but I just can’t. Perhaps at the core I yearn to […]

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace


For the past two and half years at my real job as the head of learning and collaboration, we’ve been early adopters of a virtual world product called AvayaLive Engage, developed by a company named Avaya. It was formerly known as Web.Alive, and although I’m not a fan of the name change, that’s about the […]

Collaboration Workflow 101


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