Review: SharePoint Conference 2011


I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees. This was the first SharePoint conference since the Fall of 2009. It was also the first conference since the launch of SharePoint 2010 – the latest public version available to customers. My overarching […]

Steve Jobs – My Favourite Beatle

The Fab Four; Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were a band like no other. As someone born in 1971, they are my generation’s Fab Four. Steve, the raw but brilliant and creative ring leader was Lennon. Bill, the melodic but safe visionary was McCartney. George matched his namesake with ingenuity & […]

Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)

Last year, I wrote a piece entitled “The Standalone LMS is Dead”. Last week, Dave Wilkins of wrote a piece entitled “A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning)”. Let the fireworks begin. But before striking my match, I must first state that Dave is a professional; both […]

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest. The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like. It’s a good thing to witness, but slow as molasses in some circles. The […]

If I Were a Training Vendor …

Last year, I posted some thoughts on the evolution of the training vendor entitled “An Updated Business Model for Training Vendors“. This is the bulleted form follow-up to that post. Formal Learning Thoughts Instructor-led classes are not going away … but don’t make it your only value proposition, make it part of the arsenal How […]