Old Blog. New Blog.

I started this blog 10 years ago to begin to capture some my thoughts and interests in the learning space.  In that time many of these ideas have continued to evolve and grow.  In particular, my thoughts and musings have led to the creation of new upcoming book.  When I worked at the Forum Corporation … Continue reading

The Ritual of Performance

I recently finished the book Daily Rituals by Mason Currey.  In the book he describes the rituals of a variety of people including authors, scientists, artists and other notables.  I sought the book out as part of my 2014 planning.  2013 was a tremendous year of change and growth from me on both the personal … Continue reading

The Performance Learning Stack

I find frameworks helpful. Particularly when looking at complex systems they can help to identify interdependencies and “chunking” information has been shown to help the brain handle more. I love analogies because they force us to think differently about things and grasp new ideas faster. As I started my exploration of multiple domains for learning … Continue reading

Learning Amplifier

I am a big fan of mash-ups. The style of DJ built music that combines seemingly disparate style of music into what are arguably “new” songs. these mixes often surpass the originals and also do a great job of exposing new audiences to source material they may have never heard. In my role as a … Continue reading

Some Thoughts On Curation

I have been experimenting with a number of curation tools over the past year. Curation to me is a foundational element to optimizing performance inducing learning. Unlike some parts of the performance learning stack which add value when done right, curation is a limiter. A limiter sets the maximum value of everything that comes after … Continue reading

Go with the Flow

Performance should feel like this… Check out more at the Flow Genome Project.

There and back again…

It has been some time since a new post has arrived upon the happy shores of Learning Hacks.  The reason is I have been on a journey.  One that took me all the way into fiery depths of HRBPO, showed me wonderful people and desperate places.  My 20 months spent with an HRBPO provider was … Continue reading

A Decent Proposal

“Customers don’t care about your product.  They care about their problem.” – every successful entrepreneur I have met         My proposed framework, an adaptation of Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, is anchored by the value proposition.  It is also where I see the many of today’s training organizations fall down.  The inability … Continue reading

I’ve Been Framed

As I stated in my previous post, I feel the Business Model Canvas developed by Alexander Osterwalder is good place for today’s training organizations to start as they rethink their role and structure. Before I propose the hack let’s get a quick grounding in the tool as it exists for startups. Business Model Canvas: Quick … Continue reading

Evolution of a Framework

“Traditional training departments will shrink.”   This statement wandered across twitter last week as a result of Jane Hart’s, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologie, tweet regarding the resolution as part of the EPIC debate series.  Anyone who knows me (or has read this blog) will not be surprised to find that … Continue reading