Marcia Conner

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How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Learning is learning, which happens in roughly the same way for all of us, though in different contexts and in various venues across our lives. The sooner workplace educators break from their boxes and their lingo, and in many cases help the organisations that employ them unlearn what they’ve so caustically...

coached them on erroneously for years, the sooner they’ll be seen as true partners in reaching new heights.

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Companies Ruin Work. Adam Explains Why.

Think you know how (and why) work works? Unlikely, you'll understand, when you take a quick closeup of the myths that plague modern employment and how to set them right for good.

Companies Ruin Work. Adam Explains Why.

Tomorrow’s Too Late by Jay Cross

Note from Marcia: More than a decade ago, I was editor of an online magazine focused on the promise of learning in the new economy. We addressed learning as the lifeblood of society, a natural process living things did nonstop, bearing little resemblance to modern practices in school or training. Jay Cross wrote...

several wonderful articles for the publication. With the exception of a reference to VCRs, and Jay’s hallmark cottage-industry sketches, the piece seems as timely to me today as it did back in 2001. Jay passed away recently and I realized it was time to share here my favorite article, reminding every one of us tomorrow’s too late.   “You cannot escape the... [read more]

Tomorrow’s Too Late by Jay Cross

Make a Ruckus Today and Everyday

February 24, 2015 would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. As Seth Godin points out, “Jobs’ contribution wasn’t invention. Technology breakthroughs didn’t come out of his basement the way they did from Land or Tesla. Instead, his contribution was to have a point of view.” In the spirit of Steve Jobs,...

let's name today Make a Ruckus Day, celebrating the man who once said, “I want to put a ding in the universe” and consistently encouraged all of us to make a difference that matters.

Make a Ruckus Today and Everyday

Take A Cue From Cliff Divers

A young man dives from a 30-foot cliff over a waterfall inside Casa Bonita, a Mexican-themed “entertainment” restaurant in Denver, Colo. That’s his job; he dives again and again for the enjoyment of dining patrons. Between dives he admits, “I have yet to have a day where I don’t want to...

go to work.” Most people aren’t that lucky or brave. We don’t often get to practice our craft again and again, let alone get cheered on to dive in or climb back up. Doing it every day doesn’t mean it doesn’t require courage, that it’s not hard, or that there aren’t risks; there are just more reasons to keep... [read more]

Take A Cue From Cliff Divers

Focus on What Matters Most

Marcia interviewed Elaine St. James about simplifying, writing books, and finding a place in the world.

Focus on What Matters Most

Give an Epic Minecraft Gift

Minecraft makes even less sense than Twitter to the uninitiated. Big pixel visuals get no love from gamers anticipating in 2013 realer-than-life graphics. Long login routines seem to imply the developers, lead by Markus “@Notch” Perrson, holed up in Sweden, don’t know simple is in. A distributed worldwide network of new servers,...

coming online daily from everyone but Minecraft’s parent company Mojang, avoid the giant serverfarm fashion. Yet the fanatical following Minecraft has gained since launching a public alpha in 2009  dismisses what’s expected, snickering at how software’s suppose to be done. I grew curious as my son became smitten, then fascinated, then enthralled. Despite more than a decade working inside software... [read more]

Give an Epic Minecraft Gift

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