New York Times writer David Carr, “known for his insightful reporting on changes in publishing, television and social media, understood the world young journalists were entering when he offered 10 pieces of advice” to the 2014 graduating class at 2014’s
As I finished writing an article about taking action and a report about using your brain at work, I found this fantastic quote from Amy Poehler. Here’s to every day getting a solid kick in the ass to move along NOW.
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.
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.
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
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.
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