Welcome to the January issue of the D-
Letter.I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are
having a great start to 2007!
In this issue I want to share with you some thoughts about
learning to the power of 'e', uncover the truth about Einstein's
quote in Facts for Thought, invite you to my upcoming 'Let's
Get Serious' Webinar on new learning approaches, and continue to
define for you what I do as a 'Chief Solution Architect'.
Thank you for joining me. As always, I welcome your comments and
feedback. Don't hold back.
P.S. I also want to clarify that in the December issue I was
referring to Kwanza (not Zwanza); I apologize for the confusion.
|Facts for Thought|
"You can't solve tomorrow's problems with the thinking of
today." It seems as if this is probably not what Einstein
said. But, my search for his exact quote only revealed that
it's quite easy to put words in the mouth of people now
departed, no matter how famous they might be.
So, here are a number of versions of this same quote you
sent me and I found through my further research:
- The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the
same level of thinking with which we created them
- We can't solve problems by using the same kind of
thinking we used when we created them
- Problems cannot be solved at the same level of
consciousness that created them
- The problems that exist in the world today cannot be
solved by the the level of thinking that created them
Whichever you choose to accept as the 'real' one, I believe
they all communicate the same message - and that is a message
we need to hear again and again.
|Let's Get Serious About Informal Learning, Games and
Simulations, Rapid e-Learning, M-Learining
On Thursday, February 1st we will kick-off this Winter's
webinar series. The first webinar is Let's Get Serious
About New Learning Approaches: What's Hot And What's Not, And
There are a number of "new" learning approaches - informal
learning, games, simulations, rapid e- learning, m-learning -
being touted by the experts and "visionaries". But, it's often
difficult to separate out fact from fiction, truth from
possibility, leading edge from bleeding edge, opportunity from
misadventure. This is the session for those of you ready to
take a serious look at the so-called latest in learning
approaches. Come and join this fun dialogue to understand how
to best integrate and leverage these "new" approaches with the
traditional learning approaches already in use in your
You and your colleagues are invited to join me for this
FREE webinar on Thursday, February 1st from 2:00 - 3:00pmEST.
I look forward to 'seeing' you online.
|Chief Solution Architect: Learning, Thinking, Strategy
Here are some quotes from a variety of sources which seem
appropriate to me in further defining the essence of my work
as a 'chief solution architect':
"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we
learn by doing them". Aristotle
"A great many people
think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their
prejudices." William James
"Strategy without tactics is
the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the
noise before defeat." Sun Tzu [Wu]
"I don't pretend we
have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth
thinking about." Arthur C. Clarke
For more information about my services and the value I can
bring to working with you to address your unique situation,
please give me a call or visit my website. I look forward to
On My Mind
I became a blogger last May when I launched my blog:
Learning-e: Learning to the Power of 'e'. And,
this month I will be 'retiring'. I find I just don't seem to
have what it takes; I don't have the right blog-stuff.
What I learned through this experience though was the true
inter-connectedness of our world today. And, the willingness
of people to share. The comments I received were insightful
and thought- provoking.
"Putting the e in front of learning is certainly limit our
creative thinking. The main focus must be on LEARNING and not
on the E."
"The e thing is overrated. CONTEXT is king
if you already have the Content."
"The result one looks for from learning should be the
driver. If you can't imagine the end result, you can't create
a successful learning experience no matter what tools /
e-magic is used."
"Learning is part of the process.
The end- product needs to be performance ... The 'e' part is a
small part of how people learn."
And, finally ...
" I have surfed the net and found
your blog. It's amazing."
"Really this blog looking
very nice, but font is too small."
I want to thank everyone who contributed to this blog. You
certainly added to the collective wisdom on this important
topic. Check out my Learning-e blog