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Here Comes Lean Learning Part 2

This post originally appeared on the Learning Hacks blog The Lean Learning Philosophy So that we have some more to discuss let’s propose some guiding principles for adopting a lean learning approach.  The tools for executing a lean approach to learning will continue to change at a rapid pace but, if valid, the underlying principles […]

Here Comes Lean Learning

This post originally appeared on the Learning Hacks blog Lean Learning Anyone? I have worked in the training industry several times since I left it a decade ago for the worlds of venture capital and private equity.  But, not since 2001, have I had the opportunity to spend significant time taking a deep look at […]

Learning Hacks

This post originally appeared on the Learning Hacks blog The term hack has had quite a life since it came on the scene around 1150.  Associated with everything from cleaver to clever, it has evolved and remained relevant.  Widely associated with computer programming languages the term hack has come to be understood as a “shortcut”, […]

The Call For Lean Learning

This post originally appeared on the Learning Hacks blog Last week Ben Horowitz, who with Marc Andreessen has launched a few billion dollar companies and now plays VC, posted about why training is one of the most important things comapnies can do [full post here] I think he is right. Unfortunately, I think that most […]

New Analogies Apply Within

This post originally appeared on the Learning Hacks blog Training has long used I.T. departments as their role model. Once the misunderstood backroom of corporations, CIO’s now sit at the leadership table offering strategic insight and business value. Training aspired to make the same leap from oft-questioned expense to essential strategic investment. There is a […]

The Spark That Started It All

This post originally appeared on the Learning Hacks blog Over a dozen years ago I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. I was a consultant with the Forum Corporation, a corporate learning and development firm. How I, with no formal corporate learning and development degree, came to be […]