In a Harvard Business Review blog post, Ron Ashkenas asked the question “Can a Big Company Innovate Like a Start-up?”. At the time the post was written (a month ago), Google’s Eric Schmidt was stepping down as CEO and Google’s co-founder Larry Page was taking the role instead. Based on the official statements that followed, […]
I hurt my back this fall while playing sports. At first I thought I could just walk it off or ice it, but it persisted: I could barely walk, I could barely sit, and I slept with great discomfort. Fortunately, the doctor gave me some pretty serious meds which, along with some careful exercises, got […]
If you were awesome once, you can’t help but be awesome again, right? Dan and Chip Heath (of Made to Stick) say no. In this interesting article, Success Can Make You Stupid, the Heath boys show how many of Hollywood’s movie successes are self-fulfilling prophecies — based on established links of trust between directors, producers, […]
During my career in sales, and during my stockbroker and MBA studies, I encountered both role-plays and case studies as tools for teaching and learning. Later, as a writer who occasionally writes training content, I have the opportunity to use both. I always prefer case studies. Here’s why: Role-plays are good in theory and they […]
In final installment, Learn.com explores the critical link between training, HR, and strategy.