Efficiency vs. Sizzle

Jerry Greene, a sports writer for the Orlando Sentinel wrote a very interesting piece on the lack of respect the public generally pays to professional sports teams like the Detroit Pistons and the New Englad Patriots: But speaking of being disrespected, let’s switch channels to catch a good portion of the second half between the […]

Interesting reads…

I’ve been overwhelmed with interesting books to check out, which complement all the leadership books I’ve been reading thus far. Amongst the most often name-dropped is [Emergence](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684868768/mrchompersnet-20/102-9764293-2938529?dev-t=0M00SM3RY3CJEJYMF282%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2) by Steven Johnson. I was happy to have read some of his work before — I read “Interface Culture” when I was doing my Master’s. It wasn’t on […]

The Knowledge Worker, Abstracted

I’ve spent a lot of hours pondering Collaborative Knowledge Environments (CKE) from a theoretical standpoint. Thankfully, my wife can sift through my meandering threads of concentration, leading me to a very simple nugget that explains why standards for Collaborative Knoweldge Environments are important. I think I’m on to something… A Knowledge Worker is presented with […]

mSpace

[mSpace](http://mspace.ecs.soton.ac.uk/) is an interaction model to help explore relationships in information. Its interface combines the metaphor presented by iTunes browsing, powered by a data feed and API (Google, IMDB — the interface works for a number of topical areas). So, people build knowledge from exploring those relationships in a constructivist manner. mSpace offers several tools […]

The 8th Habit

A colleague of mine, Angelo, gave me [The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684846659/mrchompersnet-20/104-8341954-7899104?dev-t=0M00SM3RY3CJEJYMF282%26camp=2025%26link_code=xm2) by Stephen Covey, as a Christmas gift. As I began to follow through on my New Year’s Resolutions of starting my Doctorate and living healtheir, I chose to read the book as I worked out throughout January, finishing the book earlier […]