Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week.
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. Dr. Seuss; via @nancyrubin
@GregoryLent : “We are shipping factories, jobs and wealth overseas so rapidly that it is hard to even comprehend what is going on.”
@Complexified : “Complexity demands new levels of relationship building skills. How we work together shares wisdom deeper than any one of us.” via @betseymerkel
“You can’t teach critical thinking without critical situations.” via @ethanbodnar
Higher education: “the mass production of people literally unfit for anything except to take part in an elaborate charade.” via @anya1anya
I believe the education teaching process at high school and higher education levels need to radically shift. In both environments, I recommend teaching the theory of various subjects for half the day, and the other half is spent working on the amalgamation of subject-matter through application. That’s right – half the time in theory and half the time applying said theory in real world, critical thinking, cross-collaborative, multi-discipline ways that allow the student to actually practice ‘learning by doing’ concepts whilst learning the theory.
“If nothing else, I hope my book gets rid of learning styles” – Ruth Clark about her book Evidence-Based Training Methods; via @hjames
Thanks to a growing body of research evidence, we’ve learned a great deal in the last 20 years about which methods really work when training people. Yet many trainers are still using time-honored methods and assuming that they work — despite recent evidence to the contrary.
Interesting mind map on how decisions are made. by @jackvinson
I was Wrong. by @timkastelle
In other words, to be innovative, we have to be wrong a lot. Being wrong is the first step towards being right.
Don’t hide your mistakes, learn from them. If every idea that you try works, it’s a sure sign that you’re not trying enough ideas.
What’s the relationship between R&D spending and Innovation? by @MartijnLinssen - Return on R&D
We can only simply notice that Apple is a very innovative company, for example. SAP spending 4 or 5 times as much on R&D doesn’t make them 4-5 times as innovative (I’m fairly sure even that no one could handle a company being 5 times as innovative as Apple).
Most R&D is window dressing and aimed to please the shareholder – not the stakeholder, that much Larry Ellison did prove in his speech at Oracle Open World.