You snooze you lose

… is a fact of life. It means if you’re not alert, you’ll miss out. It doesn’t mean that it’s okay to snatch something out of someone’s hand just because they’re not looking, or that we shouldn’t set something aside for someone who’s running late. It means that if you’re not in the game, you can’t score. It doesn’t mean…

Deep literacy: Kevin Kelly on more than reading

… producing books with ease on Gutenberg’s press did not fully unleash text. Real literacy also required a long list of innovations and techniques that permitted ordinary readers and writers to manipulate text in ways that made it useful. For instance, quotation symbols make it simple to indicate where one has borrowed text from another writer. We don’t have a…

Show me the money

Love it or loathe it, you’ve got to know where the money’s going to come from, and where it all goes. Get it right from the start – it’s essential to the health and credibility of your project or organisation. It also works like an extra sense, helping you spot trends, opportunities and issues earlier than you might have otherwise.…

Learning for the future: fundamentals

Your stick Here’s a first try on the importance of fundamentals in learning. Imagine you are holding a long stick – better yet, a sword or lightsaber – representing your ability to make a difference in the world. The far end of the stick is the part that you’ll make the greatest impact with. It moves fastest, reaches furthest, hits…