Is group chat making you sweat? — Signal v. Noise

Jason Fried has writen an incredible post about the benefits and the pitfalls (mostly the latter) of group chat after ten years of experience at 37signals and Basecamp. I think he is fundamentally right in giving 'attention' so much importance as a precious resource. I've come to realise that the ability to singletask is the … Continue reading Is group chat making you sweat? — Signal v. Noise

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

Twitter

Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by creating a dedicated Twitter account to follow a topic. Below some instructions on how you could do this. Setting … Continue reading How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How To Chair a Socratic Webinar

Socrates

Webinars are usually dreadful affairs. There is wise advice from Donald Taylor and there is the webinar manifesto (slightly too commercial: "Never design, deliver or sell lousy webinars again") that will help you do a better job. I would like to add a completely different way to run a webinar. I call it the Socratic … Continue reading How To Chair a Socratic Webinar