The reality is MOOCs can be artistically and technically fascinating and can have terrific pedagogical advantages.
I am as insecure as ever, desperate for approval as I hit refresh and wait for likes and retweets and enthusiastic responses from strangers and acquaintances. No wonder: Whenever I get an electronic nod of approval, it feels as if a mortifying experience from my childhood has been dulled, if not deleted.
Looking for a new adventure? Want to join one of the faster growing companies? Sounds like a plan.
Ownership is one of the most important elements of staff and new hires as a company scales and grows, especially in the beginning.
The challenge is that both the organization and the staff have to come to agreement about what the looks like, not just strategically but also tactically and pragmatically.
Version 2.0 (Beta 5) is available now and it seems stable enough to take a serious stab at it in terms of integrating with Desk (and replacing the old system of authentication, etc).
I’ve taken a first pass at what seems to be a lot of positives but there are a few initial drawbacks that I’ve discovered. I’ve listed them below:
I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the White House on Monday, which was a total honor and pleasure! It was a “closed press” event and so we were asked specifically to minimize our use of social media during the event and to provide no attribution to anything said during the event.
OoOoOoOoOoOoOooooo… so secretive!
I’ve been cleaning out my “digital” closet of sorts over the past few weeks as I have geared up and gone “all in” on my current work with TOMO which has been great.
You know, focusing exclusively on one project is rare for me but when it happens the lightbulbs really begin to go off; this strategy allows me to mentally break through significant barriers that I encounter and allows me to dig in deep to attack the really hard problems.
A small (yet important) announcement is that I’m consolidating my indie project blogs (Teeny Tokyo and Desk) so that I can streamline my own personal workflow and time commitments. This isn’t an easy decision but a necessary one as my time spent on building, writing, and other such life events has been severely limited.