Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 9, 2018

Learning, Technology & Design by Mike Taylor

“Being alone and connecting inwardly is a skill nobody ever teaches us. That’s ironic because it’s more important than most of the ones they do.” —Zat Rana

Looks like there is something for everyone in this week’s roundup. From funny cartoons to serious reflections and a whole lot in between, here is what I found this week from the learning, design, and technology world. I hope you’re wrapping up a nice, productive week and enjoy the weekend ahead. Cheers!

Digital Transformation

“Technology is changing very rapidly, and those changes seem to be accelerating. Changing an organization — how it thinks and behaves — is still hard and slow.” – Tom Fishburn (@tomfishburne)

digital transformation

The Most Important Skill Nobody Taught You

The oldest philosophical wisdom in the world has one piece of advice for us: know yourself. And there is a good reason why that is. Without knowing ourselves, it’s almost impossible to find a healthy way to interact with the world around us. Without taking time to figure it out, we don’t have a foundation to built the rest of our lives on.

Seth Godin on How to Say “No,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life

If you don’t already know who Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog, is you should. He writes every day about marketing, strategic quitting, leadership, the way ideas spread, and challenging the status quo in all areas. (His blog is one of the most popular in the world. This conversation with Tim Ferris is chock full of gems like how he says no to the unimportant and non-marketing books that are master classes in great marketing

Learning in the Flow of Work

Josh Bersin (@joshbesin) gave this research-based presentation at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect Conference. He talks about a new learning model driven by machine intelligence, micro-learning, and new video and social platforms like LinkedIn Learning that are helping companies upskill and transform their workforces.

Social Bookmarking: Your Favorites Really Want to be Free

Social bookmarking is a better way to save the websites and online resources you want to keep track of. Instead of your bookmarks being locked away in the browser your computer, social bookmarks live online where they can be accessed from anywhere and easily shared with others.

TLDR: If you’re short on time grab this quick start guide to social bookmarking

Quick Start-Social Bookmarking

Time-Saving Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Taylor Croonquist (@nutsbolts_PPT) has put together this great list of Windows 10 shortcuts. If you’re on Windows I can almost guarantee there is something in here you’re gonna love!

  1. Windows Search 0:36
  2. Your favorite program 1:45
  3. Windows Explorer (File Explorer) 3:11
  4. Windows File Explorer Search 3:49
  5. Application Switch 5:03
  6. Switch Application Freeze 5:50
  7. Multitasking View 6:34
  8. Switch Virtual Desktops 7:20
  9. Minimize Windows (the Desktop Drill) 8:29
  10. All but one Minimize Window 9:25
  11. Split Screen on Windows 10 10:23
  12. Cascade Windows 12:03
  13. Un-Cascade Windows 12:03
  14. Show Windows stacked 12:46
  15. Cycle Application 13:30
  16. Close File shortcut 14:09
  17. Close Application 15:16
  18. New Application 16:04
  19. Create New Folder 16:54
  20. Create New Office File 17:32
  21. File Explorer Navigation 18:28
  22. Preview File 19:13
  23. Document Properties 19:59
  24. Screen Clipping 20:43
  25. Action Center (Computer Settings) 21:52

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Conference News

Design Resources

Apps & Tools


What I’m listening to

  • It’s a cold, wet, dreary day in Columbus this morning and a little something to lift the spirits is just what the doctor ordered. (Especially this one.)

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Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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