Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 26, 2019

Best of Learning, Design & Technology by MIke Taylor

¨I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people to believe I had.” – Margaret Meade

I’ve been feeling a bit “stuck” lately so it was great timing for hosting my good friend and fellow learning nerd Karl Richter (@elearningblends) this week. Isn’t it energizing to hang out with others who speak the same language that you can bounce ideas off of and be inspired by? I know it is for me and Karl is a bucket filler. I hope this finds you with your bucket overflowing with good things. Here are a few from the learning, design and technology world to top you off. Cheers!

Thanks for reading! If you find anything good, forward it to a friend or spread the word with a tweet.

5 reasons your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge

This article is a throwback to 2016 from JD Dillon (@jd_dillon) and it is still as relevant as ever. Pop on over for JD’s updated take on why your employees aren’t sharing their knowledge.

How to Practice as a Knowledge Worker

Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen) breaks down how to practice as a knowledge worker and suggests you write and read every day, have regular interactions with smart people, and try to crack cultural codes.

17 Hard Truths About Life I Ignored For Way Too Long

Earlier, I mentioned feeling stuck which may be why this article really spoke to me this week. Darius Foroux (@DariusForoux) shares some tips that worked for him…and maybe you’ll find some valuable ones for yourself too.

Learning Impact: Having, Not Just Showing It

Check out this introduction by Dani Johnson (@danij2) to the findings of the Red Thread Research Learning Impact study and learn what they have to say about the relationship between what L&D teams do and business outcomes. [Free registration required]


This is a big collection of useful resources to help you with whatever you´re working on these days.

Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany

A few other things just because I can.

Design Resources

  • FIBE is a nice option for anyone who wants to create great-looking graphic content on the go

Apps & Tools

  • Guidance is an interesting looking option for creating and sharing learnings via a variety of channels including mobile or web app, chatbot, Microsoft Teams or API
  • Yo Scenario is a flexible browser-based scenario software for non-linear content

Books, Podcasts, Courses:

What I’m listening to:

  • Ehrling is a jazzy discovery from Sweden that I’ve been enjoying lately.

Conference Roundup

Check out the upcoming conference action and please let me know if you see any I´ve missed.

You can find me at these UPCOMING EVENTS:

Interested in the things that didn’t make the cut here? Follow me on Twitter or even better, subscribe to my newsletter.

I’m always looking for great people and organizations who want to help people learn and work better. If you’re one of them, let’s talk! Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet.

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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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