The TIMN Model describes how people have organized through history — first we lived as Tribes, then Institutions (church & state) dominated, and now Markets reign supreme. Each new form did not obsolesce the previous ones, but did change them. For example, tribes and clans have less influence over global markets than stock exchanges do.… Read More


Several years ago, as I saw the rapid growth of platforms like Degreed, EdCast, and Pathgather, I coined the phrase “Learning Experience Platforms,” and the name really stuck. Today this product category is quite real and the entire category is expanding. In fact, I’d argue that the LXP “market” is quickly becoming a set …… Read More


Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I should have followed Ni Kuang’s process for doing work. Get paid first, deliver on time but absolutely no rewrites. That’s your business. Genius.” —@ActivateLearn “Freelancing is a tightrope act of sharing and protecting… Read More


In my last post on continuous learning for collaboration, I mentioned that one of the primary reasons to promote learning at work is because it is directly linked to innovation. Gary Klein examined 120 case studies and in, Seeing What Others Don’t, identified five ways that we gain insight. Curiosity Connections Coincidences Contradictions Creative Desperation… Read More