Mis-heard lyrics: The magic of mondegreens

‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy: The Magic of Mondegreens…   Ever sing a song aloud, certain you’re belting out the right lyrics, only to find out that you are signing the wrong words altogether?  You know what I’m talking about… Imitating Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” you belt out…”‘Scuse me while I kiss thisContinue reading “Mis-heard lyrics: The magic of mondegreens”

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For small change, Vide Poche

Making room for small change can lead to big benefits… Consider a Vide Poche. One of my favorite interior design websites, apartmenttherapy.com, gave me the idea: French for empty pockets, the vide poche is simply a small bowl or container kept in a convenient location to empty your pockets into when you walk through theContinue reading “For small change, Vide Poche”

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Information is not the answer

Design experiences, not information… Every learning leader has faced the dilemma of being asked to cram too much information into a training course because of a customer’s belief that “more information is better learning.”  You know the drill, and it usually starts something like this, “Hey Jim, thanks for designing that course for us. I wasContinue reading “Information is not the answer”

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Maven, ninja, or guru. Which one are you?

Attention-grabbing Job Seekers… You know the job market has become increasingly competitive. A standard resume or CV won’t really cut it these days. To stand out, there are ever-more random lengths people will go to in order to secure a job or even get noticed by potential employers. Take a look at some of the bestContinue reading “Maven, ninja, or guru. Which one are you?”

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Freebie fun: Create word clouds with Wordle

Wordle is one of the coolest free toys I’ve seen in a while.  I’ll let author  Jonathan Feinberg‘s  description speak for itself and get out your way so you can read it then start Wordling… Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appearContinue reading “Freebie fun: Create word clouds with Wordle”

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