Though you may know him best from his spellbinding junior-high performance in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” Josh has done some other things, too. Armed with a degree in education, he moved the needle in corporate America at SBC, Pfizer, and Stryker in sales, marketing, and training roles. In an effort to make a larger impact, Josh has since founded three unique companies: Maestro eLearning, Wellness Works, and Bloomfire. Each of these companies solve real problems and turbocharge organizational learning. Daily, thousands of people all over the world are able to interact with a revolutionary learning experience from one of these companies.
The world is going open source, but that doesn’t mean every organization’s culture is open-sourced. New ideas and systems need nurturing. Growing a healthy learning community is a lot like growing a healthy garden. Here’s how to start your own.
Traditional approaches to training are facing disruption. Disruptive innovation, in the form of
social software, is sparking new philosophies about formal and informal use of collaboration to
support learning. This is the first of two columns about this, and how you can adapt your
approach to instruction to take advantage of these developments.