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The following authors have contributed to this issue of LiNE Zine.

Verna Allee
As President and founder of Integral Performance Group, Verna Allee is an internationally recognized thought leader in knowledge, intangibles, and new business models. She is a frequent presenter at conferences around the world, and is a Fellow of the World Business Academy. She acts as advisor for special projects in intellectual capital and the knowledge economy with Stanford University, the Brookings Institution and The Alliance for Converging Technologies (now Digital4Sight). Verna is the author of The Knowledge Evolution: Expanding Organizational Intelligence. Visit her website www.vernaallee.com or e-mail her at verna@vernaallee.com.

Laurie J. Bassi, Ph.D
Laurie Bassi is the Director of Research at Saba, focusing on research and public policy initiatives for enhancing human performance. Before joining Saba Dr. Bassi served as a vice president and general manager at the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), where she was responsible for research and enterprise solutions. Her achievements at ASTD included creating internationally recognized standards for measuring and valuing firms’ investments in education and training, and a core set of benchmarkable intellectual capital measures. Previously, she was a tenured professor of economics at Georgetown University. Dr. Bassi is co-editor of What Works: Training and Development Practices (1997), and Change at Work (1997). You can reach her directly at lbassi@saba.com

Brooke Broadbent
is an e-learning consultant, author and trainer.  He is a regular contributor to training publications. He is currently writing a book about elearning with the American Society for Training and Development. Brooke has an MA in adult education from the University of Quebec but does not let that curb his creativity and insight. He is also the founder of e-LearningHub.com and the VP of Learning at LearnEze.com a full-service e-learning company. He can be reached at brooke.broadbent@ottawa.com.

John Seely Brown
A world-renowned expert in such topics as organizational and human learning, ethnographies of the workplace, complex adaptive systems, and digital culture, among many others, John Seely Brown (also known as JSB) is the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). He is a co-founder of the Institute for Research on Learning, a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. A prolific author who has published over 95 papers in scientific journals, his latest book, "The Social Life of Information," (written with Paul Duguid) was published in March 2000. Visit the site at www.slofi.com.

Peter Cappelli
Dr. Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Center for Human Resources at Wharton. He was the chairperson of the Management Department at Wharton from 1995-99, and has been the Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce from 1991 to the present. Dr. Cappelli is a prolific author, including his recent and very successful book, The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce. Write him at cappelli@wharton.edu.

Mark Cavender
Mark Cavender is a Managing Director with The Chasm Group, providing market development strategy and education services to the high-tech industry, focusing much of his work on the eLearning market. Prior to his association with The Chasm Group, Mark gained over 15 years of experience in the high tech industry. Mark regularly serves as a guest lecturer for a number of colleges and universities, and has conducted training and seminars for major corporations and groups worldwide. He is a co-founder of eLearningForum, a network of e-Learning professionals. You can reach him at mcavender@chasmgroup.com.

Marcia L. Conner
Her dual roles as Editor-in-Chief of LiNE Zine and CEO of the Learnativity Alliance leave Marcia Conner with little time to think about anything but helping people learn. Luckily, Marcia ranks rabble-rousing and boundary-pushing high on her list of essential daily activities, so expect thought-provoking interviews and articles from her in future issues. Let her know what you think of LiNE Zine at marcia@linezine.com or visit her on the web at www.learnativity.com/marcia/.

Mickey Connolly
Mickey Connolly is founder and CEO of Conversant, where he has researched communication brilliance in many fields from arms negotiations to alliance management. Conversant has worked with over 250,000 people around the world on the toughest communication challenges and brings practical understanding to the execution of business strategy. Prior to founding Conversant, Connolly started eight different businesses. You can contact him at mconnolly@conversant.net.

Jay Cross
With over 25 years of experience in the education industry, Jay Cross is the founder and driving force behind Internet Time Group.  He is a free spirit, energetic learner, and astounding marketer. Creative despite degrees from both Princeton and Harvard, he lives in the hills of Berkeley, California. Jay founded Internet Time Group to help organizations learn. Fast. Reach him at jaycross@internettime.com or on the web at www.internettime.com.

Kirk D. Fleming
As a Learning Innovation Consultant at Capital One, Kirk Flemming is building a world class-learning environment for Capital One's 17,000 employees. Currently, he is exploring new ways to inspire and harness collaborative creativity using technology within learning and development solutions. Write him at kirk.fleming@capitalone.com.

David Grebow
Based in Monterrey, California, David Grebow is the founder of The Readiness Company. Prior to The Readiness Company, he completed a two-year term as the creator and Worldwide Director of PeopleSoft’s Workforce Performance Solutions. His book, Intersections with the New: The Dilemma of Performance in the Knowledge Economy is scheduled for a Fall 2000 release. Contact him at davidgrebow@thereadinesscompany.com.

Wayne Hodgins
Wayne Hodgins is the co-founder of the Learnativity Alliance, and the Director of Worldwide Learning Strategies for Autodesk, Inc, where he is the chief architect responsible for increasing customer productivity through learning and creativity. He is past president of CEdMA, the Computer Education Managers Association. He annually delivers over 100 keynotes and presentations worldwide, dealing with the future of education, skill standards, learning technology impacts, Web-based training, and learning in the 21st century. Send Wayne your thoughts at wayne@learnativity.com or visit him on the web at www.learnativity.com/wayne/.

Reed Hundt
Reed Hundt is a senior advisor on information industries to McKinsey & Company. He is a principal of Charles Ross Partners, LLC, as well as a special advisor to Madison Dearborn Partners, and a venture partner at Benchmark Capital. As Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1993 to 1997, Mr. Hundt shepherded the bureau through its tumultuous introduction into the Information Age. Prior to the FCC, Mr. Hundt was a partner in the Washington DC office of Latham & Watkins. He is the author of “You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics”. Read it online here. You can visit his website at www.reedhundt.com, and contact him at reed@reedhundt.com

Beth Ann Jones
Beth Ann Jones provides knowledge and process design to Information Services International, a division of Mars Inc. Her past experience includes working with Sara Lee Corporation/L’eggs Division, Lipton, Unilever Home and Personal Care-NA. Beth Ann recently helped establish a think-tank dedicated to identifying and implementing knowledge and training solutions that increase productivity. Send her an email at Hbajones1@aol.com

Anthony (Tony) Loyd
author of Path of the Master Facilitator: A Systems Approach to Learning and Teaching, has a wide variety of experience as a manager, an instructor, an instructional technologist, and as a performance consultant. He has successfully provided consulting services to public, private, and government organizations for over 20 years. Currently, Loyd hosts the website Cultureshift.com and is the Manager of Learning Technology at the John Deere Training Center in Davenport, IA.

Brook Manville
As publisher of LiNE Zine and Chief Learning Officer at Saba, Brook Manville has his feet firmly planted in the learning and business space. In his earlier life, Brook was a partner at McKinsey & Company, consulting with Fortune 500 companies on organizational development and knowledge-related strategy. Prior to McKinsey, Brook put his background as a classically trained historian to use on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, and also was a freelance journalist and a business and technology analyst at CBS. Share your ideas with Brook. Email him at brook@linezine.com.

Brian Miller
Brian Miller has recently escaped working for an eLearning vendor where content reigned. In the next months, he's going to put his work to the test with his own company focused on helping clients re-frame their strategies, create powerful experiences, and seamlessly embed technologies/processes into their organization—making sure to measure what matters. He holds a Masters in Technology in Learning from Harvard. Write brian.miller@e3-services.net.

Clark Quinn
Clark Quinn is Director of Cognitive Systems at KnowledgePlanet where he applies cognitive design to learning systems. Currently he's privileged to be leading a team developing something he can't yet talk about, and finding out that kids interfere with surfing (but in only the most wonderful ways). If you’d like to learn more, email him at cquinn@knowledgeplanet.com.

Beth Garlington Scofield
Beth Garlington Scofield is Managing Editor of LiNE Zine. Before coming to LiNE Zine and Saba (she splits her time between both) she worked in the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company with McKinsey’s Organization Practice. Prior to that, she spent three years as a teacher of English as a Second Language in Japan and India, where the issues of globalization and learning grew close to her heart. She wants to learn more! Write her at beth@linezine.com.

Dr. Gerry Sexton
Gerry Sexton, M.D., is a Senior Partner and Chief Explorer of GrowthWorks Inc., a training and consulting company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He launched his career out of the University of North Dakota as a commercial pilot, but landed quickly in medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Despite his success as a developing surgeon, he left the field of medicine when he recognized the disconnection between what he was doing and the need to express his greatest personal gifts and talents. Since taking on his current role, Gerry has provided inspirational and thought-provoking speaking and training throughout the US, as well as in Brazil, Italy, France, the U.K. and The Netherlands. Send email gsexton@growthworksinc.com.

Kellee K. Sikes
From her St. Louis office, Kellee Sikes splits her time between contributing editor work for LiNE Zine and managing Pioneer Technologies. She’s also writing a book on Project Management across the Enterprise and consulting for companies across the world. You can reach her at kellee@linezine.com.

Jerry Southwick
Jerry Southwick has been a cartoonist, illustrator, and web designer for 10 years. As sole proprietor of Swimming Aardvark, he has done cartoons for Levi Strauss, AirTouch, Xerox, Fourelle Systems, Cartoon Network among many others. He wants to be a children's book author when he grows up. Email him at jer@s-aardvark.com.

Ellen Wagner
Ellen Wagner is the Chief Learning Officer of Viviance new education Inc. She’s author of Managing Web-Based Training and Learning Without Limits, Volume III: Emerging Strategies for Effective e-Learning Solutions. Contact her directly at ewagner@viviance.com

Alan Webber
As the co-founder of Fast Company, Alan Webber is the driving force behind the magazine, responsible for managing, writing, and shaping the content of each issue, as well as defining its unique style and flavor. In his pre-Fast Company life, Alan was the managing editor/editorial director of the Harvard Business Review for six years. A leading authority on the new world of business, and Alan is an widely sought-after speaker, consultant, and frequent contributing author to such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Brenda Wilkins
Dr. Brenda Wilkins is President of Big Sky Learning Institute, a learning and leadership consulting firm. For more information about coaching or to preview “The Coaching Distinction: A Research Based Model of Coaching” visit www.coachingresearch.com. Contact Dr. Wilkins directly bsli@aol.com.

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