to LiNE Zine: the premier e-magazine dedicated to introducing
perspectives, insights, and voices at the intersection of business
and learning in the new economy.
In the Summer
2001 issue, we dive into a topic we all struggle with—figuring
out the best way to integrate our personal lives, working lives,
and yes, our learning lives, so each separate realm can coexist
harmoniously, and even become less separate. Oh yes, and we’d
like to do this without feeling like we’re losing our minds
and our time! We looked as far and wide as possible to bring
in different perspectives and voices to help inform the debate.
We hear from those who have found a healthy balance, and those
still striving toward that goal. Join us for the exploration.
June 27, 2001
According to Thomas H. Davenport,
attention is the scarce resource in today’s economy.
What does this mean for knowledge workers, already struggling
to find time for work and home life, not to mention anytime,
anywhere elearning? Find out how these competing demands impact
individual employees, as well as businesses. The implications
Bailyn, author and MIT Sloan professor, takes us beyond
“work-family balance” and into the realm of “work-personal life
integration.” She introduces ground-breaking research to help
people and organizations move beyond long-accepted behavioral
norms, and move toward processes and behaviors that allow employees
to deliver their highest potential, while also integrating their
work with their personal lives.
Douglas K. Smith, internationally
recognized consultant and author, welcomes us to the world of
24/7/365 work—where we’re connected in virtual teams, all the
time, and we’re all faced with the dilemma of where and when
to draw the line. He offers tactical suggestions for setting
aggressive team goals, including work/life balance goals, to
achieve effective team learning and performance.
Check out our Interviews
pages for more interesting content. And check back here for
updates on new content that will be added throughout the coming
month. We look forward to learning with you.
April 9, 2001 Update
Manville, LiNE Zine’s publisher, talks
human capital with Gary S. Becker, 1992 Nobel Laureate.
Becker began the movement that, for all practical purposes,
first put the concept of human capital on the map as a subject
worthy of economic discussion.
you know what employees really want? You might be surprised
at what it takes to retain human capital! David Finegold, Associate
Research Professor at the USC Center for Effective Organizations,
shares insights from a study on talent strategies for the new
economy that he recently presented at the 2001 World Economics
Forum in Davos.
LiNE Zine editor-in-chief Marcia Conner
Michael Dertouzos, the head of MIT’s Laboratory for Computer
Science for more than 25 years. Learn about human-centered computing,
and savor the insights from Dertouzos’ epic quest to show the
world where and how humanity and technology intersect.
Check out our Interviews and
for more interesting content. And check back here for updates
on new content that will be added throughout the coming month.
We look forward to learning with you.
21, 2000 Update
LiNE Zine publisher Brook Manville interviews Roger Black,
the world-renowned designer. Black talks about learning on the
web, and what his design experience can tell us about how people
learn through interaction with Internet-based content.
Jeffrey Huang, Professor of Architecture at Harvard University’s
Graduate School of Design, and co-author/architect Muriel Waldvogel
the impact of web-based “virtual” innovations on the "physical"
architecture for learning—the physical spaces where people
work and learn together.
Editor Marcia Conner interviews
usability and user-centered design expert Judee Humburg.
Judee talks about her vision for education, helping people feel
that their work matters, and the perspectives she gained from
her experiences founding and building Intuit and Hewlett Packard’s
Usability departments and as a Montessori teacher.
23, 2000 Update – Fall 2000 Issue
LiNE Zine staff converses
with Bob Sutton on the Learning-Doing gap and how despite
all the information at our fingertips we're all having a had
a hard time getting anything done, actually turning what we
know into action.
Editor-in-chief Marcia Conner talks
with Wendy Coles about how she and her team at General Motors
(GM) are creating knowledge networks to solve some of their
organization's messy problems. Dr. Coles leads the development
of GM's knowledge network and organizational learning initiatives
and offers real insights into the learning of a large workforce.
Tony Loyd, from John Deere, challenges us to
ask what the "e" can offer learners in a new feature
from the Bleeding Edge."
11, 2000 – Fall 2000 Issue
Brook Manville interviews Alan Webber, founding co-editor of Fast Company
magazine. Alan takes us right into the eye of the New Economy
hurricane, calling on his experiences shaping the themes and
debates about the new world of work. Alan draws a roadmap to
the future based on the possibilities elearning is opening up,
and reflects on the importance of knowledge, learning, and technology
in today’s business imperatives.
Conner presents an insightful and inspiring interview
with John Seely Brown, Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation
and the Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Brown’s
thought leadership extends well beyond the bounds of science
and rises to the higher planes of society, hope, and human nature.
He reminds us of the importance of reawakening our inveterate
learning instincts, and changing the workplace into a true learning
Hundt, Chairman of the FCC from 1993-1997, talks about his experiences
leading the charge to bring elearning, in the form of the Internet,
into every classroom in the United States under a highly successful
FCC program. Sticky public policy issues and constant political
hurdles were but part of the struggle of implementation; the
question of fundamentally differing philosophical beliefs on
education were at the core. Read about it here.