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 Spring 2001 issue,
we delve into the topic of human capital. In case you haven’t
noticed, the term human capital is one we’re hearing more and more
in the popular press and in the boardroom. People and people-issues
are at the heart of the matter. But just what does this new emphasis
on human capital mean for individuals, for organizations, and for
society as a whole? We cast our net as far and wide as possible to
bring in different perspectives and voices. We talk with pioneers
and practitioners, and debate the meaning of this revolution that
impacts each of us.
Join us as we explore.
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
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
LiNE Zine editor-in-chief Marcia Conner interviews
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 entitled
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
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 place.
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.