The Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, discovered the relationship between the length of a string on an instrument and the pitch that the string produces. He believed that this correlation was part of a harmonic relationship that connects everything in the universe, which he called The Music of the Spheres.
“The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb.
The saying goes back at least to the Middle Ages. It indicates that professionals like us often don’t bestow our greatest gifts on ourselves.
As we all know, informal learning in a social setting is one of the most powerful ways to change behavior and learn new skills, yet many of us struggle to find those opportunities for our own development. Membership in ATD, at the local and global levels, is one way to plan for your own development as a learning professional.
I recently heard a term that was new to me, “The Google Effect.” So of course, what did I do? I googled it. It turns out that there’s been quite a lot of research into the effects of online search on our brains and our apparent decline in the ability to remember things. A 2011…
Perhaps one of the most unique characteristics of our species is our insatiable obsession with ourselves. Going back to the earliest examples of human cave art, we see evidence of our collective narcissism.