For many of you .... this is not relevant, but for my readers who work in their corporation's learning organization. Via the blog, Net Dimensions Insight, and the eLearning Guild, you may download this very thorough eBook:
Earlier this week I posted about Science Ig Noble, now it's on to the real McCoy, the Nobel Prizes. You should visit the official Nobel Prize web site. The Nobel Lectures from recent year's winners are available via webcast: (click upon any year ... then select the individual ... and finally the lecture link in the right hand column
For a real wealth of Nobel lectures around a particular theme, you finally need to visit the Gustavus Adolphus College web site. This Swedish Lutheran college (how appropriate!) in southwestern Minnesota has the only annual conference in the world of former Nobel laureates ... and you can attend / watch any of the lectures dating back to the year 2000 via a free webcast.
This web page contains links to screencasts tutorials created by Rich Hoeg (this blog's host) and the original postings that gave background information. As I create new screencasts, I will always add a link on this page. Thus if you like what you see ... please bookmark this web page! If you like my tutorials, make certain you check out Northstar Nerd TV (NNTV).
Companies try to put a process around innovation. Use your favorite cookbook and recipe ... put in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees ... out pops innovation. Wouldn't that be neat? However, it's not that easy.
Innovation happens when the environment encourages free thought, and the ability to fail. Here are some neat resources to challenge your imagination:
What is your work environment like? What if you had a tool like ConnectBeam (8 minute demo from the Scoble Show). You will see how social networking / web 2.0 software can be used effectively in a private corporate environment.
Ah yes ... the Scoble Show ... author of Naked Conversations. This book and its writing was an innovation process in itself. The authors, Robert Scoble and Shel Israel had the blogging community help them write their book (all chapters were made available online). Listen to this IT Conversations podcast interview with the authors about the book and its development process. You've obviously heard of Open Source Software, but Open Source Authoring???
Google recently introduced Google Co-Op. This service allows you to create your own search engines using extracts from Google's index. Earlier this month I built two specialized search engines ... one for engineering webinars, and one for academic courses. Here is my new engineering podcast search engine (also added to my orginal search engine post):