What is the difference between getting an education and learning? Seth Godin has some ideas on that and on how online learning is changing education so much we might even speak of a revolution. He should know after running successive online courses for half a decade.
In the town of Chancy, in the canton of Geneva, you are close to the border between Switzerland and France. This is a boundary between two countries, the westernmost point of the country I live in.
Have you ever wondered what a border is? Is it an end, a beginning of country? Where does a country end, where does it begin? I was there and took this photo. Yet I neither felt close to an end or beginning.
I’ll continue looking though.
“The first rule of good communication is understanding that brevity, while useful, is not the same as clarity,” writes Harriet Minter in her new book WFH (Working from Home) which I’ve enjoyed reading.
She goes on to add a definition of clarity in communication: “Clear communication is the right information given at the right time, in the right way.”
This is a useful definition. Whether the first rule of good communication is about clarity is is something we will leave for another post.
A Helsinki newspaper has made a font to visualize the impact of climate change. Download for free and use it to communicate urgency. What a smart idea this is. I can’t wait to see what smart people all over the world come up with and hope the creators will gather and share these samples.
Winter is a hike in the mountains on a day when the snow is fading. You take the path marked for snowshoes, but leave them on your backpack because there is no need. Instead you need sunscreen because the sun is indeed shining. It is warm and reminds you that spring is close and when it arrives winter has been, but is no more.