An early morning inspired post: The Aha! Project - DIY Learning
I've had the great pleasure of knowing and working with +Jay Cross
for quite some years.
Our first F2F meet up in Berlin was a blast! What a great day that was: I'll never forget +Harold Jarche
saying, "just go with the flow" - and flow we did. I captured the days fun and games in this blog post:http://simbeck-hampson.blogspot.com/2014/10/working-smarter-in-berlin-with-jaycross.html
As you'll see from the photos, the Working Smarter Fieldbook featured heavily in our tour of the city! One of my favourite photos is the guard on the old border between East and West: it had Jay in stitches. Another classic is with the Stormtrooper in front of the Brandenburg Gate - the Stormtrooper's expression is a classic - Working Smarter, huh!? :)
While reviewing the posts in the Aha! community this morning, I noticed this update, Jay wrote: "How long have I been involved in adult learning? 84,000 hours. I am exhausted (and old)."
My response to that is, "I can easily imagine that you're exhausted after the mammoth undertaking to chronicle your 84,000 hours of learning into your latest book offering. But old, na! ;)
Jay also wrote, in the intro to the Aha! book, "Personally, this is a way for me to pay back the people I have learned from over the years and to leave something of value behind as my legacy." - this touched my inspired nerve! Read the full intro here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n-HrT6nHtgIwXElNcwe5xzs0CYVJnTOzccEDeJcarE8/edit?usp=docslist_api
What I really want to say in this post, is thank you, Jay. Thank you for demonstrating what it means to work out loud and thank you for sharing your experiences, failings, learnings and life's insights; the world is a much smarter place because of your invaluable input.
As we're all on the learning conveyor belt, life long, it seems to be a no brainer to share this wisdom as far and as wide as possible.
So here goes:What do I get in the Aha! Book?
"This book will give you seventy-five concepts and tips to help you become a better lifelong learner." - currently 175 pages.Where do I get it?
PDF version: $2.99https://selz.com/item/55ae839eb798720d04d21ad4?frame=Modal
Printed version: $16.00http://www.lulu.com/shop/jay-cross/aha-get-smart/paperback/product-22308549.htmlWhere's the community?https://plus.google.com/communities/102605612284824921333Where's the Website?http://www.ahasite.com/What does Jay need?
Feedback, engagement, contributions, catalysts, pioneers, community, pilot companies.
So there you have it: an early morning inspired post by one of the world's prominent leaders on the topic of #learning
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