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Jay Cross
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Two and a half minutes on my current passion.
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If you've finished reading Aha! (or have given up trying), please complete this survey. Thanks. 
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Now I know that more than four of you have read whatever you're going to and have put Aha! aside. If you've called it quits, no harm done but please complete the survey at http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYAKU3B 
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An editor told me he hates the title Aha! 75 Ways to Work Smarter. He says the number 75 is good for click-beta on blog posts but sounds schlocky as a book title. What do you think? What should I name the book?

Feel free add others names. (Polls here are limited to five items.)
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Aha! 75 Ways to Work Smarter
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Aha! How to Learn Better & Work Smarter
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Aha! Learn to Learn and Live Better
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Aha! Learn Your Way to Success
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Just Do It! How to Learn from Experience
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+Jay Cross How about just -  " AHA - Smarter Working & Learning"
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The reason I haven't been posting much in this Community is that I'm concentrating on do-it-yourself learning. Join me in the Aha! Community if you're interested in self-directed learning. 
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Some people have struggled with developing their Learning Plans. Mea culpa. My instructions were not clear. 

This afternoon I drafted the attached template for developing a Learning Plan. If you're doing self-assessment and goal-setting, please give it a look. 
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I found the template very useful, +Jay Cross  ! It is a wonderful self-reflection and self-analysis tool. I am going to share with my daughter too. We can revisit these parameters at regular intervals to do a self-check as well as gauge if we have changed/our purposes have evolved over a period of time. Thanks for creating this. 
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Bookmarking the Ahasite, this Community, and your Plog in your browser puts them one click away. This saves me a lot of time -- and reminds me to participate. 
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Flip the conference!
The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. We all think we know better. It goes with the territory. In the beginning of the yea...
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Working on new cover design. (My designer flaked out.)

From the copy on the back:

Learn from experience without 
instructors or classrooms. 
It’s Aha! learning.

Work smarter and have more impact
Learn faster and remember more
Learn out loud and embrace openness
Make sound learning practices into lifelong habits 
Co-create knowledge with colleagues 
Plan how to achieve your growth goals
Learn to be the person you aspire to be
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We're up to 1,961 members! Invite a colleague. 

When do you think we'll hit 2,000? I predict it will be October 1. 
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Any MailChimp experts in the community who can lend me a hand?

I can't figure out why Mail Chimp is not delivering my Automated campaign. It's supposed to send a email one, two, three weeks after people begin Aha! I can't seem to trigger the first set of emails. They sit there, await 50 people on the list. 
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Damn. I can''t wait for this community to grow to a decent size so I'd get lots of volunteers when I make a request like this. "I store my knowledge in my friends" but a critical mass of them have yet to join us. (II do intend to make lots of friends here.)

By the way, 80 people are reviewing Aha! now so I expect a mountain of feedback and suggestions.

I spent the day cleaning up the text and tightening up the structure.. Aha! is getting more polished. 
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It's like a tomb in here. I know, I know. Summer. Kids. Vacations. Trips. 

But do me a favor and say something here. Decloak. 

A major point of the book is that you learn by really doing stuff, like posting a hello or a tip. Tell us about your experience with your new Apple Watch.

You'll find that a vibrant community pays back handsomely. But not until you come out of the closet. And you certainly won't understand the book if you don't experience the experiments it challenges you to take. . 
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I'm in Budapest and then on to Croatia, Slovenia and beloved Italy for the next few weeks and was hoping to have time to contribute. Lots of things to say because so many things are actually going on around all of us. Will get back in the saddle anon.

Travelling, by the way, is one brilliant way of learning about learning! If one has the humility to learn -of course, or just expand awareness, as well as the ability to dodge, or at least put in perspective the official lessons tourists are bombarded with.
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See the button that says "Introduce yourself." Push it. I know it's tough to be early to the party, but we'll have a better time if we know a bit about one another. Who's next into the pool?
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Artist who paints with words and stories. Copywriter. Interpreter.
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Jay Cross: Author, mover, shaker, advisor. More. 
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Born during World War II but still here creating paragraphs and glyphs in tune with reality. Handmaiden of eLearning, champion of informal learning.
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  • Internet Time Alliance
    Author, 1998 - present
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Paris, France - Hope, Arkansas - Heidelberg, Germany - Princeton, NJ - Alexandria, VA - Newport, RI - Boston, MA - Wiesbaden, Germany - Charlotte, NC - Ft. Worth, TX
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organic. niman beef. bento lunch. renee is a charming hostess.
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A treat. Ultra-fresh, local ingredients. Inventive menu. Cheaper than a visit downstairs!
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Retro East German. Fun. Large portions. Relive 1950.
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Great food, friendly service. Edgy dishes. Wild nettle pasta. Varied salumi platter. Sophistication in a neighbor hood joint.
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My favorite San Francisco restaurant. Going strong since the 1860s. Order grilled fish, sit in a private booth.
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