This cartoon, from Hugh MacLeod, sums up much of my work over the past few years:
My focus on open source software & business models as well as informal learning, puts me outside many established business and education hierarchies. That’s why I recently left our local learning industry association. I’ve made several recommendations on what I think our strategy should be, such as Rx for NB Learning and The relevance of the learning profession to little avail.
As a “meteor salesman”, it would be better to focus my attention on the gazelles instead of the dinosaurs. Supporting established industrial business models and trying to change hierarchies from within just doesn’t seem viable, especially in this Conceptual Age, as once again, Hugh shows with concise accuracy:
Thanks to Hugh for these additional two thousand words.