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1. Select fertile ground.
2. The pilot team is critical.
3. Design around business applications or benefits NOT tools.
4. Define scope but encourage experimentation.
5. Design the pilot to learn useful lessons and expand.
6. Provide training and guidance.
The author seems to suggest that in the past, such open periods were temporary, and of course they were, but this could lead to the erroneous conclusion that the same is true today. We would rather argue today that it is the collective invention that is t
Lately, I have started using a number of Web tools actively. The post made me pause and reflect on the position/use of each in my PKM. And this is what I found after some random scribbling, reflection, dialogue with self, and head scratching…
I have list
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# Sit the person in front of plain background--you don't want to be distracted by what's behind the storyteller
# Have light come in from the side (sit them next to a window) to give their face more depth. But not in direct sunlight.
# Hold the camera as
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(7) Workplaces are full of real-time, short interactions
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