Author Archives: Steve Mahaley

Game of Clones?

Having attended a serious games conference last week, I’m going to list my likes, concerns and suggestions for the folks working in the industry, and those who are seeking to buy games for learning.  Overall, I fear a game of … Continue reading

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Pre-Fascism in the US

The warning signs abound: Polarization of society; militarization of the police forces; nationalistic policies;  criminalization of minorities and immigrants;  melding of extremist religious views with political discourse and policy-making; the dismantling of social welfare programs.  The list probably goes on. … Continue reading

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Ecosystem change & Organisational Design [part 1]

Julian Stodd – a great thinker, author and instigator – has a bead on how organizations must reflect the context of the ecosystem in which they operate.   I see this as a logical extension of the invention, dissemination and adoption … Continue reading

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Total Disruption in Learning and Development! (maybe not)

I subscribe to a number of education-related publications, and there is currently a stylistic approach across many of them (and, generically, in the popular media) of relying upon sensationalism and hyperbole to drive heart rates up, in hopes of garnering … Continue reading

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AI-ming at the enemy

Last year Google used its AI ‘Deep Mind’ to create a simple game called ‘Gathering’.  The object is to gather more apples than your opponent.  They gave the AI the ability, however, to stun their opponent with a laser.  Watch … Continue reading

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Starbucks and the impact of implicit bias training

Employees of Starbucks Coffee in the United States and Canada will receive “implicit bias” training. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy Dr. Javeed Sukhera, Western University On Tuesday, Starbucks stores in the United States will close for part of the day to … Continue reading

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People who live in diverse neighbourhoods are more helpful – here’s how we know

The Conversation – April 16, 2018   Shutterstock. Jayanth Narayanan, IMD Business School Whether or not diversity is a good thing is still a topic of much debate. Though many businesses tout the benefits of diversity, American political scientist Robert … Continue reading

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