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Adapting Executive Learning: How the Stanford D.School Inspired 'Scaling Up Excellence'

Adapting Executive Learning:  How the Stanford D.School Inspired 'Scaling Up Excellence' | Agile Learning |

A new perspective on change including: Creating Infectious Action, great experiential learning to inspire change, and Stanford's


Scaling Up Excellence
 ....never would have been written without the healthy discomfort the creates for both students and teachers.


Stanford Biz School Professor Huggy Rao and I spent seven years working on Scaling Up Excellenceto be published in early February. The and the book are deeply intertwined – it never would have been written without the healthy discomfort the creates for both students and teachers.

In 2006 we moved into our first dedicated teaching space – a double-wide trailer on the Stanford campus. A big and often unruly gang of us taught a class that is now called Bootcamp for the first time that January.

...Over 20 people were on the teaching team for 60 students).  ...I was talking a lot (often over a glass of wine) with Stanford Business School colleague Huggy Rao — who had just arrived at Stanford...about the madness of the, how our goal was to create great experiential learning.


  • Huggy, a design thinker at heart, immediately asked the “and” question “suppose we did an executive program that combined traditional classroom education in the mornings AND that hands on stuff you do at the in the afternoons.”

Huggy convinced Stanford to take a risk on our crazy new program. ...We launched Customer-Focused Innovation in 2006...    30 or so executives gathered in a case style classroom at the Business School to discuss topics like leading innovation, strategy, marketing, and such.

Read more on this story here.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a new millenium case study on how new models of learning develop in higher education, amidst hide-bound academe, inspiring executives who may bring in with them old patterns, yet are open to new modes of learning.

There is hopefulness for our own capacity for change in reading this adaptive learning story.  ~  Deb

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Facebook Introduces Interest Lists, 'Your Own Personal Newspaper' | Search Engine Watch

Facebook Introduces Interest Lists, 'Your Own Personal Newspaper' | Search Engine Watch | Agile Learning |

"Facebook has announced the launch of Interest Lists, a new feature designed to help users curate the content of pages and public figures in which they’re interested."


Curation hits Facebook.  You can become the sorter of all that Facebook info to collect and group what is of interest to you.  All my fellow Facebook link posters, this includes you.




Facebook new Interest Lists promises to deliver the top posts from each interest group (list) in the user’s newsfeed.


Over the coming weeks, users will see “Add Interests” appear in the left-hand sidebar on their newsfeed. Users can also create lists from “Create List” in the “Interests” page.


Interest lists can help you turn Facebook into your own personalized newspaper, with special sections—or feeds—for topics that matter to you. You can find traditional news sections like Business, Sports and Style or get much more personalized.


Interest Lists are, of course, similar in concept to Google+ Circles, though they are limited to curating content from public figures and Pages..."


Read full article here:

Via Giuseppe Mauriello, Robin Good
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, March 9, 2012 3:12 PM
Hi Robin,
this is my humble appreciation: You are the king of curation..and we learned by you!
Thanks for appreciation about our curated work!
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What Makes a Good Content Curator?

What Makes a Good Content Curator? | Agile Learning |

"Sharing good content shows you understand what’s interesting and valuable to your target markets. It will help you increase your followers and establish your credibility. "

Excerpted from the article:

A good content curator has to sift through tons of content, quickly and efficiently, finding what is both relevant and good quality.

So what does a good content curator look like?

1) Really Long Arms:
You have the expanded reach to know the smaller players with a unique perspective, the powerhouse publishers, and all of the niche players. This allows for a healthy variety of content, with differing perspectives.

2) Super Fast Scanning Eyes:
An efficient content curator knows how to scan an article for legitimacy, value, and relevance to their target market.

3) A Raised Eyebrow:
Each time you come upon something new, your eyebrow is already up, because you’re there to sniff it out to make sure it’ll pass the test. People will lose interest in what you share and you will hurt your credibility if you share content that isn’t high quality.

4) A Belly Full of Hunger:
Good content curators love what they do and are passionate about traversing the wide expanse of the web to find the best content possible."

Read full article here:


Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello, John van den Brink, Ivo Nový
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Captures the golden nuggets of curation in short form.  Good post.  ~  Deb

Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, February 20, 2013 7:46 PM

What has long arms and raised eyebrows?


Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:43 AM
Robin Good's insight:


Lindsey Weintraub at SocialMediaToday has a short but valuable guide to four key traits a good curator really needs to have.


From the ability to search and tap into sources that should not be what everyone else is looking at, to the ability to know in and out its chosen niche of interest and its players, the good content curator has an uncanny talent for scanning, selecting and triple-verifying anything potentially interesting before even considering showcasing in its selections.


Rightful. Good for anyone just starting out with curation. 7/10



Rebeca Lamas's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:07 AM

¿Qué aspectos hacen de ti un buen Content Curator?

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Curation Tech-Hustler: Guillaume Decugis, CEO & Co-Founder of

Curation Tech-Hustler:  Guillaume Decugis, CEO & Co-Founder of | Agile Learning |

Guillaume Decugis has some tech cred to his name.  For example:


  • his previous company, Musiwave, became the leading Mobile Music Service Provider in Europe and was sold for $120 million in 2006 to Microsoft.
  • he also launched Goojet, a mobile social media app which topped 1 million downloads in France at the end of 2010.

Now, he is the CEO & Co-Founder of, the publishing-by-curation platform that makes it easy to create an online magazine on your favorite topic. You are reading it, via my Social-Peer Learning, Curation curated digital magazine right now.  

This post has a Vimeo interview with him, and, I quote, "Listen to his true tech hustler story now."  Heh, it's a great entry for 2012, a year for tech mobile, curation, cloud & results.   

Thanks for finding my curation news on the Reveln brand of ScoopIt.  Happy New Year!  Warmly,  Deb

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