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What is management?

Seth Godin had a throwaway line in the opening to his “Of Course They Cheated” podcast, but it’s a definition I’ve not heard before and can’t find elsewhere (at least, not this succinctly):
“Management” and “Leadership” are not the same thing.  Management is done with power and authority, compelling others to do what we need them to do when we need them to do it.  Leadership, on the other hand, always involves voluntary compliance.  It always involves people eagerly following the leader.
This is in interesting in and of itself, but Godin goes on to talk about “education.”
And the same dichotomy is true about “learning” and “education.”  Education is often done “to” us.  It is mandatory.  People show up and say “You will learn this and there will be a test.”  That’s different than learning.  Learning is a process we choose to go through.  Learning needs to happen more and more.  There are more “learning opportunities” than ever before.  And yet, too many people are hung up on the “education industrial complex.”
Until age 10 I was in a Montessori school, and then I was “home schooled.”  But mom never liked the term “homeschooling” even though it was the term of art in the 1980s.  She preferred “home education,” noting that if someone wanted his or her children in “school” then why not put them in a school?  This reflects the quote (attributed to Mark Twain, though it predates him) to never let your schooling get in the way of your education… but Godin goes even further, moving “education” from the “learning bucket” into the “schooling bucket.”


Random websites, April 2019 edition

I have a bad tendency to let webpages pile up on my phone.  Then, every couple weeks, I screenshot them and tell myself that I'll go back and review them.

I never do.

But if you haven't noticed, this blog used to be the equivelent kind of archive... so, why not do that again?

Behold, here's what I had open on my phone up through April, 2019:

  • How to age galvanied metal: from shiny new to vintage
  • How does it work | Jolly Roger Telephone (this is a cool anti-piracy service)
  • How to control X10 devices with Amazon Echo or Google Home
  • Insecurity vs. Cowardice (a future podcast topic)
  • Marcus Buckingham on the Dan Schwabel podcast
  • Hydrocollid acne dots including Peter Thomas Roth acne-clear (I don't have acne - anymore - but this was an interesting "how to draw moisture out of skin" thing that came up for some reason
  • Focus Minneapolis at the Weisman Art Museum (which I'm going to - "Reskilling L&D - designing learning experiences your employees want)
  • Veracrypt (an alternative to TrueCrypt which we used to use at work until it disappeared)
  • VirtualCareerSummit.com - a free Salesforce event
  • great leaders have no rules: contrarian leadership principles to transform your team and business.
  • San Diego motivational speaker Patrick Combs
  • Huel - Complete food.  (I think this is some sort of powdered superfood?)
  • Febreeze Song Ad Bad Moms 2018 - I got intrigued by the Febreeze commercials on Pandora
  • "mm6323" wood - I was given a bunch of laminate flooring for free (it was from 2015 and someone hired a contractor to tear it out and replace it with T&G teak) so I was trying to look up what kind of flooring it was.  No luck.
  • The Maqbara Hermitage at lamafoundation.org - this looked like A really pretty retreat site but apparently it's incredibly expensive
  • Amazon Fulfillment Center tour - Amazon may or may not be evil, but this looks cool?
  • BodyWellness Posture Corrector; this not only looks interesting but it was intriguing that there were scam twitter ads selling knocks of it
  • all3dp.com page on printing your own bone-conduction hearing eyeglasses.  That looks cool
  • Shannon Rose Consulting - homepage of a great local consultant that I need to connect to one of my colleagues
  • TinyLetter.com "The Tourist - Volume 71" was some sort of writing about Easter and against Kant and the notion of "doing your duty".  Interesting enough to throw into Evernote
  • Tribe Workshop - something I heard today on the Ray Edwards podcast and I've got to listen to that -- seems like an interesting "online seminar"
  • Inspirational podcasts and audio stories paskahdon.com
  • 7 eternal profit boosters
  • ask live 2018 November 2nd through the fourth in Orlando
  • choosethebook.com. choose culina the single most important decision before starting your business
  • lifeisorganized.com. "you can get exactly what you want, enjoy an amazing career, life, and relationships, by taking control of your attention and focus"
  • “husband in pursuit: 31 daily challenges for loving your life well”
  • River Valley Church marriage site (we missed their spring event)
  • udemy.com "1007 official NPL practicioner ABNLP (assoc)" - i'm curious what "official NLP" is these days?
  • Expertise.TV "free forever" plan -- looks like an interesting online course platform
  • Mashabor "an entire MBA in one course - for just $15" -- I think this was an ad of some sort, somewhere
  • GetxJet.com - doesn't exist yet but is supposed to be cool when it does?  It's a Robert Murray coaching site of some sort
  • FeelReal - A Kickstarter project for a VR scent device
  • The 3 ways my ideas die from Puttylike - that one goes to Evernote for future review, too.
  • "Home office improvements that will boost creativity according to pros." from blog.skillshare.com
  • Robin Autopilot franchise.  Because I would love to have my lawn mowed robotically
  • The Happiness Curve by Jonathan Rauch - just heard about this at MinneBar
  • PASSMN Conference - coming in October, right before EDUCAUSE.
  • Target Corporate "techbites" - heard about this at MinneBar but I don't know how it's spelled and it's apparently on their intranet so that might explain why a search turns up nothing.


Apps I don't use, 2019 version

I’m cleaning up my iPhone and getting rid of apps I never use, so I can declutter my life a bit.  Figured I should make a list somewhere, and the world might be interested?
  • iLife suite – GarageBand, iMovie, Numbers, etc.
  • Bible Lens from Life.Church – I think this uses AI to identify photos and slap out-of-context Bible verses onto them?
  • United – I’ll grab it back if I ever fly United again
  • Classic Words – I don’t play Scrabble, even though some friends and family do
  • Docs from Google – I can grab it if I ever need it, right?
  • Skype for Business – We use Zoom here now and this will probably change by the next time I need to use it
  • Clips from Apple – I don’t know what this is so I suspect I can live without it? My phone says I’ve never used it.
  • Six – Game. I’m not big on games.
  • Hue – I don’t own any hue bulbs. Probably grabbed it for something at work.
  • SiriusXM – don’t have a subscription and even if I did I’d listen to Pandora and podcasts instead
  • Daddy – it’s a game (a frustrating one of a box walking on long fragile legs)
  • WebEx Meet – we don’t use WebEx here anymore. (Zoom all the way!)
  • Glympse – unneeded now that I don’t do hot air balloon chases anymore (after my balloonist friend had a heart attack and no longer flies)
  • Blue Jeans – another unnecessary conference app
  • Little Caesars – sure, I like their sausage pizza every once in awhile, but do I really need their app which I apparently never use?
  • Vitality Today – we don’t use Vitality here anymore
  • 5 Minute Journal, the first version – they have a new version (beige icon good, blue icon bad) so I finally deleted this
  • AIRTAME – played with it at a school that used it in their classrooms, but we don’t, so I don’t need it.
  • Spirit Airlines check-in – it doesn’t allow booking or other useful stuff, so I’ll re-grab it if I ever fly Spirit again (which I might; they’re great!)
  • Gas Tracker by Fuelly – I think this is their old version so I should really keep only the new version
  • TruGlyph – I think there’s a cost to this app that I don’t want to accidentally incur, so I’ll get rid of it for now.
That’s enough for one day, right?


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