been there, done that

I hate to break it to you, but déjà vu is not a glitch in the Matrix. I know that is what Trinity told Neo when he saw a black cat pass them and then a second black cat that looked just like the first one. I would also like to believe Trinity, but déjà […]


As of late, not a day goes by without hearing/reading about the latest exploitable software vulnerability that we need to worry about and patch quickly. Obviously, that is cause for concern -but this post is not about technology, this post is about human relationships. In that context, a vulnerability is the quality or state of being exposed […]

a factory for one

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. Before the industrial revolution manufacturing was done using hand tools or basic machines. After the industrial revolution, the mass production of consumer products was made possible, radically changing the economy and society. In other words, the […]

collective intelligence

Over the years I have been asked to give presentations, lead workshops and participate in seminars, most often about aspects related to education such as ICT (instructional technologies) or international programs -several times. I have the impression that doing that was as interesting and enriching for me as it was for the participants -or even […]

mentor me

It is funny how simple the definition of mentor is an experienced person in a company or educational institution who trains and counsels new employees or students.” and how complicated it must be to set up a mentorship program, at least in my neck of the woods and industry (education) -because they are, for the […]

radical transparency

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis maxim that sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants was first published in a 1913 Harper’s Weekly article. Funny how I had always heard that to my mom and my grandmom, even if in a literal sense* (something which, by the way, seems not to be 100% accurate). A similar relationship could […]