January 2006 Archives

Safety fears over LNG terminals

Security of Supply issues make countries and companies eager to find solutions.  Liquified Natural Gas which is quite abundant now, is seen an enviornmentally benign solution.  Transporation and storage however provide huge risks and fast tracking new LNG transportation facilities and ships creates an opportunity to overlook safety concerns. The Guardian explores some of these issues in this story. [Guardian Unlimited Business - top stories]

Experts warn against plans for new generation of potentially dangerous gas importation terminals.

TagCloud

My Tagcloud now appears at the top of this blog page.  TagCloud.com allows you to import an opml file of the RSS feeds that you subscribe to and it extracts the keywords from the content and displays it in a cloud of "tags".  If you click through the tag you will be taken to TagCloud's site where you can reade article abstracts associated with a keyword.  It is a free service.

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Slow Leadership

I discovered a new business related site this evening while looking through my RSS feeds this evening. Slow Leadership is a blog that advocates a thoughtful, considered approach to mangement.  I have been a strong advocate of not substituting activity for thought for some time. To often we mistake speed for progress.  This is site offers a good counterbalance.

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Stanford Lectures available on Itunes

I am impressed with the elearnspace blog.  In my experience, it is hard to find educational content on Itures, but the Harvard Extension School and Stanford University are podcasting lectures.

Stanford iTunes is a great example of universities experimenting with informal learning. Numerous podcasts of lectures are available (faculty lectures, sports, news, business, etc.). This approach would also provide organizations the ability to communicate with staff through a listing of podcasts/lectures/corporate procedures. To use the Stanford service, iTunes software (a free download)...it would be nice to have lectures available as simple audio files, not only through iTunes...but this is a start.

Stanford Lectures available on Itunes

I am impressed with the elearnspace blog.  In my experience, it is hard to find educational content on Itures, but the Harvard Extension School and Stanford University are podcasting lectures.

Stanford iTunes is a great example of universities experimenting with informal learning. Numerous podcasts of lectures are available (faculty lectures, sports, news, business, etc.). This approach would also provide organizations the ability to communicate with staff through a listing of podcasts/lectures/corporate procedures. To use the Stanford service, iTunes software (a free download)...it would be nice to have lectures available as simple audio files, not only through iTunes...but this is a start.

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