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Nate Burgos is a design manager at Chicago-based Morningstar, the global leader in investment information innovation. He is also a teaching associate with Research Professor John Massey, a graphic design pioneer, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, his alma mater, in addition to teaching computer graphics at Loyola University. He attended the Yale Summer Program in Graphic Design in Brissago, Switzerland and the Maine Summer Institute in Graphic Design. His current passion projects include,, collecting rare books, and piano. Contact him at

Jim Collins has invested over a decade of research into learning and teaching about enduring great companies. He has co-authored four books, including the classic Built to Last, and the recently released Good to Great. His work has been featured in Fortune, The Economist, USA Today, Industry Week, Inc., and Harvard Business Review. Visit him on the Internet at

Marcia Conner is Editor in Chief of Learning in the New Economy Magazine, Executive Director of the Learnativity Alliance, and a frequent speaker, writer, and executive counselor on issues around creating new organizational forms in turbulent times. Learn more at or on email at

Margo Covington is a Systems Change Coach and Facilitator working out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She specializes in entrepreneurship, environment, and economic development. Contact her at

Jay Cross is a leader of the highest order: he leads himself around in circles and pulls people into his learning vortex with grace and fun. That’s why we love him. You will too. Check out

Dori Digenti helps organizations develop collaboration, learning, and network strategies. In roles like consultant, anthropologist, synthesizer, and boundary spanner, she runs Learning Mastery and facilitates C3 LearnNet, a group of leading organizations working together to improve collaborative capability. Digenti has written The Collaborative Learning Guidebook (1999), and is working on a new book: “Boundary Spanners: How Individuals and Organizations are Using Collaborative Learning Networks for Process Improvement” (2002).

Gil Gordon is author of Turn It Off: How to Unplug from the Anytime-Anywhere Office Without Disconnecting Your Career and a well-respected consultant, author, and speaker on telecommuting. He's worked since 1982 to implement successful telecommuting programs for employers in the U.S. and elsewhere. Learn more about him at, or by contacting him at

Tom Hill, is a program leader of a team at the Education and Training Center for the Nonstop (Tandem) Division of Compaq focused on the development of advanced learning technologies for intraweb and Internet applications. He started a 20 company coalition on learning object metadata standards prior to IMS and the ADL programs in 1996, was a founder of the Educational Object Economy project, and holds a Masters in Interactive Learning Technology from Stanford University. Hill can be reached via email at:

Peter Henschel is Executive Director Emeritus of the Institute for Research on Learning (which is now part of San Francisco-based WestEd). He serves as a retained advisor and consultant for companies building or renewing corporate universities and learning programs, both adult and K12, and eLearning companies. He is a frequent national and international speaker on issues of learning, management development, innovation, human capital, and organizational health. A graduate of Harvard and UC-Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, Peter served in prior lives as a San Francisco deputy mayor and also as managing director for Prince Charles of a UK-based public-private sector partnership. In his volunteer time, he serves on various boards of directors for classical music organizations. Reach him directly at

Alec Horniman, Ph.D. has been a member of the Darden Business School faculty
since 1967. He has taught in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Managerial Psychology, Career Management, Business Ethics, Strategy, Leadership, as well as Change and works with Darden’s Executive education program designing and leading programs. These interests are supported by a lifetime commitment to ethical/moral and principle issues that sustain the other interests. Contact him at

Jaclyn Kostner, Ph.D., is the author of the newly released Bionic eTeamwork (Dearborn), and also Virtual Leadership (Warner Books) and Knights of the Tele-Round Table (Warner Books) which have been translated into languages around the world, and made the best-seller lists in the U.S. and Europe. Her company, Bridge the Distance, delivers online and onsite workshops to improve team collaboration and results. Kostner, also a professional speaker worldwide, has served as an expert to The Wall Street Journal, CNNfn, Time, USA Today, and USA Radio. Contact her directly at

William Luckert is Director of Technology Initiatives for Executive Education at the Darden Graduate School of Business and a lifelong learner. He is responsible for helping Darden’s clients learn more effectively in online environments. Prior to working at Darden, he was a sales executive at Ninth House Networks and Achieve Global. He is entering the Darden School’s MBA program next fall, and can be employed as early as May of 2004. Email him at

David MacKenzie is a medical intuitive and founder of Camp Leonardo. He has been a welder, a college design professor, and a professional photographer. He believes in perfect discipline-perfect freedom. Wonder has saved his life more that once as it mends leaking dreams. Fostering wonder in others is his mission and passion. He cares deeply about the world and the people in this world. Question with him at

Brook Manville is publisher of LiNE Zine and Chief Learning Officer at Saba. He enjoys exploring the intersection of business and learning, and his prior experiences as a partner at McKinsey & Company, a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, a freelance journalist, a business and technology analyst at CBS, and a classically trained historian flavor his explorations. Email him at

Bette Price is an author, consultant, and professional speaker on leadership development issues, and co-author of the soon-to-be-released True Leaders: How Exceptional CEOs and Presidents Make A Difference by Building People and Profits (December 2001, Dearborn Trade Press). She is also president of the Price Group, a management-consulting firm based in the Dallas suburb of Addison, Texas. You can contact her at

Jack Richford has been in education for 18 years and presently is a counselor with Chesterfield County School System in Central Virginia. He is also the Director of Leadership Development with the Chesterfield Education Forum that brings experiential training programs to parents and children. In the Summer of 1998, Richford attended the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, as a teacher-scholar, where his graduate project, “Zen and the Art of Teaching Leadership,” proposed integrating traditional Eastern mindfulness and martial arts disciplines into short duration professional staff development models. Jack has presented at numerous education conferences and at the John F. Kennedy Leadership High School, Silver Springs, Maryland, College Park Scholars Program, James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland and at the 2nd International Leadership Conference in Toronto, Canada. Learn more by contacting him at

Beth Garlington Scofield is Managing Editor of LiNE Zine. Before coming to LiNE Zine and Saba (she splits her time between both) she worked in the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company with McKinsey’s Organization Practice. She was also an ESL teacher in Japan and India for several years. Write her at

Mike Useem is professor of management at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and director of its Center for Leadership and Change. He teaches MBA and executive MBA courses at Wharton and short programs for mid-career managers in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Reach him at

Melinda Vilas is an author, workshop leader, and public speaker helping individuals and organizations incorporate grace into their workplace and life. She is also founder of Reach her at or visit

Andrew Willis is a First Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy. A 13-year veteran, he serves as an instructor, educational data analyst, and career counselor at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI. He is also a freelance writer and trainer and writes a monthly column for He attends the University of Rhode Island, pursuing a master’s degree in Adult Education. What little time he has left is usually spent chasing his four sons and trying to convince them to clean their rooms. Contact him directly at or visit him online at

Gene Ziegler is Chief Learning Officer at Corpedia Education in Phoenix Arizona, and has been an active eLearning consultant for Colleges and Business Schools. You can reach him by email at and check him out at