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is an Associate Research Professor at the Center
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many articles and books on topics ranging from the changing employment
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to corporate governance and high-skill ecosystems. These include:
The German Skills Machine: Sustaining Comparative Advantage in
a Global Economy (2000), Are Skills the Answer? (1999), and
forthcoming books called, Net-Enabled: Designing Organizations
for the Internet Economy and Corporate Boards: Adding Value at
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Kirk D. Fleming
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is an internationally recognized pioneer, speaker, and organizational
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holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership at the
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2nd ed 1998), over 35 articles and numerous award-winning
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is fascinated by how, when, where and why we learn. His work as
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is Executive Director Emeritus of the Institute for Research on Learning (which is now
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Goldman School of Public Policy, Peter served as
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Prince Charles of a UK-based public-private sector partnership.
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Heuerman is a writer, life coach, and organizational consultant
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standards prior to IMS and the ADL programs in 1996, was a founder
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is the co-founder of the Learnativity Alliance,
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Inc, where he is the chief architect responsible for increasing
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since 1967. He has taught in the areas of Organizational
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is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Harvard University,
Graduate School of Design. His research focuses on new typologies
for working, learning and shopping that combine clicks and mortar.
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is currently the principal investigator of a project on emerging
elearning architectures, sponsored by Lombard Odier & Cie.
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is Manager of Customer Quality and Learning at Saba. When she’s
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Design at Stanford University.
Ph.D. currently is writing a book on starting an Internet business
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1999, homefair.com was sold to Homestore.com. Kling has
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Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked at the Federal Reserve
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Mac). You can reach him directly at email@example.com.
Koch is Senior Product Marketing Manager at RealCommunities
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Laubacher, a research associate at
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IT-enabled organizational practices are transforming the employment
relationship. Mr. Laubacher was previously with JSA International,
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there serving as primary researcher for "The Prize,"
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is founder and Director of the Fatherhood Project,
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is CEO and co-founder of virtualteams, a Boston-based
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around the world to improve their collaborative capabilities.
With industry expert Jeffrey Stamps, she is co-author of six books
on this topic, including Virtual Teams: People
Working Across Boundaries With Technology (John Wiley
& Sons, 2000), from which this article is adapted. Reach her
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Loyd, author of Path of the Master Facilitator: A Systems
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is publisher of LiNE Zine and Chief Learning Officer at Saba.
In his earlier life, Brook was a partner at McKinsey & Company,
consulting with Fortune 500 companies on organizational development
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is a professor of management at the Wharton School of University
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