I have been getting a lot questions recently along the lines of: “How is Sofia different from just giving people documents, e-learnings, an LMS or other technologies?” I just finished reading an interesting book called “Stealing Fire” by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal that helps me answer this question. The short answer is that Sofia…

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I frequently get asked: “Does your system use artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML)? As soon as people hear that our technology gives people the same experience as having a great personal mentor, they jump to the conclusion that it must be a form of AI/ML. AI in particular has received so much publicity…

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Two of my children are in a Covid-19-driven “work-from-home” situation but are expected to continue to lead their teams as though they were still working in their facilities. They both work for major high technology companies (Google and Salesforce.com) and are based in Seattle. These companies, and many others in Seattle and around the world,…

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An article in the Wall Street Journal about mentoring programs caught my eye. The article, written by Sue Shellenbarger, appeared in the Q&A section “Work & Family Mailbox” where a reader asked how to find companies that invested in mentoring programs. Ms. Shellenberger offered some sources of companies but that was less interesting to me…

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The research in neuroscience of how people think and learn has enabled a new technology that changes the “training paradigm” and allows companies to evolve their learning and development organization to one that is the curator of high value wisdom and knowledge. Some background: When businesses were small, the founders and key personnel took responsibility…

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