Johnnie Moore


Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Thanks to Phil Dourado for this question:

What do the elements of this list have in common?



cholesterol lowering drugs



the ice cream soda

Ivory soap

artificial sweeteners






Smallpox vaccine

stainless steel


Answer: all discovered by accident. Hmm. I wonder how many organisations that claim to want innovation have thought about how they react to accidents?

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links for 2010-10-12

Can’t play won’t play | Hide&Seek – Inventing new kinds of play "What we’re currently terming gamification is in fact the process of taking the thing that is least essential

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Coaching to connect

I wanted to plug my friend Sue Glasser’s upcoming workshop, Coaching to Connect. It’s in London on November 18th. Sue has done pretty much a lifetime of work exploring how

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Measuring emotion?

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The excellent elearningpost blog pointed me to Thinker. It’s an interactive site exploring how we think. Some great stuff there.