Another major medical center (Stanford) bans pharma industry gifts.
Lots of training resources (including a free e-newsletter) and articles; the Chief Learning Officer website. CLO puts on seminars, breakfast meetings, symposia, etc.
Thought-provoking article with a provocative title: Why (most) Training is Useless. The title of the article is the sizzle; the “steak” of the content identifies things we all wrestle with.
Just for fun…
Today: Internet radio. There are lots of streaming internet radio services, which are a great way to sample new music genres and new artists. Never a fan of AOL for ANYTHING over the years, nonetheless, their streaming radio service (including some XM channels) is quite good. For a new and personalized spin on creating your own custom music channels, check out the fascinating approach at Pandora. Here, you build your own channels, specifying artists/music you like, then Pandora consults its “music genome” to play your specified artists and other similar ones you may enjoy. Cool.