A Pioneer Passes


Rummaging through old files today, looking for a photo of Jay Cross and me from 2005… I still can’t find it. But I found many documents exchanged with him over the years, including a slide deck containing this:

Jay definitely thought differently while he was here. I began following his Internet Time site in the 1990. So many “a-ha” moments found there. Most CLOs still need to read his Informal Learning book from 10 years ago. He’d recently launched The Real Learning Project, using Google and Dropbox files for massive, collaborative input.

Jay was a constant and generous giver of all that he knew and envisioned. After 20 years as an avid follower, I find it difficult to imagine the training and development industry without his thought leadership and community guidance.

For more remembrances on this remarkable man, see: Tributes to Jay Cross