The Mack Sisters Handbell Debut at Bellfest 2010

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

This summer, Amy & Wendy decided to prepare a special piece to perform at the Master's College annual Bellfest and chose the song "O Holy Night". While they have been ringing bells for a long time, this was Emily and Kelly's first time to ring handbells and they were very eager to learn. The girls had a lot of fun practicing together and filling the house with music and were able to pull it off. It was amazing to see how quickly the piece came together and how smoothy it went.

After an audition, the girls were invited to perform in the Master's college Bellfest and everyone enjoyed it!

The girls enjoyed playing this song on the handbells and the four of them look forward to performing together again.

Andantino - The Fellowship of the Ring

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

This year, Amy & Wendy have the opportunity to experience small ensemble ringing through through a new group: The Fellowship of the Ring. They started this trio last year with their friend Morgan Ruthardt and enjoyed it so much that they decided to continue the ensemble this semester. At the beginning of the semester, the three of them made the decision that the trio would only play music that was either written or arranged by someone in the ensemble, allowing them the freedom to play whatever song they wanted in whatever way they chose to play it. Because all either music majors or music lovers, writing their own music has helped them grow in their musical abilities. It has also given them a better understanding of the pieces they are playing (how they work and fit together) as well as a lot of fun.

I've enjoyed watching this handbell ensemble and I look forward to their next performance.

Preparing Adult Learners for Leadership

Saturday, November 27th, 2010
If you've followed my blog from the beginning, you know that I earned my bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from The Master's College, in Santa Clarita, California. I then went on to complete my Master's degree in Information and Knowledge Management from California State University at Northridge.

A few years ago, I was invited to join the staff at The Master's College as an adjunct professor in the Organizational Management program at the Center for Professional Studies (CPS). Currently, I teach MGT430 Technology for Business Decision Making.

TMCCPSLogo.jpgAt The Master's College, Christian adults can earn a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management, Christian Ministries, or Liberal Studies in as little as two years. Along the way, they will grow academically, intellectually,  professionally, and spiritually. I know, I did.

If you are considering a degree in one of the above areas and want to learn from a biblically based institution, I encourage you to check out The Center for Professional Studies.

Thanksgiving Meal in Calories [infographic]

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
DailyInfographicThanksgivingMeal.jpgAs we take time to pause and give thanks this year, we have much to be thankful for. Sometimes, too much. The average Thanksgiving dinner is 1600 calories. Ouch.

The Daily Infographic is a rich resource of information in visual form. Here's today's treat: Your Thanksgiving Meal in Calories. Something for us to think about as we pass the turkey and gravy for seconds.

Happy Thanksgiving!
KMWORLD2010LOGO.gifNext week, I'll be attending KMWorld, the annual conference on knowledge management. I look forward to participating in a number of workshops and sessions by leading thinkers in the field of value creation and innovation.

On Thursday November 18, I'll be moderating/presenting on a panel with Art Murray, CEO of Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc., and's VP of Business Development, Karen Appleton. Here's the program description:  
Future Focused Formulas for Enterprise KM Success
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Session C304  3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Eric Mack, Founder & CEO, ICA.COM, Inc.
Art Murray, CEO - Applied Knowledge Sciences, Inc.
Karen Appleton, VP Business Development -

This panel of experienced KM practitioners shares their secrets for successful enterprises that harness organizational knowledge, streamline knowledge and information flows around the globe, are innovative and profitable, and attract the best and the brightest to populate their organizations. Find out what you should be focusing on in the next few years as you build a high-achieving enterprise KM world.

That's a pretty all encompassing description. The marketing folks at KMWORLD wrote that description. (Can you tell?). You'd think we are going to offer you the secrets to life, the universe, and everything - at least related to KM. We won't. What we will offer are some formulas to get you thinking about KM success at the individual and enterprise level followed by a lively discussion.

I hope you can join us. We look forward to meeting you!

Update: I will also be presenting at the DC Lotus User's Group on Wednesday 11/17. Details here.

DCLUGLogo.pngNext week, I will take a break from the KMWORLD conference in Washington DC to speak to the DC Lotus User's group.

If you're in the DC area and use Lotus Notes, I hope you'll plan to attend. Meeting details available here.

When November 17, 2010 at 3:00 PM EST
Where IBM Offices
600 14th Street NW
Room 356
Washington, DC 20005


NOTE: You must RSVP by Monday morning, Nov 15th, because of IBM's building security requirements. Sorry for the short notice but our IBM hosts just relocated their offices.