beta conversation 2017-03-01
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, March 1st at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET). Open discussion.
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. Here are a few of my thoughts on blogging over the years. Communities
immunize for complexity
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Have you heard the term VUCA ? Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. Velocity. Agility. Creativity. Innovation. Network. Experimentation.
only humans need apply – review
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. Books Work
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
A neo-generalist is somewhere between a polymath and a hyperspecialist. If you just read all the books they mention, you would be much the wiser.
the learning loop
JANUARY 9, 2017
John Boyd’s OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) was developed as a framework to help pilots make better decisions in battle.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Finally, the very definition of conservatism entails conserving something. This is not an urgent priority for someone who sees reality as improving.
learn like a gamer
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. How do gamers learn?
a new business ideology
OCTOBER 25, 2016
“Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. There is now a need for a new business ideology. Transparency.
countering fascist thinking
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
Jason Kottke reviewed an article by the philosopher Umberto Eco and summarized it as 14 features of eternal fascism. Read more » Democracy
implementing network learning
AUGUST 10, 2016
In the network era , developing the skills of a master artisan in every field of work will be critical for success. Experience. Ideas. Opinions. Value.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. Practice & Development of Expertise: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3.
social media: an unrealized opportunity
JANUARY 26, 2016
“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control.
working in perpetual beta
OCTOBER 2, 2016
Working in Perpetual Beta is the latest volume in the perpetual beta series. This is not a recipe book. As a student of history, I doubt these claims.
taking back our society
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
The greater. Read more » Communities Work
tensions of modern learning
JUNE 30, 2016
Clark Quinn , my Internet Time Alliance colleague, has presented a quick view of old and new ways to address organizational learning engineering.
social learning for complex work
MARCH 20, 2016
“Carnegie Mellon’s Robert E. 1997: 15-20%. 2006: 8-10% estimated. What you find when you look something up is probably current.
enabling self-governing teams
OCTOBER 18, 2016
No matter which leaders are chosen, the systems themselves are failing.” ” – Yaneer Bar-Yam. Perhaps monitory democracy is an answer.
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Critical thinking can be looked at as four main activities: Observing and studying our fields. Participating in professional communities.
the problem is to know what questions to ask
OCTOBER 9, 2016
What will become of them? What do you mean you have no idea? That’s your job! Almost everything is changing, except human behaviour.
automation is coming to a job near you
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades.
beta conversation 2016-12-14
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
The subject will be connected leadership, Read more » Beta Conversations
designing the emergent organization
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Read more » Communities ConnectedEnterprise Wirearchy
complexity and social learning
APRIL 11, 2016
As we transition from a market to a network economy, complexity will increase due to our hyper-connectedness.
human networks connect through empathy
JULY 4, 2016
We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. How do we understand the complexity of social networks?
cooperation makes us human
APRIL 21, 2015
Automation of procedural work is accelerating. At the same time, access to real-time data is making individuals more powerful, and managers obsolete.
network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta
AUGUST 19, 2015
Even five years ago it was not the norm to work at a distance. Employers wanted to keep workers on-site when it made no sense. ” — Charles H.
a note to business ‘leaders’
MAY 31, 2016
Would you still be a leader if you lost your positional authority? How would you know? It’s the sum of many small interactions. Leadership
the core competency for network era work
JANUARY 10, 2016
I developed the personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) framework of Seek > Sense > Share from a need to stay current as a working professional.
strategic transformation of workplace learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. “Strategic Transformation. ” – Jane Hart. 20%: Exposure.
connecting cooperation and collaboration
JANUARY 18, 2016
reliance on others to do the work. we all contribute our own work. This shows the underlying problem with collaboration. Image: Amy Burvall.
imagining open collaboration
AUGUST 31, 2016
At work and in school we are pretty good at creating documentation to share explicit knowledge. It means learning and working at the same time.
APRIL 13, 2016
I have been thinking about storytelling lately as a lot of people are talking about it as essential for business, leadership, and whatever ails you.
learning in the network era
DECEMBER 29, 2015
This week I am reviewing my posts from 2015 and putting some of the core ideas together. Remember that great teacher who inspired you? enough training.
leadership is learning
OCTOBER 1, 2015
In an era of ubiquitous connectivity, leadership at all levels and all sectors must be about promoting learning. Consider the case of young children.
AUGUST 23, 2016
Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it, while some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling.
we are the experts
AUGUST 25, 2016
If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era?
the future of human work
MARCH 14, 2016
People can never be better at computing than computers. We cannot become more efficient than machines. Accidents will diminish with self-driving cars.
our post-truth moment
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
This is the post-truth. Read more » PKMastery SocialLearning
democracy at work
MARCH 15, 2015
“ It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. ” – Winston Churchill. Related.