beta conversation 2016-11-22
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
I will be hosting the next Working in Perpetual Beta webinar on Tuesday, 22 November at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET).
taking back our society
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
The greater. Read more » Communities Work
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
beta conversation 2016-12-14
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
The subject will be connected leadership, Read more » Beta Conversations
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. Practice & Development of Expertise: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3.
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 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.
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.
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.
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Critical thinking can be looked at as four main activities: Observing and studying our fields. Participating in professional communities.
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?
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.
learning from the peloton
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
“The peloton is the main group or pack of riders in a road bicycle race. Riders in a group save energy by riding near other riders.
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?
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.
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.
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
connected leadership is smarter
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Creating a more diverse workplace. Read more » Leadership
it’s not a skills gap
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?
strategic transformation of workplace learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. “Strategic Transformation. ” – Jane Hart. 20%: Exposure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
principles and models for the network era
JULY 20, 2016
The End of the Market Era. But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model.
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.
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.
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.
from knowledge worker to master artisan
JULY 10, 2016
A Foundation for Modern Work. This approach has been used in several organizations. Machines can analyze but only humans can feel. PKMastery
MARCH 27, 2016
“Machines that learn (limited AGI) will obsolete ‘jobs’ FASTER than entrepreneurs can make them and people can retrain to fill them.”
a workable future
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
full report PDF ). Combine the best of investor-owned and commons-based platform models. Solve for both transparency and privacy.
self-organization is the future
MAY 4, 2016
Central planning and hierarchical decision-making are just too slow and ineffective, especially for complex situations involving lots of people.
practice, creativity, and insight
MAY 20, 2016
Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. Friday's Finds
bring your own network
APRIL 4, 2016
The day when a single person can work alone, without any help from others, is fast disappearing. About five years. Read more » PKMastery