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.
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.
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.
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.
supporting the business of learning
OCTOBER 12, 2016
The 2nd edition of the 70:20:10 Report has been published by GoodPractice. These form the core of the social learning community of practice.
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. Practice & Development of Expertise: Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3.
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?
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.
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?
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.
life in the gig economy
OCTOBER 5, 2016
know that many salaried jobs can be frustrating, from my own experience, client work, and talks with friends and colleagues. Cut costs. Save money.
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.
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Critical thinking can be looked at as four main activities: Observing and studying our fields. Participating in professional communities.
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.
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.
strategic transformation of workplace learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. “Strategic Transformation. ” – Jane Hart. 20%: Exposure.
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.
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
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Arun Pradhan recently asked about my own experiences of learning and working. decided to work and learn out loud and post my responses here.
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.
implementing a triple operating system
AUGUST 11, 2016
A triple operating system aligns work and learning and has a network perspective. Awareness of New Knowledge (social networks).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
MARCH 27, 2016
“Machines that learn (limited AGI) will obsolete ‘jobs’ FASTER than entrepreneurs can make them and people can retrain to fill them.”
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.
ideas in perpetual beta
JUNE 13, 2016
I was discussing my work with a friend and was asked what were the main themes I talked about when I was on the stage. Nobody has the answers.
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
we are the media
JULY 26, 2016
As we shift from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society, we do not lose our previous tribal, institutional, and market organizational forms.
complexity in the workplace
APRIL 19, 2016
In my post on complexity and learning, I said that work in networks requires different skills than in hierarchies. Most organizations do this well.
you are only as good as your network
OCTOBER 29, 2015
I’ve worked as an organizational learning & performance consultant since 1998. In the end, I realized I was only as good as my network.
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
What is connected leadership?
MARCH 9, 2016
Connected leadership is an emergent property of a network in balance and not some special property available to only the select few. Leadership