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Brands need to fire adtech

Doc Searls

Two days ago, the New York Times said AT&T and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their ads from YouTube. They’re concerned that “Google is not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.” Agencies placing those ads on YouTube are shocked, shocked! Simple as that.

Karen Hough ATD Core 4 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Going through her trademarked elements, she had the audience up and participating and reflecting on interpersonal interactions. social strategy

networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities.

Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again

Dan Pontefract

As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations. So, what is the “gig economy”?

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Why I Removed A Recent Post

Dan Pontefract

On March 9, 2017, I wrote and published a post that outlined various missteps, difficulties and issues that had recently taken over a particular American.

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In uncertainty lies resilience

Dave Snowden

Ironically the search which produced this also throw up Rodin’s Le Penseur which has greater solidity. Now don’t get me wrong, this has utility.

The Modern Workplace Learning Professional Programme

Jane Hart

Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. Are you doing good learning design? design

beta conversation 2017-03-01

Harold Jarche

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.

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Rotman Management Magazine Interview

Dan Pontefract

I was recently interviewed by Rotman Management Magazine and the very talented Editor-in-Chief, Karen Christensen.

SAP's platform strategy doubles down on cloud, IoT, AI, and user experience

Dion Hinchcliffe

A series of strategic communications this month demonstrates that SAP is not just serious about cloud, but is betting the business that it can create the most contemporary, compelling, and capable enterprise cloud platform

What does it mean to transform workplace learning? (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

“Modern Workplace Learning therefore doesn’t just mean adding in new technology to old training practices, nor implementing a new learning platform but rather adopting a new, modern understanding of what it means to learn at work.

The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. It interfered with insights.”

Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

OK, I’ve created some confusion. I’ve been writing a lot recently about business models, including here and here. But I’ve also written a lot about business types/roles, including a popular Harvard Business Review article almost 20 years ago. And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? Tying it all together.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Dr. Schwab positions the 4IR within the historical context of three previous industrial revolutions. Let me summarize some recent such efforts.

SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Live notes from the SUNY OpenCOTE Conterence, Syracuse, NY. The intent was follow up on a previously successful mentor-campus format.

Microdesign

Clark Quinn

Or, at least, conceptually unclear. And I think that’s a problem. And it’s not trivial. But it’s not learning. (In Think about it.

lucky 13

Harold Jarche

Today marks 13 years of blogging here, with 2,901 posts. However, it will always be a work in progress, like democracy. Communities

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally achieving an inflection point of market success.

Book Review: The Neo-Generalist

Dan Pontefract

I’ve had several roles in multiple organizations over my career. All of them have been rewarding. When I look back I can distinguish one particular.

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

In the movie, Field of Dreams, the character played by Kevin Costner is told “If you build it, they will come.” social strategy

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Shared Vision.

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Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine: Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D? In today’s article I look at the results of my 5-year Learning in the Workplace survey and consider what this means for L&D departments. I … Social learning

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades. It’s a natural way of explaining what the new innovation is all about.

The tyranny of the explicit

Dave Snowden

It is a particular manifestation of the engineering metaphor of the last few decades. They had all claimed a taxi fare for a training course. Polemic

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. I asked.

What is the role of the LMS in the modern workplace?

Jane Hart

The 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report says that “new tools are leaving behind the traditional LMS” What part will a LMS play in your organisational learning strategy in the next few years? Please take my Twitter (straw) poll, as I am writing a new article on the role … Social learning

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since the advent of industrialization over 200 years ago, there’ve been periodic fears about the impact of technology-based automation on jobs.

Why women don’t report sexual harassment

Mind Hacks

Julie A. The three sexually harassing questions were (1) Do you have a boyfriend? (2) 2) Do people find you desirable? Reference: Woodzicka, J. 2001).

Another model for support

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about today’s post , wherein I was talking about a couple of packages that might help organizations move forward. I was reflecting back on some previous posts about engagement models, and was reminded of a more recent one. And I realized this has played out in a couple of ways. For each, my role was to lead the design.

populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel

Harold Jarche

Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today? Aaron Wherry , CBC 2017-02-26. Many of us want to be heard, but few of us listen.

Beyond Training – The importance of Workwide Learning (New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine)

Jane Hart

My new article in the MWL Magazine is here: Beyond Training – The importance of workwide learning “There is a lot of talk about lifelong learning – but most of it focuses on lifelong education – that is continuously taking courses throughout your life … but lifelong education is only … Social learning