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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.

Open Innovation 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Twelve Principles for Open Innovation 2.0 , an article published last year in Nature by Martin Curley. Closed Innovation.

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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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 Modern Workplace Learning Professional Programme

Jane Hart

Revisiting the Ecosystem

Clark Quinn

I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ). That’s what I’ve captured here.

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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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.

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.

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

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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth Kanter

Flickr Image – ImageGroup. Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development. Today, this view is fundamentally changing.

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.

How a little bit of data ruined my morning run

David Weinberger

Since I was 21 years old, I’ve gone through long stretches where I have “run” outside for exercise — in quotation marks because I am passed by people who are running so slowly that I feel bad for them until I remember that they passed me. That’s almost true. I don’t know how long it is. Until today. How many laps?

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.

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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Have we passed peak phone?

Doc Searls

I should start by admitting I shot this picture with my phone. I don’t know what they were doing, though it’s not hard to guess.

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.

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

TGIM #1

Harold Jarche

Thank Goodness It’s Monday. This week I am sharing some of my social bookmarks that relate to personal knowledge mastery. “Her [Dr. Engage.

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

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.

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

” If you are attending the NTC, please join us. Beth). Aisha). Gina). This blog post shares some thoughts. What is Collaborative Overload?

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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

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.

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