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Pinkcast 2. Advice from Adam Grant: Look for “disagreeable givers”

Dan Pink

LINKS: Adam’s book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World ( Amazon | BN | IndieBound ). Pinkcasts

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Activate your knowledge

Harold Jarche

2002), to keep track of contacts (Whittaker, Jones & Terveen, 2002), or to make choices about which communities to join and which to ignore.

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. I had eagerly joined SixDegrees.com , the very first social networking application, not long after it was founded in 1997, highly excited by its potential. Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users.

Whose Connectivism?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his. We all invented connectivis

I Am A Corporate Floater

Dan Pontefract

When I left academia in 2002 I also left the trappings of an office. There are no ghosts in this game. Too many childhood childish metaphors?

Doc Searls Weblog · Remembering the Good Old Day

Doc Searls

bloggers, including yours truly, met. Here’s my own rundown on the event. Here are PatioPundit (Martin Devon)’s pix and commentary.

Losing Aaron Swartz

Doc Searls

Here he is with Dave Winer , I believe at an O’Reilly conference in San Jose: It’s dated May 2002, when Aaron was fifteen.

Our shrinking degrees of separation: heading down from 6 to 3

Ross Dawson

In Chapter 1 of my 2002 book Living Networks I wrote: When did you last say or hear someone say “what a small world”? degrees of separation.

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones. Let me explain.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. only had 10 minutes free to write something, so it’s far from comprehensive, but I thought worth sharing here.

Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.

Dan Pontefract

Before I entered the corporate world in 2002, I spent roughly five years in higher education. But I’m not afraid of failing. Dive In.

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

When I joined the company in 2002, I joined the services arm, not even in Dave’s bailiwick. Group coaching? Speed coaching? Why not. er, coach.

Google’s whacking of GoogleWhack is whack

David Weinberger

Gary Stock invented it in 2002, and it took off rather rapidly. Googlewhacking is the harmless pastime of trying to find two word combinations that get a single return when searched for at Google (without quotes around them). Disclosure: I was an early promoter of it (also here and here and here , etc.). Jeez, Google!

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee. Often, we don’t realize the symptoms before it is too late. Others do not.”. ” offers some good tips. Bechtel, Jr.

A notorious song

Mind Hacks

A song banned was banned by the BBC until 2002 because worries that it may cause a suicide epidemic. Seress. Omega (Westport).

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14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Barnett (2002) had his own interpretations of knowledge in relation to uncertainty and change. That undoubtedly will raise numerous hackles.

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Harold Jarche » Canadians demand fair dealing

Harold Jarche

Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation

Ross Dawson

Since well before I wrote Living Networks in 2002 I have been studying global innovation networks, and how necessary they are to entrepreneurial success anywhere in the world. I was recently interviewed by ABC TV for a segment on Australian entrepreneurs moving overseas. Because they go back changed,” he says.

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

Ross Dawson

It’s a misleading headline, so let’s unpack it. First , blogs are not waning. All the major blogging platforms are growing. No longer.

How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts

Dan Pontefract

Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. The Hip—the affectionate and arguably ironic nickname of the group—is a thinking person’s band. On stage.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

As early as 2002 Jay was describing the unrelenting focus on formal learning in terms of the ‘Spending/Outcomes Paradox’. Bob agreed. It does.

Launching my new book today! Getting Results From Crowds

Ross Dawson

My 2002 book Living Networks had many examples of what we currently call crowdsourcing, including being the first of many business books to describe the Goldcorp challenge, and mentions of Elance, InnoCentive, and Procter & Gamble’s Connect & Develop program, before any were well-known.

Informal Learning Blog » A Dutch 80/20

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

What is it like being nerve gassed?

Mind Hacks

I’ve just found an interesting article in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice that discusses the medical management of chemical weapons injuries.

Inner visions of seven dimensional space

Mind Hacks

Alexei Sossinski points out that it is not so suprising that many blind mathematicians work in geometry. Integrating Reasoning Seeing

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

In 2002, MIT announced the OpenCourseWare initiative. Registration is free (duh). Educators are not driving the change bus. More on that later.

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

It is interesting to look at my posts from October 2002 , in which I reflected on some of the earlier signs of the networks coming to life. It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. So what are some of the things I have learned from 12 years of blogging?

The inexorable rise of work markets

Ross Dawson

have been following the rise of online markets for work since Elance was founded in 1999, writing about them in my 2002 book Living Networks and dedicating a large chunk of Getting Results From Crowds to how to effectively manage work markets. Enter the internet and having a computer in your pocket into this model and things change.

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How do you become a futurist?

Ross Dawson

The current edition of Fast Thinking magazine has a feature article titled ‘Know Future’ on “the future of futurists&#. It looks at the history and background of the profession and goes on to interview a number of prominent futurists. It quotes me: Ross Dawson says becoming a futurist is pretty straightforward.

Hallucinating sleep researchers

Mind Hacks

It affected the medulla in his brain stem, important for regulating sleep, and caused total insomnia and a suppression of dreaming. Inside the Brain

Hallucinating sleep researchers

Mind Hacks

It affected the medulla in his brain stem, important for regulating sleep, and caused total insomnia and a suppression of dreaming. Inside the Brain

Take a Chance on You

Dan Pontefract

It was as cool as the one I left in 2002 and in 1998 too. The early 1980’s saw me suffer through horrors of unimaginable proportions. Career

Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals – Network Strategy for Free Agents

Ross Dawson

Download Chapter 10 of Living Networks on Liberating Individuals. Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals.

Circular quoting

Doc Searls

So I’m writing about financialization. Kevin Phillips ‘ prophetic book on the subject, Bad Money , is open on my desk. (He published it in early 2007, in advance of The Crash.) But it doesn’t contain the definitional quote that I need. So I turn to Wikipedia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  ISBN 0-19-924061-2.

Excellent data on the state of global innovation: idea generation, idea conversion, and crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

This is of particularly strong interest to in my own focus on distributed innovation and the role of crowdsourcing in driving value creation.

Finally I have an answer when people ask what I do! Visualization of our group’s business model

Ross Dawson

For the last 15 years of my life post-employment I have struggled when people ask me what I do. This is what we created. Global distributed talent.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

The 2002 book Living Networks described how the rise of a hyperconnected world is literally bringing to life the networks that connect us.