Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
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.
Random thoughts on changing web platforms and blogging
JANUARY 10, 2011
For the first time ever for my personal blog, I’m using a WordPress interface. I’ve used several platforms for my blog since I launched in 2002, with the last three years on an increasingly dated version of Movable Type. I’m back writing on my blog after 2 1/2 weeks break. You have a high degree of control. Back soon.
Storytelling is Engagement
OCTOBER 22, 2012
Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $67,930,184 from 271,216 donors who have supported 5,829 projects. The Bible invented it.” Right?
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.
The Girl Effect - catalyzing positive change
NOVEMBER 24, 2008
World Bank, 2002].). Women who are catalyzing positive change. This morning on Twitter, Idocente pointed me to The Girl Effect. George T.
Our shrinking degrees of separation: heading down from 6 to 3
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
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.
14 Articles on MOOCs
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Of course, we still don’t know how much the courses will change the education landscape, and there are plenty of skeptics. MOOC Madness.
How technology is transforming events
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
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.
The Rise of the Global Superstar Company
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.
The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates
NOVEMBER 24, 2008
World Bank, 2002].) Women who are catalyzing positive change. And the importance of change the world and start at home. George T.
70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
AUGUST 13, 2016
Some people find implementing 70-20-10 brings transformational change to their corporate learning cultures. Bob agreed. Lombardo and Robert W.
Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
It’s a misleading headline, so let’s unpack it. First , blogs are not waning. All the major blogging platforms are growing. No longer.
Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
Because they go back changed,” he says. 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.
Innovation as a Journey into the Future
AUGUST 7, 2013
Innovation is essentially how individuals, communities and institutions deal with periods of accelerating changes and historical transitions.
The inexorable rise of work markets
MARCH 8, 2012
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.
Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011
DECEMBER 13, 2010
Note on ExaTrends : Given the exponential pace of change of today we are far beyond a world of MegaTrends. As such Exa is Mega cubed.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
Innovating in the face of change. Approximately 70% of respondents want more interactions with co-workers when their work changes. link].
Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals – Network Strategy for Free Agents
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Download Chapter 10 of Living Networks on Liberating Individuals. Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals.
“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later
MAY 23, 2013
How quickly time passes. It’s already been ten years since the publication of Nicholas Carr’s controversial article IT Doesn’t Matter.
Excellent data on the state of global innovation: idea generation, idea conversion, and crowdsourcing
OCTOBER 30, 2012
In an increasingly rapidly-changing world, innovation will be central to organizations’ success.
Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity
OCTOBER 29, 2011
It takes time for the economic and societal changes needed to usher in the next age of prosperity, sometimes longer than others. But, we already see those changes taking place. Let me briefly summarize her views. . Each such technology revolution is composed of two very different periods, each lasting 20 - 30 years.
I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging
AUGUST 18, 2016
Change it. So I will tell you what has worked really nicely with me all along since I started blogging back in 2002: Write! How awful!
Context Is Everything: Online Communities
AUGUST 19, 2013
Over the last decade, the fundamentals of community and relationship building haven’t really changed. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.
AUGUST 10, 2012
couple of months ago, Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica wrote : In an angst-filled 2002 interview, Bill Atkinson confessed to his Big Mistake.
How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
And SmartCloud for Social Business does that beautifully. Slack does the trick. And very much so! truly heart it. Hint: Yes, I surely do!]. Openness.
How to speak the language of thought
AUGUST 21, 2014
It’s long been known that brain cells communicate by firing electrical signals to each other, and we now have myriad technologies for recording their patterns of activity – from electrodes in the brain or on the scalp, to functional magnetic resonance scanners that can detect changes in blood oxygenation. It progresses like this.
On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 3, 2013
This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern? We may also think of an interaction as a mass noun, referring to a set or a series of such changes of states.
Passion and Flow
JUNE 1, 2010
The 2002 video, “PJ Ladd’s Horrible Wonderful Life,” (today one of the most well-known skate videos in history), is a classic example of amateurs who can become underground cult heroes and innovators of technique: ]. Indulge me with a brief detour before I answer this question more directly. Emphasis mine). It is about love.
The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk
JANUARY 26, 2015
Not surprisingly, 28% of the employee population is not engaged at all. Supervisor. Trunk (being attributes). Deciding. Delivering. Cooperating.
From Trash Cans to Nokia: Is Creativity Innovation?
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
In the United States, its share of the Smartphone market has slipped from 35 percent in March 2002 to 8 percent in April 2010. The life expectancy of firms in the Fortune 500 is already startlingly brief—now less than fifteen years and heading towards five years, unless something changes. Change or die: Individuals. So what?
Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colors that will change at the touch of a push button. The surface.
Learning while working
MARCH 21, 2011
strong learning culture in the workplace makes employees more receptive to change, regardless of age. 2002). Hello? disagree. Just Jay
Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV
APRIL 21, 2015
Over the last several decades, digital technologies have been transforming just about every industry.
BBC Column: Why cyclists enrage car drivers
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002 . This is true altruistic punishment because the groups change after each round, and the players are anonymous. The key is in a detail from that classic 2002 paper. The original is here.
Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
Change 2011 - this was the longest course, at 30 weeks, running through the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2012. This results in a course that is not only more relevant to participants, it also results in a course that is a dynamic entity, growing and changing over the years as new resources are created and added. CCK11.
ePublishing business models
MARCH 28, 2011
E.g., that humans are responsible for climate change is not in doubt, should not be presented as if it were in doubt, and should not be crowd-sourced, he says. Book sales have gone from 450,00/yr in 2002 to 175,000 in 2010. I’m at an education conference put on by CET in Tel Aviv. This is the second day of the conference. Sorry.
Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Sadly, being slow of learning, I don’t think I’ll change based on this experience. have appended a slightly revised research proposal below (I made a few changes where anonymity might be warranted). The hospitality field is very hard, however, on families and relationships as it consumes an enormous amount of time. 2009).
A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?
APRIL 23, 2011
In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez brings a historical perspective to these patterns of technology-based disruptive innovations. Finally, the very nature of jobs, companies and work itself is in the process of changing.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
think of it just as a process, a framework - build your teams - scrum at the GSCS - started by the book - Agile Software Development with Scrum - but it''s like a recipe, you can make changes as you need to (we started adjusting after 5 sprints or so) In Scrum. - the first thing you want to do is build a team: - by discipline - eg., From 68%.
The Master and His Emissary
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
The Changing. 2002). I’ve been struggling to understand Iain McGilchrist’s argument about the two hemispheres of the brain, as presented in his book “The Master and His Emissary” . It’s an argument that takes you from neuroanatomy, through behavioural science to cultural studies . Right. Perception.