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Random thoughts on changing web platforms and blogging

Ross Dawson

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.

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.

Storytelling is Engagement

Dan Pontefract

Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $67,930,184 from 271,216 donors who have supported 5,829 projects. The Bible invented it.” Right?

The Girl Effect - catalyzing positive change

Nancy White

World Bank, 2002].). Women who are catalyzing positive change. This morning on Twitter, Idocente pointed me to The Girl Effect. George T.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Bar-Yam, Complexity rising: From human beings to human civilization, a complexity profile , EOLSS UNESCO 2002. Who regulates the regulators?

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Of course, we still don’t know how much the courses will change the education landscape, and there are plenty of skeptics. MOOC Madness.

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The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

World Bank, 2002].) Women who are catalyzing positive change. And the importance of change the world and start at home. George T.

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.

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

Ross Dawson

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.

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.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation is essentially how individuals, communities and institutions deal with periods of accelerating changes and historical transitions. 

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

Ross Dawson

In an increasingly rapidly-changing world, innovation will be central to organizations’ success.

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

Ross Dawson

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%

Jay Cross

Innovating in the face of change. Approximately 70% of respondents want more interactions with co-workers when their work changes. link].

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How quickly time passes.  It’s already been ten years since the publication of Nicholas Carr’s controversial article IT Doesn’t Matter. 

I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging

Luis Suarez

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!


David Weinberger

couple of months ago, Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica wrote : In an angst-filled 2002 interview, Bill Atkinson confessed to his Big Mistake.

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.

Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. 

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colors that will change at the touch of a push button.  The surface.

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.

Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last several decades, digital technologies have been transforming just about every industry. 

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Overall, the scope and pace of change in the past 3.5 and, should it be repealed? Do we need the ACA or something like it?  This C.E.O.

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

Over the last  decade, the fundamentals of community and relationship building haven’t really changed. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

How to speak the language of thought

Mind Hacks

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.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

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.

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Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The rules have changed. Tossing around on a sea of turbulent change, companies that can’t respond to new situations rapidly are sunk. These “strategic inflection points,” as Andy Grove calls these transitional moments, arrive when conditions change and existing businesses do not adapt. Seismic change cannot be delegated.

Learning while working

Jay Cross

strong learning culture in the workplace makes employees more receptive to change, regardless of age. 2002). Hello? disagree. Just Jay

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

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.

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Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Community Toolkit Published by Nancy White Last edited 10/07 Thinking about building or hosting an online community? Looking for specific tips, tools and ideas? Start here.

The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

Dan Pontefract

Not surprisingly, 28% of the employee population is not engaged at all. Supervisor. Trunk (being attributes). Deciding. Delivering. Cooperating.

BBC Column: Why cyclists enrage car drivers

Mind Hacks

This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002 [4]. 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.

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Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Studying such dramatic changes helps me better appreciate the transitions our economy is going through. Then there is social media. 

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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%.

From Trash Cans to Nokia: Is Creativity Innovation?

Steve Denning

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?

The Master and His Emissary

Mind Hacks

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” [1]. It’s an argument that takes you from neuroanatomy, through behavioural science to cultural studies [2]. Right. Perception.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

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).