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Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Human systems are complex. The increasing collective complexity also is manifest in the increasing specialization and diversity of professions.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex systems, whether natural, social or engineered, are composed of many parts.  What does this mean for business leaders?

“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background:  A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” Simplicity is the absence of complexity.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What goes on in our minds when we are making decisions , from the simplest to the most complex?  .

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Next, John asks if given its launch issues and overall complexity, we would be better off repealing the ACA and starting all over?  .

The New Center for Global Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Complex Chemistry between Brands and Customers - Some Personal Experiences

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

" The relationship between a brand and its customers is a complex one indeed, full of emotional connections and chemistry. like them.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

The 16 categories were too complex to use in the course so we in turn re-coded the 16 categories into five to make them easier to communicate.

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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Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy Then there is social media. 

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.

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.

“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. 

The Modernization of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The  future of the state is one of the most important and complex issues facing countries around the world.  Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureImprove the effectiveness of government employees.

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

  The ocean is complex and unpredictable (dynamical to use Rushkoff’s term), and the surfers who ride it do not have the pretence of “taming” it. As I dive deeper into passion, I’m frequently asked: “isn’t this just another term for Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi’s concept of “flow?” They prefer the unpredictability of the edge.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Real people are complex, integrated beings. Snyder, Harvard Business School Press, 2002, ISBN 1578513308. [12]  Conner, M.L. It’s real.

How to speak the language of thought

Mind Hacks

Albert Lee and Matthew Wilson, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) first helped to set out the principles in 2002. The language of the cells is no less complex, but now we have a Rosetta Stone against which we can decode it. “Brain cells fire in patterns”, he replied. It progresses like this.

Learning while working

Jay Cross

It is essential that, irrespective of the complexity and level of qualifications, learning opportunities are improved within jobs. 2002).

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 increased attention to open and free sharing of educational course materials (see MIT, 2011). In particular, how do people learn and solve complex problems in social, global networks in climates of information abundance? have never really bothered to validate that claim). It has been outstanding.

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? Connections can be extremely complex; there is no requirement whatsoever that they be two-state on-off types of things.

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. 

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These early learning materials, which could be complex and engaging, were packaged and distributed through learning management systems. Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. CCK11.

Typology or Taxonomy?

Dave Snowden

Knowledge management is closer to policy formation than it is to biology so I am going to use the definitions in Kevin Smith's September 2002 paper in the Policy Studies Journal Typologies, taxonomies, and the benefits of policy classification as my starting point. If the constrains and agents co-evolve then its Complex. Reflections

The evolution of Cynefin over a decade

Dave Snowden

I'm working on a history of the Cynefin model. Focus on knowledge management and communities of practice.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Shirky stated his main point right up front:  with complex, mass collaboration initiatives, like Linux and Wikipedia, you can never disentangle the soft human squishy stuff from the hard technologies and content the community is developing.  In mid-August I traveled to Vancouver to attend LinuxCon , the industry’s premier Linux conference. 

A Gathering Storm We Totally Missed

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Without them, Wall Street could not have developed what Warren Buffet called financial weapons of mass destruction in the 2002 Bekshire Hathaway annual report , which ultimately led to the global financial meltdown. This is both very complex and very new.  colleges and universities.”. What happened? And, how about our universities?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of Cambrian Explosion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These market-facing, people-oriented complex systems need to be flexible and adaptable. IT systems are "going up the stack."

A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such technology-based structural changes are not new.  In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital:  The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez puts our own turbulent times into a clear, historical perspective. The now well accepted technologies become the norm. 

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High utilization, efficiency and reliability were not major design objectives because they would add to the cost and complexity of the machine.  These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. Tags: Cloud Computing Complex Systems Innovation Technology and Strategy

The User Illusion

Jay Cross

There is a terrain between order and chaos: a vast undiscovered continent—-the continent of complexity. Reposted from review in 2002.

A Year in Photos

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

finish my debate with Dron in Networks, Information and Complex Adaptive Systems , and Focus on the Words. But there is no camera. Ah yes.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Simple devices – from the One Laptop Per Child computer to the Asus Eee to the Nokia internet tablet to Apple’s iPhone now allow people to run complex software with very simple devices. Viherlahti, 1999) In 2002 Microsoft released the Windows XP Tablet PC Edition to support tablet technology. gigahertz duo-core processor. Web 2.0

Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

2002 Update : I just came upon an article on the web that talks of eLearning in 1997. meant to be serious. Coincidence happens. Who cares?

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Origins of “eLearning”

Jay Cross

2002 Update : I just came upon an article on the web that talks of eLearning in 1997. meant to be serious. Coincidence happens. Who cares?

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About Nancy White | 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 About Nancy White Published by Nancy White Nancy J. In research conducted by Jenny Ambrozek and Joe Cothrel , Nancy was listed as one of the “top influencers&# in the industry. United States.

Transparency has long been driving business and society. but it's only just begun

Ross Dawson

In my 2002 book Living Networks , the final chapter was on the future of a networked world. The full text of my 2002 prediction on transparency from Living Networks is here, with the full book chapter embedded at the bottom of the post. The inevitability of a transparent world has long shaped my thinking about the future.

Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Planning, Designing and Running Online Events Designing Online Events Online Events Assessment Tool Case History: CGIAR’s Gender & Diversity “Creating Connections Online&# Report (Aug 2002) LINK Evaluation Examples: 2002 and Net*Working 2004 Online Event Evaluation Report (nice to see a full event evaluation!)

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In addition to providing an engaging and immersive environment for student learning, substantially improving motivation and interaction with the learning material, games and simulations are able to support learning in complex environments, offering a subtlety simple instruction-based or lecture-based learning cannot offer. 2002).

Knowledge work revisited

Harold Jarche

This makes me wonder about Peter Drucker’s comment that the corporation as we know it won’t be around in the next 25 years ( Managing in the Next Society , 2002). The only work of value that is left in the developed world is complex work that requires passion, creativity and initiative.