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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Olin College was started in 2002 as a small, new kind of engineering college on the outskirts of Boston. Let me explain.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was an era characterized by bureaucratic corporate cultures, focused on organizational power and orderly prosperity. What happened?

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Crystal Decisions and Business Objects sought to create the perfect company in terms of its culture when that acquisition was announced.

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I Am A Corporate Floater

Dan Pontefract

When I left academia in 2002 I also left the trappings of an office. I am a floater. I’m on a quest for the corporate floater high score.

Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The growing intellectual currency of television has altered the cultural conversation in fundamental ways,” notes David Carr. I am not alone.

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. Here is the way things are supposed to work. The now well accepted technologies become the norm.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy What will the world be like in 2064? The surface.

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 CEO That Was Out Of Touch

Dan Pontefract

It was a high-tech start-up that had the funkiest culture you could imagine. CEO Culture leadership cluelessness hierarchy power

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He cites a 2002 study by the Institute of Medicine , Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late. and, should it be repealed? This C.E.O.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a seminal 2002 paper, Coase's Penguin, or, Linux and the Nature of the Firm , Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler , - then at Yale Law School, - coined the term commons-based peer production : “. Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategyand the rest is history. Why is that?

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

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

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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70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Some people find implementing 70-20-10 brings transformational change to their corporate learning cultures. Bob agreed. I am Robert W. It does.

Google’s whacking of GoogleWhack is whack

David Weinberger

Gary Stock invented it in 2002, and it took off rather rapidly. On the other hand, why would we entrust our culture to bots? 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). Jeez, Google!

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

Beth Kanter

These factors include: Culture of learning. Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee. Burnout is like boiling a frog gradually. Others do not.”.

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.

The biggest bust in Santa Barbara is about to go down

Doc Searls

As does this 2002 Pacific Horticulture story , which suggests with this photo—. Architecture Art Culture Geography Geology Santa Barbara

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

Ross Dawson

CULTURE JAMMING. Real-time translation software will enable true multi-cultural teams. As such Exa is Mega cubed. Zeitgeist 2011.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my own case, for example, I just finished watching the 60 episodes of The Wire , originally shown on HBO between 2002 and 2008.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Shifts in organizational values and culture require a change management approach, with its stages of anger, denial, bargaining, and acceptance.

Take a Chance on You

Dan Pontefract

Nike Culture: The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. It was as cool as the one I left in 2002 and in 1998 too.


David Weinberger

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

The Entrepreneurial Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Could it be that corporate capitalism, seen as the business counterpart of the fifties culture, played an equally important role as the breeding ground for the entrepreneurial culture that started to take hold in the US in the 1970s, and is now leading to the global entrepreneurial societies that The Economist writes about?

Diversity and Diversity Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ideology of Diversity The case in both Adamson and Clark is that the choice is being force upon us between individual freedom and the rights of a culture to assert itself. It is important to understand that diversity is more than the mere celebration of exotic cultures. No, cultural relativism isn't lazy. Not an Intrinsic Good?

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

Because the ethics of board sports are so rooted in pushing limits and breaking rules, theirs is a culture of one-upmanship, where athletes attempt to outdo one another and set the bar ever higher for others. As I dive deeper into passion, I’m frequently asked: “isn’t this just another term for Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi’s concept of “flow?”

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Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

Highlights: April, 2002 Netpreneur AdMarketing discussion. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing. What was important then is even more important now!

The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

Dan Pontefract

A leader who is conscious of their team culture and levels of engagement is one who analyzes situations with their people in mind. Supervisor.

The exceptional mourning of twins

Mind Hacks

I’ve just found an amazing article that looks at how the death of twins is mourned in cultures around the world. Togetherness

The Master and His Emissary

Mind Hacks

It’s an argument that takes you from neuroanatomy, through behavioural science to cultural studies [2]. From this foundation, McGilchrist goes on to diagnose a historical movement in our culture away from a balanced way of thinking and towards a ‘left brain’ dominated way of thinking. 2002). Right. Perception.

Learning while working

Jay Cross

A strong learning culture in the workplace makes employees more receptive to change, regardless of age. 2002). Hello? Say what? Just Ja

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ). It has two feet placed firm;ly into popular culture. Participants learn about and mash up cultural icons - hit music, blockbuster movies, evocative art, the works. Baker's graduate Philosophy of Mind class.

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The Modernization of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until he was appointed by President Piñera to his present position in March of 2010. Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture

MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And even cultural aspects, eg., There are different cultures – MIT has a very open culture, but as we work across partnerships, there are different cultures, different levels of openness. Maria: how does the 2002 TEACH act apply to MOOCs? This is especially important in a cross-cultural setting. Barbara.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Andrews College Building on Existing Platforms School went full laptop in 2002, pen-enabled tablet in 2008 (St. showing C)2 levels in a classroom in the UK (finding 4K ppm - concentration is impacted!) innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. my grade 12 students last year built five apps. How do we build on this? From 68%.

Notes from 2004

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). Instead of tweaking the mechanisms of the corporation, through job redesign or cultural initiatives, we should be re-examining the basic structure of the corporation.

Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And then there was the company that we sat down with, oh in 2002 or 2003, and laid it all out - RSS, content syndication, social networks. Now - there are many technical reasons why I think the Semantic Web is a loser, along with some cultural and philosophical reasons. Don't get too excited by the title. The whole Web 2.0 thing.

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One of these is Learning online : massive open online courses (MOOCs), connectivism, and cultural psychology (Distance Education, 34:1, 129-136). Marc Clarà and Elena Barberà have advanced at least two articles now where they argue that there are three problems with connectivism. DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12040). I would like to do both.