The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging
JUNE 3, 2011
But, the excitement building up in IBM around the new blogging initiative finally pushed me over the edge. I posted my first blog on May 16, 2005. At the end of 2005, about seven months into blogging, I wrote : “I did not anticipate how much effort writing this blog would take. I also did not anticipate how much I would enjoy doing it.”
Leadership emerges from network culture
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Employers wanted to keep workers on-site, when it made no sense, as this post from 2005 noted: virtual work, but we need you onsite.
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
Hold a simple (Not even complex!) But let’s get started with things properly. Even for us. Till 2007. And we were all rather grateful!
In Defense of the Evidence
JULY 11, 2011
But also what’s clear is that a discussion of someone's process and methodology is just theory without the evidence to support the words.
Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization
JULY 31, 2011
Given my current university affiliations and teaching responsibilities, I spend quite a bit of time thinking how we should best train future leaders to help prepare them for the complex, volatile and unpredictable environments that they must learn to navigate. Few paid much attention to these allegations. Second: “. This is expensive.
Some notes on Bureaucracy
AUGUST 20, 2011
Tweet In 2005 , I wrote - Seth Godin’s quotable Bureaucracy = Death raises a number of issues on why preventive actions are seldom taken by bureaucratic organisations. Old structures are no longer sufficient for new complex challenges. doubt that his idea of a Chief No Officer would be embraced by many companies or institutions.
Notes from 2005
JANUARY 15, 2011
This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning. Adam Kahane ; “ If we want to help resolve complex situations, we have to get out of the way of situations that are resolving themselves. It was Eric McLuhan. “It already surrounds it.
The Passing of an Era
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Having sold its PC business to Lenovo in 2005, IBM itself did not mark the occasion, and as far as I know, neither did Lenovo or the other companies still selling IBM PC’s. The IBM Personal Computer was announced on August 12, 1981. The announcement helped launch a phenomenon that changed the way we work, play and communicate.
Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Single source doesn’t work as complexity intensifies). Now that it’s explicit, we can analyze it. Conference themes. And society.
Five Key Questions
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 17, 2011
What makes systems like Ontario's and Finland's worth emulating is the fact that they produce highly competent graduates, capable of excellence not only on standardized international tests but also of flourishing in a complex technologically advanced environment. At the same time, internet access is expanding rapidly across the globe, with 5.1
Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage
MAY 28, 2011
In his article, Schrage references a then recently published report, 2005: Money Isn’t Everything by the global management consulting firm Booz and Company. Customer demands for special features have generated enormous complexity. In turn, these factors have increased the competitive value of a fast and effective innovation engine.
A New Style of Work
JULY 24, 2011
Finally, there is blogging. I recently wrote about my complex relationship with blogging and the central role it now plays in my life. But the one constant is my weekly blog, which I have been writing since May of 2005. About a year ago I wrote a blog on the post retirement phase of my life. Next is access to people.
The OER Debate, In Full
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 8, 2011
It is a complex topic which incorporates multiple perspectives and questions in relation to commercial use of OER, for example: Should OER protect the future freedoms of users and creators or the resources themselves? Retrieved April 17, 2011, from LPMuds.net: George Reese Stallman, R. 2011). Let me explain further. 2003).
195 posts about MOOCs
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
AUGUST 8, 2011. Five Key Questions STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR | THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011. GEORGE SIEMENS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011.
Psychology and its national styles
AUGUST 7, 2011
An interesting paragraph from a 2005 article on the history of psychological concepts.
What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?
MARCH 3, 2015
The most thoughtful counter-argument I’ve seen is a 2011 MIT Technology Review article, The Singularity Isn’t Near , by Paul Allen.
A whiff of madness
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
For a short time, the scientific community was excited about the smell of schizophrenia. Integrating Remembering
“Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere
JANUARY 13, 2015
Even more complex are socio-technical systems, which involve people as well as technology. Challenge against the two best human Jeopardy!
[berkman] [2b2k] Michae Nielsen on the networking of science
OCTOBER 25, 2011
It was proposed by a grad student in 2005. Afterwards, Michael explained that Google developers use a complex ecology of libraries and services with huge numbers of dependencies.] Michael Nielsen is giving a Berkman talk on the networking of science. (It’s his first talk after his book Reinventing Discovery was published.).
[dpla] Amsterdam, Monday morning session
MAY 17, 2011
The Semantic Web people seemed to like complex “knowledge representation systems. TBL in 2005 critiqued that, saying tht should instead point to URI’s. But the machine stuff isn;t subtle enough to be able to solve all these complex problems. Jon Palfrey: The DPLA is ambitious and in the early stages. In the U.S.
The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy
JUNE 18, 2014
In April, 2005, NY Times columnist Tom Friedman published The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century.
The New Center for Global Enterprise
MAY 8, 2013
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
Saving tigers, social business and science
JANUARY 21, 2011
SEED Magazine] “Critical slowing” as a threshold approaches could be a signal for collapses in complex systems. When I worked with NPR back in 2005 the question was “How will social media affect us and what should we do?. Here are some of things I learned via Twitter this past week [ Friday's Finds ]. via @ViRAms.
Reflections on the Future of TV
AUGUST 26, 2014
Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy Then there is social media.
Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
In October 2011, a colleague sent me a link to this Canada Research Chair position at Royal Roads University. MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 increased attention to open and free sharing of educational course materials (see MIT, 2011). 2011). 2011, February). 2005). 2011). It has been outstanding.
From Outputs To Outcomes: Part 5: Measuring Customer Delight in Real Time: Social Media
MARCH 20, 2011
In 2005, the examples cited above could not have happened. Social media give us the possibility of conducting controlled experiments to tackle the complex challenge of delighting customers. Image via CrunchBase. Today the focus is on measuring customer delight in real time: social media. 1. Social media has changed everything.
Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
million left their jobs for one reason or another. “In 2011, for example, 47.5 The second problem is the complexity and cost of government.
Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
Working with George Siemens in 2004 and 2005, the learning theory known as Connectivism was developed, with the idea that learning takes place not just in an individual person but across a network of connections. Change 2011 - this was the longest course, at 30 weeks, running through the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2012.
The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: WIKILEAKS: President.
DECEMBER 13, 2010
The fact that established organizations between 1980 and 2005 produced no new net jobs for the US economy. That is the crux of the matter.
The future State?
JULY 18, 2013
There are a few of us with a complexity background in this and there are some common sessions although not as many as originally planned.
[2b2k] Erik Martin on Reddit and journalism
OCTOBER 10, 2013
JE: Reddit was purchased by Conde Nast and then spun off in 2011. EM: We started in 2005. When you start doing a more professional and complex design, you suddenly needing 10x more people, and then you need 10x the money…But subreddits can monkey with the CSS. Erik Martin is giving a talk at the Nieman Foundation. No spam.