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The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Harold Jarche

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

Luis Suarez

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!

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In Defense of the Evidence

Adaptive Path

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.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

But is having a bigger amygdala better? Actually the data about having a larger vs. smaller amygdala is still unclear.

Some notes on Bureaucracy

Harold Jarche

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

Harold Jarche

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

George Siemens

Single source doesn’t work as complexity intensifies). Now that it’s explicit, we can analyze it. Conference themes. And society.

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Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. 

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A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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 George Reese Stallman, R. 2011). Let me explain further. 2003).

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross


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Psychology and its national styles

Mind Hacks

An interesting paragraph from a 2005 article on the history of psychological concepts.

A whiff of madness

Mind Hacks

For a short time, the scientific community was excited about the smell of schizophrenia. Integrating Remembering

What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The most thoughtful counter-argument I’ve seen is a 2011 MIT Technology Review article, The Singularity Isn’t Near , by  Paul Allen.  

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“Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

David Weinberger

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

David Weinberger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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Saving tigers, social business and science

Harold Jarche

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.

Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

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

Steve Denning

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.

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. 

Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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.

Steve Denning

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?

Dave Snowden

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

David Weinberger

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.