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The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the Spring of 2005 the company was getting ready to launch a major blogging initiative to encourage its employee s to participate in the rapidly growing blogosphere. I posted my first blog on May 16, 2005. I have been blogging now, week-in, week-out, since May of 2005. I started blogging at the urging of colleagues at IBM.

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.


innovation in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Complexity ConnectedEnterprise Learning WorkOur social networks can help us increase our awareness of new ideas.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first learned about design thinking during a 2005 visit to the Olin College of Engineering. Let me explain. the credit card, iTunes, etc.).

Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These have enabled them to analyze and predict the behavior of our highly complex physical systems under widely different conditions.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: What is Web 2.0?

John Hagel

Read More] Tracked on September 26, 2005 at 10:31 AM » Web 2.0 Read More] Tracked on October 03, 2005 at 09:42 AM » ???? - ?WEB2.0??????

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Dubai - Global Talent Magnet

John Hagel

Extraordinary resort complexes continue to rise along the beaches of Dubai. Dont Count On It. Far from it. Dubailand, of course, will be bigger.

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their answer, as is often the case with such complex questions, is that both sides are right. There are, however, different views.

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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As this 2005 IBM study noted: “The nature of competition - increasingly intense, global and unpredictable - requires strength across the board.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Fragility of Globalization

John Hagel

He has a new article entitled "Sinking Globalization" (available only by purchase online) in the March/April 2005 issue of Foreign Affairs.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice

John Hagel

The best products are the ones that slowly reveal complexity as you use them. Dont Count On It. I just hate products that arent built for users.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By 2005, the have-mores Index had increased by a factor of 1.7, But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ?

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There Is No Remaining Doubt

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

BBC News , Feb 17, 2005 The Times of London , Feb 18, 2005 "The debate about whether there is a global warming signal now is over, at least for rational people," said Tim Barnett, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. So writes a normally rational correspondant I have known for a long time. C-5.8°C

“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.

Global Warming and the Future

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

People who do not treat this as a complex long-term problem endanger not only themselves but also the others they come into contact with. Eric write, It seems so strange/absurd, though, that most Newstrolls regulars never could "get it" despite all the evidence of the global warming urgency posted here over the years. Which beings us to.

Representing Events, Representing Knowledge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In particular, I would like to observe that while events are complex entities, practice thus far has tended to represent them in single self-contained documents. A *complex* event consists of a collection of simple events. Complex events obtain their structure by referencing simple events to each other. Findability counts."


The Best Days of Hockey

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The point here is that this change reduced the complexity of the gamed, eliminates the nuance that an offensive strategy can 9and should have). Sheesh, why don't they just convert hockey into basketball and be done with it. Scording goals isn't supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be hard. No more ties - shootouts! Oh, you don't like ties?


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In other words, every entity in a discussion forum would look like this: My first Post This is my first post [link] Anything over and above this basic forumation is not only needless complexity , it is in addition redundant and hence increases the possibility of error. Why does metadata frustrate me? Let me explain what I mean. Still.


Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

It is a world of entangled, complex processes, not content. 2005). 2005). 2005). stocks to flows – my take on learning stocks and flows (2005): If learning is conversation, then online conversations are the essential component of [.] Yes, learning is conversation (2005). [.] via Harald Jarche) [.]

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Dupes, Subs and Atom

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But, you know, the more we wait for Atom, the more complex Atom becomes, the more it solve problems via 'requirements' rather than enablements, the less happy I become. Regarding Tim Bray, Why We Need Atom Now Before commenting, let me first note that I am officially agnostic with respect to Atom. Duplicates I too am plagued with duplicates.

What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I believe that in the end, it comes down to which of two major forces will prevail over time - exponential growth or complexity brake. .

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation remains a subject in need of serious attention, especially given the emergence of our highly complex and unpredictable digital economy.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

MOOC on complexity JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. MOOC on complexity. Complexity Learning Community MOOCsPage 1 of 2.

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“Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI-based tools are enhancing our own cognitive powers, helping us process vast amounts of information and make ever more complex decisions.

Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All-in-all, executives feel that their companies are, at best, about one-quarter of the way toward their digital business objectives.

Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his 2005 book, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology , - author and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicte d that exponential advances in technology, would lead to what he calls The Law of Accelerating Returns. Evolution essentially took off in a different direction, leading to the development of all kinds of complex life forms.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

" In order to help formulate a research agenda on complex systems, the workshop first focused on three different kinds of important problems.

Complex Organizational Systems: Some Common Principles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Following Vest’s keynote, I participated in a panel on Critical Issues and Grand Challenges , in which we discussed the kinds of complex and exciting societal challenges Chuck told us are needed to inject excitement into engineering. I was the last speaker in the panel, and talked about complex organizational systems. Only 4.5

Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Not so today. Few paid much attention to these allegations. Second: “.

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since 2005 the production of college graduates has once more accelerated and is reflected in a somewhat slower growth in the college wage premium. .

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 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.

moving to social learning

Harold Jarche

The essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of 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.

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.

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

Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Complex dynamic systems. Complexity theory - scientists seek patterns and relations within systems. Algar 2005 p. Why is this?

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Charles Jennings

My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. 70:20:10 Model The 70:20:10 model is used to extend learning into the workflow.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With complex films or series, I often rely on comments and reviews to better understand their storylines and characters. I am not alone.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

A recent study by two prominent economists concludes that about 94% of the net job growth in the US from 2005 to 2015 was in temporary work that would broadly be considered within the gig economy. The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. So, what is the “gig economy”? Routine tasks.