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The connected company

Dave Gray

Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Why is the life expectancy of a company so low? And why is it dropping?

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking -  Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. Infographic) , March 5, 2011.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning apps. Rovy F.

Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees.

What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

The first was a survey we developed (and conducted by phone) of the organizational and IT management practices at major American companies.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia -  Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support -  Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling -  Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking -  Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. Just Jay

Will tablets take over enterprise work? More than half of large companies say yes

Ross Dawson

The rise of tablet computing, still less than a year now from when the iPad first become available, may significantly change that scenario.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

After all, when was the last time you were working on a single project, with a single project team, in the same building, or location, or even country?

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

Look no further. It’s that good! Welcome to the successful transformation from a content-centric organisation to a people-centric one!

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

That’s why I’m including this entry as part of the “Reflections from 2011″ series. What happened to me during 2011 then?

Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Jay Cross

June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. objections to social media in learning (and answers) -  Donald Clark Plan B , June 11, 2011. Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology -  Euen Semple , June 27, 2011. Connecting with Communities of Practice -  Harold Jarche , June 2, 2011. PKM Updated -  Harold Jarche , June 7, 2011.

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Why Steve Jobs’ resignation is a (relative) non-event as Apple becomes a living company

Ross Dawson

However things are very different today, when a far more mature Jobs, who has also now had experience guiding NEXT and Pixar, has been able to build a company that is far, far more than an execution arm for his vision. Is Apple now a ‘living company’ that truly transcends its founder and any individual in it?

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem.

I Have Seen the Future of Retail…

Andy McAfee

March 2011 article in the Los Angeles Times by Alena Semuels highlighted that the retail industry has been automating rapidly. in Chicago.

MacIT 2011, Lessons Learned

Adaptive Path

I had the privilege of attending the Macworld Expo MacIT 2011 conference, held here in San Francisco this weekend at the Moscone center. In all of that time, the light fixtures and water pipes in the building sat happily where they were, doing their jobs and meeting the needs of the company as nicely as the day they’d been installed.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Ross Dawson

As the pace of change in the business environment accelerates, the divergence in performance between companies is increasing. 2012: 12 Themes.

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To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

Today, towards the end of 2011, it still feels scrambled and unsolved. 2011 has not seen the level of reciprocity as I had hoped.

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

Adaptive Path

Experience maps have been becoming more prominent over the past few years. But I still see a dearth of quality references. model on steroids. The Lens.

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Network thinking

Harold Jarche

Emergence instead of predictability. Resilience and redundancy instead of rock stardom. Contributions before credentials. Diversity and divergence.

How to make money from crowdsourcing: A framework for Crowd Business Models

Ross Dawson

I think one of the most valuable aspects of our newly-launched book Getting Results From Crowds is the analysis of Crowd Business Models.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

journey that started back in 2001, but that it had its main roots well substantiated within the company for much longer. Are we there yet?

Social learning for business

Harold Jarche

Complex and creative work is what gives companies unique business advantages. Today, simple work is being automated (e.g. bank tellers).

So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?

Harold Jarche

Working smarter in the 21st century requires the integration of learning into the workflow. This makes business sense. InternetTime Work

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

Ross Dawson

Zeitgeist 2011. ZEITGEIST:2011. 1. It is traditional at the turn of the year to look forward at what is to come. ExaTrends of the Decade.

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Embracing change from both sides

Harold Jarche

These are designed to be not so large that failure would seriously damage the company. But the main challenge is what to do about them.

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Ask not what your company can do for you,?

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 21 January 2011 Ask not what your company can do for you,? Coffin. Klout.

Knowledge is the network

David Weinberger

I forked yesterday for the first time. I’m pretty thrilled. Not about the few lines of code that I posted. So we ask. In public. Thanks, Jeff

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Those skills that are hardly taught anymore when you are hired into a company and that, in most cases, are always treated, and considered, as a given.

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Exception handling is complex work

Harold Jarche

Tweet How is work different in a networked economy? Organizations do this all the time. Known Problems. Exceptions. It is now known. Narration of Work.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Let’s start first with the companies. Invoke Media (makers of Hootsuite ). Ryan Holmes et al are ahead of their time. Why not? Summify.

Broadband vs. Internet

Doc Searls

Most of us aren’t aware of this, but there is a concerted effort by telephone and cable company operators to re-frame the Internet as something they alone should provide, and to subordinate it both to the preservation of television and to the new “apps economy” that has arisen on smartphones. ” The U.S.

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How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Your students or employers are paying for the flight, and even if some company is paying for it, they're writing it off as tax deductions.

New Hire Practices

Harold Jarche

Some companies, like Zappos, will pay people ($2,000) to leave after onboarding, so that only motivated workers stay.

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

In fact, they shouldn’t at all! mean, that’s only half of the equation, isn’t it? And not just with the Social Web. Like Angry Birds.

A new social contract for creative work

Harold Jarche

He wonders if this is how the new economy will look for a while. Unfortunately, we still demand that people  have a job  soon after becoming adults.

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

Similarly, I could purchase a house for $500k that was a great value pre-2008 and is suddenly a terrible value in 2011. It is easy to duplicate.

Reflecting on my 2011

Jay Cross

The remainder of this post digs into posts, pictures, presentations, and what-not from my 2011. I’m mulling it over for the next few days.

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The Cloud Warning

Andy McAfee

The companies there, in other words, will go from having very little information technology (as is the case now) directly to embracing Cloud computing without ever going through the intermediary steps of mainframe-, mini-, client-server-, or PC-based computing. And a lack of legacy means a greater enthusiasm for the Cloud. Do you agree?

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

Particularly we focused on the implications of TalkWheel, Quora and Namesake. We see some of this dynamic when we run webinars and have chat.

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The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

…  I’ve heard the same from other companies, which should allay the fears that some corporate executives still harbor.&#. Tweet.