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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?

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.

My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”

Dan Pontefract

The title of the talk was “ How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing ” and you can watch it in its entirety below.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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!

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?

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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Non-physical assets comprise about 80 percent of the value of Standard & Poor’s 500 US companies in leading industries. Social learning.

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

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.

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.

My Scariest Graph

Andy McAfee

Recessions force companies to take a hard look at themselves and learn what they can do without. ’ Here’s mine.

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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.

The Smart Worker : needs immediate access to solutions to performance problems

Jane Hart

Jeff Bullas pointed out in  How the iPad is changing our lives , that. And they certainly never mention the LMS!

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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.

The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job

Jane Hart

We expect this number to grow to close to 60% in 2011 as frustrated workers work around IT to self-provision technology”. Smart Worker

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

The address book on my computer lists 1162 cards, including a growing number of dead people, dead companies, and dead numbers from live companies.

5 Warning Signs to Watch for at Apple - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Adam Lashinsky: Inside Apple: How Americas Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works. How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters. Price: The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company. P. M. Malone: Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the Worlds Greatest Company. Search.

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.

Open Learning Analytics: A proposal

George Siemens

Many of the companies that serve the higher education market– including Sungard, Blackboard, and Pearson – are already heavily committed to analytics.