• BOB SUTTON  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogging] 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated
    'I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating -- a list of “Books Every Leader Should Read” on this Work Matters blog since 2011. These are books that have taught me much about people, teams, and organizations -- while at the same time -- provide useful guidance (if sometimes indirectly) about what it takes to lead well versus badly.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogging] becoming collectively smarter
    For me, it’s using writing, particularly here on my blog, to make sense of concepts, theories, experiences, and opinions related to my professional life. 'We are in the midst of a nano-bio-info-techno-cogno revolution. We had lots of time for our institutions to adapt. We have to become collectively smarter. From: finding perpetual beta.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blogging] The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 1
    Position in the future, not the present As I indicated in a couple of earlier blog posts here and here , strategies of position still matter, but I didn’t sufficiently emphasize that these new strategies need to focus on the most attractive and advantaged positions in future landscapes, not the current landscape. What do I mean by this?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blogging] knowledge is personal
    This is what many of us already do, with blogs and social media. read journals and news sources and, most importantly, I started my own blog. One day, after spending a lot of time on my blog, my wife asked how would I ever get any clients if I was giving away all my knowledge for free? 'Knowledge management, for me, is personal.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Blogging] [2b2k] The Harvard Business School Digital Initiative’s webby new blog
    'The Harvard Business School Digital Initiative [twitter: digHBS ] — led by none other than Berkman ‘s Dr. Colin Maclay — has launched its blog. The Digital Initiative is about helping HBS explore the many ways the Net is affecting (or not affecting) business. Colin is a dear friend.[2]). That’s my conscious decision.”
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Blogging] Brave new world
    Recent posts on my blog have been exploring alternatives ways of getting a quality business education outside of traditional business schools. 'Brave new world. I’ve been around new ways of working and learning for a long time, since 1995 to be exact. Do you believe in better? And are you, like me, a serial incompetent? Reality check.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blogging] How mega-landscaping might reshape the world
    The TED Blog asked Cantrell to talk to us about his ideas, how they would work, and how computational landscaping may change the relationship between human beings, machines, and nature. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. What is our current relationship to the natural environment, and how do you envision changing it? It’s basically a concrete channel.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blogging] Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
    known as ''Really Simple Syndication'', which was adopted by blog engines such as LiveJournal and Blogger. parallel standard, called Atom, was also used to support blog post syndication, and additionally defines a standard for uploading contents, including comments and new blog posts. Content was treated differently by Stallman.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Blogging] Peeragogy
    Give me a way to voice my opinions and show my personality, as on my blog. link to your blog and bookmarks, people in your network, links to documents you frequently share, members of your network. 'In his keynote presentation at Online Educa Berlin last week, Howard Rheingold emphasized co-learning. Peeragogy walks its talk.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Blogging] The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge
    I’ve been going every year since 2009 to cover the event on my blog.    Out of all the amazing speakers and discussions ,  I was lucky enough to sit down with Barb Newhouse, President & Chief Executive Officer. Bloomerang Blog. ALS Association and discuss the Ice Bucket Challenge. can’t do good research or do advocacy.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Blogging] The TED Gift Guide
    Curated by Ed Yong, of the incredible blog Not Exactly Rocket Science over at National Geographic. 'Buying gifts? It is HARD. Especially when so many gift guides offer up ideas for what to get your dad, co-worker or sister without taking into account what actually interests those specific people in your life. Gifts for travelers. lens !
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Blogging] My thoughts on tech and training
    Again, the full thoughts can be found on their blog. 'The eLearning Guild,  in queuing up interest in their Learning Solutions/Performance Ecosystem conference, asked for some thoughts on the role of technology and training. And, of course, I obliged. You can see them here. And that’s all too rare. technology
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Blogging] Context is Everything
    Blog Uncategorized bidwell eontext Inkling 'Cross posting Inkling.Com. was flying from Australia recently. awoke in the darkened plane not realising whether I had been asleep for five hours or five minutes. It is a very disorientating. This was not helpful! It struck me that context is incredibly important in order to make meaning.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
    [Blogging] Social media purist
    'I love blogging, have done if for years, and would do it whether anyone read my posts or not. But it is also partly how I get my work. The more people read my posts, the more they are aware of what I know and can do for them, the more work I am likely to get. However the idea that what I am doing is "content marketing" fills me with dread.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Lessons learning
    Expect more on those as I have a fair amount to writing to do as a result and this blog is a good place to test out ideas. 'I'm currently in Stockholm for the Adopting Agile workshop/think tank (it has flavours of both). This is event number four in the series and I joined for event three in Hillsborough last year.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Blogging] Organic Net Neutrality
    'I’ve started blogging at Ting.com , the only mobile access provider I actually like. Ting is paying me to blog there. I’ll tell you why in a moment. But first, here’s the opening of my first post : There are two types of Net Neutrality. Thanks, Seth! Now, why I like Ting. Someday!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Blogging] Friday’s favourites
    My current practice is to summarize what I have found on various social media platforms (Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, private channels) and create a blog post every two weeks. 'I wrote my first Friday Find in May, 2009. With Twitter, I use the ‘favourite’ function (star) to mark any tweets I wish to review for later. – page 6.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Blogging] Inspired by a TED Talk: In 6 drawings, how we can help refugees thrive
    She posted the images on her blog and on Twitter , and was thrilled to see friends reacting to them. 'Clarice Holt, a 26-year-old illustrator living in London , was looking for a way to give back. An illustration can be like Mary Poppins’ spoonful of sugar,” she says. She cleaned it all up using a Wacom tablet and her laptop.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Blogging] #OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson
    On another tab you find the blogs. created a course hub that aggregates their blogs. 'These are summary notes of the presentations at Online Educa Berlin, 2014. If the text uses the first person, it is the presenter speaking, not me. Aida Opoku-Mensah E-Learning Africa I''ve seen the impact of e-learning. billion in 2018. But wait.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blogging] Developing a thick skin
    Maybe they are tweeting or blogging on behalf of a large organisation which attracts public criticism and therefore attract a lot of online vitriol. '"That''s what I should expect if I stick my ideas out there onto the internet". This was my daughter''s mature reaction the other day when a group of people took exception to one of her tweets.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blogging] Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us
    It’s also posted at the MIT Center for Civic Media blog , from whom I have stolen this html-ized version. 'This is a liveblog of Micah Sifry’s book talk hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. It is not a perfect transcript of the event. and me. Kate Krontiris: Why did you write this book?
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blogging] How to take great photos—even on your cell phone
    This post originally ran on the TED-Ed Blog. 'Taking great photos isn’t just about having a nice camera. m a firm believer that good photography comes from smart photographers who think creatively and know how to make the most of what they’ve got—whether they’re working with fancy DSLR or an iPhone. And that’s the worst. Light is king.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blogging] 3652 days
    Apart from the blog posts there were two memorable occasions when we were featured in the mainstream press. 'Mind Hacks is exactly 10 years old today. Here’s the first post where Matt announced that the book had started shipping. posts a day, every day, for the last 10 years. Both were fittingly, slightly unusual.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
    [Blogging] Huge Black Friday Tab Sale
    Radio World :: Blog – Looking at LPFM. Uber removed blog post from data science team that examined link between prostitution and rides | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Chris O’Brien. https://ioptconsulting.com/blog/. 'I’ll compress, copy edit and annotate after I drive to Los Angeles today. Meanwhile, dig. perma.cc.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blogging] TV is dying
    Alfie Deyes (see my blog piece on Alfie ) has topped The Sunday Times Bestseller Book lists for weeks, appears on the Band Aid single (even though he’s never sung a note) and has a global reach that put most stars to shame. His Pointless Blog, on YouTube, has 3 million subscribers and over 136 million views. It will not disappear.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blogging] The wrong sort of discussion
    Link: Simone Schnall’s comments in full: blog , video. 'The Times Higher Education has an article on post-publication peer review, and whether it will survive legal challenges. Coupled, perhaps, with a lack of faith in other people to understand – let alone run – psychological research. 2012). doi:10.1016/j.tics.2012.08.001.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] How Not to Tweet if You’re a Television Station
    Dan''s Related Posts: A Twitter Conversation With Myself About Culture and Cetaceans Video Review of Drucker Forum 2013 Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits) Don’t Simply Follow on Twitter, You Should Spend Time Reviewing. ” Really? Poorly word?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] [siu] Accessing content
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'Alex Hodgson of ReadCube is leading a panel called “Accessing Content: New Thinking and New Business Models or Accessing Research Literature” at the Shaking It Up conference. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] [siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'It’s the first panel of the morning at Shaking It Up. Six men from six companies give brief overviews of their products. The session is led by Courtney Soderberg from the. Center for Open Science , which sounds great. Six panelists means that I won’t be able to keep up. Getting things wrong. Missing points.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] [siu] Geoff Bilder on getting the scholarly cyberinfrastructure right
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'I’m at “ Shaking It Up: How to thrive in — and change — the research ecosystem ,” an event co-sponsored by Digital Science , Microsoft, Harvard, and MIT. I think, based on little, that Digital Science is the primary instigator.) of strategic initiatives at CrossRef. Getting things wrong.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] Tops Bestseller lists, global media superstar, on Band Aid single (but can’t sing) & you’ve probably never heard of him
    Pointless Blog Alfie’s a phenomenon – and I use that word pointedly. His Pointless Blog , on YouTube, has 3 million subscribers and over 136 million views. Far from pointless But here’s the thing, his Pointless Blog is far from pointless. Yet you’ve probably never heard of him. Alfie Deyes is his name and YouTube’s his game.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] A return to ritual dissent
    Questions like this are always welcome by the way, and I am happy to use this blog to post responses. 'One of the most popular methods I ever created is ritual dissent. By happy coincidence it is also one of the most effective. suppose I should add a smily face to that comment but maybe not. Questions and my responses. Musings
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blogging] Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits
    This post was cross-posted from the Knight Foundation Blog and written by  Jessica Hodder who is the  digital communications associate for Knight Foundation. 'Community Block Party attendees check out participating nonprofit organizations during the event. Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation. Note from Beth: It’s Giving Day Season!
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blogging] The house is a witness: A TED Fellow makes art from the rubble of her homes lost to war
    Here, she tells the TED Blog the story of her journey into her family’s past to retrieve the broken pieces, in the hope that art can transmute conflict and suffering into peace. 'Zena el Khalil poses in the midst of her new exhibit, which makes the rubble of her mother and father’s destroyed homes in Lebanon into art. Yes, it was.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Blogging] Understanding the New Power of the Collaborative Economy for Social Good Sector
    'My colleague, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans have just published an important piece over on the Harvard Business School blog called “ Understanding the New Power ” that gives us a great high level analysis of how  collaborative economy is operating in the social good sector. It is held by few. It downloads, and it captures.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blogging] Kyudo Learning – Alternative, Unaccredited, Attractive?
    If you can provide a portfolio of evidence of learning – and that can now include blog posts, videos, contributions to online conversations and so on – then you can claim academic credit for it. But that’s a whole other blog post. Why not? But copying the curriculum, expert-led model that dominates? No thanks. What’s that? Attractive.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blogging] A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness
    The causes organize trips and educational opportunities for the moms to blog about. 'Click To Purchase Now. Today is the official launch of Allison Fine’s new book, Matterness. We recently had a delightful email interview about some of the ideas and themes from the book. You can get your copy now by clicking here. BK: I’m going walking.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd
    Read Sector Blogs That Cover Data: If you want to stay current on data in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector,  the best place to go is Lucy Bernholz’s Philanthropy 2173 Blog. 'Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Inspiration for Working Out Loud
    My own working out loud on this blog has resulted in speaking opportunities and meeting interesting clients. ” Initial inspiration for PKM came from Lilia Efimova , whose blog was a view on her doctoral research into knowledge-sharing. owe everything to my blog and the ability to participate out loud in a worldwide network.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogging] The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition
    blog posts of all time. 'Note from Beth: Last week I was in New Orleans for the National Assembly of State Arts Councils meeting.    I facilitated a peer session with Public Information Officers and a Mini-Workshop on managing and measuring a social media presence. Go get your free template right now so you are ahead of the curve for 2015.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogging] The business of business education
    This set of blog posts for Work Out Loud Week , 17 – 24 November 2014 #wolweek, starts with a few thoughts on business education. '“Education is an investment in the future”. Traditional business education, functional and hierarchical (me expert, you student) is no longer fit-for-purpose, if ever it was. Or paying bonuses.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    [Blogging] A mobster’s daughter wants to talk to teens about guns. A young reporter finds out why
    So he said, “Let’s just do this every day and devote a blog to it.” We’re launching a news blog in December, which is just gun news. 'Journalist Jennifer Mascia (left) wrote “The Gun Report” for The New York Times. Here, she is interviewed by 11th grade youth reporter, Olivia Shaw (right). It was like a time machine.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Blogging] Two guys and an X: A road trip to visit 32 TEDx’ers
    Only Mook and Garguilo’s journey, documented on the blog TwoGuysandanX.com , had a greater purpose: they visited 32 TEDx organizers in 15 cities on their journey, under the loving guidance of Google Maps.  . 'Nate Mook and Steve Garguilo visit Buzludzha, an abandoned communist monument in Bulgaria. With their big red x. By Jenny Groza.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Blogging] Klaatu barada nikto
    No blog posts for months and then two appear in as many days. '“ Klaatu : You have faith, Professor Barnhardt? Barnhardt : It isn’t faith that makes good science, Mr. Klaatu, it’s curiosity. Sit down, please. There are several thousand questions I’d like to ask you.” ” *. Two things struck me. Complex?
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Blogging] Let It Go
    So when Stuart Snelling (@stuart_snelling) wrote his blog post reflecting on the conference and called it Let it go , I momentarily blushed. 'Let it go. “Novelty … it’s as old as the hills” I spotted the opening quote to this post in the subtitles accompanying Marcel Carné’s film, Les Enfants du Paradis. swipe at hype.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Blogging] The Rise and Potential Fall of the Talent Economy
    As Martin notes in a related HBR blog , there are actually two different economies, the real economy and the capital markets.  'Roger Martin is a professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where he was Dean from 1998 to 2013.  In short, in increasing numbers, leading companies were depending on talent.”.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Blogging] How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?
    This hubspot blog post shares some tips on how to craft the perfect social media post across three platforms. 'Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” For example, Instagram is more popular among the younger set (18-44).
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Blogging] A Reading List
    'I thought I’d assemble a reading list of blog posts and other stuff I’ve written or said recently, for Andreas Weigend ‘s Social Data Revolution class at the UC Berkeley School of Information , in which I participated a few days ago. All this is stuff published roughly since The Intention Economy came out: From this blog —.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Blogging] Annotated Tab Pile
    Broadcast Law Blog. Akamai PLXsert’s Q3 2014 State of the Internet Report – The Akamai Blog. '  Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? Talk Video | TED.com. Good talk. What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? – NYTimes.com. At one level, yeah. But age also kills 100% of its victims. Of course. Trust me.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Blogging] The Top 30 Charity Social CEOS
    If you blog, then link to that and update regularly. 'Click to see full infographic. In 2013, Zoe Amar and Matt Collins, digital strategy consultants for nonprofits, started the “ Social CEOs Award ” after being inspired  by LinkedIn’s top 30 social CEOs list. Here’s my favorite: It’s that time of year again. Enjoy.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Blogging] The Blogosphere lives!
    'There was a reason we used that ridiculous word to refer to the loose collection of bloggers: Back in the early 2000s, we were reading one another’s blogs, responding to them, and linking to them. Blogging was a conversational form made solid by links. But… Blogs are — or at least were — different.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Blogging] A rugged, mobile wifi device brings the web to schools in Africa and beyond
    Here, Juliana Rotich — a TED Fellow and founding member of Ushahidi — tells the TED Blog that BRCK is now looking for new ways the technology can be applied, and shifting focus from hardware to community action. 'Now that BRCK has launched, Ushahidi is turning its attention to where it will be best put to use — in schools.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Of sandbanks and granite cliffs
    'It was good to see the strategy workshop picked up by Ian Thorpe in his blog and he beat me to publishing the final overview of the process (see below). Later today I have a keynote to give where I intend to focus on narrative forms of knowing, but more on that tomorrow. If you want a metaphor for this then think of a map.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities
    As a trainer and subject matter expert, I fight a big battle when designing a workshop.    Balancing  the amount of content delivery with exercises and right sizing given the available time for the workshop. The learning objectives for the workshop  were two fold: Participants understand best practices and how to apply. Here are some tips.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Why individuals need to be self-managed learners – and how to build the new skills
    'In my previous blog post I talked about why ORGANISATIONS need self-managed learners, so in this post I want to look at why INDIVIDUALS need to be self-managed learners. The world is changing fast, and this is having an impact on the world of work. So, for instance, there is no such thing as a job for […]. Social learning
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Why individuals need to be self-managed learners – and how to build the new skills
    'In my previous blog post I talked about why ORGANISATIONS need self-managed learners, so in this post I want to look at why INDIVIDUALS need to be self-managed learners. The world is changing fast, and this is having an impact on the world of work. So, for instance, there is no such thing as a job for […]. Social learning
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Blogging] [liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business
    ” NOTE: Live-blogging. ” They have an engineering blog called Code as Craft , and a Code as Craft initiative that employs generative learning practices: open workshops at which they invite their heroes, and livestreaming them. Some of buffer’s practices for generative transpaarency: open blog. engineering blog.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Blogging] 10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns
    The StartSomeGood Blog , a crowd-funding platform, organizes crowdfunding stories into different types: The Issue Story: This story talks about the field or fields within which you work and how your project solves a larger social issue. My trick for helping participants avoid a food coma is to get the audience moving ). People. Objective.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Blogging] Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
    Then a few days after posting my blog , I got an e-mail from John Dearie , Senior VP at the Financial Services Forum.  'A few weeks ago I wrote about a surprising paradox I’d just learned about at a conference : Entrepreneurship has never been easier, but entrepreneurship is on the decline.  The startup rate was 12.0% million people.  and 9.1%
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Blogging] 6 Fun Icebreakers for Nonprofit Training Sessions
    I have a repertoire of icebreakers and always like to discover new ones.    I noticed that Jen Bokoff from the Foundation Center was re-tweeted a photo of an icebreaker she used at her conference session on facilitation techniques.    She kindly offered to cross post her blog post about icebreakers here. Icebreakers Can Be Fun! Helen J.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014
    [Blogging] Companies and Movements
    Before I develop the reasoning for this, let me step back and quickly re-cap the definition of movement that I offered in my earlier blog posting. 'On Labor Day, I posted about movements and the foundations for successful movements.    Many of the executives that I work with me gave me quizzical looks. Good questions.  
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blogging] For my.EDU friends: Here's How Venture Capital Works
    Aral Balkan recently blogged about his experience with a new social media platform called Ello. An April, 2014 post by CB Insights noted that investments in education technology hit a record high in Q1 2014 as investors poured more than $559 million across 103 deals in the first three months of this year. It’s called an exit plan.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
    [Blogging] Mind Hacks – Live!
    will be like the blog, but live, and with less scrolling. 'At the end of November, we’ll be celebrating 10 years of Mind Hacks, and we’re putting on a live event in London to celebrate. You are cordially invited. Mind Hacks – Live! which will be like having the event inside a Victorian display case of science.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Blogging] Ordinary people in an extraordinary moment: Portraits of the men + women caught up in revolution in Ukraine
    As events continue to unfold after Ukraine’s parliamentary elections last Sunday, Taylor-Lind tells the TED Blog about her experiences during those harrowing days. 'TED Fellow Anastasia Taylor-Lind on the other side of the camera in Ukraine. Photo: Alexander Checkmenev. Why  were you in Kiev during the protests? Serhiy, 19. Eugene, 22.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Blogging] TED Talk data visualized as a flow of words and a sphere of connections
    We’ll share new experiences from Ortiz on the TED Blog. 'This interactive graph shows the most popular words in TED Talk descriptions over time. Click on the image to explore the visualization. Created by: Santiago Ortiz. At first glance, the image above may look like an artistic tangle of worms. A sphere] is a good metaphor,” he says.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Blogging] Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging
    'It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. The original blog was on the book website, but a couple of years later I moved it to this domain, rossdawsonblog.com. So what are some of the things I have learned from 12 years of blogging? Enterprise 2.0
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Blogging] What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)
    In the process, I’ve used roughly any tool I can get my hands on, including Second Life, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Netvibes, blogs, Wikispaces, Diigo, and so on. These artifacts can be images, audio, video, simulations, blog posts, or any other resource that can be created and shared with other learners. It’s chaos.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Blogging] 8 smart strategies TEDx organizers use to find great speakers
    To read in-depth interviews with these 10 experienced organizers on the ins and outs of finding speakers, head to the TEDx Innovations Blog ». 'Talks on science, space and dung beetles. Talks on philosophy, medicine and folding paper towels. We asked 10 TEDx organizers to share the process behind sourcing great speakers and great talks.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Blogging] What is the future of robots in human society?
    Ishiguro’s work for many years, first writing about him on this blog in 2006 in a post Being in two places at the same time when he launched his first Geminoid robot. 'Last week I was delighted to speak alongside Prof. have followed Prof. Below is a video of more recent versions of his Geminoid robots that duplicate real humans.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Blogging] [liveblog] Christine Borgmann
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'Christine Borgman , chair of Info Studies at UCLA, and author of the essential Scholarship in the Digital Age , is giving a talk on The Knowledge Infrastructure of Astronomy. Her new book is Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World , but you’ll have to wait until January. The team site.).
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Blogging] Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work
    His remarks are on the Ventures Foundation blog and can also be found in his book, Grassroots Philanthropy.    (Gabriel Kasper from Monitor Institute keynoted the main conference discussing “ What’s Next for Community Philanthropy ” which embodies many of these themes and provides tools for community foundations to tackle them).
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Blogging] The power of words
    '"Oh yes, blogging. That is just people sharing their opinion.". Opinions matter, ideas matter, sharing them matters. Why should only experts or journalists get to shape our thinking? We have outsourced our thinking to professionals for too long.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] And here I stand
    then realised that I had neglected the blog (too much work, too much travel) so decided to post it here without alternation. My blog post on Meg Wheatley's latest book illustrates my concern. related blog pos t discusses this in general. Best I said to get that out in the open now. In fact I hope they do. My response.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Blogging] Tab Sale. Pay with attention. Save your cash.
    Broadcast Law Blog. Internet Talk Radio – w3w3® – Free Podcast, Blog, Business Interviews. 'I was going to sort these into an outline; but I don’t have the time or the energy. had some reason for keeping all of them open for awhile, though. Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Blogging] Every thing has a face, and vice versa
    'That line came to me a few minutes ago, as I looked and read through the latest photographic blog posts by Stephen Lewis in his blog, Bubkes ). My old blog , on which I wrote from 1999-2007, survives by the grace of a friend, and its blogroll is a near-cemetery of rotting links. synonym might be to meet , or  to confront. We
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Blogging] Guided hike across the Glyders
    'As Dave mentioned in his blog post about Small Countries , there will be a guided hike across the Glyders on the 26th October, starting 10:30 at Ogwen Cottage. Paid parking there or free parking along the road to the east). The i nitial walk is open to all, and requires no more than trainers / sneakers and the usual rain jackets etc.;
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Blogging] Giant Zero Journalism, cont’d
    'While doing research on another topic, I ran across this post  by Amy Gahran  ( @agahran ) in Poynter , riffing off a March 2007 post on my old blog titled Giant Zero Journalism. People don’t click onto the New York Times to read blogs. It’s not what happens with blogging, or with citizen journalism. Remember them?
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Blogging] 10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York
    But: Thanks to speaker Ben Wellington, who first posted this data on his blog, the city also shows that it can self-correct. 'New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town! Here’s one of my favorite images of it, created by George Schlegel lithographers in 1873, while the Brooklyn Bridge was under construction. Image: Wikipedia.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Blogging] #IFC2014 International Fundraising Congress: Inspire, Connect, Transform
    good summary of my talk can be found in this blog post from Civil Society Fundraising and this summary. 'Source: Pamela Sutton-Legaud. I’m just back from a trip to Europe where I  was part of the opening plenary at this year’s International Fundraising Congress outside of Amsterdam. social change fighter ! On a bike! Conferences
  • JAY CROSS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
    [Blogging] Top Ten Articles on Working Smarter
    When I write on my personal blog (which is reasonably popular) an article will get roughly 5,000-10,000 views. 'Ten important posts on working smarter. Our algorithms highlighted them as the most popular this year. Find the most important articles daily at [link]. DAWN OF LEARNING. MAY 16, 2014. ‘ . And this is a high-stakes issue.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Blogging] Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community
    Fabiano Serfaty wrote about his TEDGlobal experience through his blog for Veja magazine. And if you too have blogged about watching TED Live or going to the conference — share a link in the comments! 'TEDGlobal 2014 brought our conference to the tropics. ” Photo: Ryan Lash. The chance to reflect on the experience.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Blogging] Want to learn how to give a great talk? Chris Anderson is writing the official TED guide to public speaking
    There was no one spark for writing this book—it’s more like a long-smoldering fire that’s now ready to break out,” he told the TED Blog. 'In the upcoming book “Talk This Way! The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” our curator Chris Anderson will give insights on what makes a talk great. Photo: James Duncan Davidson.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014
    [Blogging] Sharing pointedly or broadly
    The limitations mean that more lengthy discussions typically are conveyed via… Formats supporting unlimited text, including thoughtful reflections, updates on thinking, and more tend to be conveyed via email or blog posts. The point was characterizing social media in terms of their particular mechanisms of distribution. What say you?
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Blogging] Signal to noise
    Instead I chose to write this blog post. 'I am sitting opposite a city gent who has obviously just had a cigarette before joining the train. The smell is overpowering and I was tempted to write one of those witty observational tweets you see so often during commuting time. found myself thinking "Is this it? On my phone.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Blogging] Musings of a male granny: This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids
    Now that the school year is underway, the TED Prize Blog  checked in with one of our male grannies to ask about his experience mentoring kids through the Granny Cloud. 'Kids at a school in India gather around a computer as David Swancott leads a School in the Cloud session. But don’t let the name fool you. Once a teacher, always a teacher.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Blogging] In Honour of Ada Lovelace
    When Claire –  our eldest of three children – asked me one day if she could have her own blog, given she saw ‘ Daddio ’ doing it on a ‘more-than-regular-basis’, the answer was rather obvious. She was eight years old in September of 2011 and part of the reason for wanting a blog was due to starting a new school, in a new city.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Blogging] Back at the beginning
    wrote about one manifestation of power dynamics in this old blog post, Dead Man Working. That’s for the next blog post '“Business education as inclusive, community-led, personalised, self-determined, just-in-time, and on-the-go.” And that was what my PhD was about. I’ve written often about both those things.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014
    [Blogging] Closed Tab Clearance Sale
    Sirius XM Radio (Guest Blog Post). Beyond the first mile: where your Internet comes from | OECD Insights Blog. Internet traffic exchange: 2 billion users and it’s done on a handshake | OECD Insights Blog. Dave on How It’s Done, and…   20 years of blogging. Introducing Tweet-a-Program—Wolfram Blog.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Blogging] Video: Parent by parent, rebuilding trust in vaccination in Pakistan
    He tells the Fellows blog about Pakistan’s polio crisis and how he approached the subject. ” This piece first ran on the TED Fellows blog ». 'Last year it was revealed that the CIA ran a fake vaccination campaign as cover to hunt for Bin Laden. The point: to encourage them to get their children back home vaccinated.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Blogging] Just-in-time, on-the-go business education for all?
    In the meantime, I shall carry on blogging about what I think an alternative quality business education for all might look like. I’ve set up a new Twitter account for these blog posts – @BizEd4All. markcatchlove @SimonHeath1 @BenMunn. Tom Ball (@tomball2) September 29, 2014. Flexible learning. Community-led approach.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Blogging] 8 Reasons Why Bad Trainings Happen to Good Nonprofits
    You can find the presentation here and accompanying blog post, How To Think Like A Nonprofit Instructional Designer. Over on the SalsaLabs blog, they are doing a series on designing nonprofit tech training and I discovered this excellent rewrite of my post. Reasons Why Bad Trainings Happen to Good Nonprofits by Salsa Labs. Break time?
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Blogging] A network visualization that may help people in India get better eye care
    Read more about this collaboration on the TED Fellows Blog ». 'What happens when TED Fellows converge? They cross-pollinate their unconventional approaches to help each other achieve big objectives. MAPPR is a cloud-based tool that makes creating network visualizations an easy task.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014
    [Blogging] Innovation in open online courses
    As such, learners will be encouraged to participate in roughly any space they would like: blogs, facebook, twitter, edX discussion forums, etc. Matt Crosslin – lead designer on DALMOOC – has been blogging on the design decisions we have made throughout the course. His blog is a great resource. Persistence.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Meanwhile, in the Exciting World of Adaptive Path Events…
    We are feeling especially warm and fuzzy today, so we are offering a 15% discount with the code: BLOG for both of these events. '2014 has been quite a busy year for Adaptive Path Events! Starting with MX in SF, continuing on to UXI in Dublin, Experience Mapping in Austin, Seattle and Chicago, and most recently, coming home for UX Week!
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Save the whales (and the humans too): A recap of TED Fellows Session 1 at TEDGlobal 2014
    'The TED Fellows gave a lively session of talks at TEDGlobal. Midway through, filmmaker and butcher Bassim Tariq gets a standing ovation. Photo: Ryan Lash. It’s time for TED Fellows Talks, the Rio edition! Twenty TED Fellows and Senior Fellows opened the conference in the stunning Golden Room of the Copacabana Palace Hotel. But why?
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Behind the scenes: Setting up for TEDGlobal 2014
    Stay tuned to the TED Blog for detailed coverage of TEDGlobal 2014. 'Rehearsals are done; attendees have arrived. TEDGlobal 2014: South! is in full effect in Rio de Janeiro, with mainstage talks starting tomorrow morning. Here’s what it took to get there. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] TEDGlobal begins! Speakers share thoughts and snaps on Twitter and Instagram
    As we start to cover this conference here on the TED Blog ,  on Twitter  and on Instagram , here’s a look at what speakers are sharing online — to bring you backstage with them. 'A first look at the beachside theater, built especially for TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED. TEDGlobal 2014 has officially begun!
  • TED  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Blogging] Street art from election waste in Rio de Janeiro
    This post originally ran on the TED Fellows Blog. 'Mundano’s “Lixeira Eleitoral” (“Election Waste”) installation in Rio di Janeiro’s bustling Largo da Carioca neighborhood. Photo: Mundano. In a race between more than 10 candidates, President Dilma Rousseff emerged as the front-runner , taking 41.5% of the vote. They will all go to a landfill.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Blogging] Another small step
    This is why, no matter how small the chance of massive change happening as a result of writing your blog post, one thing is for sure. 'I often wonder what difference writing posts on social platforms can make. Is it just self indulgent shouting into the wind? It felt like he was doing them to us. We were victims - and acted like it.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014
    [Blogging] Spike activity 05-10-2014
    Great piece from Daniel Lakens blog. 'Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Dropping science: neuroscientists throw down epic / excruciating rap battle on Twitter. Bring the line noise. The New Yorker has an interesting piece on the neuroscientific legacy of the Vietnam War. On the science of sensory deprivation. Not so fast.
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