• DAN PONTEFRACT  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Blogging] Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation
    Wikis, blogs, microblogging, video-sharing are all very important aspects of an organization’s culture. 'The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. The results can be found below: 1. What are the challenges ahead? repeat).  .
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Blogging] Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings
    The crowd-funding campaign I ran for the Dalai Lama Foundation got a shout-out on @kanter ‘s blog today! They provided them with materials to help them reach out to their networks, including sample status updates, tweets, newsletter blurbs, and blog posts. link]. Brian Rusch (@alohalife) March 25, 2015. Robust marketing plan.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Blogging] The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action
    Pete Forsyth, Wiki Strategies (See also his blog post with resources for this panel at [link] ) In the past we''ve been saying that it''s important to the field of OER to improve content. 'Summary of a panel at the Hewlette Grantees'' Conference. Errors are again my own. But really, it''s about teaching and learning. They need this support.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Blogging] Because freedom matters
    Most were from people I know, most of whom were well-known bloggers a decade ago, when blogging was still hot s**t. also hate that nearly all the readers all of us ever had on our own blogs are now here. Sixty-eight likes and dozens of comments followed. Some were funny (“You’re not?”). ”). He was correct.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Blogging] The most important event, ever
    Note: Another version of this post appeared first on the ProjectVRM blog. 'IIW XX, the 20th Internet Identity Workshop, comes at a critical inflection point in the history of VRM: Vendor Relationship Management , the only business movement working toward giving you both. independence from the silos and walled gardens of the world; and.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [Blogging] [shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.” ” Farnaz writes for the Wall Street Journal. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Are we?
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
    [Blogging] Mind Hacks excerpts x 2
    'This month, Business Insider have republished a couple of chapters from Mind Hacks the book (in case you missed it, back before the blog, Mind Hacks was a book, 101 do-it-at-home psychology experiences ). The excerpts are: 1. Steven Pinker covers the same advice in his new book The Sense of Style (2014). books
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
    [Blogging] Wish fulfilment?
    There are good folks in there trying to bring about change but the question I posed on my blog ten years ago is sadly still relevant. 'I was reminded again over the weekend of the £25Bn pounds that were spent on the NHS patient records system - to deliver NOTHING. Something like 50 percent of IT projects fail.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [Blogging] A blast from the independent past
    'I just ran across a post (below) on my old blog from Tuesday, July 12, 2005 : a few months less than ten years ago. Note that what I wrote on the old blog was outlines. To me the latter is not “the essence of blogging.” Right now,  according to Technorati , the item has been blogged about sixteen times.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015
    [Blogging] Tools & Process v Networked Human Judgement
    PS - For anyone who posts a comment to this blog, pls note that I will be away from the office enjoying a spring break holiday with my family. 'Late in April, Gary Wong and I will be delivering our complexity and safety training course in Houston. This proliferation of tools together with an ordered approach is also impacting safety.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Blogging] BBC’s Micro Bit gadget is bizarrely misguided
    Gadgetry is not computing Emma Mulqueeny’s infamous blog post " 7 reasons why the Year of Code is just AMDram " echoed my own views at the time but this turns a reasonable attempt to change the computer studies curriculum into a gadget-led mess. 'When the Year of Code was launched I likened Coding to the new Latin. Grand Theft Auto!
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [Blogging] If the Ancient Greeks Had iPhone Separation Anxiety: Fitbippides
    Taking long walks is good for you in many ways as this blog post from Canva points out. 'Noise to Signal Cartoon. As my work as a trainer pivots more towards leadership development in a networked world,  I’ve been doing more and more training on the topic of  mindfulness at work techniques. That is actually a disorder. What worked?
  • DOC SEARLS   |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Blogging] Finally, maybe, getting a podcast rolling
    The last steps were: 1) heating up podcast blog page, 2) updating WordPress and Akismet (to kill the 3,000 spam comments there), and 3) adding the.mp3 file of the podcast itself. Art Blogging Personal problems 'Hi, Liveblog fans. This post continues (or plays jazz with) this liveblog post , following my podcast learnings, live. Thanks!
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Blogging] Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace
    While the book did not include a visual of this idea, I found the above visual from Ed Brenegar’s blog which illustrates the idea of fluid bureaucracy. 'Click to purchase Kindle Version for 99 cents this week! The trends are: The decline of hierarchical management or the flattening of the organizational chart.
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Blogging] Forget 21st Century skills - revive 18th Century skills
    Digital literacy Across the world young people have collaborated on Blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to bring down entire regimes and force political change. 'A mantra (that has now turned into an empty trope) among educators who need a serious sounding phrase to rattle around in conferences and reports is ‘21st Century Skills’.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Blogging] Radical embodied cognition: an interview with Andrew Wilson
    run a blog at  [link] with Sabrina Golonka where we discuss all this a lot, and we tweet @PsychScientists. And finally, can you point us to a few blog posts you’re proudest of which illustrate this way of looking at the world. 'The computational approach is the orthodoxy in psychological science. Can you outline why?
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Blogging] Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment
    From the student''s perspective, by contrast, the view is to a set of other students or course instructors, and via interactions with these course participants, to a wide range of resources and services across the wider internet, everything from blog posts to YouTube videos. In the years that followed CCK would be offered three more times.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
    [Blogging] Notes from ELI 2015 Riyadh - Day One
    toos, blogs, skype - exotic applications - 2nd life, Twitter - not used much for learning - high acceptance by traditional studnets just a few, eg. leadership - are leaders supporting and demonstrating effective technology use? A: it depemds on the language we use - ''what does it really mean''? education, work, or society?
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Blogging] I’ve been depressed. You?
    lost interest in my work, stopped blogging and taking photos. 'I’ve been depressed. Telling you this will blow my chances of running for president, but what the hell: I have been clinically depressed for the last two years. It’s a form of going crazy. became a near-hermit. . Everything is gloomy. Nothing seems worthwhile. Hallelujah! Nuvigil.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Blogging] Happy Birthday To My Blog
    It is now fourteen years since I wrote my first blog post on The Obvious? In some ways it feels like yesterday, in others it feels like I have always blogged. No I don''t get paid directly for blogging but it has led to all of the work that I do. 'Gosh. Is that really another year gone by? There is still magic in it
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Blogging] [liveblog] David Sanger on cybersecurity. And Netanyahu
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'David Sanger of the NY Times is giving a Shorenstein Center lunchtime talk about covering security. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. You are warned , people. ” 3.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Blogging] Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
    The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. Parr uses the metaphor of building a fire to describe how capturing attention works. There are three stages starting with ignition, what captures immediate attention. Reward: Appeals to people’s motivations for an intrinsic or external reward.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
    [Blogging] innovation means learning at work
    It could be a regular blog; sharing day-to-day happenings in activity streams; taking pictures and videos; or just having regular discussions. '“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. The one constant is that you have to be open to change and new points of view.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Blogging] Measuring the Impact of Your Nonprofit Program
    newsletters, social media, blogs, annual reports, etc.). What are some of the best books or blogs or other resources for learning more about measuring impact? 'A few months ago, I facilitated a  mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the  Google Nonprofit program at the  Impact Hub. Europe and Latin America.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Blogging] my pkm story
    identified my blog as the main platform by which I try to make implicit knowledge (e.g. After just two years, I saw my blog as  a valuable productivity tool, and comments and links from others added even more value. Here are some reflections on how my thoughts have evolved over that decade. PKM shifts responsibility. Early Tools.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogging] [liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'I’m at a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School listening to an awesome panel of Obama administration technologists. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. believe that tonight’s panel is a coincidence, but it is extraordinarily well-timed.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Blogging] Video: Why professional services leaders need to think about the future
    'Leading up to the Client and Firms of the Future: How to Compete conference in Sydney on March 11 (which I discussed in a previous blog post ), my co-organiser George Beaton and I have recorded a brief video to set the scene. and go on to discuss what to expect at the conference. Firms need to be acting now, otherwise it will be too late.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Blogging] [shorenstein] CNN Digital’s New Rules for Modern Journalists
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'Meredith Artley , editor in chief of CNN Digital, is s giving a Shorenstein Center talk on “new rules for modern journalists.” ” [Disclosure: I sometimes write for CNN.com. don’t know Meredith and she doesn’t know me.]. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
    [Blogging] Ten Key Takeaways from Tony Bates
    Moreover, the concept of blogging did not exist. Today we take electronic notes, blog them directly, and hire blog moderators to ensure children don''t get themselves into trouble publishing online. So in what follows, the key points (in italics) are his, while the text that follows is my discussion. instructor-defined?) Agreed.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Blogging] 5 Games Supporting Nonprofits’s Missions, from Low-Tech to High-Tech
    They also offer any reader of Beth’s Blog a special discount code of 10% on the conference registeration (use this code: 10beth when you register )    Meghan Ventura from Games for Change has wrote this guest post about how nonprofits are using games to leverage their missions. Games for a New Climate. ” Senate Immersion Module.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Blogging] adapting to perpetual beta
    It has been eleven years since I started blogging here. 'There is no such thing as a social business strategy. There are only business strategies that understand networks. Cooperative and distributed work is becoming the norm in the network era. Social learning is how work gets done in networks. Learning is part of work, not separate from it.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Blogging] [shorenstein][2b2k] Wesley Lowery on covering Ferguson and the effect of social media on the reporting ecosystem
    NOTE: Live-blogging. You can be blogging on the side. 'Wesley Lowery is a Washington Post reporter, recently ex of the Boston Globe. He’s giving a Shorenstein Center lunchtime talk on covering Ferguson. Afterwards: It was great.]. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [Blogging] Management corsets
    Now this is a brief blog so I'm not going to expand on those specific projects. 'One of the observations I have made over the years is that senior management and the coal face get complexity as a concept; mostly the problem is with middle management. So when you give them the science it legitimises what they already know. Polemic
  • BOB SUTTON  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogging] The Dark Side of Scaling Up: Will You Want to Live in What You Build?
     You can learn more about my ideas from my LinkedIn Influencer  posts ,  Work Matters  blog, and  Tweets. '  My Stanford colleague Huggy Rao and I devoted seven years to learning about what it takes to scale up excellence in organizations. The needless deaths in U.S. Consider this story. billion. Scaling
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Blogging] Choosing your words carefully
    'I get a funny look when I tell people that I read books on poetry and grammar as a way of improving my tweets and blog posts. Trying to squeeze the maximum value out of those 140 characters or optimal four paragraph posts. take it as my responsibility when my posts are misconstrued and comment threads veer off in wild directions.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Blogging] Becoming MOOC
    Retrieved from [link] Note: this article originated as a submission requested by a magizine, but when I learned that they wanted an article that was 2,000 characters long, not 2,000 words, this article became available as a blog post 'There are two types of MOOCs. As Keith Brennan writes, "Not everyone knows how to be a node. Baron, S.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Blogging] Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from a Culture of Sitting? How To Change It
    According to a recent New York Times  blog post , another  recent study has found  that even a lunchtime stroll can immediately improve your ability to handle stress at work. There is also research about how walking or even standing up at work can increase you and your team’s creativity. Getting Started:  Stand Up, Take Small Steps.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2015
    [Blogging] Locus of control
    They can''t all blog, they can''t all be entrepreneurial, they can''t take on the enormity of the challenges facing them.". Wrote that blog post that asked a question or shared an insight? Or even just started thinking about that blog post that we might, just might, write some day We can feel powerless and out of control.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Blogging] Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th
    The problem is that walking is perceived as a “break activity,” not part of work as explained in this Harvard Business Review blog post, “ Take a Walk, Sure, but Don’t Call It A Break.” 'Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman. As Nilofer Merchant points out in this  TED talk , people are sitting 9.3 hours. All It’s work.”
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Blogging] Rendering plants for people
    Steve Denning has written an excellent series of blog posts on the growing perversion of what was one of the world's greatest companies, t he latest of which focuses on financialisation. 'An interesting day working with a group of Partners from ETHOS with whom we are starting to form an interesting series of relationships.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Blogging] [liveblog][shorenstein] Peter Hart on the Presidential Race
    NOTE: Live-blogging. 'Peter Hart is giving a lunchtime talk at the Shorenstein Center titled “The Mood of America & the Presidential Race 20016.” ” Peter is a pollster. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Blogging] Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits
    'The first   Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. That was the call for blog posts.    I received a rich selection covering this topic – from changing mindsets, new tool sets, and lots of tips on how to manage your social media, email, and work flow. What is  personal productivity?
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Blogging] Working Smarter, January 2015
    ‘I started writing a series of blog posts just before Christmas, under the collective title Brave new world , intending to explore ten patterns (recurring themes) that I see running through decades of research on new ways of working and high-performance work systems. These 'Top twenty posts on Working Smarter in January 2015. or 17.4
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Blogging] Description not evaluation
    Similarly in SenseMaker® multiple agents responding in real time, coupled with the ability to ask questions of that network (I will blog on that in a few weeks time) before an issue is substantive, allows early intervention and multiple re-descriptions from different perspectives. Reflections
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Blogging] Putting 70:20:10 To Work
    'A conversation with Charles Jennings at Learning Technologies 15. January 29th.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Blogging] The Challenge of Effective Workplace Learning
    'Blog
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Blogging] Entropy Gradient Reversal
    'Some of you may remember Chris Locke''s great blog of that name from back in the early days of blogging. You could feel the force of his writing pushing against the tendency for things to revert to previous states or to fall apart. Entropy, in its sense of a return to equilibrium, is a powerful force in organisations.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Blogging] Blogging the #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC that wasn’t
    But I didn’t have anything useful to add to what thousands of others were showing, posting, tweeting and blogging. Back during Sandy, I had a lot to blog because important stuff wasn’t being said on media major and minor. 'The blizzard hit coastal New England, not New York City. In fact, it’s still hitting.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Blogging] Maybe wallets can’t be apps
    Just like we did with the PC, the Net, email, web servers, blogging, podcasting, syndication and other instruments created with freedom rather than capture in mind. 'Danese Cooper ?( DivaDanese ) asks via tweet , Wallet App (and 1-button pay) as “compelling demo” apparently works equally well 4 BitCoin as 4 PayPal. BitcoinSummit.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Blogging] Giant Snow Fail Link Sale
    So here are my closed ones, accreted now on a blog rather than in my tabs or my brain: Triangulation 186 | TWiT.TV ” | James Bach’s Blog. Official Google Blog: The bright side of sitting in traffic: Crowdsourcing road congestion data. ” Same goes for open tabs. Recorded yesterday. Good one. nytlabs.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogging] Blogging #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC 02
    Blogging Broadcasting infrastructure Journalism News Places weather '11:31pm — Nobody is saying it, but so far the #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC is a dud. mean, yeah there’s snow. But it’s not a real blizzard yet. At least not here, and not in Boston, where it’s supposed to be far worse. But I’m not seeing it yet.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogging] Blogging #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC 01
    '7:56pm  — Since I’m a #weather and #journalism freak hunkered down in #NYC, I’m digging the opportunity to blog the juncture of all three #s as the #BlizzardOf2015 bears down on the Northeast Coast. So here’s the first interesting thing. This is on top of a whopping 1 inch or so already there. So: we’ll see.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Blogging] How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact
    In this blog post by staff, they describe what they did to remedy the mistake. According to the blog post, it includes: Language: Bottom line: we should never send out a message to any one person on our list that we wouldn’t want our whole mobile list to see. 'You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. Failure Organizational Cultur
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Blogging] [2b2k] Inside.com’s updates: A new rhetorical form for journalism?
    Jason Calacanis , the founder of the site, and someone I hadn’t talked with since the glory days of blogging, emphasized the site’s commitment to the “atomic unit” of journalism, a particular type of summary that he calls an “update.” It’s not often you get a new rhetorical form, especially for something as important as journalism.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Blogging] Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning
    'My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. It shows the relationship between relative value and relative autonomy as they relate to different approaches to learning in the modern workplace. have mapped the elements of the 70:20:10 model at the bottom to show the link with the next model. itashare
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Blogging] Fargo: an open outliner
    It is backed by a CMS so you can use it as your primary tool for composing and publishing blog posts. Dave knows a bit about blogging , after all.) 'Dave Winer loves outlines. do, too, but Dave loves them More. Fargo is simple and straightfoward. You enter text. You indent lines to create structure. Type CMD-? or CTL-? for help.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Blogging] 70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent
    Recently Tom wrote a series of blogs titled ‘ Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning ’. '“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” The people he works with carry out research for the US space programmes – both for the US Government and for civil agencies like NASA and NOAA.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Blogging] Me and AT&T
    At the time I reported on my struggle on this blog. My blog posts eventually got the attention of a SVP at AT&T and my problems were solved. 'I’ve done this dance with the phone company too many times. We have history. My internet access, part of the AT&T Uverse bundle is spotty. My net connection is unacceptable.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Blogging] New thinking, new practices
    few people have asked what will be new this time so I promised my colleagues I would blog the provisional list. The 12 days of Christmas blogs in a more summary form with some basic heuristics that expand the current set on day one in the main. I'm going to be there for them baring emergencies and will teach most of the programme.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Blogging] #Movistar – Who Owns Your Customers Problems?
    If you have been reading this blog for a little while now you may have read already the couple of blog posts I have put together on the topic. 'And after 69 rather long, frustrating and somewhat infuriating days of a much anticipated wait … HABEMUS INTERNET! You are reading it right. After nearly 2.5 Relief. Much relief. . 67 days !)
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Blogging] One thing that could transform education - apprenticeships
    Answer at foot of blog. 'How many Secretaries of State have been responsible for ‘vocational skills’ in the last three decades? The skills sector has been subjected to every half-baked whim and fancy for that period. Remember - the majority of young people in the UK do NOT go to University. Reports No shortage of these. This is lazy.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Blogging] Brave new world in a (long) nutshell
    'I started writing a series of blog posts just before Christmas, under the collective title Brave new world , intending to explore ten patterns (recurring themes) that I see running through decades of research on new ways of working and high-performance work systems. These couple of things became clear as I began to write. Here goes.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Blogging] Software that makes us freer
    don’t blog a lot about specific pieces of software, except for the library software I’d been working with for the past five years — It’s free-making software — and to whine. Dave’s point is that there’s software that increases our freedom and there’s software that “siphons off and monetizes freedom.”
  • DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Blogging] Homework – 7 teacher & 7 learner strategies
    If they will be assessed by short essay or essay answers get them to write blogs – an on-going series of posts on what they have learnt. 'Homework (horrible industrial word) has long been an educational lightening rod. It comes and goes in cycles, Cooper (1998). The truth, as usual, lies somewhere in-between. Then there’s the non-sequiturs.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogging] #Movistar – The Only Boss You Need to Pay Attention To
    Oh well, that’s a story for another blog post coming up on the incredibly inspiring and rather refreshing egalitarian power of social networking tools in helping knowledge workers ignore the hierarchy, flatten the organisation in order to get work done more effectively. . months of much anticipated wait. just can’t count the days anymore… .
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Blogging] the exposure economy
    'I wrote in the post, knowledge is personal , that pretty well everything  I have achieved professionally is a result of my sharing online, especially through this blog. As for my blog, there may be more short posts and fewer fully-formed articles. still learn a lot by sharing ideas and engaging with others who do as well.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Blogging] New Clues
    Dave’s blog post on New Clues , and working with David and me. Doc’s blog. 'The project with Doc that I mentioned is a new set of clues , following on The Cluetrain Manifesto from 16 years ago. We launched this morning and a happy hell has broken loose. So I’m just going to posts some links for now. Cluetrain on Twitter.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Blogging] Cluetrain Rides Again
    You can do that here, on a Facebook page we set up for it, on Twitter ( @Cluetrain  is there), on your own blog, or wherever you please. 'New Clues is up. Go there and read it. You can respond to it in a number of ways. One is to talk about it. Another is to raid it for building material. It’s open source, set free in the public domain.*
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Blogging] Is public opinion rational?
    Link: Guardian data blog Five things we can learn from Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box. 'There is no shortage of misconceptions. The British public believes that for every £100 spent on benefits, £24 is claimed fraudulently (the actual figure is £0.70). We think that 31% of the population are immigrants (actually its 13%). Reasoning
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Blogging] Weak signal detection
    Both did a great job and if they read this and are happy then I will add their content to this blog. ​I thought about publishing it bit by bit on this blog but that seemed a little lazy in terms of generating original content and it would also be a pain to format it. 'Yesterday was a frustrating one in many ways. Reflections
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Blogging] Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: What’s Your Best Online Personal Productivity Tip?
    'I’m honored to be hosting the January, 2015 Nonprofit Blog Carnival and theme is personal productivity online. Share them in this January’s nonprofit blog carnival. We need your articles and blog posts packed with great ideas that can inspire nonprofit folks to build better habits all year long. Mindfulness
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Blogging] Tabbing along late on a Monday
    dpr » Blog Archive » GoGo does not need to run “Man in the Middle Attacks” on YouTube An assessment of a high-altitude security fail by one of the Net’s own dads. 'I’m not ready to tell you what I was working on today (There’s a tease, huh?), We’re also on reddit at [link] FB at [link] medium @ reported.ly.”
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Blogging] Been working on something (and it’s not this poemsicle).
    'I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been working many, many hours a day on a project that’s set to go live on Thursday at 10am EST, or so we hope. Hopefully you’re going to love it or hate it. In the meantime, here’s a tiny poem that is apropos of nothing. Seriously. Thus does a nothing. give intention a lift
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Blogging] The Big Shift in Strategy - Part 2
    'In my last blog post , I suggested that we’re going through a big shift in strategy from strategies of terrain to strategies of trajectory.  Most strategies (strategies of terrain) tend to look from the present out to the future.   But that’s exactly what makes strategies of trajectory so valuable. Shaping. Motivating. Measuring.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogging] A Year in Photos
    In one, I evaluated the popularity of MOOCs , not based on gross measures like hits or tweets or whatever, but through discussions of MOOCs on the set of blogs I''ve been following more or less consistently before, during and after the hype, which shows a more-or-less steady state of interest. More on that as we progress. Ah yes. It''s funny.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogging] Some tabs to start the week
    How to Start a Blog – The Free Beginner’s Guide to Blogging A good primer. One additional note: you don’t need to monetize your blog with advertising. Think “ because effects ” — making money because of your blog, rather than with your blog. Stay tuned.) We are legion. Aral Balkan?—The
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Blogging] Announcing the first SenseMaker®-specific courses - sign up now!
    'As a friend of Cognitive Edge, you may have attended courses, read the blogs and used the techniques - but wondered about how to take the next step to actual implementation of SenseMaker® with clients or in-house. Here’s where that changes. Who are these for? The course is running in: London, UK - Monday 19th January 2015.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
    [Blogging] Roots determine routes?
    More details via the diabetes category on this blog but the point is that I took an informed multi-disciplinary approach. '10: Trying to get to a single causal line of reasoning. The picture is from Avebury just around the corner from where I live. My reason for starting with this picture is the root system itself. You get prescribed statins.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Blogging] Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?
    I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector for 35 years, doing training for the past twenty, blogging for the past twelve, and published author over the past five years.    Learning has kept me inspired and improving what I do. 'The Sun Sets on 2014. have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year.  Year in Review.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
    [Blogging] Tabbing into the New Year
    Time Goes By – What it’s really like to get older  Ronni Bennett’s blog. had how good an old fashioned (run by the person themselves) blog can be. Simple Proposal to Fix the Internet — Arthur Fontaine’s Blog  Good read. Don’s book, on Kindle. Free the People! And look at it now. Give him some.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
    [Blogging] A new way to work
    One of the earliest guilds was the open source community which developed many of the communication tools and processes used by knowledge artisans today: distributed work; results only work environments (your code speaks for you); RSS, blogs, wikis, etc. There are alternatives. Corporations, as we know them, are obsolete for a network economy.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Blogging] #Movistar Killed the Web Star
    just can’t live on 3G / 4G unless I drastically change my working habits, or perhaps even find another kind of job, which has crossed my mind over the course of last few days as I keep contemplating Plan B & C that I have written about in a former blog post. Complete switch-off from everything online. Would you be able to do it? Please!
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Blogging] 50 key messages for L&D from 2014
    'Here are 50 blog posts and articles from 2014 (that I selected from my 2014 Reading list], each of which contains an important message, which is either implicit in the title or is shown in the quote, image or video I have included. Something to think about for 2015? January 2014 1 – The Career-Boosting Benefits of Lifelong […].
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [Blogging] The Popinjay
    I've seen consultants who tweet or blog publicly available material and use it to indirectly endorse their own capability despite their being no linkage. '3: The old ways are evil, I bear the torch of truth and enlightenment. remember a publisher explaining three strategies for publishing a business book. Polemic
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blogging] C01: The Strathern variation
    'I promised an attack blog for each of the twelve days of Christmas and I got a lot of suggestions so there is obviously a market out there for taking down sacred cows, little tin gods and a paper tiger or two. As I thought about this while cooking the Christmas Dinner I mellowed a little. So here goes. Polemic
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2014
    [Blogging] After-Christmas Free Tab Sale
    Modeling a Pandemic like Ebola with the Wolfram Language—Wolfram Blog. How to get into your Harvard | Educational Blog. 'I just ran across a pile of tabs from November. Different browser, different pile, both thanks to OneTab.) Here they are:   FlightAware MiseryMap. AWC – ADDS Turbulence. A Call to Israeli Engineers!
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale
    Joho the Blog » Jeff Jarvis on journalism as a service. Room With A Pew – Blog. The Wellness Industry’s Terrible, Horrible No-Good Very Bad Week | The Health Care Blog. https://ting.com/blog/organic-net-neutrality/. Radio World :: Blog – Looking at LPFM. https://ioptconsulting.com/blog/.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
    [Blogging] Clearing decks for Xmas
    On Boxing Day I will start the curmudgeon series but tomorrow I going to take off from this blog and email etc. This year I also had to clear the kitchen of the debris of an overrunning kitchen development. Never trust someone who says they have a reputation for finishing on time. Critically it has a lock. Trivia
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blogging] Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design
    'A few months back, the esteemed Dr. Will Thalheimer encouraged me to join him in a blog dialog, and we posted the first one on who L&D had responsibility to. And while we took the content seriously, I can’t say our approach was similarly. What is the root cause of our suffering? Oh, the horror! It’s an empty baseball dugout.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blogging] 2014, The Year That Was
    'And nearly four months later… I am back to blogging. Well, at least, one thing did work out in the end though: at long last, and after a massively long hiatus (that is now over, by the way) I am back to blogging. or if you decide to unsubscribe from the blog altogether after all of this time of silence. Again. Plain and simple.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Blogging] Organizations, work, and learning
    They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. 'The five most-viewed posts here this past year provide a good synopsis of the over 150 articles I have written since January. The Seek > Sense > Share framework. Four basic skills for 2020. Management in networks.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
    [Blogging] A curmudgeonly Christmas & a critical New Year
    was thinking about what to blog about over Christmas and I came across this example of the sort of thing that needs to be torn apart for the sake of its creator as much as those on whom they might perpetrate such nonsense. Clear pseudosciences such as NLP which have the added perniciousness of snake oil sales people in abundance.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Blogging] Brave new world: Organise for customer focus
    David D’Souza blogged about this a few days ago, and here’s one of my posts about people get meaning from their work by giving service. 'This is the third post in the Brave New World series, which explores ten patterns I see underpinning new ways of working and learning for complex work contexts. Customer focus. Holocracy hoop-la.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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