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The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

However, the person does have a book of rules for transforming strings of Chinese characters into other strings of Chinese characters. The person inside the room consults the book of rules and sends back strings of characters that are different from the ones that were passed in. The person does not know Chinese. Maybe some subtraction.

books in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. Books Complexity Learning PKM Automation is ending the industrial era.

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adapting to perpetual beta e-book

Harold Jarche

This volume is focused on leadership and adapting to perpetual beta: dealing with constant change while still getting things done. Complexity.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , I found myself utilizing four different lenses of observation.

Favourite Books of 2013 That I Read

Dan Pontefract

Books – remember those?) by Bill Jensen. I can honestly say it is an ‘epic’ book. I like to read. Disrupt! Think Epic.

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Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

list price for this book. For example, dropping the notion of being paid for time is one way to start this change. Abstract.

Book Review of WORK RULES: Insights From Inside Google

Dan Pontefract

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book for some time. Nine days ago, Laszlo’s book,  Work Rules! The book is a true masterpiece.

STRETCH Is An Excellent Book To Help You With Tomorrow’s Workplace

Dan Pontefract

Indeed, the authors of the new book, STRETCH: How To Future Proof Yourself  For Tomorrow’s Workplace , agree.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” Books Network Types.

Book week

Doc Searls

couple of days back I tried to  reflect an alternative view  in for, example, how we might use LinkedIn data – it’s not only my view of course and I don’t want to claim any originality in it. purposefully read the book slowly, to allow the concepts to penetrate my thoughts. Meanwhile here are some excerpts pieces that ran this week.

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Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. Need to Change Behavior?

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

This story also highlights the role of a teacher in a Montessori classroom as being a “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage.”.

Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth Kanter

Books Focus on the 3 R’s  (Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition). Be open, transparent and solicit feedback. More information here.

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Unbooks are printed on demand; they change when the author has something new to say. The book remained choppy, disjointed, and repetitive.

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Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

from many attendees) came through an example at the hands of a keynote delivered by Ross Mayfield. I know. thank you IBM). Wasn’t Enterprise 2.0

Inside Apple: Adam Lashinsky Revealing and Well-Crafted Book.

Bob Sutton

Book Me For A Speech. The Decent Thing to Call My Book - Publishers Weekly. Hard facts about this years books.

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

Aliza is also a prolific writer and author, having published ten books. Let us know if you have some ideas, examples, or tips to share.

New book chapters

Dave Snowden

Well it felt like that this week with three books arriving through the post, all with chapters in them by yours truly.

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Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

Could you change when change really mattered? Deutschman cites examples from medicine. Stop or Simply Avoid the Pain?

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

And ultimately where companies compete not just to change the rules, but to change the world." " (p. Long live capitalism.”

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth Kanter

The book discusses how management traditional approaches need to change due to three trends that are coming together in a perfect storm.

A quartet of complementary brain books

Mind Hacks

Last night I taught a two hour class called ‘Navigating Neuroscience’ for the Guardian Masterclass series and I had the interesting challenge of coming up with a two hour course on some key concepts to help people make better sense of brain science, how it’s discussed, and its changing place in society. books

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . Netflix's use of cloud computing for their rapidly growing video streaming service is one of the best examples in this category. 

11 Books Every Leader Should Read - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Book Me For A Speech. The Decent Thing to Call My Book - Publishers Weekly. Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. Hard facts about this years books. Good Books. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds.

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To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

The beauty of their book is they focus on the behaviour of building community and collaborative practices. And there’s the rub. Contrived?

The invisible change in the news

David Weinberger

The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. It’s now so ordinary that it sometimes leads us to underestimate the magnitude of the change we’ve already lived through. blood drive organized online.

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A Perfect Example of a Bad Boss: A Middle School Principal

Bob Sutton

  She reads books about “ideal” middle schools and then plans how to make ours match her vision.    She then changed the schedule, the teams, the grades we are teaching – essentially, she disassembled the school and rebuilt it from the ground up.   This boss defines lack of presence.  Please read the rest.

How tablets are changing how we use tech

Ross Dawson

Nielsen has come out with some interesting research on tablet usage in the US and associated changes in the use of other devices.

Books do furnish a room

Dave Snowden

have only ever thrown away one book in my life, although several have been "borrowed" and may not return to the fold. Its easier that way.

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Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online

Beth Kanter

Speaking of books, you can pre-order my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout  due out in October.

Book review: Crazy Like Us

Mind Hacks

The book is not an academic tome and the approach is narrative, but Watters has clearly mastered the scientific research where it counts.

A Great Example of "Being" Social vs "Doing" Social

Mark Oehlert

Well its not true, to become social means to change any number of things about how you think about your business. Social.

The power of habits — and the power to change them

Dan Pink

And how can we change them? Charles Duhigg is a reporter for the New York Times who’s written a new (and fascinating) book on the subject.

Book Review: The Nonprofit Business Plan

Beth Kanter

He shared a few case studies, including some examples of nonprofits with “broken business models” because of today’s connected world.

Interop: The Book

David Weinberger

John Palfrey and Urs Gasser are giving a book talk at Harvard about their new book, Interop. (It’s really good. ” He says the book started out fairly confined, about the effect of interop on innovation. But from this also come problems, which is why the subtitle of the book Interop talks about its peril.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

In 1984, she wrote her first book on computers and people, "The Second Self," in 1984, a book she describes as “full of hope and optimism.” Her second  book, "Life on the Screen" , published in 1995, focused on  “the new opportunities for exploring identity online”. We’d rather text than talk.

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Beth Kanter

Three game-changing approaches will be discussed in detail:  Developmental Evaluation ,  Shared Measurement , and  Big Data. Technology!

only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche

” A chilling example is how Facebook has automated computer maintenance. Books WorkThat is a ratio that is basically unheard of.

[berkman] Yochai Benkler on his new book

David Weinberger

Yochai Benkler is giving a talk about his new and wonderful book, The Penguin and the Leviathan. (I interviewed him about it here.). That changes all sorts of systems, including technical, organizational, institutional, and social. But you can change that if you change the framing, e.g., “You got lucky.”

[berkman] Culturomics: Quantitatve analysis of culture using millions of digitized books

David Weinberger

The traditional library behavior is to read a few books very carefully, they say. Or you could read all the books, very, very not carefully.