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Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. I asked my entire LinkedIn network for help.

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.

My 1800+ LinkedIn Network Graphically Mapped

Dan Pontefract

When it first came out I thought the LinkedIn Labs feature known as “ InMaps ” was really cool. LinkedIn personal linkedin

Me and Linkedin

Euen Semple

Chris Brogan blogged recently about his decision to close his Linkedin account. I keep trying to get involved in the various Linkedin groups I am a member of but a few things drive me away. This got me thinking, yet again, about whether I should do the same. . Many otherwise interesting threads end up either spammy or "me too". .

Linkedin inviting people into my network without my permission?

Euen Semple

Linkedin has been acting very oddly recently. At one level this doesn''t matter, but if people who I don''t really know thought that I was spamming them through Linkedin, or even that I was desperately trying to increase my network, this could potentially reflect badly on me. I hadn''t originated those invites.

12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated

Bob Sutton

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating -- a list of “Books Every Leader Should Read” on this Work Matters blog since 2011. P.P.S.

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The Little Book of the Future: A Free Guide to Collaborative Learning

Jane Hart

“The Little Book of the Future is your free guide to the future of training and development. Order your free copy here : Books

How do you sign an e-book? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. DANS BOOKS. How do you sign an e-book?

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Join Us: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book Events in Washington, DC

Beth Kanter

Evening Book Discussion and Networking Event. I love the photos that folks are sharing with their cats and dogs and the book. link].

A Whole Lotta Learning And Love

Dan Pontefract

The next book? He is fab – if you are writing a book, ring him up.). book personal clarity purposeMy writing? Clearer.

Enter to WIN a Free Signed Copy of Flat Army

Dan Pontefract

book flat army Author Dan Pontefract with his much better half Denise Lamarche. Flat Army was published about a year ago. How to win?

Getting Value from LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

For a person who I generally think is pretty smart Thomas Davenport (his book Thinking for a Living is generally quite good), I find him saying some pretty weak things. In his book he tells us basically that blogs have detracted from productivity, not increased it. In this post, he says: I've been on LinkedIn for several years.

3 equations that can change your life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. DANS BOOKS. Dan Pink. Contact. About Dan.

seeking and sense-making

Harold Jarche

I read a lot of books and write reviews to share with others. I share some things on LinkedIn but use it mostly to loosely connect with others.

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn caused havoc as well. If you clearly should have been a LinkedIn only acquaintance, I’m looking forward to seeing you over there.

the learning loop

Harold Jarche

I posted one of my models on LinkedIn this week and immediately received feedback that it was similar to the OODA Loop. ” — Wikipedia.

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

— Excerpt from my e-book: Adapting to Perpetual Beta. Originally posted on LinkedIn 18 August 2015. A new culture emerges. Greene.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

How many books do you read? What they do not do is look for the rule book. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. What are they?” I asked.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

Books are still a major way I learn. Yes, I check out books from the library and read them. LinkedIn is a way to stay in touch with people, and in particular the L&D Revolution group is where I want to keep the dialog alive about the opportunity. It’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!)

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A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

LinkedIn: Online social networks let us connect with many more people faster than ever. Flickr Image: Myles Grant. Professional Networking

I Co-Wrote a Book. You’ll be Hearing About It…

Andy McAfee

All authors are contractually obligated to say the following, but that doesn’t make it less true: I’m really excited about this book.

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

LinkedIn has released their Workplace Learning report, and one aspect stood out: Only 8% of CEOS see biz impact of L&D, only 4% see ROI.

on the net without a net

Harold Jarche

When LinkedIn advertises ex-McKinsey consultants available for $60 per hour, you know that it’s an obsolete business model. Image: @gapingvoid.

A Look Inside Letterman’s Staff Redefining Their Purpose After The Show Ended

Dan Pontefract

From the book: Individuals who steadily define (and redefine) what they are in life and at work seize the opportunity for clarity. Enjoy.

The Web changes business

Harold Jarche

Amazon – Books. LinkedIn – Recruiting. So you think the Web won’t change the business you’re in?

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth Kanter

Dave and I have something in common – Conan O’Brien made fun of our LinkedIn Profiles on his show. Books Research Studies

Does Your Nonprofit Need Legal Counsel About Using Social Media?

Beth Kanter

One of my employees has asked me to write a recommendation on LinkedIn, if they were fired – could our organization be sued?

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Microsoft Word: My writing tool for longer posts, articles, and of course books, and writing is a powerful force for organizing my thoughts, and a great way to share them and get feedback. LinkedIn: I share thoughts there and track a few of the groups (not as thoroughly as I wish, of course). meta-learning technology

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The Dark Side of Scaling Up: Will You Want to Live in What You Build?

Bob Sutton

It was first published at LinkedIn last month. The needless deaths in U.S. Success is rarely all it is cracked up to be. Consider this story.

Let’s help Airbnb rebuild the bridge it just burned

Doc Searls

Airbnb users can earn a “Verified ID” badge on their profile by providing their online identity (via existing Airbnb reviews, LinkedIn, or Facebook) and matching it to offline ID documentation, such as confirming personal information or scanning a photo ID. You are making it substantially harder for guests to book on Airbnb.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?


We asked this question to various L&D professionals on LinkedIn to get to the bottom of what''s stopping companies from measuring learning today.

World Stoos Day

Jay Cross

The Stoos Network on LinkedIn. His book Management 3.0 I enjoyed reading Julian’s book. WHOOPS. Wikipedia ). Join me.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Two books and the Informal Learning poster. Recommendations for Jay on LinkedIn. Here’s a preliminary description. with Jay Cross.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang. Activities are designed to support organizational wellness for greater productivity and morale boosts. Have story?

Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Dan Pontefract

Lafley My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two. It may even be delivering a disservice to some. Naturally, this got me thinking.


Jay Cross

It’s a both a discipline and a living book. of the book is out now. The workplace is an open-book exam. Version 2.0

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Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

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. editors of Klutz: The Klutz Book of Inventions. Book me for a speech. Bob Sutton. Search. Again?

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

I also wrote a book that delves a fair bit into this topic. But what really is organizational culture? You end up with two solitudes. ” .

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se. Networks are collections – collections made of people rather than books or stamps. I don’t think so. I get little value because many of my contacts are active recruiters. Do You Need to Decide?

Advanced Praise or "Blurbs" for Scaling Up Excellence

Bob Sutton

First, it is rather odd to ask someone to praise your book.    Of course, we hope the list below will help sell some books.