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Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. Traditional ROI. Tags: ROI decision-making Look at Chrysler.

ROI 56

Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product.

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

Why do I land on productive, and not collaborative, or engaged, or learned, or reciprocal, or connected? Being more productive is the end game.

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

We were going to change the world and pick up some dot-com riches while we did it. Business learning ROI Informal Learning Web 2.0

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products. Asking a lot of money! No way. Thanks Wim! Coffin.

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

We were going to change the world and pick up some dot-com riches while we did it. After-the-fact finger pointing is not productive. I don’t use the term eLearning much these days. Replacing instructor-led events with living networks yields astounding gains in productivity. Business learning ROI Informal Learning Web 2.0

FAQ 5

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

Dawn of Learning

Accordingly, many business leaders adopt a perspective that places L&D expenses alongside product development, for example. Datasets.

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

Students as well as research & development results are identified as the products and services from  Higher education institutions in Africa.

What’s Your Purpose?

Luis Suarez

Now, this is not, at all, at this point in time, about trying to figure out the ROI of Social Business. Projects Fail ’. Even today. Why not?

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

That, to me, is the real ROI of Social Computing. Are we there yet? Have we already made that transition successfully? SIE ). Probably not!

Interview with Margret Schmidt, VP of User Experience Design and Research at TiVo (Part 3)

Adaptive Path

believe you mentioned that the site design had not significantly changed for 5 or so years before this most recent launch (and looking at the Internet Archive confirms this. What had been the organizational barriers to change? What did it take to make the site more of an extension of the TiVo product experience? million to 3.5

ROI 2

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. They also handle asset management, but I really have not been seeing the kind of large scale adoption of LCMS products for that purpose. Sound familiar?

Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

Adaptive Path

In an industry changing as quickly as UX design it's sometimes hard to stay on top of all the latest terms and trends. Bring snacks.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

While it is hard to fault the content of these programs, as they are usually generic and seem to make sense; there is also little evidence that they make a huge difference to profits, success, or productivity. ROI is the holy grail of training professionals. They do not need any ROI studies. have been there and tried it myself.

The State of Social Business – A State of Maturity?

Luis Suarez

“, or, my favourite one: “ What’s the ROI of Social Media? However, the conversation is changing. My goodness! .

Future Approaches in UX: 10 FAUX Methods to Rock Your World 

Adaptive Path

In an industry changing as quickly as UX design it's sometimes hard to stay on top of all the latest terms and trends. Bring snacks.

Return on Intangibles

Jay Cross

Simply this: Because knowledge has become the single most important factor of production, managing intellectual assets has become the single most important task of business.”. In the last twenty years of the twentieth century, Wall Street investors changed the way they determined what a company was worth. What can be salvaged?

On taking personalized ads personally

Doc Searls

What the ads reflect are the audience demographics approved by businesses willing to purchase impressions against a profile to which you fit in hopes of turning a ROI. This will change. When that happens, the adtech business will be in trouble, unless it changes, which I’m sure it will. But that will change.

ROI 53

The Untethered, Hyperconnected Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Top down strategy plans take too long to formulate and generally don’t work so well because technologies and markets are changing so fast.  Unlike the academic panel, the CIOs emphasized the need for ROI analysis and careful planning, especially when considering big technology bets.  Agility beats strategy every time. 

5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Beth Kanter

Moment—Using your data to tell stories, make decisions, and change the world.” Source: Hot Button Studio. And What’s Your Points?

Data 61

Advice for David Campbell, Chief Economist

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Yes, there are policy changes that can be made, but the bulk of support is still financial. But not everything demonstrates ROI to the taxpayer, nor should it. But any attempt to represent their ROI is a bit facetious; we would build them no matter what. No individual element''s ROI can be calculated. Right.

ROI 35

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Hagel

We’d like you to come back and talk to us about it.” So, at least a personal barometer suggests a major climate change. Dont Count On It.

ROI 88

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 4 -  Relevance trumps ROI , Jay Cross, 15 February 2012. “Education is changing, and it’s changing fast.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Klout. Nail. Coffin. Who cares?

Martijn Linssen

My “Influencer Of&# and “Influenced By&# persons haven’t changed since I started looking at Klout several months ago. Coffin.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

They all offered great products. The world around corporate training has changed. In the late 1990s, the web changed everything.

How To 100

Part 3 of 3: Personalized Learning

Dawn of Learning

Service Industry Training:  Constant, Ever-Changing, Expensive and Imperative. Compounding the problem is the highly competitive nature of the industry requiring the constant introduction of new products and services: retailers are constantly updating menus, offering seasonal specials, testing new products

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

The accelerating rate of change in business forces everyone in every organization to make a choice: learn while you work or become obsolete.

eBook 45

Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

Firstly, Harold Jarche, explained  How blogging changed my life for the better  (1 May). What we find cool, others find intimidating.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

"The notion of students as change agents is a relatively new concpt." -- Malcom Ryan Rachel Winston How we can shape the development of a new culture of learning by creating a new partnership between students and educators. political view of the prevailing culture 1. why NUS thinks is an ideal model 2. because it''s the right thing to do?

Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know,  change is inevitable , after all, and the only thing we can do,  eventually , is delay it. Social Analytics. To quote: .

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Clearly, change is upon us all. If the revised learning function is going to begin including social learning as part of the compendium of learning offerings that enables employee development and increased productivity, there is an obvious requirement not only for social learning leadership, but for budget investment. By Dan Pontefract.

My Conversation With Eric Ries on the benefits of Lean Start Up Principles for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Funders that ask for ROI to soon create a bad dynamic for innovation.  Venture capitalists fund start up businesses.  Here’s the method.  

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter. CLO online edition. Dirty Words. That concept is broken.

ROI 20

When Do Learning Games Make Business Sense?

Tony Karrer

It is time to change the perception of "gaming" among CEOs and other corporate executives. But transfer does not equal ROI.

ROI 17

The Geography of Bliss and recent findings on well-being

Jay Cross

In 1986, the Financial Times interviewed King Wangchuk and headlined Bhutan King: Gross National Happiness More Important than Gross National Product.

ROI 21

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Oh my the implications involved, the political consequence, the loss of face - versus money saved, gained, invested and ROI-ed. Heck no, either.

Root and Branch - Part 2

Mark Oehlert

Want to know why it''s hard to do ROI on training efforts? One reason is because it''s hard to look at the ROI on a liability. Maybe org.s

ROI 6

Overcoming Bipolar Thinking

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The rider chooses his or her destination and changes the route at will. Question: What’s the ROI? didn’t invent the concept.

ROI 19

Social shifts the focus from Presales to Aftersales

Martijn Linssen

Products can be unique, but will get copied sooner every time. So presales is not dead, just changing Cheers! than Marketing 2.0! Coffin.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation, Fundamental Research and Universities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The lead article set the stage when it said, "Rapid and disruptive change is now happening across new and old businesses. Please try again.