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You can’t create a craft by committee

Dave Snowden

From time to time in knowledge management circles the cry of standardisation is raised. It's just happened again with a new KM Linked In Group with the banner.accreditation association delegated to make decisions by the global KM community. When challenged on the pretentiousness of the title they say its just aspirational.

Trains: Big news, house committee wants $50 billion!

Nine Shift

The bi-partisan support is being led by Congressmen Jim Oberstar (D-MN), John Mica. (R-FL), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and John Duncan (R-TN). And good news.

Stephen Colbert on running for president, exploratory committees with actual members, and free speechiness

David Weinberger

Ex psychiatric bible chief slams new secret committee

Mind Hacks

So far, critics have managed to raise little more than smoke signals but the tinderbox may well have just been ignited by an article of scorching criticism penned by the head of the last DSM committee. pdf of Allen Frances article for Psychiatrist Times

Emergence / Recognition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The meaning of a sentence does not arise solely from the meanings of the words that make it up. journey is not composed merely of many small trips.

Designing the Olympics Participant Experience

Adaptive Path

Can you imagine the complexity and opportunity of designing the participant experience for the Olympics? Did I mention that it’s real?

A depressing financial justification

Mind Hacks

People can say we were biased. But it assumes we have no intelligence of our own. We’re all susceptible to them. News Togetherness

The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Each of us made a short presentation which was then followed by an extensive discussion between the panel and the Committee. Representativeness. 

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OPEN: Using crowdsourced legislation to beat SOPA

Ross Dawson

reports : A vocal opponent of SOPA and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa started KeepTheWebOpen.com , a website that allows anyone to contribute to the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act, known as OPEN. One of the most important ways to beat SOPA is to provide a good alternative.

The Study, and Other Stuff

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who selected the review committee? All of this was set in motion by the committee I named in my previous post. It is true that I was badly treated by my PhD committee. believed that long before I ever stood before a PhD committee. Let me be clear: I was making this statement about this study in particular. recognize this.

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Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology

Euen Semple

Don't try to manage your ecology by committee but cultivate communication and trust between those who care that it works and have the commitment to do something about it - whoever they are and whatever their role. 7. You can't manage knowledge but you can create a knowledge ecology". Avoid single platforms like the plague. 2.

Metropolitan IQ and Urban metabolism: Great case studies of innovative, collaborative cities

Ross Dawson

The paper focuses on the challenges and opportunities for Sydney, with the summary recommendations at the bottom of this post.

Knowledge Management for Decision Memories

Harold Jarche

Decisions were made by a committee on which compound to pursue. Over time, these memories can be codified and institutionalized.

When Celebrity Trumps Sanity

Dan Pontefract

not to mention thwarting every attempt by the Republican National Committee to kill of their cockroach-like competitor, Trump). But why?

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Beth Kanter

One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.  … Read More StorytellingStorytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits. Momsrising.

Learning is social, Design is not

Harold Jarche

NYT:  The Auteur vs. the Committee – via @petervan. Not committee consensus-builders. Tweet Here are some of the things that were shared via Twitter this past week. jonhusband – “Noticed in office … article titled “ Learning Is Social, Training Is Irrelevant &#. And one other thing. Not focus groups.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Peace and Entrepreneurship

John Hagel

Dont Count On It. As the official press release indicates, the award was made. for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.

The hidden history of lobotomy’s non-inventor

Mind Hacks

Neurol Neurochir Pol. 2012;46(1):96-103. Lass P, S?awek awek J, Sitek E. He was a versatile humanist and a writer, even a gambling expert.

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

Beth Kanter

Random fun from the IFYC “giddy committee.”. Motivations and barriers for individuals to participate. Our values reflect this commitment.

Italy’s Declaration of Internet Rights

David Weinberger

thanks to the initiative of the presidency of the Chamber of Deputies, a dedicated Committee of experts and members of the Parliament from the Committee on Internet Rights and Duties. It’s currently open for public comment at the Civici Platform — which by itself is pretty cool. TechPresident explains that this came about.

Irrational? Decisions and decision making in context

Mind Hacks

The entire field of psychology of decisions missed the point. So saying that the entire field missed the point seems…odd. Reasoning

Irrational? Decisions and decision making in context

Mind Hacks

The entire field of psychology of decisions missed the point. So saying that the entire field missed the point seems…odd. Reasoning

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here is the chart of citations collated from the papers selected by the committee for the MOOC Research Network (p. Why would it? 25-31). It is.

DPLA looking for an executive director

David Weinberger

The search committee is pretty fabulous, so I have confidence that this is going to be an amazing hire. The Digital Public Library of America is looking for an executive director. This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference. It’s looking very good for the April launch date.

A literary review of the DSM-5

Mind Hacks

It’s both an excellent look at what the whole DSM project has been designed to do and a cutting take on the checklist approach to diagnosis.

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

Any university that doesn’t yet have some department or committee focused on “responding systemically to innovations and change pressures” is missing an important opportunity. A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the White House. The White House is secure. felt watched over with lovingkindness. 2. Expect it. Repent.

What the Internet actually is: A reminder for policy-makers

David Weinberger

According to Wikipdia, the FNC was “was chartered by the US National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Computing, Information and Communications (CCIC) to act as a forum for networking collaborations among US federal agencies…” It was dissolved in 1997. But its words are still good. More than good.

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

They played this video, narrated by John Hurt, who starred in the film 1984. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo.

The web at twenty

Jay Cross

The only reason Tim Berners-Lee has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize is that the prize committee has yet to establish a category for his sort of genius.

Automation For The People

Dan Pontefract

Dexter Weaver, the legendary owner, wants its service to be known as “automatic for the people”, a term fellow Athens rock band R.E.M.

The resilient organisation: introduction

Dave Snowden

In those seminars I am exploring this subject in more detail by both teaching and discussion. by the way. Reflections

Aaron Swartz was not a hacker. He was a builder.

David Weinberger

Aaron founded Demand Progress and helped found the Progressive Change Campaign Committee , pioneering grassroots political groups. Of course Aaron was a legendary prodigy of a hacker in the sense of someone who can build anything out of anything. But that’s not what the media mean when they call him a hacker. Aaron was not a hacker.

Starting on the platform for the Digital Public Library of America

David Weinberger

We’ll do this as openly as possible, relying upon the community to help at every phase, but this will be our core work during the first phase of the platform’s development, leading up to an April 26 DPLA Steering Committee meeting. For the past 1.5 You can see it at work, running underneath ShelfLife, another of our projects, here.)

Talent Development Isn’t Just About Training

Dan Pontefract

As Wikipedia suggests , “The organization began in New Orleans during a training committee meeting of the American Petroleum Institute in 1942.

Wilful blindness

Dave Snowden

Medical and academic research requires proposals to be first approved by an ethics committee. Summarising Heffernan's article. So what do we do?

New definition of “cringeworthy”

David Weinberger

The House Judiciary Committee has posted a page with ten gifs to explain to the nation’s youth the folly of President Obama’s immigration actions. Hat tip to Peter Kaminski

My Scholarly Contributions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My PhD committee at the U of A absolutely refused to consider my dissertation proposal on connective models of learning, inference and discovery (see here ). also noted from your website that the focus of your research interests has shifted during your career and I am curious to know what prompted the change in research interest? Advice?

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

Jenny says, “100 per cent of the time they say a special project, committee, stretch assignment, or a mentor.”

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

the United Way Committee or neighborhood watch). Communities can exist internally (the United Way Committee) or externally (the chefs).

It’s not complicated, you see

Harold Jarche

First of all, there are no committees. Their solution was simple. know few enterprise software projects that go without a hitch.