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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Complexity: the new normal. Social learning.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

PKM is making sense of complexity

Harold Jarche

It is in making sense of complexity. agree. Periodically you relax the constraints again to allow new possibilities to emerge.

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Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are some of these limitations?  In thinking about this question  over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems.  Let me explain.  .

Complexity and Public Administration

Dave Snowden

So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about? will refer to them here as labs. That has changed.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud.

“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background:  A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” Simplicity is the absence of complexity.

Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Globalism is different.  It usually refers to placing the interests of the entire planet above those of individual countries.  It is grounded in the belief that “we share one fragile planet the survival of which requires mutual respect and careful treatment of the earth and of all its people.”  Isn’t the world becoming increasingly flat ?

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Often the latter choice is considered backward looking, or stripped of context.  Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complexity of AI software.  “We are all familiar with errors in ordinary software.  as its annual question. But wait!  What does this all mean? 

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on.  Generally, open source reference implementations of basic Web components are made available so everyone can quickly embrace the standards and interoperate with everyone else.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The TV industry is being massively restructured as its companies keep searching for viable business models. Then there is social media. 

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tom (whom I know personally and will therefore refer to by his first name) moderated a session on The Importance of Systems Thinking.  He then gave an excellent talk focused on the themes in his new book - That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.  How did we fall into such a slow decline? 

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What distinguishes ID³ from NSTIC and similar such organizations developing policy principles for trust and identity frameworks is its objective to embody the policy principles in open software reference implementations that can be tested, verified, improved and scaled.  number of organizations are working to develop digital trust frameworks. 

Un-Sucking the Touchpoint

Adaptive Path

For me, the touchpoint has become a central way to view designing moments across increasingly complex journeys. Success! What am I supporting?

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

The 16 categories were too complex to use in the course so we in turn re-coded the 16 categories into five to make them easier to communicate.

The Power of Pull

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Big Shift , as they called the project, refers to the long-term transformations in the global business environment over the past several decades that have been primarily, but not exclusively, caused by the remarkable advances in digital technologies over that period. Where have the benefits of these productivity gains gone?  And so on.”

Extreme Scale Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of their most compelling conclusions is that with exascale computing, we are reaching a tipping point in predictive science , an area with potentially major implications across a whole range of new, massively complex problems.  The performance advances of supercomputers in these past decades have been remarkable.  Let me explain.

[eim] Alphabetical order explained in a mere 27,817 words

David Weinberger

This is one of the most amazing examples I’ve seen of the complexity of even simple organizational schemes. ” But it’s way, way, way more complex than that. The Case or Kana Subtype entry refers either to a case distinction or to a specific list of characters. Unicode does the job. See Section 1.3.).

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The US Constitution: A Pantheon of (Sometimes Conflicting) Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently saw a reference to a speech given at Harvard’s commencement in May of this year by David Souter.  The Constitution has a good share of deliberately open-ended guarantees, like rights to due process of law, equal protection of the law, and freedom from unreasonable searches.  But this explanation hardly scratches the surface. 

EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Most of the cases referred to higher education. We develop skills like uploading, downloading, search and so on. How did we produce them?

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

However this is often difficult in large, complex organizations. Source : IBM Creative Leadership Report. Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

A huge sigh of relief – a title | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

For nearly four years my dear friends and colleagues John Smith and Etienne Wenger and I have been writing this thing that became a book. FINALLY.

Working smarter, daily

Harold Jarche

often refer to a blog post instead of writing the same email a dozen times. Filtering can be single or multiple terms.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks

Mark Oehlert

His site, is a great resource - a great compilation of a ton of resources related to visualizing complex networks.

Not So Grand Narratives

John Hagel

But others, particularly in the academic world, have a very specific meaning they attach to narrative, although they usually refer to it as “Grand Narrative” or “meta-narrative.”  The search for stability. Narrative is a powerful concept with enormous potential. For most people, story and narrative are used interchangeably.

Becoming MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

student who cannot navigate complex websites, search for and assess resources, or make new friends through a social network may have difficulty navigating through a cMOOC. Other writers refer to these criteria under the heading of flow, and trace its origin to game design. There are two types of MOOCs. Baron, S. 2012, March 22).

Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

You have to be learning continuously to deal with the onslaught of unfamiliar, complex problems. Continuous improvement. This is a game changer.

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The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Here I refer not only to the inherent conservatism in society, but also in the infallible human inclination to use new things in new and unexpected ways. So I'm going to work through the Contact North predictions (note that I refer to the 'Contact North Author' throughout because the author is not named). The second was human nature.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

There are also tools that use mechanical filters, such as search engines or analytical engines that show trending topics. REFERENCES.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You create standardized descriptions, standardized search mechanisms. referred to it yesterday, 680 million cat photos. Quick mike check.

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Consider, for example, the computational model called '' the game of life '', which shows how complexity can develop out of simple rules. Learning theories, ranging from simple Hebbian mechanism to complex Boltzmann engines , create and modify connections between entities. DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12040). would like to do both.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

Initially, openness referred to giving anyone a chance to get a degree, not openness as is “free content” or free cost. adapted ).

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Next Revolution in Interactions

John Hagel

Dont Count On It. It is a fascinating article with important implications for business strategy and information technology investment.

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

High utilization, efficiency and reliability were not major design objectives because they would add to the cost and complexity of the machine.  These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. Tags: Cloud Computing Complex Systems Innovation Technology and Strategy

The Open Road

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It would still be a complex process, of course. went to the Internet Archive, and using their search engine. Again - maybe too subtle.

Five years of editing Wikipedia

Dave Snowden

Its the first hit for any google search. Templates and images also but in much smaller numbers. Knol never stood a chance. Polemic Reflections

The future of law firms: new structures, virtualization, fluid talent, social media-driven reputation

Ross Dawson

Firms then manage both the client’s complex and mundane work – setting the firm’s best lawyers onto the complex work and outsourcing the rest. Dawson says that in the future he can see clients engaging an expert or broker to complement their online search for legal information. It’s the future, and it’s coming to your firm now.

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Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In so doing, a person might take a course, search for recipes, ask for help, or - in the style of the underrated film ' The Raman Girl ' or that overrated film ' The Karate Kid ' - find a mentor to show you how to steam noodles. This guide refers to none of it. The Edupunks' Guide, however, describes 'do-it-yourself learning'.

Machine and Human Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since that time, analyzing or searching large amounts of information has become increasingly important and commonplace in a wide variety of disciplines.  And, beyond these word-oriented search engines, statistical, information-based systems are being extended in a number of directions. But they are not sufficient.