Wed.Feb 22, 2012

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Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There, I said it. Social media is not social learning. Let’s start our analysis with a few definitions first.

The 14 ExaTrends of the Decade

Ross Dawson

We released our Map of the ExaTrends of the Decade a while ago now. However the decade is still young, and all of these ExaTrends (which is a MegaTrend cubed) have a long way yet to play out. We have created a set of slides to make the 14 ExaTrends easier to read and understand.

Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources

Beth Kanter

Source: Copyblogger.

Debate: The Ethics of Crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

For many who come across the idea of crowdsourcing in its many forms, their first thoughts are about the ethical issues. As such, in writing Getting Results From Crowds , it was important to address the ethical domain rather than ignoring or glossing it.

Greetings and Bathrooms: One CEO's Metrics for Retail Stores

Bob Sutton

Yesterday, we had the CEO of a large retail chain as a visitor in the Stanford class we Huggy Rao and I are teaching on scaling-up excellence.    I will refrain from using his name as this a class, not a speech to the public.    But he said something  interesting in response to a question about the challenge of "descaling bad behavior." 

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the new electric media

Harold Jarche

Tweet Of course we can live without a bodily identity, but the body confers a particular kind of identity. Aquinas pointed out that the principle of individuation consists in the intersection of matter and spirit. Without the body, then, individual identity is not possible. Discarnate man is mass man; individuality is simply not possible because there is nothing on which to base it, to give it substance.

Wisconsin Recall Update

Nine Shift

The latest from "on the ground" is that people are enthusiastic about the recall of Gov. Scott Walker. In our small town, there's already one office set up by the Democrats. And we predict another office to open soon.

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The Food Movement: A Free Mini-Conference Tommorow at Stanford d. School

Bob Sutton

This is open to all.    The line-up looks awesome.      The ideology of organic food, the health issues, and the challenges of feeding a large population on a budget.    Debra Dunn is always awesome and always sees the complexity.  

Would a Distributed Model of Government be More Suitable for a Complex, Diverse 21st Century Democracy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about the forces that, in my opinion, are contributing to an increasingly polarized America. I mentioned three such key forces: the structural changes and employment challenges our economy is going through; the changing demographics and emergence of a kind of new establishment in US society; and the technology-amplified, free-for-all conversations taking place through our multitude of information and communication channels.

Making it visible and viral

Clark Quinn

On a recent client engagement, the issue was spreading an important initiative through the organization. The challenges were numerous: getting consistent uptake across management and leadership, aligning across organizational units, and making the initiative seem important and yet also doable in a concrete way. Pockets of success were seen, and these are of interest.