July, 2010

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Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Kill Your Darlings

Adaptive Path

My blog died. tried in vein to save it. Friends kindly came to its rescue, and for a while, it seemed like my little blog just…might…make it. watched fire slowly creep back back into its eyes and, oh, how I began to hope! But, alas, in the end, neither my friends, network, nor myself could save it. Awesome idea — wrong project.

Networks, networks, networks

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. via @ captic – Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The traditional, industrial age hierarchic organization must evolve. via @ bbetts -Oscar Berg: Why traditional intranets fail today’s knowledge workers. Any other set of genes would be less fit. The moral of the story is simple.

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Interview. by Robert Morris, Dallas Business Commentary Examiner. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, and systems thinking.

The Data Bubble

Doc Searls

The tide turned today. Mark it: 31 July 2010. That’s when The Wall Street Journal published The Web’s Gold Mine: Your Secrets , subtitled A Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet is the business of spying on consumers. First in a series. Websites The largest U.S. What They Know About You.

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The illusion of progress lights a fire

Mind Hacks

Psychologists have longed talked about 'goal gradient' which describes how we work harder to achieve a goal as we get closer to it. The 'goal gradient hypothesis' was original discussed in the 1930s with regards to rats in mazes, based on the observation that the animals ran more quickly when they got nearer the end. But here's the clever bit.

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How Green Berets and SEALs learn their work

Jay Cross

Bob Morris pointed me toward this article that appeared in Strategy+Business last November: What’s So Special about Special Ops? by Andrew Sobel.

Sourcing Persephone

Doc Searls

We are what we do. Among many other notable things Persephone Mie l did was survive breast cancer. The risks for survivors are always there. Not then.

Having Reasons

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Semantics is the study of meaning, truth, purpose or goal in communication. It can be thought of loosely as an examination of what elements in communication 'stands for'. Because human communication is so wonderfully varied and expressive, a study of semantics can very quickly become complex and obscure. That's a frame." percent. 2. percent.

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The Social Sh*tpile: Social Everything

Martijn Linssen

Social CRM: pleonasm or tautology? Every now and then wikipedia fails me, and this is such a moment.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Shanghai Surprise: Urban Planning Is Sexy!

Steven Berlin Johnson

I'm writing this on the plane flying back after a ten day trip circumnavigating the globe.

Mainframes and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On July 22, I attended IBM’s announcement of its new generation of mainframes, the zEnterprise System in New York City.  As you would expect with any product announcement, this new mainframe is significantly better and faster than its predecessors.  Why is the mainframe not only still around but holding a major new strategic announcement in 2010?

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It’s all relative

Jay Cross

CLO magazine. Published June 2010. W hen you talk to businesspeople, you must speak as they do. Their interest is in moving the corporation forward.

Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

So that’s the logo for  the first VRM+CRM workshop , which will happen on 26-27 August, at Harvard Law School. It’s free. Code talks.

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Simpler is Better: Avoiding the TMI Trap

Eide Neurolearning

Too Much Information is the TMI trap. Some experts prefer no just realism, but also prefer maps that display extraneous meteorological variables."

ReTweet relativity

Martijn Linssen

One of the tools I made recently is my own Search tool that I use to make hashtag Tweet Collections.

Web 3.0

George Siemens

Steve Wheeler shares a presentation Web 3.0: The way forward? Steve takes a three-fold view of web development: 1.0=linking, linking, 2.0=participation, participation, 3.0=existing existing data reconnected for smarter uses. social web) and web 3.0 semantic web) to create what I have called, in the past, the semantic social web.

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In Massachusetts, call yhour rep TODAY to support midwifery bill

David Weinberger

House Bill 4810, An Act Relative to Certified Professional Midwives and Enhanced Practice of Certified Nurse Midwives, would provide licensure and oversight for direct entry midwives, i.e., for home-birth midwives (as opposed to nurse midwives, who are already covered). Midwives provide superb care for women and their babies.

Vogans, values & verisimilitude

Dave Snowden

To continue with my theme of yesterday by looking specifically at the near obsessional need of many organisations to write their values down in the mistaken impression that this will somehow or another make a strategic difference. Returning to my theme. It's a critical distinction, so I'll quote from my original article: Rule based. Ideation based.

The France Diet

Doc Searls

From June 13 to July 21, I lived in France. This was the longest I had been out of the country, ever. still wiegh too much. gained slowly after that.

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When Words Get in the Way - Verbal Mediation Interferes with Spatial Imagery

Eide Neurolearning

A colleague recently mentioned the work of Jonathan Schooler who discovered that talking about a problem interfered with problem solving by insight.

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Growth flows naturally from the inside

Martijn Linssen

Knowledge sharing, one at a time

Harold Jarche

“Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed. That is a grand illusion.&# David Jonassen.

Extracting speakers notes from Keynote

David Weinberger

Here’s a very simple Automator script that extracts the speakers notes from a Keynote file and writes them into a text file on your desktop. The text file it makes is very ugly, and I’m sure someone better at this than I am (= everyone) could have Automator do some cleanup of it. Go to Services > extract_keynote_notes

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IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the US recovers from the financial. crisis , economic policies that encourage capital investment and job creation must be our top near-term priorities.  between 1973 and 1995.  This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. economy.  open information access.

Informal vs. Illegal

Doc Searls

Immigrants and Crime: Time for a Sensible Debate is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Francis Fukuyama with the subhead, The gardeners and maids who cross the border illegally are very different from the tattooed Salvatrucha gang member who lives by extortion and drug-dealing. This is almost wholly driven by the enormous demand for drugs from the U.S.

Connectivism in the Enterprise

George Siemens

I’m delivering a presentation in a few weeks to a “large technology company that everyone knows but I can’t name because of onerous procedures for clearing name use&# on Connectivism in the Enterprise: doc file and Google docs version.

Augmented Reality for Learning

Tony Karrer

A colleague just asked me if I knew anyone who was using Augmented Reality for learning. I’m not and I gave him the standard advice about looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. He did that, but didn’t find particular people. eLearning Technology.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

Learning has been the traditional realm of HR while most systems are supported by IT. Flinn goes on to explain that Web 2.0 BRP & ERP.

Meta-meme: James Franco Chuck Norris Jokes

David Weinberger

James Franco rules the meta-universe the way Chuck Norris rules the meager regular old universe. Chuck Norris counted to infinity – twice. James Franco whistled infinity three times, while mastering Russian literature. Chuck Norris can speak braille. Chuck Norris can do a wheelie on a unicycle. Once a cobra bit Chuck Norris’ leg.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Dawn of Learning

Last week, I had the good fortune to speak with George Siemens for an upcoming Xyleme Voices podcast.

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R-Buttons and the Open Marketplace

Doc Searls

Three things happen in a marketplace. One is transaction , another is conversation and the third is relationship. Transaction. Or we move on. Social.

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Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

While Blackboard is unable to write a press release that includes clear statements like “we have purchased these companies&# , I have to give the company credit for the acquisition of Elluminate (and Wimba). With increased competition and general maturity of the market, Blackboard made what is likely its most important acquisition to date.

Conversation, not presentation

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Instead, Jane and I had an informal conversation in the front of the room. In time, others joined in.