December, 2010

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Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

It is traditional at the turn of the year to look forward at what is to come. The full text of the ExaTrends and the Zeitgeist themes is below.

The Big Shift: Challenge and Opportunity for Women

John Hagel

How are women affected by the longer-term changes that are transforming our business environment? This issue is rarely explored.    Since I am on the edge anyway, I thought I would venture into this potentially sensitive topic.    Last week I had an opportunity to address a gathering of TEDxWomen in the Bay area.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What economists don't.

Steve Denning

What economists like James Surowiecki in The New Yorker don't see: the real jobs crisis isn't that the high level of unemployment ha become structural.

Writing Problems of Visual Thinkers - Pictures vs. Words / Literal Films

Eide Neurolearning

There's a viral video channel on Youtube that beautifully illustrates the writing problems of visual thinkers. Check out Gerald Grow's article. 2.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

A Great Divide is what I see for the coming decade. Not a hydrological divide of the Americas, but an IT-divide of the business.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto, a brilliant new book by Umair Haque

Curiosity and the Creative Drive

Eide Neurolearning

Sound like anyone that you know? Put Cal Tech students in a scanner reading trivia questions and you might learn a thing or two about curiosity.

Control Technology Choice, Not Technology Use

Andy McAfee

I talked a couple days ago with the CIO of a huge global organization. Like a lot of his peers these days, he was pretty interested in Enterprise 2.0 , and was digging in on figuring out what it meant for his company and putting a plan together. Do you agree? Leave a comment, please, and let us know what you think

Who Needs Training, Again?

Charles Jennings

At some point in time I am sure we’ve all found ourselves with an answer staring us in the face, but we just haven’t managed to see it yet. Most of us know there are

11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

As such, I've taken out the Zeitgeist themes here, with the image and full text below. Zeitgeist for 2011. ZEITGEIST:2011. 1. Networked or Not?

Blocking a Common Sugar Molecule May Be Key to Preventing Scar Formation

Dave Snowden

Most people have one somewhere: a nasty scar from an old injury. It typically causes no serious harm, but can be unsightly. Scar-reducing creams and other dermatological procedures can help, but no one has known how to prevent scarring in the first place. More]. Health,More Science,Everyday Science,Biology

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: My New Year's Resolutions

Steve Denning

Learning Analytics & Knowledge: Draft Syllabus

George Siemens

Numerous open courses are kicking off in 2011. I’m involved in two: Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11) and the third iteration of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (CCK11 – with Stephen Downes). I’ve posted the draft syllabus of LAK11 here.

No category of digital content has attracted payments from more than 33% of American Net users

David Weinberger

Pew Internet reports that 65% of American Net users (75% of the people they contacted) have paid for online, digital content. And there’s no category of goods in which more than one third of the respondents have ever paid for content. The content could include articles, music, software, or anything else in digital form. The survey was flawed.

We Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends. And Acquaintances.

Andy McAfee

On Christmas day, the New York Times published a very smart opinion piece by the evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar. In it, he highlights the real value of digital social networking tools like Facebook in our personal lives. It’s going to be full of casual acquaintances and virtual strangers, with a core of actual friends at the center.

Our 6 favorite infographics of 2010

Ross Dawson

I'll try to fit in a few summary posts from the year before I head off for holidays. Click on the images for the original posts. The NewsScape.

The real cause of Global Warming: the Vatican

Martijn Linssen

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: What's Google's biggest.

Steve Denning

What's Google's biggest strategic issue? Keep the size of its teams small. In teams: small is beautiful

The Internet doesn’t do this

Doc Searls

The above, in order (1,2,3) is what I went through this morning when I searched for “emancipay&# on Twitter. That’s a tease. Stay tuned.

Innovation in China

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to China Is Not About to Out-Innovate the U.S. in Harvard Business School Blogs. Patents are a poor standard for measuring innovation, agreed. To make the larger point, the author needs to show that the quality of Chinese innovation is less than that of the Americans'. think that's correct, to a point.

There are two kinds of people in the world. | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Those who make your life easier -- and those who make it harder.

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The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

Here are a few further thoughts on mini-blogs. have written another post on the rise of social shopping , including 7 examples.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Microsoft and Cloud - they.

Martijn Linssen

I myself think it is extremely funny what is depicted there: the instruction to download (from the Cloud!)

US education: a grave failure of national management & character

Steve Denning

Not only is the management of US corporations currently in sharp decline. Studies show that US education also puts the future in peril.

Visual history of corporate education

Jay Cross

Check out this awesome history of corporate education from Eileen Clegg: “ Ongoing project with IFTF and Global Learning Resources, 4 X 12 foot graphic map documenting corporate education over 120 years in historical context, leading to a forecast through 2010″ Just Jay

Smart Games! Better Reasoning and Speed - PC, Board, and Nintendo DS

Eide Neurolearning

They work! Pretty cool. Just in time for Christmas. Thanks, Bunge lab. Examples of Spatial Reasoning games - Rush Hour, Set. Eide Neurolearning Blog.

Innovation through network learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet Innovation. I’ve really appreciated the many posts where Tim Kastelle and I have connected by sharing ideas. Tim Network Learning.

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

We are fast learning how to create "enhanced serendipity". Reflections on the meaning of serendipity and why it essential we strive to enhance it.

The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

It's the most widespread lie across IT.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The wonders of suckiness.

Steve Denning

The widespread recognition that traditional management sucks offers real hope that it can be reinvented

My Personal Passion Trajectory

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

John Hagel hits on an interesting thing , a way of describing how his interests have changed through time, merging to create his unique perspective on the world. Mine, too. Perhaps all young boys want to build forts, but we had an entire subdivision's worth of scrap lumber and nails to play with. My interest in the philosophy of mind would follow.

Jay Rosen and the Watchdog Web

Doc Searls

I have to say what nearly fifty thousand Twitter followers already know : nobody does a better job of following and writing about what’s going on in journalism than Jay Rosen. The dude just nails it, over and over and over again. That is, anchored here: outside the mainstream media. In this Vimeo , he says The watchdog press has died.

Kodacroak: The end of Kodachrome

David Weinberger

Dan O’Neill on a mailing list writes “The last day that you will be able to get your roll of Kodachrome developed. will be four days from now, December 30, 2010.&# He also posted these links: Last-chance processing. He did the famous Afghan girl cover for National Geographic, for example.].

The boundaries of crowdsourcing and how it relates to open innovation

Ross Dawson

I was recently asked to do an interview for the Turkish version of CNBC eBusiness magazine on crowdsourcing. I'm not sure whether the article will appear online - I'll share it if so. In any case here are the answers I gave the interviewer: 1) The term "crowdsourcing" first coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wire Magazine article.