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.

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.

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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. So here are a few of the things that are a bit different for me. 1. for more on this. 7.

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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

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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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

The real cause of Global Warming: the Vatican

Martijn Linssen

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.

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.

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

Steve Denning

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.

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!)

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Martijn Linssen

It's the most widespread lie across IT.

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping. have written another post on the rise of mini-blogs. ShopSocially. Watch for it in 2011.

November Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Hot Topics Mlearn (8) Brandon Hall award for best in mLearning: gold medal! hotlist November

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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

Announcing Open Course: Learning & Knowledge Analytics

George Siemens

A number of open courses will be offered early 2011 (CCK11, PLEs, Digital Storytelling). Which is great! and, my new maxim for open online courses is “never teach alone – grow network competence by co-teaching&# ). If you’re interested, please join this group LAK11. All updates on the course will be posted there.

David Reed on the neutrality of the Net’s code

David Weinberger

Barbara van Schewick has posted two brilliant posts ( 1 2 ) about the practical effects removing Net neutrality would have on innovation. Now David Reed, one of the authors of the original argument for the Net’s neutral architecture , has responded, in agreement, but with a shading of emphasis. All packets move equally in those regards.

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.

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?

Great ending to 2010

Jay Cross

Buxton quotes T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom : All men dream; but not equally. Innovation in process trumps innovation in product.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Leading change? Start.

Steve Denning

How you can possibly lead change your workplace when the forces in favor of the status quo are so entrenched and resistant and skeptical?

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.

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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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

In Defense of Data Centrism. In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices.

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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.