September, 2012

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Don’t worry, nobody can steal your knowledge

Harold Jarche

Why do I share my knowledge? Well, actually, I don’t. could not share my knowledge with you, if I wanted. It  enhances serendipity.

Launching new framework: The Future of Work

Ross Dawson

I have been working with one of the world’s largest private companies, which is engaged in a strategy project looking at the future out to 2025.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Luis Suarez

A couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0 Indeed, in “ Why do people share? Not even a fraction. Why do we do it then? You see?

Technological Unemployment: Not Just for the US

Andy McAfee

In a talk I attended the other night, Larry Summers mentioned that manufacturing employment in China peaked in 1996. How much more, and how many fewer?

The Labor Day Manifesto Of the Passionate Creative Worker

John Hagel

[Three years ago today I posted A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World. In classic Hagelian fashion it was long and complicated.    On this important day, let us reflect on what we each can do to make our work more meaningful and have greater impact. These are indeed exciting times, full of promise and potential. We strive to: 1. Never.

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HR Doesn’t Need a Seat at the Table, it is the Table

Dan Pontefract

Table stakes: … refers to the minimum entry requirement for a market or business arrangement. In fact, I believe they are the table. HR hr 2.0

Waze to Acquire Knowledge

Andy McAfee

The cabbie won handily. In 2010 Prof. No matter; the cabbie again crushed him in a cross-London journey. Any takers?

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Browsers should have been cars. Instead they’re shopping carts.

Doc Searls

I want to drive on the Web, but instead I’m being driven. All of us are. And that’s a problem. It’s not for lack of trying on the part of websites and services such as search engines. But they don’t make cars. They make stores and utilities that try to be personal, but aren’t, and never can be. We could only be driven.

fMRI of Dysgraphia - Lack of Automaticity and Need for Visual Monitoring

Eide Neurolearning

Thank goodness for Todd Richards and his collaboration with Virginia Berninger and her group for looking into the brain-basis of dysgraphia.

First we shape our structures, and then the sociopaths take over

Harold Jarche

We will create the future organization by bringing  democracy to the workplace , I wrote last week in How we will manage. Social Business, etc.)

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. By  Jay Cross | Chief Executive Officer, Internet Time Alliance. Where do I post my profile?

Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. To be frank, I think ROI calculations for social initiatives are in most cases a waste of time, because so many of the benefits and costs are unknowable before the initiative.

Reflections on the Longevity of Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the end of August, IBM announced the latest member of its mainframe family, the zEnterprise EC12.  As pointed out in the announcement, the new system is a result of more than $1B in R&D investments over the past four years, resulting in major improvements in performance, security, availability and other key enterprise features. 

Social Business Is People to People Business – The Iberia Story

Luis Suarez

As you may have seen it already, once again, I am on the move. This time around with an unexpected surprise:  Iberia. The future of work is social.

The Robot Teachers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

"Can you recommend a good doctor?" This is the final question in an article by Tony Bates about teaching, and it frames the debate nicely. We would be very disinclined to turn over the healing profession to automation, and in the same vein, should be equally hesitant when it comes to teachers. But it's funny. So we have two sides to this.

Do not wait to take control of your professional development

Harold Jarche

What happens when freelancing becomes the norm? And forget about that pension.) – How America is becoming a nation of freelancers. PKM Work

Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch

Adaptive Path

It has been two very interesting years since I moved from my native France to the US. Since then it seems I’ve been in a permanent mode of ethnographic observation, taking note of everyday experiences that strike me as exotic. Culture of collective progress versus culture of individual progress. Culture of rhetoric versus culture of making.

A simple market-based solution to Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

Doc Searls

Charge for them. Let users be customers and not just consumers. Let demand engage supply the old fashioned way: by paying for goods and services, and making the sellers directly accountable to buyers in a truly competitive marketplace. Here’s the thing. Millions of us are highly dependent on our phones’ primary maps app. Let us pay.

Disruptive innovation in professional services: the value in expertise

Ross Dawson

The concept of disruptive innovation is now well-recognized in business. It was originally described by Clayton Christensen almost exclusively in terms of products – often technology-based – such as storage devices. The 3 key drivers of disruption of expertise are remote work , process automation , and artificial intelligence.

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

The combination of multiple levels of interaction from a same single user interface is a killer.  Take it to the next level. Quite the opposite.

5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Beth Kanter

Source: Hot Button Studio. Moment—Using your data to tell stories, make decisions, and change the world.” Source: Rickmann's Posterous.

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How organizations can thrive in the network era

Harold Jarche

I recently covered the BetaCodex Guide to Organizing for Complexity. A new special edition paper has just been released, Turn Your Company Outside-In.

UX As Strategy Or Design? A Roundtable Discussion

Adaptive Path

At UX Week 2012, Adaptive Path co-founder Peter Merholz presented a, well, provocative talk called "User Experience Is Strategy, Not Design". Peter's talk built upon some of my ideas from previous talks and drew on his own observations to assert that framing UX work as design is a misleading disservice to the work itself.

Being a Philosopher

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My response to a comment from Pandora on a post about philosophy > "Isn't philosophy taught mostly like read this, talk about it, write about it, argue about it." Yes, but it's how these are taught that results in the benefits. It's not so much that there are no right answers - if there weren't, we wouldn't be able to function! And yet. and yet.

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STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to Larson, STEM literacy is a way of thinking and doing:   . “A person has STEM literacy if she can understand the world around her in a logical way guided by the principals of scientific thought.  A STEM-literate person can think for herself.  She asks critical questions.  She can form hypotheses and seek data to confirm or deny them. 

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Luis Suarez

Ladies and gentlemen, Social Business is just getting started! There is still a lot of work to be done  and we have only just scratched the surface.

Where to draw the line on plagiarism?

Jay Cross

Even as original a thinker as Isaac Newton acknowledged, “If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Enterprise 2.0 transition

Harold Jarche

game play. The discussions focused on how and in what manner OD and HR can support  adoption & transformation processes. transition? Enterprise 2.0

Seeing is Believing

Adaptive Path

But politics aside, one major question keeps bouncing around between my ears: why all the hours of "telling" without even one moment of "showing"?

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth Kanter

Image from Steve Heye. ”    It is the work flow documented and visualized that answers the question, “What if we get a negative comment?

Market-facing Innovation Labs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The corporate research lab has radically changed over the past several decades.  Corporate labs reached their peak in the 1960s and 1970s.  As technologies and markets changed, most such labs declined in importance over the next twenty years.  The gap between research, product development and the marketplace was pretty wide in those days.

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. Rather than attempt to answer them individually, I'm grouping there here. It could perhaps have to do with teachers' being ranked or given performance pay according to student outcomes, or some other competitive measure.

Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps)

George Siemens

Designing and Running a MOOC from gsiemens

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The Connected Company Review

Harold Jarche

I received a copy of Dave Gray’s The Connected Company from O’Reilly books and must say that Dave has done a great job. Books