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?

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.

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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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Brain Scans Show If Ready to Learn

Eide Neurolearning

MIT researchers found that activation of the parahippocampal gyrus was associated with better memory if visual scenes followed. link].

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?

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.)

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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"?

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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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

The enormous opportunity for writers and readers in an ebook world

Ross Dawson

Last Friday I was interviewed on ABC’s News Exchange program about ebooks and their impact. Click on the image to view the video of the program.

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Designing and running a MOOC (in 9 easy steps)

George Siemens

Designing and Running a MOOC from gsiemens

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The 'Course' in MOOC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A discussion taking place on the OER-Forum Discussion List. Posts by other people in italics. Abel Caine wrote , " I have to intervene with the developing country perspective. Millions of smart, motivated children/students for many reasons do not complete regular school or university. Here's why the C in MOOC continues to stand for 'Course'.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.