July, 2012

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A guide to complexity and organizations

Harold Jarche

If you know nothing about complexity, read this. If you know a lot on the subject, keep it as a job aid or use it to help others.

New Ways of Visualizing the Customer Journey Map

Adaptive Path

[Credit: Evan Litvak
] Evan chose to represent his journey as a circular graphic instead of the more common linear or chart structure. Consider.

MOOCs are really a platform

George Siemens

We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. MOOCs are a platform.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Executive Summary 3. Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. What’s up?

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The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

And the way things are looking up it seems that it’s going to be like that for a few more years to come. Personally, I am doing just fine.

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Open Letter to Canadian Universities

George Siemens

Dear Canadian Universities, You are, as the cool 4chan/Reddit kids say, about to get pwned. The dramatic entrance of elite US universities into online learning will change the education landscape globally. Where we, as Canadian higher education institutions, should be leading, we are laggards. We are not without examples of what happens.

Free book on business & learning

Jay Cross

Download your copy here:  Learning is Business. 27 pages. Just Jay


Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

that would be the one on Employee Engagement. More than anything else, because all along I have always felt that employee engagement is a myth. Money.

Checking in, 16.5 years later

Doc Searls

I fired up Searls.com in early 1995, and began publishing on it immediately. A lot of that writing is at a subdomain called  Reality 2.0. Contents.

PKM as pre-curation

Harold Jarche

The most important part of  personal knowledge management  (PKM), in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making. Merely for a specific audience.

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Moving the CIO to the heart of strategy

Ross Dawson

My Transformation of Business Framework provides an overview of some of the driving forces and how they are playing out across the business landscape.

Transparency, Radical or Otherwise

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Doug Johnson , who in turn is responding to Miguel Guhlin , who has made his RSS work again. :) My managers and co-workers read my blog (though not as speedily as I would like). My mother reads my blog. So I don't "write as though" they read it; I write knowing they read it. Which makes most mistakes permissible. Do people care?

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Push and Pull, Formal and Informal

Jay Cross

Just Jay


Social Business – *The* Ecosystem

Luis Suarez

Yes, that  powerful. Main key thought? A new reality: despite the good number of years that have just gone past, we are just  getting started. .

Introducing Future Perfect

Steven Berlin Johnson

In the spring of 2001, I was finishing up the final chapter of my second book, Emergence: The Connected Lives Of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software. Emergence was not explicitly a book about politics or social movements, but I wanted to end it with a hint of those possibilities. That is the iconography of an earlier model of protest. Books

Innovating our way out of the industrial era

Harold Jarche

Standardized work, that can be done by many, is low value in the network era. These are complex or arcane tasks being done by unique individuals.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

Today I gave the keynote on Social Media and the Future at Marcus Evans’ CIO Summit. In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. think the degree of uncertainty on this front is too high to make a firm prediction. There is a viable alternative.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

“Learning” is at the very heart of everything that happens in an organisation – not separate from it. Social learning

Louis C.K. and the Decent Net, or How Louis won the Internet

David Weinberger

( This is the lead article in the new issue of my free and highly intermittent newsletter, JOHO. Also in it, a Higgs-Bogus Contest on particles that would explain mysteries of the Internet. ). Louis C.K. So far he’s made over $6 million in ticket sales. But Louis C.K. also thereby — in the vocabulary of Reddit — won the Internet.

Becoming a Jedi Master – The Secret Art of Cultivating Online Communities #sbf12 #cmgr

Luis Suarez

Not bad, eh? Specially, in the area of Thought Leadership 2.0. Perhaps you may have watched already a few of them altogether. etc.).

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Will Capitalism and Democracy Soon Be Passé?

Andy McAfee

But the SU students were engaged throughout, asked probing questions, and hung around to talk even more over lunch. Well, we tried that last century.

I come not to bury training, only to put it in its place

Harold Jarche

I’ve taught ABCD objectives (audience, behavior, condition, and degree) on many continents, and in universities, companies, and government agencies.

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

At the Internet Time Alliance, we’re big fans of narrating our work. We encourage clients to get their people to narrate their work, through blogs or other sharing media, for a number of reasons. If you are a blogger, you know how blogging makes you reflect on your experience and draw conclusions. Co·her·ent  (k -hîr nt, -h r -) means. 1.  Just Ja

The rise of micro mavens: Building business empires around personal brands

Ross Dawson

You can download it from here or by clicking on the cover below. refer to this new breed of creative entrepreneurs as ‘Micro Mavens’. KEEP IT REAL.

Radical Individualism and the Common Good

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent NY Times OpEd, The Downside of Liberty , has generated quite a bit of discussion.  It was written by Kurt Andersen , - an American author and host of the award-winning public radio program Studio 360.  The OpEd ’ s main thesis is that ever since the late 1960s, a radical American individualism has been unleashed on multiple fronts.  .

Social Business – Where Ideas Keep Fighting Hierarchy

Luis Suarez

Trust. Credibility. focus on results. And this is where ideas kick in… . Steve Jobs talks about managing people [video] youtu.be/f60dheI4ARg

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You can’t create a craft by committee

Dave Snowden

From time to time in knowledge management circles the cry of standardisation is raised. It's just happened again with a new KM Linked In Group with the banner.accreditation association delegated to make decisions by the global KM community. When challenged on the pretentiousness of the title they say its just aspirational.

It’s not complicated, you see

Harold Jarche

Their solution was simple. know few enterprise software projects that go without a hitch. Complication is the industrial disease.

udemy Course with Marissa Mayer

Jay Cross

In this week’s ExtraCurricular, you’ll learn how to cultivate great ideas from new Yahoo! New Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is an ideas expert.

Non-levitated mass

David Weinberger

Guy Horton criticizes Michael Heiser’s new artwork at the LA County Museum of Art. I saw it a couple of weeks ago. The rock is big and heavy.


“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?”

Jane Hart

“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?” That’s Here’s a quote from the article.

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

Yes, I was advised that it was that good. And Mind-boggling would fall short by far in describing how good it is. movement  is alive and kicking.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

Beth Kanter

SF Goodwill's CEO, Debbie Alvarez-Rodriguez Source: Flickr, Goodwill SF. Here’s how her talk was described in the program. sm4np. dalvarez1.

Flatter hierarchies require deeper skills

Harold Jarche

The writing is on the wall. Then, at the office, they meet the “manager” that will manage them until end of the day. Wirearchy Work