July, 2012

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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.

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.

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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Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past couple of decades we have been talking about the evolution to a new, Internet-based digital economy.  This transformation keeps gathering speed, as we transition from the connected economy of PCs, browsers and web servers to our increasingly hyperconnected economy of smart mobile devices, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks.

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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.

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.

Free book on business & learning

Jay Cross

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


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.

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

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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

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.

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.  .

“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.

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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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.).

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.

Global insights into fear of failure, entrepreneurial activity, and gender balance in entrepreneurs

Ross Dawson

One of the interesting issues I have been looking at is how varying fear of failure impacts entrepreneurial activity, as shown in the table below.

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks. People cooperate in External Networks to meet a shared goal. Just Jay

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

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.

Table for two

Doc Searls

The Web as we know it today was two years old in June 1997, when the page below went up. It lasted, according to Archive.org , until October 2010. When I ran across it back then, it blew my mind — especially the passage I have boldfaced in the long paragraph near the end. The Internet is a table for two. Any two, anywhere. It won’t go away.

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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.

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.

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

Do we need “career coaches” rather than trainers?

Jane Hart

So I enjoyed the recent article in the Washington Post by Joyce E. A. None of us can afford to remain stagnant in our knowledge.

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.

The final demographic

Doc Searls

I started working in retailing, wholesaling, journalism and radio when I was 18-24. studied Nielsen and Arbitron ratings for radio and TV when I was 25-34. The radio station I did most of that work for was an album rock station, one of the first. It’s a country station now, target demographic, 25-54. Cruises. Even one’s own, sometimes.