March, 2011

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Infographic: Building Success in a Connected World

Ross Dawson

Last weekend I was musing about the elements of success in a connected world. Click on the image for full size. EXECUTION. VISIBILITY. RELATIONSHIPS.

A model of workplace learning

Jay Cross

My colleagues at Internet Time Alliance and I have been discussing new models for learning. What’s missing is the how. 10% from formal training.

Earthquake turns TV networks into print

Doc Searls

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan yesterday, and a tsunami is spreading, right now, across the Pacific ocean. anyway, in the case of BBC).

The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

Yes, of course, I am talking about learning plenty more about  killer presentation skills. That’s right! In it, you will see  J. You evolve.

Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? (Infographic)

Jane Hart

Whether or not you agree with the term “digital native&# and what it stands for, this is an interesting infographic  - from the Voxy Blog (where you can find full details of how to embed it on your blog). Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of

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Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Knowledge Workers

Andy McAfee

I wrote a while back at about whether digitization was contributing to the jobless recovery in the US, and opined that it was. highlighted that both technology substitution and facilitation were taking place. Being in India this week has made me realize that I forgot to include a third very important factor: moving work overseas. So go.

KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same

Luis Suarez

before you all go away and don’t come back again! It’s greatly appreciated, as usual. Any ideas out there folks would want to share across?

The Social Learning Community

Jane Hart

Yesterday I launched the Social Learning Community – a new Community of Practice intended for those interested in the use of social media to work and learn smarter. This is a place where you can join discussions, ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning – whether it be in education or [.].

Fuelled by Informal learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’ve had a crash course in nuclear physics this week. This interconnected world sure makes it easy to learn informally though. Advertisers?

The REAL transformative package: iPad plus wireless keyboard

Ross Dawson

The iPad has changed my life. It feels like I have been waiting for it since I became conscious. However the iPad alone doesn’t do the job. Instant on.

Revolution from the Edge

John Hagel

What fills you with wonder? What do you wonder about? These different, but related questions were posed often during the TED event last week.    The annual TED event that I attended was organized around the broad theme of the rediscovery of wonder. Before too much time passes, I want to step back and reflect on what fills me with wonder.

The Power of Conversations

Charles Jennings

“we tell ourselves stories in order to live” Haruki Murakami Jerome Bruner (1915- ) is one of the greatest educational psychologists the world has ever produced. He has spent his long lifetime studying learning and the human mind.

Social Business – Rethinking Innovation, Organization and Leadership

Luis Suarez

for the 21st century. But, I am sure you may be wondering, what would it look like, right? know, lots of questions, right? It’s already there!

AOL Acquires

Steven Berlin Johnson

Almost exactly five years ago, I went out to lunch with my old friends Mark Bailey and Andy Karsch, and somehow over the course of our meal I got to talking about this idea I'd been harboring for several months about building some sort of web service that would organize local bloggers by neighborhood and zip code. So this is a new thing for me.

Embrace chaos

Harold Jarche

Tweet When I discussed Emergent Value , some very good comments ensued, from Jon Husband , Gordon Ross , Peg Boyles, Ollie Gardener and Monika Hardy.

11 recommendations to create the future of government

Ross Dawson

The Institute of Public Affairs of Australia (IPAA), the professional association supporting senior Australian public service executives, is not prone to rash statements. have put the 11 recommendations provided at the end of the report at the bottom of this post. initiatives ). The role of technology. 1. Innovation. 3. Services reform. 7.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

If you’ve been here before, you’re somewhat aware that I believe in the spirit and execution of collective intelligence. world. mixtent

Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System

Andy McAfee

Physician, professor, and novelist Abraham Verghese wrote a recent op-ed in the New York Times in reaction to the news that IBM is working with the universities of Columbia and Maryland to adapt Watson , the Jeopardy! champion supercomputer , to the task of medical diagnosis. Watson works by applying lots of algorithms to a huge body of data.

Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?

Luis Suarez

All of them coming pretty close to my heart as part of that passion I seem to share for each and everyone of them. But where should I start?

Learning is the new work

Jay Cross

Workplace learning serves one purpose: getting the work done. Work used to be simple. Tasks were mechanical. Things rarely changed. Procedural.

Mapping quality with VNA

Harold Jarche

One main message that came through early in the workshop is that you cannot manage a network. It’s just a start.

Developmental robotics: the cute baby robot who will grow up to be just like you

Ross Dawson

We are at the cusp of a new phase of robotics, where some of what has been promised to us for decades will come to fruition. year old child: the iCub.

Year Zero: The Future of Communication Skills in Corporations

Dan Pontefract

Over the last 20-30 years, telecommunications providers have witnessed their revenue streams reshape in ways unthinkable in the 1980’s. How you ask?

Questions from and for the Digital Public Library of America workshop

David Weinberger

I got to attend the Digital Public Library of America ‘s first workshop yesterday. It was an amazing experience that left me with the best kind of headache: Too much to think about! Too many possibilities for goodness! The tweet stream was quite lively.) The DPLA is more of an intention than a plan. So, what is the intention? Maybe. Go figure.

Serious Gaming: 6 Tips on Using Games and Simulations for Recruiting Success

Kevin Wheeler

Maybe all you need for an attraction and sourcing strategy is a good game. The U.S. Army was one of the first organizations to pioneer video games for attracting potential recruits. couple of years ago the Army launched its highly successful recruiting game America’s Army, which has significantly helped raise recruitments. Hold virtual job fairs.

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Jay Cross

This morning the magnificent art at the Chicago Art Institute consumed my attention for a couple of hours. Art explains life. Conversation. Just Jay

Emergent Value

Harold Jarche

Tweet A certain amount of hierarchy is necessary to get work done. Networks route around hierarchy. complexity Work

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Keynote: Building Business in a Connected World

Ross Dawson

Here are event details and registration. However others may still find them useful or interesting. Building Business in a Connected World.

The resilient organisation: introduction

Dave Snowden

In those seminars I am exploring this subject in more detail by both teaching and discussion. by the way. Reflections

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan. I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. HRSDC.

Ten Years Later: Way Beyond Digital

Adaptive Path

Ten years ago today, when we launched Adaptive Path, if you had asked me whether we’d still be in business at this point, I would have said, “Sure.&# But if you told me the kind of work we’d be doing ten years in, I wouldn’t have believed you. Not all our clients, for sure. Adaptive Path

Learning while working

Jay Cross

It’s written in the Euro-silo, as if other continents have no relevant lessons worth repeating. Hello? The bulk of learning is self-motivated.

Leave the cookie-cutters at the bakery

Harold Jarche

Tweet It seems that everybody wants an easy solution. They want best practices and case studies they can copy. They want a cookie-cutter solution.

4 reasons why an increased pace of change means greater unpredictability

Ross Dawson

I am writing this in the air over the Rockies, flying back from a scenario planning workshop I ran for a client yesterday. Over the last dozen years that I have been running scenario planning projects I have observed that corporate interest in scenario planning is cyclical. They take it as a given. It’s a fair point. System structure.