December, 2016

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working to learn

Harold Jarche

This is an extract from Learning to work and working to learn by Ronald Barnett, published in 1999. It is even more relevant seventeen years later.


United We Stand, Divided We Fall

John Hagel

I love paradox and today we’re living through one of the biggest paradoxes of all: at a time when we seem more divided than ever, we’re actually more united than ever. What do I mean by that? All you have to do is take a cursory look through our media or our conversations when we come together as groups to see that we’re deeply polarized.

This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So.

Dan Pontefract

Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two.

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given that I’ve closely followed cloud computing over the years, the state of cloud was one of the main topics we discussed. IT-as-a-Service.

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Who controls the marketing tech stack in 2017: The CIO or CMO?

Dion Hinchcliffe

A funny thing happened along the way to using technology to better connect with the marketplace: The CIO and CMO both decided to have a hand in it. How will they agree and align in 2017 as digital becomes central to the end-to-end customer experience

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Magnanimous: The Word of 2017

Dan Pontefract

As he was leaving office on January 20, 1993, President George H. W. Bush left a letter on the desk of the oval office addressed. Rise of the Woman?

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

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The SAP platform and digital transformation

Dion Hinchcliffe

I had the opportunity to attend SAP TechEd in Barcelona recently in order to assess the software giant's latest enhancements to their platform. In the process, I also gauged its readiness to fully support that urgent IT priority of our time, digital transformation

A return to constraints

Dave Snowden

I’m getting increasingly excited about the work I am doing on constraints. first posted on this with an initial taxonomy back in September.

closing the learning-knowledge loop

Harold Jarche

For 10 years Jane McConnell has been researching organizations in the digital age. would like to. Read more » Learning PKMastery

What do the 24 #C2Xmas resources tell us about how to design modern content and learning experiences?

Jane Hart

In my Countdown to Xmas, I offered a series of 24 daily posts in the form of a different learning resource.  So what do these 24 resources tell us about how to design content and learning experiences for the modern workplace? Here they are in one list – with my thoughts about what each one tells us about content and learning experience design.

No Carrie Fisher, Don’t Rest In Peace

Dan Pontefract

Like the rain in England and the heat in Tunisia, death is both unavoidable and inevitable. The rash of celebrity deaths in 2016 seems to. Dan's Related Posts: In Progress  Trump Presidency Lesson Plan We Are All Boston When Breath Becomes Air: Required Reading For People Seeking Purpose Goodbye Team of Five Years.

Capital One’s Year In Review

Adaptive Path

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall. During the earliest day of dot-org, I borrowed this quote to succinctly express what I hoped dot-org would become in the world. This past year, we’ve made strides to clarify what and how we operate. Alida Draudt. Rachel Posman.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Luis Suarez

If that deck doesn’t convince otherwise, I don’t know what would, frankly. Really good work! . Thus without much further ado, let’s get down to it:   .

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to illuminate a small field

Dave Snowden

The history of innovation is generally one of not only noticing an anomaly, but also paying attention and realising the significance.

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understanding our tools

Harold Jarche

“We become what we behold. We choose our tools, and then they take is in a certain direction, of which we may not be conscious.  Tweets spread fast.

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Detecting Fake News

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

After the spate of fake news in circulation over the last year or so numerous guides have been published to help you spot fake news. Unfortunately, few of them are effective. The reason for this - which you can spot for yourself as you look at them - is that they tend to focus on whether or not the source is authoritative. So how do you cope? trust.

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Employee Experience

Clark Quinn

And this is a ‘good thing’!  I’ve participated in the efforts of an organization to achieve it, and can see the real benefits.

#C2Xmas: Day 5 – Periodic videos

Jane Hart

Day 5 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here . link]. Can you update an old training artefact with videos? Social learning

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The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Initially based in Peru it’s now expanded to Mexico and Chile, and aims to reach 10,000 young women by 2020 across Latin America. Examples abound.

The domain of disorder (iii)

Dave Snowden

It is the opposite of chaos in terms of the individual response as to the decision maker nothing seems to be other than as expected.

friday’s factual finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. call these Friday’s Finds. “Purposeful play. Play equals trust. space where we can take risks. Only by taking risks do we get to learn about ourselves & each other.” Read more » Friday's Finds

My Workflow

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was thinking about working openly recently and decided to document my workflow, such as it is. No HTML version, sorry

Cultural Alignment

Clark Quinn

I was thinking about the ways in which organizations can support performance. And that’s all good. How about you? meta-learning strategy

#C2Xmas Day 2: Samuel Pepys Diary

Jane Hart

Day 2 of my Countdown to Xmas #C2Xmas continues here. THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS. You don’t have to read it all in one go! Social learning

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections. Cybersecurity (including spam) is a widely shared concern.”. Transportation. Home/Service Robots.

Social innovation labs, initial thoughts

Dave Snowden

Labs have become a little bit of a fashion item of recent years. As I suggest this is a common pattern over many a field. Musings

best finds of 2016

Harold Jarche

Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2016. Quotes. Tom_Peters : “Presidents rarely get good advice. Mencken, via @normsmusic.

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On Teaching Critical Thinking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As someone who was teaching critical thinking for a living well before anyone thought to call it a '21st century skill' it bothers me to no end to read articles like this arguing that we should not be teaching critical thinking in schools. That's not what critical thinking is. And it's irrelevant whether they are lauded by business leaders. Exactly!

Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic. And, per our design, issues emerged. The format was interesting: our presentations were roughly 10 minutes each. And we were using a tool ( to collect and rank questions.

#C2Xmas: Day 6 – Histography

Jane Hart

Day 6 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here. Histography: Where every dot is an historical event – plotted along a timeline. link].

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Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to deliver a 10-minute keynote at a conference in Toronto where I used the time to speak about both personal.

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Actions speak louder than experiences

Dave Snowden

Soma is the drug that keeps people happy in Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World. Politics

no shortcuts to mastery

Harold Jarche

“Teaching and coaching are fundamentally about helping making other people better. Learning to do this can’t be done via shortcuts.

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