September, 2011

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Social networks drive Innovation

Harold Jarche

Does this graphic stand on its own, or is there more explanation required? complexity Wirearchy

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

And, more specifically, I would like to welcome you all to The Era of Intrapreneurship! But, as a self-employed individual, I am also on my own.

The Internet of things will dwarf the Internet of people

Ross Dawson

An amazing statistic is that by end of 2011, 20 typical households will generate more Internet traffic than the entire Internet in 2008.

3 simple tips for setting up online communities

Jane Hart

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ABC – The 21st Century Learning Model

Dan Pontefract

For those that know me, I started out my career many moons ago as a K-12 educator. For some of you, I’m sure you’re thinking, “what a lunatic”.

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Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Below are a few highlights and comments from the full report. Over time initiatives such as Google+ may change that. and U.S.

Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

Three recent posts have done a great job of showing where we are in the spread of Enterprise 2.0 –  the use of emergent social software platforms by companies to get work done. The first is Laurie Buczek’s “ The Big Failure of Enterprise 2.0 Lack of cultural change is not social business’s biggest failure. Conference. groupies.

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect


By Jeffrey Katzman. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeanne Meister for Xyleme Voices. Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. 50% will be Millennials and Gen 2020 will just be entering the workforce. Let’s take this a step further.

Great Stagnation or Big Shift? The Answer Matters

John Hagel

A new book by my old friend Tyler Cowen, The Great Stagnation , has taken the media by storm, leading Business Week to proclaim Tyler as “America’s hottest economist” , even though his book was initially published only as an e-book.  It invites us to take a longer-term view of the changes that are re-shaping our economy and our society.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

So what does my Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011 look like? Well I’ve already mentioned four of them: Google Reader. WordPress. Skype. Google Docs.

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

However, it won’t be easy. And it won’t take place overnight either. The soft skills. Off to work! Well, it doesn’t work that way.

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The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

How many LinkedIn requests are you getting? Very likely significantly more than you were getting just a few months ago. LinkedIn reached 100 million users in March. As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. Until recently I looked at all of the LinkedIn invitations I received.

Amazon Fire: The Tablet War Begins Now

Andy McAfee

Amazon’s Kindle Fire doesn’t start shipping to the public until November 15, but talk about its impact is already coming fast and furious.

Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO

Dan Pontefract

I don’t own their shares. The company I am referring to is TD Canada Trust. The CEO I’d like to highlight is Tim Hockey. Bottom line?

A Welcome Call to Greatness

John Hagel

"That Used to Be Us" is a welcome new book from Tom Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum.    It is an eloquent wake-up call at an important time in our history.    We will ignore it at our peril. Friedman and Mandelbaum  will have none of this.  We stand at a crossroads.  The transition.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

Although in my earlier posting I pointed out some of the features of these two approaches, in this posting I first want to summarize the two approaches again. This time I am going to refer to the first approach as  Traditional Workplace Learning and the second as New Workplace Learning. Traditional workplace learning. New workplace learning. Focus.

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

In fact, they shouldn’t at all! mean, that’s only half of the equation, isn’t it? And not just with the Social Web. Like Angry Birds.

Discussion: Social networks, Google+, Facebook, fragmentation, and interoperability

Ross Dawson

The video below shows an interview of me on ABC TV that was made over a month ago, though it aired just last week.

Anybody Know a Good Community Manager?

Andy McAfee

My colleagues and I at the MIT Center for Digital Business have (finally) decided that it’s time to start practicing what we preach. So we’re starting up an online community, and recruiting a curator / community manager / content editor for it. All of these are in the process of moving from analog to digital.

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Feed Your Creativity: The Palate Cleanser Project

Adaptive Path

You're about halfway through your project. You've done everything right. Fast forward a few weeks later and you are slowly losing interest.

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Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

Dan Pontefract

At over 80 comments strong, (mostly professional, some venomous) it seems to have ignited a rather distinctive debate. Is it substantive? mostly ).

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me:  Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. The first few paragraphs say it all! New approaches are emerging. Learning and self-expression are exploding. Values are changing. No way!

How the Social Enterprise Defines the 21st Century Workplace – Moving To The Edge

Luis Suarez

Yes, I am referring to the so-called Knowledge Web Workers. Specially, those folks who have made the Social Web their new home. In Are Jobs Obsolete?

Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

connected this to the whole notion of simpler work getting automated and outsourced  usingTom’s framework. It is moving to the edge.

Keynote slides: The Power of Social Media and Future Organizations

Ross Dawson

This morning I am giving the external keynote at a closed conference for senior client executives run by a major professional services firm.

As customer engagement evolves, Social CRM poised for major growth

Dion Hinchcliffe

With the Social CRM industry expected to top $1 billion in revenue in 2012, it’s growing faster that just about any other segment of social business. Yet the classic challenges of dealing with newly empowered customers but slow-evolving enterprise processes are likely to mean plenty of lost opportunity.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

This post was four years in the making. But the SAP acquisition was much different. He was years ahead of his time. It made it like a family.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

Let’s first take a look at managing and measuring employee “learning&#. Quantity is an antiquated measure of success”. Social activity.

Welcome to the Social Enterprise Awakening!

Luis Suarez

phase I mentioned back then that is helping us all, knowledge workers, realise how this is our moment. Our true moment. Our Our workplace. One

Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

We need some degree of centering in order to gain coherence in a topic.

Revisiting the future of PR

Ross Dawson

For many reasons PR (or perhaps rather what PR could be) is close to the center of my interests. As we shift to a world driven by social media and influence networks, arguably the PR industry has the best background and capabilities to help organizations deal with the new challenges and opportunities that are emerging. … 1.

What Educators Can Learn from Madison Avenue -Bad Design Kills

Eide Neurolearning

What they are is novel. And novelty is usually a good thing when you have something you want remembered. They're what we need for the classroom.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

Tweet When I started blogging, it was one of the few options to share ideas on the Net. There were some utilities like Quicktopic that let you easily make posts and of course we had listservs, bulletin boards and discussions forums that had been around for much longer. After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Be flexible.

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Quiz: Have you got the New Workplace Learning mindset?

Jane Hart

Following my recent posting, Social learning is not a new training trend , I’ve had a few comments from readers that suggest they were not able to see the difference between the two workplace learning approaches I described –  in particular the difference in the “mindset” involved.