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

On Wednesday I spoke at the World Of Learning 2011 conference in the session on Harnessing the potential of social learning. Social learning

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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

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% 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 Social Business.&# Lack of cultural change is not social business’s biggest failure. We E2.0

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

1 – In 2007 I selected Bloglines , as my RSS reader – and said it was “probably the most indispensable tool for my work&#.

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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. I have never worked for the company. The company I am referring to is TD Canada Trust. Bottom line? He gets it. .

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

I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning. Traditional workplace learning. New workplace learning.

How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity

Luis Suarez

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

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! Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” New approaches are emerging. No way!

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

Luis Suarez

This is not the first, nor the second time, and I am sure there will be a third time, and many more!, In Are Jobs Obsolete? Or the Social Enterprise.

Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

These characteristics of jobs and work environments call for different approaches to training and development.” [see 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.

How Running Helped Me Be A Better Writer

Martijn Linssen

Last summer, I made a decision to get in better shape through a phenomenal program called P90X (you can read about my results here ). Running The Race.

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

Jane Hart

So that is the topic of today’s post. Let’s first take a look at managing and measuring employee “learning&#. 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. really mean Enlightenment 2.0?

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

This post was four years in the making. I was no stranger to acquisitions. But the SAP acquisition was much different. He was years ahead of his time.

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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.

Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

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

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.

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. These are very general questions.