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Don’t prescribe sainthood

Dave Snowden

One of the many things that has always frustrated me about too many organisational change theories and practices is the assumption of sainthood.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator. 

Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

And I believe it’s a good thing. But it needs an update. He came up with the idea of a manifesto, and we agreed to work with him on it. design

chaos & cooperation

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. umairh : “ Fascism counts on you.

Some Ideas To Inspire Your Business to Consider Learning in the Workplace (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, by Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions. Social learning

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Other writings

Clark Quinn

Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. The Mobile Academy: mLearning For Higher Education. Revolutionize Learning &  Development: Performance and Information Strategy for the Information Age. These tend to be longer than an article, with a pretty thorough coverage of whatever topic is on tap.

Continuous, Curated Learning: The Business Case (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article by Stephen Walsh of Anders Pink: “we need curated content to help us stay sharp and continuously learn. Social learning

Story of the Week: Why This Train Route is Important To You

Nine Shift

A new train route to Lima, Ohio, through Plymouth, Indiana, is being proposed. Here's why this is news, and important to you. Like everyone's.

William James, dude

Mind Hacks

William James, founding father of modern psychology is often known by photos of him in his later years. Other People Uncategorized

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Blog Post: Alternative facts are not really facts

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am sure most of you by now will have heard the phrase alternative facts. You can see the interview here. Facts are facts

How to fix the WordFence wordfence-waf.php problem

David Weinberger

My site has been down while I’ve tried to figure out (i.e., google someone else’s solution) to a crash caused by WordFence, an excellent utility that, ironically, protects your WordPress blog from various maladies. The exact path will vary, but the meaning is the same. It is looking for a file that doesn’t exist.

Are Department Stores Disappearing?

Nine Shift

Suburbs are in decline. Suburban malls are in decline. Suburban stores are in decline. But are department stores in decline?


Daily Exercise (in challenging times)

Euen Semple

Work out what you do, why it matters, and how it helps others. If you fail at any of the above, do something else. Rinse and repeat

Blog Post: Give people a say

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I think the Knowledge Café is often at its best in organizations when it is used to convene conversations to give people “a say” in topics and issues that are relevant to them and where they can express their opinions freely. This helps build community.

The troubled friendship of Tversky and Kahneman

Mind Hacks

Daniel Kahneman, by Pat Kinsella for the Chronicle Review (detail). This position is certainly understandable, yet it is hardly convincing.

3 Ways To Move the 21st Century Forward

Nine Shift

It appears Americans are choosing among three ways to positively address our current backward slide as a society.  They are: 1.Resist and protest. 2.Ignore the new administration and focus on a project that moves us forward. 3.Participate in an alternative society, such as those being led by Gov Cuomo in NY and Gov Brown in Cal

2017 Prediction: Shortage of College Educated Becomes Acute

Nine Shift

One of NineShift's top predictions for 2017 is that the shortage of college educated workers becomes acute this year. The confluence of these factors are making the situation bad for business: -Unemployment rate for college educated down to 2.2% - - meaning there's not many non-working college educated left. Wages rising 2.9%