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How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

Ultimately, we are trying to design something that will motivate users to take action that we know will have positive impact. Khan Academy.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Many of our older business models are not working any more. Complexity, driven by global networked communications, is the main factor.

Why My Next Car Needs to be LESS Digital

Andy McAfee

Am I right that carmakers today have a serious technology problem with their customer-facing digital technologies? inch screen, Remote Touch Interface.”

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Professional Learning: The SCOPE Approach and Plan

Jane Hart

Professional Learning is often seen as something that takes place outside the workplace. SCOPE stands for. leaning portfolios Social learning

The leading indicators of social business maturity in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

The consumer numbers of social media are well understood and it's the leading way people engage online. However, the numbers are a bit murkier for social business, yet an interesting picture has emerged. CIO Collaboration Consumerization IT Priorities Software

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Why Don’t We Tip Flight Attendants?

Dan Pontefract

In my career I’ve done a fair amount of traveling. Airplanes have become a place of solace for me, ironic as that may seem. Perhaps.

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Working in the dark

Harold Jarche

I discuss transparency a lot on this blog. I see it as one of the three principles for net work. Alex Bogusky says that, “ Transparency isn’t a choice.

Journalism is outlining

Doc Searls

In Journalism as service: Lessons from Sandy , Jeff Jarvis says, “After Sandy, what journalists provided was mostly articles when what I wanted was specifics that those articles only summarized. Don’t give me stories. Give me lists.” ” Journals aren’t going to stop giving us stories, because stories are the main attraction.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


Post Type: Blog post. This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. read more.

Flat Army Book Trailer (one minute)

Dan Pontefract

This is the first in a series of 15 short videos outlining the Flat Army book that publishes April 8, 2013. flat army

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Ask not for whom the Reaper comes

Harold Jarche

Actually, given the tone of some articles and presentations, I am certain many people think of us in even less friendly terms. That time has passed.

Hurricane Sandy: a 21st Century Wake-Up Call?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As I was personally experiencing the fury of Hurricane Sandy a few weeks ago, I thought of the Internet Highway System and President Dwight D.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers


This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. This is the story of Xyleme.

Genius vs. Talent

Dan Pink

“Genius” is one of those freighted words, something we consider exceedingly rare and overwhelming innate. ” Worth pondering.

11 Books Every Leader Should Read:Updated for 2012

Bob Sutton

I first posted this last December, but I thought that it would be fun to update it for 2012.    Note I have removed two from last years list: Men and Women of the Corporatio n and Who Says that Elephants Can't Dance?   They are both great books, but I am trying to stick to 11 books and the two new ones below edge them out.

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The evolution of radio from waves to streams

Doc Searls

WMVY is a delightful little FM station on Martha’s Vinyard that I always enjoy tuning in when I head down to visit friends in Falmouth or Woods Hole. Alas, like so many other good small radio stations, it’s is going off the air. WGBH is the other.). Here’s WBUR’s press release , issued early this morning. in Boston. share.

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Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So Everton Zanella Alvarenga tossed a hand-grenade into the OER discussion group: "An interesting text by Stallman. On-line education is using a flawed Creative Commons license. the CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-NC-SA licenses, as they are today, should be avoided.'" Clearly his views have been modified since then, as this post attests.

5 freebies for first movers

Dan Pink

Tick, tick, tick. In just 30 days, I’ve got a new book coming out. It’s called To Sell is Human – and I think you’ll like it.

Quotes to learn from

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week. ” via @kanta_sharma. Period.”

Advances in artificial intelligence: deep learning

Mind Hacks

There is a rule of thumb for following how AI is progressing: keep track of what Geoffrey Hinton is doing. Theory

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

The project is in its second year and I’ve been working in collaboration with Spitfire Strategies. Life Elevated.” Sadly, this is not the case.

Thanks Australia

Euen Semple

I reckon I can write that title as it does feel as if I have "done" all of it - or at least a lot of it. Twenty individual events in thirty six days, four long haul flights within Australia crossing the country from all angles, and lots of small flights and car drives. It's been a helluva trip. [I I must be mad

Emotionally intelligent signage: Coffee, poop, and vintage biker chicks

Dan Pink

Folks, it never stops. Each week brings more emotionally intelligent signage from readers around the world.

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Doc Searls

First, ICANN, Make a Difference: The $100 million raised by the sale of new Web domains should be used to wire Africa , by Sascha Meinrath and Elliot Noss. Ambitious and worthy, if it can actually be done. (I I always like betting on optimists.). Second, a raft of advertising coverage. Destroying the Internet as we know it. Which responds to—.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!

Beth Kanter

” I hear this too often from nonprofits. The skills are out there. We are not talking about a person with a Ph.D from MIT in rocket science.

Suppose the Irvings Had Not Set Up Shop In Moncton

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to David W. Campbell, Thanks, Robert. What’s next? Suppose the Irvings had not set up shop in Moncton. Would we have a transport company, like Midland? Almost certainly! In fact, we may have had several, with competition making them more productive, and wages reflecting national averages. Maybe it would be McCains. Perhaps more than one.

Google Atmosphere: The future of the enterprise and the economy of individuals

Ross Dawson

Earlier this year I gave the opening keynote at the Google Atmosphere on Tour events in Sydney and Melbourne. Enterprise 2.0

Signposts for the Week Ending November 30

Adaptive Path

Can good design save the economy ? Maker's Row. Cassette tape art. Dan Saffer on the best design advice he ever got. If there were a contest for the 'about' page this is the winner. Scroll. We definitely have to see this. Embracing the industrial Internet. Food for thought: the soul-crushing backstage for a positive customer experience.

Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

Beth Kanter

” I will have a full book review coming. It links to a donation landing page. How did you come up with the idea for this board?

Thinking about thinking out loud

Clark Quinn

This past weekend, we were doing some home work, and I had occasion to go to the hardware store. Several. Several times. What’s interesting to me was two different interactions and the possible implications. So, first I needed some paint. The guy I worked with was quite helpful, asking questions. social strategy

Nine Shift "On Fire" this year

Nine Shift

Stay tuned for full coverage of the annual all-new Nine Shift presentation reviewing the year and making more predictions.

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The thin line between transparency and vanity

Martijn Linssen

I had an interesting discussion with Joseph Jude on the share buttons on my blog. Just a ego push for author. Btw, u shd hv a share btn. Of course?

How Experimentation and Measurement Can Help Win A Little Bet with Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth Kanter

Not all experiments are big wins or perfect, but they become the jumping off for deeper insights and a try it and fix it mindset. Do a content audit.

At the corner of Hollywood and Web

David Weinberger

I greatly enjoyed last weeks’s Berkman Center event about some of the ways the Web is affecting the movie industry, which included a screening of an indie movie that has been released only on the Web. First here was a panel discussion with Rob Burnett [twitter: robburnett1 ], Elaine McMillion , and me, moderated by Jonathan Zittrain.