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immunize for complexity

Harold Jarche

Have you heard the term VUCA ? Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. Velocity. Agility. Creativity. Innovation. Network. Experimentation.

Facile or felicitous?

Dave Snowden

I realise up front that there is a danger that this post may be misinterpreted. In addition any workshop is an artificial environment. Musings

Diagram!

Clark Quinn

One of the things that I feel is a really useful tool in my ongoing learning, in my ‘making sense of the world’ is diagramming.

The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of Keynes’ predictions while reading a number of recent articles on our emerging age of AI. What will life be like in such an AI future?

only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche

In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. Books Work

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The making of meaning event (2)

Dave Snowden

Sometimes a little ambition is no bad thing, even if we start small. A very early draft web site is now open to public scrutiny. Meaning News

How to overcome bias

Mind Hacks

How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe. This matters when we want to make better decisions. Reasoning

Defibrillating a dead horse

Doc Searls

Before we start, let me explain that ATSC 1.0 is the HDTV standard, and defines what you get from HDTV stations over the air and cable.

Experimentation and Reflection (new article in the Modern Workplace Learning magazine)

Jane Hart

New article by Clark Quinn “in my mind learning is action and reflection, with two nuances. Social learning

Divination & perspective shift

Dave Snowden

I was struck on a key difference between modern anthropology and philosophy which has wider implications. Images from Ifá practice.

How to overcome bias

Mind Hacks

How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe. This matters when we want to make better decisions. Reasoning

Story of the Week: Is Democracy in Danger?

Nine Shift

Is democracy in danger? The BBC in the last few weeks interviewed a German politician who pointed to the issue. She is one of those considered a possible successor to Angela Merkel. She noted Germany's staunch defense of democracy. . But across the world, more authoritarian leaders are assuming power, and right wing nationalists are stirring.

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Voices inside our heads

Euen Semple

These apparently innocuous little chunks of text have deceptive power. We allow them inside our heads. They entail an intimacy that even face to face rarely achieves. They are like talking to ourselves but more potent. We can both help and harm ourselves and others. We must learn to tread lightly

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The making of meaning event (1)

Dave Snowden

Yesterday’s post on bullying at work struck a cord with a lot of readers. Any failure and the relationship will turn out to be shallow.

Sex differences in brain size

Mind Hacks

Next time someone asks you “Are men and women’s brains different?”, But is this difference in brain volume a lot? of women. gender

One Way For-Profit Education Providers Undermine Public Education

Nine Shift

The story I researched this last week for LERN and our 5,000 members was almost unbelievable. . I had predicted for years that for-profit education providers, who once (e.g. Christopher Whittle) tried to take over K-12 elementary schools, and who still garner huge tax payer monies in higher education (e.g.

Even bullies need a hug.

Euen Semple

I find myself feeling disconcertingly protective towards a second United States president in a row. With Obama I had such a strong feeling that here was a good bloke placing himself in an impossible situation with a lot of hard men out to get him, and I had the instinctive response of putting my arms around him to protect him. It felt cruel.

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The bully tends to win …

Dave Snowden

A lot of the standard childhood books of my generation dealt with the subject of bullying. Would that were the case in real life.

Gender brain blogging

Mind Hacks

I’ve started teaching a graduate seminar on the cognitive neuroscience of sex-differences. It’s the Bad Science of cognitive neuroscience.

The Children Are Scared

Nine Shift

"But mommy,we don't look like you." That comment by a 4 year old hit me hard. . I was at a wedding in St. Louis a week ago. It was a joy to meet a niece for the first time, and we talked. She married a man of hispanic heritage and they had two children. Their mother reassured them that they were Americans and they had nothing to worry about.

Making meaning problematic

Dave Snowden

I spent a good part of today talking about our planned project on Meaning Making or The Making of Meaning (we are still debating the programme name).

Children on mountains

Dave Snowden

I might have had time for that as things worked out, and I had crampons in my pack which would have been needed at the summit. route pictures.

A Nantlle Ridge circular

Dave Snowden

I’m up working in Bangor at the moment bracketing a weekend which gave me the opportunity today and hopefully tomorrow to head for the hills. Route.

Can boy monkeys throw?

Mind Hacks

Aimed throwing is a gendered activity – men are typically better at it than women (by about 1 standard deviation, some studies claim ). Liv, C.,

Gender brain blogging

Mind Hacks

I’ve started teaching a graduate seminar on the cognitive neuroscience of sex-differences. It’s the Bad Science of cognitive neuroscience.

Can boy monkeys throw?

Mind Hacks

Aimed throwing is a gendered activity – men are typically better at it than women (by about 1 standard deviation, some studies claim ). Liv, C.,