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The evolution of design to amplify flow

John Hagel

If we want to understand the importance of flows in our world, the new book Design in Nature released this week by Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane is a must-read. It will literally change how you view the world – everything from snowflakes to volcanos. This book illustrates the power of living on the edge. Introducing the constructal law.

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Do you want to live forever?

Ross Dawson

For the last two centuries, life expectancy has increased by very close to 2 years for every decade that has passed. How about you?

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Rather than provide a bland definition, I thought I would provide some quotes from some key resources that will give a flavour of what it is all about.

Everything You Need to Know About Social Business and Enterprise 2.0 in Three Short Reports

Andy McAfee

That headline is, of course, a pathetic lie. But the reports are still quite good. Throughout the second half of 2011, I worked with AIIM (the professional organization for information management and collaboration pros) on a task force to understand the state of Enterprise 2.0 / social business / call-it-what-you-will. The use of E2.0

The Con Academy

Dan Pontefract

Rest assured, I am not against The Khan Academy … at least not entirely. See this short video for an example. See examples 1 , 2 , 3 and 4.

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Komen Kan Kiss My Mammagram, PinActivism, and Newsjacking for a Cause

Beth Kanter

Source: via Beth on Pinterest. On Tuesday, the Susan G. Komen’s funding pays for about 170,000 of those screenings. Movement Buildin

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

Abstract. The classic project management alone is less and less able to manage complex, uncertain, knowledge-based processes. list price for this book.

Realizing social business: Enterprise 2.0 success stories

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social business is proving to be a strategic win inside the enterprise firewall. Dion Hinchcliffe highlights some success stories from the trenches

52% of Americans did mobile phone research while in stores over the holiday season

Ross Dawson

The cross-over between physical and online retail is not just for innovators and techies. It is the way people shop. This is very significant.

What’s hip in learning in France

Jay Cross

Looking at other cultures inevitably teaches me about nuances I had failed notice in my own. Buzzwords travel from the U.S. to France incredibly fast.

The TED of all Learning Conferences #LWF12

Dan Pontefract

As the title of this post suggests, I believe it truly is the TED of all Learning Conferences. Why am I so smitten over the quality of #LWF12 ? Kudos.

Enterprise 2.0 Success: Alcatel-Lucent

Dion Hinchcliffe

The 80,000-worker telecommunications giant began adopting social media inside the organization as far back as 2008. But Alcatel isn’t stopping at basic social collaboration

The future of radio will be a personal mosaic of global and local audio

Ross Dawson

On Tuesday I was interviewed as part of a 30 minute panel discussion on ABC Queensland on the future of radio. The podcast of the program is here. It was a wide ranging discussion, and we covered a lot of territory. One of the reasons people listen to the radio is for weather and traffic news. True to a point, but it is still a hub-and-spoke model.

Social networked learning in complex information environments

George Siemens

The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning

Why the Sharp Distinction Between "Individual" and "Group" Brainstorming is False in Real Teams

Bob Sutton

I wrote a post earlier in the week about how the claim in The New Yorker that brainstorming "doesn't work" is an oversimplification.    So I came prepared to add some ideas. The funniest part was one designer who tried to talk his barber into giving him a haircut while he hung upside down. 


Clark Quinn

As you can see, there’s some overlap, and one questions is are there continuums between the layers. meta-learning mobile

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

My favorite part of reading S-1 IPO filings is always the risk factors. They are seemingly endless, as the company tries to cover its ass for all the things that might conceivably go wrong. But they are often very insightful in pointing to the real issues facing the company. Our business is highly competitive.

What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet?

Beth Kanter

Content Curation for Nonprofits. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. ” that I will be presenting at the  Social Media for Nonprofits.

Just for the record.

Euen Semple

Banning social sites at work is for wimps - real managers have conversations with their time wasters about wasting time


Textbooks are dead. Or Should Be.

Dawn of Learning

I know it’s a bold statement but just for a minute here, humor me and think about a world without physical textbooks, where teachers assign, distribute, receive assignments and grade on a tablet computer. Where students can receive and complete assignments, and follow their grades on their tablet. The idea is called People’s Publishing.

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Social business success: CEMEX

Dion Hinchcliffe

Can an entrenched and highly traditional business culture handle a rapid adoption of internal social media? CEMEX, a $13.5 billion building materials supplier, shows how it’s done

UX Intensive All New for 2012

Adaptive Path

UX Intensive, our popular, globe-trotting, four-day workshop series is all new this year! Here’s how the days break down. REGISTER HERE.

Layers of learning

Clark Quinn

As I think about slow learning and Sage at the Side , I want to think about a continuum of tech-enablement. third layer would be a meta-learning layer.

Friday’s finds in February

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week. – via @TimKastelle. – via @KevinMarks.

Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

Beth Kanter

Infusing Social Into Social Justice Organizations – Guest Post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.

An 8 Year-Old Does Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

For those that know me well, I’m a proud papa to three young goats aged 8, 6 and 4. Cate is the precocious 4 year-old. Can you help me add the videos?”

The headache (and opportunity) of managing your company’s online reputation

Ross Dawson

In a world of instantaneous information flows, managing company reputation is ever more fraught. An interesting article in Techworld titled How to manage your online reputation goes into the issue, describing how pharma firm GlaxoSmithKline had one of its trademarks hijacked by a dodgy company. Yet there are possible responses.

Reviewing elearning examples

Clark Quinn

I recently wrote about elearning  garbage , and in case I doubted my assessment, today’s task made my dilemma quite clear.  I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. Seven courses were identified as ‘finalists’, and my task was the review each and assign points in several categories. This is a problem. design

Google + for Nonprofits: Invest Time or Not? Nonprofit Starter Steps

Beth Kanter

Alex Abelin: Google + for Nonprofits. View more presentations from Social Media for Nonprofits. Does  Google + have the potential to be a valuable platform for nonprofits or is it just another shiny object to distract nonprofits? Should your nonprofit do more than simply set up a presence on Google + and not invest any more time? Google

Passwords on gRSShopper

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Last night with all the indignation of the morally righteous someone wrote to me and demanded that I do exactly what they say or they would blog about how awful gRSShopper was to the world. Let me beat him to the punch: gRSShopper is awful. have never denied it, or claimed anything else. In fact, the most recent version is a 0.3 pre-release release.

[2b2k] Big data, big apps

David Weinberger

From Gigaom, five apps that could change Big Data

MSF Lessons Learned

Harold Jarche

The book is called Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience and it comes out later this month. Every action is a compromise.

ABC TV: Facebook’s IPO, Apple’s cash pile, and RIM’s woes

Ross Dawson

Click on the image to watch the interview on the ABC website. I’ll add some more comments on these very interesting topics shortly.

Emotionally intelligent signage and Louis C.K.

Dan Pink

Comedian Louis C.K. It seems to have worked. (HT: The great Kevin Kelly , who pointed this out to me.). Emotionally intelligent signage

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