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Edging toward the fully licensed world

Doc Searls

I own a lot of books and music CDs — enough to fill many shelves. Here’s just one: They are relatively uncomplicated possessions. Pretty clear.

A Data Scientist You’ve Never Heard of Is Now the Master of Your Domain

Andy McAfee

You’d imagine that Allstate is pretty good by now at predicting which kinds of cars are most likely to get into accidents, wouldn’t you?

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Is management on the table?

Harold Jarche

How many times has this occurred with leadership teams and organizational leaders. We kill ourselves! Just one. See the problem? 

Apple blocking books that link to Amazon

David Weinberger

Seth Godin reports that the Apple store is refusing to carry his new book: I just found out that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is rejecting my new manifesto Stop Stealing Dreams and won’t carry it in their store because inside the manifesto are links to buy the books I mention in the bibliography. But he finds what I think is the right argument in this case.

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Social Networking and Going Back to Basics

Luis Suarez

In “ Is Social Media Becoming a Vast Wasteland? Pinterest anyone? wish it were up to me but it is not. It’s up to us to make it change.

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What a MOOC Does - #Change11

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Or will that destroy them? I'm generally pretty reluctant to compare MOOCs with what went before, and I'm generally pretty reluctant to suggest how MOOCs improve on the previous model, because what we're trying to do with MOOCs is really something very different from what was attempted before. Not near enough, mind you.

Massive open online courses as new educative practice

George Siemens

Interest in open online courses – and startups see this as an opportunity to automate and scale education. Their primary innovation is scaling.

Scientific management yields Scientific schooling

Harold Jarche

Tweet Work is learning, and learning is the work – that’s what’s currently on this site’s masthead. Connecting seekers to data.

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New ideas: Building the organizations of tomorrow

Ross Dawson

I recently spoke at an event organised by Building the Organisation of Tomorrow , a group created by alumni of University of Technology Sydney’s Master of Business in IT Management program. Below are notes from the three speakers. Bryan Fenech spoke about what the organisation of tomorrow will look like. The over-riding theme is freedom.

Knowledge, Learning and Community

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Contribution to #Change11 online course , February 27. The intent of these short contributions to the #Change11 course is to allow guest speakers to summarize their sum contribution to the field of online learning and new educational technology. These three are intended to be represented as a cycle. But it is a fiction. We ‘recognize’ him.

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Workforce Development Services: A new framework of training and learning support

Jane Hart

This will be a fundamental service in the WDS Framework as it will serve as the main entry point to the department. There is a big difference.

Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet Managers’ authority is being replaced by the need to influence, so how will they manage in the future? Books

[2b2k] Mr. Bezos’ Neighborhood

David Weinberger

It’s interesting to me to see the direct links to works on the same topic (e.g., have no conclusions to offer. Just interest

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Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

If you’re not plugged in and running fast at work, you’re falling behind. Continuous improvement. This is a game changer. What it takes.

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Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth Kanter

Source: Mari Smith. Tomorrow’s  event is invite only, but it will be live streamed   here. Here they are: 1. link]. Tips Tools and Tactics

“Problems tend to be interdisciplinary”

Harold Jarche

Tweet “If problems are one focal point for collaboration, tools can be another. ” ~ Tim Harford. emphasis added].

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

In February I added links to over 100 resources in my 2012 Reading List , but these are my 10 favourite. They happen below the surface.

A vision writ large: The future, personality, and hubris

Ross Dawson

I have just seen the video of Peter Weyland’s speech at TED 2023, shown below. This is, presumably, an excerpt from the film. look forward to it.

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How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

It went to a landing page for the Democratic Governors ( [link] ) where they could start ID’ing voters. What techniques? disability, #ballet.

A job is not the same as meaningful work

Harold Jarche



The best learning of my life

George Siemens

I’m currently involved in three open online courses: Change , CCK12 , and LAK12. Altogether, I’ve facilitated about a dozen of these courses, with about 15,000 participants being involved in various ways. Some participants, such as in the current CCK12 iteration, take the courses for credit. desire to connect with others? learning.

and for the morons

Dave Snowden

A timely warning from Dilbert today, which should serve as a warning to us all. Like all good cartoons it is a little extreme but it makes the point. There are good and bad aspects to the growth of narrative and one of the bad aspects is the continual attack by some of its practitioners on analytic thinking. Polemic

Tips and Cheat Sheets To Help Your Nonprofit Plan and Implement FB Brand Page Changes

Beth Kanter

Facebook made it official today on the Today Show no less. Here’s my suggestions: 1. Take the Tour. Mashable has this post.

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Politics, Women and the Talmud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But I prefer to comment on the situation in Israel because it concerns my own religion, - Judaism.  In something as personal as religion, you should be sensitive about directly commenting on religions other than your own. The men felt that her modest dress did not adhere to their more rigorous dress code for girls and women. 

In Memoriam: Tim M. Martin

Ellen Wagner

I'm still a little uncomfortable using social media when it comes to sharing really sad news. And yet, I know that tweets and posts and blogs really are the fastest way to share. It is with this in mind that

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Will technology harm or help young people’s brains? A highly nuanced debate

Ross Dawson

Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest study on the future of the internet examines how young people will be affected by technology. They do not suffer notable cognitive shortcomings as they multitask and cycle quickly through personal- and work-related tasks. The key will be valuing when to be present and when to unplug.

How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth Kanter

How To Marry Social Media with Fundraising. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Cultivate and cheer on champions for your cause. Fundraising

If You Have Never Failed …

Luis Suarez

And continue growing through learning accordingly. Quite the opposite. The metaphor of Risk = Life is just brilliant! If not, judge for yourselves.

Did drug money keep the banks high and dry?

Mind Hacks

A little known but striking comment from the then executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on how illegal drug money was the only thing that kept the banks afloat during the 2008 crash. “In many instances, drug money is currently the only liquid investment capital,” Costa was quoted as saying by Profil.

Crowdsourcing infographic: Choosing between fixed fees and hourly rates

Ross Dawson

[This post first appeared on the Getting Results From Crowds book website]. Click on the image for full-size pdf. Crowdsourcing Uncategorized

Enterprise 2.0 success: Yum! Brands

Dion Hinchcliffe

Overcome the organizational challenges to geographic distribution is one of the primary use cases for enterprise social software. Part 5 in our ten part series on Enterprise 2.0 success stories explores how global fast food leader Yum! brands rolled out social networking to virtually all of their corporate back office workers

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

know that plenty of folks out there may have thought that I have given up on blogging altogether, again!, Well, how can I put it? And here is why.

A mixed bag

Harold Jarche

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

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The OEO Logo and CC

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

UNESCO recently launched a new OER logo. How can it be a derivative or of a logo to apply (without changes) it to what it is intended to designate?