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Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Luis Suarez

Long gone are the days of command and control. ” would still work in today’s current business environment. Well, we may not. Hippie 2.0

Take us to The Rivers

Doc Searls

News rivers were a brilliant idea in the first place. Perhaps, now that at least one high-profile publisher has embraced them, the rest might follow.

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Is it time for a C-level social media executive?

Dion Hinchcliffe

As social media becomes more strategic to the way organizations operate, does this mean it’s time to move the function to the C-suite? Does centralizing make sense, or should responsibility for it be spread across the business

Etiquette for sharing

Harold Jarche

Many people like to share things online. Twitter is full of links to other websites. This is user-friendly and respectful to readers.

Failure School: Metacognitive Reframing Boosts Working Memory

Eide Neurolearning

What's a quick way to boost a student's working memory? Tell them that learning is difficult and failure is common.

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Real Insights about Artificial Intelligence

Andy McAfee

So shouldn’t these two groups come together, get acquainted, and start swapping ideas? We did so over lunch last Thursday at CSAIL. Apologies.).

Tsé Bit?a?í

Doc Searls

That’s the Navajo name for what everybody else calls Shiprock. Elevation at the peak is 7,177 feet, with a prominence of 1,583 feet.

Enterprise 2.0 Success: News Corp

Dion Hinchcliffe

Even though the media industry is being profoundly impacted by the rise of new forms of digital and social media, that doesn’t mean they can’t use these technologies effectively. As we continue our series on large-scale social business success stories, we examine what News Corp. has accomplished with its internal social network, OurNew

Do you want fries with that?

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via Twitter  this past week. Now there may be good reasons for this. label. Princeton?

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Experts and Empowerment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We all, as David Wiley writes , want to empower learners. While we read a great deal these days about education as job training and workforce readiness, what we really want to be able to do is to enable each person to make his or her way in the world, to pursue their own good in their own way. And the entirety of music theory.

8 crowd insights from 8 crowdsourcing workshops

Ross Dawson

[This post first appeared on the Getting Results From Crowds book website ]. Over the last two weeks I have delivered 8 keynotes or workshops on crowdsourcing across Western Europe. Most of them have been highly interactive sessions, bringing out new ideas or highlighting common issues or concerns. There is much to share. Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0

Can you launch a startup with just 100 bucks?

Dan Pink

Later this month, Facebook is planning a ninety billion dollar IPO. Let’s write out that number so we glimpse its enormity: $90,000,000,000.

The performance appraisal treadmill

Harold Jarche

In The Paradox of Performance Pay , Allan Hawke shows how it has clearly led to decreases in organizational performance. ANNUAL RATING OF PERFORMANCE.

As addictive as cupcakes

Mind Hacks

If I read the phrase “as addictive as cocaine” one more time I’m going to hit the bottle. Power. Nicotine. Junk food. Ice cream.

The edX, Udacity and Coursera Showdown

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: The higher education online learning gloves are now officially off. Money. How so?

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Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

One nice thing about blogging is that you get to correct what you write. Tonight I put up a long post that I had second, third, fourth and fifth and additional thoughts about, and finally decided to kill. I do that a lot, actually. Just not usually with stuff I’ve already put up. But I did it this time.

The Web changes business

Harold Jarche

So you think the Web won’t change the business you’re in? Google – Advertising. Craigslist – Classified Ads.

A look inside digital humanity

Mind Hacks

It’s written and presented by psychologist Aleks Krotoski and the first two episodes are already online. Togetherness

The edX, Udacity and Coursera Showdown

Dan Pontefract

The higher education online learning gloves are now officially off. December 19  - MITx is announced . So what is going on? Money. How so? Princeton? Highly

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Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

Or about a 300-word piece in a magazine. Such is the case for me right now. I’m in a cranky mood. Credit where due: some of the people writing about The Intention Economy get it well, and have written thoughtful pieces on it. visited some of those a few posts back. But others don’t get what I say in the book — or anywhere. AdAge ? MyDex.

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The college in transition

Harold Jarche

The campus is home to a wide range of students, though I was surprised that most are under 24 years of age. I had expected more mid-career students.

Fast falls the even tide

Dave Snowden

When we put CalmAlpha together back in January I was somewhat shamed by Joseph Pelrine talking about his use of ABIDE, something that I developed as a pairing for ASHEN the best part of a decade ago, but then left it to go into decline. But I get ahead of myself, I should explain what. Knowledge Management Reflections

“FLOPS are not Intelligence” The Type Error of the Singularity

Andy McAfee

In my last post, which recapped a fascinating lunch I had with a bunch of economists and AI researchers at MIT, I wrote. To which I can only say, whe

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Reserve your seat for my webinar with Jay Cross

Jane Hart

My next guest in my  In conversation with …  webinar series is Jay Cross. Topic :  Social Business takes Social Learning . System Requirements.

Reflections on My Fifty Year Involvement with Computers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On May 5, I had the honor of giving the commencement address at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology.  The timing for reflecting on my life and career could not have been better, given that in a few weeks I will be going to Chicago for my 50th high school class reunion , the University of Chicago Lab School Class of 1962. 

Awesome James Bridle

David Weinberger

I am the lucky fellow who got to have dinner with James Bridle last night. I am a big fan of his brilliance and humor. And of James himself, of course. I ran into him at the NEXT conference I was at in Berlin. His in fact was the only session I managed to get to. (My schedule got very busy all of a sudden.) And his talk was, well, brilliant.

Testing the foundations of teen tech panics

Mind Hacks

Interestingly, the inflated fears that stop children from playing in the street have also been projected online, way beyond the actual dangers.

It’s Not Filter Failure, But Thought For Food

Luis Suarez

Ever since Clay Shirky first used the quote “ It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure ” at the Web 2.0 You name it.

Signposts for the Week Ending May 11

Adaptive Path

The UK has come up with design principles for their government services. Progress is afoot. DIY kits to build web-connected things. Neato: responsive wireframes. tool to pump out models digitally. Information is food. Welcome to the era of design. Fun cross-platform interaction, the concept. And the real deal. What do you think

[everythingismisc] Scaling Japan

David Weinberger

MetaFilter popped up a three-year-old post from Derek Sivers about how streeet addresses work in Japan. What we would identify by street address, the Japanese identify by house number within a block name. But my reaction then was the same as when I read Derek’s post this morning: Yeah, but it doesn’t scale. But of course I’m wrong.

Sex survey a let down in bed

Mind Hacks

A ‘saucy sex survey’ has been doing the rounds in the media that claims to be one of the largest studies on the sex lives of UK citizens.

ABIDE - overview of process

Dave Snowden

Picking up on yesterdays post on ABIDE. As I suspected forcing myself to teach the idea produced some innovation and resolution of problems. Thinking back nearly everything original I have developed (including the various Cynefin representations) have been achieved on my feet in front of an audience. Reflections

Paperless Field Guide

Euen Semple

Paperless Field Guide was my first experience of reading an interactive book created with iBook Author and what a great experience it was.

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Newly de-classified diseases

David Weinberger

The DSM — the psychiatric tome that lists diagnosable (and thus billable) disorders — is being overhauled. Famously, in an earlier edition, homosexuality stopped being counted as a disease. Wikiperfectionism: Sufferers engage in pitched battles over small questions to which there is no conceivable right answer. It’s true, my dawg