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The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping. have written another post on the rise of mini-blogs. ShopSocially. Watch for it in 2011.

US education: a grave failure of national management & character

Steve Denning

Not only is the management of US corporations currently in sharp decline. Studies show that US education also puts the future in peril.

Smart Games! Better Reasoning and Speed - PC, Board, and Nintendo DS

Eide Neurolearning

They work! Pretty cool. Just in time for Christmas. Thanks, Bunge lab. Examples of Spatial Reasoning games - Rush Hour, Set. Eide Neurolearning Blog.

Innovation through network learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet Innovation. I’ve really appreciated the many posts where Tim Kastelle and I have connected by sharing ideas. Tim Network Learning.

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

Here are a few further thoughts on mini-blogs. have written another post on the rise of social shopping , including 7 examples.

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Laughter in the workplace

Steve Denning

Laughter is one thing that struck me about the innovative workplaces I encountered. Of course, I also saw periods of intense concentration and

Truth is not enough

David Weinberger

I haven’t posted anything about Wikileaks because it’s not as if there’s been a shortage of commentary. here just want to comment on a particular theory of truth that many are using to justify Wikileaks. This ideas says that “the truth&# is a neutral and accurate depiction of how the world is. Books have weight. Wheels roll.

Enterprise 1.0 - The Dysfunctional Family?

Martijn Linssen

I compared the enterprise to a dysfunctional family a little while ago. As it turns out, there are many, many similarities.


Doc Searls

We’ll start with three essential posts on the Wikileaks matter. First is Iran and the Bomb , by Hedrik Hertzberg , It’s this week’s Talk of the Town in  The New Yorker. Second is Clay Shirky ‘s Wikileaks and the Long Haul. If that’s the way governments get to behave, we can live with that.”. The people want it. You rent them.

What Comes After Sharing?

Adaptive Path

Sharing ideas, work and knowledge used to be an extremely novel concept. It is now increasingly accepted as vital for community recognition and distinction for businesses. We publish all types of information online, but the sharing of ideas, thoughts and insights is arguably the most fundamental and imperative form. Problems. Human Problems.

Wikileaks and the Long Haul ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Like a lot of people, I am conflicted about Wikileaks. Citizens of a functioning democracy must be able to know what the state is saying and doing in our name, to engage in what Pierre Rosanvallon calls counter-democracy

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

The movie, The Social Network, depicts a world of backstabbing frat-boy alpha-male ultra-jock culture, in which no sensible woman would want to work

Knowledge workers of the world, Collaborate. You have nothing to lose but your Managers!

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week: This tweet of mine has become rather popular in less than a day: Knowledge workers of the world, Collaborate! via @jonhusband. “Don’t pity the blind man, for he has never seen PowerPoint.&# @MeetingBoy. — Twitter daily papers? by @michelemmartin.

The US Constitution: A Pantheon of (Sometimes Conflicting) Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently saw a reference to a speech given at Harvard’s commencement in May of this year by David Souter.  Justice Souter served in the US Supreme Court from 1990 until he stepped down in June of 2009.  He was appointed by President George H. W. There are cases where such a straightforward, fair reading model makes sense. 

Monkey testicles and lost manhood

Mind Hacks

Link to article in PubMed. Nonsense Remembering

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing education.

Steve Denning

Reinventing education requires five simultaneous shifts in managerial practice.

The Adaptive Path Library

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path has a lending library for its employees and interns to use. The San Francisco Library has been around for about four years and we have 488 books in the collection, plus periodicals. I am the Librarian for the San Francisco Library; our other studios are working on creating libraries of their own. There are no due dates and no fines.

The classification tango

Dave Snowden

The heading of this post is an indirect reference to the incomparable Tom Lehrer's The Masochism Tango ; listen before proceeding. Now the distinction between classification and relationships as ways of making sense of the world is a long standing one. Classification is inherently attraction to a modernist age, seeing to place things in boxes.

Interview with Wade Davis: Part I – altered states

Mind Hacks

If you’re not familiar with Davis’ work, his TED talk on ‘Cultures at the far edge of the world’ is a great place to start.

What does cognitive science say about privacy and the Net?

Doc Searls

Here’s what one dictionary says : World English Dictionary. privacy (?pra?v?s?, s?). — n. 1. the condition of being private or withdrawn; seclusion. 2. the condition of being secret; secrecy. 3. philosophy the condition of being necessarily restricted to a single person. 2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins.

2010 Thanks and Spanks via Dan Pontefract

Dan Pontefract

If you are in fact a believer and practitioner of a new open & collaborative Leadership Style, utilize Enterprise 2.0 (or Web 2.0) technologies and at all times entrust yourself to a Learning 2.0 paradigm, you are the syrup to any plate of pancakes. This entry is entitled “2010 Thanks and Spanks”. Leadership, Enterprise 2.0, Learning 2.0).

A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writer's Block.

Bob Sutton

Below you can see an entire article (including a reviewer's comment) that may look fake, but is legitimate. It was published by Dennis Upper in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis in 1974, and is funny, true, and

Brain scan of baby during birth

Mind Hacks reports on the first MRI scan of a baby being born – apparently completed by Berlin’s Charité Hospital. All I can say is – wow!

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: How do you grow a.

Steve Denning

Growing a storytelling business (or any other business) involves answering seven questions

Working Smarter Cracker Barrel

Harold Jarche

Tweet Next week, at our Working Smarter event hosted by Tulser in Maastricht, NL, we will have a series of short sessions on selected topics. Each Principal of the Internet Time Alliance has three topics of 20 minutes to be discussed in small groups. Complexity, perpetual Beta & the need for emergent practices. Network Learning (aka PKM).

Berkman Buzz (Special Wikileaks Edition)

David Weinberger

Here’s this week’s Berkman Buzz , as compiled by Jillian York [twitter: jillianyork ]. John Palfrey hits the radio to talk about controversial site link. Alum Derek Bambauer discusses the USICE’s seizure of 82 domains: link. Jonathan Zittrain evaluates the latest developments for net neutrality: link.

Unsuccessful treatment of writer’s block: a replication

Mind Hacks

The new study took over 30 years to arrive, but duly appeared in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2007. Nonsense

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The myth of the single.

Steve Denning

Single fix management solutions cannot resolve the complex web of problems that face management today.

Getting to Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet I started my military career as an infantry officer and then I worked as a health care administrator and finally as a training specialist. The move to the training field coincided with the creation of  the Web. I was also responsible for some fairly technical training as well as flight simulation. My immersion in technology had begun.

Boston Public Library has 15,827 photos on Flickr

David Weinberger

The Boston Public Library has put 15,827 photos into Flickr , using the least restrictive Creative Commons licenses possible. Tom Blake, the Digital Projects Manager at the BPL reports “he images on our Flickr account have been viewed collectively over 1.6 million times since we launched the account in March of 2008.&#. Or stereopticon image

Interview with Wade Davis: Part II – culture clashes

Mind Hacks

That idea that only human beings can be animate or the idea that a bird could have animus was ridiculed and dismissed as ridiculous.

Busting the glass ceiling in high-tech startups

Steve Denning

Earlier in the week, I wrote that in team building, studies show that it's better to choose women ahead of Einsteins.

The WikiLeaks Battle: Which Side Are You On?

Nine Shift

Student protests this week over tuition increases in England and France. And the WikiLeaks battle continues.  Which side are you on?

Asymmetry & hacktivism

Dave Snowden

For over a decade I have been immersed in issues around asymmetric warfare (otherwise known as terrorism, liberation struggles etc.) Reflections