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10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

Yesterday I listened into the #lscon Twitter stream for Learning Solutions conference in Orlando, Florida. Social learning

Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Luis Suarez

in general, and, although I’m still a strong believer in the whole movement (I even think we cannot longer go back and do something else. Not!),

The PKM value-add

Harold Jarche

Tweet Cristina Milos recently tweeted that; “ Curating is different from aggregating information. The sense-making part takes effort.

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[2b2k] 13 reasons why the Britannica failed on paper

David Weinberger

In the straight-up match between paper and Web, the Encyclopedia Britannica lost. This was as close to a sure thing as we get outside of the realm of macro physics and Meryl Streep movies. The EB couldn’t cover enough: 65,000 topics compared to the almost 4M in the English version of Wikipedia. Topics were confined to rectangles of text.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

SERVICES & ACTIVITIES. The Workforce Development Services (WSD) Framework comprises 4 key service areas. Click image for full-size version. SKILLS.

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The Economy Will Be Roboticized: Amazon Buys Kiva

Andy McAfee

Amazon has agreed to buy warehouse robot maker Kiva systems for $775 million (which is a lot of money). As a research note from Barron’s states, Kiva uses a series of computer-controlled robots to bring product to warehouse pickers rather than employees running the floor to find the same products. But should the rest of the economy be scared?

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Building an alliance

Harold Jarche

Managing Collaboration. When we created the Internet Time Alliance we were five independent consultants, all with many years working alone.

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

Dan Pontefract

The following 6 use cases are intended for nascent users who might not fully appreciate the myriad benefits to micro-blogging inside an organization.

5 things to tweet and 5 things NOT to tweet

Ross Dawson

Earlier this week I spoke at a financial advisor retreat in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia, a region of wide-open beauty that is the source of many extraordinary wines. I will write more later on the quite specific topic of Success in a Connected World for Financial Advisors. This is what I suggested: WHAT TO TWEET.

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

I suggest you do the same. He talked to us yesterday about the big questions where Washington needs help from academia. So what is?

Working on Internet Time

Harold Jarche

Tweet An artisan is a skilled manual worker in a particular craft, using specialized processes, tools and machinery. Communities InternetTime Work

Why Jeremy Lin will be fine

Doc Searls

The Knicks just beat the Pacers, 102 to 88, in Indiana. Jeremy Lin had 19 points, 7 rebound, 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. He only had two turnovers, which has been his one problem stat. But that problem will end, because Jeremy Lin is a learner. But he’s participated in the Knick’s three straight wins since then, as a starter. Sport


VisiCalc: The first killer app’s unveiling

David Weinberger

VisiCalc was the first killer app. It became the reason people bought a personal computer. Yes, VisiCalc’s competitor was a programming language.

Reading Metaphors and Individual Differences in the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

In the opposite context, the metaphor was ironic or sarcastic. - individual differences context metaphor fMRI brain language

Grappling with Knowledge

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. Image: Mimi and Eunice. Paper doesn’t scale.

3 tips for TED speakers (and other talkers)

Dan Pink

Okay, so yeah. TED is amazing. I had a chance to do a TED Talk a few years ago. Here are my three key tips. Prepare. but not too much.

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Local libraries are the 99%

David Weinberger

Yeah yeah, not everyone uses them. But they could. Libraries are a statement of a community’s commitment to the 99

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Hollow Visions, Bullshit, Lies and Leadership Vs. Management

Bob Sutton

Fast Company has been reprinting excerpts from the new chapter in the Good Boss, Bad Boss paperback.    These exalted captains of industry develop the grand vision for the product, the film, the merger, or whatever -- and leave the implementation to others.    (See this long interview for a nice summary of March's views).

Thoughts on perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’ve been putting together a series of thoughts on slides to share my perspectives on work and learning in the network era.

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Work Live Integration – 23 and 1/2 Hours

Luis Suarez

Well, what if that balance didn’t exist in the first place? It is a big myth. It always has been! And soon! In fact, we aren’t.

What About the Future?

Jay Cross

Fixating on the short term is foolish in the long run. The future’s all we’ve got. You can’t leap a chasm in small jumps. Big plans. Just Jay

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Diego Rodriguez: This is What Leadership Should Look Like at IDEO

Bob Sutton

As long-time readers of this blog know, I am a big admirer (and long time friend) of Diego Rodriguez.    Diego is a partner at IDEO and runs the flagship Palo Alto office, and he writes the always provocative blog Metacool.   "  Watch it here.    You have to see it, I won't tell you anything else.

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Buried words

Mind Hacks

I’ve just found a fantastic video that explains the speech-impairing disorder aphasia to children of all ages. Hearing and Language

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600 ways to say thank you

Dan Pink

Earlier this month, we hosted Harvey Mackay on Office Hours. You can read all five pages here , but the image below should give you the gist.


Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Tomorrow I’m on a panel session on New Rules for the Enterprise 2020 at the Enterprise Learning! Summit in Alexandria, Virginia. The U.S.

Social Media Explained With Donuts: From Geek.Com

Bob Sutton

It helped me!    I found it here.     Web/Tech


Sideways Leadership of Social Media

Dan Pontefract

What’s missing? Dare I say a caddy? Enough of the putt-putt mini-golf shenanigans; just grip it and rip it. They have to unlearn what they’ve learned.

To What End?

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo By PetroleumJelliffe. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. To What End?

Neurotoxic e-waste recycling

Mind Hacks

The recycling of e-waste is big business in developing countries”, explains Javier Carod-Artal (Virgen de la Luz Hospital, Cuenca, Spain).

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Creativity: Another Reason that Having a Drink -- or Two -- at Work Isn't All Bad

Bob Sutton

Its mere presence in our cups signals we have permission to be our "authentic selves" and we are allowed -- at least to a degree -- to reveal personal information about ourselves and gossip about others -- because, after all, the booze loosened our tongues. silver).' "they solved 58 per cent of 15 items on average vs. 2012).

Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A new report, Hot Spots: Benchmarking global city competitiveness , was just released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Hot Spots is the result of a comprehensive study that analyzed the competitiveness of 120 of the world’s major cities. The study was commissioned by Citigroup as part of its Citi for Cities initiative. is a holistic concept.

The Internet Gets Charitable

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by Mburpee. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. that touches on the subject.

Friday Fun: Get Back to Work

Dan Pontefract

I’m amazed to see how far collaboration has come in the organization. It amazes me even more how much further it has to go. Pretty well, I think.”.

Another Special Day

Luis Suarez

Happy Saint Patricks Day !!, Well, for me, too! Once again, and like I have been doing for a couple of years now , I * lied*. My home. Again, Happy St.