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It’s not about knowledge transfer

Harold Jarche

In 2009 I listened to Peter Senge’s keynote address at the CSTD national conference. Value is created by teams and mostly by networks of people. While

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

And the more you do of that, the much better off for the business. Never mind the community facilitators. They never have. . etc. . Yet another time.

5 Reasons Why Traditional Employment is in Trouble

Kevin Wheeler

According to the U.S. Labor Department, 2.1 million people resigned their jobs in February, the most in any month since the start of the Great Recession. This is startling given that the economy is not strong and that millions are out of work.  That is what happened in previous recessions. But many corporations and recruiters are in denial. 

Controversy over Informal Learning

Jay Cross

When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. Some still do. I’ve got a thick skin. What happened?

Boundaries are for learning

Harold Jarche

Opportunity lies at the edge of systems. Real value creation happens at the edge of organizations. Diversity is healthy, but with certain limits.

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Harold Jarche

One of the consultant’s dilemmas is that you have to stay ahead of the curve to remain relevant. There is no normal. Mark Federman.

Pick of the Month: April 2012

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my  Pick of the Day  in April. Could you pass your college’s final exams?

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What and who are we?

Doc Searls

Out in the marketplace — that place where we do business as buyers and sellers — what  and  who  are we, as individuals? The consumers are the users.

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[2b2k] Pyramid-shaped publishing model results in cheating on science?

David Weinberger

Carl Zimmer has a fascinating article in the NYTimes, which is worth 1/10th of your NYT allotment. Thank you for ironically illustrating the problem with trying to maintain knowledge as a scarce resource, NYT!). ” But: 1. With a larger aperture, there may be less pressure. 2. Or so we can hope.

How blogging changed my life for the better

Harold Jarche

I guess I could be described as a hardcore blogger, as I’ve been writing here for over eight years. Even our timezone is unknown to many people.

Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

Beth Kanter

Photo by WhiteAfrican. Here’s some great advice from my colleagues at CommonSense Media. Who knows what’s coming at us? Location sharing?

Off to a good start

Doc Searls

Today is the official release date for The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge , my new book from Harvard Business Review Press.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. Education faces enormous pressure. It’s much, much bigger. 44 Tweets.

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Take off those rose coloured glasses

Harold Jarche

The other 95% was just taken care of by the informal networks in the organization. Then a funny thing happened. Take a look at social media.

Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: By the time you are reading, I’ll probably have been on a jet plane for far longer than I want to be and maybe have landed in Rwanda. Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It – Guest Post by Geri Stengel. Find out how easy it is. LinkedIn isn’t some stodgy place where people post their resumes.

Book week

Doc Searls

The Intention Economy  came out on Tuesday, and coverage has been spreading. Meanwhile, while I’ve been busy at IIW , where VRM mojo has been major. Notes from the many VRM sessions at #IIW14 will appear on this page soon. Meanwhile Meanwhile here are some excerpts pieces that ran this week. We shouldn’t but we do. Research

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3D GameLab Could Be The Future of Learning

Dan Pontefract

There is something fascinating going on at Boise State University and specifically the  Department of Educational Technology. What are quests, you ask?

Manual, not automatic, for sense-making

Harold Jarche

Now I make a weekly summary of my favourites: reviewed, filtered and reassessed. That’s about it. Friday's Finds

New Research: Thinking About Your Mortality Makes You A Better Person

Bob Sutton

A pointer to this from Australian Chris Berry came in my email this morning.    Here is what Ken Vail and his co-authors found: Contemplating death doesn't necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested.

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Here’s a summary of the discussion. Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? community!”

3D GameLab Could Be The Future of Learning

Dan Pontefract

Let me introduce you to 3D GameLab , arguably an actual example demonstrating the evolution of today’s antiquated learning management system.

PKM live with Euan Semple

Harold Jarche

Seb Paquet describes the social web as enabling “ridiculously easy group-forming”, and that’s what we did.

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Neurological knitwear

Mind Hacks

Fear not though, as citizens can now order their own. Link to woolly brain hat (thanks @ CandiceGordon ). Nonsense

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The MIT of Entrepreneurship Studies

Andy McAfee

… is actually a new course being offered to MIT students this summer. Monthly stipend for qualified students. Dedicated desk space at MIT.

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Online Workshops in May and June at the Social Learning Centre

Jane Hart

In May and June, Harold Jarche and I will be running another series of our popular public online workshops at the Social Learning Centre. 14-25 May.

Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I participated in a roundtable breakfast on Protecting Financial Markets in the Age of the Cloud.  Several participants cited the sharp rise in volume and speed of high-frequency trading over the past decade as an example of a current practice that is potentially increasing volatility and systemic risk in financial markets. 

The rise and fall of Dark Warrior epilepsy

Mind Hacks

The patient was a 17-year-old girl whose father was a video game engineer. He fixed the arcade machines and so she got to play for free.

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How blog­ging chan­ged my life for the bet­ter

Harold Jarche

I guess I could be described as a hardcore blogger, as I’ve been writing here for over eight years. Even our timezone is unknown to many people.

Travel Tip #12 — Never get sick again. again

Dan Pink

It’s been awhile. PREVIOUS TIPS: Tip #1 — Never get sick again. Tip #2 — The magic of earplugs. Tip #3 — Four road food rules of thumb.

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Talk With Me About All Things Digital on May 3 at 2 pm EDT

Andy McAfee

A little while back I sat down with Martha Mangelsdorf , the editorial director of MIT Sloan Management Review , to talk about digital business.

BBC Future column: Does the internet rewire your brain?

Mind Hacks

My column for BBC Future from a few days ago. The original is here. Mindhacks.com readers will have heard most of this before, thanks to Vaughan’s coverage of the Baroness and her fellow travellers. Being online does change your brain, but so does making a cup of tea. This modern age has brought with it a new set of worries. But is this true?

The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

In the earliest phases of its buildout, however, an infrastructural technology can take the form of a proprietary technology. ” In the Web 2.0

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

I was contacted for a research project, and asked a series of questions. Thought I’d document the answers here, too. Specification. Individually?

Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

Beth Kanter

The Network Weaver Handbook is designed to give you skills and resources you need to build effective and innovative networks. Order it here.