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Top 20 Tools 2007-2011

Jane Hart

I’ve just noticed that in the subsequent two months it has been viewed over 200,000 times! Social learning

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Democratization of the workplace

Harold Jarche

Tweet There was a most interesting thread on Twitter today. Hierarchy kills all learning. Our social systems are not designed to cope with complexity.

Recent Trends in Labor Intensity. Or, the History (and Future?) of Steady Work in the US

Andy McAfee

Instead of looking at productivity as output per hour worked (the usual measure) I instead looked at output per worker. This surprises me a bit.

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The decade ahead for media

Ross Dawson

The latest issue of the annual publication Media Trends + Strategy magazine kicks off with a feature article I wrote titled The Decade Ahead for Media.


Doc Searls

I made my case in If you hate big government, fight SOPA. A vigorous dialog followed in the comments under that. This is the pro-business case.

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Four messages from the dark

David Weinberger

The black that covered so many sites yesterday spoke well. I think there were four messages. First, This is our Internet. We built it. We built it for us, not for you. We get to turn off the lights, not you. Second, we are better custodians of culture than are culture’s merchants because we understand that culture is what we have in common.

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Modelling, not shaping

Harold Jarche

Tweet In social networks we can learn from each other; modelling behaviours, telling stories, and sharing what we know.

Meaning and truth

Dave Snowden

I have always rated Yiannis Gabriel's writing and the various conversations I have had with him over the years. Reflections

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Data Trumps Opinion: 4 Smart Services that Deploy and Learn

Adaptive Path

Tired of going with the design that will survive the organization's political gauntlet? A quick story of how I got hooked. No guessing. tax market.

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IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect

Luis Suarez

I am on the road again on what means my first business trip of the year, with plenty more to come along over the next few months! Are you ready? hehe.

Inside Apple: Adam Lashinsky Revealing and Well-Crafted Book.

Bob Sutton

Last week, I opened up my copy of Adam Lashinsky's new book, Inside Apple. Well, I looked-up, and it was 1:30

Architecture not application: an opportunity

Dave Snowden

The first part was generally accepted, the second more controversial. Basically we build a demo system post IBM, created v2.0 ecology.

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in

Harold Jarche

Tweet This site was offline from sunrise to sunset today [yes, I missed you, too], in support of the anti-SOPA/PIPA protests. The U.S.

5 important ways in which crowdsourcing creates business value

Ross Dawson

The intelligent use of crowdsourcing can have many benefits for companies – as well as government and non-profit organizations – in achieving their objectives. Here is a brief excerpt from Chapter 3 on Crowds and Business Value of Getting Results From Crowds. The business value of using crowds. Increase flexibility. Reduce costs.

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Ancient present

Doc Searls

Reality 2.0 was my original blog: a pile of stuff I wrote before there were blogs. All of it is old now, but some of it still rings new, connects to what has happened since then, or is going on now. Since Reality 2.0 is deep in the basement, I’ve decided to surface some old pieces that might be interesting, for whatever reason.

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New CEO Studies: Nuances of Narcissism, Flattery, and Opinion Conformity

Bob Sutton

I got my copy of the Administrative Science Quarterly in the mail the other day.   But the quality is always very high.). 

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Does being reminded of money make you an uncooperative jerk or.

Dan Pink

Pick up the pitchforks: David Pogue underestimates Hollywood.

Clay Shirky

David Pogue underestimates Hollywood. Writing in his blog on the New York Times yesterday, David Pogue, one of the Times' tech columnists, advises toning down the alarmist rhetoric over SOPA, suggesting that opponents

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My Thoughts: iBooks 2, iTunes U App & iBooks Author

Dan Pontefract

million iPads in use in education institutions. over 1,000 one-to-one iPad deployments in K-12 schools. over 700 million downloads at iTunes U.

Best Practices for Content Curation for Nonprofits at Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

Beth Kanter

Source: via Beth on Pinterest. On January 30th, I’m speaking at the Social Media for Nonprofits in New York City. Some insight.

What I’d like to say on the subway

Doc Searls

When I was young, New York subways were dirty, noisy and with little risk of improvement. But there is now a paucity of maps. Who knows? Might help.

Google: "A place where it simply isn't efficient to act like an asshole.

Bob Sutton

I just got off the phone with a reporter who was asking about Google, which topped Fortune's best place to work list for the third time. He wanted to talk about Google's lavish perks and how being a great place

OPEN: Using crowdsourced legislation to beat SOPA

Ross Dawson

SOPA, The Stop Online Piracy Act , is big news in many ways, not least in marking what is likely to be a historical landmark in the battle between traditional media and a now-powerful new media, played out in political influence and the shaping of critical legislation. One of the most important ways to beat SOPA is to provide a good alternative.

So you think you can scrape?

David Weinberger

If you’re thinking about scraping a web page to extract the delicious data bits from it, ScraperWiki looks like a great place to start. It’s got tools, examples, and a community. Right now the tools are in Ruby, Python and PHP, but they’re thinking about adding Javascript. Looking forward to it…

The Stoos Gathering & Working Smarter

Jay Cross

The movie’s incendiary. There are lots of bad apples out there: self-serving financial engineers, ratings agencies, regulators, bankers, and more.

Pattern Learning and the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

From NY Times : "For years school curriculums have emphasized top-down instruction, especially for topics like math and science.

Dominant themes for 2012: transformation and beyond

Ross Dawson

In December I created a list of 12 themes to frame the year ahead, and then explored the ideas in a number of media interviews.

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Walled Gardens

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. Carl Rogers” – via @timbuckteeth. Aloud.

The Anti-Social Social Dilemma

Dan Pontefract

The problem I see on the horizon for leaders, teachers and parents is what I’m referring to as the anti-social social dilemma. The same?

Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales

Beth Kanter

In less than a day, it has over 1 million views. And now, mobile. Best Friends has just launched a fun mobile app. Increase post sharability.

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement


Today, the expectations of learners are much different than they were only a few years ago.

Changing the Book game

Clark Quinn

I was boarding a plane away from home as Apple’s announcement was happening, so I haven’t had the chance to dig into the details as I normally would, but just the news itself shows Apple is taking on yet another industry. As Apple recreated the business of music publishing, they’re similarly shifting textbook publishing.

Gimme Shelter

Mind Hacks

The Rolling Stones launched their career in a social therapeutic club, designed to help troubled youth with communication skills. The club became legendary in rock ‘n roll history but its therapeutic roots have almost been forgotten. Less well known, is the story of how the club was created as a therapeutic environment to help troubled youth.

Tomorrow's classroom excuse: SOPA ate my homework | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink