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Let’s use the ‘No Track’ button we already have

Doc Searls

( Cross-posted from the ProjectVRM blog.). Ideally, they should match up evenly and produce good outcomes. And I still believe that. Ctrl-SHIFT. MyDex.

Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time

Adaptive Path

Ever see sleep histograms like the one pictured below? There are levels of sleep, and the deeper you go, the better the sleep you're getting. But it takes time for you to get to the sweet spot of REM sleep and achieve quality sleep. And if the neighbor's dog barks (or, in my household, your toddler yells "mama!") This happened last year.

Managing Collaboration

Harold Jarche

Tweet My colleague Jane Hart asks who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO)? Collaboration is a key part of creative work. Caveat emptor!

Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There, I said it. Social media is not social learning. Reprinted with permission.

Savor the irony

Doc Searls

Now comes news (via Peter Kafka in All Things D and Jason Boog in Galleycat ) that robot-written “stories” are turning up on the pages of Forbes and other publications. ” That Narrative Science reportedly has thirty customers already says more about the state of journals than it does about journalism. HT to @swardley.

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Pull Platforms for Performance

John Hagel

We live in a world of mounting performance pressure. Our Shift Index reveals that return on assets for all public companies in the US has eroded by 75% since 1965. Companies clearly are failing to respond effectively to these mounting pressures. What drives company performance? It’s actually quite simple. Let’s look at each one in sequence.

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Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

There have been a couple of posts recently on the topic of whether organisations need to have a new role of a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO).

Why is learning and the sharing of information so important?

Harold Jarche

Tweet The Globe & Mail: The diplomacy of knowledge. Learning together is an important part of living together.

The BLS Thinks These Jobs Will Grow a Lot. I Think They’re Wrong.

Andy McAfee

million total) will be in this category. My first question when I look at this graph is not ‘what do these jobs pay?’ Do you agree?

The 14 ExaTrends of the Decade

Ross Dawson

We released our Map of the ExaTrends of the Decade a while ago now. 14 ExaTrends of the Decade. View more presentations from Ross Dawsn.

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From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! Let me explain. Collaboration Social learning

How to say No. especially to things you want to do

Dan Pink

Last night, I had a breakthrough: I realized that personal productivity is the new dieting. Here’s what I mean. Lack of demand.

Strategic Doing is designed for open, loosely coupled networks

Harold Jarche

Tweet Comparing Strategic Planning and Strategic Doing. “In Strategic Doing, metrics play a different role. We learn as we do.

The "thingification" of social media

Euen Semple

Last week I took part in several events at Social Media Week London. You can watch one below

Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources

Beth Kanter

Source: Copyblogger. Content Marketing: Overviews, Context, and Frameworks. The name references a Martin Luther King quote. Techniques and Tools.

How to predict a student’s SAT score: Look at the parents’ tax return

Dan Pink

Take a look at the chart below. On the horizontal axis is family income. And this, sadly, is but one example. Education

Betterness: Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet Umair Haque’s Betterness: Economics for Humans is a quick read and a very cheap book at $2.69 for a Kindle version. Books Communities Wor

The No Asshole Rule in One Company: A Simple Decision-Tree

Bob Sutton

I recently posted an updated version  of People and Places that Use The No Asshole Rule. 

Whose Your Brian Reid?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Being an interlocutor doesn’t take much. Comments on this blog.

Great Debate: Social enterprise - Fact or fiction? Live next Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 2pm ET

Dion Hinchcliffe

Dennis Howlett and I finally get our ‘cage match’ on social business. We will debate whether or not the social enterprise is fact or fiction next Tuesday at 2pm ET. We’ll both bring our best arguments and when the dust settles, we’ll all collectively be smarter on this topic du jour


Enterprise Learning Summit, DC, March 20-21

Jay Cross

The Enterprise Learning! Summit DC focuses on how executives can build smarter organizations. The Enterprise Learning! NASA, Dave Carey, Ret. Often.

Debate: The Ethics of Crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

For many who come across the idea of crowdsourcing in its many forms, their first thoughts are about the ethical issues. What do you think?

The state of social collaboration

Jane Hart

“Why social collaboration? Here’s an image Courtesy of Central Desktop Click the image for the large version. Social learning

An uncivil practice

Dave Snowden

My last day in Singapore on this trip, although I will be back at the end of March. I have railed against this often and will continue to do so.

Gamestorming for service design

Dave Gray

As part of the kickoff for the Global Service Jam, I was asked to offer some tips on how service designers could use gamestorming. So I put together a few thoughts in this short video

Joho: Culture is an echo chamber

David Weinberger

After a couple of years, I’ve actually published another issue of my old ‘zine. Why so long between issues? Basically, blogging ate my zine. Here’s the table of contents. But, our fear of echo chambers can blind us to their important social role. Brilliant! Here’s what’s going on. Bogus.

Greetings and Bathrooms: One CEO's Metrics for Retail Stores

Bob Sutton

Yesterday, we had the CEO of a large retail chain as a visitor in the Stanford class we Huggy Rao and I are teaching on scaling-up excellence.    I will refrain from using his name as this a class, not a speech to the public.     Am I -- and other customers -- warmly greeted by employees when they enter the store? 

Wisdom 2.0: Balance in A Hyper Connected World

Beth Kanter

Twitter Photo by Jennifer Barr @rjenbarr. Yesterday, I spent most of the day offline at the Wisdom 2.0 I use pen and a note book to take notes!

The mind is a guess

Mind Hacks

My recent Beyond Boundaries column for the latest issue of The Psychologist explores how the idea of the ‘mind’ as a single distinct concept is an assumption that many cultures don’t share. I’d like to talk about people who don’t have minds. In traditional Haitian culture, there is no direct equivalent of the mind. Togetherness

Announcement of Crowdsourcing Week: Singapore April 2013

Ross Dawson

Crowdsourcing is moving to the center not just of discussion, but of business and society. That is becoming increasingly evident through the events being run as well as in what companies are doing. It is a great choice of location given the pace of growth on both supply and demand for crowds in the region. It promises to be an exciting event.

Eliminating the Negative at the Atlanta Schools

Bob Sutton

Today's New York Times has a compelling story about the steps new superintendent Erroll B.   As the Times explains: "For years, Beverly L. Hall, the former school superintendent here, ruled by fear.   The methods that Erroll B.   Leadership Scaling

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Friday Fun: Bendable Screens

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Bendable screens. You think I’m kidding? Herman Miller Aeron chairs. Toasters.

Moments of the self

Mind Hacks

A study just published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences gives a wonderful example of the little recognised complexity of epileptic seizures. The article describes three cases of people who take their clothes off during seizures and discusses the potential legal consequences of engaging in such behaviour when it was caused by epilepsy.

Reserve your place for the webinar: Jane Hart in conversation with Jane Bozarth

Jane Hart

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM GMT | 1.30-2.30 PM ET | 10.30-11.30 AM PT. Reserve your seat for the webinar now – there are 100 places available - After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. or newer.