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Defining the Big Shift

John Hagel

About one month after the release of our Shift Index report , one question that keeps coming up is whether we can offer a succinctly define what the Big Shift is that our Shift Index seeks to measure. Given the magnitude, depth and far-reaching impact of the Big Shift, succinctness is a challenge.  But perhaps this is too high level. 

Transparency is the new objectivity

David Weinberger

A friend asked me to post an explanation of what I meant when I said at PDF09 that “transparency is the new objectivity.&# First, I apologize for the cliché of “x is the new y.&# Second, what I meant is that transparency is now fulfilling some of objectivity’s old role in the ecology of knowledge. And then foolishness.

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The Future of the Training Department

Harold Jarche

The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle. The U.S.

Hell explained by a Chemistry Student

Dave Snowden

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. Hat top to Annabelle Mark who is a constant source of this type of material. Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. So which is it?

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Old Growth Media And The Future Of News

Steven Berlin Johnson

That kid was me. wish I could tell you that I was making those compulsive return visits out of a passionate love of books. You read MacWorld.

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Chief Talent Officer - A Common Role by 2015 | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Most organizations can't assess who the best employees are in a quantitative way.

An Operating System for the Mind

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The core of the opposition to what are being called "21st century skills" is contained in the following argument: "Cognitive science teaches us that skills and knowledge are interdependent and that possessing a base of knowledge is necessary to the acquisition not only of more knowledge, but also of skills. Second , it isn't wrong to teach facts.

The Biology of Creativity - Right Hemispheric Thinking, Problem Solving by Insight, and Diffuse Attention

Eide Neurolearning

What's different about this finding compared to a previous study is that this hemispheric difference exists even before problem solving begins. 2007).

Pursuing Passion

John Hagel

We often talk about passion, but we tend to use it very loosely.    We usually refer to passion in passing – it is rarely the primary focus of discussion or analysis. I am just as guilty of this.    A couple of months ago, I posted a manifesto for passionate creatives and never explicitly defined what I meant by passion. 

When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen

Charles Jennings

Some managers and L&D people just don’t seem to get it. You might as well throw the money spent on these activities out the window. Bingo!

Four C’s of digital media

Harold Jarche

Collaboration. Community. Collective Intelligence. What are the boundary conditions needed to succeed at each layer?

Business cases are a waste of time!

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Knowledge managers are always asking how they can obtain support for a KM project by demonstrating the ROI especially as the measuring the ROI of a KM initiative is so difficult. This article by Susan Cramm on the Harvard Business Publishing website is about IT projects but I think is even more applicable to KM projects.

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Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Back in 1993, the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain began investigating piracy of Dave Barry's popular column, which was published by the Miami Herald and syndicated widely. In the course of tracking down the sources of

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur. If you are a conference organizer and you don't arrange for wireless, be prepared for some negative comments. See Better Conferences. and paying attention.

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Effectiveness – Jay Cross. Published in Chief Learning Officer, August 2009. Informal Learning 2.0. Jay Cross. Like the U.S. It’s learn or die.

Mission Bicycle and Adaptive Path: Experience Design in Retail

Adaptive Path

I was introduced to Zack Rosen, CEO of Mission Bicycle a few months ago at an evening event at the Adaptive Path offices. The only hook?

Doc Searls Weblog · Beyond Social Media

Doc Searls

Consider the possibility that “social media” is a crock.

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Submission for a forthcoming STRIDE handbook for The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). See related handbooks here. What is a Blog? blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read.

Visual Overload and Visual Crowding - When More Means Less

Eide Neurolearning

"If there were only 10 problems on a page, I could do them all. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.

A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World

John Hagel

We speak on behalf of the creatives who are passionate about their work. They experience deep frustration today with the institutional barriers that have been put in their way as they seek to more fully achieve their full potential.  Who are passionate creatives? Passionate creatives exist everywhere. 

The Chief Talent Officer – A Common Role by 2015

Kevin Wheeler

The best often leave, while those less motivated or less capable hunker

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. People learn socially.

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Tales of data pirates: Opting out of Verizon’s open-ended sharing

David Weinberger

They promise to only share this with “affiliates, agents and parent companies.&# It will definitely not be shared with “unrelated third parties&# … unless, perhaps that third party pays Verizon to become an affiliate, whatever the heck “affiliate &# means. To opt out you can call 1-800-333-9956. Dead end.

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Learning 2.0 Tetrad Through Marshall McLuhan

Dan Pontefract

If you haven’t heard of Marshall McLuhan , well you’re simply missing out on one of Canada’s most innovative minds. philosophy.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. Louis, Missouri, USA. link].

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. It didn’t work. Irrational exuberance?

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 product?” Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software

The Story of Stuff - a Summary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a summary of the contents of the video, The Story of Stuff. regard this video as essential viewing, and its message as fundamentally correct. also cover the video on OLDaily. The materials system that defines our economy today: extraction, production, distribution, consumption, disposal It can't work. It's a linear system on a finite planet.

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Spatial Thinkers - Not Visual and Not Verbal

Eide Neurolearning

Rather, thought processing seems to involve space or kinesthetic / bodily sensations or associations.

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Beyond Social Media

Doc Searls

Consider the possibility that “social media&# is a crock. Or at least bear with that thought through Defrag , which takes place in Denver over today and Thursday, and for which the word “social&# appears seventeen times in the agenda. Perspective: “cloud&# appears three times, and “leverage&# twice.). Some still are.

Gen Y Redefines Learning | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Gen Y, those in their twenties now, and all those who follow are born of bits and bytes. They hardly read.

PKM: our part of the social learning contract

Harold Jarche

Why is social learning important? It is becoming more difficult to make sense of the world by ourselves.

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The occult insignificance of meaningless numbers

Dave Snowden

I've been in Belgium and Luxembourg for the last two days delivering two half day seminars for the EU. All journeys by train which allowed me to catch up a lot of work, although I will confess that on the journey from Brussels to Luxembourg I dozed and watched the unfolding scenery remembering past trips to the Grand Duchy. So what is wrong?