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How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

AirBnB is a prime example of disruption in the hotel industry. It might be a room, a home or a castle. But there is a problem. Dan Gunn agrees.

Is Your Future Boss Horrible? A 10 Point Reference Check - Bob.

Bob Sutton

A 10 Point Reference Check.    We developed ten "reference check"  questions that you can ask people who have worked with and for your prospective boss -- or perhaps had him or her as a client -- to help determine if you are at risk of going to work for an asshole. Can you provide examples from experience?”

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Refer to manuals and instructions. Please refer to the research I’ve done at Sara Lee, with my team at KPMG Consulting. Networking.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. Reference" is static content - meaning no interaction other than allowing the user to link from page-to-page and to search. Thus, "reference" to me is a good umbrella term. It is asynchronous.

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Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0 approaches. In the past, I've only had a few people respond, but this time, there were so many responses I couldn't really read them and present.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about Really useful.

workplace of the future

Harold Jarche

Each of us provided input and references for the course. Image: Workplace of the Future. Image: Workplace of the Future. Learning Work

70:20:10 – towards 100% performance

Harold Jarche

The book consists of 100 practitioner-focused articles, many of which provide checklists and examples. Performance Architect.

New Hire Practices

Harold Jarche

I’ve looked at several examples and am very interested in unique practices (outliers) beyond the corporate norm.

and what do you do?

Harold Jarche

The long response sounds more like a quick description of my services , some examples of my clients , and a few topics that I speak in public about.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

Here are a few examples of learning before and after instituting the learning infrastructure we call a Workscape. Just Jay

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

For example, the book has more than 250 references. Second, he provides several examples concerning the first mover advantage.

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration

Harold Jarche

Chaordic refers to a system of governance that blends characteristics of chaos and order. In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration.

Information is the opposite of information

David Weinberger

The ordinary language use of the term (well, one of them) is to refer to something you are about to learn or have just learned: “I have some information for you, sir! ” But we use the term primarily to refer to news that’s not all that important to us personally. The British have taken Trenton.”

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A Reading List That (Actually) Gets Read

Adaptive Path

So I’ve composed this reading list for experience, design, and strategy based on what’s most readable and reference-able. Michael Schrage.

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Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge

Harold Jarche

These are examples of Pushing knowledge, adding value for oneself, that may in the future be useful for others.

Shooting the Sacred Cows of OD

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I referenced a tweet from the Welsh Academy session at which I was a keynote Thursday. A frantic couple of days really. Vectors not outcome.

When Power Overthrows Common Sense

Dan Pontefract

I’ve witnessed it before. I’m certain I’ll witness it again. Someone is promoted to a senior leadership role. Some call it nepotism.

The Internet deserves its proper noun

Doc Searls

And “the telephone” referred to a single thing of which there billions of individual examples. There are other examples of neither.

The Anatomy of an Experience Map

Adaptive Path

But I still see a dearth of quality references. Experience maps have been becoming more prominent over the past few years. A model on steroids.

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Boundary conditions

Dave Snowden

It’s also the failure because of your competence in an old way of looking at things, to reference Clayton Christian’s work. Cynefin Reflection

Book Excerpt: The Purpose Effect

Dan Pontefract

When attending any kind of dinner party, for example, how many times have you asked or have been asked the question, “So, how is work?”.

More (somewhat) emotionally intelligent signage in a parking lot.

Dan Pink

” And he included this example from the parking lot of a nearby Chili’s restaurant: Tweet. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Even showing ra” examples of your work is valuable for others to see; it doesn’t have to be a perfect product. or email

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What Makes a MOOC Massive?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In a network structure there isn't any central focus, for example, a central discussion. In the first connectivist MOOC, for example, we have 170 individual blogs created by course participants (in Change11 we had 306 feeds). Now to be clear, this would refer to *active* participants, and not merely the number of people who signed up.

Case Study: Tim Hockey, a Collaborative & Transparent CEO

Dan Pontefract

The company I am referring to is TD Canada Trust. I don’t own their shares. I have never worked for the company. Bottom line?

Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into.


One thing that has always been of great interest to me is what I’ll refer to as the integration of social and formal learning content. The industry accepted statistic that social learning evangelists often refer to is that that formal structured learning (FSL) accounts for only 20% of an individual’s learning. This is true. and CSS 3

STRETCH Is An Excellent Book To Help You With Tomorrow’s Workplace

Dan Pontefract

The authors, for example, admitted to the habit of putting in two spaces at the end of a sentence, for that is how they were taught.

intangible value

Harold Jarche

I have learned a lot from Verna Allee over the years, and frequently referred to her work on this blog. Source: Ocean Tomo.

Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

The first is a great example of instructional scaffolding.). This may help the learner immediately, but it hinders the learning process.

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Constructivism and Eliminative Materialism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We create meaning or sense in these representations by means of a semiotic system - a way of assigning meaning to individual symbols, phrases, groups of symbols, or entire models, sometimes by reference, sometimes by coherence, etc. for example the ''physical symbol system'' hypothesis. What I am arguing is that this position is wrong.

to illuminate a small field

Dave Snowden

Think of the discovery of Penicillin if your want a well know examples but you can add micro-wave ovens and a host of other discoveries to the list.

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Reactivating Learning

Clark Quinn

Recontextualization : here we’re showing another example. We’re showing how the concept plays out in a new context, and this gives a greater base upon which to abstract from and comprehend the underlying principle, and providing a new reference that might match a situation they could actually see. design mobile

Open Educational Resources: A Definition

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

By using 'education' therefore I am referring (roughly) to both teachers and students, where by using 'learning' I would be referring only to students. though typically omitted from accounts of OERs, the reference to 'anybody' is important. Stallman refers only to the ability to "modify" a resource. Stephen H.

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

David Weinberger

For example, underlining in it or even correcting errors via marginalia would get you thrown out of the library. The inestimably smart and wise Matthew Battles has an excellent post on the topic (which I hesitate to recommend only because he refers to “Too Big to Know” overly generously All the links were broken.

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The advent of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the 1970s is another, more recent example. What impact will AI have on jobs?

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Create space for sense-making

Harold Jarche

It seems that as soon as you identify with a system, whether it is good for you or not, then it becomes the only frame of reference. Complexit

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Reddit and community journalism

David Weinberger

For example, someone is asking if one of Michelle Bachman’s foster kids would care to engage. For example, look at yesterday’s “ ">IAMA police officer who was working during the London Riots. Here, please have a Victim of Crime pack and a crime reference number. I’ve come to love Reddit. Half-tweets.

A Few Words on ePortfolios

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A good example of such a system is the Desire2Learn ePortfolio system. Such a portfolio may come to resemble a student''s journal or sketchbook.

walking to extinction

Harold Jarche

This is a hugely important discussion, but it’s hard to talk about in the abstract, so we attach it to the example we have at hand: GMOs.

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