• HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
    [Information] Hierarchies in perpetual beta
    As I have said before, hierarchies work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. 'I have said many times that teamwork is over-rated. It can be a smoke screen for office bullies to coerce fellow workers. The economic stick often hangs over the team: be a team player or lose your job , is the implication in many workplaces.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] Eye phone: How a TED Fellow’s new app could help restore sight to millions
    That’s the great thing with Peek — you can share that information immediately, so that a remote expert can analyze any anomalies. Part 'Andrew Bastawrous shares the idea behind Peek at TED2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. Peek makes eye tests affordable and easy to administer, bypassing the need for expensive, fragile equipment.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] Brave new world: Organise for customer focus
    Some, like the importance of our informal social relationships to how we experience work, go as far back as the Hawthorne studies in the 1920s and 1930s. 'This is the third post in the Brave New World series, which explores ten patterns I see underpinning new ways of working and learning for complex work contexts. Customer focus.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Information] Why the eff didn’t you watch these TED Talks? The 2014 edition
    Just watch: it’s an informative, surprising talk. 'At the end of every December, we at the office get a little indignant that some of our favorite TED Talks from the year didn’t seem to do as well as we’d hoped. Below, my picks for the top 10 great talks you might have missed this year, with mild to medium spiciness. But 1.2
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Information] At TEDxPlaceDesNations, talks from those who dedicate their lives to the global good
    It turned into quite an exchange—he was so well-informed on refugee issues,” says Fleming. But at the same time, she started pursuing the idea of organizing a TEDx event with Corinne Momal-Vanian, the Director of UN Information Centres. 'TEDxPlaceDesNations took place inside the UN’s General Assembly Hall. The two met for lunch.
  • BOB SUTTON  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated
    have read it three times and, in my view, it is -- by far -- the best book ever written about what it takes to build an organization where people share information, cooperate, and help each other succeed. 'I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating -- a list of “Books Every Leader Should Read” on this Work Matters blog since 2011.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows
    An investigative journalist who reports on the FBI’s misuse of informants in counterterrorism operations, Trevor asks the question: Is the United States catching terrorists or creating them? 'We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2015. They work across disciplines, at the forefront of their fields. Camille A.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Of patterns and progress
    said in the  Brave New World post  that I recently took time out to try to make sense of how past insight can inform present action. Some like the importance of our informal social relationships to how we experience work go back as far as the  Hawthorne studies  in the 1920s and 1930s. One of the articles in particular interested me. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Information] Challenges in engaging learning
    Getting the models is hard when the resources provided don’t include that information. 'I’ve been working on moving a team to deeper learning design. The goal is to practice what I preach, and make sure that the learning design is competency-aligned, activity-based, and model-driven. Yet, doing it in a pragmatic way.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Information] The #OEB14 Debate: Is Data Corrupting Education?
    Is the invasive extensive profiling and rigorous achievement test, backed by for-profit organizations, skewing the means of gathering information and determining relevance? However, data WITH context is information. Information is power. The house motion for 2014 was "Data is Corrputing Education". Absolutely. Absolutely.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Information] knowledge is personal
    big conceit of the knowledge management (KM) field is that knowledge can be transferred, but unlike information or data, it cannot. Data and information may be gathered by the organization, but knowledge and stories are personal. Individually we can manage information flows, make sense of them, and share with others. My story.
  • PSYBLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Information] A Foolproof Way To Use Forgetting To Help You Remember, Study Reveals
    'When you save information digitally, your real memory for that information is worse, but a new study reveals a positive flipside. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". How to Take Notes You Will Remember.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Information] Who Owns Your Data?
    Most of us accept some exposure in exchange for the convenience that data sharing affords us; but most of us also get very uncomfortable at the prospect of a bunch of code jockeys deciding to hack a cloud service hosting our digital stuff and sharing our private information with the world. 'Who actually owns your data? But do we, really?
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014
    [Information] Brave new world
    Coinciding with a significant life change, moving to live in another country, I recently took time out to try to make sense of how past insight can inform present action – and the future of work emerges from that. They let us discover people and information, and connect us to others inside and outside our workplaces. On we go
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Information] Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
    While it is true that informal learning groups, such as in-person meetings, online conversations, Facebook and Twitter groups, and other social networks form around the xMOOC, they are not integrated into the structure of the course itself (this lack of integration is so profound it has led some to propose the MOOC 2.0, CCK11.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Information] Sharing some ideas
    For example, Sparse networks are useful for efficiently gathering and disseminating information. NielsPflaeging – Every organization knows 3 types of power: hierarchy (formal), influence (informal) and reputation (value). 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Information] Peeragogy
    If a group doesn’t exist for facilitate your informal learning, make one. Formal learning takes place in classrooms; informal learning happens in workscapes. Developing a platform to support informal learning is analogous to landscaping a garden. Esteemed co-learners, your job is to create new co-learning communities.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Information] The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge
    They also sent out information to and got feedback from chapters, board, and relevant stakeholders.    ”We were deluged with media interviews. ALS Association and discuss the Ice Bucket Challenge. Says Barb, “All of sudden it went crazy! And, our entire organization kicked into high gear.” What are you takeaways?
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] The TED Gift Guide
    If you go to TheLifeYouCanSave.org , you’ll find more information on my favorite charities — all of which have been shown by rigorous research to be highly effective.”. Not only will your friend be better informed about the world in which we live, you’ll be helping to keep serious journalism alive and well in the internet age.”.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Information] Context is Everything
    got my information shortly afterwards from other sources, but the hopeless image from the screen stayed with me for a long time. 'Cross posting Inkling.Com. was flying from Australia recently. awoke in the darkened plane not realising whether I had been asleep for five hours or five minutes. It is a very disorientating. This was not helpful!
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Between the ideal and real?
    The divide is also is linked to the difference between those of us who use science to inform practice and those who seek to define ideal practices from cases. 'An interesting extended weekend in an Agile Alliance think tank I joined last year. I'm not sure even now if the hotel is an eyesore or an example of architectural genius.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] 10 signs you should be at TEDActive next March
    At TEDActive, you’ll find brainstorm sessions — both organized and informal — on topics that range from education interventions to the future of transportation. You love stimulating your mind with new information. 'A bonus of TEDActive? It’s held in stunning Whistler, BC. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED. On the fence?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] We are the media, now what?
    And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called the mainstream media is not information, but power? If we, the citizenry, give up our capability to inform each other, we have no one to blame but ourselves. Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? We are all together in our global village.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] A simple trick to improve your memory
    Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information. 'Want to enhance your memory for facts? If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong. “Who wrote the first computer programs?”/”Ada
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Upcoming Cognitive Edge Courses in 2015
    specific environment dealing with sensitive or confidential information. 'There's a change coming in the Cognitive Edge training courses. Starting in 2015, the courses will be expanding with two new series of courses for practitioners and consultants. Cynefin and Sense-Making courses. The initial courses we will be running include.
  • PSYBLOG  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
    [Information] Left-Handers or Right-Handers: Whose Brains Work Faster?
    Intense World: Autistic Brains Create 42% More Information at Rest. 'Is it righties or lefties who earn 10-12% higher salaries? Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". Related articles: Male or Female Bosses? Like to Stay Up Late?
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] Organic Net Neutrality
    The Internet is an inter-network: local networks agree to pass data (divided into packets) without discriminating among them, so that no matter what participating network you’re plugged into, you can always get and send information anywhere else on the Net. I’ll tell you why in a moment. Thanks, Seth! Now, why I like Ting. Someday!
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] Friday’s favourites
    It was an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit, as I noticed I was sharing and viewing a lot of information on Twitter but not doing anything with it. It is obvious many others have similar issues with retrieving information from social media platforms like Twitter. 'I wrote my first Friday Find in May, 2009.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Information] #OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education
    This house believes that data is corrupting education For: Ellen Wagner - Data as the meme - It bothers me that I leave this trail of data everywhere we do - Data without context is really without value - data with context is information, and information is power, and power corrupts. 'Summary of a debate at Online Educa Berlin. Enjoy.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Information] Getting Models
    We need a coherent foundation upon which to base foundations, and arbitrary information doesn’t help. If I see a ‘click to learn more’, for instance, I have good clue  that someone’s presenting arbitrary information. Presenting arbitrary information isn’t going to do that. Take, for example, models.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Information] #OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson
    If we could create brain-informed teaching and learning strategies, that might bet us to the next level. 'These are summary notes of the presentations at Online Educa Berlin, 2014. If the text uses the first person, it is the presenter speaking, not me. Aida Opoku-Mensah E-Learning Africa I''ve seen the impact of e-learning. billion in 2018.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14
    We designed badges that have a lot of space to include as much information as possible - we created a cube, with information in three areas (and colour indicates module). 'E-Portfolio Workshop, Online Educa Berlin: These are content summaries; if written in the first person it is the speaker speaking, not me. How did we produce them?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Information] the future will be distributed
    Indeed, given the primary importance and power of True Information to a well functioning Abundance Society, we might well expect that providing honest and thoughtful evaluation of experiences will become one of the principal activities in the future. 'Is this the journalism of the future? ” – Reinvent Everything. We made the news!
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Information] Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us
    When I was a lad and you wanted to get information from your congressperson, you had to go and get a one-page mimeographed copy of their position paper, on maybe a dozen topics. Our ability to get information now is amazing. It is not a perfect transcript of the event. and me. Kate Krontiris: Why did you write this book? Is that right?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Information] books in perpetual beta
    Today, knowledge-based work is replacing manufacturing and information processing jobs. They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. 'Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production. It is a series of reflections on the themes presented in Seeking Perpetual Beta , published in April 2014. PKM Tips.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
    [Information] Knowledge as Recognition
    The evidence and information we receive from the senses, he argues, is insufficient to justify the knowledge we have. Our understanding of language and meaning led to the development of computer science, which in turn led to the information revolution. 'This is an assignment for a grade 12 philosophy course. We can''t! Descartes, René.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
    [Information] Huge Black Friday Tab Sale
    https://medium.com/backchannel/the-definitive-story-of-information-wants-to-be-free-a8d95427641c. 'I’ll compress, copy edit and annotate after I drive to Los Angeles today. Meanwhile, dig. With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility.     Dave: How to rebuild journalism. Understanding New Power. Spotify in 2013: revenues of €746.9m and a €93.1m
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Information] What Should The Title Of My Next Book Be?
    Any thoughts on an appropriate title at this point, despite not having any further information to go on? 'It hasn’t been through any editing yet. It’s 12 chapters in total. It’s approaching 90,000 words. again). There are two sections. Chapter 2 – What is Work? Chapter 3 – The Pursuit of Workplace Disengagement.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [Information] The New Era of Smart, Connected Products
    Others argue that while the nature of innovation is definitely changing as we evolve and adapt to an information-based digital economy, it’s impact is no less transformative.  It joins a farm equipment system by sharing data and control information to better coordinate with related machines like tillers, planters and combine harvesters. 
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] Thanksgiving dinner with Aunt Bertha: A quick way to find free holiday meals
    At AuntBertha.com/Thanksgiving2014 , you’ll find a searchable map of free meals available in your city, along with details about how to get more information. The difference with this project was that a lot of the information existed in calendars and bulletin boards, as opposed to on traditional web pages. Is it what we’d think?”
  • PSYBLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] Dementia: The Brain’s Weak Spot Found
    Intense World: Autistic Brains Create 42% More Information at Rest. 'A brain network which links dementia and schizophrenia has been discovered. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". How Cynical Personality Traits Affect Dementia Risk.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] Latest insights into the state of global telecommunications
    'A delightful report out from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today, Measuring the Information Society 2014 , examines in depth the state of global telecommunications. Hereare the latest rankings, compared to last year: Source : Measuring the Information Society 2014. Ranking ICT Development. Exponential bandwidth.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] of Charlemagne and slime moulds
    One of the key messages from the BBC series was the way in which the evolution of the Holy Roman Empire informs much of what counts as being Germanic over the centuries and into the modern day. 'A couple of things came together to stimulate writing this post. The italicised phrase is an important one and I'll return to tomorrow.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] The wrong sort of discussion
    'The Times Higher Education has an article on post-publication peer review, and whether it will survive legal challenges. The article chimes with comments made by several prominent Psychologists who have been at the centre of controversies and decried the way their work has been discussed outside of the normal channels of the academic journals.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Information] Learning-oriented marketing
    People in networked markets have figured out that they get far better information and support from one another than from vendors. It not only allows us to “pull” information, but also have it “pushed” to us by trusted sources. Sense-making is how we personalize information and use it. Work used to be fairly straight forward.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] [siu] Accessing content
    Omitting key information. 'Alex Hodgson of ReadCube is leading a panel called “Accessing Content: New Thinking and New Business Models or Accessing Research Literature” at the Shaking It Up conference. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] [siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle
    Omitting key information. 'It’s the first panel of the morning at Shaking It Up. Six men from six companies give brief overviews of their products. The session is led by Courtney Soderberg from the. Center for Open Science , which sounds great. Six panelists means that I won’t be able to keep up. NOTE: Live-blogging. Sorry.
  • PSYBLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Here is What The Brain Can Remember From Infancy (Even When Consciously It’s Gone)
    'The astounding power of the unconscious to store information we''ve consciously forgotten. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". Related articles: Your Brain Judges a Face’s Trustworthiness Before You Consciously See It.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] [siu] Geoff Bilder on getting the scholarly cyberinfrastructure right
    Omitting key information. 'I’m at “ Shaking It Up: How to thrive in — and change — the research ecosystem ,” an event co-sponsored by Digital Science , Microsoft, Harvard, and MIT. I think, based on little, that Digital Science is the primary instigator.) of strategic initiatives at CrossRef. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota
    Throughout the summer, we worked hard to provide organizations with ample information about how the new site works, what would feel different and how to get help. 'GiveMN launched its “Give to the Max Day” over 6 years ago. It was one of the first 24-hour day of giving that rallies and inspires to donate to charities. Stay tuned!
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
    Even further, is the organisation with the 49 hours per year simply stuck in the industrial age and using formal training as the only approach to attack the issue of building high performance – when it could (and should) be using an entire kitbag of informal, social, workplace and other approaches as well? Shaw was also a lifelong learner.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Distraction effects
    To understand the limited importance of this effect, contrast with the overclaims made by the paper: “people actually depend primarily on visual information when making judgments about music performance” (in the abstract) and “[Musicians] relegate the sound of music to the role of noise” (the concluding line). Theory
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Information] Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits
    For more information, visit  GivingTuesday.org. 'Community Block Party attendees check out participating nonprofit organizations during the event. Photo courtesy of The Miami Foundation. Note from Beth: It’s Giving Day Season! Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits guest post by Jessica Hodder. Fundraising
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] Networked Knowing
    Informal learning, often with peers, is how how creative workers have learned through the ages. Communities Complexity Informal Learning 'I spoke at the UNL Extension conference in Nebraska last week. The resulting demographic shift was millions of men leaving farms and moving to factories.  Jobs are relics of hierarchies.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Information] The Future of AI: a Ubiquitous, Invisible, Smart Utility
    Instead of trying to program computers to act intelligently, - an approach that hadn’t worked because we don’t really know what intelligence is, - AI now embraced a statistical, brute force approach based on analyzing vast amounts of information with powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms.  . He compares AI to electricity.  or chess. 
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Information] Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)
    PKG would involve collecting and mapping what an individual knows – based on formal learning, workplace learning, and informal learning – and using that graph as a base for providing focused learning materials to address knowledge gaps in order to achieve a qualification or degree. 'Higher education is digitizing. SRI (Barbara Means).
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Information] Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd
    'Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub. We spent a fair amount of time framing and reframing the problem and ended up with a question that focused on data collection. My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd! The people with skills are out there.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Information] Inspiration for Working Out Loud
    Dave Snowden’s views on complexity and knowledge management have informed much of my work, and I have watched his thoughts evolve over time, shared through his blog. So let’s be clear on this … Your colleague is not “informing you” of the latest happenings on the task by leaving a reply on the task object. Just follow the links.
  • MIND HACKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Information] Evidence based debunking
    This is the idea that we have the right information, and all we need to do to make people believe is to somehow “fill in” the deficit in other people’s understanding. Psychological factors affect how we process information – such as what we already believe, who we trust and how we remember. Other People
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition
    'Note from Beth: Last week I was in New Orleans for the National Assembly of State Arts Councils meeting.    I facilitated a peer session with Public Information Officers and a Mini-Workshop on managing and measuring a social media presence. We covered strategy, especially identifying audiences through personas and key objectives. Fear not!
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges
    further 2010 study of manager development activities by Casebow and Ferguson at GoodPractice in Edinburgh, Scotland reported that informal chats with colleagues was both the most frequently used development activity and was also seen as the most effective by the majority of managers. ADDIE (or some other instructional design approach) ruled.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] The Future of HR
    They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. The most significant change is in how we deal with information and knowledge. Given all this information, it is easier to let people experiment as long as they share what they are doing. To ensure reliable operations and avoid risk, work became standardized.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Information] The business of business education
    He doesn’t mince his words in describing what he sees as industrialised dissemination of information and knowledge that has little to do with the generation or spread of understanding and wisdom. '“Education is an investment in the future”. What’s wrong with traditional business education? Here’s what a few people have had to say about it.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    [Information] Worlds far and near, of the past and of the future: A recap of Session 1 of TEDYouth 2014
    He believes that the book will never die, but will and must adapt to hold its place in the new digital information age.  . 'Lisa Kaltenegger talks about the “fingerprint” of distant planets at TEDYouth 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. By Cynthia Betubiza, Ella Dawson and Kate Torgovnick May. Want to watch for yourself? The Melee gamer.
  • TED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    [Information] A mobster’s daughter wants to talk to teens about guns. A young reporter finds out why
    She writes about discovering this disturbing information in her memoir, Never Tell Our Business to Stranger s. 'Journalist Jennifer Mascia (left) wrote “The Gun Report” for The New York Times. Here, she is interviewed by 11th grade youth reporter, Olivia Shaw (right). Jennifer Mascia reports on gun violence in America. It’s weird.
  • MIND HACKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Information] Trifles make the sum of life
    In fact, we believe that CMs will be instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between neurobiology and psychiatry because CMs are able to link levels of descriptions and make well-founded predictions at one level based on information at another level. Oddly, it is written as a debate between two Charles Dickens characters.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014
    [Information] Klaatu barada nikto
    This is related to what I was saying yesterday in Let it go about leaving bits of information and insights lying around for others to discover – it is those who are curious who will pick them up. '“ Klaatu : You have faith, Professor Barnhardt? Sit down, please. There are several thousand questions I’d like to ask you.”
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Information] What would you like to learn today? Building a center for research into Self-Organized Learning
    The new research center will allow us to catch up, so that the research continuously feeds into and informs practice, and vice versa.”. 'Students at a School in the Cloud lab in India investigate a big question on their own in a SOLE. Photo: School in the Cloud. Did dinosaurs exist? What is a soul? Photo: Alexander Wilson/Zander Photography.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [Information] The Rise and Potential Fall of the Talent Economy
    It should not be a surprise that talent has become the critical competitive asset in our information- and knowledge-based economy.  'Roger Martin is a professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where he was Dean from 1998 to 2013.  In short, in increasing numbers, leading companies were depending on talent.”.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [Information] Innovation is a network activity
    If your number of minds working on the problem gets small enough, you can actually begin to lose information. There’s a steady state level of information that depends on the size of your population and the interconnectedness. What about an entire society? You start out with two genetically well-intermixed peoples. Innovation
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Information] How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?
    It depends on the organization’s objectives and target audiences and often I ask if they have defined their audience and done research on what social channels they are using to get information. ” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?” Why this gap? They offer some good advice: 1. ” 2.
  • ANDY MCAFEE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Information] Why Is Customer Service Still So Lousy (Financial Services Web Design Edition)?
    Instead, it took me to a form I’d use to enter bank account information from scratch. This didn’t seem right, but I couldn’t see what else I could do to get to my autopay information. 'A while back I set up autopayment on the Citi credit card I used for business expenses, and it’s been working fine.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
    [Information] Working and Learning Out Loud
    While we may get interesting ideas from our informal networks, such as on social media, we still need trusted spaces to test things out. 'Working out loud is a way to ensure others know what you are doing and to be conscious of your own work. It is being mindful of your work and how it may influence others. It is a highly social activity.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014
    [Information] Italy’s Declaration of Internet Rights
    The bill aims to inform the debate about online civil liberties and fundamental freedoms during the Italian semester of the European Union presidency… I like the document a lot. For more information, I strongly recommend the TechPresident article by Fabio Chiusi TechPresident explains that this came about. lot a lot.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Information] A Reading List
    'I thought I’d assemble a reading list of blog posts and other stuff I’ve written or said recently, for Andreas Weigend ‘s Social Data Revolution class at the UC Berkeley School of Information , in which I participated a few days ago. So here goes. Time for Digital Emancipation. It’s Indie Time. Personal = Sovereign.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Information] A rugged, mobile wifi device brings the web to schools in Africa and beyond
    In the case of health care, providers can — with BRCK — access software systems that can help gather patient information, helping to digitize patient data like health care records, ultrasound scans and educational content for community health care workers to make care provision more efficient. Photo: BRCK. So — what next?
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Information] Taking note
    You have to actively reprocess the information, extracting structure through outlines or networks, and paraphrasing what you hear instead of parroting it. So, take notes that reprocess the information presented. 'A colleague pointed me to this  article that posited the benefits of digital note-taking. Auto-correct is also valuable.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Information] An update on jobs
    Understanding and incorporating humanity back into our workplaces will liberate us from the scientific management models that inform too many of our organizations. 'Nesta, a UK-based innovation charity, recently looked at jobs and automation, in the article, Creativity versus Robots. Jobs, as currently defined, are not the answer.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] [liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business
    Omitting key information. Buffer uses who it is and what it believes in to inform and inspire and influence other organizations. Q: Your examples all are about sharing information. 'I’m at a lunchtime talk by the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative (led by Colin Maclay ) by CV Harquail. ” NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] 10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns
    Share information or visuals about the campaign on your social media channels. Another important element of crowdfunding campaigns is  social proofing or  social validation , where friends tag their friends on social network or where people see other people sharing information about the campaign or making a donation. People. Objective.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] #DevLearn 14 Reflections
    The informal feedback was that, while daunted by the scope, they were excited by the potential and recognizing the need to begin. The bad news appears to be that the view of ‘information dump & knowledge test = learning’ is still all too prevalent. Still, his message was powerful and well-communicated.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] What is thought to be is rarely real
    For each decision they are are encouraged to comment on the decision but in particular are asked to identify information sources used in making the decision, the manner of its communication and the resources or more precisely artefacts used to support the decision. Communication from one will be information in to another and so on.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
    [Information] What are you doing with your 70%?
    Making time to reflect on new observations, information, experiences, etc. Studies  show that informal learning accounts for between 70 and 95% of workplace learning  [USBLS: 70%; Raybould: 95%; EDC: 70%; CapitalWorks: 75%; OISE: 70%; eLG: 70%; Allen Tough: 80%]. Jay Cross likened informal learning to riding a bicycle.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
    [Information] Creating the AAA Organization
    'For an organization to be agile and adaptive, the people in it need to be aware of what is happening around them, have alternative pathways to gather information and knowledge, and must be allowed to act to meet/solve both local and global goals/problems. – Valdis Krebs, Orgnet. Technology is a facilitator, but people are the key.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
    [Information] Friday’s Finds 230
    So the question is not whether robots and computers will make human labour in the goods, high-tech services, and information-producing sectors infinitely more productive. 'Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. call these Friday’s Finds. Let’s treat them like people.”
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Information] TED Talk data visualized as a flow of words and a sphere of connections
    This is one of the latest works from Santiago Ortiz, an information visualizer who lives in a small town in Argentina. Mouse over the lines, and you see information on how talks are related. 'This interactive graph shows the most popular words in TED Talk descriptions over time. Click on the image to explore the visualization.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Information] Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging
    Good blogging is often about engaging in online discussions with well-informed people who can hone your perspectives. Twitter information exposure leads to blog posts, and blog posts can be shared on Twitter. 'It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Information] Autonomous learners
    Access to much of the world’s information, coupled with online professional social communities has turned us into grazers and foragers, no longer content to feed our intellect only at the corporate trough. 'When was the last course you took? How about e-learning? When was it designed? Was it current? Did it reflect your current reality?
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Information] What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)
    Learning in complex knowledge environments requires navigating distributed spaces (wayfinding), acting with partial information, sensemaking, and becoming comfortable without reading everything. 'This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. I’ve run numerous MOOCs over the past six years.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Information] Cognitive prostheses
    The same adaptive capabilities that let us cope with information overload in both familiar and new ways also lead to some systematic flaws. We ‘chunk’ information together as we learn it, and can then hold more total information at one time. it also has limitations. The first limit is at the sensory level.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Information] [liveblog] Christine Borgmann
    Missing points.Omitting key information. 'Christine Borgman , chair of Info Studies at UCLA, and author of the essential Scholarship in the Digital Age , is giving a talk on The Knowledge Infrastructure of Astronomy. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. The team site.).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
    [Information] Visualization for Understanding
    The added value of using a sense-making tool like SNA to further examine information is the core of PKM. Adding value to the information in our fields helps make our knowledge networks smarter and this is how we can collectively deal with more complex problems. Seeing is believing. Seeing this polarization may help to understand it.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Information] How business can stay ahead of the curve in the age of data: Report from TED@BCG
    And Jamii Smart , a mobile web portal for community health workers, who can enter and access information about every mother and child in their care. 'Karin Nilsdotter posits an intriguing idea at TED@BCG: “I believe the space is the next business frontier.” ” Photo: Wolfram Scheible/TED. still sounds science-fictional.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Art that floats: A TED Fellow plans an immersive experience on a boat
    There will be rooms where they can take sanctuary, and then go back out and take more information. 'In Floating Peep Show, audiences were ferried across the San Francisco Bay to four sailboats rafted together, where they paid to watch live performances in the hulls. Photo: Constance Hockaday. Tell us more about what these were. Oh my god, no.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Information] The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning
    'Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to facilitate a full-day innovation lab for an amazing group of network thinkers using human design methods to inform the design of a leadership network.    It has been exactly a year since I have committed to practicing the methods from  Luma Institute as part of improving my facilitation practice.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Information] Will real-time big data feedback transform sports?
    SAP worked with the WTA in order to identify what information was essential to create an analytics solution using SAP Hana that would benefit all coaches and players.” The guest speakers were myself, speaking on How Hyperconnectivity Will Fuel Asia’s Growth , and Stacey Allaster, President of the Women’s Tennis Association.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Information] Book Review: Connecting to Change the World
    ”   This books updates their experiences and provides easily understandable, field-tested information on how to form and manage social-impact networks. Here are the definitions: Connectivity Network: This type of network links people to allow them to exchange experience and information as a result of that exchange learn. Books
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Information] The post-hierarchical organization
    They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. They are artifacts of a time when information was scarce and hard to share, and when connections with others were difficult to make. But hierarchies are merely centralized networks. Hierarchies are good for command and control. This means letting go of control.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
    [Information] Badminton birdies, floppy disks and old toys become art — and connections — in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Donors provided their contact information on specially-printed index cards, and these cards and materials were included in 300 grab bags, one for each attendee. 'This resident of Chiang Mai, Thailand, filled a bag with colorful puff balls for a project designed to connect members of the community. Photo: TEDxChiangMai.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
    [Information] Tab Sale. Pay with attention. Save your cash.
    Web Privacy and Transparency Conference » Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton. 'I was going to sort these into an outline; but I don’t have the time or the energy. had some reason for keeping all of them open for awhile, though. So here ya go:::   Irving Wladawsky-Berger: HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing? Just WOW.
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