• DONALD CLARK PLAN B  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
    [Organization] What can we learn from the Million dollar teacher?
    Basic physiology is easy but, as Richard shows, so is biochemistry, the food chain and most other organic things. 'Richard Spencer is a science teacher from Middlesburgh, who teaches biology using dance, songs, games and so on. He’s up for a $1 million Global Teacher of the year Award. For me it’s all about the learning not the teaching.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Organization] Why I chose to stand up, alone: TED Fellow Boniface Mwangi on risking his life for justice in Kenya
    So I started to organize my friends to confront the violence and killings. 'Boniface Mwangi stands in front of one of the murals he helped create. The main character is “the Vulture” — a stand-in for Kenya’s corrupt politicians. Photo: Allan Gichingi. It was a routine election, though hotly contested. It was very deliberate.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Organization] Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building
    As the report points out, there are many reasons why an organization may or may not want to engage in capacity building. The key is for the funder to understand readiness – so the capacity building can be tailored to the organization’s internal circumstances. This is “meeting the organizations where they are it.”
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [Organization] my pkm story
    Organizations over-managed information because it was easy to do. Organizations are still enamoured with information technology. More and more workers were finding their own sources of information and knowledge, outside the organization. simple approach to KM in the organization is to look at it as three interdependent levels.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] [liveblog] Data & Technology in Government
    It all started with the Innovation Fellows and grew organically. 'I’m at a discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School listening to an awesome panel of Obama administration technologists. Tomorrow there is an afternoon of discussions sponsored by the student-led Technology for Change group. Todd Park, White House Technology Advisory.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, a musical trip down the Nile, plus a tasty menu á la TED
    She is asking fans to donate $10 to the organization for a chance to hang out with her at the courts and “shine on a much greater light on the work of the EJI.” 'As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Overlooked treasures. But through history’s eyes, they gain new meaning. and BOOM!s
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence
    The Performance Imperative framework uses organizations as the unit of analysis,  rather than communities, fields, networks, or ecosystems because they believe that high-performance collaborations require high-performance organizations at their core. 2: Disciplined, people focused management. 4: Financial health and sustainability.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] Literature and Medicine: The syllabus
    It looks like a great set of readings organized around important topics. 'The superb novelist and teacher Meredith Sue Willis , who is also my sister-in-law, is teaching a course at a local Veterans Administration hospital on literature and medicine. It’s taught to hospital staff after work in the hospital. Thanks, Sue! But sincerely
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [Organization] mLearning more than mobile elearning?
    Certainly in organizations. 'Someone tweeted about their mobile learning credo, and mentioned the typical ‘mlearning is elearning, extended’ view. Which I rejected, as I believe mlearning is much more (and so should elearning be). And then I thought about it some more. So I’ll lay out my thinking, and see what you think.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Organization] Books to get you ready for TED2015
    Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food , by Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak. Plant researcher Ronald and her coauthor, an organic farmer, argue that a combination of genetic engineering and organic farming is the key to sustainable agriculture. 'Counting the days ’til TED2015 ? Yeah: we are, too.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Organization] digital workforce skills
    Outside the organization we can make new connections without permission. This is a difficult concept for managers who want everyone in the organization to have the required skills in ‘X’ months. Being cooperative, so that the entire network gets stronger, helps individuals and organizations in the long run. Working Out Loud.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Organization] What is a “smart” syringe? By 2020, you’ll be getting all your shots with one
    Today, the World Health Organization announced a new policy on injection safety , mandating a full transition to safety-engineered “smart” syringes by 2020. The organization called this “an urgent priority for all countries.” 'An outbreak of HIV that traces back to syringe reuse has rocked the village of Roka in Cambodia. We have 2.5
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Organization] Octopus’s garden: A TED Fellow with a radical approach to saving fisheries
    It was really just saying, “I’m setting up an organization that will continue the work we’ve started.” Why did you decide to set up a tourism business to fund conservation programs, rather than just start a conservation organization? How are you organized? The company’s approach: eco-tourism. Absolutely.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Organization] economics for our time
    You have found it when you walk into an organization and are struck by the energy in the place, the personal commitment of the people and their collective engagement in what they are doing. The organization respects them so they respect it. Imagine an economy made up of such organizations. call these Friday’s Finds. That’s easy.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Organization] Seafaring robots, the corruption-poverty paradox, a shout-out from Parks and Rec and more
    In an article in this month’s MIT Technology Review , economists Michal Paulus and Ladislav Kristoufek take a look at data collected by Peter Eigen’s organization Transparency International. 'As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Seafaring robots. All in a day’s work.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Organization] How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)
    This is probably a larger cultural issue of organizations scheduling too many back-to-back meetings. There were tons of questions in general about meetings, many about how to change an organization’s meeting culture. spoke about standing and   walking meetings.   Productive Meetings. She also created a useful planning check list.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Organization] Drew Curtis of Fark.com is running for governor of Kentucky. How a TED Talk inspired his campaign—and why he hopes it’ll inspire you too
    In a pre-technology society, how else would anybody find out about you if you didn’t have the backing of an organization that could get the word out? 'Drew Curtis is running for governor of Kentucky, to see if he can end “the vicious cycle of influence money in politics.” Drew Curtis is not a politician. Lessig nailed it.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Organization] I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change
    This leadership is less about current position, authority, management, or control, and much more about facilitating the work of others: engaging, connecting, and catalyzing people, and helping them to self-organize and innovate around shared goals. Case-studies of organizations and networks that have achieved impact at scale.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Organization] adapting to perpetual beta
    Organizations should try to avoid chaos. It is helping the entire organization, as one would support a natural commons, and this requires people who are not just doing their job, but involved in the whole system. Knowing what is complicated, and what is complex, can help the organization develop the appropriate work practices.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Organization] Stack Ranking the Robots
    Since the New Year rolled around, many of those managers have been in the midst of their organization’s annual performance review cycle. First , there is an organization’s fixation on performance stack ranking. But about those robots … they are definitely coming soon to an organization near you. But I digress.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [Organization] The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money
    The answers to this question are organized into three main insights.  . 'On January 27, Citi and Imperial College held their third annual Digital Money Symposium in London.  The Readiness Index aimed to answer two important questions: . Based on their scores, countries were clustered into 4 major readiness groups:  . it asks. 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [Organization] our future of work
    Part of changing the human condition is changing the way we organize to work. Many people talk about the future of work, on stages around the world, and say that organizations must become more transparent and work out loud. Capitalism does not have to be corporatism. This is far more than a social change. EthosVO is different.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
    [Organization] Management corsets
    had that experience today over brunch in Mission Hills with the CEO of an organic retail chain. 'One of the observations I have made over the years is that senior management and the coal face get complexity as a concept; mostly the problem is with middle management. So when you give them the science it legitimises what they already know.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    [Organization] licensed to connect
    For organizations, connecting on the Web cannot be left to a few specialists. 'In the last half of the 20th century in Canada it was mostly assumed that as an adult you had a driver’s license and that you most likely owned or had access to a car. know, I didn’t get my license until I was 26 and that made me a very rare specimen indeed.
  • BOB SUTTON  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Organization] The Dark Side of Scaling Up: Will You Want to Live in What You Build?
    '  My Stanford colleague Huggy Rao and I devoted seven years to learning about what it takes to scale up excellence in organizations. We found many splendid consequences of successful scaling: The wealth and jobs created by companies such as IKEA, Google, Procter & Gamble, Facebook, and Starbucks. The needless deaths in U.S.
  • DION HINCHCLIFFE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Organization] The growing evidence for social business maturity
    Now some organizations are going well beyond the basics to capture shared value. 'The journey of social software for changing the way we work has been a long and winding one. Enterprise 2.0
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [Organization] APIs are enabling an unprecedented flow of innovation
    'On Tuesday I had the great pleasure and honor of doing the opening keynote at the APIDays Sydney conference, the first API ( Application Programming Interface ) conference in Australia, excellently organized by Saul Caganoff of SixTree. APIs are a means to open out the organization. Innovation has become a flow, and must be a flow.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Organization] Rethinking Redux
    The first was a pointer from a conversation I had with the proprietor of an organization with a new mobile-based coaching engine. 'Last week I wrote about Rethinking , how we might want and need to revise our approaches, and showed a few examples of folks thinking out of the box and upending our cherished viewpoints. Are you ready to rethink?
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Organization] enough training
    If something REALLY goes wrong, the fact that someone had been through a training program means the organization is off the hook. 'In a recent CBC News story, a railway conductor lost her job following a derailment. She claimed she was not adequately trained. It doesn’t mean you are not qualified for your job. Image: Pixabay. Safer trains.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [Organization] What Should We Think of Machines that Think?
    Cambridge emeritus professor Martin Rees wrote in Organic Intelligence Has No Long-Term Future : “… by any definition of thinking , the amount and intensity that’s done by organic human-type brains will be utterly swamped by the cerebrations of AI.”  Clarke’s , - author of 2001: A Space Odyssey , -  most memorable quotes.  But wait! 
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Organization] leadership is a continuous duty
    m always interested in how organizations are viewed by the people nearer the bottom than the top of the hierarchical pyramid. 'I had a conversation with a flight attendant on a long overnight trip last year. Most of the passengers were sleeping and we had time for a nice chat. We swapped a few stories. You can learn a lot about the culture.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
    [Organization] The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership
    They do this by helping people identify interests and challenges, connect people strategically where there is potential for mutual benefit and serving as a catalyst for self-organizing.” 'Found when researching systems thinking. Such a friendly visual…telescopes, tents, and teddy bears. netlead pic.twitter.com/gmb9TYyifz.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
    [Organization] The architecture of death: TED Fellow Alison Killing rethinks design for the dying
    This is an organization started by architecture critic Charles Jencks, whose wife Maggie suffered from cancer. 'Alison Killing thinks a lot about death … and specifically, how its ubiquitous, hidden presence shapes our cities. he asks us to consider: What might a good death experience mean today? Is it just a coincidence? laughs].
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Organization] Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
    showing C)2 levels in a classroom in the UK (finding 4K ppm - concentration is impacted!) innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. my grade 12 students last year built five apps. could be marketable today - if we have students are experts and knowledgeable - are we looking at a way to make the transition in our schools? From 68%.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Organization] Education Technology Strategies - Day One
    lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. CERN ? Are remote labs effective? Or specialized equipment? The classic instance is the lecture.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Organization] Rethinking
    The point being that regular reflection is part of being a learning organization. Continual improvement is part of the ongoing innovation that today’s organization needs to thrive. '(in the future). Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies? Or hot fudge? She was, they argued, a victim. Steak, anyone?
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Organization] Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits
    Amy Devita, Third Sector Today, offers some time-saving tips for using LinkedIn for nonprofit professionals and their organizations. To make it easy to browse, I’ve organized all the posts on a list.ly – enjoy! 'The first   Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. Here’s a summary.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Organization] The math of love, from a TEDx speaker who loves math
    As TEDxBinghamtonUniversity organizer Steve Prosperi remembers it, “To my delight, she accepted rather quickly. 'Hannah Fry speaks at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity about ‘The Mathematics of Love.” ” The talk has become the latest TED Book. Photo: TEDxBinghamtonUniversity. I’ve gone through all of those things.”  .
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
    [Organization] work is personal
    'I think I have always been averse to hierarchies, yet I joined the Army and entered the most hierarchical organization in the country. firmly believe that the more we can remove positional power from organizations, the more human they will become. graduated from military college and began my career as an infantry officer. It was not.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Organization] The Big Data Era Is Here
    This kind of information-based intelligence will hopefully help us make companies, industries, organizations and economies more efficient, productive and responsive.  'In mid-January, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies held its 94th Annual Meeting in Washington DC.  Why are we so excited about them?  Privacy.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    [Organization] The Real Beauty In Leadership Happens By Going Above And Beyond
    By moving  beyond , the leader shifts to a third level that drives the entire team and/or organization to incredible new heights. The problem is too many human resources professionals, consulting shops and accrediting institutions have whipped organizations into a frenzy just by the mention of coaching. Laurens van der Post. Measuring.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
    [Organization] The future of work: better decisions supported by computers and professionals
    prominent example is an organization’s strategic positioning. In my keynote I went into depth on the forces shaping the future of work and the action that we can take today to help create a better future. One of the topics I raised was about the future of decision-making in a world of increasing automation. Source : Andrew McAfee.
  • MIND HACKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
    [Organization] In the 21st Century, project management for parents
    And why organic home-milled purees suddenly supplant jars of Gerber’s, though an entire generation has done just fine on Gerber’s and even gone on to write books, run companies and do Nobel-winning science. 'I’ve just read an excellent book on the surprising anomaly of modern parenting called All Joy and No Fun. books
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Organization] Working Smarter, January 2015
    ‘Corporations were created to give limited liability to organizations that were taking on large, capital-intensive projects, like building railways. 'Top twenty posts on Working Smarter in January 2015. EUEN SEMPLE. JANUARY 7, 2015. We need more rubbish on the internet. MORE >> IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER. JANUARY 27, 2015. or 17.4
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Organization] Filmmaker, blogger … butcher? How TED Fellow Bassam Tariq works to upend conventional views of Muslim life
    When I went to college, I got involved with student organizations. Having an organic halal butcher in the East Village’s Fashion District does feel like a weird piece of performance art. You probably spend two dollars more, but you’re getting organic meats from some of the best local farmers. How did you get here? Love us!”
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Organization] Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You
    An effective professional network can be a valuable asset to your nonprofit’s goals if you are leveraging your network in service your organization’s mission. Organization. '“You are not ever a genius all by yourself. like to balance two different approaches to professional networking,   strategic and serendipitous.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Organization] Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors
    'Many nonprofit fundraisers know about and have specific strategies to reach, cultivate, and solicit baby boom donors, Gen X donors, and Gen Y donors. But look out, get ready to reach out to Gen Z donors , sometimes called “ PhilanthroTeens ”  or “ PhilanthroKids.”. That generation has been dubbed as “ Generation Z.” The  Giving 2.0
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Organization] What I do, don’t do, and why
    More recently, I’ve been working with many different types of organizations including not-for-profits, Fortune 500, small-medium enterprises, government, education, and more with workshops, project deliverables, strategic consulting, writing, and more. This is as true for vendors as other organizations. Fair enough? strategy
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Organization] “If not now, when?”: How a TEDx community supported a speaker’s family through the unthinkable
    Then she began to tell her story — one so urgent and moving that the organizers of TEDxUNC made the last-minute decision to not just include her in the program, but to have her close it. And yet, Mackenzie Thomas, the founder of TEDxUNC, says that the organizing team desperately wanted to find a place for Laura in the program.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Organization] An unusual investment company, inspired by honeybees (and TED)
    He was talking about the online platform and how the organization had decided to make everything available, very openly,” she said. 'Katherine Collins named her investment firm: Honeybee Capital. Here’s a photo she snapped of the namesake. Nature and investing. But to TEDster Katherine Collins , the two are intrinsically linked.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
    [Organization] Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
    The disruption is an opportunity for organizations, but may be a threat to many workers.  'Few subjects are as important, - or as challenging to predict, - as the future of jobs in our emerging digital economy. While the US unemployment rate continues to improve, - finishing 2014 at 5.6% or 17.4 million people. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk
    'Employee engagement research recently surfaced by Answers – a company that empowers consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better informed decisions – suggests only 27% of employees are engaged at work, whereas 45% of employees find themselves in the middle of the pack of engagement.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] University students explain why they’re organizing a TEDx on their campus in Syria — and why it’s so important
    We’re between the ages of 20 and 22, we live in Damascus, and we are organizing TEDxYPU for one simple reason: We want to bring a spark of hope to the sadness and difficulty in our country. 'By the TEDxYPU team. In March, the ongoing conflict in Syria will enter its fourth year. Syrian youth have very limited access to opportunities.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] Customer experiences as narrative landscapes
    'I was prompted by an email exchange earlier this week about a company seeing customer experience as the make or break for succeeding at a brand transformation or a brand change initiative. As such the focus is on capturing a sufficient sample of a wider flow of experiences moment to moment. This allows you to get a more authentic sense of reality.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact
    Dosomething.org knows that mistakes happen, but also knows how as an organization to transform mistakes into organizational learning that leads to better results in a program. ” Earlier this month the Chronicle of Philanthropy wrote about how the organization corrected a mistake with a text messaging campaign.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Organization] every medium
    It is a medium for organizing how people work together. 'Wirearchy is  “a dynamic two-way flow of  power and authority, based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results, enabled by interconnected people and technology”. Wirearchy is a new way to work. Wirearchy
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Organization] Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning
    If not, that means that organizations need to understand and implement something like a human performance technology model for L&D before they can move on to social learning. Perhaps this is why social learning is being resisted or put into a formal training box in many organizations. Stage 2 seems like the worst place to be.”
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Organization] Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change
    Flisrand , who is a network weaver for sustainability networks, was in town and he was organizing an informal gathering. Have you been to event or training recently where the organizer did a fun and effective networking activity? 'We learn so much about professional practice from having honest and candid conversations.
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Organization] How a TED Fellow’s mobile triage app could save lives around the world
    There, I met an MSF doctor, who told me about the organization. 'Mohammed Dalwai shares his idea for a Mobile Triage App at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. South African emergency room doctor Mohammed Dalwai witnessed such avoidable tragedy firsthand while working with  Médicins sans Frontières  in Pakistan. That was it for me.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015
    [Organization] As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?
    Organizations must have a data-analytics strategy that cuts across internal informational silos and properly incorporates external information sources like social media.  . That’s a role for the people with an organization’s strongest judgment: the senior leaders.”. 'Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Organization] Getting strategic means getting scientific
    So, as part of the L&D Revolution I argue we need to have, I’m suggesting organizations, and consequently L&D, need to be aligned with how we think, work, and learn. 'I’ve been on a rant about learning design for a few posts, but I ended up talking about how creating a better process is part of getting strategic. itashare.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Organization] play the long game
    Seb Paquet said that the Web and social media enable ‘ridiculously easy group-forming’ Use this to join with peers and develop new ways to create wealth together, outside traditional organizations and beyond the platform capitalists. Buyers of services get convenience, while sellers get a larger market.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
    [Organization] a simpler approach to content management
    was also asked about the best ways for “creating and gathering internal enterprise content, organizing and maintaining that content and making it easily accessible to employees and other stakeholders”. The better they do these three components of PKM , then the better content an organization will have. Not much. Just let people do it.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Organization] Could you build your own house, car or tractor? A TED Fellow on his adventures in extreme manufacturing
    We are in real need of diversely-skilled people who are both organizers and builders. 'What if you could build a civilization from scratch, using tools that could also be built from scratch? It’s been a couple of years since you gave your talk on the Global Village Construction set. How has the project developed since then? Absolutely.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Organization] The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader
    The Conference Board and Development Dimensions International (DDI) recently released their Global Leadership Forecast 2014/2015 and as usual, there are a several nuggets that suggest we’ve still got a long way to go as it relates to improved leadership in our organizations. In the organization, involving is calculated social inclusion.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Organization] Picking Winners
    The very same organizations that say you should not ''pick winners'' when it comes to subsidizing businesses turns around and enthusiastically supports ''fundamentals'' in learning, ''getting back to basics'', curricular standards, standardized testing, and more. But the fact is, it doesn’t make sense to subsidize one business over another.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Organization] caught in-between
    Changing How We Organize. With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Faster market feedback challenges the organization’s ability to act. The solutions are staring us in the face. We just have to stop looking in the rear-view mirror and see the many possible roads ahead.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Organization] The subtleties
    To get the type of flexible problem-solving organizations need, people need mental models about why  and how  to do it this way, not just the rote steps. 'I recently opined that good learning design was complex, really perhaps close to rocket science. And I suggested that a consequent problem was that the nuances are subtle. The list goes on.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015
    [Organization] “Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere
    These complex systems are composed of many different kinds of components, intricate organizations and highly different structures, all highly interconnected and interacting with each other.  '“Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere.  It’s still what the experts call soft A.I. but it is proliferating like mad.”  players.  he asked her. 
  • TED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Organization] Three chords and a TED Talk: This fan writes songs about talks that move him
    Through a potent mix of curiosity and self-organized teamwork, the kids taught themselves to use the computer and, with it, to broadly educate themselves,” says Gordon. 'Singer and songwriter Nigel Gordon writes songs on his guitar inspired by TED Talks. Many people feel a burst of inspiration after watching a TED Talk. Ma-la-la.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Organization] the exposure economy
    Many of my models and presentations are used inside organizations. 'I wrote in the post, knowledge is personal , that pretty well everything  I have achieved professionally is a result of my sharing online, especially through this blog. still learn a lot by sharing ideas and engaging with others who do as well.
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Organization] Are you being tracked? How law enforcement follows your movements, and why you should care
    In 2002, I began working at an organization called the Electronic Frontier Foundation , where I spent the entire summer trying to answer the legal question of whether the government could compel internet service providers to log all of the internet usage records of their customers. The ”). Why did you choose that topic? They can?
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Organization] Doors open at Area Zero, the flagship School in the Cloud lab in India
    It’s the final of Mitra’s labs dedicated to self-organized learning , and it opened this morning in Gocharan in West Bengal, India. My objective for the flagship center is for children to learn and engage — while also examining and documenting the advantage of self-organized learning environments [SOLEs],” says Mitra.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Organization] The Collateral Damage of Selfish Leadership
    What if those puck and ball hogs acted the way they did in our organizations because that’s all they have ever been conditioned to behave like? What if they thought the purpose of an organization was to dominate without thinking twice about the societal consequences from their actions? Here’s some irony to think about it. 1999.).
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015
    [Organization] Elon Musk wants to land a rocket, a concert for wolves, and speakers open up about life after TED
    Speaking of the Gates Foundation, The New York Times reports that the organization is using art to encourage vaccinations. TED Fellow Laurel Braitman recently organized a concert at Wolf Haven International in Washington State as part of a concert series for animals living in enclosures. 'A SpaceX rocket in orbit. Life after TED.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [Organization] As libraries become cultural hubs, TEDx events bring the community in
    One way they’re anchoring their new identity: by organizing TEDx events.  . Robert Barr, the director for all three, was interested in organizing a TEDx event because the platform intersected with the library’s mission to foster a civically-engaged community. 'The attendees of TEDxKoprivnicaLibrary in Croatia smile for the camera.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Organization] What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness
    ”  Nonetheless, I feel that taking five minutes a day to practice stillness, followed by a brief reflection time can not only improve our individual productivity, but help our social good organizations reach goals. 'The new year is always a popular time for all of us to take stock and see the big picture. It can drain your passion.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Organization] are you prepared?
    How well you are connected outside your current organization will help in finding new opportunities. 'Major technological advances, like the printing press or the Internet, create economic volatility. This in turn changes the existing social contract. This is no longer the norm. We are entering a post-job economy. Are you prepared?
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Organization] A Year in Photos
    'Organizations aren’t thinking about the ‘networked individual’ – the networking choices and patterns of individual Internet users. Our perceptions are the result of self-organizing networks, an each one manages the task a little bit differently. Tunis is in the process of self-organization. More on that as we progress. Ah yes.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Organization] How to make a tabletop telepresence robot to beam yourself into meetings
    Mount the Blend Micro and use cable clips to keep the wires organized. 'I manage TED’s online community from my home on the West Coast, and while many of my interactions are with people based all over the world, the majority of my colleagues are based across the country at TED HQ in New York City. So I started thinking. servo. Happy building!
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Organization] Conation: The Word of 2015
    In my mind, conation is the missing link in today’s organization as we seek a better balance with power, profit and purpose. ” I believe it’s one of the missing elements of leadership, and thus the true definition of purpose in the organization. 'How words lose their luster boggles the mind. what and cognition).
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
    [Organization] leadership in the rear-view mirror
    This can be a company, a non-profit organization, an institution, a government agency, or your family. 'I doubt that students at Stanford thought they would become sadistic prison guards when they entered that university, primed for higher learning. Why do good people do bad things? In most cases, it’s the system. Leadership
  • BOB SUTTON  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
    [Organization] My Organizational Behavior Class: The Current Iteration
      It still is a different animal than the leadership class that I help to teach at the Stanford d.school, as there is still a lot of discussion, reading, and writing, while the "d.leadership" class entails embedding duos in organizations with the aim of making them more creative.  sure learned a lot that year.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
    [Organization] uber-proof your labour
    Desperate service providers: people with no ability to organize due to weak or non-existing trade unions in their field, who see opportunities for better cash flow. 'Platform capitalism is beginning to define the economy for the second Gilded Age we seem to be entering. Many professions are getting “uberized”. – The Economist.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Organization] Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?
    You’ll be reading more about how to learn – either professional learning or learning in organizations or learning from peers and how technology – especially social networks and data supports the process. 'The Sun Sets on 2014. have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year.  Year in Review. My Three Words.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
    [Organization] Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    trade fair ( trade show, trade exhibition or expo) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products, service, study activities of rivals and examine recent market trends and opportunities. 'Trade fair – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Source: en.wikipedia.org.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2015
    [Organization] A new way to work
    'Corporations were created to give limited liability to organizations that were taking on large, capital-intensive projects, like building railways. The post-corporate organization has to incorporate social networks as part of its structure. There are alternatives. Corporations, as we know them, are obsolete for a network economy.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Organization] #Movistar Killed the Web Star
    Let me share with you all the incredibly huge missed opportunity by that same telco / ISP provider AND the various local government organisms AND perhaps also the European Union in their so-called efforts to digitised Europe on what they are missing by not working the magic of free public wifi spaces across the board. Well, mine just did.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Organization] Reflections on 15 years
    It is also increasingly clear that, as things move faster, meaningful skills – the ability to make better decisions – is what is going to provide the sustainable differentiator for organizations. The rate of change is increasing, and organizations now have more need to not just be effective, but they have to become agile.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] Leadership for the Network Era
    Power shifts as a society’s organizing principles change. Niels Pflaeging states that, “ All organizations know three kinds of power, and two forms of leadership “ Hierarchy is necessary for (and only for!) In almost all organizations today, positional power is alive and well. 'Power and Leadership. Leadershi
  • DOC SEARLS   |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale
    https://ting.com/blog/organic-net-neutrality/. 'Here ya go, all free. If I had time to turn the URLs into text, I would, but I don’t. Merry Christmas, ya’ll.). Above-and-Beyond Responses: Part 1 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project  (has some thoughts by yours truly). Wind Animation. link]. link].
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design
    For instance, rapid elearning tools make it easy to take PPTs and PDFs, add a quiz, and toss the resulting knowledge test and dump over to the LMS to lead to no impact on the organization. And while we took the content seriously, I can’t say our approach was similarly. What is the root cause of our suffering? Oh, the horror! Or night.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World
    We sometimes forget that while exciting, disruptive innovations are indeed disruptive , not only in the marketplace, but also for individuals and groups in our own organization.  The culture of the institution may not be able to stretch enough to implement the needed changes, even when the very survival of the organization might be at stake.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Organizations, work, and learning
    They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. The post-hierarchical organization. This article describes the limitations of hierarchies and asks: What does a post-hierarchical organization look like? The Seek > Sense > Share framework.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [Organization] 5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds
    In organizations, people struggle to capture knowledge and to find answers across organizational boundaries and silos.    A new comfort with transparency combined with easy access to online social networking tools, makes it easy to share what we do, but also how we do it. The Digital Mystique by Sarah Granger. Show Your Work by Jane Bozarth.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [Organization] The OOC
    If people gather around open content and organize themselves into groups then that is very much in the spirit of openness. Ironically the letter they choose to drop MOOC is not ''O'' for ''Open'' but ''M'' for ''Massive''. So why not just call it an ''OC'' (Online Course)? And that''s why we''re getting so much false-MOOC pollution.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [Organization] Remembering Giorgio Ungania, the organizer of TEDxDubai
    Giorgio Ungania, organizer and curator of TEDxDubai , passed away on Sunday at age 46. Giorgio was a force of life and an instrumental leader in our community, organizing his first event in 2009 and going on to organize many more events, including TEDxYouth@Dubai and TEDxDubaiChange. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014
    [Organization] Hierarchies in perpetual beta
    Many of the organizations described in the book, Reinventing Organizations , are based on the principle of self-organization where hierarchies are temporary, negotiated structures. Self-organizing teams are much more flexible than hierarchical ones, but they require active and engaged members. But in reality, it’s not.”
  • TED  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] Eye phone: How a TED Fellow’s new app could help restore sight to millions
    We’ve had so much demand — over 4,000 eye organizations in 180 countries are asking to use it, and we want to make it available and keep the cost low. On Indiegogo, you’re asking people to buy one and donate it to health care organizations. 'Andrew Bastawrous shares the idea behind Peek at TED2014. ”).
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] At TEDxPlaceDesNations, talks from those who dedicate their lives to the global good
    He captivated the audience,” says Melissa Fleming, who co-organized the event. There are a large number of international organizations and a community of international business too.”. 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.
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