• 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.
  • BOB SUTTON  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated
    These are books that have taught me much about people, teams, and organizations -- while at the same time -- provide useful guidance (if sometimes indirectly) about what it takes to lead well versus badly. One of the best business/leadership/organization design books ever written – this and Hairball are a great pair. " 3. P.P.S.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] becoming collectively smarter
    PKM is only a technology in the sense that Harold Stolovitch defines it, “ Technology is the application of organized and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. People practising PKM, in their own ways, add to the diversity of thinking in organizations and society. We had lots of time for our institutions to adapt.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows
    popular chef, David is the founder of Brazil’s first socio-gastronomic organization, Gastromotiva, which brings culinary education to favela residents, to create employment and empower communities. She is the founder of Vocal Revolutionaries, a volunteer-run literary organization that empowers African youth. Trevor Aaronson (USA).
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] Why L&D?
    The litany is that they’re so far out of touch with their organization, and science, that it’s probably  better to let them die an unnatural death than to try to save them. Who else would you want to be guiding an organization in achieving effectiveness in a humane way? And this is true of moving L&D forward.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014
    [Organization] The first TEDx in Cuba: An event in Habana, two years in the making
    These, says Andres Levin, the organizer of TEDxHabana , are common misconceptions about what life in Cuba is actually like. Levin had just six months to organize a TEDx event in a country where many people had never heard of TED, let alone seen a TED Talk. 'A rooftop view of Habana, Cuba, which just welcomed its first TEDx event.
  • THE SMART WORK COMPANY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] Of patterns and progress
    'A link to a set of McKinsey Quarterly articles dropped into my email inbox a few days ago. One One of the articles in particular interested me.  Next frontiers for lean  is good, (although, I prefer ‘process innovation approaches’ rather than ‘lean’ since they are about much, much more than the elimination of waste).
  • NINE SHIFT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Organization] The Feminists' Final Frenzy
    Instead of bluster and blame, organizations and the media reports about them were devoid of emotion and focused on just solving the problem. 'One of the top stories of 2015 has to be the big, and positive, turn in the gender war. The year began with third wave anti-male feminists continuing to get a favorable reception. It''s not over.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] finding perpetual beta
    With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Faster market feedback challenges the organization’s ability to act. Reorganization has to be part of an organization, not something done to it. Organizations and Learning. Scroll down to read a description of the contents.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] The innovations that could improve our world, assorted thoughts for rethinking terror and a pair of year-end accolades
    In the piece, Bakhit explains how terrorist organizations play on hero myths, a la Joseph Campbell. 'JR’s signature eyes—this time of Eric Garner—proceed the Millions March in New York. Photo: JR/Instagram. TEDsters have been busy, as always, during the last two weeks. Innovations poised to make a difference. Mission: 007 antagonist.
  • ELLEN WAGNER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Organization] 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? 'Online Educa Berlin is a major international gathering of online/elearning/distance learning/mobilized/datified learning innovators. am very pleased to have participated.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2014
    [Organization] knowledge is personal
    Of course, this can be a real challenge in organizations that do not discuss failure. Is failure an option in your organization? Data and information may be gathered by the organization, but knowledge and stories are personal. 'Knowledge management, for me, is personal. Knowledge is personal. Perhaps that is why we love stories.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
    These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. In addition to LOM, the consortium designed Content Packaging, to bundle sets of learning objects for storage and delivery, and sequencing and design specifications, to organize them into courses. CCK11.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Organization] Sharing some ideas
    This is powerful learning for leaders of an organization that is committed to innovation. For example, someone with a large and sparse network is more likely to see innovation opportunities across the organization and promote the possibilities. Beta Organizations. call these Friday’s Finds. These “superconnectors.”
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Organization] Peeragogy
    major component of informal learning is natural learning, the notion of treating people as organisms in nature. workscape designer’s goal is to create a learning environment that increases the organization’s longevity and health and the individual’s happiness and well-being. It’s a both a discipline and a living book. Version 2.0
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Organization] The ALS Ice Bucket Donor Retention Challenge
    And, our entire organization kicked into high gear.” According to Newhouse,  in the past, the organization viewed social media as a necessary evil. The organization acquired a lot of new “ Gen Z” or “PhilanthroKid” donors. ALS Association and discuss the Ice Bucket Challenge. What are you takeaways?
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Organization] A class of medical students thinks “upstream,” thanks to the gift of a book
    Beginning with the class of 2014, the medical school has launched a Community Service Learning program that requires all students to do 50 hours of service with a community-based organization, or to create a community service project that inspires them. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED. Check out the book,  The Upstream Doctors. ”  .
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience
    The research suggests that if your organization uses social media as one of its listening posts, it’s crucial to understand what you’re hearing and whose voice is missing. The methodology and report provide some great insights about how to think about social media behaviors of our audience. Let’s dig in. They’re quietly reading.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Organization] The TED Gift Guide
    It’s made of rice powder, kaolin clay, organic horsetail powder and essential oils.”. Donate to the organizations below on your own, or in the name of a big-hearted friend. 'Buying gifts? It is HARD. better way to locate the perfect gift? Think about what captures a person’s curiosity, and then seek ideas from people in that field.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
    [Organization] 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. Whether through volunteering, organizing events, contributing to the arts or getting involved in politics, you go above and beyond for the people in your area.
  • ROSS DAWSON  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology: A visual framework
    Transparent (organic) solar cells on skyscrapers. 'My colleague and friend Richard Watson and I have created a number of visual frameworks together, including Trend Blend 2007+ based on the London tube map, which has spawned many imitators over the years. Click on the image to view the full-size pdf. Community grids. Synthetic jet fuels.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
    [Organization] Organic Net Neutrality
    In fact, we should be spending more of our time reminding people that before Artificial Net Neutrality the Internet came by its neutrality naturally, even organically. 'I’ve started blogging at Ting.com , the only mobile access provider I actually like. I’ll tell you why in a moment. Thanks, Seth! Now, why I like Ting. Someday!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Organization] Getting Models
    Now there might also be the case that there just isn’t an organizing principle (I’m willing to concede that, for now …). 'In trying to shift from a traditional elearning approach to a more enlightened one, a deeper one, you are really talking about viewing things differently, which is non-trivial. Take, for example, models.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014
    [Organization] #OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson
    How would they organize themselves? We use MediaWiki, we use Discourse (discourse.com) - working with the organizers of these open learning courses (eg. '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. billion in 2018. Some candidates.
  • TED  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] A 10,000-person TEDx event unfolds in Buenos Aires
    Instead, they were waiting to be entertained by a historian who researches scientific mysteries thousands of years old, an 84-year-old who founded a human rights organization run by grandmothers and the inventor of CAPTCHA. It is a different type of event,” said organizer Gerry Garbulsky. While 10,000 attended—more than 30,000 applied.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] Thank You Wednesday: The Gift of Giving Tuesday
    So to kick off thank you Wednesday, I’d like to say thank you for the many magic moments, including these: 1) Give Local or Where You Live: Many communities and places and local organizations joined the celebration. GivingTuesday is about the generosity and reciprocity of giving in the broadest sense. GivingTuesday is about giving.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14
    In the final version of the document, 3 or 4 months time, we intend to link the competency framework document to an ongoing and developing spreadsheet of organizations and frameworks related to the recognition and accreditation of competencies. It''s free for end users; organizations pay for the use, and users own their own contents.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
    [Organization] the future will be distributed
    ” As distributed and shared sense-making pervades society, it is quite likely a similar pattern will emerge inside and across organizations. 'Is this the journalism of the future? “We can conjecture, for example, that the journalism of the future will be distributed ? —?with ” – Reinvent Everything. We made the news!
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] Developing a thick skin
    Remember Organizations Don''t Tweet - People Do! '"That''s what I should expect if I stick my ideas out there onto the internet". This was my daughter''s mature reaction the other day when a group of people took exception to one of her tweets. Their reaction had hurt her, and was unexpected, but not unusual.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2014
    [Organization] Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us
    They trained tens of thousands of organizers in a rigorous way. We now know he is nowhere near the community organizer he was portrayed as. think the answer is that the tools the Obama campaign used were not designed to make it easy for the base to organize itself. E.g., Spain has a stronger tradition of local self-organization.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] Adaptive Path 2015 Conferences & Workshops: End of Year Registration Sale
    Like, the person who pays for things in your organization.]. 'It’s that time of year again… We’re running our annual end-of-year events sale and now is the time to save big on next year’s conferences and our Copenhagen UX Intensive workshop. They won’t get any cheaper. You won’t get a better deal than this. No budget left this year? UX Week.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] Join Me Live From Brasil to Celebrate #GivingTuesday #DiadeDoar on 12/2 at 11:00 AM PST
    Organizations as Greenpeace, SOS Global Villages, Care, Rotary International, The Red Cross, The Avon Institute as well many other smaller, local nonprofits. What is your organization doing for GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is more than just kickstarter for nonprofits to launch their annual appeals. No problem. Fundraising
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Organization] books in perpetual beta
    This new ebook is part of the continuing journey to understand how individuals and organizations can manage fundamental changes in networked society, business, and education. It questions the status quo of how organizations are structured in order to get work done. 'Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production. PKM Tips.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
    [Organization] Before Facebook, there was DeanSpace
    DeanSpace let Dean supporters connect with one another on topics, form groups, and organize action. 'Here’s a four-minute video from July 13, 2003, of Zack Rosen describing the social networking tool he and his group were building for the Howard Dean campaign. This was before Facebook, remember.
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014
    [Organization] What Should The Title Of My Next Book Be?
    Chapter 5 – Power Plays in the Organization. The second section has the following draft chapter titles: Chapter 7 – The Purpose of an Organization. '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 8 – Job.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] Thanksgiving dinner with Aunt Bertha: A quick way to find free holiday meals
    Aunt Bertha has also cracked open the data to look at when the most free meals are taking place (hint: on November, 27 at 11am) and what kind of organizations are offering these meals (39% are offered by churches). 'No, Aunt Bertha will not pinch your cheeks. That’s because she is not actually a person. Creating this map was a challenge.
  • TED  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] The other butterfly effect: A youth reporter finds out how monarchs fight their own parasites
    And the main difference between them is that the migratory ones haven’t fully developed their reproductive organs, and that saves them so much energy that they can live for a long time. 'Biologist Jaap de Roode studies the Monarch butterfly’s ability to use medicinal plants. Lubna Batool, an 11th-grade New Yorker, was fascinated.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Organization] #thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness
    This fall and winter I’m working with a group of organizations in Chicago to raise awareness around homelessness, alongside screenings of the @Home documentary that features portraits of this issue through the eyes of activist Mark Horvath.  A campaign to help people feel grateful would be a gain for these organizations and the cause.
  • TED  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] A TEDGlobal friendship, straight from the Amazon: Mark Plotkin and Tashka Yawanawá
    That was revolutionary when we started and — having Tashka do it — that supported our work … We were also the first organization to encourage elderly indigenous people to pass their knowledge on to their kids and their grandkids. 'Mark Plotkin and Chief Tashka were pleased to share the stage at TEDGlobal 2014.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] [siu] Geoff Bilder on getting the scholarly cyberinfrastructure right
    Geoff is going through what he thinks is required for organizations contributing to a scholarly cyberinfrastructure. An organization nees a living will: what will happen to it when it ends? The goal should be to generate surplus so the organization isn’t brittle and can respond to new opportunities. NOTE: Live-blogging.
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota
    Total organizations: 5,544 (a 25% increase over 2013). While I am thrilled that we broke our record for dollars raised, the growth in donors and organizations are the numbers that I am over the moon about. am so excited that more organizations are getting donations than ever before on Give to the Max Day! Stay tuned!
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor
    '“The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes new measurements every time he sees me. All the rest go on with their old measurements.” George Bernard Shaw I’ve always enjoyed George Bernard Shaw’s writing. He was a man who made a great deal of sense to me. and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Apparently not. itashare
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014
    [Organization] Anarchists in the Boardroom
    Anarchists in the Boardroom , by Liam Barrington-Bush, is a comprehensive read showing how organizations can apply the 3 principles of ‘more like people’ organizations: Humanity: What can we learn from ourselves? The intended audience are non-profit organizations. ” – Liam Barrington-Bush. Their answer? Books
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
    [Organization] Workshop Bank
    Culture Triangle : A team building motivational activity that helps separate teams or organizations understand each other better with a view to improving collaboration. 'If you conduct workshops, finding activities that relate to your themes can be a challenge. have used one activity several times, first in Toronto in 2011.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Organization] Give Miami Day raises record $5.2 million for nonprofits
    'Community Block Party attendees check out participating nonprofit organizations during the event. million, organizers at  The Miami Foundation realized that  Give Miami Day 2014 would be their most successful Giving Day yet. Organizers also added a new event at Marlins Park the day of the event to engage local residents.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    [Organization] APIs are magic
    They’re a deep magic that draws upon five skills of the Web as Mage: First, an API matters typically because some organization has decided to flip the default: it assumes data should be public unless there’s a reason to keep it private. '( This is cross-posted at Medium.). That’s the power of open APIs.”. Ah, the power of APIs!
  • TED  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] How a model of mentorship is helping TEDx grow throughout Iran
    Mohammadi admits she never planned to apply to organize a TEDx. She first got her feet wet when she responded to a tweet from the organizers of TEDxKish requesting volunteer help. She contacted TEDx organizer Giorgio Ungania, who she had met at TEDxAbuDhabi , and asked if she could be part of that team. Photo: Ali Taheri.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] Some of my best friends are grown ups
    My fantasy is a world where we all operate as autonomous, self directing cells in the greater organism of society. 'I often quote an exchange, many years ago, between myself and Dave Snowden in which Dave accused me of being anti-religious evangelicals while at the same time being evangelical about my own world view. Do we?
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Organization] Understanding the New Power of the Collaborative Economy for Social Good Sector
    Imagine a large group of aggrieved people, camped in the heart of your organization, able to observe everything that you do. What would they think of the distribution of power in your organization and its legitimacy? There’s a good chance that your organization is already being occupied, whether you know it or not. Share
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] Networked Knowing
    How can an organization like Cooperative Extension adapt to the network era? First, it needs to structure as a network because the initial design of the organization influences everything else. Everyone needs to be connected to the goals of the organization (network), not just doing their job.  Jobs are relics of hierarchies.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness
    Here’s the question: Why do organizations continue to work with at rather than with their own people, the ones using the most amazing megaphones in the history of mankind, all of the social media channels, to raise awareness of issues, organize protests, raise money, share stories? 'Click To Purchase Now. What’s Matterness about?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Organization] The Future of AI: a Ubiquitous, Invisible, Smart Utility
    The key was to organize neural nets into stacked layers…  In 2006, Geoff Hinton, then at the University of Toronto, made a key tweak to this method, which he dubbed deep learning.  'Our increasingly smart machines are now being applied to activities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans.  Quite the opposite. 
  • DAN PONTEFRACT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] The Great Transformation of the Organization Still Needs the How
    ” The ‘we’ he referred to might have been leaders in today’s organizations. It helps an organization’s margins improve because they make markets vibrant. Efficiency innovations – helps an organization get lean. “Organizations aren’t up to the challenge,” he yelled.
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)
    Universities/organizations and people involved: Carnegie Mellon University (Carolyn Rose). 'Higher education is digitizing. All aspects of it, including administration, teaching/learning, and research. The process of becoming digital has important implications for how learning occurs and how research happens and how it is shared.
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd
    We started off with an affinity clustering of the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for improving their organization’s practice of measuring impact and communicating about it. So, if you are not using data or measurement because your organization does not have someone with the skills,  there are ways around this challenge!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] L&D and working out loud #wolweek
    In a Miranda organization , no one is going to share. Instead, you need the elements of a learning organization : the environment has to value diversity, be open to new ideas, provide time for reflection, and most of all be safe. Working out loud benefits the individual and the organization in a healthy environment.
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