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The magic question

Clark Quinn

There are many more small steps that can be integrated that will improve your outcomes, so it helps to look at the process and consider improvement opportunities.  So, are you ready to ask the ‘magic’ question? Clarke quote ). And while I indicated one in the past, I think there are two benefits to this approach. design

A big question

David Weinberger

Why did the world shatter at the touch of a hyperlink? Social forms and major institutions, many set in the Earth on stone foundations, fell down at the flick of a hyperlink. How could that have happened? Every discipline has its answer: economics, business, media, anthropology, sociology, religion, linguistics. You name it, and they have a theory.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t. This is a relatively new, but increasingly important, strategic question.  One more thing. 

Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose

Dan Pontefract

How can employees further strengthen their personal purpose? Personal purpose, in essence, is a lifetime journey. Many individuals make the mistake of.

In Answer To Your Questions About FLAT ARMY

Dan Pontefract

On occasion, I receive emails and requests to meet regarding the contents of FLAT ARMY. I try to answer those requests as best I can.

How to Pitch Better: The Question Pitch

Dan Pink

Up first is The Question Pitch, which shows when you should use the interrogative to make your case (and when you should avoid it).

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gordon asks the provocative question, ‘Is growth over?’ We’ll respond: ‘Not a chance. Those figures have been drastically reversing since then. 

Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So that's my first reaction to the question. Finally, my third response to this question is to question the emphasis. This is actually a multi-part question that has no answer.

Question everything

Harold Jarche

The big question is: What do we do if and when our old mechanisms for coping with inequality break down? ” via @surreallyno.

10 mobile questions

Clark Quinn

As part of an initiative for ASTD’s upcoming International Conference and Exposition , I was filmed as I responded to 10 questions around mobile (if you’re there, hope to hear how it goes) from Tony Bingham (he came in via conference call). How do you define mobile learning? Why mobile / why now? augmented reality). mobile

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

So far I’ve answered a few questions, with both short and somewhat long answers, and I’ve reviewed in and around 50 different topics or threads.

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Dan Pink

Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world. Talent is a factor, of course. Most of us are matchers.

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Dan Pink

Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world. Talent is a factor, of course. Most of us are matchers.

Blog Post: Ten questions for work that matters

David Gurteen

Ten questions for work that matters. Hints: Any question that's difficult to answer deserves more thought. Credit: Ten questions for work that matters by Seth Godin. Go on - take a moment now - run through the questions in your head and try to briefly answer each one Here is a recent one. Who are you connecting?

How to get ahead: 5 questions for Joel Garfinkle

Dan Pink

Because his book addresses such core desires, I’ve asked Joel to answer a few questions about the book and his work as an executive coach.

Steve Jobs’s Legacy: The Best Answers to the Most Important Question

Andy McAfee

Jobs and Apple have done the best job of answering with their products the question posed by wiki inventory Ward Cunningham : What’s the simplest thing that could possibly work? Remember all the predictions from members of the technorati that the iPad would fail ? It didn’t do enough. It’s sold over 25 million units.

How to find great talent: 4 questions for Bloomberg View's George.

Dan Pink

For the last couple of years, he’s tried to answer that question by hanging out with the best talent spotters in the world – the U.S. Dan Pink.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. 1. First we had IQ. Next came EQ.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. 1. First we had IQ. Next came EQ.

Czech Course Followup Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked the following questions after my presentation to CZ Course RVP_VT21 yesterday: (Elements of Coop.) Having said that - there is a subtext to this question which suggests that content needs to be organized, the best content selected, and a mechanism put in place to ensure that people follow and pay attention to this content.

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth Kanter

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

To survive in the 21 st century, we’re going to need a new generation of leaders – leaders, not managers. There is always an ‘us’ in trust. Gasco.

How to move people with two irrational questions

Dan Pink

Lately I’ve been digging into this broad question of how of we move people and I consulted a fascinating book I’d read several months ago titled  Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything – Fast! You probably respond with a perfectly rational question like, “Why not?” Buy it at  Amazon , BN.com , or  IndieBound ).

The Big Question: How to assess learning initiatives…

Jay Cross

Furthermore, asking open-ended questions yields a lot more meaningful information than check-boxes and rating scales. That’s a pipe dream.

Digging into MOOC Mania: One Investor's Key Research Questions and Approach

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some of the questions we’re looking at are on the slide. Question: Does the Gates foundation fund X? Probably not. Just five?

Blog Post: What makes a powerful question?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In my work on Conversational Leadership I am researching and thinking about conversation and a big part of that work is about the power of questions to trigger meaningful conversations. So the question I have been asking myself is. What makes a powerful question?" What is the purpose of a question?

Questions from and for the Digital Public Library of America workshop

David Weinberger

For example, the session opened with a discussion of public versus research libraries (with the “versus&# thrown into immediate question). See the next question.). Which brings me to the final question I left wondering about: How disruptive should the DPLA be? Too many possibilities for goodness! So, what is the intention?

Questioning Pedagogy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was given a reminder of the promises I made regarding my talk next week, which has to do with the pedagogical underpinning for personal learning. Probably others have a much greater base of knowledge regarding pedagogy particularly, so I hesitate to offer models for specific situations. would imagine people in the field have those well in hand.

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

This is a great question, because it speaks to the whole “which is better?” Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Some of us are red lights. ” 2. One

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

This is a great question, because it speaks to the whole “which is better?” Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Some of us are red lights. ” 2. One

The Hows and Whys of Gamification: 4 Questions for Kevin Werbach

Dan Pink

Gamification. It’s one of the year’s top memes. Alas, like any white-hot meme, it’s often hard to sort the heat from the light.

A Series of Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is missing here is the answer to the question, "Is this all there is?" Is 'getting existentialism' now equivalent to listening to Dreyfus on tape? The second installment in my contribution to the iDC discussion. My call to arms of the previous week didn't really attract the attention of this list. Let me explain.

How to avoid being “nextflixed”: 5 questions for Saul Kaplan

Dan Pink

My pal Saul Kaplan is a self-confessed innovation junkie. ” Could you explain a little bit about what it means to be “netflixed”?

Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard's Teresa Amabile.

Dan Pink

Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard’s Teresa Amabile Here’s a tip for rounding out your summer reading. Dan Pink. Contact.

You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win

Mind Hacks

“ You can’t play 20 questions with nature and win ” is the title of Allen Newell ‘s 1973 paper, a classic in cognitive science. Science advances by playing twenty questions with nature. The proper tactic is to frame a general question, hopefully binary, that can be attacked experimentally. 1973). Theory

Blog Post: Are there any more questions?

David Gurteen

Nancy Dixon has ranted on A Rant on Are There Any Questions? By David Gurteen. Johnnie Moore recently blogged that Q&A is not interaction.

The Storytelling Animal: 4 questions for Jonathan Gottschall

Dan Pink

Have you heard the one about. ? Chances are, by the time you’ve reached this blog post, you’ve already heard dozens of stories in your day.

A question about Apple vs. Google maps

Doc Searls

haven’t seen that question asked yet. Having both iPhone and Android devices in the household, I’ve been struck for some time by the absence of two Google Maps features on the iPhone that appear on the Android. The other is vocalization of directions (which, again, single-purpose GPS devices do). Android devices have those.

Moral questions

Dave Snowden

An interesting ethical debate about to arise on Wikipedia (or it will do when I wake up). Is a system which kills people by indifference as bad as a system which kills people deliberately? You ship people off to the gulags, stage show trials and run purges with fatal consequences.

Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

Dan Pink

This really builds on our answer to the third question. There’s lots to dislike about the modern workplace. Dunderheaded managers.