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the problem is to know what questions to ask

Harold Jarche

The problem is to know what questions to ask.”. The question is: how do we shape our structures for tomorrow?

Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose

Dan Pontefract

A reader took the time to read “ The Purpose Effect ” and then asked me a few questions. I answered those questions, and have decided to post the responses in this space.

The magic question

Clark Quinn

By asking the ‘magic’ question, we ask ourselves to step outside what we’ve known and believe is possible, and consider the options we’d have if we didn’t have the technological limitations. So, are you ready to ask the ‘magic’ question? A number of years ago, I wrote a paper about design, some of the barriers our cognitive architecture provides, and some heuristics I used to get around them.

A big question

David Weinberger

Why did the world shatter at the touch of a hyperlink?

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. That’s why it’s more critical than ever to be able to answer this question clearly and compellingly, for ourselves and the people we want to reach. This is a relatively new, but increasingly important, strategic question

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). Today we begin a new series of short videos based on Chapter 7 of To Sell is Human , wherein I reveal the 6 successors to the elevator pitch.

[2b2k] Back when not every question had an answer

David Weinberger

” So, it’s 1982 and you have a programming question. I left a message along the lines of “I’m a random stranger with a basic question about a programming language you probably never heard of, so would you mind calling me back?

Five Key Questions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to provide some initial recommendations for that initiative, in the form of responses to five questions. In its 2010 Speech from the Throne , the Government of Ontario, Canada announced its intention to create an Ontario Online Institute (OOI) to support online learning in the province as part of the Open Ontario Plan. This is my response. ( PDF Version ) What is the biggest challenge facing online and distance learning in general today?

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).

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

I’ve spent just over a month on Quora , the so-called site that hosts a “ continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.”. Opinions, not answers, to an open-ended question. It’s a Question and Opinion site.

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 the question is, in all four scenarios, not how we can eliminate competition and foster an attitude of collaboration, but rather, what degree of competition is appropriate in such scenarios, and how does the practice of sharing resources reconcile with that degree of competition. So that's my first reaction to the question.

Question everything

Harold Jarche

The big question is: What do we do if and when our old mechanisms for coping with inequality break down? Pursuit of Everything: Question everything. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week or two.

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teaching forces you to take a fresh look at the subjects you are covering, so I find myself revisiting questions I’ve long been thinking about: What is the essence of innovation in the digital economy and how does it differ from the industrial age innovation of the past two hundred years?

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

Dan Pink

Because I like this book so much, and because I’ve written about some of Grant’s other research in both Drive and To Sell is Human , I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world.

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

Dan Pink

Because I like this book so much, and because I’ve written about some of Grant’s other research in both Drive and To Sell is Human , I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world.

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. In 4 questions you got to the heart of the matter and the answers are worth GOLD. Love these questions and excerpts. Dan Pink. Contact.

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. Finally, the question addresses the idea of a purpose of being to 'win some recognition'.

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.

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

Other questions to consider: Does the organization treat everyone as leaders, or, is it rife with command and control tendencies, using ‘managers’ as a basis to carry out top-down objectives?

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. * * *. First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence.

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. * * *. First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence.

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 have a file system, or a camera, or a USB port, or lots of other things apparently critical to the success of a tablet computer. It didn’t do enough.

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.

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? With those questions in mind, Knight commissioned the consulting firm Third Plateau to evaluate the 18 Giving Days the foundation supports. Click to see the full infographic.

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. These are the same kinds of questions we have been asking about online learning but now we have a broader platform to do that on. Question: Does the Gates foundation fund X? Summary of a presentation from Stacey L.

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?” Unfortunately, I’ve learned that rational questions are ineffective for motivating resistant people. Instead I’ve found that irrational questions actually motivate people better.

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

Dan Pink

Because the book is so relevant to the issues many of us confront, I asked Saul to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers: You start off your book by saying “The goal for all leaders is to avoid being netflixed.” My pal Saul Kaplan is a self-confessed innovation junkie.

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

Dan Pink

Because Pink Blog readers are interested in new approaches to human motivation, I asked Kevin to answer a few questions about games, Wall Street, and presidential politics: 1. Gamification. It’s one of the year’s top memes.

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. I asked Amabile if she’d answer some questions for Pink Blog readers about her book and her insights. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

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? I got to attend the Digital Public Library of America ‘s first workshop yesterday. It was an amazing experience that left me with the best kind of headache: Too much to think about!

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. I would imagine people in the field have those well in hand.

A question about Apple vs. Google maps

Doc Searls

I 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. One is adaptive turn-by-turn directions (the “recalculating” thing that good GPSes, like those of Garmin, Magellan and Tom-Tom, have always done) when you go off the original course.

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

The Executive Networks hosts plumbed the audience for questions our presentation had raised. Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday.

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

Dan Pink

Because I thought Pink Blog readers would find the book intriguing, I asked Fisman (he teaches at Columbia) and Sullivan (he’s editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press) to answer some questions. * * *. This really builds on our answer to the third question.

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

Dan Pink

Because I thought Pink Blog readers would find the book intriguing, I asked Fisman (he teaches at Columbia) and Sullivan (he’s editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press) to answer some questions. * * *. This really builds on our answer to the third question.

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

Dan Pink

Because I know Pink Blog readers love the sort of actionable social science found in this book, I figured out Heidi Halvorson’s and Higgins’s approaches (they’re both promotion-focused) and convinced them they had a lot to gain from answering some questions. * * *.

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

Dan Pink

Because I know Pink Blog readers love the sort of actionable social science found in this book, I figured out Heidi Halvorson’s and Higgins’s approaches (they’re both promotion-focused) and convinced them they had a lot to gain from answering some questions. * * *.

Senge, Learning Organizations and asking a question.

Mark Oehlert

A few days ago I tweeted a question about why Peter Senge never seemed to be mentioned in learning circles along with folks like Bloom, Gagne, and Kirkpatrick. : #crowdbooster told me that I was RT'd 7 times on that tweet and reached a potential audience of about 18,000 people.

The Question: What is the most interesting thing you came across today?

Ross Dawson

Twitter has moved from asking ‘what are you doing now?’ ’ to ‘what’s happening?’, ’, and now describes itself as an ‘ information network ‘ The Twitter News Network is a manifestation of the global brain , in which we create value for others by contributing to the visibility and availability of high-value information.

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 By David Gurteen I do love Seth Godin's blog - almost every post is short and a gem. Here is a recent one. What are you doing that's difficult? What are you doing that people believe only you can do?