March, 2017

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networked knowledge creates value

Harold Jarche

As we enter the network era, the dominant technology is the internet and working knowledge is distributed through professional communities.

Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again

Dan Pontefract

As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny.

The Future of the Gig Economy

John Hagel

The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations. So, what is the “gig economy”?

The Modern Workplace Learning Professional Programme

Jane Hart

Learning Design Insights

Clark Quinn

I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. Are you doing good learning design? design

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Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

OK, I’ve created some confusion. I’ve been writing a lot recently about business models, including here and here. But I’ve also written a lot about business types/roles, including a popular Harvard Business Review article almost 20 years ago. And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? Tying it all together.

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What does it mean to transform workplace learning? (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

“Modern Workplace Learning therefore doesn’t just mean adding in new technology to old training practices, nor implementing a new learning platform but rather adopting a new, modern understanding of what it means to learn at work.

The change is here

Clark Quinn

For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades. It’s a natural way of explaining what the new innovation is all about.

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. It interfered with insights.”

Rotman Management Magazine Interview

Dan Pontefract

I was recently interviewed by Rotman Management Magazine and the very talented Editor-in-Chief, Karen Christensen.

Brands need to fire adtech

Doc Searls

Two days ago, the New York Times said AT&T and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their ads from YouTube. They’re concerned that “Google is not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.” Agencies placing those ads on YouTube are shocked, shocked! Simple as that.

What is the role of the LMS in the modern workplace?

Jane Hart

The 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report says that “new tools are leaving behind the traditional LMS” What part will a LMS play in your organisational learning strategy in the next few years? Please take my Twitter (straw) poll, as I am writing a new article on the role … Social learning


Clark Quinn

Or, at least, conceptually unclear. And I think that’s a problem. And it’s not trivial. But it’s not learning. (In Think about it.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since the advent of industrialization over 200 years ago, there’ve been periodic fears about the impact of technology-based automation on jobs.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Mental Models. Shared Vision.

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Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

” If you are attending the NTC, please join us. Beth). Aisha). Gina). This blog post shares some thoughts. What is Collaborative Overload?

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neurotransmitter fashion

Mind Hacks

A graph of scientific articles published per year which mention four major neurotransmitters in their title: What I take from this is.

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YOU know best what YOU need to learn to do YOUR job. What does this mean for L&D?

Jane Hart

The results of my recent Twitter straw poll are in, and as follows: Here’s this week’s poll for another article I’m writing. Who knows best what YOU need to learn to do your job? Jane Hart (@C4LPT) March 1, 2017 Commenting on the early results, Doug Shaw tweeted Unsurprising … Social learning

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

In the movie, Field of Dreams, the character played by Kevin Costner is told “If you build it, they will come.” social strategy

Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By December 30, people had to deposit their banned bills in bank accounts, or exchange them for the new bills the government was printing.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. We buy new ones every few years. Operating systems change. I asked.

Sweet Spot Synergy

Dan Pontefract

poetry poem purpose

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth Kanter

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. A Good Training Starts with A Good Opening. A Few Examples of Good Openers.

Who knows best what YOU need to learn to do your job?

Jane Hart

Here’s this week’s Twitter poll. Here’s this week’s poll for another article I’m writing. Who knows best what YOU need to learn to do your job? Jane Hart (@C4LPT) March 1, 2017. Social learning

Karen Hough ATD Core 4 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Going through her trademarked elements, she had the audience up and participating and reflecting on interpersonal interactions. social strategy

When Cell Phones Worked: The History of the 21st Century

Nine Shift

There was a time when my cell phone never "dropped a call" or didn't get good connections. . It was 30 years ago. We called it a car phone. .

digital literacy for the arts

Harold Jarche

Last week I attended the Arts in a Digital World Summit in Montréal. The event launched the four-year funding program of $88.5 PKMastery

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Four-pound fountain pen?

David Weinberger

I’m thinking that this Lamy 2000 pen on Amazon. isn’t really a one-inch cube… …that weighs 4.2lbs.


Dave Snowden

Too much travel, too little hill walking and only one day between trips. But at least, I thought I can get out on the bike. Trivia

Gamification is like Marmite. Love it or hate it. (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

“Gamification is another HR buzzword; in fact nowadays everything is being gamified. It is big business; gamification vendors abound, and there are plenty of gamification conferences too. But does it actually work? Take a look at my article, Gamification is like Marmite. Love it or hate it. Social learning

Technology or preparation?

Clark Quinn

In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. and this was changing jobs. There were two additional notes. First, these efforts aren’t (largely) leading to job losses, as these folks were being reskilled.

Worse, College Classrooms Are Now Obsolete

Nine Shift

C ollege classrooms - - all but a few new open model classrooms in fact - - are now obsolete for this century. . It's done. Watch it grow. .


power, control, literacy

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. HT @LucGallopin.