Trending Articles

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2013, the Houston Astros finished the season with a 51-111 record, - the worst record in the history of the franchise, having also lost over 100 games in the previous two years.

163

Resilience

Dave Snowden

In yesterday’s post I illustrated the difference between a resilient and a robust system by contrasting a salt marsh with a sea wall. The Sea Wall is highly efficient, it creates a clear boundary but when it breaks the result is catastrophic. It can only survive as it is.

136

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. But over the past several years, a number of economists have argued that increasing R&D efforts are yielding decreasing returns. Has the ideas machine broken down?

228

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

Listed below (in the left hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown in the right-hand column).

241

By 2020 You Better Be Able To Problem Solve, Act Creatively, And Think Critically

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Congratulations! You are in rare company. You have taken the time to stop by and read my thoughts. The key word is time. Many are wasting away their. Dan's Related Posts: Our Problems Compound When We Forget The Importance Of Time.

177

More Trending

Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

Out first retreat of 2018 explored the general area of design and innovation. It took place in Whistler with a great faculty and a lot of participation. Combining the event with our first ever Train the Trainer session also produced multiple benefits.

140

Microlearning Malarkey

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the skepticism. Further, it referenced another site with worse implications. And I think it’s instructive to take these apart.

220

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, AI is now seemingly everywhere.

159

MWL Newsletter No 73

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 8-14 July 2018 (Bumper edition this week). Modern Workplace Learning

147

Re-Building Trust in Our Institutions

John Hagel

I wrote about the trust paradox about 8 years ago. The paradox is that we all say that trust is increasingly important, yet trust is rapidly eroding in all institutions worldwide. How could that be? If trust is so important, why are we not building institutions and adopting practices that can amplify trust, rather than erode it? In my previous blog post , I tried to explain why we’ve been unable to resolve this paradox.

141

It’s Canada Day, America

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: <originally published to Forbes> Dear America, At what point did you think the mouse might have to stand up to the omnipresent elephant? Being a. Dan's Related Posts: When Celebrity Trumps Sanity. A Shared Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly. We Can Put The Word ‘Can’ Back In Canada. For Democracy To Thrive, Openness Must Prevail. Respect Is The Starting Point For Society. Thanks for reading.

146

When a thunderstorm appears right on top of an airport

Doc Searls

This is the situation at Newark Airport right now: Those blobs are thunderstorms. The little racetrack in upstate New York is an inbound flight from Lisbon in a holding pattern. Follow the link under that screen shot.

141

Did We Start The Recession Last Week?

Nine Shift

There was a deep 18 month recession 100 years ago. It seems more likely than not that we will experience another one 100 years later, and for the same reason. . Last week the U.S. began a useless no-win trade war against our allies and China.

130

Modern L&D – more than organising and managing (e-)training

Jane Hart

It is now clear that in a large number of organisations L&D and employees view learning at work very differently. Many in L&D still focus all their attention on creating and managing training or e-learning. For them, this is what workplace learning is all about – making sure people learn from the … Modern Workplace Learning

148

Blog Post: Future Proofing the Organisation - Nadim Habib at Social Now 2018

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I spoke at Social Now 2018 in Lisbon back in May and the keynote speaker at the event was Nadim Habib who talked about Future Proofing the Organisation. An excellent talk - well worth watching

141

Organizational Psychology?

Clark Quinn

I read an article calling for organizational psychology and the things these folks do for companies. And, interestingly, many of the tasks seem like things that I’ve been calling for L&D to do. So now I have to ask what’s the relationship between these two areas?

178

curious and fractal

Harold Jarche

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it. Some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about why certain features exist.

165

The Worst Book of the Year

Nine Shift

Ellen Rupel Shell's new "Jobs" book is my nomination for the worst book of the year. In short, 1.It is wrong factually. is morally unsupportable. is racist.

130

Performance Improvement Consulting

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs: 16 July – 12 August 2018 Individuals and teams often face performance problems.

137

Without enforcement, the GDPR is a fail

Doc Searls

And the same goes for California’s AB-375 privacy bill. The GDPR has been in force since May 25th, and it has done almost nothing to stop websites that make money from tracking-based-advertising stop participating in the tracking of readers. Instead almost all we’ve seen so far are requests for from websites to keep doing what they’re doing. Only worse.

121

Why L&D Should Lead

Clark Quinn

So, I’ve seen a bright future for L&D. It’s possible, and desirable. But is it defensible? I want to suggest that it is.

172

to know is to do

Harold Jarche

Do we really understand tacit knowledge? asks Haridimos Tsoukas in a 2002 paper. He bases his position on the work of Michael Polanyi in that all knowledge is personal and all knowing is through action.

151

Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: On September 11, 2018, my third book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions, will publish. If you’d like to spread. Dan's Related Posts: You Can Now Pre-Order OPEN to THINK, Dan Pontefract’s Next Book, Releasing… My Latest TED: We Are Losing The Ability To Think. Our Problems Compound When We Forget The Importance Of Time.

119

The Numbers on Testosterone

Nine Shift

The controversy over women's testosterone levels continues. Some females support the new track and field standards, some oppose it. . But one interesting thing was revealed in a recent NYTimes story, the levels of testosterone. Most women, including elite female athletes, have natural testosterone levels of.12 nanomoles per liter, the I.A.A.F. said, while the normal male range after puberty is much higher, at 7.7 to 29.4 nanomoles per liter." .

100

Flirting

Euen Semple

Over the weekend I had occasion to meet two women doctors. One was a local GP checking out a pulled muscle in my shoulder, the other was a private doctor conducting a medical examination in a drop-in surgery in East London. They couldn't have been physically more different. One was slightly gaunt, tanned, and Scandinavian looking. the other was a hijab wearing, Somali/French lady from Lyon. Both were witty, clever, and great fun to chat with.

100

Top 10 Learning Tools 2018

Clark Quinn

Every year of late, Jane Hart has polled about people’s top 10 learning tools. From this, she creates a list of the top 100 learning tools. It’s a fun and valuable exercise, so as usual I’ll weigh in with mine (in no particular order).

173

we become what we behold

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” George Orwell.

168

Dan Pontefract June 2018 Playlist

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: The month of June saw me turn 47, while goats #1, #2 and #3 completed grades 9, 7 and 5 respectively. The new tracks from. Dan's Related Posts: How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts. That Time I Was Ambushed By Gord Downie. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Goodbye, Gord. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Music Dan's Music Playlis

113

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. But over the past several years, a number of economists have argued that increasing R&D efforts are yielding decreasing returns. Has the ideas machine broken down?

100

What doesn't kill us

Euen Semple

I have spent most of the week with some very clever Americans. Watching them come to terms with the consequences of Trump and the reasons for his election gave me hope for the future. They are being forced to think hard and dig deep, to deal with things that have been hidden or buried and need dealing with.

100

Silly Design

Clark Quinn

Time for a brief rant on interface designs. Here we’re talking about two different situations, one device, and and one interface. And, hopefully, we can extract some lessons, because these are just silly design decisions. First up is our timer. And it’s a good timer, and gets lots of use.

156

internet time alliance award 2018

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Award , in memory of Jay Cross , is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

161

Don’t Be An Elitist Jerk When Saying No

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Like you perhaps, I have had my fair share of professional failures and rejections. While we can convince ourselves a “growth mindset” will help us. Dan's Related Posts: Now What? Puppetry of the Meanest. Do You Work With A Bully? PinkShirtDay. Do You Surround Yourself With No? Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Behaviour leadership

107

America At the Breaking Point

Nine Shift

Americans of every stripe and hue and belief are exhausted , suffering from mental health issues, mentally broken down, with partisan hate and incivility at an all time high. . So I hoped to find a little comfort in rereading John Dos Passos' classic book, 1919, on its 100th anniversary. In the introduction, the first paragraph, Maxwell writes ".the the year 1919 was a breaking point in American life." .

100