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Sneak Peek Audio Clip of OPEN TO THINK

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Going into the studio and narrating my third book, OPEN TO THINK, was an awesome experience. I’ve always wanted to be a DJ. While I. Dan's Related Posts: Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo.

We need an new Albigensian Crusade

Dave Snowden

If I had to choose a heresy (and it may be heretical to even pose such a question) then it would be Pelagianism: the belief that human nature can choose between good and evil without the intervention of some paternalistic and anthropomorphised Deity.

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An Agile, Incremental Approach to Business Process Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve long believed that customer self-service was key to the success of e-business , - the IBM Internet strategy I was closely involved with in the mid-late 1990s.

The tyranny of the explicit

Dave Snowden

One of the phrases I coined many moons ago is that of ‘ necessary ambiguity’ ; or, if I am feeling less assertive, ‘ requisit ambiguiuty ’.

The future of enterprise learning technologies

Jane Hart

The problem is all the while we think “learning = education or training or courses”, it follows that “learning technologies = tools to design, deliver and manage education, training or courses”. Modern Workplace Learning

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MWL Newsletter No 75

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 22-28 July 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Discussing the importance of pausing and taking the time to dream, Bill McDermott, CEO of high-tech company SAP, once said in an interview, “Most people. Dan's Related Posts: Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

On presuming competence

Doc Searls

A few weeks ago, while our car honked its way through dense traffic in Delhi, I imagined an Onion headline: American Visitor Seeks To Explain What He’ll Never Understand About India.

What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Every day we can read about the latest AI advances from startups and large companies.

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The myopia of metrics

Dave Snowden

I still have affectionate memories of my slide rule. We learnt how to use them around 14 or so and while they took away the mechanical aspects of computation you still had to have a sense of scale – the power of ten you had to work out in your head.

MWL Newsletter No 74

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 15-21 July 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Reading List?

Clark Quinn

I saw another query about ‘reading list recommendations’ (e.g. as an addition to Millennials, Goldfish, Other Training Misconceptions ;), and I thought I’d weigh in, with a different spin. What qualifies what books should you read? Maybe your level of expertise?

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A helpful approach to personal data protection regulation

Doc Searls

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The Emergence of a Blockchain-Based Token Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , published in May of 2016 by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott , was one of the first books that explained the promise of blockchain technologies to the general public.

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.

MWL Newsletter No 76

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 29 July – 4 August 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

New Way For Boys to Die

Nine Shift

Males are 99.9% of combat deaths; 94% of workplace fatalities; 84% of homicides; and 75% of suicide victims. Now there's a new way young men are dying: cirrhosis of the liver. .

True Transformation: From the Caterpillar to the Butterfly

John Hagel

What is transformation? Transformation has become one of the most over-used and loosely used words in the business world globally. Everyone’s talking about it and everyone’s claiming to be doing it. Virtually every large company that I know has a “digital transformation” program. They’re all totally committed to “transformation.”. But, when I look under the covers, what do I find?

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.


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.

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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

Confused Reader Disputes E.U. Law

Nine Shift

A confused reader disputed our post on July 23 that Americans would be protected under the new European Union law. . Let's give two examples: 1.Earlier this week, my little organization wanted to get some software from a company in Europe to teach Americans, not Europeans.

humans working socially

Harold Jarche

A lot of traditional human work is getting automated , by machines or software. routine cognitive work is declining. manufacturing production in the USA is increasing but jobs are not. even the banking sector may see a 30% job reduction. for example, Nordea Bank just cut its workforce in half.

The Corporate World’s Worst Phrase: Do More With Less

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: One of the corporate world’s worst phrases ever has to be “do more with less.” It’s a bit like being asked to “give 110% effort.”. Dan's Related Posts: Clowning Around – An Important Leadership Attribute. Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home. Instead of Inbox Zero, How About Outbox Zero. Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement.

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Designing with science

Clark Quinn

How should we design? It’s all well and good to spout principles, but putting them into practice is another thing. While we always would like to follow learning science, there’re not always all the answers we need.

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Non-Net Neutrality To Hurt Education and Non-Profits Big Time

Nine Shift

If Net Neutrality is killed in the United States, as is the government's plan, it would hurt education and non-profits big time. Here's what online guru Dan Belhassen told LERN, . "I I see educational resources as being one of those categories that could be “killed in the crossfire”.

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.

Just checking.

Euen Semple

I am currently reading yet another book which claims that the internet is turning us all into dysfunctional narcissists, unable to determine true from false, and huddling together in tribal mobs for protection. This is not my experience. Is it yours? I mean really yours, as in your direct day to day experience?


Spandrel & serendipity

Dave Snowden

In architecture a spandrel is the space between an arch and the vertical wall. It had no purpose until artists discovered its value for decoration. In biology is a byproduct of an adaptive selection for another purpose.

Dan Pontefract July 2018 Playlist

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have always been into remixes and mash-ups. I have a bootleg collection from here to the moon, but, alas, I can’t really tap into. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract June 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract March 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract May 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Music Dan's Music Playlist

I Start to Yearn for Normalcy

Nine Shift

Normalcy, the term used for the roaring twenties, will return, but some of us are starting to yearn for it now. So tired of the this-that of the current U.S. political scene, I switched the radio "dial" to the BBC. Hearing an Aretha Franklin song on the BBC news, I knew she had died before the announcer spoke. Then they had memories from people close to her, short review of her life, and a tribute from a statesperson that choked me up.

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how professionals learn for work

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart has been asking her readers what are the most useful/valuable ways that they learn for or at work.

We can do this

Euen Semple

Sometimes I feel like giving up, conceding defeat to the marketers and "professional communicators" who have polluted our networks with industrialised social media. Sometimes our propensity to polarise online and beat each other up over our projected fears and failings seems likely to bring the promise of the internet to its knees.

There comes a time …

Dave Snowden

Long distance walking is meditative in nature and often metaphorical in the nature of the reflection. Once you go beyond two hours something changes in the body chemistry and you start to reflect on current issues, the past and future states of being.