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social learning is innate

Harold Jarche

Social learning is a key theme of mine because imitation is how we learn as a species. Social learning is best explained by Albert Bandura, recognized as the most eminent psychologist of the modern era.

Book Review: The Good Fight

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Conflict is a natural part of life. It happens at home, in the community, and of course in our place of work. So why is. Dan's Related Posts: Why I Love Netflix’s Decision-Making Culture. When Power Overthrows Common Sense. Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign? Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement.

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Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations.

Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves

Jane Hart

Cluetrain at 20

Doc Searls

The Cluetrain Manifesto went online for the world o n March 26, 1999. “People of Earth,” it began. Nothing modest about it. . Chris Locke and David Weinberger both had newsletters with real subscriber bases ( Entropy Gradient Reversals and JOHO , respectively).

Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’ve always been into the “weirdos.” ” Be it the artists, poets, designers or musicians. I’d even classify myself as one, although I’m not as clever.

sensemaking in a networked world

Harold Jarche

It’s a networked world. As we become more connected we should not be cutting out social media, instead we should be using them in smarter ways so that we are sensemaking beyond the outrage. Don’t teach people how to fish.

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The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Investment and interest rates have remained low, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of workers in the US and other developed economies.

Ad blocking passes 2 billion worldwide

Doc Searls

GlobalWebIndex ‘s Global Ad-Blocking Behavior report says 47% of us are blocking ads now. It also says, “As a younger and more engaged audience, ad-blockers also are much more likely to be paying subscribers and consumers. Ad-free premium services are especially attractive.”

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Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In this episode, Dan Pontefract discusses the important question of “How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?” ” with insights about. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time.

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working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Improving Organizational Performance. Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein.

Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (4 of 5)

Dave Snowden

The introduction of liminality to Cynefin necessitated a slight rethinking of the main dynamics within Cynefin. To be clear multiple dynamics are possible but over the years these have emerged as the dominant ones. As the name implies the dynamics in Cynefin are all about movement between domains.

Infomediaries - A Significant Untapped Opportunity

John Hagel

In a book I wrote 20 years ago, I identified an opportunity that has yet to be addressed, but is becoming more and more attractive. Sometimes when you’re on the edge, it takes a little more time than you thought for opportunities to emerge in practice. The book is Net Worth: Shaping Markets When Customers Make the Rules and I wrote it with my friend and collaborator, Marc Singer.

Where public radio rocks

Doc Searls

Where does public radio rock—or even rule? And why? To start answering those questions, I looked through Nielsen ‘s radio station ratings , which are on the Radio Online site.

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A reflection from the Cynefin™ Retreat on the Aran Islands in Ireland

Dave Snowden

The Aran Island Cynefin™ Retreat on narrative was a resounding success. It was a small and intimate group which suited the remote, but spectacular setting.

How much time do you spend self-learning?

Jane Hart

So how much do YOU spend on some planned self-learning a week – not just formal learning (i.e. by taking online courses) but in informal ways like accessing online resources (videos, blogs, podcasts, web articles, etc). as well as interacting with the people in your professional network?

Value

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You sometimes hear me stumble over the word 'value', the way I did in a recent interview. Let me explain why. The word 'value' is widely used in our field and elsewhere.

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Boeing’s Attitude Reminds Us Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A few weeks ago Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed, killing all 157 people on board. Ever since, the makers of the 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing, Dan's Related Posts: The Sorry State Of Wells Fargo Continues. Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent. Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose.

finding and sharing information

Harold Jarche

One of the challenges we face in our professional and personal lives is making sense of the flow of information that passes by us each day and then aligning that with our current priorities and challenges.

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Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (5 of 5)

Dave Snowden

In my final post in this update series on Cynefin and I’m reserving the right to change things when I think about it more. I’ve been playing with options here on trains to and from particularly dark productions of tragic operas and the experience may have influenced by thinking.

Expanding Our Horizons - Efficiently

John Hagel

In our Big Shift world, we confront the imperative of institutional innovation – shifting from institutional models built on scalable efficiency to institutional models built on scalable learning. I’ve written and spoken about this a lot over the years and one of the most common pushbacks I get is – “so, are you against efficiency?” This post seeks to answer that question. Let me lead with the answer – no, I’m not against efficiency. I’m instead suggesting two things.

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On the Creative Commons Certificate Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A week ago, by way of a post in the Creative Commons Open Education Platform discussion list, I became aware of the Creative Commons Certificate course, "an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons."

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This High-Tech Company Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Hire, Fire And Promote Employees

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Ginni Rometty is CEO, president and chairman of IBM. She has held the top job since 2012. When she joined the company in 1981, total. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers.

connecting leadership

Harold Jarche

What is leadership ? In the past year I have written many posts on the subject from a variety of perspectives. Much of it is about ‘connected leadership’ — where people must be both teachers and learners. Neither training programs, nor even coaching, are enough.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would be potentially disruptive over the next three to five years while also providing significant benefits to economies and societies.

The Push and Pull of Paradox

John Hagel

Paradox is everywhere We just have to see it But first we must look And want to see But we don’t. We crave understanding And simplicity. Paradox makes us uncomfortable. We want order And harmony. And paradox challenges that. We push paradox Out of sight. But if we’re driven to learn, Paradox has powerful pull. Paradox can propel us To new levels. It invites us to explore And challenges our beliefs. How can two opposites be true? But we must be willing To evolve.

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Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (3 of 5)

Dave Snowden

The introduction of the liminal version of Cynefin was probably the most significant change in recent years. One of the reasons I used it was a difficulty people had in seeing that Cynefin had two classification systems: domains and dynamics.

The Sorry State Of Wells Fargo Continues

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: What a mess. Wells Fargo is an unmitigated disaster example of culture, and senior leadership gone wrong. Its board of governors is now in the. Dan's Related Posts: Has Wells Fargo’s CEO Forgotten How To Lead? This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. $6 6 trillion In Assets And This CEO Says Purpose Is The Company’s Fundamental… Isn’t CEO Activism Simply Doing What’s Right?

learning with complexity

Harold Jarche

Two technologies — machine learning , and the internet — are changing our understanding of the world by showing that we really cannot understand large scale complexity. “We don’t use these technologies because they are huge, connected, and complex. We use them because they work.

AI and our Social Interactions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently wrote about the event I attended on February 28 to celebrate the launch of MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing.

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Reflection on reflection

Clark Quinn

Of late, there’ve been a few dialogs on Twitter. As I opined in the recent podcast I was interviewed in, using Twitter for a dialog is kind of new. I’m not talking about a tweet chat like #lrnchat (which I think is a great thing), but a out-loud dialog with others weighing in.

Does God Exist?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Jean-de-Luz, photo by the author. Prompted by a sketch on CBC radio, I was curious this morning to see how Google would answer the question, "Does God exist?" To my mild surprise, the first page of results consisted of statements that God does, in fact, exist.

Zen and the art of HGV driving

Euen Semple

The other day I was headed to a location I hadn't visited before. The postcode that I was given wasn't recognised by the SatNav (it was a building site so the postcode was new) so I entered a nearby location and set off. On top of this imprecision I reckon there had also been an incident blocking a more obvious route because I and a couple of other HGVs ended up down this relatively small road and faced with a bridge with a 7.5 Tonne limit which our SatNavs appeared not to know about!

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user-generated content

Harold Jarche

Content creation, a subset of sensemaking, is difficult. It takes time and effort. According to a 2019 survey of 213 North American workers conducted by Degreed , most sharing of information is in responding to other content found in the flow of work or learning.

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read two interesting reports on the state of globalization in 2019, one by The Economist, the second by the McKinsey Global Institute. They both agree on the facts, - globalization and global trade have been undergoing considerable changes since the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Learning Tools and Uni Change

Clark Quinn

As part of a push for Learning Engineering , Carnegie Mellon University recently released their learning design tools. I’ve been aware of CMU’s Open Learning Initiative for a suite of reasons, and their tools for separate reasons. And I think both are good.

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Call for Proposals #StephensNext60

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I don't have an original bone in my body, as proven by this blatant rip-off of Ken Bauer's post of the same title and theme. Three Decade Mark I will turn 60 in April and so far things have turned out pretty well.