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Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about the current state of blockchain.

3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement

Clark Quinn

When you’re creating learning experiences, you want to worry about the outcomes, but there’s more to it than that. I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficiency, & Engagement.

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Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain. The study interviewed almost 3,000 C-Suite executives from over 80 countries and 20 industries to learn about their company’s blockchain plans.

Crafting Corporate Narratives: Zoom Out, Zoom In

John Hagel

I’ve been writing a lot about the significant missed opportunity to craft a compelling corporate narrative here and here. Done right, this corporate narrative can mobilize a large number of third parties to provide growing leverage, learning and loyalty for the company offering the narrative. While this is appealing to many executives, they stumble over the process of crafting a compelling narrative.

gRSShopper in a Box

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My pre-conference workshop for Online Educa Berlin has been announced and this seems as good an occasion as any to summarize what I've been up to lately.

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Here’s more about the work of a Modern Learning Advisor

Jane Hart

In my previous article, I put the case for the new role of a Modern Learning Advisor and showed that in the modern workplace, L&D has two roles: To design, deliver and manage modern learning experiences for today’s busy people; and To enable and support individuals to organise and manage their own … Social learning

lies & damn lies

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. white_owly : “Lies, damn lies and people who purport to understand blockchain.”

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Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years.

Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: My colleagues at See3 had some fun using some of the ideas in The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and apply it to creating an organizational digital strategy. This post shares a useful exercise for your digital team to reflect on what not to do for your digital strategy!

Simulations versus games

Clark Quinn

At the recent Realities 360 conference, I saw some confusion about the difference between a simulation and a game. And while I made some important distinctions in my book on the topic, I realize that it’s possible that it’s time to revisit them. So here I’m talking about some conceptual discriminations that I think are important. Simulations. As I’ve mentioned, simulations are models of the world. They capture certain relationships we believe to be true about the world.

An Example of Analysis

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is a response to an email query, and I offer it here as an analysis of how I would look at, read, and respond to a typical email exchange. 99% of the time I don't say anything, but for everything I read, this is the sort of thought process that runs through my mind. Just so you know. :) - Hello Mr. Downes, Really enjoy your website on fallacies.

the complexity of capitalism

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. alaindebotton : “Academia: an invention of genius to keep the brightest, most enquiring minds from tampering with the status quo. Paddocks for intellectuals.”


Dan Pontefract

Some summer holiday thinking of mine. Leaders gain the respect of employees when they: 1) Listen with attentiveness. 2) Empathize without prejudice. 3) Act fairly, Dan's Related Posts: A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose In 5 Minutes Louis C.K.

The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To Dones

Beth Kanter

Working as a nonprofit consultant can sometimes feel isolating. That’s why it important to have networking opportunities to connect with professional colleagues face-to-face beyond online groups. I try to make an effort to do this regularly.

Ethics and AI

Clark Quinn

I had the opportunity to attend a special event pondering the ethical issues that surround Artificial Intelligence (AI). Hosted by the Institute for the Future , we gathered in groups beforehand to generate questions that were used in a subsequent session. Vint Cerf, co-developer of the TCP/IP protocol that enabled the internet, currently at Google, responded to the questions. Quite the heady experience! The questions were quite varied. Our group looked at Values and Responsibilities.

Machine learning cocktails

David Weinberger

Inspired by fabulously wrong paint colors that Janelle Shane’s generated by running existing paint names through a machine learning system, and then by an hilarious experiment in dog breed names by my friend Matthew Battles , I decided to run some data through a beginner’s machine learning algorithm by karpathy. I fed a list of cocktail names in as data to an unaltered copy of karpathy’s code.

beta conversation 2017-08-14

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Monday, 14 August at 21:00 UTC [17:00 EDT]. This is 07:00 on 15 August in eastern Australia. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery ( PKM ) and leadership.

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Knowledge, Education, and the Role of Teachers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responses to questions in advance of my presentation in Warsaw later this month. From your perspective, how do you see changes the modern society undergoes, especially in the field of education? I come from the interesting perspective of having been born and raised in a completely paper-based world and being able to watch it transform within a generation to an almost completely electronic world.

7 Ways to Avoid Fundraising Burnout

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by Sam Livingston. Note from Beth: This week I’ve been in Finland at the invitation of the US Embassy to do trainings. On August 14th, I’m doing a FREE webinar with Soapbox Engage on how to raise more money and not burnout.

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Realities 360 Reflections

Clark Quinn

So, one of the two things I did last week was attend the eLearning Guild ‘s Realities 36o conference. Ostensibly about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), it ended up being much more about VR. Which isn’t a bad thing, it’s probably as much a comment on the state of the industry as anything. However, there were some interesting learnings for me, and I thought I’d share them. First, I had a very strong visceral exposure to VR.

The passive usefulness of public photography

Doc Searls

While I’m recovering more slowly than I’d like from some minor eye surgery, reading is too much of a chore; but searching for stuff isn’t.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

(Repost and update from August 2014) Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.

Blog Post: Conversational Spaces

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. My blook on Conversational Leadership continues to grow and take shape.

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Beth Kanter

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit. A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved.

Barry Downes #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Barry Downes talked about the future of the VR market with an interesting exploration of the Immersive platform. Taking us through the Apollo 11 product, he showed what went into it and the emotional impact.

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Everybody should have a surprise birthday party as surreal and wonderful as this one

Doc Searls

The scene above is what greeted me when I arrived at what I expected to be a small family dinner last night: dozens of relatives and old friends, all with of my face. For one tiny moment, I thought I might be dead, and loved ones were gathered to greet me. But the gates weren’t pearly.



David Weinberger

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Blog Post: Embedding Change: delivering value from knowledge and learning

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. The Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies (known as the Henley Forum ) is a members-only forum but some of its events are open to the public.

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Beth Kanter

Image by Ayyamsyria. One of my colleagues, Nada Hamzeh , a nonprofit capacity building consultant from Lebanon, tagged me when sharing this striking image that depicts how can easily develop a behavior addiction to our mobile phones.

Innovative Work Spaces

Clark Quinn

I recently read that Apple’s new office plan is receiving bad press. This surprises me, given that Apple usually has their handle on the latest in ideas. Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in their approach to work spaces.

Don’t speculate on others’ mental health from afar

Mind Hacks

In The Guardian, Nick Davis makes a clear and timely case for affirming The Goldwater Rule. The Rule, which binds members of the American Psychiatric Association, forbids giving an opinion on the mental state of someone you have not examined.


Not giving up on people

Euen Semple

There are people I know who hold racist and sexist views. I have tried discussing with them, arguing with them, expressing everything from frustration to disgust at their worst extremes, and in the end I sometimes have to walk away from them. But I go back. I can’t give up. I have to find a way to reach out, to not judge, to feel compassion for whatever deep seated fear or hurt has led them to feel so angry about other people.

Blog Post: Benjamin Franklin's Junto Club led to the birth of the first US Public Library in 1731

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. I was driving into town recently and switched on the car radio and caught the last few minutes of BBC Radio 4 programme called Making History and was gobsmacked at my serendipitous discovery of a so-called "Conversation Society" founded in 1727!

Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Beth Kanter

Recently, I was invited to participate in a staff “Lunch and Learn,” by Connor Diemand-Yauman , CEO of Philanthropy University , about building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace and capacity building.