Fifteen Years After My MBA

Dan Pontefract

Fifteen years ago in 2002 I graduated with my MBA from Royal Roads University. The university recently caught up with me to conduct an interview. Dan's Related Posts: “Oh, you’re one of those. You want to work anywhere, anytime.” After Five Years In My Role We’re Hiring My Replacement. Are You Interested? My Next Role Is … Great Work Interview – Flat Army & Michael Bungay Stanier If You Stop Learning You Lose The Chance To Be Entrepreneurial.

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Pinkcast 2. Advice from Adam Grant: Look for “disagreeable givers”

Dan Pink

LINKS: Adam’s book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World ( Amazon | BN | IndieBound ). article on disagreeable givers: The Most Undervalued Employee in Your Business.

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Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

When I was writing Living Networks in 2002 there were no true social networking applications in existence. I still remember my tremendous disappointment when I found out just after New Years Day 2002 that SixDegrees.com had fallen by the wayside. From there, Friendster was founded in 2002, LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, and Facebook in 2004. Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users.

I Am A Corporate Floater

Dan Pontefract

When I left academia in 2002 I also left the trappings of an office. When I switched organizations in late 2008, I also gave up a singular desk space. I’m like PacMan careening through a corporate game board collecting points at the desks, tables and rooms I occupy. I am a floater.

ADHD, Creativity, and Reduced Inhibition

Eide Neurolearning

Finke, 1996; Zhang, 2002 ). "ADHD may have negative consequences for academic achievement, employment performance, and social relationships. However one positive consequence of ADHD may be enhanced creativity."

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AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is being successfully applied to tasks that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans, matching or surpassing human level performance in more and more domains.

Whose Connectivism?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I would like to make just one point, that it is not "Siemen's 'Connectivism,'" that he gave a name to a theory and approach a number of us had been working on for some time. I don't mind saying I borrow the name from him, but I would certainly say this is as much my theory (and that of numerous other people) as it is his.

Storytelling is Engagement

Dan Pontefract

Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $67,930,184 from 271,216 donors who have supported 5,829 projects.

Doc Searls Weblog · Remembering the Good Old Day

Doc Searls

Doc Searls Weblog Home About Subscribe to feed ‹ Gang up • Haze set › Remembering the Good Old Day January 14, 2008 in Blogging , Past , Uncategorized | 6 comments Tony wishes Moxie a Happy Birthday, recalling the July 12, 2002 party at which many L.A.

A Historical Perspective on the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In her 2002 influential book, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages and in several other publications , Perez framed the digital economy of the past few decades from a historical perspective.

A notorious song

Mind Hacks

A song banned was banned by the BBC until 2002 because worries that it may cause a suicide epidemic. It was, for example, banned by the BBC in England until 2002. The piece is titled Gloomy Sunday and was written by the Hungarian composer Rezs? Seress.

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Losing Aaron Swartz

Doc Searls

Here he is with Dave Winer , I believe at an O’Reilly conference in San Jose: It’s dated May 2002, when Aaron was fifteen. Aaron Swartz died yesterday, a suicide at 26.

Our shrinking degrees of separation: heading down from 6 to 3

Ross Dawson

In Chapter 1 of my 2002 book Living Networks I wrote: When did you last say or hear someone say “what a small world”?

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

I have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002. There is a big hubbub today over a New York Times article N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens.

How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts

Dan Pontefract

Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. In this the era of pervasive short-term thinking , a surprising lack of thinking (see Pokémon GO inanity ) and a general loss of critical thinking , I found myself “thinking” about my favorite band, The Tragically Hip.

How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

I was also saddened to see that the excellent nTag meeting serendipity enhancer, that I first wrote about in 2002 , is now defunct. One of my speaking bureau just asked me to provide them with a few quick ideas on how technology is changing events, as one of their key clients is having an internal meeting to discuss their future use of technology in events. I only had 10 minutes free to write something, so it’s far from comprehensive, but I thought worth sharing here.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I found the most satisfying answer to this seemingly Socratic question in an excellent 2002 paper - Complexity and Robustness - by professors Jean Carlson and John Doyle.

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Google’s whacking of GoogleWhack is whack

David Weinberger

Gary Stock invented it in 2002, and it took off rather rapidly. Googlewhacking is the harmless pastime of trying to find two word combinations that get a single return when searched for at Google (without quotes around them). Disclosure: I was an early promoter of it (also here and here and here , etc.). Now, nine years and millions of views later, Google has decided that Googlewhack threatens its brand.

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

When I joined the company in 2002, I joined the services arm, not even in Dave’s bailiwick. The most overused yet inappropriately applied term in an organization is “coaching.”.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Bar-Yam, Complexity rising: From human beings to human civilization, a complexity profile , EOLSS UNESCO 2002. As I have suggested, it was the most-regulated in the financial system that were in fact the most disaster-prone: big banks on both sides of the Atlantic, not hedge funds.

Inner visions of seven dimensional space

Mind Hacks

I’ve just found an amazing 2002 article [ pdf ] from the American Mathematical Society about blind mathematicians.

What is it like being nerve gassed?

Mind Hacks

I’ve just found an interesting article in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice that discusses the medical management of chemical weapons injuries. It has a particularly attention-grabbing section that describes the effects of being nerve gassed.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Barnett (2002) had his own interpretations of knowledge in relation to uncertainty and change. Size Isn’t Everything – Cathy Davidson – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Olin College was started in 2002 as a small, new kind of engineering college on the outskirts of Boston. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

Ross Dawson

I’ve been blogging since 2002, and seen many changes in the space over the last 9 years, from a massive surge over many years to a fragmentation into multiple forms: * ‘Traditional’ blogs; * Micro-blogs such as Twitter; and.

Entrepreneurial migration: It’s not brain drain, it’s global network formation

Ross Dawson

Since well before I wrote Living Networks in 2002 I have been studying global innovation networks, and how necessary they are to entrepreneurial success anywhere in the world. AnnaLee Saxenian, currently Dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Information, did a great study and paper Local and Global Networks of Immigrant Professionals in Silicon Valley in 2002, focusing particularly on the Chinese and Indian networks in the Valley.

Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too.

Dan Pontefract

Before I entered the corporate world in 2002, I spent roughly five years in higher education. As I was preparing to write this column, I looked up the word “ fail.” ” To my surprise, the web version of Oxford Dictionary has a top 1,000-word feature.

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, this isn’t quite the case, as shown in the pioneering research of Princeton Professor Emeritus Daniel Kahneman , - for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics , - and his long time collaborator Amos Tversky , - who died in 1996.

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What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee.

Launching my new book today! Getting Results From Crowds

Ross Dawson

My 2002 book Living Networks had many examples of what we currently call crowdsourcing, including being the first of many business books to describe the Goldcorp challenge, and mentions of Elance, InnoCentive, and Procter & Gamble’s Connect & Develop program, before any were well-known. Today we are launching my new book Getting Results From Crowds: The definitive guide to using crowdsourcing to grow your business !

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

As early as 2002 Jay was describing the unrelenting focus on formal learning in terms of the ‘Spending/Outcomes Paradox’. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom.

Informal Learning Blog » A Dutch 80/20

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

As early as 2002 Jay was describing the unrelenting focus on formal learning in terms of the ‘Spending/Outcomes Paradox’. This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom.

Let’s get some things straight about publishing and advertising

Doc Searls

Moreover, in the case of federal campaigns in the United States, the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance act requires candidates to state they approve of an ad and thus take responsibility for its content.

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Harold Jarche » Canadians demand fair dealing

Harold Jarche

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

In 2002, MIT announced the OpenCourseWare initiative. Since 2002, other universities and colleges have announced open education initiatives and openness is now a significant area of research.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

It is interesting to look at my posts from October 2002 , in which I reflected on some of the earlier signs of the networks coming to life. It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. The original blog was on the book website, but a couple of years later I moved it to this domain, rossdawsonblog.com.

Hallucinating sleep researchers

Mind Hacks

I just stumbled across a fascinating 2002 paper where pioneering sleep researcher Allan Hobson describes the effect of a precisely located stroke he suffered.

Hallucinating sleep researchers

Mind Hacks

I just stumbled across a fascinating 2002 paper where pioneering sleep researcher Allan Hobson describes the effect of a precisely located stroke he suffered.

The inexorable rise of work markets

Ross Dawson

I have been following the rise of online markets for work since Elance was founded in 1999, writing about them in my 2002 book Living Networks and dedicating a large chunk of Getting Results From Crowds to how to effectively manage work markets. The role and prominence of online markets for work have soared dramatically over the last few years, but this is just the beginning.