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. Had we not tried as a school, would those individuals ever had made the career change? decision making failure higher education change learning

Random thoughts on changing web platforms and blogging

Ross Dawson

I’ve used several platforms for my blog since I launched in 2002, with the last three years on an increasingly dated version of Movable Type. So over the holirday period I bit the bullet on technology on several fronts: * We moved my blog, including over 1,000 posts since 2002, onto WordPress. I’m back writing on my blog after 2 1/2 weeks break. For the first time ever for my personal blog, I’m using a WordPress interface.

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The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

Storytelling is Engagement

Dan Pontefract

Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done states that an easy way in which to begin changing an organization’s culture is by telling stories.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The carnage might be more pronounced in the fast-changing IT industry, but no industry is immune. 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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The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

I’ve been interested in changes in higher education since I was at Red River College in the late 1990′s. This change resulted in teachers doing what they always did – presenting content, now with PowerPoint instead of overhead slides. Higher education is changing.

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”? As the New York Times wrote about the research, one of the things that has changed over recent years is the definition a friend.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Of course, we still don’t know how much the courses will change the education landscape, and there are plenty of skeptics. The technology driving this change is already at work, and nothing can stop it. Winds of Change: Is Higher Education Experiencing a Shift in Delivery?,

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How technology is transforming events

Ross Dawson

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 was also saddened to see that the excellent nTag meeting serendipity enhancer, that I first wrote about in 2002 , is now defunct.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

The Girl Effect – catalyzing positive change | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

As some of you know, I have been a champion of the GiGis (Girl Geeks in service of the World Cafe community) and have long been a (prejudiced) champion of females in changing the world. World Bank, 2002].) Women who are catalyzing positive change.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

The internal structure of organizations changed from the large branching ratio hierarchies of ancient civilizations, through decreasing branching ratios of massive hierarchical bureaucracies, to hybrid systems where lateral connections appear to be more important than the hierarchy.

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

Beth Kanter

Resilience is defined by most as the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity. Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee.

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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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

Because they go back changed,” he says. 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.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Some people find implementing 70-20-10 brings transformational change to their corporate learning cultures. 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.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Some people find implementing 70-20-10 brings transformational change to their corporate learning cultures. 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.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council. Innovation is essentially how individuals, communities and institutions deal with periods of accelerating changes and historical transitions.

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. Enter the internet and having a computer in your pocket into this model and things change. Indeed, while what I call ‘ service marketplaces ‘ have already significantly changed the work landscape, this is just the beginning.

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This all started to change a few decades later with the advent of a more innovative, fast moving entrepreneurial economy. What has changed? The open-plan offices and informal dress codes are still there, but their spirit is changing.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Note on ExaTrends : Given the exponential pace of change of today we are far beyond a world of MegaTrends. The divide between believers and dis-believers in climate change and the necessity for action is increasing.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Innovating in the face of change. Approximately 70% of respondents want more interactions with co-workers when their work changes. The rapid pace of technological innovation and economic change almost guarantees that formal learning will be dated. It didn’t change.

Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals – Network Strategy for Free Agents

Ross Dawson

Every chapter of Living Networks is being released on this blog as a free download, together with commentary and updated perspectives since its original publication in 2002. Download Chapter 10 of Living Networks on Liberating Individuals.

Excellent data on the state of global innovation: idea generation, idea conversion, and crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

Innocentive , which I first wrote about in my 2002 book Living Networks , is in fact primarily used within the product development process, in isolating elements from a broader development program that may be better done by crowds rather than internally.

Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first met Carlota , - a friend so I will refer to her by first name, - around the time of the publication of her 2002 book: Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages. It takes time for the economic and societal changes needed to usher in the next age of prosperity, sometimes longer than others. But, we already see those changes taking place. A few weeks ago I met with Carlota Perez in New York.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the time I was general manager of the On Demand initiative that IBM had launched in October of 2002. How quickly time passes. It’s already been ten years since the publication of Nicholas Carr’s controversial article IT Doesn’t Matter.

How to speak the language of thought

Mind Hacks

It’s long been known that brain cells communicate by firing electrical signals to each other, and we now have myriad technologies for recording their patterns of activity – from electrodes in the brain or on the scalp, to functional magnetic resonance scanners that can detect changes in blood oxygenation. Albert Lee and Matthew Wilson, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) first helped to set out the principles in 2002.

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

Over the last decade, the fundamentals of community and relationship building haven’t really changed. Looking back, its amazing how little has changed, how relevant these lessons are today and how important it is to do things the right way. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.


David Weinberger

A couple of months ago, Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica wrote : In an angst-filled 2002 interview, Bill Atkinson confessed to his Big Mistake.

BBC Column: Why cyclists enrage car drivers

Mind Hacks

This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002 [4]. This is true altruistic punishment because the groups change after each round, and the players are anonymous. The key is in a detail from that classic 2002 paper. Here is my latest BBC Future column. The original is here.

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I Will Dispense This Advice on Blogging

Luis Suarez

I have been blogging myself since early 2002; first, in an internal blog behind my former employer’s firewall, and, secondly, since 2005, over here in this blog. Change it. So I will tell you what has worked really nicely with me all along since I started blogging back in 2002: Write!

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

The 2002 video, “PJ Ladd’s Horrible Wonderful Life,” (today one of the most well-known skate videos in history), is a classic example of amateurs who can become underground cult heroes and innovators of technique:    ]. As I dive deeper into passion, I’m frequently asked: “isn’t this just another term for Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi’s concept of “flow?” Indulge me with a brief detour before I answer this question more directly.

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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

Later on, in October, I’ll be celebrating the 10th year anniversary of this blog and towards early December my 13th year overall of blogging since I first started my corporate blog back in 2002.

The Master and His Emissary

Mind Hacks

The Changing. 2002). I’ve been struggling to understand Iain McGilchrist’s argument about the two hemispheres of the brain, as presented in his book “The Master and His Emissary” [1]. It’s an argument that takes you from neuroanatomy, through behavioural science to cultural studies [2]. The book is crammed with fascinating evidential trees, but I left it without a clear understanding of the overall wood. Watching this RSA Animate helped.

From Trash Cans to Nokia: Is Creativity Innovation?

Steve Denning

In the United States, its share of the Smartphone market has slipped from 35 percent in March 2002 to 8 percent in April 2010. The most frightening thing about disruptive innovation—the phenomenon documented in Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma (HBSP, 1997) in which market-leading companies in industry after industry have missed game-changing transformations—is that the mistakes are not the result of "bad" management. Change or die: Individuals.

Learning while working

Jay Cross

A strong learning culture in the workplace makes employees more receptive to change, regardless of age. 2002).

The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

Dan Pontefract

Delivering: In his quirky yet fascinating official autobiography, “ Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way “, Richard Branson writes: “My vision for Virgin has never been rigid and changes constantly, like the company itself.

Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But few have brought the kind of historical perspective to the subject that helps us better understand our turbulent times like scholar and consultant Carlota Perez in her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages and related publications.

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colors that will change at the touch of a push button. Some things will change far slower than we anticipate, while disruptive innovations will arise that we have no way of anticipating. What will the world be like in 2064?