Harold Jarche

zoom is not the problem — meetings are

Harold Jarche

When all you have is Zoom, every work-from-home office looks like an endless face-to-face video call. I have been working remotely since 2003. Video calls have been a regular part of my work and I have used pretty well every platform available.

a trusted space for learning

Harold Jarche

In 2006 I proposed that we should develop an educational system of small schools, loosely joined : With access to the Internet a one-room school would have to reach out to the rest of the world and not be wrapped in the confines of the industrial school.

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beyond civil society, governments, and markets

Harold Jarche

Binary thinking is an easy sell. It appeals to our emotions which we developed as children. Binary thinking blinds us. It’s not black and white, or right and wrong, or even Left and Right. Human society is many shades along various spectra.

prebunking the conspiracy theorists

Harold Jarche

In confronting the post-truth machines I looked at different types of fake news and what could be done to counter them — Propaganda, Disinformation, Clickbait, and Conspiracy Theories.

time to change the world

Harold Jarche

Universities may be going online temporarily, or perhaps permanently, but the curriculum does not seem to have changed. What should be taught at university is how to learn once out of university.

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entangled thinking

Harold Jarche

If this pandemic is teaching us anything, it’s that experts disagree, nobody has all the answers, and we are mostly making things up as we go. In a crisis it is important to act but even more importantly to learn as we take action.

optimizing distributed work

Harold Jarche

Now that distributed work has become the norm — permanently for some and temporarily for others — there are two relatively simple things any organization can do to work, learn, and innovate in internet time. Optimize meetings for a digital workplace. Help all workers become knowledge catalysts.

making sense of our digital world

Harold Jarche

The spread of the novel corona virus COVID-19 is having a massive effect on our connected world. Schools are being shut, quarantines are in effect, and airlines have cancelled certain flight routes. So where are we getting our information from?

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learning in the flow of work

Harold Jarche

Networked humans in a connected society: Our increasing inter-connectedness illuminates the need for cooperation. Simple work keeps getting automated, but still needs human oversight. Complicated work gets automated, outsourced, or contracted to the lowest cost of doing business.

after the s**t has hit the fan

Harold Jarche

The proverbial s**t has hit the fan. Were you ready? Did you have a knowledge network that you could depend upon to make sense of your digital world ? “When the s**t hits the fan you want your inside information flow to be at least as fast as what is happening outside.

introduction to working smarter

Harold Jarche

The nature of work has continuously changed over time. Factories and manufacturing are no longer where most of us work. We work in offices, at home, and often remote from our team mates. Today, much of of what do is networked via digital technologies.

distributed liberating meetings

Harold Jarche

A great source of knowledge to plan and conduct meetings is Liberating Structures — consisting of 33 different meeting types for Revealing, Analyzing, Spreading, Planning, Strategizing, and Helping.

Strategic Doing — getting to metamodernity

Harold Jarche

Strategic Doing (TM) is a process where strategy emerges through the continuous asking of four questions. What could we do? What should we do — enable us to answer, Where are we going? What will we do? What’s our 30/30?

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learning about machine learning

Harold Jarche

Why is machine learning [ML] important for your business? If you work at Nokia, your Chairman can explain it to you in a one hour presentation he developed over six months of research. Risto Siilasmaa helped make his network smarter.

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working smarter

Harold Jarche

For the past several centuries we have used human labour to do what machines cannot. First the machines caught up with us and surpassed humans with their brute force. Now they are surpassing us with their brute intelligence.

working smarter with PKM

Harold Jarche

Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery is a field guide for the networked knowledge worker. It is meant to complement the PKM Workshops and help practitioners.

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control is for amateurs

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.”

art, reality, and truth

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We have art so that we shall not die of reality.” ” —Friedrich Nietzsche, via @AnthonyMartinFaria.

connecting the curious

Harold Jarche

Why do students often ask — will this be on the test? It’s because they have figured out the game called education. They are told what to study, what is important, and for how long. Each school year they play the game anew.

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leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

One of the few areas where most nations cooperate is in infectious disease control.

creative desperation for desperate times

Harold Jarche

My personal knowledge mastery framework was a result of creative desperation. I had just lost my job. My wife was a stay-at-home mother, we had two young children, and we live in a remote economically depressed part of the country.

jupiter aligns with mars

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. qcroll — “The century of the speaker is over: Once, we did everything for the speaker’s convenience, gathering in one place.

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the reality of missing out

Harold Jarche

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Worldwide Web he made it free and open source, so others could build upon it. In the early days it was quite open with individuals sharing knowledge through blogging and collectively building knowledge with wikis, the largest being Wikipedia.

range & inefficiency

Harold Jarche

An innovation system should preserve range and inefficiency, concludes the book Range—Why generalists triumph in a specialized world , by David Epstein. Focusing deep yields efficiencies and incremental innovation. But a broad base of learning and experience can produce radical innovation.

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the cooperative imperative

Harold Jarche

Collaboration is working together for a common purpose, often directed externally by a boss or client. Cooperation is freely sharing with no expectation of direct reciprocity — quid pro quo.

constant doubt and outrage

Harold Jarche

When I was visiting in Rome in 2012 I met a fellow tourist, an older gentleman from Australia, who told me that he had stopped a pick-pocket on the train who was trying to lift his wallet. He had cried out and grabbed the thief’s hand.

we are dependent on human connection

Harold Jarche

What we do not know. Our networks are great places for serendipitous connections. But they are not safe places to have deeper conversations or to expose our points of view, I noted last year in coffee, communities, and condescension. The difference between an open social network (e.g.

curiosity yields insight

Harold Jarche

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” ” —Dorothy Parker. The core habit to successfully navigate the network era is curiosity. Curiosity about ideas improves creativity. Curiosity about people improves empathy , by understanding others.

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from training to learning

Harold Jarche

While social learning may be one the currently hot new trends in the education and training fields, we have known for a while “why tried-and-true training methods don’t work anymore”, as discussed by Brigitte Jordan (1937-2016) in the mid-1990’s while working at the Institute for Research on Learning.

“the future of work will be based on hacking uncertainty”

Harold Jarche

In spite of the criticism about social media, I still learn a lot from a platform like Twitter. The passing of Esko Kilpi this week has me reviewing some of his wise words, and there were many. This is a series of his tweets from 2012.

learning in the time of corona

Harold Jarche

Here are two important questions to ask ourselves as we work remotely and connect digitally. Where do we go for trusted information on matters important to us? Who do we talk to when we have to make difficult decisions? Sharing complex knowledge requires trust, and trust takes time.

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the future is here

Harold Jarche

Work is learning, and learning is the work. This has been my tag line for the past decade.

a mixed bag

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Humanity’s problem today is that we have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.” ” —E. Wilson, via @Kpaxs.

rtfm

Harold Jarche

If you find that people on social media have a tendency toward anger and outrage there is one action we all can take to diffuse the situation. It’s simple, but first we have to stop and think.

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citizen-learners

Harold Jarche

Crooked Broker Capitalists. Dave Pollard (2007) showed that in a ‘crooked broker society’, an Exploiter oppresses a Desperate Supplier. This unbalanced relationship is reinforced by a Procurer who in turn gouges an Addicted Buyer.

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confronting the post-truth machine

Harold Jarche

post-truth (adjective) Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. Oxford Dictionaries. On Twitter, Tim Dickinson described four different types of distributed ‘fake news’.

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What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people.

status update on society

Harold Jarche

Many of the changes we face today are similar to a time when a new communications technology came along and changed the face of Europe — print. The Protestant Reformation saw the rise of religious wars, which were later followed by the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment.

changing patterns of connectedness

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

top tools 2019

Harold Jarche

Since 2007 Jane Hart has asked working professionals for their top tools for learning — TopTools4Learning — and creates three lists from thousands of responses. Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning. Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning. Top 100 Tools for Education.

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meetings, bloody meetings

Harold Jarche

My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. The Orders Format was something any officer could recite from memory.

in spite of the stupid

Harold Jarche

I have frequently said that leadership today is helping make our networks smarter. Much of what we are is a direct effect of who we know and interact with. Our social networks have significant influence on who we are.

hybrid sailors

Harold Jarche

According to The Atlantic 2019-07 , the US Navy has been piloting a new way of manning its Littoral Combat class ships, which are modular by design. The crew are all multi-purpose, with several roles onboard and always learning new tasks. They operate with one-fifth the crew size of a regular ship.

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