Harold Jarche

perpetual beta 2020

Harold Jarche

For 16 years my primary sensemaking medium has been this blog. This is where half-baked thoughts get tested, changed, and recombined. They reflect my interactions on social media, experiences through professional engagements, and conversations with colleagues around the world.

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cynefin

Harold Jarche

This is a retrospective on how my work has been influenced by the Cynefin framework , which I first came across in late 2007, many years after it had been originally published in 1999 — the same year as The Cluetrain Manifesto.

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we need better learners

Harold Jarche

The global pandemic is a wake up call and an opportunity. It has shocked our triform (Tribes +Institutions +Markets) economy and society. Over the past two decades we have seen many experiments and movements toward a more equitable, sustainable way of living on this planet (+Networks).

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.

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.

stories for the network age

Harold Jarche

The TIMN model [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] developed by David Ronfeldt has influenced much of my own work in looking at how we are moving toward a network society and must create organizational forms that are beyond national governments and beyond markets.

closed and crowded

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Only a few know how much one must know, to know how little one knows.” ” —Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976).

writing in your own voice

Harold Jarche

A good portion of the workforce has now had a taste of distributed work (I prefer this term to ‘remote work’ which has a connotation of a central location and a number of remote workplaces).

our wake-up call

Harold Jarche

On 6 June 1944 the First Canadian Army landed at Normandy. It had never been tested in battle as a formation. The complications of drills in England had been replaced by the complexity of war and the chaos of battle.

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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.

non-violence + 3.5%

Harold Jarche

How many people does it take to change an organization or a society? Minority groups need 25% to influence the majority in a society. But it only takes 10% if the group is committed with unshakeable belief.

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.

a global human sensemaking platform

Harold Jarche

The thinking that got us into this mess will not get us out of it. If we are to create a new economic order it has to move beyond civil society, governments, and markets. A quid pro quo between private firms and public authorities will only reinforce the status quo.

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.

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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meaningful finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Rosalyn Yalow — “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.”

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.

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.

ITA Jay Cross Award 2020

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

friday’s paradoxes

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. vtg2 — “ I’m beginning to think ‘hindsight is 2020’ was some kind of message from a future time traveler that we all misunderstood.”

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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hiatus

Harold Jarche

For the next few weeks I will be taking a break from blogging. I will still post my fortnightly Friday’s Finds but I will focus my writing on some offline projects and take some time off to reflect. In the meantime, if you are craving something to read, there are over 3,000 posts on this site.

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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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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.”

leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

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

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.

“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.

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.

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.

bad moves

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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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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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.

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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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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