is a failed exercise in misdirection

Doc Searls

4] As many new internet and content services are launched targeting primarily mobile usage, and further adoption of internet connectivity globally (including broadband in rural areas of developed countries) relies heavily on mobile, zero-rating has also been regarded as a threat to the open internet, which is typically available via fixed line networks with unlimited usage tariffs or flat rates. [9] The Internet is one thing. It is comprised of everything it connects.

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives

Luis Suarez

You are now ready then to execute on enabling your early adopters to help you transform your business….

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How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

The best way to get started is to make the commitment to make the time – like anything new whether it be a new exercise regiment or a diet and especially for learning a new tool, habit, or skill.

Never Underestimate the Power of Education and Enablement

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know some of you folks may be thinking that while going through that exercise you would need to build yourself up with tons of patience and perseverance as it’s going to take a good amount of time to get it done.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. And I’m not just talking about social media early adopters.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, e-mail and the Web played a crucial role in the mainstream adoption of the Internet in the early-to-mid 1990s. Supply chain applications are now playing such a role in the mainstream, commercial adoption of blockchains.

The three Cs

Euen Semple

I recently wrote a post about the potential for systems to be self organising and the way that we compromise this ability by attempting to exercise control over the world around us. This is what allows kids to adopt new technology so quickly. Adopting a more conversational tone in how we share ideas and discuss the world around us.

Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis

Dave Snowden

Part of that (and this goes back to Data Sciences days) is to find ways to sell products on the other side of the chasm, avoiding the early adopter phase moving into early majority to get first mover advantage.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Charles Jennings

How many of us have tried regimes of dieting or increased exercise, or even keeping away from some stimulant or another for for a time only to fail to keep to our intentions after an initial few weeks (or even days).

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A sense of direction (2)

Dave Snowden

Carrying out the exercise also confirmed to me in the value of the liminal version of Cynefin and critically the resolution it provides for a long term issue of what to do with the Disordered domain.

Module 194

Create contrast, enable insight

Dave Snowden

I started my keynote (available as a podcast) by referencing my surprise that this was the eleventh year at which I have given a keynote at the event and that in that time I had seen three cycles of knowledge management adoption with the same mistakes being made each time.

Curmudgeon, cynic and contrarian

Dave Snowden

So when it came to my turn to introduce myself I decided to adopt my three C’s of personal behaviour in a Complex word: Cynicism, Curmudgeonliness and contrarianism, while trying to avoid conflict and combativeness with partial success.

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Humans behave differently when incentives are on the table; rather than passively waiting for employees to collaborate or use social technologies, putting financial rewards on the table will expedite adoption.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


So Nielsen adopted a brilliant mindset and approach to creating content: "We realized that an LCMS would really meet our needs and that we needed to implement it. And now that I can personalize my content, I need to know better who my audience is, and so we started adopting personas.

Design 275

Shaping Serendipity through Narrative

John Hagel

Once we’re in those environments, we can adopt a set of practices that will attract the attention of people who turn out to have great insight relative to our interests. And once we have those encounters, we can adopt practices to increase the likelihood of surfacing the most valuable insights that lead to new discoveries. As a result, people are motivated to exercise imagination and creativity even before they connect with others to pursue the opportunity.

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Overall Global Social Adoption & Enablement Lead: essentially, meaning that I’ll be leading the overall effort to transform the way employees work using social software as the core part of their work.

Trophic cascades

Dave Snowden

Now I am increasingly using dominant predator theory as a metaphor in describing different strategies that can be adopted in organisations. Re-engineering exercises often removed what they thought were superfluous levels of management.

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lack of identity is an impediment for poor people to exercise their basic democratic and human rights. Government control: Without the proper accountability, governments can leverage digital technologies to exercise greater control over their citizens, rather than to empower them.

Class 193

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

In Adapting to Perpetual Beta I concluded that leadership in networks is exercised through reputation, not positional authority. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.”

System 279

Engaging Knowledge Artisans

Harold Jarche

Even leadership has to be exercised in a different way from the hierarchical organization, understanding the dynamics of networks. It has been adopted by hundreds of professionals around the world who have participated in PKM workshops.

Control is key in managing a CAS

Dave Snowden

Now for reasons I will elaborate shortly, I think that sort of statement harms the adoption of complexity and is in any event wrong. That is one of the reasons that I adopted and extended the constraint based definition of complexity that I first picked up from Alicia Juarrero.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As In a fast changing marketplace, agility is more critical than long-term forecasting exercises.

Data 190

The social imperative

Harold Jarche

Not only that, but any new males who joined the troop were discouraged from being aggressive and adopted more pro-social behaviours within six months. Robert Sapolski has been studying baboons for thirty years.

The Art of Adaptation Does Require Time

Luis Suarez

The video describes one relatively easy exercise that needs to be carried by a bunch of kids over a short period of time (10 seconds) and that very same exercise over a longer period of time (10 minutes). .

Shaping Serendipity through Narrative

John Hagel

Once we’re in those environments, we can adopt a set of practices that will attract the attention of people who turn out to have great insight relative to our interests. And once we have those encounters, we can adopt practices to increase the likelihood of surfacing the most valuable insights that lead to new discoveries. As a result, people are motivated to exercise imagination and creativity even before they connect with others to pursue the opportunity.

How to ‘Take One for the Team’

Dan Pontefract

I ventured over to Bing and repeated the exercise. If the team adopts a method in which to always connect and consider options with one another before creating the end result, it becomes an aligned team from the onset. (I How many you ask? It’s over one billion.

How To 176

On the importance of energizing holidays for entrepreneurs

Ross Dawson

Humans adopt habits easily, and we need to have power over them. Each time Victoria, the girls and I go to Jervis Bay we focus on exercise and very healthy food, and almost completely cut out sugar, alcohol, and other toxins.

The 30 Percent Solution

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So why go though this exercise? Because the exercise isn't about saving money. Carr is adopting this mechanism because, even if the current system of funding education is archaic, he has no idea what to do about it. Efficiencies can be found by decentralizing management, so people can exercise local knowledge to serve needs and priorities, ranther than centralizing control in the ministry. Let me be clear.

Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please?

Martijn Linssen

1 all the time, and just pretending that wasnt there; Lifes complicated enough as it is and it shouldnt influence this exercise at all to begin with At 17:25 PM, #leweb has entirely disappeared from T3. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

The race to platform education

George Siemens

It is not, however, an exercise in logic. Which means that decisions makers are motivated (partly out of fear of appearing ill-informed, partly out of not wanting to take risks) to adopt approaches that integrate fairly seamlessly across the education spectrum. Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation.

Whence the Virtue of Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We don't have to adopt a Marxist perspective to see the difficulty here. It is cultural appropriation to take the practice of yoga, minimize it into a trendy exercise routine, and slap on a religious prayer at the end that you don’t even believe in."

Start with action, then reflect

Dave Snowden

The spiritual exercises of Loyola or any of the various Buddhist techniques (including their US variations) can simply be acquired in a one or two day workshop or even a consultancy exercise. I promised some time ago that I would post on Scharmer's Theory U.

Get out

Jay Cross

We needed the exercise and we needed to get out of the house. However, for overall productivity, all of us should adopt the routine. View to the northeast, toward Sacramento.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


But, how can L&D break out of their siloed state and exercise enterprise-wide influence when they utilize point social solutions that lack the ability (both in terms of functionality and vendor influence) to extend beyond training? Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth Kanter

The reception has been warm, but the adoption has been slow, primarily because Design Thinking and Systems Theory need to take a dose of their own medicine and adapt to be relevant and resonant with this new audience.

IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History

Luis Suarez

Now, that is employee engagement, when you not only embark on a massive online exercise of active learning, but at the same time of active doing. You may have noticed how over the course of the last few days, things have been a bit too quiet over here in this blog and for a good reason.

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

In a memorable exercise where the conversation has, finally, shifted away from the rather rich Enterprise 2.0 To get things going with the series of blog posts with highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

This is not just an application rationalisation exercise, it is getting ready for The Great Divide Then, take some time to think about a strategy: 30 minutes should be enough. Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0: Business or Pleasure? -

Confused or Strong Beliefs?

Harold Jarche

Adopting three principles for working smarter in networked organizations might be a start: Transparency. I have found Value Network Analysis a good exercise to break down beliefs in the embedded hierarchy and visualize how value actually flows.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

  Yes, individuals are rapidly adopting new forms of technology and drawing it into the enterprise. But perhaps they are adopting this technology in response to growing pressures from the workplace. Perhaps all of this has been playing out over a longer period of time in response to the rise of the 20th century organization, one built on a drive for scalable efficiency and the broad adoption of push programs to achieve this goal. Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is critically important in my view to support and adopt a set of recommendations that ensure that OER support and promote not only the education of, but the identity and voice of those from vulnerable groups and persons with disabilities. (iv)

Reflections from 2011 – And Health It Is!

Luis Suarez

Not necessarily a new set of resolutions per se, year in year out, but thinking more along the lines of being pragmatic and focus instead on those little things that one could embrace and adopt rather easily and yet have a greater impact altogether.

good friday finds #320

Harold Jarche

‘Perhaps most striking, in terms of political reversals, were the seasonal practices of 19th-century tribal confederacies on the American Great Plains – sometime, or one-time farmers who had adopted a nomadic hunting life.