hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

From a recent post by the BBC : Crucial in surviving all of these unpredictable variables is the use of network design tools – software suites that can simulate what happens at the point of disaster. Here is more confirmation that work is learning, and learning is the work.

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

great article collection. Instead, this resilience ensures that they learn to cope with these changes more as part of their continuous “agile” development and learning (Cashman, 2009), recognizing patterns in one situation and making sense of them and applying them in another.

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 And here are the top articles from this year: ADAPTIVE PATH.

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Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Best of Working Smarter Daily. November 1, 2011 to November 25, 2011.

A social interaction pattern language 2 of 2

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A group is working to develop a pattern language for group process. A Pattern Language is an attempt to express the deeper wisdom of what brings aliveness within a particular field of human endeavor, through a set of interconnected expressions arising from that wisdom.

50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s going on in learning, design, social business, and intellectual capital this year, here’s a reprieve: the top 50 articles from the last six months. Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems .

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All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

If events occur as predicted, we reinforce that cognitive pattern for the next use (naturally, we have the ability to learn the wrong things here). If they do not, we reconsider our pattern assessment logic. All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design [.]

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[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. She uses a Mark Twain story [" Was the World Made for Man? "] about an oyster’s point of view to remind us that online design isn’t really all that evolved. She came back from Japan trying to design a more useful display.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

It is full of interesting articles on these two emerging economies and reflects growing interest in the business impact of these two countries – the focus of The Only Sustainable Edge. Unfortunately, though, the articles reflect the weaknesses of much Western coverage of China and India.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

Do you have some good sources for designing business processes in modular form? Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

A few minutes later I read an email from Jay Cross recommending the article, Freedom to Learn :: Unitierra in Oaxaca by Gustavo Esteva. A good community manager must be able to skip around, see patterns, scan the whole and then discern if and where to intervene in the system.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

Situated Cognition

Clark Quinn

In a recent article , I wrote about three types of cognition that are changing how we think about how we think (how meta!). and recognize that decisions can be biased, and design scaffolding to prevent in appropriate outcomes. design meta-learning strategy

Wayne Sutton: how people use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Same pattern, methinks. Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 31 2008 Wayne Sutton: how people use social media Published by Nancy White at 3:42 pm under events , social media Good quote. Now take it in the context of how people are using social media in disaster preparedness and response with Gustav.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. Both the article and Real Learning highlight: Destigmatize making mistakes (they are opportunities to learn).

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It also made me realize that this was yet another thing contributing to my recent pattern of “not getting to blogging.&# Will people go back and use the archived and tagged material, or will they follow the age old pattern of just asking again?

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

It’s really two articles in one – and theres an underlying tension between the two articles. The HBR article broadly deals with the topic of management innovation and it helps to expand our view of innovation. Unfortunately, this second article gets buried in the HBR piece.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

In this article we try to do three things. We narrow the focus in our article to creation nets - forms of open innovation that involve sustained relationships across large numbers of participants collaborating together to create new knowledge across traditional institutional boundaries.

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The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Blogging Community Complexity Design Just Jay MOOCs Working Smarter

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Social Networks and Urbanization

John Hagel

The article provides an interesting overview of social network sites and the various roles they tend to serve, especially for kids. Here’s an early typology of social network sites that I sketched out after reading the article.

Human Learning is Not About to Change Forever

Clark Quinn

As a famous article once had it: phenotypic plasticity triumphs over genotypic plasticity (in short, our human advantage has gained via our ability to adapt individually and learn from each other, not through species evolution). I’m all for AR and VR, but saying that it puts learning in the hands of the students is a design issue, not a technology issue. design meta-learning technology

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Onshore Manufacturing

John Hagel

They should check out Louis Uchitelle’s article “If You Can Make It Here.” The article profiles three U.S. The individual stories are interesting but, as always, it is the patterns of behavior that are most informative.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: From Push to Pull

John Hagel

They are all designed to “push” resources in advance to areas of highest anticipated need. Push approaches typically use “programs” – tightly scripted specifications of activities designed to be invoked by known parties in pre-determined contexts.

Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

Mapping of course should show up the existing patterns and with those patterns the range what is possible at what effort. Prior to that a process of automation had, in theory, made it a minor task for the consultant through a fully designed Lotus Notes system.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

The idea that companies could neatly slice the learning patterns of their people into three carefully-defined and carefully analysed buckets like this belies belief. Apart from Tom Spiglanin’s post, this article arose from various conversations and articles over the past months.

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Wikipedia’s 10th

Jay Cross

Wikipedia features more than 16 million articles in over 260 languages. Ward is also a leader in the Agile Software movement and the thought leader in Software Patterns. When I brought up instructional design, forty faces went blank. West Coast Wikiconference 2011.

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.

Does God Exist?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The list of articles on Google's front page, however, are a different matter. Basically, the plan is this: I'm going to look at the reasons these articles give us to believe in God, and explain why they are not actually good reasons. So it's no surprise that we recognize patterns.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Cheers, Giulio # Nancy White on 09 Jun 2009 at 6:57 am Giulio, I’m glad you mentioned your WorldBank article.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

We are tracking reports, articles, and new items about AI and Social Good. AI can do this faster than humans to identify patterns. The article shares many examples of how AI is being used in the wildlife research field.

[liveblog] PAPIs: Cynthia Rudin on Regulating Greed

David Weinberger

The competition was to design a better algorithm for Yahoo’s recommendation of articles. To create an unbiased data set they showed people random articles for two weeks. Your algorithm had to choose to show one of the pool of articles to a user. The dynamic version of a Peak Grabber had them continuing to showing a peak article if it had a clickthrough rate 14% above the global clickthrough rate. “Life has patterns.”

Determinism, Best Practice, and the ‘Training Solution’

Charles Jennings

If a chemical engineer is looking to design a new process or parameters for distillation in a chemical plant she may be able to identify the volumes and sequences that produce the highest amount of pure distillate.

Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of articles have noted that the demand for data scientists is racing ahead of supply. Data analysis has been generally used as a way of explaining some phenomenon by extracting interesting patterns from individual data sets with with well-formulated queries.

Mathematician's Lament

Eide Neurolearning

Read the article for its full effect, but here are some pearls: * play at math and mathematical relationships, look for patterns and ask questions * math should not be about following directions.it's "It is not the job of mathematicians. to do correct arithmetical operations.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So starts a Vanity Fair article published around two years ago by author and radio host Kurt Andersen. After many years of promise and hype, AI seems to be finally reaching a tipping point of market acceptance. Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere… it is proliferating like mad.”

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The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The HBR article further points out the very close interrelationship between strategy and culture: “Strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness.

A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure

George Siemens

From the article: The goal of visualization is to aid our understanding of data by leveraging the human visual system’s highly tuned ability to see patterns, spot trends, and identify outliers. Well-designed visual representations can replace cognitive calculations with simple perceptual inferences and improve comprehension, memory, and decision making. It’s tough to stay current in any field or on any topic these days – things just move too fast.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent Harvard Business Review article, - Artificial Intelligence for the Real Wold , by Tom Davenport and Rajeev Ronanki , - offers advice on how companies should begin building their AI capabilities.

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OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

Hat tip to Euan Semple for the link by the way as it inspired this posting but it's a pretty shallow article. Something I referenced in one of the first Cynefin articles. I'll quote from that article.

learning in complexity and chaos

Harold Jarche

Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent Harvard Business Review article, - Designing the Machines that Will Design Strategy , - takes these questions a few steps further. What technology, people, and design do I need to address these aims?