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How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Atlassian dubbed these innovation jamborees FedEx Days because participants have to deliver something overnight. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind.

World-leading Australian crowdsourcing platform 99designs gets $35 million, shows depth of Australian tech

Ross Dawson

The latest news is that design competition platform 99designs, in its first external fundraising, has just received an investment of $35 million from major VC firm Accel Partners. Techcrunch reports that 99designs has been growing at 120% per year, and that the number of design competitions hosted by the firm has doubled in the last four months. Here are our 9 practical steps to getting great outsourced design on 99designs.

The Genius Hour: How 60 minutes a week can electrify your job.

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). Jen grooved on Google’s 20% time and Atlassian’s Fedex Days – and wanted to bring that sort of noncommissioned work to her department. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

Advocating something like “social business design should place technology at the very, very end, and people first &# is both dumb and harmful, which means that a response is important. It’s also why new companies like Jive, Socialtext, Spigit, Atlassian, Yammer, and many others exist, and why established enterprise software vendors including Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce, Novell, IBM, are making deep changes to their products (disclosures at end of post).

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The leaders in this space - Slack , say, or Atlassian - are based around the idea that groups are self-organizing, that each person defines their own contribution, and that the purpose of the software is to help with communication rather than coordination, to share rather than to direct. We've been through this with learning objects, with learning design, and more: the problem of learning is not a search problem.