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Questions from students at Vancouver Island University

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I received a flurry of questions on some articles on my website yesterday, questions from students at Vancouver Island University. So the question is, in all four scenarios, not how we can eliminate competition and foster an attitude of collaboration, but rather, what degree of competition is appropriate in such scenarios, and how does the practice of sharing resources reconcile with that degree of competition. So that's my first reaction to the question.

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Dan Pink

Because I like this book so much, and because I’ve written about some of Grant’s other research in both Drive and To Sell is Human , I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world.

Why givers (often) succeed: 5 questions for Adam Grant

Dan Pink

Because I like this book so much, and because I’ve written about some of Grant’s other research in both Drive and To Sell is Human , I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. Every so often a book comes along that changes the way you see the world.

How to find great talent: 4 questions for Bloomberg View's George.

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. For the last couple of years, he’s tried to answer that question by hanging out with the best talent spotters in the world – the U.S. In 4 questions you got to the heart of the matter and the answers are worth GOLD. Love these questions and excerpts.

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As I’ve said before , micro-blogging inside an organization could be coined the ‘ liquid knowledge network ‘ There is so much to like about it. 1) I’ve got a question. micro-blogging.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. Pink Blog readers are creative people already. First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence.

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum

Dan Pink

Because his book is so interesting, I asked him to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers. * * *. Pink Blog readers are creative people already. First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ — Creative Intelligence.

The Soothing Effect of Blogging

Luis Suarez

It’s hard to believe, even for myself, how the last time I wrote a blog post over here was a bit over two months ago. However, it doesn’t even feel totally awkward, as it used to be in the past, whenever I embarked on a longish blogging hiatus of sorts.

How to get ahead: 5 questions for Joel Garfinkle

Dan Pink

Because his book addresses such core desires, I’ve asked Joel to answer a few questions about the book and his work as an executive coach. What’s one tip Pink Blog readers could use – today – to take themselves to the next level?

Blog Post: Ten questions for work that matters

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I do love Seth Godin's blog - almost every post is short and a gem. Ten questions for work that matters. Hints: Any question that's difficult to answer deserves more thought. Credit: Ten questions for work that matters by Seth Godin. Go on - take a moment now - run through the questions in your head and try to briefly answer each one Here is a recent one. What are you doing that's difficult?

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth Kanter

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? With those questions in mind, Knight commissioned the consulting firm Third Plateau to evaluate the 18 Giving Days the foundation supports. This post was also published on the Knight Foundation blog.

Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool

Luis Suarez

Interestingly enough, plenty of people have been questioning whether, now that we have got Google Plus as well, it makes sense to dump your own blog in favour of your social activities in the various social networking sites. This blog.

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How to move people with two irrational questions

Dan Pink

Unless you’re a hermit in a cave somewhere (and if so, how are you reading this blog?), Lately I’ve been digging into this broad question of how of we move people and I consulted a fascinating book I’d read several months ago titled Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything – Fast! You probably respond with a perfectly rational question like, “Why not?” Unfortunately, I’ve learned that rational questions are ineffective for motivating resistant people.

Back to Blogging

Doc Searls

Today is the first day in months when my first question wasn’t, “What can I do to finish (or improve) the book today?” So I can get back to all the stuff I’ve neglected in the meantime, including this: blogging. I think it was twelve years ago today that I put up the first post on this blog. Writing in WordPress is more complicated, but my favorite blogging tool is still OPML. For example, you can still find everything I’ve ever blogged.

How to avoid being “nextflixed”: 5 questions for Saul Kaplan

Dan Pink

Because the book is so relevant to the issues many of us confront, I asked Saul to answer a few questions for Pink Blog readers: You start off your book by saying “The goal for all leaders is to avoid being netflixed.”

The Hows and Whys of Gamification: 4 Questions for Kevin Werbach

Dan Pink

Because Pink Blog readers are interested in new approaches to human motivation, I asked Kevin to answer a few questions about games, Wall Street, and presidential politics: 1. Gamification. It’s one of the year’s top memes.

Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard's Teresa Amabile.

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard’s Teresa Amabile Here’s a tip for rounding out your summer reading. I asked Amabile if she’d answer some questions for Pink Blog readers about her book and her insights. Dan Pink.

Blogs in Education

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What is a Blog? A blog is a personal website that contains content organized like a journal or a diary. Readers catch up with blogs by starting at the top and reading down until they encounter material they’re already read. Though blogs are typically thought of as personal journals, there is no limit to what may be covered in a blog. While the earliest blogs were created by hand, blogging becam widely popular with the advent of blog authoring tools.

Questions from and for the Digital Public Library of America workshop

David Weinberger

Mainly because the Chatham House Rule was in effect, I tweeted instead of live-blogged; it’s hard to do a transcript-style live-blog when you’re not allowed to attribute words to people. Fortunately, John Palfrey, the head of the steering committee , did some high-value live-blogging, which you can find here: 1 2 3 4. For example, the session opened with a discussion of public versus research libraries (with the “versus&# thrown into immediate question).

Questioning Pedagogy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Playing skill games, blogging and being challenged, taking part in online debates, organizing people in a MMRPG, these are all not simply increasingly engaging, but increasingly challenging, educational environments. In my view, content - including educational materials, OERs, communications, blogs, conversations, and the like - is the raw material we use to create these environments, and the stuff we work with in order to exercise and grow our capacities.

Blogging is fragmenting into multi-platform content creation – long live blogging!

Ross Dawson

Drawing on a new Pew Internet report on Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults , The New York Times headline is: Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter. First , blogs are not waning. All the major blogging platforms are growing.

Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

Dan Pink

Because I thought Pink Blog readers would find the book intriguing, I asked Fisman (he teaches at Columbia) and Sullivan (he’s editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press) to answer some questions. * * *. This really builds on our answer to the third question.

Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org

Dan Pink

Because I thought Pink Blog readers would find the book intriguing, I asked Fisman (he teaches at Columbia) and Sullivan (he’s editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press) to answer some questions. * * *. This really builds on our answer to the third question.

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

Because I know Pink Blog readers love the sort of actionable social science found in this book, I figured out Heidi Halvorson’s and Higgins’s approaches (they’re both promotion-focused) and convinced them they had a lot to gain from answering some questions. * * *.

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

Because I know Pink Blog readers love the sort of actionable social science found in this book, I figured out Heidi Halvorson’s and Higgins’s approaches (they’re both promotion-focused) and convinced them they had a lot to gain from answering some questions. * * *.

Four lessons learned from 12 years of blogging

Ross Dawson

It is 12 years since I started this Trends in the Living Networks blog to accompany the launch of my book Living Networks. The original blog was on the book website, but a couple of years later I moved it to this domain, rossdawsonblog.com. At the time I put quite a lot of consideration into whether that was a good name, given that ‘blog’ was a neologism that might fade or be replaced. So what are some of the things I have learned from 12 years of blogging?

How blogging changed my life for the better

Harold Jarche

So I’m going to respond to Hugh MacLeod’s question about the importance of blogging to me. Like I said many times before, for those of us crazy enough to take it seriously, blogging matters, so does freedom, that’s why I wrote the book.

The Storytelling Animal: 4 questions for Jonathan Gottschall

Dan Pink

Chances are, by the time you’ve reached this blog post, you’ve already heard dozens of stories in your day. What is one thing readers of this blog could do — today — to put what you’ve learned about the power of stories into action in their lives?

Blog Post: What makes a powerful question?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen A big thank you to everyone who has given me feedback on "What makes a powerful question?" But note, I realize now that I was not entirely clear in my question :-). Rather than ask "What makes a powerful question?", I meant to ask "In triggering a conversation to explore an issue - what makes a powerful question?". How would one design or wordsmith such a question?

Live blogging Politics of the Internet

Doc Searls

So I’m at Micah Sifry’s Politics of the Internet class at the Kennedy School , and risk live-blogging it (taxing my multitasking abilities…). Some questions in the midst of dialog between Micah ( @Mlsif ) and the class (# pol-int )… Was there a $trillion “internet dividend” over the old phone system, and was it a cost to the old system? Linux for Suits – Beyond Blogging’s Black Holes | Linux Journal. The class will be blogging.

Blogging the way it ought to be

Doc Searls

Since the form of a WordPress blog (which this is) favors writing long pieces over short ones, that’s mostly what I’ve written here, since I started in August 2007. blog is writing pieces of any length, and posting them easily from a WYSIWYG editor, I’ve been blogging there instead of here. The Best Way to Blog. Some helpful additional AirBnB questions. It’s even easier than it was on my original blog , where I posted from 1999 to 2007.

January Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What Are You Doing To Be Happier, Healthier in 2016?

Beth Kanter

This month’s carnival was an opportunity for nonprofit bloggers to share a post that addressed this question: What self-care techniques, rituals, or habits do you personally live and breath everyday that keep you inspired, calm, and effective at your nonprofit?

Blog Post: Are there any more questions?

David Gurteen

Johnnie Moore recently blogged that Q&A is not interaction. Nancy Dixon has ranted on A Rant on Are There Any Questions? I have suggested we dont give talks but hold conversations and like Nancy I have talked about Are There Any Questions? By David Gurteen.

Blog Post: Four great ownership questions from Peter Block

David Gurteen

This ice-breaker session is driven by four 'ownership' questions from Peter Block. 14:00 - 15:00 Are challenging questions more powerful than answers? Peter Block's four ownership questions. The four questions help reframe peoples' mindsets from a passive stance to a more interactive, engaging one By David Gurteen I run two interactive sessions at KM Asia in Hong Kong just before Christmas. 09:45 - 10:00 Connection before content.

The Storytelling Animal: 4 questions for Jonathan Gottschall

Dan Pink

Chances are, by the time you’ve reached this blog post, you’ve already heard dozens of stories in your day. What is one thing readers of this blog could do — today — to put what you’ve learned about the power of stories into action in their lives?

Blog Post: What makes a powerful question?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In my work on Conversational Leadership I am researching and thinking about conversation and a big part of that work is about the power of questions to trigger meaningful conversations. So the question I have been asking myself is. What makes a powerful question?" There are everyday questions and then there are powerful questions. What is the purpose of a question? I have asked my question and received an answer.

Making Business Sense of Social Media and Social Networking – Is Blogging Dead?

Luis Suarez

His article surely is a must-read, not only because it covers a good number of the entries which have been trying to kill blogging from as early as 2007, but also because of his conclusion, which is one of my favourites as well for a good number of subjects nowadays: it depends.

Why acquisition beats retention

Martijn Linssen

I knew I had another blog post to write Everyone reading this must be familiar with it: getting something new is commonly viewed upon as much sexier than restoring or prolonging something old. change|growth| Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Search blog Loading.

10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Ross Dawson

I have just had a look at the most popular posts this year on my blog, and very interestingly almost all of the top dozen were written before this year, with perennials like the launches of our Web 2.0 Below are the most popular posts written this year on my blog.

Blog Post: Questioning brainstorming

David Gurteen

So I would accept and go along with brainstorming as no one else seemed to question it. So I am so pleased to see in this Newsweek article (via an interesting post by Johnnie Moore ) that people are questioning the method. There is a lot of fundamental things that we have long taken for granted that need questioning By David Gurteen When I was in corporate life, many things were inflicted on me that I either hated or felt very uncomfortable with.