The Chinese Test Example

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

However, the person does have a book of rules for transforming strings of Chinese characters into other strings of Chinese characters. The person inside the room consults the book of rules and sends back strings of characters that are different from the ones that were passed in. That''s a really interesting use of the Chinese Room example (it is well known as such to philosophers). My own take is that the example, if it succeeds, succeeds because of oversimplification.

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , I found myself utilizing four different lenses of observation. Originals is a book that might help you in one or more of the roles I note above, too. For example, the book has more than 250 references.

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books in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

This new ebook is part of the continuing journey to understand how individuals and organizations can manage fundamental changes in networked society, business, and education. But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. Books Complexity Learning PKM

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Favourite Books of 2013 That I Read

Dan Pontefract

Books – remember those?) In no particular order, these are the books I read in 2013 that caught my attention: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff. I can honestly say it is an ‘epic’ book. That’s what a good book should deliver.

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adapting to perpetual beta e-book

Harold Jarche

This volume is focused on leadership and adapting to perpetual beta: dealing with constant change while still getting things done. I have written over 2,700 posts on my blog, so this book series provides a concise synthesis of the various themes posted here. Leadership by Example.

New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017

Jane Hart

But as the world of work is evolving and individuals’ learning habits are changing, it now requires new workplace learning approaches to underpin all the ways people learn in the modern workplace. The book is available as a Paperback or PDF. The changing world of work.

STRETCH Is An Excellent Book To Help You With Tomorrow’s Workplace

Dan Pontefract

Indeed, the authors of the new book, STRETCH: How To Future Proof Yourself For Tomorrow’s Workplace , agree. The book starts with three specific calls to action of sorts, surfacing from their research, surveys and synthesis.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.” Books

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

Tweet I had the pleasure of writing an article for the book, Enabling Innovation: Innovative Capability – German and International Views as a follow-up to some work I did with the EU’s International Monitoring Organisation. list price for this book. Books complexity Work

Book week

Doc Searls

A couple of days back I tried to reflect an alternative view in for, example, how we might use LinkedIn data – it’s not only my view of course and I don’t want to claim any originality in it. In Doc Searls Wants You to Join Him in The Intention Economy , Scott Merrill writes in Techcrunch , The book is easy to read, written in Searls’ first-person voice. I’m not an economist, so I was marginally worried that the book would be heavy on economic theory.

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Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. Need to Change Behavior?

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

I reported a few days ago on a conversation with the authors , Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, of the wonderful new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change.

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth Kanter

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy. And, that’s where Julia’s book comes in. some details have been changed to protect identities.

Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth Kanter

I’m getting a jump on my summer reading! Colleagues Kari Dunn Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann have published a new book called Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. The book is a great read for nonprofit leaders of all generations.

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Unbooks are printed on demand; they change when the author has something new to say. Several months ago I decided to write a book about working smarter for managers and executives. I thought I’d be able to do this by changing the voice of the Fieldbook. Background.

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Reflecting on the State of Enterprise 2.0 as an Organizational Culture Change Agent

Dan Pontefract

observations and subsequent book … it rested on those outside of Andrew hijacking the term Enterprise 2.0 to solely be defined as a technology change and not a behavioural change for our organizations. not implementing technology as the antidote for culture change).

Inside Apple: Adam Lashinsky Revealing and Well-Crafted Book.

Bob Sutton

Book Me For A Speech. The Decent Thing to Call My Book - Publishers Weekly. Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. globeandmail.com: Hard facts about this years books. Good Books. editors of Klutz: The Klutz Book of Inventions.

New book chapters

Dave Snowden

Well it felt like that this week with three books arriving through the post, all with chapters in them by yours truly. Either way, back to those books. I've just noted that they have changed sense-making to sensemaking which is an irritation.

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

Charles Jennings

Alan Deutschman, the author of ‘ Change or Die ’ makes a pretty stark statement about people’s reluctance to change: “What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes in the way you think and act?

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Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

I am excited to announce that I am working on my next book, tentatively titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” I’m honored to be co-authoring this book with Aliza Sherman to be published in 2017 by Wiley. Books

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

» December 19, 2010 BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque (Boston: Harvard  Business Revew Press, 2011). The New Capitalist Manifesto is a short, elegant and readable book.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . Netflix's use of cloud computing for their rapidly growing video streaming service is one of the best examples in this category. e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth Kanter

The book discusses how management traditional approaches need to change due to three trends that are coming together in a perfect storm. The trends are analyzed from a historical perspective, backed by research, and illustrated with lots of anecdotes and stories in the book.

11 Books Every Leader Should Read - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Book Me For A Speech. The Decent Thing to Call My Book - Publishers Weekly. Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. globeandmail.com: Hard facts about this years books. Good Books. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. editors of Klutz: The Klutz Book of Inventions. Bob Sutton.

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A quartet of complementary brain books

Mind Hacks

Last night I taught a two hour class called ‘Navigating Neuroscience’ for the Guardian Masterclass series and I had the interesting challenge of coming up with a two hour course on some key concepts to help people make better sense of brain science, how it’s discussed, and its changing place in society. As part of that, I recommended some books to give interested non-specialists a good critical introduction. books

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Dan Pontefract

One key line struck me: Whether using new or traditional technologies, the key to digital transformation is re-envisioning and driving change in how the company operates. The beauty of their book is they focus on the behaviour of building community and collaborative practices.

The invisible change in the news

David Weinberger

The first chapter of Dan Gillmor ‘s 2005 book, We the Media [ pdf ], is a terrific, brief history of journalism from the US Colonial era up through Sept. It’s now so ordinary that it sometimes leads us to underestimate the magnitude of the change we’ve already lived through. For example, he ends that first chapter with stories from Sept.

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A Perfect Example of a Bad Boss: A Middle School Principal

Bob Sutton

  She reads books about “ideal” middle schools and then plans how to make ours match her vision.    She then changed the schedule, the teams, the grades we are teaching – essentially, she disassembled the school and rebuilt it from the ground up.   One example:  we no longer retain students who flunk more than two major classes in grades 7 or 8. 

How tablets are changing how we use tech

Ross Dawson

Nielsen has come out with some interesting research on tablet usage in the US and associated changes in the use of other devices. It seems that some of the data may simply reflect changes in usage rather than the direct impact of the use of tablets.

Books do furnish a room

Dave Snowden

I have only ever thrown away one book in my life, although several have been "borrowed" and may not return to the fold. Such losses have not stemmed the flow and just over a year ago I resorted to building book corridors to accommodate the volume.

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Book review: Crazy Like Us

Mind Hacks

‘Cultures become particularly vulnerable to new beliefs about the mind and madness particularly during times of social anxiety or discord’, notes Ethan Watters in this compelling book. books Togetherness

A Great Example of "Being" Social vs "Doing" Social

Mark Oehlert

Well its not true, to become social means to change any number of things about how you think about your business. There are whole books in here about this, 11 Rules for Creating Value in a #SocialEra is a good one.

The power of habits — and the power to change them

Dan Pink

And how can we change them? Charles Duhigg is a reporter for the New York Times who’s written a new (and fascinating) book on the subject. One of my bad habits is interviewing authors about their books. And give an example.

Interop: The Book

David Weinberger

John Palfrey and Urs Gasser are giving a book talk at Harvard about their new book, Interop. (It’s ” He says the book started out fairly confined, about the effect of interop on innovation. But from this also come problems, which is why the subtitle of the book Interop talks about its peril. In the book, JP and Urs look at how railroad systems became interoperable. The book sees interop more broadly as “The art and science of working together.”

Book Review: The Nonprofit Business Plan

Beth Kanter

He gave a brief reflection with how is strategic consulting to nonprofits practice has changed over the many decades he has been in service to the field. ”It used to be that nonprofits developed five-year plans – we used to refer to as “The Stalin Approach.” Books

Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online

Beth Kanter

Speaking of books, you can pre-order my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout due out in October. Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online Guest Post by Cheryl Contee. Photo by CogdogBlog.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

In 1984, she wrote her first book on computers and people, "The Second Self," in 1984, a book she describes as “full of hope and optimism.” Her second  book, "Life on the Screen" , published in 1995, focused on  “the new opportunities for exploring identity online”. Fifteen years later she has published a third book, “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Computers and Less From Each Other”.  Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.

Next Generation Evaluation: Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change

Beth Kanter

Game-changing approaches: What are the most promising methods and examples of how social sector players are practicing evaluation in light of these new trends? Three game-changing approaches will be discussed in detail: Developmental Evaluation , Shared Measurement , and Big Data.

[berkman] Yochai Benkler on his new book

David Weinberger

Yochai Benkler is giving a talk about his new and wonderful book, The Penguin and the Leviathan. (I That changes all sorts of systems, including technical, organizational, institutional, and social. But you can change that if you change the framing, e.g., “You got lucky.” That allows the next person to use us as an example. What would you change first? A: I should note that I don’t address that in the book.

[berkman] Culturomics: Quantitatve analysis of culture using millions of digitized books

David Weinberger

Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel (both of Harvard, currently visiting faculty at Google) are giving a Berkman lunchtime talk about “ culturomics “: the quantitative analysis of culture, in this case using the Google Books corpus of text. They can track these changes.