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.

The A **e Survival Guide: My Next Book

Bob Sutton

"   People asked it in some form or another in the most of the 8000 or so emails that I got about that book and in hundreds of casual conversations.   Books Bosses Evidence-based Management The No Asshole RuleThe No A **e Rule was published 10 years ago.

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Me and Linkedin

Euen Semple

Chris Brogan blogged recently about his decision to close his Linkedin account. It is useful for keeping up to date with the people I know's changes of circumstance but little more. I keep trying to get involved in the various Linkedin groups I am a member of but a few things drive me away. Unlike Chris I am going to keep my account, and make the most of having a self updating address book, but it is a shame it never became more for me.

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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The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

I want to start a new habit of being better organized on LinkedIn this year, but perhaps what I need to do first is “Kondo” my LinkedIn network. To get started, here’s what you need to think about: Review your LinkedIn connections and ask: Do I know this person?

Join Us: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book Events in Washington, DC

Beth Kanter

Evening Book Discussion and Networking Event. We are thrilled with the reviews of the book and especially enjoyed John Haydon’s video review (thanks John! You should also read Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World. … Read More Books

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To illustrate the incredibly fast pace of change, Friedman noted that in the short time-span since World is Flat was published, we were already transitioning from a connected to an increasingly hyperconnected world.

Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

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. 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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Is HR Relevant and Does it Matter? | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

by Kevin Wheeler on January 27, 2010 The Way It Is Since at least 1996 when Dave Ulrich published his well-known book, Human Resource Champions , on the state and future of human resources there has been a constant conversation on how HR can become relevant to business leaders. Reply ] Reply BryanB February 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm I suspect the change that HR needs will not be fully realized for another 10 years, enough time for the current generation of leadership to be replaced.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

It’s a valuable service, and points out some interesting things and it’s interesting to see the changes over time. Books are still a major way I learn. Yes, I check out books from the library and read them. LinkedIn is a way to stay in touch with people, and in particular the L&D Revolution group is where I want to keep the dialog alive about the opportunity. It’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!)

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network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

It is becoming the norm and bringing change with it. — Excerpt from my e-book: Adapting to Perpetual Beta. Originally posted on LinkedIn 18 August 2015. Even five years ago it was not the norm to work at a distance.

on the net without a net

Harold Jarche

I have spent the past 20 years figuring out what changes the internet era might bring. I think the entire consulting model is ripe for disruptive change. When LinkedIn advertises ex-McKinsey consultants available for $60 per hour, you know that it’s an obsolete business model.

iLust? Changing the game

Clark Quinn

Like him or not, he’s changed the face of our digital lives several times: popularizing the GUI interface with the Macintosh, changing the music market with the iPod, and upending the mobile market with the iPhone. With network connectivity, it can be social as well; in addition to the internet browser there are also already dedicated FaceBook and LinkedIn apps for the iPhone. The story is similar for other forms of publication: magazines, newspapers, and books.

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. By not being active learners we lose the agility to react quickly to changing situations. How many books do you read? What they do not do is look for the rule book. Gamers.

Does Your Nonprofit Need Legal Counsel About Using Social Media?

Beth Kanter

One of my employees has asked me to write a recommendation on LinkedIn, if they were fired – could our organization be sued? Each chapter of the book ends with some focus questions and checklist for a work plan. Books CapacitySource: via Beth on Pinterest.

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth Kanter

O’Reilly took us through some examples of designing with citizens in mind can radically change the trust equation. Dave and I have something in common – Conan O’Brien made fun of our LinkedIn Profiles on his show. Books Research Studies

The Dark Side of Scaling Up: Will You Want to Live in What You Build?

Bob Sutton

" As we show in  Scaling Up Excellence , and  this piece  on LinkedIn, as an organization grows, whether you like it or not, it will require more hierarchical layers, managers, rules, and (often) annoying administrative processes.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

implementation plan, change management, cost/benefit. Two books and the Informal Learning poster. Recommendations for Jay on LinkedIn. Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center.

Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap

Dan Pontefract

I also wrote a book that delves a fair bit into this topic. Michael Watkins conducted a LinkedIn discussion earlier in 2013 entitled “What is organizational culture? The change might very well commence from the employee base.

What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or mindsets?


We asked this question to various L&D professionals on LinkedIn to get to the bottom of what''s stopping companies from measuring learning today. Based on the discussion ignited in this LinkedIn forum, the primary obstacle is mindset.

World Stoos Day

Jay Cross

The Stoos Network on LinkedIn. His book Management 3.0 Discovery: model—loose ends, loose means: e.g. Google, change the world. I enjoyed reading Julian’s book. WHOOPS. I hit the SAVE button prematurely. This ia a post in progress.


Jay Cross

It’s a both a discipline and a living book. of the book is out now. I made a contribution on Peeragogy in the corporation for an early version of the book two years ago that presaged some of the current buzz about learning ecosystems. The workplace is an open-book exam.

What Makes a Social Network Valuable?

Kevin Wheeler

I have over 10 million first, second and third degree connections in LinkedIn and I get almost no value from that network, per se. Networks are collections – collections made of people rather than books or stamps. Next post: Workforce Planning and the CEO Popular Posts The New Television: How the iPad Changes Everything The Autumn of Silicon Valley Changing Nature of Work: The Labor Recession Will Outlast the Economic Recession Which Century is Your Organization In?

Some new ways to look at infrastructure

Doc Searls

The top dog in this pack (at least for me) is Brett Frischmann , the Villanova Law professor whose book Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources (Oxford, 2013) anchors the small and still young canon of work on the topic. When these things change, men change.”

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

In a 2012 study conducted and sponsored by Domo and, the researchers found that 70 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs had no social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Google Plus. It’s not happening enough, and it needs to change.

Advanced Praise or "Blurbs" for Scaling Up Excellence

Bob Sutton

About a month ago, Huggy Rao, our editor Roger Scholl, and I wrapped up the process of collecting advanced praise, or "blurbs" as they call them in the book business, for Scaling Up Excellence.   First, it is rather odd to ask someone to praise your book

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. And if you look into recent examples of wrong-doings by Facebook, Twitter or even LinkedIn that we have seen all over the place we may be starting to think that we are all in big trouble.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

At the time I’m writing this we already have got 16 different episodes now in the books that we host every two weeks where we are trying to change the world to transition from #toomuchemail to #lessemail to #noemail altogether.

Learning in 2024 #LRN2024

Clark Quinn

The twitter chat had a series of questions, so I’ll address them here (with a caveat that our learning really hasn’t changed, our wetware hasn’t evolved in the past decade and won’t again in the next; our support of learning is what I’m referring to here): 1. How has learning changed in the last 10 years (from the perspective of the learner)? What is the most significant change technology has made to organizational learning in the past decade?

A sense of bewronging

Doc Searls

I have 480 contacts on Linkedin , most of which I know about as well as my contacts on Facebook. I see that Linkedin now also has updates on the Twitter model (and via Twitter). I could spend similar sums of time doing the same on Linkedin, Flickr and other services.

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” is getting a lot of good feedback as people read and apply the ideas in the book. In the book, we avoid talking about specific tools because they change so fast and new ones appear almost daily.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Convergence of educational institutions to the supply chain of corporate training will change the supplier landscape. But the opportunity is clear - create additional value on top of the text books and you will be a winner in the world of electronic text books.

The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist

Luis Suarez

The title of the article / book chapter is “ The Humanity of the Web: Reflections of a Social Computing Evangelist ” and you would be able to find it as well over here. The Internet changed my life 17 years ago, and my relationship with it is still going strong.

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth Kanter

They are passionate about your organization and social change, and will talk about it to anyone who will listen. The basics of LinkedIn,Twitter, Facebook. Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

Recruit Through LinkedIn: On LinkedIn profiles, members can “signal” their interest in skilled volunteering for a nonprofit. Leap of Reason Books (Free download).

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The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

I started reading his books in my early teenage years and many of the ideas in them have stuck. There’s plenty of evidence beyond the anecdotal to support the fact that formal learning activity is not a good indicator of behaviour change (‘real learning’).

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

That was the call for blog posts. I received a rich selection covering this topic – from changing mindsets, new tool sets, and lots of tips on how to manage your social media, email, and work flow. Her book provides tips on how to do this more effectively.

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Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

And, those who wanted to make money would head to Wall Street. That’s changed. And the sector is getting better at measuring social change and that there has been a lot of progress in the way the sector measures and reports on big social change outcomes.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd and How To Find Them!

Beth Kanter

Yesterday, KD Paine and I delivered an NTEN Webinar on measurement based on the ideas in our new book ” Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World.”

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Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

If they don’t believe this, no amount of ROI proof is likely to change their minds. They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information. It has also made it possible to catalogue all sorts of things: videos, movies, books, reports, letter, memos, drawings, and so forth which can be tapped to provide the information and learning needed to achieve a goal.