Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

Dan Pontefract

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 24, 2013 I sent a generic email to my entire LinkedIn network. As some of you might know, I recently published my first book. Excited doesn’t begin to describe how I feel about both the book and becoming a rookie published author.

My 1800+ LinkedIn Network Graphically Mapped

Dan Pontefract

When it first came out I thought the LinkedIn Labs feature known as “ InMaps ” was really cool. Here’s what 1800 LinkedIn contacts look like and their relationship to me and each other. Related Posts: Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

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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.

Me and Linkedin

Euen Semple

Chris Brogan blogged recently about his decision to close his Linkedin account. 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. This got me thinking, yet again, about whether I should do the same. .

Linkedin inviting people into my network without my permission?

Euen Semple

Linkedin has been acting very oddly recently. At one level this doesn''t matter, but if people who I don''t really know thought that I was spamming them through Linkedin, or even that I was desperately trying to increase my network, this could potentially reflect badly on me. When I mentioned this a while ago on Facebook and Linkedin a lot of people responded that thy too had experienced this problem.

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?

12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated

Bob Sutton

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating -- a list of “Books Every Leader Should Read” on this Work Matters blog since 2011. I just updated the list over at LinkedIn and have included it here as well. I lean toward books that have real substance beneath them.

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The Little Book of the Future: A Free Guide to Collaborative Learning

Jane Hart

“The Little Book of the Future is your free guide to the future of training and development. The free tools in this book support the connection, communication and collaboration of individuals, and the sharing of resources, ideas and experiences. Order your free copy here : Books

How do you sign an e-book? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. DANS BOOKS. How do you sign an e-book? It’s easy to ink a signature across the title page of a paper book. You look up your favorite book or author. Dan Pink. Contact.

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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! I love the photos that folks are sharing with their cats and dogs and the book. … Read More Books

A Whole Lotta Learning And Love

Dan Pontefract

While I have dearly missed my connections and network in various social channels, ironic as it has seemed to me, it has been a worthwhile experience fully checking out and focusing my efforts on book writing and reading. The next book? book personal clarity purpose

Enter to WIN a Free Signed Copy of Flat Army

Dan Pontefract

It’s been an absolute honour to receive emails, tweets, phone calls, texts and (can you believe it) face-to-face notices of congratulations, thanks and kudos about the book. book flat army Author Dan Pontefract with his much better half Denise Lamarche.

Getting Value from LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

For a person who I generally think is pretty smart Thomas Davenport (his book Thinking for a Living is generally quite good), I find him saying some pretty weak things. In his book he tells us basically that blogs have detracted from productivity, not increased it. Now Davenport is at it again with a post (on his blog no less - I guess he doesn't want to be productive himself) - LinkedIn Is Not a Social Network. In this post, he says: I've been on LinkedIn for several years.

3 equations that can change your life | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work. DANS BOOKS. Today, he’s out with his newest book, Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success , and it’s a gem. It is book cooking at it’s best.

I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn caused havoc as well. In LinkedIn, it’s easy; if I’ve met you (in person or virtually) instead of a business card, I want you in my LinkedIn list. If you clearly should have been a LinkedIn only acquaintance, I’m looking forward to seeing you over there.

seeking and sense-making

Harold Jarche

I read a lot of books and write reviews to share with others. I share some things on LinkedIn but use it mostly to loosely connect with others. How do you make sense of your work? Many of us subscribe to newspapers, magazines, web feeds, blogs, and other forms of push information.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

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. The articles in LinkedIn are occasionally of interest too, and it’s always an education to see who wants to link ;). It’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!)

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I Co-Wrote a Book. You’ll be Hearing About It…

Andy McAfee

All authors are contractually obligated to say the following, but that doesn’t make it less true: I’m really excited about this book. We’ll be doing a book tour in January and February, so I’ll send out alerts about where and when its events will be held.

A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

LinkedIn: Online social networks let us connect with many more people faster than ever. Also, if you need to reactivate a past contact or search for a new one, LinkedIn is invaluable. EverContact: My main address book is in my Gmail account. Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

network leadership = adapting to perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

— 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. Employers wanted to keep workers on-site when it made no sense.

the learning loop

Harold Jarche

I posted one of my models on LinkedIn this week and immediately received feedback that it was similar to the OODA Loop. I never really found the learning loop despite reading about 150 leadership books, plus Web research ).”

A Look Inside Letterman’s Staff Redefining Their Purpose After The Show Ended

Dan Pontefract

Walter Kim–Senior Video Writer/Producer at LinkedIn who put the documentary videos together, but who also spent over 20 years in New York working with Letterman as his digital creative director–has provided a bit of The Purpose Effect gold.

A ‘Field of Dreams’ Industry

Clark Quinn

LinkedIn has released their Workplace Learning report, and one aspect stood out: Only 8% of CEOS see biz impact of L&D, only 4% see ROI. This isn’t any better situation than the statistics I reported in my book calling for an L&D Revolution !

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: amazon.com via Beth on Pinterest.

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

Beth Kanter

Dave and I have something in common – Conan O’Brien made fun of our LinkedIn Profiles on his show. He talk shared examples that are in his book, “ Age of Context ,” a must-read for those of us in the nonprofit tech sector and beyond. Books Research Studies

on the net without a net

Harold Jarche

When LinkedIn advertises ex-McKinsey consultants available for $60 per hour, you know that it’s an obsolete business model. I am going to start working on my next book, which will be different from my perpetual beta series.

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Microsoft Word: My writing tool for longer posts, articles, and of course books, and writing is a powerful force for organizing my thoughts, and a great way to share them and get feedback. LinkedIn: I share thoughts there and track a few of the groups (not as thoroughly as I wish, of course). Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ).

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gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

How many books do you read? What they do not do is look for the rule book. Note: This post is a combination of 2 older posts and was originally published on LinkedIn but I moved it back to my blog due to technical issues with LinkedIn. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy.

Measuring Your Real Net Worth

John Hagel

I say this with some hesitation because that statement can conjure up images of transactional networking: how many business cards have you been able to collect or, in somewhat more modern terms, how large is your Facebook or LinkedIn network? Full disclosure: I wrote a book called Net Worth almost 20 years ago. Net worth is an important topic, but not in the way it’s usually discussed.

Let’s help Airbnb rebuild the bridge it just burned

Doc Searls

Airbnb users can earn a “Verified ID” badge on their profile by providing their online identity (via existing Airbnb reviews, LinkedIn, or Facebook) and matching it to offline ID documentation, such as confirming personal information or scanning a photo ID. Any Airbnb host can now require their prospective guests to obtain Verified IDs before booking. Should I choose to place strict requirements, I get more protection and probably fewer bookings.

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.

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 I enjoyed reading Julian’s book. WHOOPS. I hit the SAVE button prematurely. This ia a post in progress. Stoos (rhymes with close or dose ) is a village located in the municipality of Morschach.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

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. Here’s a preliminary description.

The Web changes business

Harold Jarche

Amazon – Books. LinkedIn – Recruiting. So you think the Web won’t change the business you’re in? Do you believe that education, training, and instructional design organizations will carry on with business-as-usual, as people keep paying for traditional courses ?

Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Dan Pontefract

There is a diagram floating around LinkedIn and Twitter that attempts to illustrate an individual’s true ‘purpose’ It’s amusing to me, because it’s short-sighted. Lafley My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two.

Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017

Clark Quinn

LinkedIn is another tool I use to see what’s happening (and occasionally engage in). This is where things like articles, chapters, and books come from. Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

I’ve been busy interviewing people who work for nonprofits for my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , with Aliza Sherman. Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang.

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?


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.

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