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The Legend of Apple and Xerox PARC and the Truth About Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of his choices this year is a New Yorker article by bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell - Creation Myth: Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation. He uses Steve Jobs’ legendary 1979 visit to Xerox PARC as the springboard for his reflections on the nature of revolutionary innovations. In the 1970s, PARC was the mecca for innovation in computing. But, did they actually steal the design for the Lisa and the Macintosh from Xerox, the legend implies?

Do you want to DO design thinking? Start with the d.School's.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

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

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups). tools and approaches and community and instructional design. Strong emphasis on the design, deployment and evaluation of productive online interaction spaces. Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups. Please keep me posted about your next Online Facilitation Course and sign me in to buy a copy of Digital Habitats.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events.

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From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having experimental AVs coursing through public roads in Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh and Phoenix is concrete evidence that our smart machines are achieving human-like intelligence, raising a number of important questions: how long before AVs are all around us?;

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The Better By Design Summit: Cool Things I Heard in New Zealand.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

“Shoezam” app mimics Shazam to image, identify, and replicate shoes on the street

Ross Dawson

This morning I attended the Innovation Bay breakfast on Where to for retail now? Michael Fox , founder of the highly innovative and successful Shoes of Prey , spoke about some of what they envisage for the future of retail. Of course there is a major difference to Shazam.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy. To be successful, AI innovations will need to overcome understandable human fears of being marginalized.

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From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having experimental AVs coursing through public roads in Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh and Phoenix is concrete evidence that our smart machines are achieving human-like intelligence, raising a number of important questions: how long before AVs are all around us?; Moreover, safety is the highest design priority for AVs, because to succeed they will have to be almost infallible. Policymakers must ensure that AVs arrive safely and smoothly without inhibiting innovation.

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Is It Sometimes Rational to Select Leaders Randomly? A Cool Old.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decision making , - how individuals, groups and organizations go about selecting a course of action among several alternative scenarios, - has long been a subject of study.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Misconceptions About China

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Now, of course, there is a political entity known as China. Innovation?

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Leadership’s #1 Challenge: Transforming Management

Steve Denning

Leaders focus on vision, buy-in, motivation, culture, and people. Of course management is important. They dispirit workers, cripple innovation and frustrate customers. It’s all about cool, innovative and serious fun.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Leadership and Management Skills in the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. In this course, I will examine how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry. What companies generally want from MBA programs are graduates with people-oriented skills who are good at leadership, communication and innovation.

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Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

2016 – The Year I Went Mobile Only with My iPad Pro

Luis Suarez

I just didn’t buy the iPad Pro alone, by the way. From my user experience with other iPad models in the recent past, I knew I’d need to buy the Smart Keyboard , so I did purchase one. Of course, it doesn’t, it’s a laptop!

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Because over the course of the last few months I have started to notice something that I never thought I would find possible, at least, not this soon. Of co-shared responsibility for one another, to help each other, to connect, collaborate and innovate together.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – Mophie, Gum Max and Logitech

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last couple of years I seem to have developed a bit of an addiction with regards to accessories for both of these types of devices, but things seem to have calmed lately now that I feel I may have found just what I wanted: Mophie , Gum Max and Logitech.

What's Right About Being Wrong: A Sweet Little Essay by Larry.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

Go straight to the finish line

Jay Cross

E-learning today appears to be mostly about delivering assessments and designs, testing, personalization, scenarios, and tutorials. Should we lament that the habits identified in this study are not much different in 2009 than they were in 1989 (although, of course, enabled by technology)?

Harnessing Ignorance to Spark Creativity - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Skills for the 21st Century - Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. That is why the Innovation Lecture Series: Engineering Systems Solutions to Real World Challenges was organized.

Skills 130

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Too much control and you will miss the innovation and inventiveness that is a core benefit of social media.

The Croatian No Asshole Cover: One of the Most Funny - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

DGlow: Asked the question yesterday- traditional design has ADDIE and other models. Jeanne Farrington: How about design? Moderator (Clark Quinn): there'll be a role for design, context is critical. Bob MacKie: It's not a question of design tools.

The Power of Observing and Talking to Real Humans - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

Stanford Magazine Story on the d.School: David Kelley as Founder.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

Should Knowledge Workers have E2.0 Ratings, Part 3

Andy McAfee

Many of the comments I received relate to the eternal debate over optimal incentive design, and whether it’s desirable (or even possible) to measure and reward effort vs. activities vs. outcomes. Why not measure instead what we’re really interested in – innovativeness, productivity, service levels, etc.? helps with innovation, productivity, service, etc. tools, but I’m not sure I buy that activity does correspond to value.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They are however designed to be standalone talks as well so hopefully you will not be as unfulfilled after the talk as you might be afraid of being. She challenges the concept of the Massive Open Online Course by asking, "What is the problem that MOOCs appear to have solved?"

WCOL Opening plenary - Wednesday

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

link] Randy Best Perspectives on Innovative Learning We are an industry in transition - transition to what? The next generation will be designed specifically for digital delivery, and break down how we study into a less linear market. to deliver specific courses. Response - about 1/4 of the people who start do the majority, about 20 percent complete the course. Courses are totally online. I missed the first talk: I have put in some tweets.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From my perspective, the main reasons for the desperation are 1) stagnated support for basic research, 2) attempts to force innovation by ineffective and obstructive industry co-funding requirements, and 3) futile efforts to predict the areas in which breakthroughs will occur." These things drive innovation at home and create a sense of pride and unity." Tanya Roussy says we should stop trying to buy talent and instead try to develop it. " The answer is design.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Pundits made sweeping statements about the courses, saying that they were the future of education or that colleges would become obsolete, said George Siemens, an author of the report who is also credited with helping to create what we now know as a MOOC. “It’s

Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

And if that wasn’t enough, rituals can also encourage innovation by reducing the fear of failure. Of course, a raise or bonus is nice, but it is the public acknowledge that helps builds community. Designing and Implementing Workplace Rituals.

The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

John Hagel

Most of us think of markets in conventional terms – it is about vendors seeking out customers and persuading them to buy more of their products and services. Of course, this overstates the plight of customers since the Internet and associated technology tools have already gone a long way toward empowering customers in their relationships with vendors.   We also need innovative new services and business models to harness and amplify the potential of the technology. 

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MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First, we can look for innovations in pedagogy, because of the work with such diverse participants. I think we’ll see innovations in the technology, eg., Maria: maybe one insight: now I think of SPOCs, small private online courses, how they made professors rethink things. Faculty are generating their own courses, but we have San Jose State using our course, etc. Question: In your courses, how can you ensure that a students'' work is their own?

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Innovating in the face of change. School is chock full of formal learning — courses, classes, and grades that obscure the fact that most learning at school is either self-directed or informal. Of course I forgot all that long ago. Think of a domain, say, chip designers.

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

Dan Pink

My pal Saul Kaplan is a self-confessed innovation junkie. He’s the founder and chief catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory in Providence and the proprietor of the most excellent annual conference of the same name. Engage them directly in the design of new business models.

Connectivism & Connected Knowledge

Jay Cross

But we (and I mean all course participants, not just Stephen and I) managed to explore what is possible online. Those that observed (or lurked as is the more common term), hopefully found value in the course as well. I am listening to George’s mid-course video message.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here. I''ve designed dozens of standards.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates

Mark Oehlert

I decided to download (Moviemaker) and buy the Digital Plus pack.so Of course that meant completely getting rid of all my Outlook state." e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox Can make even GMail Better | Main | SCORM 2.0

Best of Working Smarter Daily this year

Jay Cross

ABC: 10 reasons NOT to create a course and 10 other options . Of course Aaron was a legendary prodigy of a hacker in the sense of someone who can build anything out of anything. Do pupils buy them?

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