Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ But today, in 2013, I want to discuss a new weapon — a weapon of class destruction — and that weapon is social.

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#C2Xmas Day 7 – Chef2Chef Online Cooking Class

Jane Hart

CHEF2CHEF ONLINE COOKING CLASS. Day 7 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here . Written by professional chefs, each lesson features up-to-date culinary tips and advice, not to mention tasty recipes. Topics include basic cooking techniques, seafood, meat and vegetable preparation, wine, and more. To get started, choose a culinary topic. Each week-long series features 5 manageable daily lessons. Each lesson is wholly independent, so feel free to jump around.

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The next middle class

Harold Jarche

Jaron Lanier in You Are Not a Gadget , wrote: The people who are perhaps the most screwed by open culture are the middle classes of intellectual and cultural creation. They used to live off the trickle down effects of the old system, and like the middle class at large, they are precious.

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Dear Mister Dylan Benson, you are the Definition of Class

Dan Pontefract

Dear Dylan (aka Mister Benson), You are the definition of class. But you are the definition of class. But you are the definition of class. You are the definition of class.

Class 270

Meet the class of 2015

Jane Hart

“Today’s incoming college freshmen represent a generation of highly-connected, tech and marketing-savvy youth who expect brands to work harder than ever. Knowing who they are and how they use technology and social media is critical to your brand’s success.

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Berkman Fellows Class

David Weinberger

This year, we’re trying an experiment: We’re treating Fellows Hour as a class, led by Fellows, on some aspect of their research that fits under the rubric of “Net Exceptionalism.&# Every week, the Berkman Fellows who are in town meet for an hour to talk about whatever. We’re blogging the sessions. The first two were really great.

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The class of 77%

Mind Hacks

A study just published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has found that only 23% of the population are without symptoms of personality disorder.

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[aspen] Robert Putnam on the growing class gap

David Weinberger

We’ve also become a more class-segregated society, even as we’ve become less segregated by race and religion. Class segregation is increasing by residence, education, organization, and marriage; i.e., it’s less likely you’ll marry outside of your class. There’s also been a fraying of family and social bonds within the working class. He will show us robust patterns in multiple data sources, focusing only on class differences.

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Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers

Beth Kanter

I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. My master class here in San Francisco will be video taped and shared in other cities by a local facilitator using a lesson plan that I have developed.

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My Organizational Behavior Class: The Current Iteration

Bob Sutton

The first time I taught an introductory organizational behavior class was in 1980 or 1981.  I had no teaching experience (except for one guest lecture I had given to a large undergrad class -- it was terrible; harried and dull). Yet that didn't stop the the Michigan Business School from giving me the chance to teach the class to some 60 students.   I have taught various versions of the class perhaps 35 times by now, and in some ways it remains the same.

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Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A group, in other words, is like a school, a school of thought or a school of fish or a class, a class of entity, a class of animals, a class in a genus and a species. A class act is kind of a group.

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Local Lectures vs. First Class Lectures

Tony Karrer

This is a topic that I've been wondering about for a while and Donald Clark hits on it in his post : Professor Lewin - "It sounds arrogant, I know, but it's better to see a first class lecture on video than a mediocre one in the flesh." It gets thorny really quick, but there's no questioning: It's better to see a first class lecture on video than a mediocre one in the flesh

Class 100

Harvard Extension Class in Second Life

Tony Karrer

Found this on Joho the Blog - but you almost have to go visit the class description just to see that - yeah that's Harvard Law and yep, they are using Second Life for real

Class 100

Six Ways the Rich Are Waging a Class War Against the Poor

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But it ultimately gets at six of the ways the rich are waging a class war against the poor. The article is wordy and a a bit too specific, in a misleading way. Here's my clearer, more pointed (and more international) list: 1. Attacking the Vote It's not just about depicting voter registration as "unAmerican".

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First class in the mile high therapy club

Mind Hacks

Vanity Fair has a great article that charts the very early days of LSD. Before the drug became a symbol of hippy psychedelia, it was used by a select group of psychiatrists to facilitate 'LSD psychotherapy' and became popular among the Hollywood set of the 1950s. To understand why LSD had such a grip on the American psychiatrists who had access to it, it's useful to know some background about how psychiatry pictured the human mind in the mid-20th century.

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"Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns" (Forbes)

Mark Oehlert

I'm reading this article by Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn and Curtis Johnson in Forbes drawn from their book and they are saying some good things. "

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Pencil as Power Tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Pencil as Power Tool A few years ago, I took a five-day drawing class in New York City that changed my life. I entered the class a complete ignoramus on matters visual. Dan, I came across the class reference in your book, got curious and took that class myself last summer.

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Harold Jarche » T&D Learning in 2020

Harold Jarche

I find now that people are so busy that taking time to sit in a class or at a computer station to take some classes is only a preferred option when it is needed and no other alternative exists.

Class 158

Plays Well With Others

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Plays Well With Others by Kevin Wheeler on February 24, 2010 When you were in elementary school I bet you received a report card with a section that indicated how well you played with the other kids in your class. Some corporations are now offering classes in collaboration and slowly the focus is on how to create synergy between departments and people.

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The Art of Community Building: Two Views

Andy McAfee

When they visit I always make sure to position myself near the door right after class so that I can soak up all the compliments; students say “Thanks, great class&# to me as they leave, even though I didn’t do anything except get Don and Sean to show up. Don was talking to one of my ex-military students after class. According to her, Sean and Don's presence in the class made the course memorable.

11 Books Every Leader Should Read - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Now that Stanford is on break and my classes are over, I have been taking a little time for reflection.    I have been using this in class at Stanford for over 20 years, and I have had dozens of students say to me years later "I don't remember much else about the class, but I still use and think about that Cialdini book." Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search.

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The Good and Bad Kinds of Crowds

Andy McAfee

ish experiments in my MBA Class Managing in the Information Age. Second, I let them form their own online crowd during a single class. I use an Excel-based random cold call generator in class and my students absolutely hate it, so they had ample incentive to fill out an entry within the ESPN group I set up. So I told them that class on the 20th would be an exception to HBS’s standard ‘screens down’ policy (i.e.

Class 100

The Good and Bad Kinds of Crowds

Andy McAfee

ish experiments in my MBA Class Managing in the Information Age. Second, I let them form their own online crowd during a single class. I use an Excel-based random cold call generator in class and my students absolutely hate it, so they had ample incentive to fill out an entry within the ESPN group I set up. So I told them that class on the 20th would be an exception to HBS’s standard ‘screens down’ policy (i.e.

Class 100

On Walking out of the Classroom

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet On Walking out of the Classroom by Andrew McAfee on April 24, 2009 My MBA class finished today, and the end of the semester is, as always, marked by a sense of relief. is constantly in the background during teaching semesters, and it’s a blessing when it evaporates after the last class.

Class 100

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

One suggestion – don’t wait for a class to learn how to blog.

Class 130

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Creativity, Innovation and Design

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As you can imagine, in such a world-class institution there are quite a number of exciting projects going on. Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter

Mark Oehlert

Harold recently blogged about seeing a presentation by Richard Florida - author of Rise of the Creative Class , Flight of the Creative Class and Who Is Your City ? " ([link] So I kind of have to disagree with your point that location matters less to the information class.

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Internet Time Blog » An email of complaint sent to Air India

Jay Cross

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Internet Time Blog » Future of the university

Jay Cross

Class 90

Internet Time Blog » More Kindling

Jay Cross

Internet Time Blog » Unclued

Jay Cross

Harold Jarche » Academic Upstarts

Harold Jarche

Class 116

Harold Jarche » Homework is the result of poor time management

Harold Jarche

Class 122

Harold Jarche » Who’s your city, Canada?

Harold Jarche

Class 100

Book Review: Friend of a Friend

Dan Pontefract

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Network. It can be such a loaded and overbearing term. On the one hand, it’s a noun. Among other definitions, it can denote a group.

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How long does it take to learn a language?

Jane Hart

Well it depends on a lot of factors, but if you are an English speaker, this infographic (from Voxy) shows the easiest and most difficult languages to pick up and the number of weeks and class hours to do so (according to data from the Foreign Service Institute of the US Dept of State).

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Harold Jarche » Entrepreneurship for students

Harold Jarche

Class 100

Google course finale — a certificate!

Jay Cross

Mid-class assessment score: 90% Post-class assessment score: 74% You can print out the attached certificate and hang it on your wall. We hope you enjoyed the class! This just received from Google… Congratulations!

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Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning

Jay Cross

Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable career-building classes as well as extracurriculars like kickboxing and social skills for engineers. See on Scoop.it – Informal & Experiential Learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): " Visual Thinking, Imagery, and the Brain" (Eide Neurolearning Blog)

Mark Oehlert

One Way For-Profit Education Providers Undermine Public Education

Nine Shift

It appears, and correct me if I am wrong, that Cengage, the parent company of both Ed2Go and Gale, is offering Ed2Go classes to library patrons free while colleges and universities are charging money for the very same classes. The move to offer classes for free under the Gale name gained national steam just in the last few months. The library pays an annual fee to Cengage for the classes to be free for their library patrons. .

70:20:10 - It’s not about the numbers, it’s all about change

Charles Jennings

During the past 6 weeks I’ve had the pleasure of working with representatives from more than 60 organisations in a series of master classes identifyingRemembering Prof. Allan Tough (died 27 April 2012 aged 76 years) – a great man, a pioneer researcher into self-directed learning, a futurist, and author. Allen’s research was fundamental to 70:20:10 thinking.

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A Shared Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly

Dan Pontefract

Dear Minister Joly, We are Canada’s musicians, songwriters, composers, music producers, authors, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors and visual artists – a creative class of artists and entrepreneurs that has defined this country.

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