Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Zapposdirectly engages with its customers on Twitter, fostering higher levels of two-way trust. PDL – Personal Directed Learning: from Clockwork & Predictable to Complexity & Surprising.
Innovation in open online courses
OCTOBER 7, 2014
This is a short overview of the innovations that we want to explore during the course. The innovations build heavily on community and network approaches that I and others (Stephen Downes, David Wiley, Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Dave Cormier) have used in previous open courses. As such, learners will be encouraged to participate in roughly any space they would like: blogs, facebook, twitter, edX discussion forums, etc.
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
This semester I am teaching the innovation half of a course on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at NYU’s new Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us.
Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter
JULY 1, 2011
Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. Complexity, chaos and enterprise-architecture ~ by @tetradian – via @DavidGurteen [explores the under-represented Chaotic domain of Dave Snowden's Cynefin framework]. Seek out diversity in innovation efforts.
Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy
MARCH 12, 2014
It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. Examples include Skype, iTunes, the Kindle, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and smartphone apps like Google maps and Angry Birds. . They don’t create dilemmas for innovators; they trigger disasters.”.
Social Business in the Age of the Customer
OCTOBER 18, 2012
Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users. This puts business and government leaders at risk of being overcome by the tidal wave of rapid change and innovation spearheaded by knowledge-empowered customers, partners, and competitors.”.
Principles of Networked Unmanagement
OCTOBER 14, 2012
Cooperation in our work is needed so that we can continuously develop emergent practices demanded by increased complexity. That’s like being on Twitter with no followers and never getting “retweeted” You will be a lone node and of little value to the network. Cooperation.
Is management on the table?
FEBRUARY 26, 2012
As Umair Haque posted on Twitter back in November; “ Name a “working” institution. Managing for the future is a conceit of those in power and our institutions are based on the notion of being able to manage complex systems using mechanistic models. complexity InternetTime Work
MAY 3, 2010
I use Delicious to keep track of web resources and recently passed on, via Twitter, my social bookmarks tagged with complexity. A short explanation of the Cynefin framework (and video by Shawn Callahan ), by Ton Zijlstra : Over the years I’ve seen the number of issues companies and professionals are dealing with shift more and more to the complex realm. Complexity is where predictability is absent, and only in hindsight cause and effect are clear.
Adjusting to Life in a Hyperconnected World
APRIL 26, 2012
In the last few years, the explosive growth of smart mobile devices, cloud services and apps, broadband wireless networks, Twitter and Facebook have propelled us from a flat to a hyperconnected world. And, while Twitter, Facebook and texting are now commanding our attention, who knows what their usage and popularity will be five years from now. . Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World
OCTOBER 6, 2011
In the earlier book he never mentioned Facebook, Twitter, Cloud, LinkedIn, 4G or Skype. And none of us can predict when a new golden age of innovation will finally arrive leading to many new jobs and industries. Over the past few decades, the most prominent centers of entrepreneurship have been high-tech innovation hubs such as those in Silicon Valley and the Boston-Cambridge area.
In a complex society
DECEMBER 19, 2010
We only know each other through Twitter and it was a casual comment on Christian’s photo that initiated our meeting. The other thread was that management is the main barrier to fostering creative and innovative organizations.
The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy
JUNE 18, 2014
Microfinance platforms enable entrepreneurs and social innovators to raise money globally in ever-smaller amounts.”. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
195 posts about MOOCs
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Diana Kimball [twitter: dianakimball ] is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk on coding as a liberal art. MOOC on complexity JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia – Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. MOOC on complexity.
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
And, finally, the single one I feel would be the most threatened of them all: Twitter. I am a big fan of Twitter, as most folks know already. Silly Twitter API limits: One of the reasons why I keep following very very few people, as opposed to the ones I know I should / could follow.
Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary
JANUARY 6, 2012
Check out this blog post where he announced a while ago that he, too, would be moving off away from work email and still going strong at it, judging from his Twitter bio. As he recently announced over on Twitter: .
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
One wonders whether the Internet, blogging, Twitter, texting and micro-blogging, as in China’s case, has made participatory democracy and autocracy so participatory, and leaders so finely attuned to every nuance of public opinion, that they find it hard to make any big decision that requires sacrifice. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning
AUGUST 2, 2012
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.
Let The Next Adventure Begin – The With Whom (#CAWW)
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
In a now more than ever hyperconnected, networked and complex systems driven working environment I pretty soon came to the conclusion, as I went solo and independent, that my odds to make a bigger difference out there would have been more notorious by being part of a network of rather talented, passionate, engaged, inspiring and rather thought-provoking knowledge (Web) workers, with whom, if anything, you sense you aren’t anymore the smartest person in the room, the network is.
Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
conference on Twitter via its hashtag #e2conf , I noticed a strange phenomenon: most tweets werent about Enterprise 2.0, It is exactly the complex, close-to-business, dynamic "exception-handling" enterprises that do 11 November 2010 09:37 ScorpFromHell said.
Reflections from 2011 – Redefining Your Social Web Presence
DECEMBER 29, 2011
I do know and realise that plenty of them are far too complex to digest on a single read. Remember, it’s still part of my “Big Three”, along with IBM Connections and Twitter. .
The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life
AUGUST 31, 2011
Twitter. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing
Enabling Innovation Facing Global Dilemmas
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. The group decided to use Twitter for the first time and a few of us jumped in to help get the conversation online. Starting point: Innovate of die, Deutschland. paradoxolutions Squeezed between Dynamics & Complexity. key message this morning was that innovation must be based on uniqueness at all levels. Quote of the Week: bhsprincipal Patrick Larkin.
JANUARY 1, 2014
For example, even though I had worked online for over a decade, I did not really understand Twitter until I started using it regularly in 2008. They help us build trust to get things done, be productive and innovate. It is an understanding that relationships and networks are complex.
Are we in for perpetual innovation?
SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
Here’s a hypothesis that emerged when talking with Henry Copeland [twitter: hc ] about a panel at Web2.0 Or will we be constantly innovating the basic navigational systems of the Net? Or, will some systems become settled — say, search engines with text entry boxes (and their oral equivalent) and lists of results — while there is wild innovation in other areas?
Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Kick-off
NOVEMBER 17, 2008
George Siemens just moderated a discussion on complexity and strategy that raised deep questions in an accessible way. I’ll give periodic reports here for those who have yet to adapt to the Twitterization of events. As a co-host, I am hardly without bias, but I found this morning’s opening of the free Corporate Learning Trends event fantastic. In spite of some childish hacker-vandals and a few sound issues, each of the three sessions this morning worked.
IBM’s Client Experience Jam Is Now History
MARCH 17, 2013
My self-inflicted Twitter and Google Plus silence was supposed to end up last week as well, but didn’t. Something as exciting, as complex and as tough as changing our core values that have been guiding IBM over the course of the last few decades.
tensions of modern learning
JUNE 30, 2016
This is social learning, and it is a necessity when working in complex or chaotic environments. But complex problems usually cannot be solved alone. They understand the importance of tacit knowledge in solving complex problems.
and what do you do?
MAY 18, 2016
On Twitter, my current profile says: alternative business consultant & “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”. When my wife is asked what I do for a living, she usually responds that it’s best to ask me directly.
understanding our tools
DECEMBER 17, 2016
Email can be terse, while Twitter is short and lacks nuance. Facebook) destroys the ability for people and communities to develop real network era fluency, which is not good for society in the long run and may kill innovation and our collective ability to adapt.
Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change
OCTOBER 25, 2013
Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. His findings are complied in his tome, Diffusion of Innovations. COMPLEXITY. Oh dear Lord. The new experience.
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Tweet Here are some of the ideas and insights that were shared via Twitter this past week, just to show that what happens in Vegas, gets posted to the Web. Innovation is Not ‘Best Practice’ - via @hyponastic. Innovation is not about agreeing on things.
Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships
APRIL 8, 2014
Businesses are increasingly dependent on complex social interactions. Internally, work teams that need to share complex knowledge require tighter social bonds. Blogs and wikis, and later tools like Twitter, were created to “scratch the itch” of new organizational models.
My Top 10 Reasons Why I Bought an iPad 2
MAY 10, 2011
If you have been following me on Twitter for a little while now, you would probably know by now how much in love I am with my new shiny iPad 2 that I bought in Madrid almost a month ago, after having tried in multiple places.
The Seek > Sense > Share Framework
FEBRUARY 10, 2014
The multiple pieces of information that we capture and share can increase the frequency of serendipitous connections, especially across organizations and disciplines where real innovation happens. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds.
Culture or Cultures?
JANUARY 25, 2017
A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. There is a clear value proposition about having a culture that supports innovation, and identifiable components. Abandoning the effort because culture is complex seems a missed opportunity. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it.
Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset
APRIL 29, 2015
and gets reposted to my Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds. Research shows that work teams that need to share complex knowledge need tighter social bonds. Social networks, on the other hand, encourage diversity and can sow the seeds of innovation.
PKM in 2013
JANUARY 27, 2013
Innovation. Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book of Innovation , identifies four skills exhibited by innovators: Observing; Questioning; Experimenting; Networking. It is quite likely that innovation in organizations can be improved with individuals practising PKM.
MOOCs are really a platform
JULY 25, 2012
Numerous opportunities exist for the development of an ecosystem for specialized functionality in the same way that Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter created an ecosystem for app innovation.
Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves
JANUARY 29, 2008
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? Innovations in big wave surfing Surfing has a long and distinguished history.