Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!

Dave Snowden

There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. SenseMaker® is a highly innovative technique to gain insights and support decisions in complex spaces. Having learned from their failures and successes they have worked out a design approach that aims to build an effective sensemaking environment that engage stakeholders on all levels emphasising the different approach SenseMaker® takes.

Amsterdam Two-Day SenseMaker® Design: Only a week left to take advantage of Early Bird Discount!

Dave Snowden

There are still seats available at the Two Day SenseMaker® Design course in Amsterdam held over 16-17 September 2014. SenseMaker® is a highly innovative technique to gain insights and support decisions in complex spaces. Having learned from their failures and successes they have worked out a design approach that aims to build an effective sensemaking environment that engage stakeholders on all levels emphasising the different approach SenseMaker® takes.

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Managing Design Projects Has International Draw

Adaptive Path

Last month we announced Managing Design Projects , a ‘grassroots’ Adaptive Path conference, coming up on February 5th 2009. We’re thrilled to create this new community of people that help make design work happen behind the scenes. He is not only author of Myths of Innovation , and Making Things Happen , but a kick-ass speaker with great stories from his experience managing projects at Microsoft.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Working with Complex Problems

Dave Snowden

innovation. Book now for the Early Bird discount, saving US$135. Designing Safe-to-Fail experiments. Discounts. As on all our courses, there are discounts for groups attending the courses (book three people and a fourth can attend free), for academics, NGOs and Premium Cognitive Edge network members. Contact Lisa at training@cognitive-edge.com for more details and discount codes.

The 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a panel on Working with the CEO and the Board, one of the speakers observed that embracing disruptive technologies is no longer a matter of Hope versus Fear , - the hope to innovate versus the fear of being left behind. Every year, the MIT CIO Sloan Symposium gives out a CIO Leadership Award to honor CIOs “who lead their organizations by delivering business value and innovative use of IT in exceptional ways.” On May 21 I attended the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

Out first retreat of 2018 explored the general area of design and innovation. The theme of design was always there from the intiail conception, but the increasing comodisation of design into the linera process of much design thinking creating a context for the programme.

Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People

Luis Suarez

“[…] The race to the top is focused on design and respect and dignity and guts and innovation and sustainability and yes, generosity when it might be easier to be selfish. “[…] They [Corporations] bet on short memories and the healing power of marketing dollars, commercials and discounts. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Life Social Enterprise

Come experience Crowd Business Models Summit in San Francisco on October 22

Trends in the Living Networks

My book Getting Results From Crowds was designed as a highly practical overview of how to create value using crowdsourcing. The primary intention of the event is to help entrepreneurs as well as larger organizations to successfully design and implement business models based on crowds. Speakers include: - Byron Reese , Chief Innovation Officer, Demand Media.

Grow your business faster! Crowdsourcing and Crowd Business Models workshops in Sydney

Trends in the Living Networks

The afternoon session on Crowd Business Models will delve into how to design and implement successful business models based on crowds and crowdsourcing. This is intended primarily for entrepreneurs and corporate innovation executives. The event is co-organized by NSW Business Chamber , which is offering discounts to its members.

What Is To Be Done? (Part 1)

John Hagel

I’m going to explore three elements of this path – passion, institutional innovation and narrative – that will have to come together if we are to successfully navigate the Big Shift and harness the opportunity it creates.   We’ll begin to be more motivated by perceived rewards and discount the perceived risks along the way. My last post on The Dark Side of Technology definitely seems to have hit a responsive chord.

Why you need to go to VizThink 09

Dave Gray

The community was formed in recognition of a broad and emerging trend that offers a new path to innovation in business thinking. VizThink is about innovation: The connective power of visualization is one of the reasons you'll find visual thinking at the core of innovation and discovery.

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London Calling!

Dave Gray

On July 9th, from 4pm-9pm, I will be leading a workshop called Thinking visually to tackle business challenges: A creative and innovative approach to problem solving. Statistical surveys have shown that design and visualisation have averifiable impact on business performance.

2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

We designed the course over four days with a much clearer division of content. It covers the basics of complexity theory from a human systems perspective and includes things like safe-to-fail intervention design, resilience and what you can actually manage if the situation is complex. Moving into the third day we start to focus on organisational design, cultural change and knowledge management (although I prefer to call that Decision Support).

Fantastic insights on the inspiring future of crowd business models

Trends in the Living Networks

BYRON REESE is EVP of Innovation at Demand Media , having joined the company when his company PageWise, including its subsidiary Expert Village, was acquired by Demand Media. David looks at it from a design perspective, in identifying the key issues and finding elegant and responsible solutions. Use FRIENDS25 for a 25% discount! I have just had my mind blown.

Idea management requires shared power

Harold Jarche

Convening is the skill and practice of bringing groups together to develop understanding of complex issues, create new knowledge and spur innovation. It is about: • designing meetings as conversations rather than presentations. Organizational members also have a role in transparency, that is, to be open about what is happening at their level, rather than hiding or discounting bad news to appease management – to bring the best available knowledge to bear on organizational issues.

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. million enrollments in a shorted masters program at a discounted price. I missed the first talk: I have put in some tweets. A full summary of the last two talks is below.

Workscaping, part 3 of n

Jay Cross

I got through by doing discounted cash now with a slide rule. Instructional designers once only designed instruction. This requires innovation, a new way of doing things. Sources of knowhow.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company had already told him that brainpower has become the engine of innovation. increase the level of innovation. Several vendors of social network suites have offered us incredibly deep discounts if we make up our minds in the next two days. Google designs its apps for mobile before porting them to PCs. How will you take advantage of your in-house social network?

The 12 key elements of iPad media strategy

Trends in the Living Networks

It is free for PANPA members and very inexpensive for others, including discounts for members of industry partners, so if you’re in Sydney I hope to see you there. Design and navigation. In some cases new or reallocated staff may be required, usually with design experience.

How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract

While IBM’s share price soars, as the top managers and big investors extract cash from it in a weird kind of reverse-Ponzi-scheme, IBM steadily becomes an increasingly unproductive shell, a mere shadow of its once truly-innovative self. B Corps, however, just might provide a little levity if not innovation to curbing this financial only fallacy of shareholder return myopia once and for all.

The future of retail: the rise of omnichannel marketing and sales

Trends in the Living Networks

The article’s author Darrell Rigby, head of Bain & Co’s Global Retail and Global Innovation practices, points to four factors that are holding back retailers from change: * Retailers were burned by e-commerce hype during the dot-com bubble. Conventional retailers haven’t had great experiences with breakthrough innovation. The design specifications of omnichannel retailing are growing clearer by the day.

Business Empathy: 6 questions to connect experience with strategy

Adaptive Path

It’s sad to say, but even the most usable, sexy, or innovative design work won’t succeed if it doesn’t fit within the greater business strategy of the organization. People, process, product, financial, innovation? But by answering them, a team can end up much smarter about the business that they’re designing solutions for. The difference in design results from this insight can be profound. Use RNSB as your discount code and get 15% off!).

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Yet they generally spend little if any time assessing and managing these networks — a mistake with substantial implications for innovation and performance. Rather, what’s required is a more nuanced and strategic view of collaboration on the part of leaders as designers of their organization.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Yet they generally spend little if any time assessing and managing these networks — a mistake with substantial implications for innovation and performance. Rather, what’s required is a more nuanced and strategic view of collaboration on the part of leaders as designers of their organization.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Blockages come from unsupportive superiors, a risk-aversive culture stifling innovation, a need for taking of credit by management, a lack of diversity of opinion and thought amongst staff, and simply the inertia of large organizations. Blockages to Innovation and Learning.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

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?

Notes from Centre Jacques Cartier seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Fees discount an additional 50% reductoion 8. badges - challenge: how it can be superior to traditional higher education - problems created by the ex[pansion of the term ''open'' - rapid innovation, less bureaucracy - but - no quality assurance, contrecoup - a ''quality platform'' for post-traditional higher ed - How to exit the maze - put learning at the heart of institutions - MOOCs with badges and REL - a method for recognizing quality Questions - ''open'' - George - Courseras, etc. -

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When was the last time you received a love poem from your car.

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). How to deliver innovation overnight → Get a Trackback link. ” On the other side of the postcard is a discount to come in for my next oil change. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H. Pink is the author of four provocative bestselling books about the changing world of work.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Technology appears to have been designed for the user Technology appears to have been designed for someone other than the user — the developer, the boss, a lawyer, etc. Interesting post Andrew, especially the analogy of architecture 'usability' I recall being amazed when I was first exposed to ideas that building and urban design can have an impact on social issues like crime and health. lies in the increases in productivity, innovation and enjoyment it enables.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Re-inventing the Corporate Research Lab

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. The idea is to cream the profitable business off the top, and leave the competition with the deep-discount stuff.

The Diminishment of Don Draper

Andy McAfee

When I reflect on how I’ve seen strategy, marketing, planning, and product design decisions made at large organizations, I see a lot of the stuff listed above. The packaging for a new line of eco-friendly copier paper, for example, is a combination of colors, logos, other design elements, descriptive words, and a few other important features. Each was shown a screen of three possible packaging designs and asked to select their favorite.

Dan Heath: Thinking About "Feelings" Not "Rationality" Provokes.

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. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

Social Media Integrated Campaign Case Study Slam: SSIR Social Media on Purpose Conference

Beth Kanter

Last week, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating the ultimate social media practitioner panel at the Social Media on Purpose Conference hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review. Social Innovation (@SocInnovators) May 22, 2014. “The key is working with a good designer.”

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Blockages come from unsupportive superiors, a risk-aversive culture stifling innovation, a need for taking of credit by management, a lack of diversity of opinion and thought amongst staff, and simply the inertia of large organizations. networking-furthering careers, innovation, collaboration.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Blockages come from unsupportive superiors, a risk-aversive culture stifling innovation, a need for taking of credit by management, a lack of diversity of opinion and thought amongst staff, and simply the inertia of large organizations. networking-furthering careers, innovation, collaboration.

Ig Nobel Prize Winner: If The Peter Principle is Right, Then.

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. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction.

The case against passion | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Design (52). Design (52). September : What can a high school algebra class teach you about innovation? I have lots of interests, so to follow one passion makes me feel like I have to discount all of those other interests and I don’t want to. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko. Daniel H.

The Monkeysphere Ideology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We even have bits of monkey brain specifically designed for that purpose. This ought to be the end of statistical education, the end of the idea that students are not mere caricatures, the end of the idea that educational innovation that satisfies the needs of the many, or the needs of society, or the needs of business or the rich, can be accomplished by the sacrifice of even one person. Goodness knows, I don't want to cite Cracked as my source. My brother liked Cracked.

From the Kids’ Table to the Adults’ Table: Taking Relationships Seriously in a World of Networks

Beth Kanter

One of the themes that bubbled up in our conversation was the relationship between a start up and a VC funder which has many parallels to the relationship between philanthropic funders and nonprofits. One the points that Eric made about this was that nonprofits should change what they promise to funders when asking for funding for innovative programs. We discount the value of future costs and benefits in public and organizational decision-making in favor of those closer to hand.

Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

Matthew goes on… Still, Joshua Kauffman, a personal data consultant and researcher at Harvard Graduate School of Design who studies how data collection practices can be turned to positive societal ends, says any Searls-type approach would require intermediaries, which could allay some of these misgivings or misconceptions. But are today’s popular Internet properties going to be paralyzed by a terminal case of Innovator’s Dilemma while that happens?

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A Cluetrain talk turns 10

Doc Searls

Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel and esteemed for its acoustics, it was the most flattering jewell box into which the stone of my rough self has ever been placed as a speaker. I figure he had 100 theses, but then decided more people would buy it if he knocked off 5 theses and offered 95 as a discount. Recently I’ve been talking with an executive with Coca-Cola who has the unlikely title of Chief Innovation Officer.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Kindle: Tom Crawford Executes a Perfect Double Rebuttal with a Twist

Mark Oehlert

Tom argues that there are two operant biz models, sell the device at a loss and make money off the books or discount the books and pop people for the cost+profit on the device.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The assumptions behind such understandings are that technology drives educational change, and that there is generally a direct and one-way relationship between technical innovation and educational transition. One example is research which understands technological innovations as being "disseminated" throughout a population (often the faculty at a university, as it happens; e.g. Mahony & Wozniak, 2005 ; Bull et al, 2002 ; Garofoli & Woodell, 2003 ; PT3 2002 ).