SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration

Ross Dawson

Mark has since founded the highly-regarded corporate accelerator 650Labs , which helps leading global corporates to drive innovation. They will bring intellectual property and energy to the event, to see how the exceptional network present can catalyse new cross-domain ideas and innovations. The intent is to create compelling cross-boundary ideas and innovation that could not have come from a single organisation.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. 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.

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Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. 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.

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. The article makes a compelling case for funders to focus on relationships rather than networks. Flickr Photo by Banana Custard.

Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Apple Pay embraced a number of industry standards, including NFC (near-field communications) for contact-less payments; secure element , a dedicated device chip; and network-based tokenization to protect sensitive financial data. In addition, Apple collaborated with the credit card networks, several banks and a number of merchants in the development and deployment of Apple Pay, as well as publishing the APIs so developers could embed Apple Pay services in their own apps. .

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company had already told him that brainpower has become the engine of innovation. increase the level of innovation.

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

Trends in the Living Networks

Speakers include: - Byron Reese , Chief Innovation Officer, Demand Media. If you’ve got this far, you deserve the discount code FRIENDS25 for a 25% discount, though the Summit in any case is just $125 full registration. Crowdsourcing Entrepreneurship Future of business Social networks UncategorizedMy book Getting Results From Crowds was designed as a highly practical overview of how to create value using crowdsourcing.

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

Dave Snowden

innovation. Book now for the Early Bird discount, saving US$135. 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.

Cognitive Edge announces training courses for 2016 – Cynefin and Sense-Making courses

Dave Snowden

These courses are recommended for anyone looking for innovative ways of developing their organisation, anyone dealing with complex changing problems and anyone tired of current frustrations and approaches that don’t bring anticipated results. Book now – Early Bird discount has been extended to 22nd June, with savings of up to £379. Book with Early Bird discount and save up to SGD590. Book with Early Bird discount and save up to $499. Discounts.

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Upcoming Cognitive Edge Courses in 2015

Dave Snowden

The initial tranche of courses will be run in Q1 2015 and we plan to accredit Network Members and associates to run these courses later in 2016 and beyond. • Shaping Innovation. Discounts. As in previous years, there are discounts for groups attending the courses, for Early Bird bookings and discounts for network members and premium network members. There's a change coming in the Cognitive Edge training courses.

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Racing to the Top Where Corporations Are People

Luis Suarez

But today I just want to highlight his, once again, brilliant insights around the area of Social Business and the Social Enterprise, because a couple of his recent blog posts have pretty much nailed it for yours truly on why social networking for business makes sense, business sense, that is. “[…] 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.

Tinkering and Playing with Knowledge

Nancy White

I love the idea of tinkering and find it central to the practice of stewarding technology for ourselves, our communities and networks. Brown talks about a networked world as an open source world that facilitates this tinkering. Users as Innovators. The fundamental assumption that users can do cool, worthwhile, inspiring, innovative things is a huge driver. John Thackara talks about user innovation wonderfully in his book In the Bubble.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

Lilia has written about it to help me, but now I need my network to help me sharpen my thinking. Triangulating for Success: a practitioner’s experience using external networks to leverage learning and outcomes within organizations and institutions. 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.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# It’s the network. If you block social media at work, they’ll take the ‘social media cigarette break’ and step outside with their phones (you can’t stop the signal), because they need their network to answer questions, share ideas, and more.

Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

Out first retreat of 2018 explored the general area of design and innovation. For anyone in the network who has been through the various foundations courses over the year we have a special bundled price for the Retreat and the Train the Trainer event so leave a comment with your email or contact us by the web site and we’ll let you have a discount code. It took place in Whistler with a great faculty and a lot of participation.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | 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… Nov 29 2009 Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking Published by Nancy White at 2:21 pm under collaboration , communities of practice , community , knowledge sharing , networks , non profits/ngos , reflection , social media , triangulation OK, I need your help. Only with our networks can we filter that flood.

Cynefin courses in 2015 - new thinking, practical exercises and great company

Dave Snowden

Learn how to create and manage situations and environments for enhanced innovation and knowledge flow. Day 3 covers: working with and disrupting cognitive bias, mapping knowledge flows in contrast with process, and stimulating social network creation and density. Early bird and bulk discounts are available - so bring your colleagues and book early. Cynefin, Complexity, Narrative and Sense-making in 2015.

The Dark Side of Technology

John Hagel

  These digital technologies are also increasing uncertainty – we are more and more vulnerable to extreme events, Taleb’s “black swans”, that come out of nowhere, gather enormous force very quickly through a global network of connections, and disrupt all of our carefully laid plans, our carefully compiled knowledge bases and our comfort levels. I’m going to disrupt the Silicon Valley script. You know the one. 

Why PKM?

Harold Jarche

To remain current in the network era, people must constantly improve their talents and focus on initiative and creativity. When you are only as good as your network, PKM becomes a necessity. It is a place to start thinking about networked learning, professional development, and staying current in the digital surround of the network era. The limitations of hierarchies are becoming obvious as more value is found in networks outside the organization.

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

John Hagel

Third, we’ve been dramatically supported along the way by technology innovation that has helped us to do more with less, culminating with recent decades of exponential digital technology performance improvement that shows no signs of slowing down. When we're gripped by fear, we have a natural human tendency to magnify perception of risk and discount perception of reward.

I do, but that’s not why I’m unsubscribing

Doc Searls

You are receiving this email because you are a member of the AO Network, or are included in the Jigsaw or Venture Source database. Receive event discounts and program updates to the events checked below: AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford—Meet the New Captains of Innovation. OnHollywood at USC – Where Innovation Disrupts Entertainment.

Idea management requires shared power

Harold Jarche

This post confirms, in my mind, the three principles of net work, or how work gets done in the network era. Convening is the skill and practice of bringing groups together to develop understanding of complex issues, create new knowledge and spur innovation. Nancy Dixon discusses The Three Eras of Knowledge Management , an excellent read on how lead organizations are using idea management.

2014 Education + Sydney ALERT

Dave Snowden

The domain models with their nine sub-domains are one of the big innovations of the last year (clip in opening picture) and are proving very useful in everything from strategic planning to pre-scrum processes within Agile methods for those from an IT background. This includes a revamped approach to decision mapping within organisations along with building and creating social networks. There are discounts if you have been before and want an update as well as for bulk bookings.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Shaping Strategies

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? In times of high uncertainty, we all have a natural tendency to discount rewards and magnify risk. The opportunity for aspiring shapers is to flip that risk/reward perception by magnifying perceptions of rewards and discounting perceptions of risk.

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

Trends in the Living Networks

The name reflects the fact that retailers will be able to interact with customers through countless channels—websites, physical stores, kiosks, direct mail and catalogs, call centers, social media, mobile devices, gaming consoles, televisions, networked appliances, home services, and more. Conventional retailers haven’t had great experiences with breakthrough innovation.

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

Trends in the Living Networks

Today I launch my 12 Themes for 2012, in conjunction with Future Exploration Network. Large companies, from Procter & Gamble and IBM down, are recognizing that even they need to go beyond their employees to innovate fast enough. Our privacy has been gradually eroding for years, as social networks mine and use our personal information, and marketers piece together the profusion of data they have gathered on who we are and how we buy.

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Workscaping, part 3 of n

Jay Cross

I got through by doing discounted cash now with a slide rule. If I have a good network of savvy colleagues, I can ask them for advice (“social search”). “I This requires innovation, a new way of doing things. Innovation is often the result of a mash-up of ideas, for example a rule of thumb from one discipline being applied in a new context. Sources of knowhow.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Trends in the Living Networks

The weightless economy based on innovation, media, and professional services will dominate growth. As organizations shift to networks, transcending workplaces, success will be driven by how well they can attract the most talented, those who can choose where, how, and why they work. ORGANIZATIONS TO NETWORKS. The 2002 book Living Networks described how the rise of a hyperconnected world is literally bringing to life the networks that connect us. Networked or Not?

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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. Content partner for the event is Future Exploration Network , which is currently preparing a website and report on iPad and media. Mobile ad networks such as iAd and AdMob will not generate as much revenue as in-house sales.

Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

Making Sense of Emergent Patterns in Networks | T N T : The Network Thinkers. Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation – Nieman Foundation. what the cluetrain manifesto teaches us on social media … 11 years later – Marketing & InnovationMarketing & Innovation. Building a Wireless Sensor Network in Your Home – Tuts+ Computer Skills Tutorial. The California-Colorado Cannabis War | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

Bruno de Pierro Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And they're not really providing a discount and a lot of students have been complaining about that and I think they have a good reason to complain. 10:26 In the case of food production was the Green Revolution, that technology, innovation that we needed.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Stock Buybacks - A Red Flag?

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? Companies with a high rate of innovation generally have no problem in answering this question – they use the cash to fund the next wave of innovation initiatives. But, companies with low innovation capacities run into a real problem.

Book week

Doc Searls

The reality is we need a different way of thinking about data, and in an age marked by innovation we shouldn’t find a reframe too difficult. To get off the discounting drug, it helps to know that businesses can survive–and thrive–without Groupons, or coupons, or any gimmick at all. While RFPs are not yet happening within Facebook, the giant social network is making a move to learn more about our intent as shoppers online.

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Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

The shift from training (we tell you what to learn) to learning (you decide what to learn) increases the scope of the director’s job from classes, workshops, and tests to the broad array of networks, communities, meta-learning, and learning culture. Using smart tech to make it easier for workers to collaborate and network. This generally involves innovation, staying power, adherence to corporate values, and sufficient organizational flexibility to keep ahead of the speed of change.

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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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? Here was a highly successful retailer that was not unbundling, it was in fact adding a third business type – product innovation and commercialization – to the two business types that retailers typically operated.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | 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… Nov 29 2009 Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking Published by Nancy White at 2:21 pm under collaboration , communities of practice , community , knowledge sharing , networks , non profits/ngos , reflection , social media , triangulation OK, I need your help. Only with our networks can we filter that flood.

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. Forbes.com Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed. 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. Bob Sutton.

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. Forbes.com Video Network: Weed Out the Bad Seed. 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. Bob Sutton.

Silos End

Doc Searls

Never mind the inefficiencies and outright stupidities involved in loyalty programs (for example, giving you a coupon discounting the next purchase of the thing you just bought — now for too much). If any of the good work of the volunteers finds its way into product improvement, it will provide good examples of what Eric von Hippel calls Democratizing Innovation. The Internet Protocol solved the multiple network problem.

The Monkeysphere Ideology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A network of luxuries and resources that are based in the systemic looting and deprivation of entire populations. 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.

Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

But are today’s popular Internet properties going to be paralyzed by a terminal case of Innovator’s Dilemma while that happens? This s an important distinction, to which I devote seven chapters in Part II of the book, titled The Networked Marketplace. In fact, they diminish that worth by discounting it.)

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