Fri.Feb 25, 2011

Data From The Edge

Andy McAfee

Deloitte’s Center for the Edge has just published a report titled “Social Software for Business Performance.&#

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Cast locally, stream globally

Doc Searls

Here’s a great idea for local TV news departments: start streaming, 24/7/265, on the Net. You don’t need to have first-rate stuff, and it doesn’t all have to be live. Loop fifteen minutes of news, weather and sports to start. Bring in local placeblog and social media volunteers.

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Social and connective lock-in

George Siemens

If you’ve been involved in the open Connectivism and Connective Knowledge courses, you’ve likely heard Stephen and I rant on some variation of “the knowledge is in the connections&# or “the knowledge is the connections&#. This principle applies not only to knowledge growth, but also to organizational value networks , social networks , underpins the concept of the semantic web, and so on.

Business Winners: Combining Scale with Agility

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I posted an entry inspired by an excellent article in The World in 2011 , The Economist’s annual issue offering predictions for the following year and beyond. Another article in the same issue caught my attention, Multinationimbles , by Matthew Bishop , who is the US Business editor of The Economist. The article is built around a somewhat provocative premise: “The business winners will be those that combine scale with agility.”

Clarity needed around Web 3.0

Clark Quinn

I like ASTD; they offer a valuable service to the industry in education, including reports, webinars, very good conferences (despite occasional hiccups, *cough* learning styles *cough*) that I happily speak at and even have served on a program committee for. They may not be progressive enough for me, but I’m not their target market. When they come out with books like The New Social Learning , they are to be especially lauded.

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A victim of metaphor

Mind Hacks

A gripping piece from Not Exactly Rocket Science describes how simply changing the metaphors used to describe crime can alter what we think is the best way of tackling it.

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Guy Kawasaki's Enchantment: A Beautiful Business Book Cover.

Bob Sutton

I just started reading Guy's new book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. I will do a post about its content around the publication date, which is March 8th 2011. But I could not resist putting up

Signposts for the week ending 2/25/2011

Adaptive Path

An awesome collection of mobile UI design patters: [link]. Organizing your bookshelf – an animation: [link]. Price of a wine correlates with the words used to describe it: [link]. What neuroscience reveals about how to come up with new ideas: [link]. Big Picture of the Christchurch earthquake. link]. To our friends and family affected by this tragegy, our thoughts are with you. Donate to the relief effort. Signposts

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Wisconsin Protests: Latest Predictions

Nine Shift

My prediction: Wisc Gov Walker wins, Wisconsin loses (more knowledge workers leave the state), other states like Minnesota and Illinois win, Obama's chances in 2012 improve, and the national debate over the future continues.

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Signposts for the week ending 2/25/2011

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