Mon.Apr 16, 2012

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

That was one of the findings of my recent anonymous survey on how people learn best in the workplace, and even I was surprised by the results.

It’s all about conversations

Harold Jarche

Markets are conversations ~ Cluetrain Manifesto. … and so are organizations. The network design principles successful organizations follow are: ( 1 ) shortening the distance between two randomly picked files/nodes/people. ( 2 ) getting more people who you personally know to know each other.

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The MegaTrend of Distributed Attention is driving everything

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I ran Getting Results From Crowds and Crowd Business Models workshops in Sydney, the first in a global series of crowdsourcing workshops. In opening the Crowd Business Models workshop, I ran through some of the driving forces that are shifting business models to crowds. I had quickly drawn up the list the evening before the workshop, with the first coming to mind Distributed Attention.

This might be the best 11 minutes you’ll spend today.

Dan Pink

Seth flags this short film about this amazing project. Watch it. Seriously. P.S. Seth also has some interesting thoughts on what this film tells us about the book industry. Art Business Models Education

Give Piece a Chance

Dan Pontefract

A truly collaborative organization will become a productive force to behold when contribution, in its many different forms, becomes the de facto behaviour of everyone. Give Piece a Chance.

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Today

Euen Semple

“What day is it,?" asked Pooh. It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My My favorite day," said Pooh. . ht Dina Mehta

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Twive and Receive Approaches 100 Cities with Two Months to Go

Beth Kanter

Twive and Receive Approaches 100 Cities with Two Months to Go Guest Post By Geoff Livingston. Yes, just what you wanted, another Twitter coined word – Twive, combining Twitter and giving.

iTunes for journalism (reprise)

Euen Semple

Some time ago I suggested iTunes for journalism and compared newspapers to albums - having to buy two crap tracks along with the six you really want. Why not build an RSS playlist of journalists you rate rather than having to pay for all the stuff you don't? This tweet from Mark W.

Best Buy and the New Economy

Nine Shift

Fascinating news this month. Best Buy is moving to smaller stores in denser communities as the suburbs and suburban malls decline. So did Standard and Poor's misunderstand the strategy when they downgraded Best Buy? . NineShifter Paul Franklin comments: "Best Buy is interesting.