Fri.Mar 16, 2012

Why The Bay Area Needs The Bay Lights

Steven Berlin Johnson

For a few months now, I’ve been talking to my new neighbors here in California about my old friend Leo Villareal’s proposed epic installation on the Bay Bridge, commemorating the Bridge’s 75th anniversary and the completion of the new East Span in 2013.

Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

Jay Cross

A synopsis of my remarks to Emerging Directions in Global Education 2011, Delhi, India. For the first 60 seconds, we listened to Yoyo Ma playing Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G as the flowers unfolded. As time speeds up, we perceive that what once appeared rigid is actually fluid.

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The chaotic world of work

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. JenniferSertl – “ Your competitive advantage is not where you work or what you do. It is the accuracy & articulation of your observations & life experiences.

A thread of hope from a shooting

Mind Hacks

No-one knows why Steven Kazmierczak snapped. When he kicked his way into a packed lecture hall in Northern Illinois University, shooting dead five students and injuring 21 more, those who knew him expressed surprise that he was capable of such brutal violence.

The Hallmarks of Great Leaders -- and the Needs of Younger Workers are Timeless

Bob Sutton

Fast Company has another excerpt from the new chapter in Good Boss, Bad Boss out today -- one that goes against things that many so-called management gurus often say. My main point i those who argue management needs to be re-invented are misguided -- they massively overstate the case and have incentives for doing so, but it doesn't stand up to the evidence. 

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Fishbowl Conversation at EdgeX

Jay Cross

The third day of the EdgeX, The Disruptive Educational Research Conference, opened with a fishbowl discussion. We briefly reviewed India’s staggering goals for higher education in the coming ten years. Enrollment will zoom from 300 million to 580 million!

A Huge Thanks To Guest Bloggers from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference 2012

Beth Kanter

A huge thanks to the small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle and published blog posts to share their reflections and thoughts.

Berkman Buzz

David Weinberger

This week’s Berkman Buzz. Ethan Zuckerman unpacks ‘Kony 2012′ [ link ]. The metaLAB introduces the world to Biblio, your new library friend [ link ]. The CMLP explores the First Amendment issues surrounding the Fluke/Limbaugh incident [ link ]. Mako Hill encourages greater communication about DRM [ link ]. Aaron Shaw reviews a new paper on “wiki surveys” [ link ]. A Global Voices Guide to SXSW [ link

What Happens at GEO Doesn’t Stay at GEO (and that’s a good thing)

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.