Sat.Mar 12, 2011

A Working Smarter Conversation

Harold Jarche

Tweet. Join the five of us for an online conversation. Ask a question; win a book. Then register to join us online on 30 March 2011. We will discuss whatever interests you in the realm of Working Smarter. Do you have burning questions about social learning, web 2.0, or working smarter? Want to find out how other organizations are grappling with the culture, politics, and governance of implementing informal learning? Ask us a question or suggest a topic. The more controversial the better.

The Arithmetic of Greed

Steve Denning

A century hence, when historians come to write the history of the current age (assuming our species survives so long), they will, I believe, be puzzled as to why the country was run in ways that were known to be unproductive, crimped the spirits of those doing the work, and frustrated those for whom the work was being done. Why, they will wonder, did this continue for so long on such a wide scale? One school of historians may focus on the pervasive feeling of complacency.

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E to C

Euen Semple

I have always struggled with "B to E" or "B to B" or "B to C" and the way these phrases are bandied about almost aggressively by people wanting to show how businesslike and in the know they are. For a long time I had no idea what they were on about!*. I am currently writing a chapter for a book on what I have called staff advocacy. Cut out the middle men, let your staff talk directly online with your customers.


Berkman Buzz

David Weinberger

Weekly Berkman Buzz : Christian Sandvig adds context to “Internet freedom&# debates: link. Ethan Zuckerman blogs an “informal conversation&# with U.S. State Department’s P.J. Crowley: link. CMLP asks for help with “Software Best Practices and Open Source Derivative Works&# : link. Weekly Global Voices: “Cameroon: Netizens React to SMS-to-Tweet Ban&# : link

Wisconsin Protests: Today's Demonstration

Nine Shift

Susan Sarandon, Jesse Jackson, the star of TV's 'Monk' all were headliners. But the stars of today's rally were the Fab 14, the 14 senators who returned to the state to heroes' welcome. Oh, and the tractorcade. Gotta have one of them in Wisconsin.