Tue.May 29, 2012

Leadership is an emergent property of a balanced network

Harold Jarche

This is my second recent quote from Mark Fidelman , who writes in Forbes. He has a good perspective on the integration of work and learning, and how technology is only a very small part of social business.

Creating emergent, adaptive systems in organizations

Ross Dawson

In my keynotes and executive sessions I often use the analogy of ant colonies, in which the collective intelligence of the colony is far greater than that of its individuals. Since the collective intelligence of many – or even most – human organizations is significantly less than the intelligence of many of its participants, there are no doubt lessons we can learn. In my book Living Networks I included a small section on Creating adaptive systems in Chapter 6 on Network Presence.

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Data Visualization Techniques for Those Who Can’t Draw

Beth Kanter

Visual Thinking Presentation for UnitedHealth Innovation Day. View more presentations from burowe.

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Warren Buffett’s Newspaper Purchase

Clay Shirky

Last week, Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, purchased two dozen small newspapers and their related online properties from Media General, a conglomerate with holdings mainly concentrated in the southeast Unites States. After finalizing the deal, Buffett issued a memo on his view of the acquisition. The text of the memo is here.).

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[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says.

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Innovation Rules!

Nigel Paine

I have been thinking a lot about what constitutes a great place to work. It is not just salary or perks or colleagues. For a long time, at least since Robert Levering’s 1988 book A Great Place to Work: What Makes Some Employers Good – and Most So Bad, we have known that it’s more about trust, respect and the feeling you are doing useful work that gets recognised. Levering defines a great place to work around the three simple values of credibility, respect and fairness.

Generation Y Driving Less

Nine Shift

Another interview today on our research showing that young people are driving less. This time from a youthful reporter with a new magazine called Twenty What with the fun slogan "Define your decade

Making rationale explicit

Clark Quinn

In discussing the activity-based learning model the other day, I realized that there had to be another layer to it. Just as a reflection by the learner on the product they produce as the outcome of an activity should be developed, there’s another way in which reflection should come into play. What I mean here is that there should be a reflection layer on top of the curricula and the content as well, this time by the instructor and administration.