December, 2019

How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking back upon my long career , it’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves, e,g, Digital , Wang , Sun Microsystems , BlackBerry.

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30 articles from 2019 to take us into 2020

Jane Hart

During 2019 I shared hundreds of links to useful articles, posts and resources but here are 30 (listed in chronological order) that I believe highlight 3 key themes for 2020. Modern Workplace Learning

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How do you drive yourself?

Clark Quinn

How do I drive myself? I was asked that in a coaching session. The question is asking how I keep learning. There are multiple answers, which I’ve probably talked about before, but I’ll reflect here. I think it’s important to regularly ask: “how do you drive yourself?”

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Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself

Dan Pontefract

Today in Ottawa I delivered my 33rd and final keynote of 2019. What a thrill it has been to share my thoughts on leadership, purpose, open thinking and employee engagement to roughly … Continue reading "Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself".

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On the Edge of a New Decade

John Hagel

We’re heading into a new decade today. It’s not just a new year, but a new decade.* It’s a turning point, a historic moment, and provides us an opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. It’s all in the numbers. I believe in the power of numbers.

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Twelvetide 19:03 and so to the land of the eagles

Dave Snowden

While my the first hill was Moel Fammau, my first mountain was Yr Wyddfa, the name being a reference to a legend of it being a cairn thrown over the giant Rhitta Gawr after his defeat by Arthur. It’s English name Snowdon means snow hill in Old English.

in spite of the stupid

Harold Jarche

I have frequently said that leadership today is helping make our networks smarter. Much of what we are is a direct effect of who we know and interact with. Our social networks have significant influence on who we are.

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Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

In a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up. Now this is something I’ve argued for before , in several ways. For one, separate content from how it’s delivered. And, pull content together by rules, not hardwired.

The NineShift Story Has Ended

Nine Shift

Thank you all so much for your support of NineShift over the past 20 years! The NineShift story, which predicted and then documented the transformation of society from the Industrial Age of 2000 into the Knowledge Society of 2020, has been complete. .

The Paradox of Leadership

John Hagel

I love paradox. Today I’m going explore not just one, but two, paradoxes. Both are related to the role of leadership in our changing world.

Twelvetide 19:6 Goredale Scar & Gynefin

Dave Snowden

By coincidence today is Gynefin day (we thin Beth Smith coined that name) an annual ritual in which UK based staff and any friends get together at my house at Lockeridge with the intention of reducing my stocks of gin.

from enlightenment to entanglement

Harold Jarche

As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, it is time to question our institutions of governance and commerce that mostly originated during the 18th century Enlightenment. Linearity and Cartesian logic are not suitable for a connected and complex world.

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Can AI Help Develop and Execute a Competitive Business Strategy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Unpacking some nuances

Clark Quinn

In my book Engaging Learning , I had a suite of elements for both effective education practice and engaging experiences. Of course, the point was that they perfectly aligned.

The Grand Finale: Thank You!

Nine Shift



On Dion Neutra, 1926-2019

Doc Searls

The Los Angeles in your head is a Neutra house. You’ve seen many of them in movies , and some of them in many movies. Some of those are now gone , alas, as is the architect and preservationist who also designed, or helped design, many of the buildings that bear his surname.

The Xmas 12: 1 It all starts with sausages

Dave Snowden

I finally decided on the theme for my traditional (well I’ve done it more than once) Twelve Days of Christmas post. I got a myriad of good suggestions in so I am sorted out for a few years to come!

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complex networks of trust

Harold Jarche

What is innovation? — it is not so much about having ideas as it is about connecting and nurturing ideas. History tells us that innovation is an outcome of a massive collective effort — not just from a narrow group of young white men in California.” — Mariana Mazzucato.

The State of Financial Health Around the World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Gallup Global Financial Health Study was published in May of 2018. The study is based on a survey of over 15,000 people in 10 different countries.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass. Here is the final resolution.

FREE 'Game Over' Button

Nine Shift

Some 400 people attended the final NineShift presentation November 21, 2019, at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. To mark the celebration, we made 'Game Over' buttons to mark the first full year of the Knowledge Society, which began Jan 1, 2020. If you want 2 'Game Over' buttons, just mail a self addressed stamped envelope to: LERN, PO Box 9, River Falls, WI 54022. Thank you for NineShift


Let’s get #deepreal

Doc Searls

Deepfakes are a big thing, and a bad one. On the big side, a Google search for deepfake brings up more than 23 billion results. On the bad side, today’s top result in a search on Twitter for the hashtag #deepfake says, “Technology is slowly killing reality.

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Twelvetide 19:07 The Opera House

Dave Snowden

Opera has been a part of my life from an early age and I was torn between the Empire Theatre in Liverpool and the Coliseum home of the English National Opera as the place. The Empire was where I first fell in love with opera on family trips to see the WNO and the SCO on tour.

best finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are some of the best for 2019. Word of the Year.

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A Holiday Greeting from Xyleme


A Holiday Greeting from Xyleme. Previous. Localize and personalize your content with Xyleme. Xyleme’s industry-leading Learning Content Management System (LCMS) helps some of the world’s largest organizations personalize and scale their content for global audiences. Contact us to find out how Xyleme can help you achieve your content goals in the new year. The post A Holiday Greeting from Xyleme appeared first on Xyleme. Blog Uncategorized

The art of the possible: Pervasive integration of enterprise systems and data arrives

Dion Hinchcliffe

Long the most expensive, time-consuming, and fraught activity in IT, the integration of systems and data has seen recent breakthroughs that make it far easier, faster, and less costly to bring systems together in a high quality way. Here's how SAP is changing the art of the possible

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Nine Shift

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Here’s hoping our Age of Ageism is a brief one

Doc Searls

A few days ago a Twitter exchange contained an “OK Boomer” response to one of my tweets. At the time I laughed it off, tweeting back a pointer to Report: Burying, Cremating Baby Boomers To Generate $200 Trillion In GDP , which ran five years ago in The Onion. But it got me thinking that “OK Boomer” might be more—and worse—than a mere meme. Still, I wasn’t moved to say anything, because I had better stuff to do.

Twelvetide 19:05 Wick Court

Dave Snowden

This is the second and last post with a religious theme to it. Both cover the period during and after University where it was a large part of my life. In the second year at University, I was a delegate to a meeting of the Student Christian Movement.

turmoil and experimentation

Harold Jarche

Renee DiResta compares the challenges brought about by the printing press — invented in Europe in 1450 — and compares these with the current effects of digital networks in — Mediating Consent.

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Why I left, and the reason for my return

Martijn Linssen

I pretty much left Twitter - and my blog - in 2013. Whereas I usually quit cold turkey, this time I lingered a bit, publishing a handful of blog posts in 2013, even one in 2014, and I'm sure that my Twitter activity followed much the same pattern; I've always said that the combination of the two is what upholds my 'Circle of Inspiration'. Why did I leave?

Pervasive integration of enterprise systems and data arrives

Dion Hinchcliffe

Long the most expensive, time-consuming, and fraught activity in IT, the integration of systems and data has seen recent breakthroughs that make it far easier, faster, and less costly to bring systems together in a high quality way. Here's how SAP is changing the art of the possible

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Minimalist Living: Why Fewer Things Equals Greater Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

If you’re a creative person, a pack rat, a shopper or a collector, minimalist living and the idea that fewer things equals greater happiness may feel impossible to you. It doesn’t have to be!

Why Use Knowledge Checks in Your Corporate Training Program


Training is incredibly important to your employees. A survey mentioned by Your Training Edge indicated that 70 percent of workers claim training directly influences their decision to stick with their current employer or look for a new job.

Twelvetide 19:04 the Chaplaincy Centre

Dave Snowden

In 1972 I went up to University to read Philosophy and Physics. it was a bit an indulgence at the time but has proved more than useful in later life. They are of course the foundation disciplines in the Humanities and Sciences, whatever the mathematicians say.

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“we have moved to an era of post-ideology”

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. JohnRobb — “Significant philanthropic activity is a good indicator that you live in a dysfunctional society.”

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How WhatsApp Is Being Used by Nonprofits in India

Beth Kanter

Recently, Social Misfits Media’s Community Manager, Angharad Francis, interviewed the brilliant Pushpa Aman Singh, Founder of GuideStar India.