December, 2017

A sheep in wolves clothing

Dave Snowden

Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure.

4 Exciting Recruiting Trends In 2018 [Infographic]

Jane Hart

In terms of recruiting trends, 2017 was the year of AI and automation technologies , unconscious bias and workplace diversity, and candidate experience in recruiting. With the continually improving economy and unemployment at a 16-year old low, what will the new year bring?

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The real problem is Decoy News (and decoy content of all kinds)—and the platforms can’t fix it

Doc Searls

The term “ fake news ” was a casual phrase until it became clear to news media that a flood of it had been deployed during last year’s presidential election in the U.S.

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Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

This 2018, take some time out to refresh and recharge. For me, that often means stealing a few quiet moments with my book, hiding out…er…I mean, hanging out on my couch, or comfortably wedged into a window seat listening to an audiobook on a long flight.

The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Several large-scale organizations have begun to align around a concept known as the “cognitive era.” ” Based on artificial intelligence and advanced cognitive systems, “cognitive era” Dan's Related Posts: The Platonic Leader: Stage 3 of 5 in the Leadership Tonic Scale. If There Is No Trust Or Joy At Work There Is A Low Chance For Purpose. Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us.

Why we’re taking a tech break this holiday season

David Gurteen

When was the last time you checked your phone? Or better yet, are you reading this on your phone right now? According to NYU professor Adam Alter , the average millennial picks up their smartphone 150 times a day – and it’s not just to text their loved ones.

Xmas 2017: I Introduction

Dave Snowden

One of the oddiities of our increasingly digitial world is the way that birthday and other reminders pop into view for old friends who are now dead. Paul Cilliers, author of Complexity and Post-Modernism and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch died on July 31st 2011.

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Requiem for a great magazine

Doc Searls

Linux Journal is folding. Carlie Fairchild , who has run the magazine almost since it started in 1994, posted Linux Journal Ceases Publication today on the website. So far all of the comments have been positive, which they should be.

The Hidden Dimension of the Learning Pyramid

John Hagel

My learning pyramid has been challenged! My recent post on the learning pyramid received some great coverage, but a number of you reached out to challenge me: is it really a pyramid or just a triangle?

perpetual beta 2017

Harold Jarche

Blogging is one way I make sense of the world. This past year I wrote about 120 posts on various topics. What follows is a summary of some of my thoughts during 2017.

Buy TurboTax software + $10 Amazon Gift Card As Low As $39.86!

David Gurteen

Today only at Amazon, when you Buy TurboTax software , you will also get $10 Amazon Gift Card As Low As $39.86! Exclusively at Amazon, receive a FREE 1-year subscription to Quicken Starter Edition 2018 with your purchase of TurboTax. Get your taxes done right and your maximum refund.

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Inherent uncertainty is our natural habitat

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I used Paul Cilliers list of characteristics of a complex adaptive systems to introduce the idea that complexity in human systems – anthro-complexity – has many distinguishing characteristics.

MWL Newsletter No 44

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 10-16 December 2017. Social learning

#ThomasFire live

Doc Searls

MODIS fire data , plotted on Google Earth, current at 3:45pm today. You can see the Thomas Fire advancing through the back country,westward toward Santa Barbara, and already encroaching on Carpinteria: Those are fire detections. Radiative power data is also at that first link.

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Never Under-Estimate the Immune System

John Hagel

Every large and successful institution has an immune system – a collection of individuals who are prepared to mobilize at the slightest sign of any “outside” ideas or people in order to ensure that these foreign bodies are neutralized and that the existing institution survives intact and can continue on course.

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talent, not labour

Harold Jarche

The latest edition of the European Public Mosaic: Open Journal on Public Service is focused on talent management. My article in the journal is entitled ‘Talent, not Labour, is the Future of Work’ Here is the abstract.

Blog Post: Getting your head around the Cynefin Framework

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. Some years ago,when I first started to learn about Dave Snowden's Cynefin Framework, it took me a little while to wrap my head around it as there were never any good examples given of the different types of problems associated with each domain. If you have the same problem, take a look at this excellent article The Cynefin framework: applying an understanding of complexity to medicine.

Acting at your own level of competence

Dave Snowden

One of the most common, and the most irritating aspect of change workshops is the number of times they end up with broad statements about how people need to change their culture, change their attitude etc.

MWL Newsletter No 43

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 3-9 December 2017. Social learning

An evacuated view on the #ThomasFire

Doc Searls

Here’s the latest VIIRS data, on the most active parts of the Thomas Fire, mapped on Google Earth Pro: That’s 1830 Mountain Standard Time, or 5:30pm Pacific. About half an hour ago as I write this.

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The Rise of Winner-Take-All Urbanism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Richard Florida published Why America’s Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer in The Atlantic. Florida is a leading urban studies author and researcher, professor at the University of Toronto and Director of Cities at its Martin Prosperity Institute.

Video Lessons

Clark Quinn

So, I’ve been creating a ‘deeper elearning’ course for one of the video course providers. And I’m not mentioning where it is (yet), since it’s still under development. But to do this, I had to do some serious learning about creating video.

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Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: December 2017

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. How can groups make good decisions? Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely [link]. We're focusing on the wrong thing. Focusing on skills betrays a static view of the world. link]. What happens without conversation? Nothing. link]. Organizational change is not about simply "substituting" old for new.

Scale

Dave Snowden

The third aspect of anthro-complexity I want to discuss is the complex and problematic issue of scaling. Now this is something I have written a lot of posts on (one extended 2014 series here ), but I am still refining the message and my own understanding.

MWL Newsletter No 42

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 26 November – 2 December 2017. Social learning

#ThomasFire Tuesday

Doc Searls

Here is the extent of the Thomas Fire, via VIIRS readings going back a week: Here are the active margins of the fire alone. The distance from one end to the other is about 40 miles: We also see it’s eleven or twelve separate fires at this point.

AI and The Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month I attended AI and the Future of Work , a conference hosted by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and its Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE).

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it’s not complicated – review

Harold Jarche

“In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists” — Eric Hoffer.

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Blog Post: The correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Whether it is our educational systems or the presentations we give at conferences, we focus far too much on filling people's heads with content. It is not an effective way of teaching. We need to inspire people to learn for themselves, not attempt to fill their heads with stuff. Plutarch understood this, almost 2,000 years ago when he said: The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Innovation on the cusp: symbiosis

Dave Snowden

Teaching intelligent people with real world problems is always one of the great pleasures of life and also a chance to develop and refine both theory and practice.

MWL Newsletter No 45

Jane Hart

The last MWL Newsletter of the year News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the period 17-30 December 2017. Social learning

Bad and dead air

Doc Searls

That was yesterday. Hard to tell from just looking at it, but that’s a 180° shot, panning from east to west across California’s South Coast, most of which is masked by smoke from the Thomas Fire. We weren’t in the smoke then, but we are now, so there’s not much to shoot.

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(K)NOW WHEN

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: (K)NOW WHEN Love is needed in the now, But now will not be again. Ask yourself, “Where art thou?” And know your now is when. Dan's Related Posts: An Ode to Hierarchy. A Shooting Dallas Star. Magnanimous: The Word of 2017. Flat Army CSTD Keynote as Art. Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. poetry

Go Beyond the Christmas Stories to Find the Christmas Narrative

John Hagel

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, this might be a good opportunity to reflect on why Christmas has become such a global holiday, with a growing number of participants each year, extending far beyond the Christian communities that would naturally celebrate Christmas. While the cynics among us would assert that it’s all a conspiracy by retailers to get us to spend more money, I suspect there’s a deeper reason for the spread of Christmas that deserves to be explored.

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Blog Post: What is the difference between responsibility and accountability?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In writing my blook on Conversational Leadership , I often find myself researching and defining the meaning of words or concepts and their nuances. For example, we use the words responsibility and accountability loosely in everyday language, but what is the difference? This is my best attempt so far in answering that question. But in summary: We can only choose to take responsibility for something. No one else can assign responsibility to us.

Come on in, the water is lovely

Dave Snowden

Over the years I have had various encounters with cults from the overtly religious to those that might be better characterised as management fads.

looking to the past for the future

Harold Jarche

“Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.” ” —Master Yoda, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.