August, 2018

Compliance, disintermediation and wisdom

Dave Snowden

One of the really difficult aspects of leadership is that you have to get used to the fact that very few people will tell you the truth. Of you are new into a senior role everyone wants to be your friend.

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Please let’s finally kill logins and passwords

Doc Searls

How would you feel if you had been told in the early days of the Web that in the year 2018 you would still need logins and passwords for damned near everything. Your faith in the tech world would be deeply shaken, no?

Navigating From the Industrial Age to the Contextual Age

John Hagel

In the Industrial Age, scalable efficiency drove value creation. The bargain of the Industrial Age was that, if consumers wanted affordable products and services, we would have to settle for standardized products and services – one size fits all. You can have any color as long as it’s black. It’s a bargain that drove the growth of mass consumer societies in developed and developing economies.

Sneak Peek Audio Clip of OPEN TO THINK

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Going into the studio and narrating my third book, OPEN TO THINK, was an awesome experience. I’ve always wanted to be a DJ. While I. Dan's Related Posts: Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo.

actionable insights

Harold Jarche

I concluded a few years back that rates based on time at work only help to put you into a pigeon hole so that HR and Purchasing can easily classify you. Knowledge professionals are not pigeons. I have noticed a tendency over the past decade to push wages and fees down.

The Myth of the Washed-Up, Middle-Age Entrepreneur

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg were in their early 20s; Sergei Brin and Larry Page were 25; and Jeff Bezos was just 30 when they founded their world leading high-tech companies.

We need an new Albigensian Crusade

Dave Snowden

If I had to choose a heresy (and it may be heretical to even pose such a question) then it would be Pelagianism: the belief that human nature can choose between good and evil without the intervention of some paternalistic and anthropomorphised Deity.

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Realities: Why AR over VR

Clark Quinn

In the past, I’ve alluded to why I like Augmented Reality (AR) over Virtual Reality. And in a conversation this past week, I talked about realities a bit more, and I thought I’d share. Don’t get me wrong, I like VR alot , but I think AR has the bigger potential impact.

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Dan Pontefract August 2018 Playlist

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: August saw me stand still, for the most part. It was a very reflective month. The passing of Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain made. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract May 2018 Playlist.

how professionals learn for work

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart has been asking her readers what are the most useful/valuable ways that they learn for or at work.

An Agile, Incremental Approach to Business Process Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve long believed that customer self-service was key to the success of e-business , - the IBM Internet strategy I was closely involved with in the mid-late 1990s.

I didn’t fly, I wasn’t well served

Dave Snowden

Given I live in the UK and have a preference for One World I spend a lot of time on BA flights; although my loyalty card is with American Airlines approaching five million mile status. As a very (for which read too ) frequent traveller I have a little bit of a love-hate relationship with them.

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A helpful approach to personal data protection regulation

Doc Searls

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Mobile Malarkey

Clark Quinn

I was called out on a tweet pointing to an article on mobile. And, I have to say, I thought it was pretty underwhelming. It was the ‘old school’ view of mlearning, and I think that the post largely missed the point. So I thought it’d be valuable to walk through the claims.

The Essential Creative Thinking Questions To Ask Yourself

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: How can I be more creative? That’s not the question you should be asking yourself. Creativity can be stifled by several reasons. The better questions. Dan's Related Posts: Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking.

socially mediated

Harold Jarche

Social media extend emotion, obsolesce the linearity and logic of print, retrieve orality, and when pushed to their extreme result in constant outrage.

The Identity Challenge: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Better Identity in America , a report by the Better Identity Coalition , an organization launched earlier this year to focus on promoting the development and adoption of solutions for identity verification and authentication.

The dance of the Librarians

Dave Snowden

If I look back at the highlights of my various speaking engagements over the years then those to librarians are right up there in the highlights.

MWL Newsletter No 78

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 12-18 August 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Complex thinking

Clark Quinn

An interesting article I came across brings up an interesting issue: how do we do complex thinking? Are some people just better at it? The short answer appears to be ‘no’ Instead, a couple of tools play a role, and I think it’s an interesting excursion.

Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Discussing the importance of pausing and taking the time to dream, Bill McDermott, CEO of high-tech company SAP, once said in an interview, “Most people. Dan's Related Posts: Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

humans working socially

Harold Jarche

A lot of traditional human work is getting automated , by machines or software. routine cognitive work is declining. manufacturing production in the USA is increasing but jobs are not. even the banking sector may see a 30% job reduction. for example, Nordea Bank just cut its workforce in half.

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Every day we can read about the latest AI advances from startups and large companies, including applications that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans.

There comes a time …

Dave Snowden

Long distance walking is meditative in nature and often metaphorical in the nature of the reflection. Once you go beyond two hours something changes in the body chemistry and you start to reflect on current issues, the past and future states of being.

MWL Newsletter No 76

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 29 July – 4 August 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Transparency isn’t enough

Clark Quinn

Of late, there has been a number of articles talking about thinking and mental models (e.g. this one). One of the outcomes is that we have a lot of stories about how the world works. Some of them are accurate. Others, not.

The Corporate World’s Worst Phrase: Do More With Less

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: One of the corporate world’s worst phrases ever has to be “do more with less.” It’s a bit like being asked to “give 110% effort.”. Dan's Related Posts: Clowning Around – An Important Leadership Attribute. Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home. Instead of Inbox Zero, How About Outbox Zero. Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement.

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seeing the figure through the ground

Harold Jarche

Models can give us a place to start to have a conversation in order to develop shared understanding. Mental models are one of the five disciplines of a learning organization, according to Peter Senge.

52 Fun Ways To Take A Mini Break and Regenerate for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

While writing The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout in 2015, we did a scan of what was available in the nonprofit. Ever since, I’ve been keeping an eye out for new resources for nonprofit professionals about avoiding burnout and self-care.

Just checking.

Euen Semple

I am currently reading yet another book which claims that the internet is turning us all into dysfunctional narcissists, unable to determine true from false, and huddling together in tribal mobs for protection. This is not my experience. Is it yours? I mean really yours, as in your direct day to day experience?


After the methods crisis, the theory crisis

Mind Hacks

This thread started by Ekaterina Damer has prompted many recommendations from psychologists on twitter. Can anyone recommend an (ideally brief) introductory paper or post or book explaining what makes for a good theory? For example, how to construct a good psychological theory, what are key things to consider? psforscher @lakens @talyarkoni @chrisdc77 @tomstafford @kurtjgray. — Ekaterina Damer (@ekadamer) August 14, 2018.

Question: values?

Clark Quinn

So, I’m wrestling with how to characterize useful changes in an organization. I’ve been compiling a list of different tactics (e.g. implement coaching, show-your-work, support curation, etc), and want to map them to the changes you’ll get in the organization.

Today Seems Like a Holiday for Democracy

Nine Shift

Y esterday's news about the Manafort and Cohen convictions, tied to a couple of other positive news for democracy, makes today seem like a holiday to celebrate renewed hope for our democracy. This (2018-2019) is the time period when Americans decide whether to renew and revitalize our democracy, or wander downward into a less democratic society. .

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the frontiers of our knowledge

Harold Jarche

I was asked to contribute to an article in CIO magazine — The CIO’s Dilemma: Innovate AND Cut Costs. The question was how can CIO’s preserve their organization’s ability to innovate in the face of budget cuts? My response was relatively simple. “To

MWL Newsletter No 79

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 19-25 August 2018. Agile mindset, magic circle of L&D, worst piece of e-learning ever, problem solving techniques, 4 ways jobs will respond to automation, & more). Modern Workplace Learning

Put your own oxygen mask on first.

Euen Semple

Society is made up of multiple networks of individuals, operating individually or in consort. In order for those networks to operate effectively, to use a biological metaphor, the cells have to be healthy. We will only have a healthy society, or organisations, if we each become healthy, autonomous, tolerant, and sensitive to those around us. To do this we have to recover from being trained to be complacent, compliant, consumers. We have to to be sceptical of ideologies and -isms.

Open Science Essentials: Preprints

Mind Hacks

Open science essentials in 2 minutes, part 4. Before a research article is published in a journal you can make it freely available for anyone to read. You could do this on your own website, but you can also do it on a preprint server, such as , where other researchers also share their preprints, which is supported by the OSF so will be around for a while, and which allows you to find others’ research easily.

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