August, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

On presuming competence

Doc Searls

A few weeks ago, while our car honked its way through dense traffic in Delhi, I imagined an Onion headline: American Visitor Seeks To Explain What He’ll Never Understand About India.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

A helpful approach to personal data protection regulation

Doc Searls

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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?

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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.

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?

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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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.

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.

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.

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 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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Fastest Growing Way for Boys to Die

Nine Shift

T he Center for Disease Control suggests the fastest growing way for boys to die: drug overdose. Some 72,000 people died from drug overdoses last year, a huge jump of over 10%. It is a "more popular" way to die than death-by-car or H.I.V. or guns. This according to the Center for Disease Control i n a story in the sexist anti-male NY Times. My brilliant co-author Julie found a source indicating that the NYTimes is one of the top news media for sexist anti-male gender bias. I am not surprised.

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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.

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.

Stormy weather

Euen Semple

We are off to Sweden tomorrow for our family holiday. Like us they have had a spectacularly hot summer. Like us the weather has broken. We are conditioned to expect summer holidays to be hot - to be disappointed if they are not. This week may be testing

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networked social capital

Harold Jarche

When FiveThirtyEight published the details of 3 million trolls and bots that were link to the Russian-based company Internet Research Agency, they were merely providing data. Two researchers initially compiled the data.

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

I Start to Yearn for Normalcy

Nine Shift

Normalcy, the term used for the roaring twenties, will return, but some of us are starting to yearn for it now. So tired of the this-that of the current U.S. political scene, I switched the radio "dial" to the BBC. Hearing an Aretha Franklin song on the BBC news, I knew she had died before the announcer spoke. Then they had memories from people close to her, short review of her life, and a tribute from a statesperson that choked me up.

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Don't Invest in an Online Learning System Without These 3 LMS Features

TOPYX LMS

Poor employee performance, high costs of corporate training and low employee engagement with training are all reasons that drive company leaders to invest in an online learning system, or LMS.¹