April, 2020

COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

This blog post is written by Dave Snowden (the Cynefin Centre) and Millie Begovic (UNDP) to launch a critical experiment in learning and understanding the evolving implications of the pandemic – to which we invite your participation.

Blockchain and Public Health Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) is a global think tank dedicated to the strategic implications of blockchain technologies to business, government and society.

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The 4 D’s of Learning: A quick illustrated guide to Modern Workplace Learning 

Jane Hart

The following is a quick illustrated guide to what you will find in my Modern Workplace Learning 2020 (MWL2020) resource. Modern Workplace Learning

Remote working expertise

Clark Quinn

More and more, we’re working from home. This has important implications for organizations figuring out how to make that time productive. What are the best source(s) for remote working expertise? Here’re my recommendations.

beyond civil society, governments, and markets

Harold Jarche

Binary thinking is an easy sell. It appeals to our emotions which we developed as children. Binary thinking blinds us. It’s not black and white, or right and wrong, or even Left and Right. Human society is many shades along various spectra.

Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration

Dan Pontefract

I’m so excited to let you know that Speak Aid 2020 is now open for public registration. 34 world-class speakers have waived their fees to deliver a series of free … Continue reading "Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration".

Reflections on Complexity, Chaos and COVID-19

Dave Snowden

In 1990, from a distance of more than 6 billion kilometres away, the Voyager 1 spacecraft took a now-iconic picture of our planet.

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What Is Online Learning?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have a lot of sympathy for those working in educational technology positions at schools and universities today because they have been thrust into the unenviable position of converting a recalcitrant faculty of teachers and professors into overnight online instructors. Such a conversion would never have happened without an external force such as Covid-19.

A mlearning course?

Clark Quinn

As I mentioned in my last post , yes, I’ll be running a course on mobile learning. And I can understand if you’re thinking “a mlearning course?” ” So I thought I’d lay out the thinking a bit, and see if I can help you see why I’m doing this.

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entangled thinking

Harold Jarche

If this pandemic is teaching us anything, it’s that experts disagree, nobody has all the answers, and we are mostly making things up as we go. In a crisis it is important to act but even more importantly to learn as we take action.

I See You (a poem for a pandemic)

Dan Pontefract

I See You (a poem for a pandemic) I see you in the shadows of night, On the balconies and terraces, Singing a tune while shining your light. I … Continue reading "I See You (a poem for a pandemic)". The post I See You (a poem for a pandemic) appeared first on Dan Pontefract.


Narrative as abductive acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

This is the second post of several that I am publishing this month to update some of my original work in knowledge management and in particular the role of narrative in as a scaffold of meaning between and within individuals, community and society.

Getting Through Highly Uncertain Times - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What does it take to get through highly uncertain times, like the ones we’re in the middle of as we confront the Covid-19 pandemic? Like most of us, I’ve lived through times of high uncertainty in both my personal and professional lives.

About a pretty pole

Doc Searls

The tallest structure in Santa Barbara’s skyline is a 200-foot pole painted red and white. It stands in a city equipment yard, not far from the ocean and the city’s famous Wharf. You can see it in the photo above, with the Wharf behind it.

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Two learning engineerings?

Clark Quinn

So, I’ve written before about ‘learning engineering’ And, separately, it’s become an issue just what the term means. It appears there are two ‘learning engineerings’, and the issue is how to resolve them. So, let’s look at the contenders.

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time to change the world

Harold Jarche

Universities may be going online temporarily, or perhaps permanently, but the curriculum does not seem to have changed. What should be taught at university is how to learn once out of university.

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Ask Dan: Any Advice For Leaders Leading Teams Related To The Pandemic?

Dan Pontefract

Q: What advice do you have for business and community leaders who are faced with the challenge of leading teams in times of economic uncertainty and uncharted territory like we’re … Continue reading "Ask Dan: Any Advice For Leaders Leading Teams Related To The Pandemic?".


Its getting personal …

Dave Snowden

Last year was a difficult by any standards as I have previously recounted. I entered 2020 on a pathway to recovery from various physical and mental assaults but with the frustration of waiting to be allowed to drive again.

Dealing with a Highly Unpredictable Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The high degree of uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic is one of its most frustrating qualities. How long will the pandemic last? When will normal life return? When will a vaccine be available?

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Moving on

John Hagel

I want to let all the loyal subscribers who have subscribed to my blog posts here at Typepad, that I have decided to move my blog posts to my personal website - they can be accessed here [link]   Please subscribe there, so that you can receive notification of future blog posts.

Extreme Times

Clark Quinn

This was originally intended to be one of my Learning Solutions Mag columns (Quinnsights). Sadly, that platform is no longer an option. Guess this is part of the extreme times! It’s a bit long for my usual posts, but I didn’t want it to go to waste. .

optimizing distributed work

Harold Jarche

Now that distributed work has become the norm — permanently for some and temporarily for others — there are two relatively simple things any organization can do to work, learn, and innovate in internet time. Optimize meetings for a digital workplace. Help all workers become knowledge catalysts.

Meet Some Of The Behind-The-Scene Leaders Doing Great Things During The Pandemic

Dan Pontefract

The pandemic has both restored and shocked my faith in humanity. We’ll get to those shocks in another column. Today I want to focus on those that are demonstrating an … Continue reading "Meet Some Of The Behind-The-Scene Leaders Doing Great Things During The Pandemic".

Big, thick and rich (the data)

Dave Snowden

Plans for a series of key blog posts after my March update series on Cynefin have been disrupted by COVID-19 and the need to both manage the situation within Cognitive Edge and the Cynefin Centre, but more importantly, create a range of offerings to provide capability around the pandemic crisis.

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On humanity, surveillance and coronavirus

Doc Searls

Just learned of The Coronavirus (Safeguards) Bill 2020: Proposed protections for digital interventions and in relation to immunity certificates. This is in addition to the UK’s Coronavirus Bill 2020 , which is (as I understand it) running the show there right now.

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Our Top Tips for Managing from Home


Managing from Home' Tips from Our Experts. Working from home is one thing, but what about managing from home? As a dispersed organization with a predominantly remote workforce, we know a thing or two about not only working from home, but managing from home as well.

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Taking courses online

Clark Quinn

So I was talking to my brother the other day. He is a community college instructor (and, now, department chair). He was telling me about taking his class online (like so many others). I of course offered some suggestions, and he opined that I could (and should) be helping others too.

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introduction to working smarter

Harold Jarche

The nature of work has continuously changed over time. Factories and manufacturing are no longer where most of us work. We work in offices, at home, and often remote from our team mates. Today, much of of what do is networked via digital technologies.

I See You. (a poem)

Dan Pontefract

I See You I see you in the shadows of night, On the balconies and terraces, Singing a tune while shining your light. I see you on your webcam … Continue reading "I See You. (a a poem)". The post I See You. (a a poem) appeared first on Dan Pontefract. poetry COVID-19 ICU


Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Dave Snowden

300 : the prolific film historically retelling The Battle of Thermopylae, where a comparatively small Spartan army courageously defied the odds, stood their ground, and helped protect their beloved homeland.

The Web and the New Reality

Doc Searls

I posted this essay in my own pre-blog, Reality 2.0 , on December 1, 1995. I think maybe now, in this long moment after we’ve hit a pause button on our future, we can start working on making good the unfulfilled promises that first gleamed in our future a quarter century ago. Contents.

Impact of Data Analytics in Today’s Digital Workplace

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last few weeks it’s become a bit of a challenge finding the time to focus and write my next blog post over here. Just like that, March is now gone and April is nearly half way through already.

Adapting to change

Clark Quinn

We live in interesting times. And, of course, that means many things have changed. Some for the worse, some for the better. I thought I’d just overview some of ways I’m adapting to change, so you can keep track and take advantage. I was scheduled to do a number of things.

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control is for amateurs

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight — now known as a decade — I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “In In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.”

Understanding the Learning Technology Ecosystem


What is a Learning Technology Ecosystem? As many companies move to remote working environments for the first time, the technology components of the learning ecosystem are becoming more important than ever before.

Stuck Betwixt and Between

Dave Snowden

Three weeks ago, my uncle died from COVID-19. He was a second uncle and I hadn’t seen him in a few years. No one except his father and siblings could go to the funeral.

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Digging in Radio.Garden

Doc Searls

Radio.garden is an amazing and fun discovery, perfect for infinite distraction during life in quarantine. James Vincent in The Verge calls it “Google Earth for Radio.”)

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