May, 2019

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended two back-to-back blockchain events in Toronto, - the Blockchain Research Institute All-Member Summit followed by the inaugural Blockchain Revolution Global conference. Both events included a number of excellent talks and panels.

Martin Burns RIP

Dave Snowden

On the 11th of March this year I sat down for a meal at the Bridge Inn in Ratho (top picture) near Edinburgh with Martin and Lucy Burns along with Simon Wardley. It was the end of an enjoyable three days. Wales had beaten Scotland (just) to stay on course for the Grand Slam and I was there.

The Untapped Potential Of The Middle Manager

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: How would you feel if your publicly traded organization were able to improve its stock market returns by 7.6% annually? And what if it came. Dan's Related Posts: Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent.

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people.

Three Chaotic podcasts

David Weinberger

My book Everyday Chaos launched last week. As part of the launch, I gave some talks and interviews. Here are three of the conversations, three three great interviewers: Leonard Lopate, WBAI Hidden Forces podcast Berkman Klein book talk, and conversation with Joi Ito

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Facilitate is the new train

Clark Quinn

Ok, so I’m being provocative with the title, since I’m not advocating the overthrow of training. The main idea is that a new area for L&D is facilitation. However, this concept also updates training.

A Novel Method for Measuring the Value of Free Digital Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output, based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures.

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A&W Chose Purpose. I Chose It For Dinner.

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: You probably eat fast food. Many people do so daily. According to a CDC report, almost 40% of Americans consume fast food on a daily basis. Dan's Related Posts: My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration. What I Learned From My Daughter About Decision Making. Technology Was Supposed To Save Us. It Hasn’t. The Lost Trust Of Millennials With Big Business. Can We Truly Be Happy At Work? Thanks for reading.

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status update on society

Harold Jarche

Many of the changes we face today are similar to a time when a new communications technology came along and changed the face of Europe — print. The Protestant Reformation saw the rise of religious wars, which were later followed by the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment.

Many individuals spend time self-learning; but most organisations don’t provide time for it

Jane Hart

Time for self-Learning survey results. Modern Workplace Learning

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Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

It’s that time again. Someone pointed me to a post that touted the benefits of social learning. And I’m a fan ! However, as I perused it, I saw that was a bit of social silliness. So, let me be clear about why.

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AI and the Evolution of History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Seeking strategic niches in the cloud

Dion Hinchcliffe

While the market and many vendors continue to focus on public cloud infrastructure as the end-all, be-all of the future of computing, other companies are finding selective niches in vital areas that may have even more long term advantage

Dan Pontefract May 2019 Playlist (for the 80’s weirdos)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was 8 years old when the 1980s started and I was 18 when they ended. To say I was a child of the 80s. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos). Dan Pontefract February 2019 Playlist (for the lovers). Dan Pontefract March 2019 Playlist (for Claire and Cate). Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract January 2019 Playlist (homage to Peaky Blinders). Thanks for reading.

meetings, bloody meetings

Harold Jarche

My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. The Orders Format was something any officer could recite from memory.

Other May News:

Nine Shift

Other May news: * The year 2019 continues to look and feel just like 1919, dull, full of strife, inequality, and just plain awful to experience on a societal level. Brexit hit a new low, and the parallels with the U.S. seem to grow. Neither nation is able to turn the clock back to the last century, try as both nations are doing. Infrastructure postponed. The U.S. continues to slip into decline. Infrastructure going nowhere. No universal Internet; no big funding for trains.

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Packaging change

Clark Quinn

I’ve been looking at a couple of things, with a goal is to look for the sweet spot at the intersection. I’m looking at my missions, interests, and what’s resonating. And, I find, that they’re converging into a few things.

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Once Lumbering, Now Innovative Incumbents Hit Their Stride

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published Incumbents Strike Back , a global C-suite study based on survey data from over 12,800 executives from 112 countries, including CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, CIOs, and CHROs.

Fake news, harassment, and the robot threat: Some numbers

David Weinberger

Lee Rainie, of Pew Research, is giving a talk at a small pre-conference event I’m at. I’m a Lee Rainie and Pew Lifetime Fan. DISCLAIMERS: These are just some points Lee made. I undoubtedly left out important qualifiers. I’m sure I got things wrong, too. If I were on a connection that got more than […

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All hail the Houston Rockets—especially next year

Doc Searls

I thought the Rockets were great in last night’s game—and say that as a Warriors fan. (I I even had season tickets back in the Run TMC era, when tickets were still affordable).

“the strategic and purposeful production of ignorance”

Harold Jarche

“ You will not achieve an informed public simply by making sure that high quality content is publicly available and presuming that credibility is enough while you wait for people to come find it.

Top Story of May 2019

Nine Shift

#1 EVERYONE'S BEING BITCHY WITH YOU. You are trying to hold your organization together, plus learn the latest new software. People are retiring and leaving you with more to do, not even thanking you for continuing to contribute to their retirement and social security. The national news is bad, no matter what TV channel you try (or what political persuasion you hold). You are exhausted emotionally dealing with all the uncertainty about where your organization and even society is going.

How (Not) To Write Marketing Posts

Clark Quinn

You’ve seen my takedowns of various posts by now, and the flurry of fluff continues. It seems like there’s some baseline social media marketing course that everyone takes. And the very first thing is a series of steps that yields annoyance and embarrassment (or should).

Being brave

Euen Semple

Most of the organisations I work with have clearly defined groups whose needs they are intended to serve. Increasingly these days there is a desire reach out online to foster a real connection with those people, but most staff in most organisations find it ridiculously difficult to do so. As a participant in a workshop once said "How do you find your authentic voice while working in a stifling bureaucratic environment?"

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test. please ignore

David Weinberger

this is a test

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Here’s how Google can save podcasting from getting silo’d

Doc Searls

Give podcasting full respect by making it a search heading. Bing should do it too. Also DuckDuckGo. In fact all search engines should make podcasts a search heading. Simple as that. If they make podcasts a search heading, they’ll make podcasting too big a category to fracture into a forest of silos. This doesn’t mean Apple, Spotify and others can’t continue to offer subscriptions and other forms of aggregation. Or that ListenNotes will go out of business.

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the status quo

Harold Jarche

In understanding the shift , I wrote that as we make this transition — from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society — the confusion of post-modernism clouds our vision of a positive future.

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#2 Minneapolis First City To Eliminate Single Family Zoning

Nine Shift

Your children may not be able to live in a single family home 20 years from now. That’s because multiple residence zoning lessens inequality, helps renters, creates more dense communities, promotes light rail, is better for the environment, and more. Single family zoning was essential and mandatory for the now-fading suburbs. But now there’s a new movement: YIMBY. You know NIMBY, Not In My BackYard. Now people are saying Yes In My BackYard to the 21 st century.

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Hub or spoke?

Clark Quinn

How are learning design teams are distributed (or not) in an organization? I’ve seen both totally separate teams in organizations (spoke), and t otally central ones (hub), and of course gradations in between.

Zen and the art of truck driving.

Euen Semple

"I am lost, I am useless, I will never be able to do this." " Sound familiar? This is what goes round and round in my head every time I fail to find a building site that I am meant to be delivering to. The locations are not always obvious, even with a sat nav, and they are often in busy and crowded parts of towns. So the pressure builds, the feeling of incompetence increases, you get tired, you get frightened.

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Why Technology Training is Critical for Financial Services Companies

TOPYX LMS

Tech training is essential to the success of banking and other financial institutions - as much as 70 percent of financial services leaders are concerned about the speed of change in technology.¹

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann. Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

three pillars of leadership

Harold Jarche

“Hierarchical authority is much more effective at securing compliance than it is in fostering genuine commitment.” ” — Peter Senge. Senge and his team have identified three types of leadership in organizations. Local level — to experiment.

May 2019 Top NineShift Stories

Nine Shift

Only 7 more months til our story ends. The transformation of work and society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age will be complete by 2020. The NineShift “Grand Finale” will be held Thursday, Nov 21, in San Diego at the big LERN annual conference. Here’s the top 3 stories of the month. #3 3 Light Rail is the People’s Choice. New light rail is popping up all over. People want it.

New reality

Clark Quinn

I’ve been looking into ‘realities’ (AR/VR/MR) for the upcoming Realities 360 conference (yes, I’ll be speaking). And I found an interesting model that’s new to me, and of course prompts some thoughts. For one, there’s a new reality that I hadn’t heard of!

Happiness is.

Euen Semple

I know it is not everyone's cup of tea but as I negotiated my fully laden 32 tonne truck along the Chelsea embankment, into the centre of London and south to Elephant and Castle, negotiating tight narrow lanes, cyclists, pedestrians, everything London could throw at me, listening to my particularly good collection of bangin' house music on the truck's half decent speakers, I could not have been happier

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Corporate LMS Systems: When to Replace Outdated Software

TOPYX LMS

Corporate learning management systems provide a number of benefits to an organization: centralizing and standardizing company training, controlling L&D costs, and streamlining and improving the effectiveness of employee learning and development. LMS User Experience LMS Comparison Corporate LMS