November, 2018

Culture: the subject

Dave Snowden

The Oxford English Dictionary defines culture as “The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively” and “The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society”.

Employees Have Become So Busy They Have Given Up On Learning

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In today’s organization, speed has become a weapon against learning. Time to market, time to innovate, and time to exploit are now bullets in the.

The Impact of AI on the World Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about the economic value of AI based on a recently published report by PwC. The report’s overriding finding was that AI technologies and applications will increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030, the equivalent of an additional $15.7

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Mindset and Heartset

John Hagel

Is mindset all there is? I recently attended a gathering of senior executives seeking to drive change in their organizations and was struck by how much mindset dominated the conversation. It was all about the assumptions and beliefs of the people in their organizations. They wanted to know what kind of evidence and reasoning would help to change these assumptions and beliefs. The key assumption in the room was that it was all about the mind.

MWL Newsletter No 92

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 18-24 November 2018. [L&D L&D don’t “own” learning, learning as a daily habit, spotlighting the MWL track at LearnTec 2019 & more}. Modern Workplace Learning

New York lights

Doc Searls

I had a bunch of errands to run today, but also a lot of calls. And, when I finally got up from my desk around 4pm with plans to head out in the car, I found five inches of snow already on the apartment deck. Another five would come after that. So driving was clearly a bad idea.

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Mapping ….

Dave Snowden

Back in March 2018 I posted on the differences between models, frameworks, methods, manifestos and creeds; the first in a series of posts on Agile.

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A Biological Approach to Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Darwinian principles seem to apply in business almost as much as in biology.

Ode to Trees

John Hagel

I stand in awe of trees. They bend with the wind But they stand their ground. They stand tall Yet constantly reach for the sky Branching in so many directions, Searching for the sun and stars While firmly rooted in one place. They can stand alone, But they seek out each other And live longer together. They appear silent But they actively communicate Not only with each other But with many other living things In the ground. Their energy Comes from connection.

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So, Now What?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It never ceases to amaze me how many issues can crop up in our lives. Some of them deserve our attention, and some do not. Dan's Related Posts: Distractedness Is Quickly Becoming The Organization’s Top Issue.

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Connectivism and Language Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is in response to the following question from a student in Iran: I am going to start an academic project on the application of connectivism in the context of foreign language acquisition.

MWL Newsletter No 90

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 4-10 Nov. TBL to save the Web, how to understand company culture, take the robot jobs test, 4 myths about the skills gap, & more]. Modern Workplace Learning

curiosity and resolve

Harold Jarche

Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, was the first recipient of the Stephen Hawking Fellowship at Cambridge Union. His lecture to a crowd of about 400 was covered by The Independent — Apple designer Jony Ive explains how ‘teetering towards the absurd’ helped him make the iPhone.

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The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2016, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC).

Gratitude for Spiritset

John Hagel

In my last blog post , I explored the need to expand beyond our current focus on mindset and to appreciate the role that heartset plays in shaping our beliefs, choices and actions. In reflecting on this framing, I’ve come to realize I left out a third element that provides a foundation and context for both mindset and heartset – it’s our spiritset. What’s that? Well, it’s a made-up word, but I’m looking for symmetry with the word that dominates most of our discussions today – mindset.

The Five Rules Of Managing Up

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Most of us have a boss. Some of us actually like them. The “boss” is that person who is ultimately responsible for your status in. Dan's Related Posts: Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram.

Onwards and upwards

Dave Snowden

It’s been a long year and probably the sparsest period of writing for me in the last twenty years. It’s been a year of hard decisions, a few mistakes and a chance (as any period of adversity represents) to discover your true friends.

Making Multiple Choice work

Clark Quinn

For sins in my past, I’ve been thinking about assessments a bit lately. And one of the biggest problems comes from trying to find solutions that are meaningful yet easy to implement. You can ask learners to develop meaningful artifacts, but getting them assessed at scale is problematic.

finding community

Harold Jarche

Many work teams today are distributed geographically, culturally, or in different time zones. But trust is required before real knowledge-sharing can happen. This is especially the case of sharing complex knowledge which requires strong social ties for trusted professional relationships.

Blockchain’s Potential for Environmental Applications

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today’s workplace

Euen Semple

First day of proper HGV driving (I'd previously done a day but in a 3.5 tonne van). Great fun. Lots of complicated reversing, having to unload gazillions of window frames on my own, and the general nervous wear and tear of manipulating 7.5

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Here’s Why I Love The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Even More (Hint: It’s About Their Preparation)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: You don’t have to be a fan of the Beatles to appreciate their brilliance. Over their relatively short career as the fab four from Liverpool, Dan's Related Posts: What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Goodbye, Gord. My (Re) View Of That Night In Kingston. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

Insights from the Internet Time Alliance (2018)

Jane Hart

On the 3rd anniversary of the death of Jay Cross, the Founder of the Internet Time Alliance, we – Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn and I – share some insights from the 5 of us over the years. Modern Workplace Learning

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Developing learning to learn skills

Clark Quinn

I’m an advocate of meta-learning, that is: learning to learn. Not just because it’s personally empowering, but because it can and should be organizationally empowering. The problem is, little is talked about how to develop it. And I have to say that what I do see, seems inadequate.

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curiosity, creativity, complexity, & chaos

Harold Jarche

In complexity, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. Cooperation is also a driver of creativity as it enables more and varied connections with people and with ideas.

Credit where overdue

Doc Searls

The original pioneer in space-based telephony isn’t @ElonMusk (though he deserves enormous credit for his work in the field, the latest example of which is SpaceX ‘s 7,518-satellite Starlink network, and which has been making news lately).

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Blockchain In Government

Euen Semple

Last week's Blockchain In Government conference that I hosted in Washington was great fun. Thanks to Jane Dysart and Information Today for taking the leap and organising it. We managed to pull together a really smart bunch of people directly involved in implementing blockchain in a number of interesting ways. It yet again reinforced my impression that once you get past the crypto currency hype there is much to be excited about with the advent of this new technology.

Elephants Have Long Memories. So Should You.

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: As far as favourite pets go, for me, it was probably my orca whale. In a modest neighbourhood where I grew up, for some reason, Dan's Related Posts: Amidst Uncertainty the Inuksuk Surfaces. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. Magnanimous: The Word of 2017. Can We Truly Be Happy At Work? Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Career leadership elephants memory revenge Thinking

Spotlighting Clark Quinn in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

Jane Hart

I am delighted that Clark Quinn will be joining us on Tuesday 29 January 2019. The title of Clark’s session is Professionalism in Practice: Debunking Learning Myths, Superstitions, and Misconceptions . Modern Workplace Learning

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And the myths go on

Clark Quinn

Yet another silly post I stumbled upon. And last week at a conf someone said they liked my take-downs. If you disagree, let me know, but otherwise here’s yet another bunch of marketing hype. Hopefully no one uses this for any real decisions!

network literacies

Harold Jarche

Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service.

Really?

Doc Searls

It’s misses like this that have people thinking there’s nothing to fear from AI. adtech Business marketing AI ml pinterest

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Difference

Euen Semple

One of the pleasures of my work, both speaking and now driving, is the number and range of types of people that I meet. It struck me the other day how nice they all are. Watching a porter help a blind man into the hotel here in Washington yesterday; having someone call after me when I dropped something out of my pocket in NY; the amount of kindness I have been shown by pretty much everyone I have encountered as I learn the ropes of truck driving.

In Con Text

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In Con Text The goal was to survive the storm, For then we might truly transform, Along came a text Oh my, “what is. Dan's Related Posts: Sweet Spot Synergy. Do We Need Textpectations? In Progress . “It’s

Spotlighting the “L&D in the modern workplace” session in the MWL track at LearnTec 2019

Jane Hart

In the afternoon of Thursday 31 January, the final session will be focused on L&D in the modern workplace and I very pleased that we have two great speakers in that session plus an open fishbowl discussion. Modern Workplace Learning

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Citations

Clark Quinn

Following on my thoughts on writing yesterday, this was a topic that didn’t fit (the post got too long ;). So here we go. Colleagues have written that citations are important. If you’re making a claim, you should be able to back it up.

symptoms, causes, & idiots

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. white_owly — “Symptoms love dressing up as causes. And causes love hiding behind them.” ” “Between stimulus and response there is a space.