September, 2018

The landscape of narrative

Dave Snowden

Back in 2014 I wrote the entry on organisational story telling for the Sage Handbook on Action Research. I wasn’t wild about the title at the time as I felt that was only one aspect of the field.

10 Trends for Digital Learning in 2018

Jane Hart

Today, Monday 24 September, I released the Top Tools for Learning 2018 , which I compiled from the results of the 12th Annual Digital Learning Tools Survey. Every vote was manually processed in order to get a picture of this year’s contributors (as well as mitigate gaming of the voting).

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Now Available: Paperback Versions of FLAT ARMY and THE PURPOSE EFFECT

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Lost in the shuffle of releasing my third book, OPEN TO THINK, is the news my first two books are now available in paperback. Dan's Related Posts: Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social physics first emerged over 200 years ago as an attempt to understand society and human behavior using laws similar to those of the physical sciences.

Approaching E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who is this course for? If you're reading this, then this course is for you. You've demonstrated the main criterion: some degree of interest in the subject matter of the course. You might be thinking: this course looks too difficult, too technical, or too high level.

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The Journey Begins

John Hagel

As we return from our summer holidays, this may be a good time to reflect on the journeys that we are on. A key part of my journey has been writing, but all my writing has been non-fiction (at least as far as I know). Recently, I’ve felt a pull into poetry, something I had never considered. I made a first tentative stab with a short poem that I posted on social media on July 5 and I got such an encouraging response that it motivated me to take the next step. What journey are you on?

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The liminal nature of narrative

Dave Snowden

I’ve been delayed in getting this second post in the series of the role and nature of narrative published. Many things going on in Cognitive Edge at the moment and I’ve had to make a couple of big decisions and I’m dealing with the aftermath of one and the promise of another.

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The People That Made OPEN TO THINK Come Alive

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Today is “pub day,” one where an author annoys his or her network about the release of a new book. While I may be proud. Dan's Related Posts: Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important.

Deep Learning: Is it Approaching a Wall?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Deep learning and related machine learning advances have played a central role in AI’s recent achievements, giving computers the ability to be trained by ingesting and analyzing large amounts of data instead of being explicitly programmed.

a personal learning model

Harold Jarche

The Seek > Sense > Share framework of personal knowledge mastery was the result of many iterations over almost 15 years. It is simple to understand but under it are many layers.

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The biggest insights and trends in digital transformation for 2019

Dion Hinchcliffe

Many organizations have embarked on the journey of digital transformation over the last several years to sustainably reinvent themselves in modern terms. The first crop of lessons learned should now be evident but have been challenging to isolate and capture until recently. It's also clear that those lessons learned have been hard won, so we must build on them. Here's what we know so far

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Context in narrative work

Dave Snowden

One quote from my contribution to the ‘StoryTheFuture’ event was picked up in social media. I’m not sure it really qualifies as going viral but it did have some impact. I said: Stop telling leaders to tell stories and (instead) get them to take actions that will generate stories.

MWL Newsletter No 80

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 26 Aug – 1 Sep. (L&D L&D you are what you measure, 5 steps to create culture of cont learning, hierarchy is enemy of learning, & more). Modern Workplace Learning

The Link Between Creative Thinking And Your Time

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: One of the reasons you might suffer from a lack of creativity boils down to time. You have become so busy, there is no time. Dan's Related Posts: Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking.

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin was created about a decade ago, with the release of the original design paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , under the pen name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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contradictions and creative desperation

Harold Jarche

In my last post on continuous learning for collaboration , I mentioned that one of the primary reasons to promote learning at work is because it is directly linked to innovation. Gary Klein examined 120 case studies and in, Seeing What Others Don’t , identified five ways that we gain insight.

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The Real Value of Labor

John Hagel

It’s Labor Day in the US, so what better day to reflect on how misunderstood workers are? Truth be told, workers are often viewed as a cost by many institutions. In fact, that’s where they appear on financial statements – they’re a major expense item on the income statement. That view of workers naturally sets up an “us vs. them” and “win/lose” mindset. The institution wins when it can eliminate workers, make them work longer hours for the same pay or pay them less, but the workers lose.

Narratives of & by the Leader

Dave Snowden

I left the question of the role of the leader in story telling open in yesterday’s post. My contention remains that in anything involving change, actions generally speak louder than words. But there is a time and a place for story telling.

Building a culture of continuous improvement, learning & development at work

Jane Hart

Building a culture of continuous improvement, learning & development at work. Modern Workplace Learning

Everything Is Urgent! Everything Is Urgent! Everything Is Urgent!

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s the middle of a client meeting. There are six of us. We are discussing the rather dismal results of a team’s level of engagement. Dan's Related Posts: Maybe We Should Be More Like a Fridge at Work.

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fewer workers is one of the key reasons for our stagnant economic growth. Over the coming decades, the labor force is expected to shrink in most parts of the world as fertility rates continue to decline, especially in advanced and emerging economies.

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the previous segment I decided to create a course with modules and sections, and set up the modules. I'll fill out the actual content of those modules over time. But now I need to stance face-to-face with something I've been dreading.

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I Can't Help, I'm "In the Office" Today

Nine Shift

Some changes make even my head spin. Here's one. My wife Julie called Alaska Airlines lost baggage people to find out if they had found our luggage yet. Very helpful woman, but said she couldn't access all her records since she is "working in the office today.".

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Design, value & constraint

Dave Snowden

The pictures here are from the first ever Cynefin Retreat in Snowdonia last year; our fourth retreat, the third of 2018 will be in the same location in a few weeks time. Last year we put together some interesting people and just let things happen; this year we have been more structured.

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toward distributed governance

Harold Jarche

Last year I wrote a post — cities & the future of work — as an introduction to my session with the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland.

What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin When I say that.

Interconnected

Euen Semple

Most of the time I get excited about how interconnected we are becoming. The way technology helps us to realise that our actions have consequences to others as well as ourselves. A harsh word posted while in a bad mood sends out ripples that we can see coming back to us. We can choose to take responsibility for those consequences and adjust. But our interconnectedness can also have dire consequences.

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MWL Newsletter No 84.

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 23-29 September 2018. Learning is an internal process, continuous learning for collaboration, we need agile people, & more). Modern Workplace Learning

Confused Reader Says U.S. Not a Democracy

Nine Shift

Breaking news for the founding fathers and authors of the Constitution. Or not. . A confused NineShift reader alleges that the United States "is a republic, not a democracy.". I believe this might be a fad-of-the-day, certainly not a fact of the day, for those who support destroying our democracy.

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Are Decisions the Key?

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, now, Brenda Sugrue posited that Bloom’s Taxonomy was wrong. And, she proposed a simpler framework. I’ve never been a fan of Bloom’s; folks have trouble applying it systematically (reliably discriminating between various levels).

complexity & chaos — the new normal

Harold Jarche

A major challenge I have had in my organizational change work is getting people to understand that complicated environments are different from complex ones, and the latter are almost always the situation when people are involved.

The Three-Legged Stool Of Any Leaders Authentic Purview

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: “Form an army, agree on the obligations of a shared purpose, and then free as many people as possible from minds that have become mausoleums.”

Your phone doesn't have to be your enemy.

Euen Semple

It has been interesting using the beta of iOS 12 for the past month or so and the new functionality that allows me to keep a track of my phone usage. By far the greatest use of my phone is reading books, followed by activities related to managing my work, then general productivity, and only then social media. My phone allows me to: Read more books than ever before. Maintain a task list that allows me to keep track of all the things I have to do. Monitor my sleep patterns.

We can do better than selling our data

Doc Searls

If personal data is actually a commodity, can you buy some from another person, as if that person were a fruit stand? Would you want to? Well, no. Nor is there much if any evidence that businesses will want to buy personal data from individuals, on a per-person basis, especially when they can still get it for free. GDPR withstanding , alas.).

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Depression Week

Nine Shift

Last week most of the dozen young people Julie is watching out for called in panic. All at once, it seemed to her. Depression, panic attacks, anxiety, worries and stress. They are smart, young, not given a chance in college, and mostly (but not all) male.

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Revisiting personal learning

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I tried a stab at an innovation process. And I was reminded of it thinking about personal learning, and looked at it again. And it doesn’t seem to aged well. So I thought I’d revisit the model, and see what emerged.

post-modernity: a way-station to the future

Harold Jarche

The TIMN Model describes how people have organized through history — first we lived as Tribes, then Institutions (church & state) dominated, and now Markets reign supreme. Each new form did not obsolesce the previous ones, but did change them.