October, 2017

Scaling in complex systems

Dave Snowden

I wrote a series of posts about scaling over three year ago which in part addressed some of the perversities of methods focused on accreditation revenue to which I referred yesterday.

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Disruption Debate: Be open with change

Jane Hart

As part of Totara’s ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland has been speaking to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world. A few weeks ago he talked to me, and this is the summary of that conversation that appears on their website. Social learning

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Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? These are questions that have long been discussed.

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

Note: This post is based on several earlier ones.

Dear CEO

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Dear CEO, Now more than ever in our history we need you to lead. Frankly, with all due respect, what you have been serving up. Dan's Related Posts: Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose. Nine Tricky Questions And Nine Honest Answers Regarding Purpose. Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care. My Hopes for the Drucker Forum #gpdf14. Thanks for reading.

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The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two years ago, a group of leading CEOs from around the world met in China to discuss the major issues facing their companies in the global marketplace.

distributing power for the network era

Harold Jarche

A certain amount of command and control, exercised through a hierarchy is often necessary to get work done. I suggest temporary, negotiated hierarchies so that teams can form and re-form depending on what needs to be done.

Teaching in the Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary notes from the Tony Bates presentation at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Building an Effective Learning Environment What is knowledge, and how does learning occur. Analogy: coal.

Blog Post: Zoom World Values Day Knowledge Caf?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen My virtual Zoom World Values Day Café went off exceptionally well. 117 people registered from 25 countries but there is always a large drop-off and in the end I had 47 people from 16 countries - still a good turnout.

In the Tricotocon …

Dave Snowden

Over the years I’ve developed a range of facilitation and workshop techniques based on the underlying principles anthro-complexity. Ritual dissent is probably one of the best known but we also have large group facilitation based on Cynefin, Silent listening and a few others.

The role of L&D in 2018

Jane Hart

I am frequently asked for my thoughts on the role of L&D in the future. Here is my take on the important work required for the short-term future. Social learning

The True State of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The July-August issue of the Harvard Business Review features an article by NYU and IESE professor Pankaj Ghemawat , - Globalization in the Age of Trump : Protectionism Will Change How Companies Do Business - But Not in the Ways You Think.

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leadership is helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. This is due to increasing connections between everyone and everything. To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks.

Boston is the Top Radio Market for Sports

Doc Searls

So I did some research, and Boston wins, big: Boston. Philadelphia. Minneapolis. Detroit. Middlesex-Somerset-Union, NJ. Oklahoma City. Baltimore. Nashville. New York. Pittsburgh. Kansas City. Dallas-Fort Worth. Nassau-Suffolk, NY. Chicago. San Francisco. Columbus. Atlanta. Denver. Washington DC.

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Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Never Ending Conversation

Tony Karrer

Two articles are trending right next to each other on eLearning Learning this week: Over the past few years, I've been involved in many LMS Selection Processes. It's good to see articles that are focusing more on getting more out of their LMS without switching to a different provider.

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Initial working on identity

Dave Snowden

One of my best ever Opera experiences was back in 1986 when I went to what looks to have been the only production of Harrison Birtwhistle’s brilliant Mask of Orpheus. I didn’t know about complexity theory at the time and IBM was a decade away on the horizon.

A brief analysis of the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017

Jane Hart

I compiled the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017 (the 11th Annual Survey) from the votes of 2,174 learning professionals from 52 countries worldwide. Here is a brief analysis of what’s on the list and what it tells us about the current state of personal learning, workplace learning and education. Here … Social learning

A Novel Approach for Measuring the True Impact of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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the future of work is perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Automation is a force that is continuously changing the nature of human work. First it replaced brute force with powerful machines, changing the nature of agriculture, mining, construction, and other fields of human activity.

More Hypocrisy with Fearless Girl

Nine Shift

Americans love symbolism, rather than actually doing something constructive. Far easier to yell and scream over a symbol than solve the problem.

Revolutions take time

Doc Searls

The original version of this ran as a comment under Francine Hardaway ‘s Medium post titled Have we progressed at all in the last fifty years? My short answer is “Yes, but not much, and not evenly.” ” This is my longer answer.

Liminal Cynefin: the final cut?

Dave Snowden

The liminal version of Cynefin has been slowly evolving over the last few months. It was getting close in August but I wasn’t happy as it didn’t properly deal with disorder or the various Cynefin dynamics.

MWL Newsletter No 35

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 8-14 October 2017. Social learning

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Phil Hill Summary notes from the presentation at from at the World Conference on Online Learning , Toronto. Slides: [link] We forget about the perspective of time. Let’s look at 2011-2017. Thrun was saying (2012) 50 years from now there will only be ten institutions delivering higher education.

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Irony - - 100th Anniversary of Puerto Ricans Becoming Americans

Nine Shift

A little bit of irony as continental Americans discriminate against their fellow Americans living in Puerto Rico in hurricane aid. Yes, it is the 100th anniversary of Puerto Ricans becoming American citizens. . Fishing and tourist village in Puerto Rico.


Dear DSCC: unsubscribe means unsubscribe

Doc Searls

I have unsubscribed from the DSCC mailing list, which I never joined, multiple times. Here’s a screen shot of my last unsubscribe session, dated 21 October: That’s the third screen, after others that mute the unsubscribe option.

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Drawing lines …

Dave Snowden

An abiding memory of childhood is being sent home by a Chapel going Welsh Primary School teacher with instructions to prayer for my mother who was about to condemn herself to Hell by campaigning for Flintshire to go wet.

What are the most popular tools for …?

Jane Hart

This is a growing list of links to pages where you can find the most popular tools in different categories in 2017. Social learning

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the medium is the message

Harold Jarche

Hossein Derakhsahn states that with social media platforms like Facebook , “The very idea of knowledge itself is in danger” He goes on to describe how the web started as a text-based medium but has flipped into a new form of broadcast television.

Let's Take the Digital License Quiz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This article in a London School of Economic blog touts the benefits of the digital driver’s licence created by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in Australia, and notes that some 22% of Australian schools have registered for it.

Nature Deficit

Nine Shift

You would think getting out of doors in the city would count. But apparently, being out and about in the city doesn't come close, according to the research I read, to the mental benefits of being in a forest or mountain or (maybe?) isolated beach. . Joggers after their run.

Ya(cht) gotta love the Web

Doc Searls

A giant yacht was anchored just outside the harbor in Santa Barbara for much of this past week: Among its impressive features (though not especially visible in this, my shitty photo) is the helicopter on one of the aft decks.

Blog Post: An interview with Ana Neves about my work

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Ana Neves of KMOL recently interviewed me by email about my work with Conversational Leadership and the Knowledge Café You can find the article written in Portuguese on her website and here on Linkedin in English : It's a litte lengthy but I hope you find it useful and get to understand a little better why I think conversation is so important - not only in business but at a personal level and society at large