August, 2020

Tips to Avoid Millennials Marketing Hype

Clark Quinn

I received, in my email, a solicitation for a webinar titled 5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond. And, as you might imagine, it tweaked my sensibilities for the worse. My initial reaction is to provide, as a palliative, tips to avoid millennials marketing hype.

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The Cheat Sheet For LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

In my 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters, I outline 9 insightful yet super practical leadership lessons to help… The post The Cheat Sheet For LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Rules of engagement

Dave Snowden

I got a little angry in a Slack group a day or so ago at an attempt to manipulate what was possible, second time round with the individual in question which other participants might not have realised.

Why 70 Percent of Digital Transformations Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Companies either transform or die in industrial revolutions,” writes former P&G executive Tony Saldanha in his recently published book Why Digital Transformations Fail. “Digital transformation is our current generation’s attempt to transform in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

working smarter with pkm — transcripts

Harold Jarche

I have a series of three 3-minute videos presenting the personal knowledge mastery framework. They are supported by the Working Smarter with PKM field guide. The videos and the transcripts, for those who prefer to read rather than watch, are here. Working Smarter with PKM (3 minute videos). Part 1.

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Jane’s Personal Top 10 Tools for Learning in 2020

Jane Hart

The Top Tools for Learning 2020 (14th Annual) survey will close on Friday 21 August. Have you voted for your favourites yet? If not, you can do so by completing an online form here or else send a tweet to me, @C4LPT with your top 10 tools. I will reveal the Top 200 Tools for Learning […].

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The case for learning science

Clark Quinn

In a perfect world, we’d spend all the time we want on learning. However, we don’t live in that world, we live in the real world. Which means our decisions are about tradeoffs. Which means we have to evaluate the case for paying attention to research.

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3 Reasons Why Personalized Learning Projects Fall Short


Personalization is easier said than done — especially when delivering content at scale. While strategic visions may vary, the need to deliver the right content, to the right audience, at the right time, and in the right format, remains the same.

Are We Becoming a Decadent, Stagnating Society?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year I read a very interesting essay, “ The Age of Decadence ”, by NY Times columnist Ross Douthat. The essay is adapted from his recently published book The Decadent Society - How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success.

sense before stories

Harold Jarche

Beware the storytellers and praise the sensemakers. In story skepticism (2016) I suggested that while storytelling skills may be important, a critical network era skill will be the ability to deconstruct stories. When it comes to this pandemic, there is no shortage of stories.

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My Top Personal Learning Tools 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jane Hart has issued her annual call for our top ten e-learning tools, and here's mine. I've named my list 'personal learning tools' because I think of learning as an activity that blends my own activities as a 'student' with those as a 'teacher'.

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Thinking Transformation

Clark Quinn

This pandemic has led to everyone scrambling to work digitally. And it’s not really a transformation (which shouldn’t be ‘digital first’), but rather just ‘move what we do online’. And that’s understandable. Over time, however, I think we want to shift our mindset.

Enter to Win 1 of 25 Signed Copies of LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Want to win a free, super awesome leadership book? The post Enter to Win 1 of 25 Signed Copies of LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Time for advertising to call off the dogs

Doc Searls

Is this the way you want your brand to look? Digital advertising needs to sniff its own stench, instead of everybody’s digital butts.

The AI Factory: A New Kind of Digital Operating Model

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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perpetual beta 2020

Harold Jarche

For 16 years my primary sensemaking medium has been this blog. This is where half-baked thoughts get tested, changed, and recombined. They reflect my interactions on social media, experiences through professional engagements, and conversations with colleagues around the world.

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dum vivimus, vivamus

Dave Snowden

I’ve been occupied by and with COVID now for more months that I care to think about and the blog has been sadly neglected. Zoom has achieved a level of intimacy with my life that I wish to break and the lack of real human contact and audiences is stressful. Notonly that time is simply flying by.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2020

Clark Quinn

It’s time, once again, for Jane Hart’s excellent Top 10 Tools for Learning survey. And, so, it’s time once again for my reflections. Here are my take on the top 10 tools that support my learning. The first way I learn is to process what I’ve seen.

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Dan Reads! Lesson #2: Play for Meaning – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

Dan Pontefract

Dan reads from Chapter 2 of LEAD. his 4th book. The post Dan Reads! Lesson #2: Play for Meaning – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online: Part One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note: this is an unedited audio transcript generated by the Google sound recorder app on my Pixel 4. In the future I may edit it (or if you want to, feel free). For now, I provide it as is for your enjoyment.

Reconnecting Society and Reopening the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, MIT Connection Science held it’s annual Sponsors’ Meeting online. The virtual meeting included a number of very interesting presentations.

top tools 2020

Harold Jarche

Every year, Jane Hart asks, “What are the most popular, useful, valuable, digital tools for learning?” ” and this year has added, “How has lockdown affected the tools used for learning and development in 2020?”

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Misadventures in Content Production: Copying & Pasting is Not Reuse


The term “reuse” gets thrown around a lot in regard to content management and maintenance, particularly when dealing with content at scale. But did you know that most content authoring and management tools that tout reuse are essentially just copying and pasting?

The plusses and minuses of learning science research

Clark Quinn

A person who I find quite insightful (and occasionally inciteful ;) is Donald Clark. He built and sold Epic, an elearning company, and now he leads a learning AI company, Wildfire.

Dan Reads! Lesson #3: Stay Present – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post Dan Reads! Lesson #3: Stay Present – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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Bet on obsolescence

Doc Searls

The shift to contactless physical retail and promise of haptics for online retail

Trends in the Living Networks

Yesterday the Sunrise national breakfast TV program featured brief excerpts from an interview with me highlighting two related key trends: Physical retail is going contactless, avoiding touch where possible, and online retail is using haptics to enable touch and feel at a distance.

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the future of schooling post-coronavirus

Harold Jarche

I have been asked to present some issues on the future of schooling post-covid for a group of educators in Australia in early September. Any feedback to this post would be appreciated. In my research on schooling, I have found that the education system is a lagging indicator.

Is Anthos the edge Google needs in enterprise cloud?

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

In 3rd place in the cloud wars for years, the emergence of Google's Anthos last year was a welcome move that makes a versatile multicloud future for businesses not just a possibility, but a practical option today. But is this what Google needs to truly succeed in the cloud industry

Curious about Curiosity

Clark Quinn

When you’re looking into motivation, particularly for learning, certain elements get mentioned again and again. So I’ve heard ‘relevance’, ‘ meaningfulness ‘, consequences, and more. Friston suggests that we learn to minimize surprise.

Dan Reads! Lesson #1: Be Relatable – LEAD. CARE. WIN. Excerpt

Dan Pontefract

Dan reads from Chapter 1 of LEAD. his 4th book. The post Dan Reads! Lesson #1: Be Relatable – LEAD. Excerpt appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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A side view of the Ranch 2 Fire

Doc Searls

What you see there is a cumulonimbus cloud rising to the north above Ranch 2 , a wildfire about fifteen miles east of here in the San Gabriel Mountains , just north of Asuza (one of too many towns to remember, in greater Los Angeles).

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How to Accurately Measure the Effectiveness of Remote Training


Due to COVID-19, working from home has become the new normal for many employees. The Hartford Courant reported that a variety of major employers in Connecticut plan to keep employees working from home through 2020 during the coronavirus crisis.

sensemaking in uncertainty

Harold Jarche

When the pandemic broke out, the situation was generally chaotic and the best response was to act firmly, such as establish a lock-down as soon as possible. “In the chaotic domain, a leader’s immediate job is not to discover patterns but to stanch the bleeding.

A new IT landscape empowers the CIO to mix and match

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

IT has always had an outsized influence on which technologies are adopted by organizations large and small. Now cloud giants are rolling up customers into big suites that are easy to manage just as the obstacles that prevented best-of-breed drop away

Authentic Marketing

Clark Quinn

I’m not a marketing expert, or even a marketer, so take the following with the proverbial boulder of salt. Still, I have to market Quinnovation, and I’ve advised orgs on marketing (learning) products, and I’ve taken down a lot of bogus marketing.

New Report: #AI4Giving – Unlocking Generosity with Artificial Intelligence

Beth Kanter

Today, Allison Fine and I are pleased to announce the release our paper, Unlocking Generosity with Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Giving.