June, 2019

Cynefin & Theory of Constraints – Webinar II

Dave Snowden

This week CE hosted an open webinar on the topic of Cynefin & Theory of Constraints. This webinar featured CE practitioners and TOC experts, Steve Holt, Jabe Bloom, Greg Brougham, and Hilbert Robinson.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Identity plays a major role in our everyday life. It’s the key that determines the particular transactions in which we can rightfully participate as well as the information we’re entitled to access.

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The Paradox of Connection

John Hagel

We are becoming more connected with each other and less connected with each other at the same time. The Big Shift that we're experiencing on a global scale is full of paradox – this is just one of many, but a particularly important paradox to acknowledge and address.

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hybrid sailors

Harold Jarche

According to The Atlantic 2019-07 , the US Navy has been piloting a new way of manning its Littoral Combat class ships, which are modular by design. The crew are all multi-purpose, with several roles onboard and always learning new tasks. They operate with one-fifth the crew size of a regular ship.

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Labels for what we do

Clark Quinn

Of late there’s been a resurrection of a long term problem. While it’s true for our field as a whole, it’s also true for the specific job of those who design formal learning. I opined about the problem of labels for what we do half a year ago, but it has raised its head again.

Whence the Virtue of Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The word 'whence' means " from what place, source, or cause", and that is the question I would like to address with respect to the virtue of 'open'. The question is raised in the context of Heather Morrison's recent comments on The Dialectic of Open.

Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

Social media feeds in Summer 2018 here in the UK were, for those of us who work in the festival industry, awash with turtles trapped in plastic and discarded tents on no man’s land-esque muddy festival fields on a Monday morning. It was emotionally overwhelming and we were all fearful of how our own actions might be contributing, but not always sure how to help in a meaningful way, beyond giving a story a “like” or pleading with someone not to leave their tent behind. .

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10 reasons why you don’t need “learning technologies” to enable learning at work

Jane Hart

Here are 10 reasons why you don’t need dedicated learning technologies to enable and support learning at work. Modern Workplace Learning

liberating meetings

Harold Jarche

In meetings, bloody meetings I covered some common issues with how meetings are conducted and also provided some ways to address these. Another form is the silent meeting , put forth by David Gasca at Twitter and used at Amazon as well. These meetings are based on the common phenomena that most attendees do not read material in advance and that a slideshow is not the best way to convey complex information.

Stephanie Llamas #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Stephanie Llamas kicked off the Realities 360 conference by providing an overview of VR & AR industry. As a market researcher, she made the case for both VR and AR/MR. With trend data and analysis she made a case for growth and real uses. She also suggested that you need to use it correctly.

#1 Progressives Transform America This Month

Nine Shift

Last week was the clincher: progressives have transformed America for the rest of the century. The New York state legislature joined California and Europe in leading us in creating the societal infrastructure for this century.

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Housing 2019

Dave Snowden

This is a holding post. I will summarise the talk with links and details of the possible collaborative project tonight or more likely early tomorrow morning. In the meantime this is a longer lecture with some of the material in it.

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Is the Digital Revolution At Last Shaking Up Banking?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital transformations have generally followed three distinct stages. First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of back- and front-end processes.

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Book Review: Winners Take All

Dan Pontefract

It is quite possibly one of the most important books I’ve read in a while. Anand Giridharadas has crafted a compelling investigation into current day class systems. Winners Take All: The … Continue reading "Book Review: Winners Take All".

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I heard the news today …

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” David Bohm, via @cogden.

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A very insightful framework

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has just come up with something new and, to me, intriguing. Ok, so she’s a colleague from the Internet Time Alliance , and I’ve been a fan of her work for a while, but I think this is particularly good.

#4 Is Your City Too Expensive To Save From Climate Change?

Nine Shift

B anks, governments and companies are now calculating in dollars the cost of various responses to climate change.

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What new trends and technologies can we use to design and deliver modern training experiences?

Jane Hart

This is the question Jo Cook asked me in today’s TJ Talks. Here is my longer answer. Modern Workplace Learning

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The Evolution of Work in Urban Labor Markets

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I heard a very interesting keynote by MIT economist David Autor at the annual conference of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. The talk was based on his recently published paper Work of the Past, Work of the Future.

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The Failure of Reason

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

During yesterday's Future Trends Forum conversation featuring Kathleen Fitzpatrick - the author of Generous Thinking and proponent of reasoned debate between opposing parties - I asked a question that went roughly along the following lines: What if reason is what's at fault here?

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sixteen years

Harold Jarche

You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store. Sixteen Tons. Last week marked sixteen years as a freelancer.

Cognitions By Contexts

Clark Quinn

I have, in the past, talked about the three cognitions: situated , distributed , and social. Similarly, I talk about aligning with the contexts: how we think, work, and learn. I then wondered about how they interacted. Naturally, I diagrammed it (surprise, right?).

Dear @WashingtonPost

Doc Searls

This is wrong: Because I’m not blocking ads. I’m blocking tracking. In fact I welcome ads—especially ones that sponsor The Washington Post and other fine publishers. I’ll also be glad to subscribe to the Post once it stops trying to track me off their site. Same goes for The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal and other papers I value and to which I no longer subscribe.

How to promote daily self-learning in the workplace

Jane Hart

There is, rightly, a lot of talk nowadays about “lifelong learning” and “continuous learning” but more often than not, articles focus on “lifelong education” or “continuous training”. In other words, they emphasise the need for continuous formal learning, and, in organisational terms, this implies providing more and more training or access to online course libraries. […]. Modern Workplace Learning

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We Told You So, Again

Nine Shift

Last month's story on Minneapolis eliminating single family zoning was covered this month with a front page story in NYTimes. The story reported on a number of cities and the implications nationwide for housing in this century

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Dan Pontefract June 2019 Playlist (for myself, it’s my birthday!)

Dan Pontefract

I am in the midst of a social media break. It’s so weird. Ever since Twitter, Facebook and its ilk came into the picture more than a decade ago I … Continue reading "Dan Pontefract June 2019 Playlist (for myself, it’s my birthday!)". The post Dan Pontefract June 2019 Playlist (for myself, it’s my birthday!) appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Music Dan's Music Playlist

mindful finds

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A A writer ought not to be an opinion-machine … The job of the writer is to make us see the world as it is, full of many different claims and parts and experiences.” — Susan Sontag.

Graham Roberts #Realities360 Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Graham Roberts kicked off the 2nd day of the Realities 360 conference talking about the Future of Immersive Storytelling. He told about their experiences and lessons building an ongoing suite of experiences. From the first efforts through to the most recent it was insightful.

Blog Post: Leadership is a practice not a position of authority

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have been thinking and reading about leadership for some years now, especially leadership in the context of Conversational Leadership but only recently learned of the work of Ronald Heifetz at Harvard and discovered that his views on leadership were remarkably similar to mine.

5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS

Xyleme

Learning organizations understand that they must evolve with the rapidly changing modern learning ecosystem.

#2 Why Bernie Sanders Resembles the Greatest U.S. Senator in History

Nine Shift

He was a U.S. Senator 100 years ago, and was later named the greatest U.S. Senator in history. Bernie Sanders resembles him today. . He was Robert M. La Follette, Republican, from Wisconsin. He fought for things we take for granted, like the public electing our U.S. Senators. But 100 years ago, he was alone in advocating for the changes, thus earning the nickname “Fighting Bob.”.

Wittgenstein and Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

NB This is only a very preliminary sketch of what should really be a longer treatment. I was asked: 1) Today I found a great idea in your work that I've been thinking about a lot recently.

Providing Contractor Training with LMS Software: 3 Simple Tips

TOPYX LMS

Over the past 10 years, flexible contract work has increased by 56 percent.¹

The ARG experience

Clark Quinn

In preparing a couple of presentation for the Realities 360 conference coming up late this month, I got thinking about ARGs again. ARGs (alternate reality games) were going to be the thing, but some colleagues suggest that the costs were problematic.

Blog Post: To have a conversation, you have to be comfortable being human

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I have long been a huge fan of David Weinberger. Read more about him here and watch the video. He is such an amazing thinker. In particular, I love his insights into conversation such as the one below. To have a conversation, you have to be comfortable being human - acknowledging you don't have all the answers, being eager to learn from someone else and to build new ideas together. You can only have a conversation if you're not afraid of being wrong.

To see a world in a grain of sand

Euen Semple

Yesterday as I was filling my truck with diesel at the end of the day I looked down at the ground and started noticing the concrete surface of the petrol station forecourt. It wasn't just concrete, there were tiny flecks of stone in it. Differently shaped bits, varying in colour and likely origin. It was raining heavily so the surface was wet. It was glistening under the bright lights of the canopy above me.

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#3 Girls Now Getting Depressed, Schools Discover

Nine Shift

The boys have been depressed for over two decades, with 100,000 of them dying of despair this year, about the same as died in WWI. The girls are now depressed too, schools discovered this month. We have a young woman friend, in law school, who told us when she gets a panic attack sometimes she blacks out. . Girls have been depressed before this year of course; but this year schools apparently woke up to it, and started asking for more mental health counselors for their schools.

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