April, 2019

Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The next wave of digital innovation is coming. Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us.

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Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves

Jane Hart

Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In this episode, Dan Pontefract discusses the important question of “How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?” ” with insights about. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time.

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working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Improving Organizational Performance. Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein.

Where public radio rocks

Doc Searls

Where does public radio rock—or even rule? And why? To start answering those questions, I looked through Nielsen ‘s radio station ratings , which are on the Radio Online site.

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Cynefin St Davids Day 2019 (2 of 5)

Dave Snowden

It’s taken longer than I hoped but I now have the time to complete my series of five update posts on Cynefin. In my last post I explained the change from ‘Simple’ to ‘Obvious’ in the ordered domain.

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How much time do you spend self-learning?

Jane Hart

So how much do YOU spend on some planned self-learning a week – not just formal learning (i.e. by taking online courses) but in informal ways like accessing online resources (videos, blogs, podcasts, web articles, etc). as well as interacting with the people in your professional network?

Tiger Woods: What An Incredible Story Of Resilience

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I found myself teary-eyed after the 2019 Masters golf tournament. Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket and fifteenth major golf tournament. I, on the. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room? What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Leisure. Who Am I? Who I Am. Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

social learning is innate

Harold Jarche

Social learning is a key theme of mine because imitation is how we learn as a species. Social learning is best explained by Albert Bandura, recognized as the most eminent psychologist of the modern era.

The Push and Pull of Paradox

John Hagel

Paradox is everywhere We just have to see it But first we must look And want to see But we don’t. We crave understanding And simplicity. Paradox makes us uncomfortable. We want order And harmony. And paradox challenges that. We push paradox Out of sight. But if we’re driven to learn, Paradox has powerful pull. Paradox can propel us To new levels. It invites us to explore And challenges our beliefs. How can two opposites be true? But we must be willing To evolve.

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Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (4 of 5)

Dave Snowden

The introduction of liminality to Cynefin necessitated a slight rethinking of the main dynamics within Cynefin. To be clear multiple dynamics are possible but over the years these have emerged as the dominant ones. As the name implies the dynamics in Cynefin are all about movement between domains.

AI and our Social Interactions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently wrote about the event I attended on February 28 to celebrate the launch of MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing.

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On Connectivism and Scale

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Image: Sui Fai John Mak - [link] Martin Weller makes some excellent points in his recent post on connectivism and scale, and they merit a short response.

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Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’ve always been into the “weirdos.” ” Be it the artists, poets, designers or musicians. I’d even classify myself as one, although I’m not as clever.

sensemaking in a networked world

Harold Jarche

It’s a networked world. As we become more connected we should not be cutting out social media, instead we should be using them in smarter ways so that we are sensemaking beyond the outrage. Don’t teach people how to fish.

Infomediaries - A Significant Untapped Opportunity

John Hagel

In a book I wrote 20 years ago, I identified an opportunity that has yet to be addressed, but is becoming more and more attractive. Sometimes when you’re on the edge, it takes a little more time than you thought for opportunities to emerge in practice. The book is Net Worth: Shaping Markets When Customers Make the Rules and I wrote it with my friend and collaborator, Marc Singer.

Monocarpic banality

Dave Snowden

I’m starting to think that it is only a matter of time before I graduate from being merely curmudgeonly and cynical to full blown cantankerousness. Now these are commonly seen as negative words. Johnson defined a curmudgeon as “An avaricious churlish fellow; a miser, a niggard’.

Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read two interesting reports on the state of globalization in 2019, one by The Economist, the second by the McKinsey Global Institute. They both agree on the facts, - globalization and global trade have been undergoing considerable changes since the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Value

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You sometimes hear me stumble over the word 'value', the way I did in a recent interview. Let me explain why. The word 'value' is widely used in our field and elsewhere.

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Book Review: The Good Fight

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Conflict is a natural part of life. It happens at home, in the community, and of course in our place of work. So why is. Dan's Related Posts: Why I Love Netflix’s Decision-Making Culture. When Power Overthrows Common Sense. Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign? Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement.

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finding and sharing information

Harold Jarche

One of the challenges we face in our professional and personal lives is making sense of the flow of information that passes by us each day and then aligning that with our current priorities and challenges.

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Surprise and safety

Clark Quinn

As I reflect further on the improved surprise model, I realize there’s one thing I missed. The model gives a motivation for learning, and an implication for design. But there’s one thing more in the model, and one more implication for design. And this has to do with safety.

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A reflection from the Cynefin™ Retreat on the Aran Islands in Ireland

Dave Snowden

The Aran Island Cynefin™ Retreat on narrative was a resounding success. It was a small and intimate group which suited the remote, but spectacular setting.

What Might Work Look Like in 2030?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A number of recent studies have taken a close look at the the future of work over the next 10 to 15 years. For example, a December, 2017 report by McKinsey examined which jobs will likely be displaced by automation through 2030, as well as which jobs are likely to be created over the same period, based on data from 46 countries.

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On the Creative Commons Certificate Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A week ago, by way of a post in the Creative Commons Open Education Platform discussion list, I became aware of the Creative Commons Certificate course, "an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons."

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Boeing’s Attitude Reminds Us Of The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: A few weeks ago Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed, killing all 157 people on board. Ever since, the makers of the 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing, Dan's Related Posts: The Sorry State Of Wells Fargo Continues. Lessons In Culture From United Airlines. Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent. Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Your Organization’s Purpose.

learning with complexity

Harold Jarche

Two technologies — machine learning , and the internet — are changing our understanding of the world by showing that we really cannot understand large scale complexity. “We don’t use these technologies because they are huge, connected, and complex. We use them because they work.

Lag time

Euen Semple

It is disconcerting how often ideas that I have been banging on about, for years in some cases, are only now beginning to emerge in mainstream media and podcasts. I list them here for handy reference: We all have a volume control on mob rule. The future is too important to leave to technologists. The ideology of algorithms is an inescapable challenge that we all have to address. We can all change our worlds, one conversation at a time. And of course, Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do

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Cynefin St David’s Day 2019 (5 of 5)

Dave Snowden

In my final post in this update series on Cynefin and I’m reserving the right to change things when I think about it more. I’ve been playing with options here on trains to and from particularly dark productions of tragic operas and the experience may have influenced by thinking.

Reflection on reflection

Clark Quinn

Of late, there’ve been a few dialogs on Twitter. As I opined in the recent podcast I was interviewed in, using Twitter for a dialog is kind of new. I’m not talking about a tweet chat like #lrnchat (which I think is a great thing), but a out-loud dialog with others weighing in.

Forbes on 4 lessons from Everyday Chaos

David Weinberger

Joe McKendrick at Forbes has posted a concise and thoughtful column about Everyday Chaos, including four rules to guide your expectations about machine learning. It’s great to see a pre-publication post so on track about what the book says and how it applies to business

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This High-Tech Company Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Hire, Fire And Promote Employees

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Ginni Rometty is CEO, president and chairman of IBM. She has held the top job since 2012. When she joined the company in 1981, total. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. The Cognitive Era Is Cool But I’d Like To See The Human Era First. Artificial Intelligence Might Help Both Employees And Employers.

beyond the solutions at hand

Harold Jarche

“There is a need to deal with the problem independent of the solutions at hand. We have a tendency to define the problem in terms of the solutions we already have. We fail most often not because we fail to solve the problem we face, but because we fail to face the right problem.

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A Sufi Story worth remembering in our polarised times.

Euen Semple

“Upon entering a new country a traveler noticed an old man sitting under a tree. He approached him and asked about the people in his land. The old man answered by asking, ‘How are the people in your country?’. ‘Oh’ Oh’ said the traveler, ‘they are friendly, hospitable, and cheerful.’ Well,’ the old man said, ‘you’ll find them to be the same in my country.’.

Monocarpic banality

Dave Snowden

I’m starting to think that it is only a matter of time before I graduate from being merely curmudgeonly and cynical to full blown cantankerousness. Now these are commonly seen as negative words. Johnson defined a curmudgeon as “An avaricious churlish fellow; a miser, a niggard’.

Learning Tools and Uni Change

Clark Quinn

As part of a push for Learning Engineering , Carnegie Mellon University recently released their learning design tools. I’ve been aware of CMU’s Open Learning Initiative for a suite of reasons, and their tools for separate reasons. And I think both are good.

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