Sat.Jan 14, 2017 - Fri.Jan 20, 2017

The Big Shift in Platform Business Models

John Hagel

Everywhere you look today, platform businesses are in the news. Most of the stories focus on what platforms do. Some highlight the value they provide in terms of ease and convenience in connecting with needed resources. Others focus on the risk of monopoly as network effects take hold and as platform participants become commoditized and their earnings squeezed. Relatively few look beneath the surface to try to understand the business models that drive platform businesses.

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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!

Luis Suarez

. On January 20th, it will mark the 20th year anniversary since I started working in the IT industry. A lot has happened over the course of the last two decades both on a personal and work levels, as you can imagine, and, yet, it feels as if it was just yesterday.

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Errors and misconceptions

Clark Quinn

When I was a grad student, my advisor looked a lot at error. HIs particular focus was to prevent it through good interface design. He characterized them as of two types: slips and mistakes. Slips are when you have the right intent, but from elements of our architecture end up making the wrong move.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work. But, how transformative will blockchain turn out to be?

bike friday

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I am currently in Copenhagen, the most bicycle friendly city in the world. This edition is dedicated to one of my favourite activities.

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Maybe we’re not such an awful species

David Weinberger

Wired has a post about [link] , a site that shows snippets of recently uploaded YouTubes that have had no views and that have a generic title. In just a few minutes, I saw scenes from around the world of what matters to people. Maybe I was just lucky, but what I saw is what peace is about. The post Maybe we’re not such an awful species appeared first on Joho the Blog

The need for vigilance.

Euen Semple

Yesterday I watched a moving special edition of The Antiques Roadshow focussed on relics of The Holocaust. One of the most chilling was a children's board game the object of which was to be the first to roundup and deport a set number of Jews. This was not a government propaganda exercise but a commercial product made for profit which was very successful!].

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is launched

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning Magazine is a new online publication that focuses on helping L&D departments do things differently and do different things in order to provide an effective service for today’s workforce.

Lady Gaga Can Sing Like They Used To

Nine Shift

I guess you had to be there. There's something about living the times, being there, that gets lost when later generations try it. Minor Hayward, who has the best swing radio show around, plays only the songs from the 1930s and 1940s, not later remakes.

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The maximalist approach to removing Trump

David Weinberger

The list of ways Trump’s term might be cut short ranges from impeachment, to the invocation of the 25th Amendment , to personal blackmail, to a Fact Ex Machina that is so awful and indisputable that it picks him up by his ill-fitting suit and kicks him into the Loser’s Suite of his new DC hotel.

Now We're Cooking With Gas

Nine Shift

With change comes the loss of even knowing what the last century was about. We lose the people who knew what that way of life was about, of course. But we even lose the ability to understand it. . So my favorite football announcer likes to say "Now we're cooking with gas" when the offense 'heats up' and moves the ball down the field. I like it when he says that. But that's not what that phrase meant. . In 1900 people cooked on wood or coal stoves. By 1920 people were cooking on gas stoves.