Sat.Jan 28, 2017 - Fri.Feb 03, 2017

Don’t prescribe sainthood

Dave Snowden

One of the many things that has always frustrated me about too many organisational change theories and practices is the assumption of sainthood. A model of the organisation, or its leaders, or the ideal employee or whatever is created.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.

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Reordering the Serious eLearning Manifesto

Clark Quinn

So, as you may know (and if you don’t, you should ), almost three years ago now, I teamed up with colleagues Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, & Will Thalheimer (all worth knowing about) and put together the Serious eLearning Manifesto. And I believe it’s a good thing.

Some Ideas To Inspire Your Business to Consider Learning in the Workplace (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine, by Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions. “I don’t know about you but it’s rare that any mandated traditional training inspires me anymore.

chaos & cooperation

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 finishing three weeks in Europe so many of these posts reflect the interactions I had in Copenhagen, London, and Antwerp. umairh : “ Fascism counts on you.

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Other writings

Clark Quinn

It occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;). My blog posts are pretty regular (my aim is 2/week), but tend to have ideas that are embryonic or a bit ‘evangelical’ First, I’ve written four books; you can check them out and get sample chapters at their respective sites: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games.

William James, dude

Mind Hacks

William James, founding father of modern psychology is often known by photos of him in his later years. But, here we see him in his early twenties on a trip to Brazil and looking f.i.n.e. See the full photo on Wikimedia Commons: William James in Brazil, 1865. h/t @ GregoryHickok on twitter.

Continuous, Curated Learning: The Business Case (New article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article by Stephen Walsh of Anders Pink: “we need curated content to help us stay sharp and continuously learn. But who’s going to find and filter this content? Most people don’t have the time to do it for themselves every day.

Daily Exercise (in challenging times)

Euen Semple

Work out what you do, why it matters, and how it helps others. If you fail at any of the above, do something else. Rinse and repeat

Story of the Week: Why This Train Route is Important To You

Nine Shift

A new train route to Lima, Ohio, through Plymouth, Indiana, is being proposed. Here's why this is news, and important to you. First, I've never heard of Plymouth, Indiana, either. And that's the first point. This is a train that will serve average cities, like yours. Like everyone's.

William James, dude

Mind Hacks

William James, founding father of modern psychology is often known by photos of him in his later years. But, here we see him in his early twenties on a trip to Brazil and looking f.i.n.e. See the full photo on Wikimedia Commons: William James in Brazil, 1865. h/t @ GregoryHickok on twitter.

Blog Post: Alternative facts are not really facts

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am sure most of you by now will have heard the phrase alternative facts. This is what Wikipedia says if you are not familiar with the term.

How to fix the WordFence wordfence-waf.php problem

David Weinberger

My site has been down while I’ve tried to figure out (i.e., google someone else’s solution) to a crash caused by WordFence, an excellent utility that, ironically, protects your WordPress blog from various maladies.

Are Department Stores Disappearing?

Nine Shift

Suburbs are in decline. Suburban malls are in decline. Suburban stores are in decline. But are department stores in decline? A wonder of the 21st century, my mother was awonder as a child going to Marshall Fields in Chicago.

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The troubled friendship of Tversky and Kahneman

Mind Hacks

Daniel Kahneman, by Pat Kinsella for the Chronicle Review (detail). Writer Michael Lewis’s new book, “ The Undoing Project: The Friendship That Changed Our Minds”, is about two of the most important figures in modern psychology, Amos Tvesky and Daniel Kahneman.

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Blog Post: Give people a say

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I think the Knowledge Café is often at its best in organizations when it is used to convene conversations to give people “a say” in topics and issues that are relevant to them and where they can express their opinions freely. This helps them make better sense of the issues and allows them to appreciate that other people have different perspectives to them. This helps build community.

The troubled friendship of Tversky and Kahneman

Mind Hacks

Daniel Kahneman, by Pat Kinsella for the Chronicle Review (detail). Writer Michael Lewis’s new book, “ The Undoing Project: The Friendship That Changed Our Minds”, is about two of the most important figures in modern psychology, Amos Tvesky and Daniel Kahneman.

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3 Ways To Move the 21st Century Forward

Nine Shift

It appears Americans are choosing among three ways to positively address our current backward slide as a society. They are: 1.Resist and protest. 2.Ignore the new administration and focus on a project that moves us forward. 3.Participate in an alternative society, such as those being led by Gov Cuomo in NY and Gov Brown in Cal

2017 Prediction: Shortage of College Educated Becomes Acute

Nine Shift

One of NineShift's top predictions for 2017 is that the shortage of college educated workers becomes acute this year. The confluence of these factors are making the situation bad for business: -Unemployment rate for college educated down to 2.2% - - meaning there's not many non-working college educated left. Wages rising 2.9% this year, the best in a decade, meaning underemployed college educated can move up. Baby boomers retiring in droves.