Sat.Jan 20, 2007 - Fri.Jan 26, 2007

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Brokerage and Closure

John Hagel

Having just reviewed Scott Page's “The Difference”, I wanted to also call attention to an important book published a little over one year ago – “Brokerage and Closure: An Introduction to Social Capital” by Ronald Burt, one of the

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Outside.in and Feedburner

Steven Berlin Johnson

one of the things we've been wrestling with from the very beginning with outside.in is how to get contributions from blogs or media outlets that only occasionally write about local issues. we're already automatically indexing content

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Great HBR Article on What's Coming

Tony Karrer

While the article is high-level, it's a really interesting set of perspectives on things that will be happening in the next few years. Likely you are seeing several of these already. The HBR List - Breakthrough Ideas for 2007 FYI - I read somewhere that the article would only be available for a limited time for free

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Moving On

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After thirty-seven years at IBM, I will be retiring this coming June. I will continue to be involved with the company on a part-time, emeritus basis, contributing as appropriate where I can. Thirty-seven years in one company is a long

Simplicity and Standards

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Wayne Hodgins : This example shows how elusive the concept of simplicity is. As one commentator has already pointed out, the measure of '1 cubic mile' is needlessly complicated for a a world based on SI. Moreover, '1 cubic mile' is meaningless as a measure. Nobody knows how much oil '1 cubic mile' represents. It is a unit outside our comprehension. Consider: off the top of your head, how many barrels is it? How many homes does it heat? Third, the concept of 'oil' is not static.

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The Mark of Wisdom

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think that wisdom is the property of the wise, something a wise person develops for him or her self over time, and therefore not the subject of an external standard. What makes a person wise is not the having of a certain opinion, or even the taking of a certain perspective or point of view. To be wise is to have mastered and to have used successfully for a certain period of time the practices that lead to wisdom.

Harold Jarche » Blogs and Informal Learning

Harold Jarche

This is a continuation of my posts on informal learning in advance of the CSTD Ottawa workshop on 30 January. How Many Licks Does it Take? You can learn a lot through blogging and reading blogs, but it's usually not what you were

Preparing for ASTD TechKnowledge

Tony Karrer

I saw a post by Bill Ives - Conference Blogs on the Rise : Individuals have blogged about conferences for some time. It seems now that more conference events are sponsoring these blogs and trying to aggregate those blogging the conference. It is a way to start the event on a virtual basis prior to the start and then continue the conversations afterwards and provide an archive for what happen and what people thought about it.

Learnlets » Wisdom

Clark Quinn

Sorry I haven't been posting, but my (reasonably short) paper on Learning Wisdom has been this week's topic of discussion over at ITFORUM. ITFORUM's a group of largely university-based faculty and staff in instructional technology

2007 - Year of Enterprise Mashups?

Tony Karrer

I just saw an article/post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Enterprise mashups get ready for prime-time. In it, he talks about various tools that are coming forward as a means to be able to pull applications together using mash-ups. I saw IBM's tool when I was moderating a Web 2.0 event in Los Angeles. It reminded me of Visual Basic in the early days.

Harold Jarche » Recommended reads on informal learning

Harold Jarche

There are about 15 people signed up for the Ottawa informal learning workshop. This post is for anyone who is keen and wants to get in some early reading. Of course it's not required, but these could spark some ideas for interesting

Harold Jarche » Forces of change

Harold Jarche

I'm conducting a workshop on informal learning on Tuesday, January 30th. In preparation for the workshop and hopefully to foster some early conversations, I'll be posting my thoughts on informal learning here for the next week