Sat.Mar 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 29, 2019

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Investment and interest rates have remained low, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of workers in the US and other developed economies.

Expanding Our Horizons - Efficiently

John Hagel

In our Big Shift world, we confront the imperative of institutional innovation – shifting from institutional models built on scalable efficiency to institutional models built on scalable learning. I’ve written and spoken about this a lot over the years and one of the most common pushbacks I get is – “so, are you against efficiency?” This post seeks to answer that question. Let me lead with the answer – no, I’m not against efficiency. I’m instead suggesting two things.

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90% of everything is crap

Harold Jarche

Currently, I have written 3,170 posts on this blog. I don’t have any surveillance technologies (analytics) here, so I don’t know how many people read my work, or how much they like it.

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Cluetrain at 20

Doc Searls

The Cluetrain Manifesto went online for the world o n March 26, 1999. “People of Earth,” it began. Nothing modest about it. . Chris Locke and David Weinberger both had newsletters with real subscriber bases ( Entropy Gradient Reversals and JOHO , respectively).

Does God Exist?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Jean-de-Luz, photo by the author. Prompted by a sketch on CBC radio, I was curious this morning to see how Google would answer the question, "Does God exist?" To my mild surprise, the first page of results consisted of statements that God does, in fact, exist.

Top 5 Stories of March 2019

Nine Shift

1.Young versus old: Green New Deal advances without old Democrat or Republican support. While young people advance new inventions and rail against climate change, it has become clear this is not a political fight but young versus old. Old Republicans say it is not cost effective to save the planet. Old Democrats argue it is not politically feasible to save the planet. 2.Flat Earth Faculty Start to Lose Scientists are tired of debating the climate change deniers.

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just checking the box

Harold Jarche

Were the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft a result of inadequate training, or design and safety flaws resulting from a lack of regulator oversight? I don’t know and I cannot speculate.

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Thoughts for a Sunday

Euen Semple

Religion is the structured process of steering and reinforcing the narrative of "him", "me", "us" , and ultimately "them" Despite reinforcing the idea of community this leads to separation. Spirituality is the challenging and slippery process of revealing what is left when the narratives stop. Despite being a personal and often lonely path this leads to unification

Webinar: Exploring the Learning Platforms Landscape


Ten years ago, there was a single learning platform that dominated the enterprise making it easy for organizations to research and purchase a system for their business.

beyond the market

Harold Jarche

“Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” ” —H.L. Mencken. The refugee crisis is a government failure. Climate change is a market failure.

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Blog Post: He had his conversation in the world

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. A little while back I came across an online etymology dictionary and was fascinated to learn the roots and the evolution of the word "conversation". conversation (n.). mid-14c.,

Baratunde Thurston #LSCon Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Baratunde Thurston opened this year’s Learning Solutions conference with a funny and interesting keynote talking about storytelling. Hard to capture humor in a mindmap, but his takehome was a valuable concept. The post Baratunde Thurston #LSCon Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets

4 Ways to Use LMS Reports that Businesses Don’t Know About


Of all learning management system features, LMS reporting is the most effective at helping administrators refine training to drive business results.

Blog Post: Stammtisch bus seats

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I was talking with a client the other day who was helping to plan an internal conference for employees from all over the world, many of whom would not know each other, and we were brainstorming how she might get them to connect and talk with each other more. I suggested stammtisch tables at the conference but that was not viable but then the idea came to mind of "stammtisch seats" on the coaches that were going to ferry them from their hotels to dinner in the evenings.

Blog Post: Conversational Leadership Workshop

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Nancy Dixon , John Hovell and I are running a 3-day residential workshop on Conversational Leadership in the UK this autumn. You will find full details here. We have an amazing venue - the Elevetham - a Victorian Gothic Mansion set in an estate of 4,000 acres in the Hampshire countryside and a history dating back to the 11th century. We are also very excited about the content as John, Nancy and I bring diverse perspectives and skills to the 3-days.

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Blog Post: Coffee in the City

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen. I walked past Lloyd's of London one evening last week on the way to meet my wife for dinner in the CIty and a little later passed where it all started in a coffee house over 300 years ago. Today Lloyd's is the world's leading market for specialist insurance. Amazing to think if it wasn't for coffee and 17th and 18th century London coffee houses that the City of London Financial Centre might not exist today

Blog Post: KM Summit 2019, London

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The annual Ark Group KM Summit 2019 is coming up on 4 - 5 June, at the Cumberland Hotel in London. They have an excellent agenda with two streams, one for Legal KM and the other for the Corporate/Charity/Public sector. I am looking forward to giving a talk on the rationale behind Conversational Leadership in the plenary towards the end of the second day. I hope to see some of you there

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: March 2019

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts. For society to change, we all have to start making small changes. Get out and talk to other people. Change your travel habits. Read more and different literature. Take some to sit and reflect. It sounds simple. but keeping at it will be the hard part.” link]. Wanna change the world? Have a conversation. link].

Sarah Prevette #LSCon Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Sarah Prevette closed the Learning Solutions conference with a rapid fire overview of Design Thinking and a passionate case for making the success skills of the future to be entrepreneurship.

Sarah Lewis #LSCon Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

In a thoughtful presentation, Sarah Lewis kicked off the second day of the Learning Solutions conference. She used compelling stories of innovations to paint a picture of mastery, failure, and grit, the elements of success. The post Sarah Lewis #LSCon Keynote Mindmap appeared first on Learnlets