Sat.Mar 10, 2012 - Fri.Mar 16, 2012

Tim O’Reilly on Putting Labor Back Into the Economy

Andy McAfee

I had the great pleasure of talking with tech titan Tim O’Reilly on stage yesterday in one of the featured sessions of the SXSW Interactive festival. Under the title “ Create More Value Than you Capture ” he shared his insights on a wide range of topics with the audience.

Social Business, Where Do You Stand?

Luis Suarez

A few days back, just before I embarked on to another business trip to both London (To attend and present at the #UCExpo event ) and Paris (To present at the Lotusphere Comes To You event ) – more on both of those wonderful events shortly!,

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Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.

Metacognition, Math, and the Brain

Eide Neurolearning

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon found that students solving 'regular' problems based on an example showed overlapping, but distinct patterns of brain activation when 'exception' problems were presented.

Net Work Skills

Harold Jarche

Tweet Imagine if we limited our conversations to only those in the same office. We would miss out on so many learning opportunities. Well it seems some people are still missing out. Today, people with larger and more diverse networks have an advantage as professionals and in dealing with change.

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Net Work Literacy

Harold Jarche

Tweet Working online is different. Few traditional jobs prepare anyone for this. How can you develop a professional network that is not dependent on a job or an employer?

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What does a disrupted education system look like?

George Siemens

A group of us (Clark Quinn, Jay Cross, Stephen Downes, Grainne Conole, Martin Weller, and numerous others) are in New Dehli this week at the EDGEx conference. The event is being streamed live. Some great resources on Indian education can be accessed here (bottom tab on left-side menu).

Scenario Planning in Action: What, Why, Success Factors, and Process

Ross Dawson

Scenario planning as a management discipline has a long and rich pedigree. It is just one of a wide variety of tools and processes that have been developed to help executives and organizations build strategies and succeed in an uncertain world.

Clothing is a privacy system

Doc Searls

Some clothing we need. That’s the kind that keeps us warm, or shielded from sunlight, or from getting our feet burned or cut up. Some clothing we wear because we like the way it makes us look, or how it gives us a way to conform with social conventions, or to flaut the same.

Innovation is about making connections

Harold Jarche

Tweet. The network era workplace requires collaboration and cooperation because complex problems cannot be solved alone. Tacit knowledge, that which cannot be codified or put into a database, needs to flow. Social learning, developed through many conversations, enables this flow of tacit knowledge.

Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Learning

Jay Cross

A synopsis of my remarks to Emerging Directions in Global Education 2011, Delhi, India. For the first 60 seconds, we listened to Yoyo Ma playing Bach’s Cello Suite #1 in G as the flowers unfolded. As time speeds up, we perceive that what once appeared rigid is actually fluid.

In the future libraries may die, but they will be reborn

Ross Dawson

The future of libraries is a rich and fascinating topic. It’s over 10 years now since I first gave a keynote on the topic, to an an audience of over 1,200 members of the Australian Libraries and Information Association conference. In 2007 I gained notoriety on the topic when Richard Watson and I put libraries at 2019 in our Extinction Timeline , and have been drawn into strategy sessions with a number of major libraries since then.

Everything Is Connected to Everything

Luis Suarez

Science. That wonderful and fascinating world that keeps escaping most of us, mere mortals, from trying to understand, or even, just simply get a glimpse, of how it works and how it makes the world, and the universe, turn around and around. Science.

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Preparing for change

Harold Jarche

Tweet One of the reasons (not the only one) behind our Net Work Literacy programme is to prepare people for a digital economy, much of which is blocked by organizational firewalls.

Consumerization of tech: The new enterprise disruptor

Dion Hinchcliffe

We hear it all the time now, the drumbeat of consumerization. But what makes it different that tech revolutions of the past? It turns out, it’s those very differences that make it more liable to forever change how we acquire and use information technology in the enterprise

Insights and real-life case studies in effective crowdfunding for change

Ross Dawson

This evening I spoke at the Crowdfunding for Change event run by Avis Mulhall ‘s Think Act Change.

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Enterprise 2.0 – A Joyful Definition

Luis Suarez

In previous blog posts I mentioned how, over the course of time, I would be putting together a bunch of articles on some of the major highlights from the recent Enterprise 2.0 Summit event that I attended in Paris by the beginning of February.

The chaotic world of work

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the insights and observations that were shared via Twitter this past week. JenniferSertl – “ Your competitive advantage is not where you work or what you do. It is the accuracy & articulation of your observations & life experiences.

The Power of the People Around You

Bob Sutton

I spent the morning trying to organize and make sense of various materials that Huggy Rao and I have been gathering about scaling.    I came across a most interesting post on "Learnings from 2011" that was apparently written by Xenios Thrasyvoulou , CEO of European-based start-up called , which enables you to hire people "remotely, for small projects or a few hours a week." 

Value based pricing is at the heart of the future of professional services

Ross Dawson

In my first book Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships: The Future of Professional Services the final chapter was titled Value-Based Pricing: Implementing New Revenue Models. Pricing by value rather than time is clearly a central aspect to building true knowledge-based relationships, since knowledge should be measured by the value of its application rather than time spent by professionals.

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Time for the Patent Office to move off of TIFF?

David Weinberger

Look up a patent at the US Patent Office site, click on “Images” to see the image, and the chances are very good that you’ll get the sense that people are patenting white paper over and over and over again. The images generally do not show up. Example ). A little exploration (which you shouldn’t have to do) explains that this is knowingly broken: These full-page images are not directly viewable using most Web browsers.They are in 300 d.p.i. Tagged Image File Format (TIFF).

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Post-sex psychology

Mind Hacks

Slate has an article covering the growing research on post-sex behaviour – what we do after we’ve got it on and what it might mean. To be honest, I had no idea that anyone was studying what people do after sex but it sounds like the science is well underway.

My Favorite Tools: Ginormous Stickies

Dan Pink

Drumroll, please. We’ve got a brand-new video feature here on the PinkBlog. Think of it as the baby sibling of Pink’s Travel Tips. The first episode — 173 seconds of pure viewing pleasure — is below. Tools

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Ten years from now: What we will do, have, and not have

Ross Dawson

This morning I appeared on Channel 7′s The Morning Show talking about the world 10 years from now. A few of the things I mentioned in the interview include: Customised medicines : Doctors will use our DNA profiles to create a drug specifically for us. Thought interfaces : We will be able to control our computers (to a limited degree) with our thoughts, and some will choose to get implants to do it better.

Are Incompetent and Nice Bosses Even Worse The Competent Assholes? An Excerpt from My New Chapter

Bob Sutton

Tomorrow is the official publication day for the Good Boss, Bad Boss paperback.    It contains a new chapter called "What Great Bosses Do," which digs into some of the lessons I learned about leadership since publishing the hardback in September 2010.    I have already published excerpts from the new chapter  on power poisoning ,  bad apples , and embracing the mess at Fast Company.

Attractive people less shallow

Mind Hacks

I’ve just found a disappointing study from the European Journal of Psychology that found that physically attractive people are more likely to be psychologically balanced and accepting than the rest of us. The study asked 119 participants to complete the Personal Orientation Inventory, a measure of psychological characteristics such as self-acceptance, spontaneity and self-actualisation , while a photo of each was also rated on physical attractiveness by a six person panel.

Say where?

Doc Searls

This photo of Chicago has suddenly had more than six thousand views thanks to being posted in CityPorn on Reddit. Here’s the whole series (on Chicago). Awesome Fun Photography


Le futur de Facebook et le rôle de la France

Ross Dawson

Voici ma première vidéo en francais, qui est à propos du futur de Facebook. Quelques miettes du video : * L’introduction en bourse de Facebook a des implications très importantes. *

Net Work Literacy Online Programme

Jane Hart

Working online is different. Few traditional jobs prepare anyone for this. How can you develop a professional network that is not dependent on a job or an employer? Networked working habits and practices take a while to develop and may not come easily to everyone.

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Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was fortunate to recently present at The Conference Board of Canada and its HR Executives forum in my backyard of beautiful Vancouver.

The Hallmarks of Great Leaders -- and the Needs of Younger Workers are Timeless

Bob Sutton

Fast Company has another excerpt from the new chapter in Good Boss, Bad Boss out today -- one that goes against things that many so-called management gurus often say. My main point i those who argue management needs to be re-invented are misguided -- they massively overstate the case and have incentives for doing so, but it doesn't stand up to the evidence. 

Grow your business faster! Crowdsourcing and Crowd Business Models workshops in Sydney

Ross Dawson

Following the launch and fantastic response to Getting Results From Crowds we will be running a series of workshops around the world on creating value using crowds and crowdsourcing. The first ones will be in Sydney on April 16, followed by a number to be announced shortly in Europe and the US (see our call for crowdsourcing workshop partners ). See the event page for full details on the workshops. For the Sydney session we are running two complementary half-day workshops.

Why Funders Need to Get Out of the Kitchen and Let the Nonprofits Cook More

Beth Kanter

Flickr Photo by S. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

A thread of hope from a shooting

Mind Hacks

No-one knows why Steven Kazmierczak snapped. When he kicked his way into a packed lecture hall in Northern Illinois University, shooting dead five students and injuring 21 more, those who knew him expressed surprise that he was capable of such brutal violence.