Sat.Dec 23, 2017 - Fri.Dec 29, 2017

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

This 2018, take some time out to refresh and recharge. For me, that often means stealing a few quiet moments with my book, hiding out…er…I mean, hanging out on my couch, or comfortably wedged into a window seat listening to an audiobook on a long flight.

A sheep in wolves clothing

Dave Snowden

Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure.

The Rise of Winner-Take-All Urbanism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Richard Florida published Why America’s Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer in The Atlantic. Florida is a leading urban studies author and researcher, professor at the University of Toronto and Director of Cities at its Martin Prosperity Institute.

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David Gurteen

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#1 Story of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

CITIES REBUILD FOR THE 21st CENTURY. Toronto is building an area ‘from the Internet up.’ (top top drawings in the image below).

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#2 Story of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

GEN Y ANXIETY EPIDEMIC. NineShift co-author Julie Coates discovers this major crisis in post industrial societies. Our post on it got the biggest response from both Gen Yers and their parents this year, confirming the situation.

Inherent uncertainty is our natural habitat

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I used Paul Cilliers list of characteristics of a complex adaptive systems to introduce the idea that complexity in human systems – anthro-complexity – has many distinguishing characteristics.

The Rise of Winner-Take-All Urbanism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Richard Florida published Why America’s Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer in The Atlantic. Florida is a leading urban studies author and researcher, professor at the University of Toronto and Director of Cities at its Martin Prosperity Institute.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: December 2017

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. How can groups make good decisions? Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely [link]. We're focusing on the wrong thing. Focusing on skills betrays a static view of the world. link]. What happens without conversation? Nothing. link]. Organizational change is not about simply "substituting" old for new.

#3 Story of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTED BY CHANGE. That exhaustion is visible politically, but the causes lie in the societal changes that lead to political instability. We predict the political polarization will decline significantly beginning around 2020, just like it did 100 years ago.

Scale

Dave Snowden

The third aspect of anthro-complexity I want to discuss is the complex and problematic issue of scaling. Now this is something I have written a lot of posts on (one extended 2014 series here ), but I am still refining the message and my own understanding.

friday’s finds 2017

Harold Jarche

Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and to put what I’ve learned on a platform I control: this blog. Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2017. Quotes.

Blog Post: The correct analogy for the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Whether it is our educational systems or the presentations we give at conferences, we focus far too much on filling people's heads with content. It is not an effective way of teaching. We need to inspire people to learn for themselves, not attempt to fill their heads with stuff. Plutarch understood this, almost 2,000 years ago when he said: The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

#4 Story of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

UNEMPLOYMENT IN CANADA AND THE U.S. HITS ROCK BOTTOM. There are no more workers available. The acute shortage of college graduates, which NineShift predicted for 2017, is now here. The lack of four year college graduates is the most critical.

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Proximity in time, space & truth

Dave Snowden

The next aspect of uniqueness in human systems that I want to address is that of proximity. In ‘standard’ complexity agents receive signals from other agents in close proximity but don’t have knowledge of the wider system. Now this is true and no true of human systems.

constantly learning nodes

Harold Jarche

Here are some thoughts about learning that I developed on this blog the past year. We lack good models for organizing in a networked society. Many people are turning back to older, and outdated organizational models like nationalism and tribalism in an attempt to gain some stability.

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Blog Post: What is the difference between responsibility and accountability?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In writing my blook on Conversational Leadership , I often find myself researching and defining the meaning of words or concepts and their nuances. For example, we use the words responsibility and accountability loosely in everyday language, but what is the difference? This is my best attempt so far in answering that question. But in summary: We can only choose to take responsibility for something. No one else can assign responsibility to us.

#5 Story of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

TELECOMMUTING, THE SILENT REVOLUTION, KEEPS GROWING. Over 40% of workers now telecommute at least part time. Telecommuting has doubled in the last ten years.

Come on in, the water is lovely

Dave Snowden

Over the years I have had various encounters with cults from the overtly religious to those that might be better characterised as management fads.

Go Beyond the Christmas Stories to Find the Christmas Narrative

John Hagel

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Christmas, this might be a good opportunity to reflect on why Christmas has become such a global holiday, with a growing number of participants each year, extending far beyond the Christian communities that would naturally celebrate Christmas. While the cynics among us would assert that it’s all a conspiracy by retailers to get us to spend more money, I suspect there’s a deeper reason for the spread of Christmas that deserves to be explored.

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The Human Advantage

Mind Hacks

The Top 5 Stories of the Year 2017

Nine Shift

From this year's all-new NineShift presentation, heard by 300 people live in-person and as a webinar this month. Only two more years to go and our story of the transformation of society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Society is complete. .

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Senses of direction

Dave Snowden

I’ve spent a fair amount of my time in the mountains working within a general sense of direction but adjusting goal to fit the context. Sometimes that has been by necessity; the sudden descent of fog or strong winds that render a ridge walk unsafe.

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New Bank of CA Stadium Equipped with Options for Meetings

Harold Jarche

Designed by Gensler, Banc of California Stadium will be the home of Major League Soccer’s latest expansion team, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). Set to debut in Spring 2018, the 22,000-seat development is the first open-air stadium to be built in Los Angeles in over 30 years.

The Quinnov 8: An online course

Clark Quinn

Ok, so I told you the story of the video course I was creating on what I call the Quinnov 8, and now I’ll point to it. It’s available through Udemy, and I’ve tried to keep the price low. With their usual discounts, it should be darn near free ;). Certainly no more than a few cups of coffee. It’s about an hour of video of me talking, with a few diagrams and text placeholders. I’ve included quizzes for each of the content sections.

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Over 200 view Top 5 Stories so far.

Nine Shift

More than 200 people have viewed the Top 5 Stories of the Year in the last 2 days. Thank you!

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Conspiracy theories as maladaptive coping

Mind Hacks

A review called ‘ The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories ‘ sets out a theory of why individuals end up believing Elvis is alive, NASA faked the moon landings or 9/11 was an inside job.

Pernicious problems

Clark Quinn

I’m using a standard for organizational learning quality in the process of another task. Why or for whom doesn’t matter. What does matter is that there are two problems in their standard that indicate we still haven’t overcome some pernicious problems. And we need to! So, for the first one, this is in their standard for developing learning solutions: Uses blended models that appeal to a variety of learning styles. Do you see the problem here? Learning styles are debunked!