Sat.Dec 22, 2018 - Fri.Dec 28, 2018

Twelvetide 18:04 empathy through perspective

Dave Snowden

Groups 221

work in 2018

Harold Jarche

When we look at the future of work, the loss of current jobs, and the effects of automation, we should use a compass to guide us, not a list of what the skills of the future may look like.

Skills 242

Human Capital and the Changing Nature of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People have long feared that machines are coming for our jobs. Throughout the Industrial Revolution there were periodic panics about the impact of automation on work, going back to the so-called Luddites , - textile workers who in the 1810s smashed the new machines that were threatening their jobs.

Change 152

The Pull of Books

John Hagel

The spine beckons Teasing us with so little, But pulling us To pull it off the shelf And explore what’s inside. We’re drawn page by page, Exploring new terrain, Seeking insight and inspiration, Drawn by the promise of something Much bigger than the pages in our hand.


Twelvetide 18:01 introducing axiology

Dave Snowden

I’ve managed to attempt, and sometimes complete, a series of Christmas posts most years on a range of subjects. I think I started in 2009 with a series of foods, then skipped to Children’s Books in 2012.

best finds of 2018

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are the best finds of 2018. Wise Words.

The pain of learning

Clark Quinn

My dad , in his last years, lost the use of his hands and most of his hearing. It seemed like he then gave up. I finally challenged him on it, and he said “when you’re in constant pain…” And I got it.

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Culture 7 of 7: Completion

Dave Snowden

When I started this series I said I was going to follow the metaphor of creating a painting with a twist at the end.

perpetual beta 2018

Harold Jarche

The great thing about a blog is that it gives a view of my thinking and how it has progressed or changed over time.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

From instructor to designer & facilitator

Clark Quinn

Someone on Quora asked me about the instructor role: How would the role of a teacher change in this modern online learning world? While I posted an answer there, I thought I’d post it here too: I see two major roles in that of the ‘teacher’: the designer of learning experiences (pre), and the facilitator of same (during/post). I think the design changes by returning to natural learning approaches, an apprenticeship model (c.f. Cognitive Apprenticeship).

Design 118

Twelvetide 18:02 immersion in value

Dave Snowden

Art has many roles in human evolution but one of the most important is to teach values and trigger people to think differently. If you want a simple illustration of this look the attention brought to the Spanish Civil War by Picasso’s Guernica completed in 1937.

Kickstart 2019 with this personal challenge: Become a modern learner in 50 days Next challenge starts 3 January 2019 Every day for 50 days you will receive an email with a daily task. This will keep you on track and help to establish the habit of daily learning.

Jane Hart

Next challenge starts 3 January 2019 Every day for 50 days you will receive an email with a daily task. This will keep you on track and help to establish the habit of daily learning. Modern Workplace Learning


Twelvetide 18:03 between obligations

Dave Snowden

I’m not sure when, or why, my life long dislike of Utilitarianism started but I still remember discovering the elegant destruction of the idea in Bernard Williams wonderfully concise book Morality.

Culture 6 of 7: Adjustments

Dave Snowden

In any art work the final adjustments mean that we are nearing completion, in cultural change I want to argue, it is the sign that the process is only just starting. An initiative is designed to start a journey rather than complete a goal.

Culture 5 of 7: Colouring in

Dave Snowden

The big issues are now behind us in this series and in the final three posts (with the promised twist on the 7th) are all about fine tuning the work. I’ve used two images here to make contrasting points.