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Networks and Complexity (1)

Dave Snowden

Complex human systems, such as organizations, communities or economies, go hand-in-hand with networks.

How to Emerge Stronger in the Post-Pandemic New Normal

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“What now?,” asked a recent McKinsey article on the implications of Covid for business. “Over the past six months, they have reorganized supply chains, set up remote operations, and made tough financial decisions.

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Foundations of Learning Science

Clark Quinn

Another video, this time (ok, again ;) about learning science. They like me to do this to push the course, but I did hear the feedback on LinkedIn that the video format works. Nice to know. As always, also the script.

A Personal Learning Platform

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited auto-generated transcript from my talk today to Creative Commons Lightning Talks. Hi everyone, it's Stephen Downes here from Casselman Ontario Canada.

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The straw man fallacy

Dave Snowden

One of the things that most irritates me on social media is the complete ignorance people seem to have of the Straw-man fallacy in logic.

the selfish and the selfless

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders.” ” — George Carlin.

Is Flickr in trouble again?

Doc Searls

I have two Flickr accounts, named Doc Searls and Nfrastructure. One has 73,355 photos, and the other 3,469. They each cost $60/year to maintain as pro accounts.

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Leadership in context: 2 of 2

Dave Snowden

My post of yesterday put forward the position that while the nature of the system acts as both a constraint and as an enabler of what is possible, individuals can and do make a difference.

3 Ways to Make Remote Training Sessions More Engaging for Teams


eLearning in the workplace is nothing new. Online employee training has been widely used for many years. However, most companies have historically used blended learning, which is a mix of online and in-person learning, to train their employees.

Nature & nurture

Dave Snowden

One of my favorite walks in the Black Mountains is the ascent of the Cat’s Back followed by transit over Hay Bluff and Twmpa then down the long ridge of Darren Lwyd to Capel-y-Ffin.

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mycorrhiza & scaffolding 1 of 2

Dave Snowden

Many years ago now, at the end of the Knowledge Wars in IBM, I ended up (as a part of the peace settlement) working in the Institute for Knowledge Management (IKM). That meant flying to Boston once a month and staying in the Marriott Kendal Square which was just over the road from the MIT Bookshop.

The first Cynefin artist in residence

Dave Snowden

This fall I had the pleasure of being a member of the faculty for a Cynefin retreat on aesthetics and semiotics. It was a deep dive at the intersection of beauty and meaning and was, for me, a rare opportunity to “sense-make” in community.

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We want to understand the challenges you are facing as we head into 2021

Dave Snowden

2020 has been a year like no other, and it seems the disruption will continue into 2021. We are deploying SenseMaker® to engage with people from around the world to gain insight into how the uncertainty and complexity is showing up for you, your organisation and/or your clients.

4 Characteristics of the Perfect Online Training Course


With the use of remote training on the rise, training administrators are looking for ways to create the perfect online learning course for their employees who are working and learning from home.