Sat.Sep 26, 2020 - Fri.Oct 02, 2020

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

Skills, competencies, and moving forward

Clark Quinn

I was asked, recently, about skills versus competencies. The context was an individual who saw orgs having competency frameworks, but only focusing on skill development. The question was where the focus should be. And I admit I had to look up the difference first!

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revisiting cooperation

Harold Jarche

“collaboration means ‘working together’ That’s why you see it in market economies. markets are based on quantity and mass. cooperation means ‘sharing’ That’s why you see it in networks.

A temporary suspension of service

Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge is launching a new web site on Monday 5th October and we are in the process of porting material over. To make this easier I am suspending blog posts until next week.

How early is digital life?

Doc Searls

Bits don’t leave a fossil record. Well, not quite. They do persist on magnetic, optical and other media, all easily degraded or erased. But how long will those last? Since I’ve already asked that question , I’ll set it aside and ask the one in the headline.

Learning science again

Clark Quinn

In an earlier post, I made a defense of cognitive psychology (really, to me, cognitive science, a bigger umbrella). And, previously, the case for learning science. And I’m coming at learning science again, with a personal interest.

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decision-making and trustworthiness

Harold Jarche

In the book Systems Thinking: Managing chaos and complexity , J. Gharajedaghi provides an example of decision-making by indigenous people of North America.

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Remembering Gail Sheehy

Doc Searls

It bums me out that Gail Sheehy passed without much notice—meaning I only heard about it in passing.

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Cost-Effective Ways to Make Corporate Online Learning More Interactive and Fun


Corporate online learning can easily fall into the trap of becoming stale, unengaging, and ineffective. Companies must develop an interactive eLearning strategy so learners get the most value out of the time spent training, and earn the most return on their eLearning technology investment.

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hopes and fears

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” ” — Maya Angelou. Tom_Peters — “Sunday reminder to leaders.

Why Tech Companies Should Reassess Employee Training Goals Now


The technology industry has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of COVID-19 are having a significant impact on the technology sector, affecting raw materials supply, disrupting the electronics value chain, and causing an inflationary risk on products,” stated Deloitte.