Sat.Jan 21, 2017 - Fri.Jan 27, 2017

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. That model is calle d adtech. We can see adtech’s effects in The New York Times ’ In New Jersey, Only a Few Media Watchdogs Are Left , by David Chen.


Dan Pontefract

I’m in need of being inspired. If you want to win one of seven free (and signed) copies of my latest book, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, here’s. Dan's Related Posts: Cool Contest: Win 1 of 10 Free Copies of The Purpose Effect And The Winners Of A Free Book Are … The Critical Importance Of Defining Your Purpose Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Lo-Tech Talk #4: The Sweet Spot of Purpose. book The Purpose Effect


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tribal values are not democratic

Harold Jarche

David Ronfeldt, originator of the TIMN framework (Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks) has written a series of posts on what current political changes mean from this perspective.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Silo APIs?

Clark Quinn

I was in a conversation with my colleague Charles Jennings about organizational innovation, and one of the topics that arose was that of barriers to successful organizational function. In particular, we were talking about how the division of responsibility between organizational development (OD), leadership development, and learning & development is a problem. And I think the problem is bigger.

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Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. I agree, and yet where the author leads us is, I think, misleading, or at least not as helpful as it could be. The argument includes two major thrusts. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently.

Why Self-Interested Volunteers are the Best for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: The Mobilization Lab at Greenpeace recently commissioned and released this report, Beyond the First Click: How Today’s Volunteers Build the Power of Movements and NGOS.

4 myths of social learning (new article in the MWL Magazine)

Jane Hart

New article by Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions.

Story of the Week: Protests Then and Now

Nine Shift

The huge worldwide marches had this interesting twist. Both marchers and the media were aware of the parallel with suffragette marches 100 years ago. The NY Times featured a huge photo of the famous suffragette Inez Milhollandon the white horse in 1913.

Blog Post: Zoom Meetings

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I am experimenting with a potential Virtual Knowledge Cafe platform - Zoom Meetings. The experiment is confined to my local time zone right now but if all goes well I will open it up globally. Download Zoom and connect with me if you wish to play with it.). If you don't want to read too much - just watch these two videos and you will see why I think it will make a viable platform for Virtual Knowledge Cafes. Ignore the content - just see the format :-). Large Group Conversation.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Beth Kanter

Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year.

New article in the MWL Magazine: An employee’s Personal Learning Space lies at the heart of MWL– not a LMS

Jane Hart

New article by Jane Hart, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning. “… in the modern workplace, it really isn’t appropriate to use the LMS to try and track everything everyone learns in the organisation. In fact trying to do so is neither practicable nor feasible.

What is Your Escape?

Nine Shift

My brilliant co-author Julie suggests that many progressives are taking up hobbies to cope with the stress of 2016 and the next few years. One of our community's biggest organizers just took up woodworking, Julie says.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: January 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. Why Conversation, not Content, is King [link]. Knowledge Management Summit Indonesia 2017 - call for papers [link]. Three Strategies for Creating a Culture of Everyday, Everywhere Experimentation [link]. Relearning the Art of Asking Questions [link].

Trump's conspirators

David Weinberger

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed. So said Pres. Trump in his inaugural address , identifying the perpetrators of the Bladerunner-esque hellscape he depicted. It’s not clear who he means. That’s worrisome.

Plain English

Euen Semple

I have often said that the biggest challenge facing senior execs who want to engage people through social media is remembering how to talk normally. We get so used to mincing our words, talking in jargon, using passive verbs, writing in the third person. And it's not just in writing.

Thanks to Those Feminists Who Are Not Anti-Male

Nine Shift

To be honest, I expected to find many signs and anti-male feminists at the 100,000 person march in St. Paul. I was pleasantly surprised that only one speaker was anti-male, and none of the marchers had anti-male signs


Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2017. 28 Feb - 02 Mar 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark. Henley Forum Annual Conference 2017. 01 - 02 Mar 2017, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom.

An Historic Day in American History

Nine Shift

The best line came from our son, visiting friends and marching in New Orleans, "Only two days in office, and Trump made America great again." . A bald eagle at our March in St.Paul, Minnesota


The March Brought our Family Together

Nine Shift

The march brought our family together. Got to march with cousins, niece, sister-in-law.


NineShift: Historic Marches About 21st Century

Nine Shift

NineShift has noted both presidential candidates in 2016 were from the last century. The marches a chance to re-energize one's spirits about moving society forward. That they did. The numbers of marches worldwide and the numbers of marchers astounded even us participants.


Blog Post: Who should you be talking with?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen The discussion on "What makes a powerful question?" in the Gurteen Knowledge Community group on Linkedin has pretty much wound down. But take a look if you have not already - there are some really useful insights there. And take a look at David Griffith's recent post on Do you ignite knowledge wildfires? where he makes the point that Knowledge Management doesn't have to be about the theatre of action.

Trying to Explain America To the Rest of the World

Nine Shift

It's embarrassing when the BBC has to try to explain America to the rest of the world. . Like after the mass murder of churchgoers in South Carolina last year, the BBC had to try to explain why Americans after the mass shooting were focused on a flag rather than on guns. . And then there's this story this month about the African-American waitress who received this note on the bill, "Great service, don't tip Black people." Embarrassing in itself to Americans.

Diversity Featured in New Subway Murals

Nine Shift

Two reasons why people were smiling at the opening of the new Second Street Subway in New York this month. . First of course, the subway was opening. Second, recognition of another inevitable change in society: diversity. The artwork on the subway murals had people of different ethnic background, age and sexual preference. Kinda reflecting the reality of society in the 21st century. Another win for trains