Sat.Dec 04, 2010 - Fri.Dec 10, 2010

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

SmartCompany recently featured an excellent article on The next 10 social media trends , which received considerable attention and was syndicated through a number of other outlets. I was quoted in the article talking about social shopping and mini-blogging.

What Comes After Sharing?

Adaptive Path

Sharing ideas, work and knowledge used to be an extremely novel concept. It is now increasingly accepted as vital for community recognition and distinction for businesses. We publish all types of information online, but the sharing of ideas, thoughts and insights is arguably the most fundamental and imperative form. With the pervasiveness of sharing, its current manifestation is quickly becoming the lowest common denominator.

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US education: a grave failure of national management & character

Steve Denning

Not only is the management of US corporations currently in sharp decline. Studies show that US education also puts the future in peril. Yet there is no sign that politicians will put aside partisan squabbling to deal with a national

Twitter, just show us the algorithm - please?

Martijn Linssen

After all the various stories about the hashtag #wikileaks not appearing as a Twitter trending topic, and whether that was plain Twitter censorship, some magical (and not quantified nor explained) algorithm or the hand of God

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

SmartCompany recently featured an excellent article on The next 10 social media trends , which received considerable attention and was syndicated through a number of other outlets. I was quoted in the article talking about social shopping and mini-blogs.

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Wikileaks and the Long Haul ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Like a lot of people, I am conflicted about Wikileaks. Citizens of a functioning democracy must be able to know what the state is saying and doing in our name, to engage in what Pierre Rosanvallon calls counter-democracy

The Adaptive Path Library

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path has a lending library for its employees and interns to use. The San Francisco Library has been around for about four years and we have 488 books in the collection, plus periodicals. I am the Librarian for the San Francisco Library; our other studios are working on creating libraries of their own. The library is run as a small, special library, much like the scientific library at the Rowland Institute at Harvard , where I used to work. There are no due dates and no fines.

Laughter in the workplace

Steve Denning

Laughter is one thing that struck me about the innovative workplaces I encountered. I don't know whether it's a truly universal characteristic, but it certainly is pervasive. Of course, I also saw periods of intense concentration and

The classification tango

Dave Snowden

The heading of this post is an indirect reference to the incomparable Tom Lehrer's The Masochism Tango ; listen before proceeding. Now the distinction between classification and relationships as ways of making sense of the world is a long standing one. I previously posted on the cow-chicken-grass test which appears to divide anglo-saxon cultures from the rest of the world. Classification is inherently attraction to a modernist age, seeing to place things in boxes.

Innovation through network learning

Harold Jarche

Tweet Innovation. I’ve really appreciated the many posts where Tim Kastelle and I have connected by sharing ideas. Tim says that innovation is the process of idea management , which makes sense to me. Andrew Hargadon expands on this: In short, innovation is about connecting, not inventing.

The US Constitution: A Pantheon of (Sometimes Conflicting) Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently saw a reference to a speech given at Harvard’s commencement in May of this year by David Souter. Justice Souter served in the US Supreme Court from 1990 until he stepped down in June of 2009. He was appointed by President George H. Bush and was expected to be a conservative-leaning justice, but over time he moved toward the center and was part of the more moderate-liberal wing of the court.

2010 Thanks and Spanks via Dan Pontefract

Dan Pontefract

If you are in fact a believer and practitioner of a new open & collaborative Leadership Style, utilize Enterprise 2.0 (or or Web 2.0) technologies and at all times entrust yourself to a Learning 2.0 paradigm, you are the syrup to any plate of pancakes. Sure, we need those carbohydrates, but without that syrup, the pancakes taste more like cardboard, are a little rigid, and definitely are harder to enjoy. This entry is entitled “2010 Thanks and Spanks”.

Monkey testicles and lost manhood

Mind Hacks

A sceptical report on the value of transplanting monkey testicles into humans in an attempt to “restore the sexual powers of a lot of old men&# from a 1921 edition of the California State Journal of Medicine. Link to article in PubMed. Nonsense Remembering

Working Smarter Cracker Barrel

Harold Jarche

Tweet Next week, at our Working Smarter event hosted by Tulser in Maastricht, NL, we will have a series of short sessions on selected topics. Each Principal of the Internet Time Alliance has three topics of 20 minutes to be discussed in small groups. My topics are listed below and include links to relevant posts as well as a short description of the core ideas behind each topic. Complexity, perpetual Beta & the need for emergent practices.

The WikiLeaks Battle: Which Side Are You On?

Nine Shift

Student protests this week over tuition increases in England and France. And the WikiLeaks battle continues. Which side are you on? From where I cyber-sit, it seems like WikiLeaks represents freedom of speech and the need for transparency in the 21st century. .

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: 800-CEO-READ publishes.

Steve Denning

800-CEO-READ has published my Manifesto "Radical Management: Mastering the Art of Continuous Innovation" in their monthly "Change This" series

Asymmetry & hacktivism

Dave Snowden

For over a decade I have been immersed in issues around asymmetric warfare (otherwise known as terrorism, liberation struggles etc.) from a systems perspective; even longer from general interest and near-engagement.

Getting to Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet I started my military career as an infantry officer and then I worked as a health care administrator and finally as a training specialist. The move to the training field coincided with the creation of the Web. I was also responsible for some fairly technical training as well as flight simulation. My immersion in technology had begun. However, almost all of my focus was on individual training, or getting people to an operational level to either fly or fix an aircraft.

How the Egyptians multiplied

David Weinberger

The title refers to The Maths, people! Get your minds out of the gutter for once, will you?


The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing education.

Steve Denning

Reinventing education requires five simultaneous shifts in managerial practice. If the leaders of the movement learn from what has been discovered elsewhere in the workplace about generating continuous improvement and

RSA and Connected Communities

Nancy White

I’ve been up to my alligators in all things networks as part of the Network Weaving Community of practice project, a nine month community of practice for 70 non profit folks who use or want to use the power of networks in their work.

Tiddly pom

Dave Snowden

I awoke this morning to heavy snow fall and announcements that the Garda were recommending that no one should drive along the road from Westport to Sligo. I just wish they had told me that last night.

Gen Y Migrating to Knowledge Cities

Nine Shift

Young adults in Gen Y are migrating from Industrial cities and states to Knowledge Cities. This is just like 100 years ago, when young people left agrarian states like Mississippi and moved to industrial cities like Detroit and Milwaukee in search of better jobs and a better life.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: How do you grow a.

Steve Denning

Growing a storytelling business (or any other business) involves answering seven questions

It’s Back and It’s Better: End of the Year Events Sale

Adaptive Path

Photo from UX Week 2010 attendee Dag Tjemsland. This time of year gets us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

Monday Videos, Technology Stewardship and Gina Schreck

Nancy White

Skype 10-Way Video Calling & Some Pink Duct Tape | Synapse3Di. The video speaks for itself – and community technology stewardship. Brava! Monday videos online interaction social media technology stewardship

Smart Games! Better Reasoning and Speed - PC, Board, and Nintendo DS

Eide Neurolearning

They work! From the Bunge Lab , computer and non-computer-based game training using 'smart' commercially available games resulted in dramatic improvements in reasoning and processing speed scores (or both) as measured on the TONI-3 (Test of Non Verbal Intelligence) or WISC-IV Coding. Pretty cool.

Open Forum Guru Review: The Leader's Guide to Radical Management.

Steve Denning

Matt May reviewed The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century today in the Open Forum Guru Review. Excerpts: Liked Most: The book draws on principles—and supports them with a multitude of

Black ice

Dave Snowden

I know I'm on a brief holiday as I have a bad cold and a throat that feels like sandpaper. Illness and rest seem to be married together and I confidently expect some dreaded lurgey to strike over Christmas to teach me not to take a break.

(S)R in (S)CRM is for Record

Martijn Linssen

After a conversation on CRM versus SCRM with Sameer Patel, Jon Husband And Rawn Shah, Rawn posted a fine piece on "Building Social Collaboration Into CRM With Customers And Within The Organization" Too occupied with other matters at the

Another WISE day in Doha

Jay Cross

The opening plenary on Funding of Education was a mixed bag. The Director-General of UNESCO yammered about education as the cure for all ills and berated the private sector for not paying their fare share. A World Bank economist offered pie-in-the-sky plans for funding, e.g. pay for performance.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: The myth of the single.

Steve Denning

Single fix management solutions cannot resolve the complex web of problems that face management today. The very fundamentals of management have to be reinvented

Charles Babbage On The Cloud

Andy McAfee

Just wanted to put this great quote up (it’s too long for Twitter ). In addition to inventing a mechanical computer, the Victorian polymath Charles Babbage also seems to have understood one of the main advantages of cloud computing: In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking. Have a good weekend, all

Berkman Buzz (Special Wikileaks Edition)

David Weinberger

Here’s this week’s Berkman Buzz , as compiled by Jillian York [twitter: jillianyork ]. John Palfrey hits the radio to talk about controversial site link. Alum Derek Bambauer discusses the USICE’s seizure of 82 domains: link. Jonathan Zittrain evaluates the latest developments for net neutrality: link. The OpenNet Initiative looks at Net censorship in Syria: link. Special Section: This Week on WikiLeaks.