Sat.Feb 02, 2019 - Fri.Feb 08, 2019

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI is seemingly everywhere. In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond early adopters to a broader marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms; and huge amounts of data on almost any subject.

Learning from Experimentation

Clark Quinn

At the recent LearnTec conference, I was on a panel with my ITA colleagues, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, and Charles Jennings. We were talking about how to lift the game of Modern Workplace Learning , and each had staked out a position, from human performance consulting to social/informal.

Small moves, smartly made

John Hagel

Small moves, smartly made, can set big things in motion – that’s the sub-title of my last book, The Power of Pull. It’s been a key theme of my work for decades, but it’s coming back to bite me. I find that a lot of people have grabbed on to this message to justify incremental actions with limited funding, while holding out the expectation that they will potentially lead to big results.

“taking responsibility for our own work and learning”

Harold Jarche

“To a great extent PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides.

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Are You Empathetic? Shame On You If Not.

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In this episode, Dan Pontefract highlights the critical importance of empathy with stories about The Giving Tree, Christmas Truce 1914, and the three different types. Dan's Related Posts: Executive Assistants Are The Epitome Of Class.

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ParentsOfBoys created, new Facebook page Gets Good response

Nine Shift

A new citizens organization is being planned by myself and co-author Julie Coates called ParentsOfBoys.org. And our new Facebook page at parentsandboys is generating a lot of interest, likes, followers already. It is just two weeks old. With 100,000 young men probably dying again this year, same number as died in 2018 from the despair of being denied college, the issue is on our minds.

What’s the CEO want to see

Clark Quinn

This issue came up recently, and it’s worth a think. What would a CEO hope to see from L&D? And I think this is in two major areas. The first is for optimum execution, and the other is for continual innovation. It’s easier to talk about the former, so we’ll start there. However, if (or, rather, when ;) L&D starts executing on the other half, we should be looking for tangible outcomes there too. Optimal Execution.

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How SAP's partner ecosystem is built for long-term growth

Dion Hinchcliffe

Large software vendors frequently depend on partners for the last mile of customer success. As enterprise applications shift to the cloud and digital transformation is the top game in town, here's how IT giant SAP is wielding one of its most valuable market assets to grow and succeed

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth

Beth Kanter

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth – Guest Post by Rachel Stephenson Sheff. Major gift fundraising is an intuitive blend of art and science, with relationship-building at its core.

Remembering

Euen Semple

Sharing the story about Joe and Billy Connolly the other day reminded me of this post that I shared on my blog a few years ago. Joe was such a good friend. Remembering Old Joe April 20, 2014. I can see him now in his brown, zipped up, seventies style windproof. Walking towards me down Ashton Lane with his John Wayne swagger, hair newly Brylcreemed back, flask of tea and box of sandwiches in his plastic carrier bag, fag in mouth, a mischievous smile on his face. I loved Joe. I still do.

Old Joe and Billy Connolly

Euen Semple

Prompted by my last post about "the middle" Sean Trainor shared a great skit from Billie Connolly that makes the same point. This brought back a memory of Joe Wilson, one of the great guys I used to work with in the summer as a landscaping and grounds maintenance labourer. Joe, like me, also worked in the winter with the brother of the family who had a florists business. Sandy was "upwardly mobile" in Glasgow society and very conscious of it.

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The middle

Euen Semple

I have often told this story of being a student at St Andrew's and then working as a labourer in Glasgow during the holidays so forgive me if you have heard it before. At St Andrew's I encountered lots of old money people, people who had always had money, didn't think about money, and had loads of confidence. During the holidays I worked with people who were often alcoholic, living in digs, had no money, never ever had, and never expected to.

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