Sat.May 25, 2019 - Fri.May 31, 2019

The Untapped Potential Of The Middle Manager

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: How would you feel if your publicly traded organization were able to improve its stock market returns by 7.6% annually? And what if it came. Dan's Related Posts: Purpose-Driven Companies Outperform The Financial Markets By 42 Percent.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended two back-to-back blockchain events in Toronto, - the Blockchain Research Institute All-Member Summit followed by the inaugural Blockchain Revolution Global conference. Both events included a number of excellent talks and panels.

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Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

It’s that time again. Someone pointed me to a post that touted the benefits of social learning. And I’m a fan ! However, as I perused it, I saw that was a bit of social silliness. So, let me be clear about why.

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our mediated lives

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Can we all please stop using Medium now? “Just so we are clear. Medium takes your content, rolls it up into a pretty SEO friendly package for themselves and sells it.

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Seeking strategic niches in the cloud

Dion Hinchcliffe

While the market and many vendors continue to focus on public cloud infrastructure as the end-all, be-all of the future of computing, other companies are finding selective niches in vital areas that may have even more long term advantage

Other May News:

Nine Shift

Other May news: * The year 2019 continues to look and feel just like 1919, dull, full of strife, inequality, and just plain awful to experience on a societal level. Brexit hit a new low, and the parallels with the U.S. seem to grow. Neither nation is able to turn the clock back to the last century, try as both nations are doing. Infrastructure postponed. The U.S. continues to slip into decline. Infrastructure going nowhere. No universal Internet; no big funding for trains.

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How (Not) To Write Marketing Posts

Clark Quinn

You’ve seen my takedowns of various posts by now, and the flurry of fluff continues. It seems like there’s some baseline social media marketing course that everyone takes. And the very first thing is a series of steps that yields annoyance and embarrassment (or should).

More Trending

Zen and the art of truck driving.

Euen Semple

"I am lost, I am useless, I will never be able to do this." " Sound familiar? This is what goes round and round in my head every time I fail to find a building site that I am meant to be delivering to. The locations are not always obvious, even with a sat nav, and they are often in busy and crowded parts of towns. So the pressure builds, the feeling of incompetence increases, you get tired, you get frightened.

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Top Story of May 2019

Nine Shift

#1 EVERYONE'S BEING BITCHY WITH YOU. You are trying to hold your organization together, plus learn the latest new software. People are retiring and leaving you with more to do, not even thanking you for continuing to contribute to their retirement and social security. The national news is bad, no matter what TV channel you try (or what political persuasion you hold). You are exhausted emotionally dealing with all the uncertainty about where your organization and even society is going.

ATD 2019: Oprah, Seth Godin & “Causing a Ruckus” in Training & Development


“Your mission, which you have already accepted, is to make change happen… Go make a ruckus.” – Seth Godin. ATD 2019 is officially in the books, and attendees walked away from this year’s event with a wealth of actionable tips as well as big picture ideas about the future of Training and Development.

The Role of an LMS in Blended Learning for Manufacturing Companies


Nearly 3 million jobs will open up in the global manufacturing industry as current workers, including baby boomers, start retiring.¹ That turnover will leave many companies with a shortage of skilled workers and an abundance of opportunities that will take time to fill.

Happiness is.

Euen Semple

I know it is not everyone's cup of tea but as I negotiated my fully laden 32 tonne truck along the Chelsea embankment, into the centre of London and south to Elephant and Castle, negotiating tight narrow lanes, cyclists, pedestrians, everything London could throw at me, listening to my particularly good collection of bangin' house music on the truck's half decent speakers, I could not have been happier


#2 Minneapolis First City To Eliminate Single Family Zoning

Nine Shift

Your children may not be able to live in a single family home 20 years from now. That’s because multiple residence zoning lessens inequality, helps renters, creates more dense communities, promotes light rail, is better for the environment, and more. Single family zoning was essential and mandatory for the now-fading suburbs. But now there’s a new movement: YIMBY. You know NIMBY, Not In My BackYard. Now people are saying Yes In My BackYard to the 21 st century.


the status quo

Harold Jarche

In understanding the shift , I wrote that as we make this transition — from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society — the confusion of post-modernism clouds our vision of a positive future.

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3 Ways Associations Can Use Social Learning to Increase Member Engagement and Revenue


Associations often struggle to retain members for several reasons, one of the most pressing of which is member engagement. When members become disengaged, they often cancel their memberships, decreasing association revenue. LMS for Associations

As the world turns

Euen Semple

Doing a night shift on New Years' Eve at the World Service was always fun as you got to celebrate on the hour each hour as the various time zones passed into the new year. Having as many friends as I do around the world these days means that birthday wishes on social media afford the same pleasure. First Australia, then Europe, then the US. Thanks everyone for your kind wishes


May 2019 Top NineShift Stories

Nine Shift

Only 7 more months til our story ends. The transformation of work and society from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age will be complete by 2020. The NineShift “Grand Finale” will be held Thursday, Nov 21, in San Diego at the big LERN annual conference. Here’s the top 3 stories of the month. #3 3 Light Rail is the People’s Choice. New light rail is popping up all over. People want it.