2019

How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking back upon my long career , it’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves, e,g, Digital , Wang , Sun Microsystems , BlackBerry.

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30 articles from 2019 to take us into 2020

Jane Hart

During 2019 I shared hundreds of links to useful articles, posts and resources but here are 30 (listed in chronological order) that I believe highlight 3 key themes for 2020. Modern Workplace Learning

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Liminal Cynefin & ‘control’

Dave Snowden

I was searching for my original known-unknown-unknowable matrix for today’s post and, as you do, came across a variation of Liminal Cynefin I used at and event to talk about the whole issue of control within organisations. I think it was one of those slides that I put together at a conference where I am getting irritated with a preceding speaker who is either peddling snake oil and/or is fatally naive.

How do you drive yourself?

Clark Quinn

How do I drive myself? I was asked that in a coaching session. The question is asking how I keep learning. There are multiple answers, which I’ve probably talked about before, but I’ll reflect here. I think it’s important to regularly ask: “how do you drive yourself?”

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Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself

Dan Pontefract

Today in Ottawa I delivered my 33rd and final keynote of 2019. What a thrill it has been to share my thoughts on leadership, purpose, open thinking and employee engagement to roughly … Continue reading "Five Learning Moments After a Year Working For Myself".

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in spite of the stupid

Harold Jarche

I have frequently said that leadership today is helping make our networks smarter. Much of what we are is a direct effect of who we know and interact with. Our social networks have significant influence on who we are.

Three Chaotic podcasts

David Weinberger

My book Everyday Chaos launched last week. As part of the launch, I gave some talks and interviews. Here are three of the conversations, three three great interviewers: Leonard Lopate, WBAI Hidden Forces podcast Berkman Klein book talk, and conversation with Joi Ito

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The NineShift Story Has Ended

Nine Shift

Thank you all so much for your support of NineShift over the past 20 years! The NineShift story, which predicted and then documented the transformation of society from the Industrial Age of 2000 into the Knowledge Society of 2020, has been complete. .

Thingification

Euen Semple

The process of thingification (turning a useful idea into the latest thing and thereby rendering it useless) appears unstoppable. In the context of work it happened with collaboration, innovation, and creativity. It is even happening with disruption! It happened with blogging, it happened with YouTube, it's happening with podcasting. All these potentially powerful attempts at building a new world using new tools being rendered safe by assimilation into the old.

On Dion Neutra, 1926-2019

Doc Searls

The Los Angeles in your head is a Neutra house. You’ve seen many of them in movies , and some of them in many movies. Some of those are now gone , alas, as is the architect and preservationist who also designed, or helped design, many of the buildings that bear his surname.

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Investment and interest rates have remained low, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of workers in the US and other developed economies. T he world seems to be stuck in a period of slow growth and no one is quite sure what’s causing this apparent contradiction. Opinions abound.

Top Tools for Learning 2019

Jane Hart

Now published together with Top 100 Tools for Personal&Professional Learning 2019 Top 200 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019 Top 200 Tools for Higher Education 2019 PLUS analysis of how these tools are being used in different context, new graphics, and updated comments on the tools’ pages that show how people are using the tools. Modern Workplace Learning

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Separated by a common language?

Dave Snowden

From time to time in social media I resist the temptation to respond when people talk about the Stacy Matrix; if they conflate the two I generally put up something mild along the lines of They are very different you know and Stacy himself deprecates its use. More recently I reacted with more vigour to a mash up of the two in which my disorder became a more extreme zone in the upper right hand area of the stacy matrix. That was wrong on so many counts and it, in part, stimulated this post.

The roots of LXD

Clark Quinn

Instructional design, as is well documented, has it roots in meeting the needs for training in WWII. User experience (UX) came from the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) revolution towards User Centered Design. With a vibrant cross-fertilization of ideas, it’s natural that evolutions in one can influence the other (or not). It’s worth thinking about the trajectories and the intersections that are the roots of LXD, Learning eXperience Design.

My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”

Dan Pontefract

I recently left the corporate world. After working roughly 20 years in mega-large companies with revenues in the billions I am now a company of one. It’s me and only … Continue reading "My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One”". The post My Interview With Paul Jarvis, Author Of “Company Of One” appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Business capitalism Culture Company Of One Paul Jarvis

solving problems together

Harold Jarche

Most situations at work can be considered from the perspective of — is this a known problem or not? If it’s known, then the answer can be looked up or the best person can be found to deal with it. The answer may even have been automated or outsourced.

Whence the Virtue of Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The word 'whence' means " from what place, source, or cause", and that is the question I would like to address with respect to the virtue of 'open'. The question is raised in the context of Heather Morrison's recent comments on The Dialectic of Open. Unfortunately I don't have the full text of the remarks, but I have a detailed abstract and slides, which is enough to work from. Morrison's argument is straightforward and effective. Not all instances of 'open' are virtuous.

ILT is not Dead

Xyleme

Organizations continue to focus on implementing new and innovative ways to implement digital learning. While this trend continues to grow, statistics are showing that instructor-led training (ILT) is not dead. In fact, according to the 2019 Brandon Hall Study , ILT remains the primary form of learning delivery in organizations – a whopping 94%, as opposed to eLearning at 77%. For years, learning experts have been predicting that ILT will slowly phase out. So why hasn’t it?

The Grand Finale: Thank You!

Nine Shift

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Toxic workplaces

Euen Semple

Well, let's face it, it's not the workplaces that are toxic, it is people. Not just any people but particular people. And more often than not we all know who they are. But will anyone do anything about it? Will anyone have those early conversations about behaviour before it builds into an apparently insurmountable problem? Will anyone care enough to ask what is driving those troubled individuals to behave in ways that can do so much damage both to themselves and those around them?

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Thoughts at #ID2020

Doc Searls

I’m at the ID2020 ( @ID2020 ) Summit in New York. The theme is “Rising to the Good ID Challenge.” ” My notes here are accumulating at the bottom, not the top. Okay, here goes… At that last link it says, “The ID2020 Alliance is setting the course of digital ID through a multi-stakeholder partnership, ensuring digital ID is responsibly implemented and widely accessible.” ” I find myself wondering if individuals are among the stakeholders.

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The State of AI in the Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Babson College professor Tom Davenport gave a talk on the state of AI in the enterprise at the annual conference of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. His talk was based on two recent US surveys conducted by Deloitte, the first one in 2017 followed by a second in 2018. Davenport was a co-author of both reports. The 2017 survey was focused on the responses of 250 US executives who were leading the applications of AI in their companies.

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Building a culture of continuous learning: what it means

Jane Hart

We hear a lot about continuous learning. But what does it really mean? It doesn’t mean continuously taking courses – although studying can be part of an individual’s personal and professional continuous learning strategy. It doesn’t mean continuously training people – although training may well be part of of an organisation’s continuous L&D strategy. Modern Workplace Learning

“… save his own fame and gratification.”

Dave Snowden

A reminder that his blog is my personal opinion and is not an official statement from Cognitive Edge, its staff, partners or network. There really is only one subject to talk about in our disunited & troubled kingdom today; and the various historical precedents are scary. We’ve just passed the 200th Anniversary of Peterloo which was a defining moment of its age; it shifted the population to support of the movement for enfranchisement.

Blinded by the buzzword!

Clark Quinn

With any industry, a large quantity of buzzwords exist, and Learning & Development isn’t any different. Likewise, plusses and minuses accrue. It’s helpful to know the buzzword as well as the real meaning behind it, but how do you do this? Buzzwords can become vernacular. With a professional vocabulary, everyone has a shared understanding of what’s meant. It’s more efficient when concepts have short words or phrases that define them.

My Big Beef With The Term “Soft Skills”

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There is no such thing as "soft skills." Why do companies keep using the term? Dan's Related Posts: LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless? Docking Employee Pay to Improve Their Skills is Dubious if not Dumb. For every fall there is a spring in our step. My Definition of Work and an Update on Book Two. Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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from enlightenment to entanglement

Harold Jarche

As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, it is time to question our institutions of governance and commerce that mostly originated during the 18th century Enlightenment. Linearity and Cartesian logic are not suitable for a connected and complex world.

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Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS

Xyleme

Modern learning organizations understand that, in order to provide learners with the resources they expect (such as content personalization, mobile learning, microlearning, and just-in-time support) new technology tools are no longer a “nice to have” — they’re a necessity. Today’s modern learning ecosystem demands a learning content management system (LCMS) that allows organizations to: Deliver a Better Experience. Build flexible content.

FREE 'Game Over' Button

Nine Shift

Some 400 people attended the final NineShift presentation November 21, 2019, at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. To mark the celebration, we made 'Game Over' buttons to mark the first full year of the Knowledge Society, which began Jan 1, 2020. If you want 2 'Game Over' buttons, just mail a self addressed stamped envelope to: LERN, PO Box 9, River Falls, WI 54022. Thank you for NineShift

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What do we mean by “social media”?

Euen Semple

I often wish we didn't have the phrase. We didn't in the beginning. There were tools that we used, different tools for different purposes at different times, and that was it. It was clear that it was an ecology rather than a single thing. We used the tools that helped us achieve our ends, in my case better conversations, and moved on when they stopped doing that. It was up to us what we used, how, and for what purpose.

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Where journalism fails

Doc Searls

“What’s the story?” ” No question is asked more often by editors in newsrooms than that one. And for good reason: that’s what news is about: stories. I was just 22 when I got my first gig as a journalist, reporting for a daily newspaper in New Jersey. It was there that I learned that all stories are built around just three elements: character , conflict and movement toward resolution. You need all three. So let’s look at them.

Using Agile Processes to Develop AI-Based Solutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the waterfall development model , a project is broken down into a set of sequential phases, - e.g., conception, analysis, design, construction, testing, deployment, maintenance, - each dependent on the completion of the previous phase. Such a model is most appropriate for complex engineering projects, like bridges, airplanes and computer hardware.

10 reasons why you don’t need “learning technologies” to enable learning at work

Jane Hart

Here are 10 reasons why you don’t need dedicated learning technologies to enable and support learning at work. Modern Workplace Learning

… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

Last week I was in Nairobi ase the keynote at a panel discussion on Behavioural Insights for Environment Impact for UNEP sandwiched between two pretty hellish flights. Jules was also on the panel and had done the work to set the event up. She and I also ran a session in the afternoon using Future Backwards for a packed room of UNEP staff and their network in the afternoon. My role was also to provide an overview of complexity theory and its application to climate change.

Labels for what we do

Clark Quinn

Of late there’s been a resurrection of a long term problem. While it’s true for our field as a whole, it’s also true for the specific job of those who design formal learning. I opined about the problem of labels for what we do half a year ago, but it has raised its head again. And this time, some things have been said that I don’t fully agree with. So, it’s time again to weigh in again.

Book Review: The Good Fight

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Conflict is a natural part of life. It happens at home, in the community, and of course in our place of work. So why is. Dan's Related Posts: Why I Love Netflix’s Decision-Making Culture. When Power Overthrows Common Sense. Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign? Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement.

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