2012

The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in a roundtable discussion on Work and Value in the Digital Economy , convened by MIT’s Center for Digital Business.

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New framework: 2013 and beyond – What will appear and disappear in our lives

Ross Dawson

As a futurist, the end of the year means it is once again time to release a structured look at the future. As every year, at Future Exploration Network we are using a substantially different format from our most other annual frameworks, 12 Themes for 2012 and Zeitgeist 2011.

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The Great Decoupling of the US Economy

Andy McAfee

If you were in charge of the economy, you’d probably care that it could produce a lot, that it had high productivity, that it provided lots of jobs, and that these jobs offered decent pay on average.

Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last week or so I have been posting about how (I think) the workplace learning landscape is changing. For me, the biggest shift is not going to be about moving from creating instructional, formal courses to producing informational (or performance support) resources.

Why Do I Share My Knowledge?

Luis Suarez

A couple of days ago, one of my favourite Enterprise 2.0

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I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Facebook. Love it, loathe it, like it, lambaste it … whatever your fancy, almost one billion of us are attached to it one way or another.

Raider of the Lost Lawsuits

David Weinberger

Here’s an amazing video that shows Raiders of the Lost Ark paired with identical shots from 30 different adventure movies made between 1919 and 1973. Yup, that’s how culture works…at least if we let it. via metafilter

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Exploring passion – what kind of passion do you have?

John Hagel

I've become passionate about passion.    The more I explore it, the more convinced I am that it’s the key to unlocking sustained extreme performance improvement, both at a personal and institutional level. 

Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read a fascinating online conversation on Collective Intelligence with Tom Malone. Malone is Professor of Management at MIT’s Sloan School and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI).

Ranking and comparing the world’s top 20 startup hubs

Ross Dawson

Earlier this year I wrote about the top 25 startup hubs in the world as ranked by the Startup Genome project. As I noted at the time, it was based on skewed data from the sample used, but was probably the best available.

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Why My Next Car Needs to be LESS Digital

Andy McAfee

Am I right that carmakers today have a serious technology problem with their customer-facing digital technologies? I took my car in to the dealer today. While it was being worked on I wandered around the showroom looking at all the latest models.

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The future belongs to those who take charge of their own learning

Jane Hart

Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) employees had a job for life. Having left school or college you could start work for an organization and remain there for your whole professional life.

Social Business – Where Bosses and Managers Become Servant Leaders

Luis Suarez

In the past we have talked a couple of times about the undeniable impact that social networking (for business) is having in traditional management and thought leadership by helping reshape and redefine some of their various long time existing conceptions.

Edging toward the fully licensed world

Doc Searls

I own a lot of books and music CDs — enough to fill many shelves. Here’s just one: They are relatively uncomplicated possessions. There are no limits (other than mine) on who can read my books, or what else I can do with them, shy of abusing fairly obvious copyright laws.

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.

What is the theory that underpins our moocs?

George Siemens

If you’re even casually aware of what is happening in higher education, you’ve likely heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs). They have been covered by NY Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, TV programs, newspapers, and a mess or blogs.

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I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote

Dan Pontefract

Take that Microsoft Word. Sorry Scrivener and Pages. When I started the quest of writing my first book — aside from the instant classic I wrote as a 9 year-old that detailed with intricate depth the entire universe of Star Wars droids — I debated how to actually write it.

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Republicans suggest shockingly sensible ideas for reforming copyright

David Weinberger

A Republican Study Committee has posted a document (as a pdf ) that nails three myths about copyright law and suggests four areas of reform. The 3 myths are: The purpose of copyright is to compensate the creator of the content. Copyright is free market capitalism at work.

Why It's Hard to Listen to Two People Talking at One Time

Eide Neurolearning

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon show us why it's hard for us to listen to two people talking at one time. In addition to listening to the individual messages, we have to use bilateral brain pathways to resolve conflicts in what we heard (or what we think we heard) and piece together information.

The Science of Information-based Predictions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For months, just like a good portion of the country, I followed closely our 2012 presidential campaign. Up to the very end, many pollsters and political pundits were saying that the election was too close to call.

Launching new framework: The Future of Work

Ross Dawson

I have been working with one of the world’s largest private companies, which is engaged in a strategy project looking at the future out to 2025.

Big Data: Running out of Metric System…

Andy McAfee

I recently came across two very different pieces of evidence showing how big a deal big data is. The first is the great thirst mainstream organizations have for analytic talent. A friend who works at PWC called me up a little while ago to ask if I knew of any data jocks who were looking for work.

Social Media Revolution 2013: the video

Jane Hart

I’ve just noticed that Erik Qualman updated his video on the Social Media Revolution in November 2012. This one is number 4 in the series – for 2013. YouTube

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Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver

Luis Suarez

Missing Elinor Ostrom

Doc Searls

Through my work over the years I have often been directed to the worlds of Elinor Ostrom , and toward speaking to her in person. Alas, the latter choice is now off the table. She died yesterday, at 78, of pancreatic cancer.

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement.

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Remaking education in the image of our desires

George Siemens

The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system. Change is happening on many fronts: economic, technological, paradigmatic, social, and the natural cycles of change that occur in complex social/technical systems.

Storytelling is Engagement

Dan Pontefract

I’m not a particularly religious man, however Time Magazine, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated founder Henry Luce once said, “We didn’t invent the idea of delivering news through stories about people. The Bible invented it.” ” And frankly, he has a point.

HyperCard@25

David Weinberger

On August 11, 1987, Apple genius Bill Atkinson — and this was before every kid in a clean shirt was a candidate for Apple Genius — held a press conference at MacWorld to unveil HyperCard. I was there.

Education for Misfits and Neurodiversity

Eide Neurolearning

From Schumpeter in the Economist, In Praise of Misfits reflects on how classrooms and marketplaces seem to love opposites. Educational experts are working diligently to turn out well-rounded graduates, while. Software firms gobble up anti-social geeks. Hedge funds hoover up equally oddball quants.

Mussels in vinegar

Martijn Linssen

A recipe for a Social Media experience A column not for the fainthearted Recently I commented on a picture, posted on Facebook. The picture showed somebody’s hand, holding a mussel, over dinner. Its caption said: "Seek the ten differences".

Creating a better world through apps: the power of mobile in catalyzing networks for good

Ross Dawson

I was recently invited to attend the presentations and awards for the Vodafone App Aid competition and to interview Guy Kawasaki, who was one of the event’s judges. App Aid selected 10 charities who saw the need for a mobile app.

Technological Unemployment: Not Just for the US

Andy McAfee

In a talk I attended the other night, Larry Summers mentioned that manufacturing employment in China peaked in 1996. I found this hard to believe, so did a little Googling. Lesson #1: don’t doubt Larry Summers’s command of the facts.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations.

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