Trust is a safe to fail exercise

Dave Snowden

Last week I had conversations about trust with network members in the context of legal restrictions. The post Trust is a safe to fail exercise appeared first on Cognitive Edge I just came off a conversation with our lawyer about contractual arrangements for the new centre.

Internet.org is a failed exercise in misdirection

Doc Searls

In India, we’ve already rolled out free basic services on the Reliance network to millions of people in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and Telangana. And we just launched in Indonesia on the Indosat network today. 9] The Wikimedia Foundation and Facebook have been specifically criticized for their zero-rating programs, to further strengthen incumbent mobile network operators and limit consumer rights to an open internet. [10]

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Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They need to build a robust business case for blockchain that includes a fair incentive model to attract all the partners required for the success of their networks.”. In search of value - From “The Network is the Computer” to “The Ecosystem is the Business”.

Cynefin courses in 2015 - new thinking, practical exercises and great company

Dave Snowden

Day 3 covers: working with and disrupting cognitive bias, mapping knowledge flows in contrast with process, and stimulating social network creation and density. Cynefin, Complexity, Narrative and Sense-making in 2015. As 2014 closes with a full-to-capacity series of CSM courses in London, we’re delighted to announce the first Cynefin and Sense-Making courses of 2015. We start the year with courses in Zurich, Auckalnd and London.

the new networked norm

Harold Jarche

The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established. As a market society developed, new types of economic and financial power were exercised by the Fuggers and the Hanseatic League in Europe.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops. For our test, pick one of your networks!)

networked failure and learning

Harold Jarche

Think networks of influence. Bonnitta Roy: I do a workshop on developing trust networks, and it is always a surprise to discover how little we agree on what trust is, and how it operates in our lives. You can try a simple exercise for yourself.

distributing power for the network era

Harold Jarche

A certain amount of command and control, exercised through a hierarchy is often necessary to get work done. We are in the early stages of an emerging era where network modes of organization dominate over institutions and markets. Networks naturally route around hierarchy.

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

You may have noticed how over the course of the last couple of weeks I haven’t been much active on the external social networking tools out there that I usually hang out at, such as Twitter, Google Plus or LinkedIn. Social Networking Sites Need to Grow Up into the 21st Century.

Leadership emerges from network culture

Harold Jarche

A few choice quotes are thrown in, preferably from historically famous leaders, some interactive exercises, straight out of traditional management courses and you’re off. Tweet Even five years ago it was not the norm to work at a distance.

On cities and networks

Doc Searls

Here’s a thought exercise for the audience: Imagine no Internet: no data plans on phones, no ethernet or wi-fi connections at home — or anywhere. Try this: cities are networks, and networks are cities. Every business, every person, every government agency and employee, every institution, is a node in a network whose value increases as a high multiple of all the opportunities there are for nodes to connect — and to do anything.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

Networked NGOs and Social Media Integrated Into Organizational Communications. This mixture was embedded in every aspect from the instructional design – from icebreakers to reflection exercises to presentation content, examples, and frameworks.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

and while I will be answering the first part over the course of time with the various blog entries I’m currently drafting along, I thought for today I’d focus on trying to answer the second part: how do I make sense of social networking tools today?

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The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter

It made me wonder about the similarities and differences between “systems” and “networks.” ” June Holley , guru of network weaving, said “ Big overlap! ” By this definition, Network Weavers are system thinkers, if not system leaders as well.

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Networks and Coalitions with Thrive By Five WA

Nancy White

My little piece is to work on network weaving practices within the regional coalitions and across the state as they emerge and form. We had a fun session on network weaving a couple of weeks ago and I thought it might be interesting to share the story.

Talking Shop with Network Designers and Weavers for Social Change

Beth Kanter

A part of my practice is around network design and facilitation and one of my most respected colleagues in this area is Eugene Eric Kim. Flisrand , who is a network weaver for sustainability networks, was in town and he was organizing an informal gathering.

Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth Kanter

Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between. How do you create the inner circle of your network?

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Desig

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

The first step in the exercise was to ask participants to write down three things about themselves that are important for others to know for this project, including skills, knowledge, interests, or learning goal. We did this one by one as each person did their self and network introduction.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. The hashtag is a way of creating self-organizing networks.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States.

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

I’ve just finished teaching an online course for The Knight Digital Media Center @ USC Annenberg for community foundation leaders on practical networked leadership skills. So, you might want to “Kondo” your connections in your online professional network!

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth Kanter

I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The session was an introduction to design thinking methods and to generate ideas for instructional modules for networked leadership development.

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What Networks Have In Common

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jones ask s, "Does connectivism conflate or equate the knowledge/connections with these two levels (“neuronal” and “networked”)? Now, to return to the original question, "Does connectivism conflate or equate the knowledge/connections with these two levels ('neuronal' and 'networked')?", Are they each instances of an underlying mechanism or process that can be called (for lack of a better term) 'networked knowledge'? Is 'networked knowledge' the same as 'public knowledge'?

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth Kanter

This peer learning exchange is designed to help state-based groups to be more effective in engaging their networks toward covering uninsured children. But these are steps to bigger outcomes for this network – such as making sure there is health care for all children.

Plenary Session: A Grantmakers’ Gathering on Networks

Beth Kanter

The morning plenary for A Grantmakers’ Gathering on Networks was designed to deliver robust, thought-provoking content for grantmakers who want to use a networked approach for the strategy as well as time for people to make connections with others and process and apply these new ideas.

My talk at the Canadian Marketing Association: Markets are networks

David Weinberger

Title: After Conversation: Markets as Networks. Part I: Networked Markets. And I want to add one more thought to this mix: Markets are also networks. Now, markets are networksnetworks of people who converse and interact, spread out across the Internet. For example, at any one moment there are some number of parents with sick children who are on the Net talking and posting, on blogs, discussion boards, social networking sites, Twitter, etc.

Social Media, Networking, and African Women’s Leadership Training in Rwanda

Beth Kanter

My role was to deliver components of the Networked NGO curriculum – sessions on network mapping, challenges assumptions about networked ways of working, as well as training on how to use the online collaboration platform for their together moving forward.

Nonprofit CEOs and the Network Mindset

Beth Kanter

Today, I have the honor of doing a session at The Allstate Foundation ‘s 60th Anniversary Executive Summit (hashtag #60summit ) where I’ll be talking about leading nonprofits with a network mindset. A network mindset means exercising leadership through active participation.

Networks, Power and Ethics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

but rather, the degree to which they are entrenched - how stuubornly autonomous individual entities are by nature or temperament, how 'power-wielding' form of contact or interaction are available through the connections in a given network, the nature and inclination of given entities to wield power, etc., This gives us a way of describing different types of networks in term of the degree to which power may be wielded in those networks. The network gradually becomes inert.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. It has changed our experience and understanding of being part of a group, a community or a network.

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. Dana Boyd wrote a brilliant paper on MySpace, Identity Production in a Networked Culture 3 , about the way people use MySpace. And I posted in my website a few days ago 6 that groups require unity and networks require diversity.

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Harold Jarche » Net Working

Harold Jarche

Networked Capacity Building: Finish Line Grantees Social Media Training

Beth Kanter

We got started with a welcome from Liane Wong who gave an overview of the program and how it fits into the grantmaking strategy that uses a networked approach. When you are building ties between nodes in a network or connections between peers, you need to build in networking time.

Creating a consistent online voice and identity

Ross Dawson

The workshop starts with a big picture view and then runs through detailed guidance on establishing a presence, building engagement, and driving success, interspersed with group exercises to set objectives, think through stratgies, and set action plans. One of the exercises I take the participants through in the workshops is thinking through their online voice and identity. This simple exercise can help people and companies to create a consistent online voice and identity.

I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

Sure, I exercise without a device (although sometimes I’ll be plugged in when on a spinner) and I hang with the kids, Denise, friends without being rude. communication email micro-blogging social networking technology daddio Email messaging

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Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

By providing rewards for the number of blog posts, micro-blog entries, comments, ratings, and increases in network breadth through the utilization of social technologies, your organization may simply see a track race of useless additions and entries for purposes of so-called collaboration.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

Ryan Holmes is the CEO of HootSuite – a social media management system that executes campaigns across multiple social networks from a web-based dashboard – and who believes (rather obviously) that social media is an important asset inside and outside the organization.

Let’s Rename Micro-blogging to Chatting

Dan Pontefract

Blogging, for me at least, is an exercise in creative and thoughtful writing. social networking blogging chatting micro-blogging

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth Kanter

After we read through some of the responses and made some observations, we moved onto the next exercise. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with our board to help them feel more comfortable and empowered to share the message of the Foundation with their networks.

Non-Profit Leaders as Personal Brands

Beth Kanter

As a long time reader of Beth’s blog, I am very excited by the release of Beth’s new book, Measuring the Networked Non-Profit. Networked Nonprofit Organizational Culture Professional NetworkingClick to See Larger Image.