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. In the last few years I’ve seen my trust in individuals betrayed on several occasions, some unintentional some malicious, some the result of a psychotic belief.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This ecosystem has been designed to stimulate and manipulate the human psyche, “to draw us in and persuade us to change how we shop, vote, and exercise, and even who we love.” The Social Network Is the Computer. It simply said The Social Network Is the Computer.


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May the Network Force Be With You

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As we know, The Force is a source of power for those who, like the Jedi , feel its flow. “The network force is similar,” wrote Silicon Valley network expert and entrepreneur James Currier in Your Life is Driven by Network Effects. “You don’t always see it, but it is exerting itself on you.

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.

Blockchain - the Networked Ecosystem is the Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The essence of blockchain, notes the report , is that the unit of competition is the networked ecosystem , no longer a single enterprise. “As blockchain adoption continues to gather momentum, organizations must approach their blockchain strategies with the same rigor and commitment as any other new and transformative strategies. In search of value - From “The Network is the Computer” to “The Ecosystem is the Business”.

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. As we enter the network era we see companies like Apple dominating, often ignoring Wall Street pundits. With network effects, Google can control the online advertising market, making market competition almost irrelevant.

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. In an upcoming online workshop on knowledge sharing for the CGIAR , we want to do this exercise online — and we want to keep technology low key as this is at the start of the workshop and some participants are not as techy as some of us!

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. When you feel into this notion of a trust network, other people you know from personal or work life will not make it into the inner circles at all.

Leadership for the Network Era

Harold Jarche

The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. 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 power were exercised by the Fuggers and the Hanseatic League. It is not networked. It is networked. It is networked, as well.

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. Networks also enable work to be done cooperatively, as opposed to collaboratively in institutions or competitive markets. In a complex and networked economy workers need more autonomy.

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 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. But let’s see first some of the reasons that have triggered, in my mind, the title of this article under “ The Fallacy of Social Networking ” and see how far off I am. In the offline social networking world, just as much as the online one. .

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. As networked, distributed workplaces become the norm, trust will emerge from environments that are open, transparent and diverse. As a result of improved trust, leadership will be seen for what it is; an emergent property of a balanced network and not some special property available to only the select few.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

This year a lot of my work as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is working with grantees outside of the US. Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a group of Population and Reproductive Health grantees from Pakistan on 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.

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter

I’m facilitating a peer learning course on practical networked leadership skills with a group of community foundation leaders for the Knight Digital Media Center and part of the “practice” is having conversations and sharing thought provoking ideas with our professional networks via social media. It made me wonder about the similarities and differences between “systems” and “networks.” Networks

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? Slack : For all of the work I get to do with other clients, work groups, project teams, small niche networks on a given topic where I usually hang out on a daily basis, etc.

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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. This February session built on what we did last November where we mapped networks and started thinking about who “was in the room&# and who we wished was with us. engagement networks network_weaving social_networks

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. So, for this conversation about the art and craft of network design and weaving, he started us off with a ritual he learned from another network designer, Curtis Ogden. Networks Professional Networking

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. When you intentionally build your professional network in the right way, you create a circle of individuals who are all rooting for your success and happy to help you. I like to balance two different approaches to professional networking, strategic and serendipitous.

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. I feel the learning is richer and more sticky. Peer exchanges help participants not only form good habits, but they also naturally start to collaborate and work in a networked way. Networked Nonprofit Networks Training Design

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to facilitate a full-day innovation lab for an amazing group of network thinkers using human design methods to inform the design of a leadership network. It has been exactly a year since I have committed to practicing the methods from Luma Institute as part of improving my facilitation practice. Once we mapped the network on the wall before our eyes, we reflected on the following questions: * What are the points of connection?

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. Get some videos, get some exercises, get some tests, step them through it week by week by week. It''s rather more like a mesh network, in which each starling is reacting only to the seven starlings around it. 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. My little alternative, community based web newspaper, "The Moncton Free Press" was the major source of online news during the event, that plus Facebook plus Reedit plus the other social networks.

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. It covered how leaders can use their social channels as their authentic selves to engage with their communities and in leadership conversations with peers, social learning, and intentionally building and developing professional networks online. How do you de-clutter your professional online network?

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'?

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. She talked about the implications of that and the different way of working – through networks. Networks

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.

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. The first day focused on networks and strategic use of social media along with some practical skills in content creation and measurement. Together, we co-facilitated this exercise in two languages and Maria did a great job at bi-lingual capture of the notes.

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. The design challenge was: How do we come up with concrete tools, frameworks and methods for helping people better understand and adopt network systems leadership?

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.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth Kanter

As part of my work plan as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I have the pleasure of working with networks of grantees to design and facilitate peer learning exchanges on networked nonprofit practices and using social media effectively. One of the networks I’m supporting are the grantees in the Friending the Finish Line strategy. Support national partner Facebook chats, blog carnivals, and other networked advocacy activities.

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.

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

Beth Kanter

The project mobilizes leading women’s organizations and key stakeholders in four countries in Africa – Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda to develop and launch a Women’s Leadership program and network. The organizations have extensive experience delivering leadership programs, especially for young women and experience advocating for women’s issues, including reproductive health. Network assessment. Leadership Networked Nonprofit Training Design

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. Networked nonprofits are open and transparent nonprofits that consider every person and organization in their network an asset for reaching their mission. Nonprofits make that transformation when their leaders embrace a network mindset.

Harold Jarche » Net Working

Harold Jarche

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. Thanks to social media we have everything from formal courses to networks on Twitter to facilitate “here and now&# learning at any moment we desire (and some we may not desire!) It has changed our experience and understanding of being part of a group, a community or a network.

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. But because this group of organizations is working in a networked way, it means that not everyone has to do content curation at the degree as Bruce.

Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It's my first extended discussion of groups and networks. So what this talk is: a long time ago, I was asked to write an outline and I really didn’t know what I was going to talk about because I knew I was going to go through all of this and so this talk is some of the reflections that come out of all of that and those reflections as applied to the sorts of things that I have to say about learning technology, learning networks, e-learning and all of that stuff. Networks are open.

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Creating a consistent online voice and identity

Trends in the Living Networks

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 messagingOne of my favourite people on the planet is Luis Suarez.

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Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Those incentives can include setting targets for the number of comments on internal blog posts, new blog posts itself, micro-blogging entries, video-sharing additions, ratings, network/colleague additions (see You Are the Collective Wisdom of Both Strong and Weak Ties ), and other actions that foster the spirit of engaging and exploring with others before execution begins. collaboration leadership social Bennis incentive incentives social networking technology

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. In this way, social media is like an ongoing team building exercise. Executives leadership social social learning social media social networking c-suite executivesOriginally published to CLO Magazine.

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<Note: I call this a ‘popcorn’ post> If you’re on the ole Twitter , or even better, if your organization has implemented a micro-blogging application of some sort, you get it. That is, you probably have a semi-coherent idea of what micro-blogging actually is.