• HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Information] leave the hierarchies to the algorithms
    Since these algorithms are running many aspects of work and society, we had better get informed and find trusted sources of knowledge on machine learning and ‘artificial intelligence’ This is the core of PKM. What happens when you connect unthinking computer programs with a culture of obedience and compliance? Algorithms run much of society and business today, from applying for a mortgage to determining which passengers to eject from an overbooked aircraft.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017
    [Information] What’s the Value of Blockchain?
    With blockchain, food products can be digitally tracked from an ecosystem of suppliers to store shelves and ultimately to consumers,” noted the IBM press release. “When applied to the food supply chain, digital product information such as farm origination details, batch numbers, factory and processing data, expiration dates, storage temperatures and shipping detail are digitally connected to food items and the information is entered into the blockchain along every step of the process.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Information] 7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing
    Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge. Cooperative aspects include: Curating information to add value, Communicating effectively in networks & communities, and Finding and engaging with knowledge networks. But how do they know if they have the optimum tools for their context? Too often the tools are selected and then the workers are left to figure out how to use them.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
    [Information] Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”
    Our present age of information and communication technologies (ICT), whose starting point she pegs at 1971, is the fifth such major revolution. But our current information era is only half way through its diffusion path. Much has been written about our digital technology revolution and its impact on economies, societies and individuals.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    [Information] stories connect knowledge
    “Perhaps the most central thrust in KM [knowledge management] is to capture and make available, so it can be used by others in the organization, the information and knowledge that is in people’s heads as it were, and that has never been explicitly set down.” — KM World. PKM is an ongoing process of filtering information from our networks, creating knowledge individually and with our teams, and then discerning with whom and when to share the artifacts of our knowledge.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Information] Continual Exploration
    The immediate benefits are that you can easily link information that was previously siloed, and track real time changes. I was reading about Digital Business Platforms, which is a move away from siloed IT systems to create a unified environment. Which, naturally, seems like a sensible thing to do. The benefits are about continual innovation, but I wonder if a more apt phrase is instead continual exploration.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Information] The State of American Jobs
    The report examined the skills requirements for different kinds of jobs using the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database which includes extensive information on more than 950 occupations. Last year, the Pew Research Center , - in association with the Markle Foundation , - conducted a survey about the state of American jobs to shed light on how people think about work and about the skills and training needed to get ahead in our fast changing digital economy.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
    [Information] online privacy and security
    And now American internet service provides can sell customer information to the highest bidder. I am not a programmer but I try to stay informed about information technology through my professional social networks. As the internet becomes an essential part of lives — enabling us to access government services, connect with friends, and earn a living — there are frustratingly few ways to maintain privacy or security online.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Why we never think alone
    We're constantly drawing on information and expertise stored outside our heads: in our bodies, our environment, our possessions, and the community with which we interact -- and usually we don't even realize we're doing it.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: The Knowledge Caf? as a metaphor
    They are places where people, usually friends and sometimes strangers, meet in pairs or small groups to have informal conversations and to socialize. Cafés have a long and distinguished history as places of creativity and innovation where people meet to talk and exchange information going back to the. By David Gurteen I am often asked how the Knowledge Café got it's name.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog] Ed tech hackathon
    Omitting key information. Our group created — in a demo hackathon-ish way — a tool that helps teachers create workgroups for collaborative learning based on information gleaned from machine learning about learning capabilities. I’m at an education technology hackathon — “Shaping the Future” — put on by MindCET , an ed tech accelerator created by the Center for Educational Technology in Israel.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. Knowledge For Development, Global Partnership Conference 2017. 03 - 04 Apr 2017, Geneva, Switzerland. 9th European Conference on Intellectual Capital.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Information] Open Innovation 2.0
    The Internet is not only a major proof point of the value of open innovation, but it’s become a highly effective platform for people from diverse institutions all around the world to collaborate in addressing problems of mutual interest. “Driven by plummeting communication costs and the ever increasing numbers of connected people and devices, it has never been so easy to exchange information and ideas,” wrote Curley in his article.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
    [Information] TGIM #1
    “In its most customary form, ‘commonplacing,’ as it was called, involved transcribing interesting or inspirational passages from one’s reading, assembling a personalized encyclopedia of quotations … The rise in popularity of the commonplace book occurred during a point in the sixteenth century when the mass distribution of information catapulted an entire generation into a tizzy.” It’s more about people than information. Thank Goodness It’s Monday.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Information] Where is Clark?
    If you’re here in the Bay Area, it should be fun and informative. So, where am I this spring? I was at ATD’s Techknowledge in January, and as this is published I’m on my way to Long Beach for their Core 4 event (sold out; if you’re one of the lucky ones there, say hi!). I’m taking the train (and a bus); look forward to watching the terrain roll by and writing. But there’re a couple more events this spring.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Information] digital literacy for the arts
    I learned much from the participants and the artists I interviewed to inform my workshop: Simon Heath , Doug Shaw , Stephen Scott , Jon Claytor , as well as my wife Andrea who is graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts this Spring. Last week I attended the Arts in a Digital World Summit in Montréal. The event launched the four-year funding program of $88.5
  • BETH KANTER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
    [Information] Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload
    Most of this information could be better captured in a dashboard, project document or an email update. However, sometimes people tune out during meetings and start scanning their mobile phones and looking at unrelated information. It is okay to check your mobile phone to find information to contribute the meeting, but it is another to use it to answer unrelated email.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Information] Exploring Business Types and Business Models
    The key capability required for this business type is an ability to read individual customer contexts in great detail and, based on this information, to be able to anticipate and address customer needs. In order to do that, there must also be a capability to build and sustain deep trust so that the customer is comfortable in sharing more and more information about themselves. OK, I’ve created some confusion.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Information] Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?
    If you can’t prove who you are, you can’t open a bank account or get a loan or insurance; you are doomed to be part of the informal economy - whose members live in the shadows and don’t pay taxes.” He then described some of the key steps taken by the Indian government to address this problem.
  • BETH KANTER  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
    [Information] Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings
    I should also mention that there are “bad,” openers that include sharing too much personal information or touching. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Information] The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World
    Over the past decades, we’ve been moving to a world where information of all kinds is increasingly digital, and where many different kinds of online transactions are now taking place between people, institutions, and things. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades. During this period, I was involved in organizing emerging business opportunities at IBM, including the Internet and Linux.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
    [Information] networked knowledge triad
    Informal Structure – Influence – Social Leadership. There are three structures that exist in all organizations, with three different sources of power, and three types of leadership required for each structure. This is the thesis that Niels Pflaeging puts forth in Organizational Physics. Formal Structure – Hierarchy – Compliance Leadership. Value Creation Structure – Reputation – Value Creation Leadership. Image: Niels Pflaeging.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
    [Information] SUNY Initiatives Supporting Online Learning Panel
    The first version of the tool will not auto-populate course information, won't scrub addresses, won't have an SIS data stream. Live notes from the SUNY OpenCOTE Conterence, Syracuse, NY. SUNY Goal: 150K graduates by 2015 (up from 95K this year) SUNY ACSIE Framework - Access, Completion, Success, Inquiry, Engagement 500+ Online programs from 43 campuses Roles: - Leadership - eg.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017
    [Information] gaining insight through social and informal learning
    These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Instead, systems and structures are needed to support social and informal learning in work teams, communities of practice, and social networks. Organizational performance improvement is comprised of reducing errors and increasing insights, according to Gary Klein. For the past century, management practice has focused very much on error reduction, with practices such as Six Sigma , especially in manufacturing.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] mastery and models
    It is an individual, disciplined process by which we make sense of information and our interactions with people and ideas. It not only allows us to ‘pull’ information, but also have it ‘pushed’ to us by trusted sources. Sensing is how we personalize information and use it. PKM is very much based on informal learning through communities of practice and professional social networks. Personal Knowledge Mastery.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] The change is here
    They are a wee bit old-school, however, as while they do discuss innovation throughout, it isn’t a core focus and their definition of learning doesn’t include informal learning. For a number of years now (at least six ), I’ve been beating the drum about the need for organizations to be prepared to address change. I’ve argued that things are happening faster, and that organizations are going to have to become more agile.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
    [Information] The Future of the Gig Economy
    While some of these workers will continue to collaborate informally, the imperative to learn faster forever will drive the gig economy towards more sustained collaboration. The “gig economy” has become an ever-expanding meme, clocking over 500,000 citations on Google. It’s also become an interesting barometer of sentiment. Some people, especially techies, love the concept and can’t wait until the gig economy frees everyone from working as employees for large, bureaucratic organizations.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Information] [berkman-klein][liveblog] Five global challenges and the role of the university
    “ “Education is not mere information transfer” Education is not mere information transfer.” Juan Carlos De Martin is giving a lunchtime talk called “Five global challenges and the role of the university,” with Charles Nesson. These are two of my favorite people. Juan Carlos is here to talk about his new book (in Italian), Università Futura – Tra Democrazia e Bit.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Information] Revisiting the Ecosystem
    Similarly, we use social elements like coaching, mentoring, and informal learning to develop ourselves and our organizations over time. One of the keys to the L&D revolution is recognizing the full performance ecosystem and the ways technology can support performance and development. I’ve tried to represent and share my thinking via diagrams (including here , here , and here ). Prompted by a recent conversation, it was time to revisit the representation.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017
    [Information] populism is the first refuge of a scoundrel
    Information manipulation is becoming widespread, driving identity politics. Why is populism so darned popular in many parts of the world today? In stark terms, Cas Mudde, a Dutch political scientist, has defined populism as “an ideology that considers society to be ultimately separated into two homogeneous and antagonistic groups, ‘the pure people’ versus ‘the corrupt elite.'”
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
    [Information] Early onset adulthood?
    If you think about a modern childhood with the early exposure to tablets and television, education as information provision, the the physically of a normal childhood is too easily lost, or rendered a minor part of the experience with maketh the (wo)man. Reading up on the Borg for yesterday’s post (I’m a trekie but don’t have an eidetic memory) I was reminded of the maturation chambers used by the Bork to assimilate children.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] pkm à montréal
    Introduction aux stratégies de gestion de l’information pour vaincre l’infobésité. Il devient de plus en plus évident que plusieurs de nos structures organisationnelles actuelles et leurs approches de leadership sont inadéquates pour un monde où les réseaux fluides ont remplacé les hiérarchies rigides du passé. Un nouveau paradigme de gestion émerge de cette nouvelle réalité.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Zoom as a platform for virtual Knowledge Caf?s
    If you would like to be kept informed about them then please sign-up to my Virtual Café mailing list. By David Gurteen I mentioned last month that I was experimenting with a potential virtual Knowledge Café platform - Zoom Meetings. Well I am delighted to say that the two experiments I ran clearly demonstrated that Zoom was more than up to the task.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Exploring the relationship between space, collaboration and knowledge transfer
    By David Gurteen A few years ago Paul Corney asked a number of Knowledge & Information Management (KIM) professionals about the environment in which they worked. He believes that creating the right environment is one of the core requirements to nurturing a culture where people are willing to share. The results of that questionnaire were shared at a workshop, at the annual KM UK conference and as an open report.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017
    [Information] friday’s finds #292
    “What we have still not understood is that people need to have access to information that no one could predict they would want to know. When information is transparent, different people see different things and new interdependencies are created, thus changing the organization. The easier the access that people have to one another and to (different) information is, the more possibilities there are.”
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Information] New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs
    One food bank participating in Listen for Good began the project with all sorts of “predetermined” ideas about how they could augment their food program to better serve clients – maybe menus, cooking classes, or improved nutritional information. New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs. By Lindsay Austin Louie. How much promise do the following practices hold for increasing foundations’ impact in the coming decades?”
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
    [Information] Tackling the tough stuff
    We learn through designed action and guided reflection, not information dump and knowledge test. I was reflecting a wee bit on my books (and writings in general), and realized that there’s somewhat of a gap when I talk about games, and mobile, and more. And it’s not unconscious, but instead principled, even if it arises somewhat implicitly. So I thought I’d talk briefly about why I tend to focus on the design, and not the practical implementations.
  • EUEN SEMPLE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
    [Information] Volume Control On Mob Rule (reprise)
    I don't feel at risk of missing out on information that is truly important to me, confident that stuff that matters will get to me through a network which I spend considerable time and effort trying to ensure isn't an echo chamber and is made up of a group of people thoughtful and astute about what they generate and share. Much is being made at the moment about fake news and the suggestion that we are living in a post-truth society.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Information] James 2:24 & Cyborgs
    The reason for the connection with faith works is along linked to the degree of social and physical connectivity we have and the nature of the information flows involved. Digital and analogue are not the same thing and (to go back to an older discipline) knowledge and wisdom are not simply higher orders of information; those who use the DIKW pyramid, let them be anathema. An odd combination of things came together for this post.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
    [Information] The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise
    At the same time, the explosive growth of the Internet accelerated the ability to integrate business processes, information and workforce around the world, leading companies to outsource production and services operations to global supply chain partners. . “In Retreat: Global companies in the era of protectionism,” reads the cover of the January 28 issue of The Economist.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017
    [Information] The perils of the simplistic
    For those not familiar with the term, apophelia has come to mean the human tendency to see patterns in random or unconnected information. I was catching up on episodes of Melvyn Bragg’s In our Time in the car today and listened twice to the topical episode on Hannah Arendt who famously coined the phrase The banality of evil. I also listened to John Grey’s brief point of view which is related (thanks to Iwan for that link).
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
    [Information] Divination & perspective shift
    It was worth going for his suggestion in the discussion section that spirits are vectors not entities which is going to stay with me and inform reading for some time. I went to a seminar this afternoon on the ‘ ontological turn ’ in anthropology given by one of the early advocates Martin Holbraad whose book Truth in Motion is an ethnographic study in Havana among practitioners of Ifá, a Afro-Cuban tradition of divination.
  • DOC SEARLS   |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
    [Information] Defibrillating a dead horse
    Broadcasters will be able to provide advanced emergency alerts with more information, more tailored to a viewer’s particular location. Before we start, let me explain that ATSC 1.0 is the HDTV standard, and defines what you get from HDTV stations over the air and cable. It dates from the last millennium. Resolution currently maxes out at 1080i, which fails to take advantage even the lowest-end HDTVs sold today, which are 1080p (better than 1080i).
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
    [Information] The Emerging, Unpredictable Age of AI
    The necessary ingredients are finally coming together : lots and lots of data, with the volume of data pouring in expected to double every three years or so; advanced machine learning algorithms that extract insights and learn from all that data; drastically lowered technology costs for collecting, storing and analyzing these oceans of information; and access to an increasing variety of data-driven, cloud-based AI applications.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Information] How to overcome bias
    The bias doesn’t exist because we only believe what we want to believe, but instead because we fail to ask the correct questions about new information and our own beliefs. How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
    [Information] How to overcome bias
    The bias doesn’t exist because we only believe what we want to believe, but instead because we fail to ask the correct questions about new information and our own beliefs. How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study. One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
    [Information] chaos & cooperation
    ” @dabeard : “ No science, no evidence, no truth, no democracy ” @SwiftonSecurity : “Trust me – modern information systems are a panopticon you are not qualified to defeat alone. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. I am finishing three weeks in Europe so many of these posts reflect the interactions I had in Copenhagen, London, and Antwerp.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    [Information] Other writings
    Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Information Strategy for the Information Age. It occurs to me to mention some of the other places you can find my writings besides here (and how they differ ;).
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Information] The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
    When experts investigate catastrophic events, be they airline crashes, financial crises, or terrorist attacks, they often find that we failed to anticipate them even when the needed information was present because the data was spread across different organizations and was never properly brought together. AI-based tools are enhancing our own cognitive powers, helping us process vast amounts of information and make ever more complex decisions.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
    [Information] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2017. 28 Feb - 02 Mar 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark. Henley Forum Annual Conference 2017. 01 - 02 Mar 2017, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017
    [Information] The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us
    For more information on Cabot, visit: [link]. Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year. Working in the nonprofit sector has become even more stressful in the last few months and we will all need to strengthen our individual and organizational resilience so we can serve our stakeholders without burning out or going crazy.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
    [Information] Heading towards high performance
    I’m a great believer that access to information is a human right almost as much as access to clean water and healthy food” A personalised social learning experience Today’s L&D technology requirements are vastly different from how they started out. People need the information and tools to do their jobs, but there is also a cultural element in what L&D needs to do. This article was initially published on the Totara website on 4th January 2017.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
    [Information] tribal values are not democratic
    TIMN implies that malignant tribalization will make our society far more vulnerable to information warfare. The ultimate goal of strategic information warfare at the societal level, whether waged by foreign or domestic actors, is to tribalize a society, the better to divide and conquer it. Open information and access to our common knowledge assets is required We can only deal with complex systems and problems collectively.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
    [Information] AI and Public Policy
    AI was reborn in the 1990s by embracing our current data-driven paradigm based on analyzing vast amounts of information with powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Information] Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience
    It also provided a nice transition between sections, giving people a little brain break to digest the information. Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Information] The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations
    Users could now easily get whatever information they wanted any time, day or night. Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work. But, how transformative will blockchain turn out to be? How long is the transformation likely to take?
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Information] The Big Shift in Platform Business Models
    Yes, because participants want to share more of themselves to deepen and enrich social relationships, but they want to do it in a safe environment, one where they know the platform owner will not seek to share this personal information with commercial entities in ways that might ultimately be detrimental to participant. Everywhere you look today, platform businesses are in the news. Most of the stories focus on what platforms do.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
    [Information] mediated relatedness
    Three aspects of this effect are access to almost unlimited information, the ability for almost anyone to self-publish, and limitless opportunities for ridiculously easy group-forming. In politics, social media extend participation but also make information manipulation by small motivated groups much easier. “A new form of information manipulation is unfolding in front of our eyes. More information: Self-determination at Work.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017
    [Information] [liveblog][bkc] Kishonna Gray
    Omitting key information. Berkman. Kishonna Gray [# KishonnaGray ] is giving a Berkman-Klein [# BKCHarvard ] Tuesday lunch talk. She’s an ass’t prof and ML King Scholar at MIT as well as being a fellow at BKC and the author of Race, Gender and Deviance in Xbox Live. She’s going to talk about a framework, Black Digital Feminism. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017
    [Information] the learning loop
    “Decision makers gather information (observe), form hypotheses about customer activity and the intentions of competitors (orient), make decisions, and act on them. John Boyd’s OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) was developed as a framework to help pilots make better decisions in battle. Since it’s inception in the 1970’s it has been adapted for other areas of operations, including business.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017
    [Information] Common meaning?
    We also have a belt and braces web site rather than a brochure that should be up next week which will provide more information and a chance to volunteer or sign up for the programme as a whole or individual components. We don’t want to constantly have to make each choice anew, we strive to reduce the need to process information.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    [Information] Epiphany
    Now in that programme we are looking to explore how meaning is created and sustained in a world too often mediated by information, the echo-chamber effect of algorithmically dominated virtual space.
  • JOHN HAGEL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Information] Business Practice Redesign
    An informal survey that I did many years ago suggests that as much as 60-70% of employee time in large, established enterprises is being spent on something called “exception handling” – an event that occurs that was not anticipated by the process and that the process policies and procedures cannot handle, so it gets handed off to an employee who has a short time (typically 24 – 48 hours) to resolve the exception. In the world of scalable efficiency, processes rule.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
    [Information] New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017
    for further information. Support informal mentoring. Now available to purchase. Traditionally, the primary focus of a Learning & Development (L&D) Department has been on training people to do their jobs – either in the classroom or online – and making sure they do it. In other words, it’s been all about organising and managing learning for people.
  • BETH KANTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
    [Information] 3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success
    Stay tuned for more information in 2017, but I will be very busy writing facilitator process guides based on my decades of experience as a trainer and sharing that on this blog. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection. How about you?
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017
    [Information] Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy
    As the world becomes more immersed in and dependent on the information revolution, the pace of intrusions, disruptions, manipulations, and thefts also quickens. These are: Protect, defend, and secure today’s information infrastructure and digital networks. The Commission recommends that companies should work closely with consumer organizations and with the Federal Trade Commission to help consumers make better informed decisions about security.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016
    [Information] best finds of 2016
    Today, the main contradiction in modern capitalism is between the possibility of free, abundant socially produced goods, and a system of monopolies, banks, and governments struggling to maintain control over power and information,” Mason says. Everything is pervaded by a fight between network and hierarchy.” … The fact is that capitalism — with its tendency to income inequality, information monopolies, and financial power — is running out of steam.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Information] Detecting Fake News
    They get the same information from multiple sources, and don't publish it unless they have multiple sources. After the spate of fake news in circulation over the last year or so numerous guides have been published to help you spot fake news. Unfortunately, few of them are effective. The reason for this - which you can spot for yourself as you look at them - is that they tend to focus on whether or not the source is authoritative.
  • DAVID GURTEEN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016
    [Information] Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events
    You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. Asian Knowledge Forum 2017. 12 - 13 Jan 2017, Hong Kong, China. KM Legal Europe 2017. 18 - 19 Jan 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Advancing your OD practice.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2016
    [Information] to illuminate a small field
    A key complexity message here, we are informed by the past but we act in the present. Anyone who has ever been walking in the hills will have had the experience of a sudden shaft of light illumining a previously unnoticed aspect of the landscape. The picture here shows that, with the added benefit of a rainbow taken by landscape photographer Mike Alexander in the Brecon Beacons; I have more fully acknowledged the source at the end of this post.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Information] the secret of freedom
    I think there is probably more only because there are more sources of information. Propaganda: “ Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.” If, however, potential audiences have already been primed with correct information, the disinformation finds itself in the same role as a retraction or refutation: disadvantaged relative to what is already known. Democracy Informal Learning
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2016
    [Information] Dum Spiro, spero
    The play is based on Caravaggio’s masterpiece and astute readers will have realised I was looking to that performance to inform my final post. The political process is too divorced from people’s capacity to process information or relate to those who represent them. If not then the blood libels that currently inform politics will cause levels of failure from which we may not recover given the fragility of the eco-system of our planet.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Information] Pushing back against Trump: The techie meetup
    Omitting key information. ” Support ActSecure , helping activists learn how to secure their information and communication. I’m at an open meeting held by Maciej Ceglowski for techies to get together to think about how we can ameliorate the Trump Effect. It’s being held under the Chatham House Rule. It’s a packed house of 100+ people. Most are programmers. Probably under 15% are women. Almost all are white.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016
    [Information] pkm 2016
    The PKM framework shows the need to develop a knowledge network and connect with mechanical and human filters, curators, and aggregators of information. From this diverse source of information and knowledge each person must develop appropriate sense-making methods. While seeking information, through reading and other methods, is fine, one must do something with it. “Any man who reads too much and uses his brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Information] Obama's legacy: A defining president
    Informed. JFK for my generation — I was 13 when he was murdered — set the image of what a president should be. Whether or not he actually embodied those virtues doesn’t matter as much as the archetype he created. President Obama has done that for the millennials. That should be a source of hope for us all. The presidenct as defined by Barack Obama is. Engaged. He cares about issues. Smart. Emotional. Unselfish. Not in it for himself. Patriotic. Incorruptible. Funny. A whole person.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Information] Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
    Big data ,- including analytics , data science , artificial intelligence and related information-based technologies - are now everywhere. “Is Big data has been rising rapidly for the simple reason that there’s so much more digital information than ever before. In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and thus subject to search and analysis. By now only a small amount of all stored information isn’t digital, around 1% or so.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Information] Have we ever been post-fact?
    To my mind the universally of the internet as currently envisaged is a part of the problem not the solution, a information centric manifestation of neoliberal globalisation that got us here in the first place. The theme of a post-fact, post-truth society is ever present in the press, social media and various think tanks, one might even say it was “unpresidented” in nature but that would an act of cruelty to those afflicted with a narcissistic personality disorder.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Information] ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report
    offered as an example the Global Campus student information and campus management application. For more information on this project, please contact Dakmara Georgescu (d.georgescu@unesco.org) or Dr. Pierre Gedeon (pierregedeon@yahoo.fr Please take note that this is not the official UNESCO report of the forum, but only my personal report as invited international expert.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2016
    [Information] Unarticulated needs:directions
    Four or five rounds of that and you are scanning significantly more information that on the first round. In my last two posts I have emphasised the need to get behind surface statements of requirement(s) to unarticulated needs. I’m arguing that in the context of innovation rather than the hygiene needs of say an accounting system. In that case we have compliance issues, long standing practice and an innovation will of necessity be incremental in nature.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016
    [Information] understanding our tools
    Information literacy is improved by connecting to a diversity of networks. “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” — Father John Culkin (1967) in ‘ A Schoolman’s Guide to Marshall McLuhan’ If every medium influences communication, then what effect does that have on our own learning as well as how we help others to learn? We choose our tools, and then they take is in a certain direction, of which we may not be conscious.
  • ADAPTIVE PATH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016
    [Information] Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review
    For more information on what we did in 2016, please check out AdaptivePath.org Annual Report “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall. During the earliest day of dot-org, I borrowed this quote to succinctly express what I hoped dot-org would become in the world. This past year, we’ve made strides to clarify what and how we operate. We started the year working with Glide to pilot a new service, Glide Goods.
  • STEPHEN DOWNES: HALF AN HOUR  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016
    [Information] On Teaching Critical Thinking
    Invalid syllogisms, misrepresentation of information, distortion of data - all these are errors in all disciplines, and can be spotted by amateurs and experts alike. As someone who was teaching critical thinking for a living well before anyone thought to call it a '21st century skill' it bothers me to no end to read articles like this arguing that we should not be teaching critical thinking in schools.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016
    [Information] It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be
    I talked today about imposing league tables on educational achievement based on models of coaching and information retrieval being potentially dangerous, while focusing on the generalist, liberal humanities tradition of the UK and Canada could be beneficial, something we have lost to our great detriment in my view. I’ve been developing an flexuous approach to understanding strategy for several decades now.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Information] echo chambers: old psych, new tech
    Another factor that drives the echo chamber is our psychological tendency to seek information that confirms what we already know – often called confirmation bias. News as information and identity. Social media takes our natural tendencies to associate with similar minded people and seek information that confirms and amplifies our convictions.
  • MIND HACKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Information] echo chambers: old psych, new tech
    Another factor that drives the echo chamber is our psychological tendency to seek information that confirms what we already know – often called confirmation bias. News as information and identity. Social media takes our natural tendencies to associate with similar minded people and seek information that confirms and amplifies our convictions.
  • IRVING WLADAWSKY-BERGER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Information] The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing
    This kind of information-based intelligence is helping make companies, industries, organizations and economies more efficient, productive and responsive. I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs. My participation in each of the CIO meetings was in the form of a fireside chat with a senior analyst of the organization.
  • CHARLES JENNINGS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [Information] Will the App Become the New Classroom?
    (this article first appeared in the Spring 2016 Edition of Training Industry Quarterly) Classroom education emerged in a world of information paucity. We now live in a world of information abundance. Technology offers huge opportunities for social learning, peer feedback, and access to information at the point of need. In our world of information abundance, Google is the largest educational provider on the planet.
  • LUIS SUAREZ  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
    [Information] My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #12
    Overall, I quite like the user interface, the ability to access weather related information directly from the app, the fact I can integrate multiple calendars in the same space or the lovely option to show visuals AND colours to distinguish how busy your work days may well be for that week, month, or year.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Information] Is psychosis an ‘immune disorder’?
    Receptors are what receive neurotransmitters – the brain’s chemical signals – and allow information to be transferred around the nervous system, so disruption to these can cause brain disturbances. A fascinating new study has just been published which found evidence for the immune system attacking a neuroreceptor in the brain in a small proportion of people with psychosis.
  • MIND HACKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Information] Is psychosis an ‘immune disorder’?
    Receptors are what receive neurotransmitters – the brain’s chemical signals – and allow information to be transferred around the nervous system, so disruption to these can cause brain disturbances. A fascinating new study has just been published which found evidence for the immune system attacking a neuroreceptor in the brain in a small proportion of people with psychosis.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Information] Curmudgeon, cynic and contrarian
    Instead I argue for an approach constrained by natural science, informed by practice. The American writer Jon Winokur defined a Curmudgeon as Anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretence and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner. In philosophy the Cynics saw the purpose of life was to live in virtue, in agreement with nature, not to simply accept, in the manner of the Stoics (well the Roman version for sure).
  • BETH KANTER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Information] New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work
    It includes an excellent primer on storytelling with data based on the principles of good storytelling. In thinking about the purpose of the report, the Playbook offers up the distinction between: Informational: Conveying “nice to know” information. Decisional: Conveying information that contributes to a specific decision or action. Join me at Markets for Good on December 6 at 1 pm EST for a FREE roundtable discussion about the new Data Playbook. .
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Stephanie Mendoza: Web VR
    Omitting key information. Stephanie Mendoza [twitter: @_liooil ] [Github: SAM-liooil] is giving a talk at the Web 1.0 conference. She’s a Unity developer. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. WebVR — a 3D in-browser standard— is at 1.0 these days, she says.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Paul Frazee on the Beaker Browser
    Omitting key information. At the Web 1.0 conference , Paul Frazee. is talking about a browser — a Chrome fork — he’s been writing to browse the distributed Web. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people. The distributed Web is the Web with ideas from BitTorrent integrated into it.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Kyle Drake: Making the Web Fun again
    Omitting key information. Kyle Drake , CEO of Neocities , is talking at the Web 1.0 conference. His topic is how to “bring back the spirit of geocities for the modern web.” ” The talk is on his “derpy” Web site. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.
  • DAVID WEINBERGER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] [liveblog] Amber Case on making the Web fun again
    Omitting key information. I’m at the Web 1.0 conference , at the MIT Media Lab , organized by Amber Case [ @caseorganic ]. It’s a celebration of sites that can be built by a single person, she explains. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016
    [Information] The domain of disorder (iii)
    Informal networks are having to work harder and harder to make the system work despite itself. I made the point yesterday that the disordered domain within Cynefin is one of false confidence, assuming you know how to act without first making an ontological assessment. It is the opposite of chaos in terms of the individual response as to the decision maker nothing seems to be other than as expected.
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Information] #C2Xmas Day 2: Samuel Pepys Diary
    This site contains the full text of his diary, along with several letters sent or received by Pepys, plus thousands of pages of further information about the people, places and things in his world. Day 2 of my Countdown to Xmas #C2Xmas continues here. Samuel Pepys lived in London in the 17th century and is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade as a young man which is considered to be one of the most important sources about the English Restoration period. THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS.
  • BETH KANTER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
    [Information] 6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising
    Personalize all communications, even if it’s an informal email. Note from Beth: December is a time when start to reflect on the past year and future online trends for fundraising.
  • DAVE SNOWDEN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    [Information] The domain of disorder (i)
    Any questions or comments to inform those posts are welcome. I’m out to Milan tomorrow and I am starting to feel like a Typhoid Mary for the unexpected having been in the UK for Brexit and California for Trump. The rapid onset of crude (in all senses of the word) populism is not something I expected to be living through in the modern age.
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