The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth Kanter

I want to start a new habit of being better organized on LinkedIn this year, but perhaps what I need to do first is “Kondo” my LinkedIn network. To get started, here’s what you need to think about: Review your LinkedIn connections and ask: Do I know this person?

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users. On the occasion LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman sent out an email to the first 100,000 users thanking them for being early adopters. You can look it up yourself in your LinkedIn profile URL; it is the number after “id=”. LinkedIn seemed to me to be one of the most promising newcomers. As it happens this model closer to LinkedIn than any of the other major social networking platforms of today.

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How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

How to deliver innovation overnight One of the ideas in Drive that has spread the fastest and the widest is the FedEx Day. Atlassian dubbed these innovation jamborees FedEx Days because participants have to deliver something overnight. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

platform monopolists ) that I still use on a regular basis to keep me on my toes and remind me why I left that Social Web behind a long while ago (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pulse, Slideshare, Uber, Airbnb, etc.

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Social Business in 2013 – A Challenge

Luis Suarez

More than anything else, because in the last three months, while I was mostly away from this blog, I kept bumping into a couple of relatively new challenges that I think are going to present lots of great opportunities for us all in the year ahead in the space of Social Business.

Small actions to create meaning

Dave Snowden

This in turn generated a more extensive debate on LinkedIn which saw a few SAFe trainers and coaches defend their position. Defining a future state then closing the gap rather than dealing with the realities of the present.

IBM Lotusphere and CONNECT 2012 – Here We Go Again! #ls12 #IBMConnect

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Learning Social Enterprise TravellingYesterday was my last vacation day and today, once again, to kick off another exciting year ahead of living social , and a few other things, I am sure!,

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If present trends continue, the value of these flows could triple by 2025, thus having a major impact on economic growth. . Microfinance platforms enable entrepreneurs and social innovators to raise money globally in ever-smaller amounts.”.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Luis Suarez

Who would have thought that blogging would be so powerful in the era of social tools, errr, I mean messaging board systems like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and so forth? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

presentations. and gets reposted to my Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds. Social networks, on the other hand, encourage diversity and can sow the seeds of innovation. Curation can boost your profit and help your people grow.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A meta-analysis on the effects of computer-presented feedback on learning from computer-based instruction. Fall of the wall: Capital flows to education innovation. LinkedIn endorsements turn you into the product. LinkedIn’s Endorsements Have Become Meaningless. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère.

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

It will summarise interactions and conversations already held for you, present you with options on what you may, or may not, need to do to complete a certain ask or request, and eventually reduce all of the potential friction and clutter as to who does what, when, with whom and for what purpose. .

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth Kanter

Innovations like EIA (Entrepreneurs in Action). Open to innovation and creativity. The awards presented were for the following areas: Jay Chaudhari received an award for actively following our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Air Canada Isn’t Collaborating With Its Employees

Dan Pontefract

As I waited — watching the situation unfold — the Air Canada attendant summoned me to the desk so I could present my boarding pass and passport. Related Posts: An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in… Did I Just Spam My Entire LinkedIn Network?

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

The book was well received and was #1 on Amazon’s Nonprofit Books many times throughout October-December as we presented dozens online webinars and guest posts and articles. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

Last week, I facilitated a mini-innovation lab on measuring impact for grantees of the Google Nonprofit program at the Impact Hub. Recruit Through LinkedIn: On LinkedIn profiles, members can “signal” their interest in skilled volunteering for a nonprofit.

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MOOCs for Credit: Current State of the Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation by Cathy Sandeen, Centre for Education, Attainment and Innovation, ACE I am actually a MOOC completer – I thought it was a good idea to experience a MOOC first-hand.

What could be more social than a real marketplace?

Doc Searls

When we say “social” these days, we mostly mean the sites and services of Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and other commercial entities. What’s missing here is real innovation in the real marketplace. My other idea was based on the ever present loyalty cards for grocery stores , pharmacies, and even cupcake shops in the US.

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Charles Jennings

They certainly should not be presented to senior executives as evidence of effectiveness of the L&D function. At other times we attend a structured course and meet another attendee who we then add to our LinkedIn connections. “The only person who behaves sensibly is my tailor.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Combine this with LinkedIn Skills and you have an interesting way to rate everyone's skills. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

People, Organization, Technology?

Martijn Linssen

More completely, an idea that challenges some basic axioms and cliches that have haunted my PowerPoint/Keynote presentations for years. For complex systems, for innovation efforts, for creativity – process engineering is not only the wrong approach, it is a mistake.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

Why not have look at the connections of your staff/board in LinkedIn related to achieving a goal or even just to recruit new board members. The room was silent.

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

If you’re looking for innovation, you need diversity, the subject of many studies before and after ours.There is no way that you have that diversity in toto within driving distance of your Silicon Valley.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Adapted from a talk given March 9, 2017, at the State University of New York in Syracuse, this essay describes several key innovations shaping the future of open learning: distributed social networks, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

Book week

Doc Searls

The reality is we need a different way of thinking about data, and in an age marked by innovation we shouldn’t find a reframe too difficult. A couple of days back I tried to reflect an alternative view in for, example, how we might use LinkedIn data – it’s not only my view of course and I don’t want to claim any originality in it. Searls does a great job presenting complex (and often crushingly boring) economic theory in ways that make sense to casual readers.

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Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors. What I've found interesting is that I now commonly use LinkedIn to find interesting people, but often use Facebook to communicate with them.

Publication Day For Scaling Up Excellence -- and Facebook's 10th Anniversary!

Bob Sutton

  They learned (often the hard way) that just bombarding employees with a quick PowerPoint presentation, a few days of training, or an inspirational speech from the CEO or Executive Director won’t cut it if the goal is to spread some goodness from the few to the many. 

Juergen Rudolph Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So I just started to look at some of your presentations they are awesome. Pick one thing that a world class universities needs still at the present moment - a world class library, say. Normally there’s an exam and things like that and maybe you need to write some essay, maybe you need to give some presentation. Well this is Juergen : Would would that be something like LinkedIn? You know there’s this concept by Clayton Christenson, disruptive innovation.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Sending one-way emails to their subordinates, creating Innovation Programmes in perfect isolation, populating those with their next-of-kin, preaching New Ways but practicing Old Ways, adding and adding to the already abundant overhead, suffocating any margin there is. Business or Pleasure? -

Friday’s Finds 196

Harold Jarche

Friday’s Finds: “ When prepping for a big story about a company in crisis, news outlets go to LinkedIn to look for people who have recently left.” Innovation is only innovation when it’s sustainable. Innovation should not trump sustainability.

Is Your Future Boss Horrible? A 10 Point Reference Check - Bob.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction. Erving Goffman: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.

SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

I’ve approached Christian Finn of Microsoft to surface my thoughts and present my overarching argument to him later this quarter. Yes, Microsoft has other initiatives like online Office, but none marries so well its legacy profit centers with future innovation.

How Not to Seek Input

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A while ago I signed up on the New Brunswick Information Technology Council LinkedIn group because I have a fairly obvious interest in the subject. Normally, I would post such comments to this blog as well as to the forum, but my comments were pretty negative, so I decided to send them to the LinkedIn forum alone, keeping a copy for my own records (I have learned to always do this). in the innovation sectiopn, I'd quote it, but.)

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? I wrote about the mechanisms of online emergence here and here ; they include linking, tagging, friending (as on Facebook and LinkedIn), and following (as on Twitter). Whether from the large familiar vendors, or the smaller innovative ones, the goal is to demonstrate value to the business, otherwise they won't spend the money.

Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction. Erving Goffman: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.

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Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! and unless you innovate ( Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning ) you are going to fall prey to alternatives be it do-it-yourself learning or start-ups. The Big Question is back.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

Tool Set 2009 LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Pages with Links Networks and Learning Communities Network Skills Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Literacy Workshop Collaboration Tools Remote Collaboration Also, a lot of my presentations have been about exactly these things.

Tab Sale. Pay with attention. Save your cash.

Doc Searls

Treasure Map Presentation – The Intercept. Why "mobile" isn’t a channel | LinkedIn. Privacy Identity Innovation | pii 2014 Conference. Relaxing “Neutrality” Principles Could Unlock Online Innovation | MIT Technology Review. I was going to sort these into an outline; but I don’t have the time or the energy. I had some reason for keeping all of them open for awhile, though.

It’s (almost) out!

Clark Quinn

My latest tome, Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age is out. Google groups, Yahoo groups, LinkedIn…the list goes on. I’ll be presenting on the book at ASTD’s ICE conference, and doing some webinars.