Trends for 2019?

Clark Quinn

Like Christmas (which morally shouldn’t be even be thought about before Thanksgiving), requests for next year’s trends should be on hold until at least December. What, on your opinion, are the main Digital Learning (DL) trends for 2019? The post Trends for 2019?

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Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey recently published an article on the long-term trends that are reshaping the business environment. T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing.

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A change of tack for Trends in the Living Networks

Ross Dawson

I will continue to share as I can snippets of ideas from my speaking and media appearances, as well as particularly relevant content that illuminates key trends in how the networks are coming to life. Happy New Year! I wish you a most wonderful year ahead.

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Three Trends Driving Healthcare Experiences

Adaptive Path

Provider networks. Three trends stand out: We're being asked to spend more of our own money on services and products such as insurance premiums, deductibles and co-payments. I'm a cyclist. I recently crashed on my bike.

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Today show: Social media and technology trends for 2012

Ross Dawson

You can see the clip below, or on the Today Show Video page , under the title Social Trends for 2012. Social media Social networks Social trends Technology trends

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Why predictions are dangerous and organizations must be well networked

Ross Dawson

After describing some of my perspectives on social trends and uncertainties and economic structure, the piece goes on to look at how I see organizations today. There is real value to having an organisation, but only if the organisation is richly networked and that there is indeed a community.”

Meeting of the Minds: Key future trends with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard

Ross Dawson

Following ones on Big Data , the future of privacy , and the future of Switzerland , here is our conversation on Key future trends. After discussing some of the major trends, we go on to discuss our own preferred futures. Companies will move from empires to networks.

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Troubling Trends in Organizational Networks

Jay Cross

For all the talk about networks and knowledge sharing, it appears many organizations aren’t practicing it. They are not tending their networks. Business Intelligence, CLO magazine, December 2008. How is your enterprise approaching these concepts? In the middle of 2008, a notice appeared on the Informal Learning blog ( requesting participation in a survey of informal and Web 2.0 learning practices. A total of 235 responded.

Trend: offshore service centers driving innovation and revenue

Ross Dawson

In addition to my keynote I ran a Masterclass on Creating Better Networked Organizations. The post Trend: offshore service centers driving innovation and revenue appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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Top Ten Trends from McKinsey

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

McKinsey Quarterly frequently highlights trends that will ripple down through many aspects of the global business environment. For example, the current issue describes Clouds, big data, and smart assets : Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch. Trend 1: Distributed cocreation moves into the mainstream. Trend 2: Making the network the organization. Trend 3: Collaboration at scale. Trend 4: The growing ‘Internet of Things’.

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4 Trends That Will Dominate This Century

Kevin Wheeler

Here are 4 trends that are significant enough to change our lifestyles and challenge our assumptions. Trend 1. Trend 2. Trend 3. Trend 4. These trends will create a new kind of society. Your comments about the trends were very insightful.

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[ftf] Future Trends Forum

David Weinberger

It is the 16th edition of the Future Trends Forum, sponsored by the Fundacion de la Innovacion, sponsored by Bankinter, in Madrid. I opened the morning with a ten minute talk reviewing the survey members had completed, and talking about knowledge as a property of the network. I’m at a small conference — about 40 people — that is considering what would be “an effective education for the 21st Century.&#

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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

I was surprised to find that there is a fair chance that New Zealand has the highest rate of social network usage in the world. The chart above shows a summary of data from Nielsen on the time spent per month on social networks in a variety of countries around the world.

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.

Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years, it develops a Global Trends report with an approximate time horizon of fifteen years in order to provide the White House and the intelligence community with a framework for long-range strategic policy assessment. Its latest report - Global Trend 2030: Alternative Worlds (GT2030) - was released this past December. . Power will shift to networks and coalitions in a multipolar world. .

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Trend Questions: Community “management?”

Nancy White

“Build it and they will come&# has finally come and gone and people have gotten serious about the strategic use of online groups, communities and networks and thus are willing to invest in their care and feeding.

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Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

The latest in 3D printing trends: guns, ears, body parts, and now in your local store

Ross Dawson

3D printing is one of those trends that has been visible for a long time, is just beginning to have a real impact, and in the long run could transform many aspects of our lives. 3D printing of guns is, among other things, part of a broader trend of lack of control of technology and weapons.

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Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

I fail to understand why this is big news, since US intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis (SNA) for domestic purposes since the 1990s, and likely even before that. I have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Research company Nielsen has just released detailed statistics on online activity , focusing on social networks and blogging, which at 22.5% Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

Internet Time Blog » Troubling Trends in Organizational Networks

Jay Cross

It’s the network …

Harold Jarche

Tweet I presented on Managing in a Networked World at DevLearn 2011 today in Las Vegas. Join Harold Jarche to discuss how these and other trends mean a shift to perpetual Beta, where learning is the work. The collaborative enterprise requires looser hierarchies and stronger networks.

Social Networking Trends: ABC News

Mark Oehlert

Social Networking Trends. ABC News interviews rep from Pew Internet Project

Living Networks – Chapter 10: Liberating Individuals – Network Strategy for Free Agents

Ross Dawson

Download Chapter 10 of Living Networks on Liberating Individuals. Every chapter of Living Networks is being released on this blog as a free download, together with commentary and updated perspectives since its original publication in 2002. Network Strategy for Free Agents.

Why it matters that networks in organizations and social systems are shifting to power-law distributions

Ross Dawson

Below is the video of the section of my presentation on Networks. Here is a summary of the points made in the video: * Networks are fundamental not just to our communications but to many aspects of our lives. There are many network topologies.

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Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. Trends in What L&D Organizations are Doing As a result of these trends, some L&D organizations are looking to social and informal learning.

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Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks. As brought out in the New York Times article, this relates strongly to the domain of social networks, which I have been studying since the 1990s.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy


” Stacey and Mark pulled no punches in their discussion of what it’s going to take for learning organizations to launched successful mobile learning initiatives and discussed a number of disruptive trends that are making organizations rethink their entire mobile content strategy. I attended a webinar two week’s ago featuring Stacey Harris of Brandon Hall Group and Mark Hellinger of Xyleme.

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Keynote slides: Creating Massively Successful Networked Organizations

Ross Dawson

Building Massively Successful Networked Organizations from Ross Dawsn. Autopoiesis and how the networks are literally coming to life. Study on the networks that support successful technology purchasing decisions. The 5 elements that support effective expertise networks. Network perspectives on improving team performance. The post Keynote slides: Creating Massively Successful Networked Organizations appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

We need to re-think workplace learning for a networked society. Formal, structured learning plays only a small role in getting things done in the networked workplace. Making sense of information, both personally and in networks, is becoming a key part of work. Network Learning.

3 Trends that Rewrote the Rules of Loyalty Marketing in 2017 (Part 3)

Mind Hacks

While the dominant form of loyalty program outside of the US — one wherein members can earn and redeem points freely across a defined network of complimentary brands (the coalition) — a large-scale coalition loyalty initiative has never succeeded in the US.

Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart

Ross Dawson

Networks are always at the heart of innovation. Organizations are rapidly shifting to network frames for their structure and operations. While the slides were designed to support the story I told through my keynote, on their own they still give an indication of the issues I raised, in placing networks at the heart of innovation. The post Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Knowledge, Networks and Nations

George Siemens

To explore what is happening in these three domains provides greater insight into global trends than the aspirations, intentions, or policies of any particular country. The Royal Society has published an outstanding report on Knowledge, Networks and Nations (.pdf). Religion, economics, and science are global entities.

How drones could build real-world networks to transform delivery of food, medicine, mail, and more

Ross Dawson

Matternet , spawned from a Singularity University program, envisages creating a network of drones to address developing world problems. The post How drones could build real-world networks to transform delivery of food, medicine, mail, and more appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Corporate Learning Trends- What Endures During Recessions

Kevin Wheeler

I spoke at the Global Learning Summit in Singapore last week where I listed the trends that I see emerging around the world that will have wide-ranging effects on corporate learning. They also tap into their social networks such as Facebook or LinkedIn for advice, guidance and practical information. I was controversial and tried to offer a different slant on what is emerging as best practice in learning.

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10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012

Ross Dawson

Framework , Social Media Strategy Framework , Trend Map to 2050 , and Newspaper Extinction Timeline still attracting consistent very healthy traffic. The post 10 most popular blog posts on the living networks of 2012 appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

I was recently interviewed for an extended article Networked Business: The wealth in your connections written by Nick Saalfeld for the Microsoft Talking Business series. It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool.

Networked: Harvard Magazine

George Siemens

The last decade has seen an explosion in interest in networks. Some fields – such as sociology – have been grappling with network phenomenon for decades. Others, like mathematics, have been grappling with network attributes for centuries. But, starting in the late 1990’s, networks moved from being the exclusive domain of researchers to being a common phenomenon that we all experience on a daily basis.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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Concept video: The Future of Work

Ross Dawson

A while ago at Future Exploration Network we created the Future of Work Framework to provide a high-level overview of how the world of work is shifting. The post Concept video: The Future of Work appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

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Recent Trends in Labor Intensity. Or, the History (and Future?) of Steady Work in the US

Andy McAfee

So here’s a picture I drew to see recent trends in US labor productivity — how much more output the American economy gets from its workers over time. I’ll talk more about these and other trends in later posts. Which of these trends, if any, surprise you?

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Seeking Strategic Advantage? Break Down Walls and Cultivate Networks

John Hagel

In the exponential world we’re entering, walls may be replaced by networks as the most promising sources of advantage. There’s no question about it – traditional sources of competitive advantage are eroding as revealed by our own analysis of long-term return on asset trends in the US economy and the well-known study of the rapidly shrinking lifetime of the successful companies that make it onto the prestigious S&P 500 list. Cultivating networks. Where’s the advantage?