beta conversation 2017-03-01
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
The format of each session is as follows: Presentation of the key themes. I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, March 1st at 16:00 GMT/UTC (08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET). The subject will be the topics discussed in working in perpetual beta.
beta conversation 2017-04-05
MARCH 28, 2017
The format of each session is as follows: Presentation of the key themes by Harold. I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Wednesday, April 5th at 15:00 UTC. The subject will be understanding the effects of technology.
we need faith in the future
JANUARY 26, 2017
This evening I will be presenting a session on Working in Perpetual Beta , at Implement Consulting in Copenhagen. I will be discussing the economic, technological, and communication shifts that are driving us to become a networked society.
countering fascist thinking
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
But it is enough that one of them be present to. Jason Kottke reviewed an article by the philosopher Umberto Eco and summarized it as 14 features of eternal fascism.
APRIL 18, 2017
Watch a video of a 2017 presentation. PKM = personal knowledge mastery. Why is PKM necessary? Most of us work with others. We cannot do everything alone. We need advice and guidance on complex matters. This requires a knowledge network. We most readily take advice from people we trust.
self-organization is the future
MAY 4, 2016
What I call perpetual beta is the attitude to adopt new models and ideas, but being ready to discard them when presented with better models, new evidence, or changing conditions.
Reflecting on reflection
AUGUST 26, 2014
Presenters hold back their knowledge in order to “deliver” it just before the big official presentation. This presentation is followed by some immediate questions, discussions, and a quick break. Then it’s off to see the next presentation.
ideas in perpetual beta
JUNE 13, 2016
It made me think about how to present these core ideas in the simplest way. I was discussing my work with a friend and was asked what were the main themes I talked about when I was on the stage.
Good leaders connect
JUNE 5, 2014
The measure of effective leadership is whether the organization can deal with exceptions and emergencies without the leader present. Why do organizations need leaders?
Why mastering personal knowledge is critical to success
OCTOBER 21, 2014
This is the synopsis of a webinar for TP3 Australia I presented last evening (my time). Three major external forces and trends are influencing the future of work: Technology is changing Expectations … of what is possible.
Flip the office
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Nancy Dixon says that, “ Forcing people back to the workplace [to be more productive] is not the solution because too often when they are in the workplace they are either sitting in a meeting listening to endless presentations, or in a cubicle sending emails to each other.
always something to learn
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
In his post, Donald says that the context in which learn something, as well as how it is presented and received, are all important aspects of whether we will remember something. Donald Taylor notes that, “everyone has a memory that is particularly attuned to learning some things very easily”.
my pkm story
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
This was practical for presentations, papers, proposals, and responding to questions. Accepting PKM, as a flowing series of half-baked ideas, can encourage innovation and reduce the feeling that our exposed knowledge has to be ‘executive presentation perfect’.
What have we learned so far?
APRIL 29, 2014
I try to guide the process with a gentle hand and provide more resources as the need is presented. What have we learned so far about personal knowledge mastery?
digital transformation skills
APRIL 29, 2015
I described how I developed the framework, based on the work of Oscar and others, in a presentation at the Learning Technologies conference in 2014. A recording of my presentation is available as well.
PKM in 34 pieces
OCTOBER 29, 2013
Presentation: making information understandable through visualization or logical presentation. Finding related items: Sometimes we forget about the past and it’s important to relate the present to what has transpired.
tetrads for sense-making
APRIL 5, 2017
In the following presentation I have put together a number tetrads, or hypotheses on the possible impact of social media, the internet, and other technologies. This presentation was made using the Keynote Embed Generator.
Wirearchies are smarter than the sum of their parts
FEBRUARY 23, 2014
Chee Chin Liew’s 2010 slide presentation on moving from hierarchies to teams at BASF shows how IT Services used their technology platforms to enhance networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration.
Enterprise social technologies
JANUARY 30, 2014
I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Today, I will present a common framework that describes how enterprise software can align with seven key work performance facets.
Learning is Connecting
MAY 27, 2014
PowerPoint: Presentation software. “Education over the Internet is going to be so big it is going to make email usage look like a rounding error.” – John Chambers 1999. Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers, was right, but not the way most people understood it at the time.
understanding our tools
DECEMBER 17, 2016
So does what is known as ‘fake news’ which is nothing new, though it is viewed as the latest clear and present danger to our society. “We become what we behold.
Learning is too important to be left to the professionals
JULY 1, 2013
In my presentation, from training to performance to social (slides 5-9), I show how the military lets training specialists and schools run individual training, but even more time and effort is put into collective training that emphasizes social and informal learning.
smart cities need smart citizens
JULY 6, 2015
My presentation will be short and focused. I will be speaking this Wednesday in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France at a conference on ‘The Smart City, the Cloud, and Citizens’ ( link in French ). Here are the main points, in English.
L&D outside the box
JANUARY 29, 2015
Presentations by military staff confirmed that they had no clear way to specify to industry what level of simulation was required to train personnel on a new piece of equipment. This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015.
The rapidly changing workplace
MAY 25, 2014
In these regions, we can present models which extrapolate from past experience and thereby can be used to forecast the future. 8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? That knowledge is becoming more abstract, conceptual, distributed and complex.
OCTOBER 8, 2014
I attended several presentations on the future of Human Resources (even the word reflects the hierarchical nature of the workplace) in Paris last week.
self-organization and self-reflection
DECEMBER 4, 2015
When I miss a pulmonary embolism, it’s not because I don’t know how a pulmonary embolism presents. I was in too much of a hurry to really settle down and be present with the patient and listen to their story.
Pushing and Pulling Tacit Knowledge
OCTOBER 27, 2013
Presentation (making information understandable through visualization or logical presentation). Sense-making is where the real personal value of PKM lies. The knowledge gained is an emergent property of all sense-making activities.
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Last month I wrote a post that included a presentation on enterprise social dimensions. The presentation has been well-received and so far I have not seen a similar approach. It was based on three different perspectives I had come across.
the exposure economy
JANUARY 12, 2015
Many of my models and presentations are used inside organizations. I wrote in the post, knowledge is personal , that pretty well everything I have achieved professionally is a result of my sharing online, especially through this blog.
Work is learning and learning is the work
JUNE 17, 2012
Everyone in the organization should do this, whether it’s a short text, a photo, a post, an article, a presentation with notes, or a full-blown video. We have come to a point where organizations can no longer leave learning to their HR or training departments.
Tools and competencies for the social enterprise
DECEMBER 30, 2012
This presentation is a visual summary of a significant part of my work in 2012. This past year I have worked on several projects that have extended my thinking on how we can use social media to promote cooperation and collaboration within and outside the enterprise.
best finds of 2015
DECEMBER 30, 2015
The logic of collective action arising from either the past (muddling through or regression) or from the present moment (co-sensing by tuning into what the emerging future calls us to do). Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye.
innovation means learning at work
MARCH 3, 2015
Practising PKM, as a flowing series of half-baked ideas, can encourage innovation and reduce the feeling that our exposed knowledge has to be ‘executive presentation perfect’. “So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation.
A mobile workforce needs better on-site conversations
AUGUST 7, 2013
The learning that occurred in Researcher’s Square did not come from presentations, rather the knowledge gained was through conversation. When we think about learning from others our first thought is to have someone make a presentation.
You are not the only bee in the hive
JANUARY 14, 2013
I create these tools and presentations in order to ask better questions while trying to solve client problems.
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Every “presenter” presents a totally biased solution–often suppressing competing evidence.” Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Although present in ancient times, it did not gain sway until the 19th century, at first mainly in England. Hierarchical organizational forms have been the norm through much of history, especially the last 2,000 years.
books in perpetual beta
DECEMBER 1, 2014
It is a series of reflections on the themes presented in Seeking Perpetual Beta , published in April 2014. Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production.
the printed word at electric speed
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Bonnie’s presentation on orality and literacy in scholarship particularly looks at Twitter and how it is a written (print) medium, but works in an oral fashion. In tribal organizations, influence often comes through kinship. It still does with certain royal families.