The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth. Individuals are also experiencing their own version of the productivity paradox. What accounts for this personal productivity paradox?

Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

Written for individuals, leaders, parents and teachers, this short section of very sensible actions cemented my opinion that Adam’s book was in fact written for the three different lens of observation I noted at the beginning of this review. book Adam Grant Book Review Give and Take Original

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Open – Review

Harold Jarche

How do we convert so much knowledge into socially productive wisdom? ” Freedom to fail is what enabled 3M to invent post-it notes and Google to develop new products through Google Labs. How do our minds cope with the torrent of information coming at us from every angle today?

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An equally optimistic view was expressed in another excellent article, - How Smart Connected Products are Transforming Competition , - published in the November issue of the Harvard Business Review by Michael Porter and James Heppelmann. .

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

The description is a bit clumsy and could use some work but if you haven’t used Jam before or seen it in action, I thought I’d take this opportunity to provide a review.

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Betterness: Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet Umair Haque’s Betterness: Economics for Humans is a quick read and a very cheap book at $2.69 for a Kindle version. It’s worth much more than that.

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Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

Would this not have been a good time, with developers and product managers littered throughout the conference floors, to corral those of us with ideas on how to make SP even more useful in the future? (of

Different – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet Different , by Youngme Moon, discusses how market competition creates a herd mentality amongst competitors and results in a wide array of very similar products. I would recommend Different for anyone working in marketing or product development.

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The enterprise products with disruptive potential for 2014

Dion Hinchcliffe

While there are plenty of new products emerging to challenge organizations in the way they plan, drive, deliver, and support the business, it helps to understand the leading players. CXO Cloud Consumerization Emerging Tech IT Priorities Reviews Software Leadership

?Beyond “I hate green:” Managing Productive Visual Design Reviews

Adaptive Path

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been a part of a design review that included any of the following comments: [ ] I hate green. [ ] Can you make it “pop?&#. [ ] Just tweak it around a bit and we’ll have another review. [ ] Make the logo bigger. [ ] Can you just make it look like Apple? In reviews, clients need to know that their opinions are heard and the design team needs to walk away confident that they have clear next steps. During the review.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

» December 19, 2010 BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque (Boston: Harvard  Business Revew Press, 2011).

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Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review

Adaptive Path

It’s incredibly rewarding and empowering.This year I had the honor of working with an amazing team of people at GLIDE to co-design and launch a new service that is giving GLIDE’s clients unprecedented access to desperately needed products, and giving GLIDE staff the opportunity to connect earlier and more meaningfully with clients while empowering their staff and volunteers to gain new retail skills.

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Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

Amazon.com is the best known commercial application of this, with its product recommendations. Then Flinn takes these ideas and compares them against the three business archetypes: Product Innovator, Relationship Owner & Supply Network Architect.

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The Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

Gorbis concludes that “much new value and innovation will move from commodity-or-market-based production to socialstructed creation.” What will the future look like? Here are some glimpses. Genomera : Crowdsourcing clinical trials. BioCurious : Hackerspace for biotech.

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Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

How do you manage online environments and encourage them to be a productive use of people’s time? Tweet Managers’ authority is being replaced by the need to influence, so how will they manage in the future?

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Tom Gilb's review of.

Steve Denning

Tom's review of my book (January 4, 2011) now appears in Amazon and on his website , and is reprinted here: Rapid feedback management I love this book!

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Open Forum Guru Review: The Leader's Guide to Radical Management.

Steve Denning

out of 10 Read the full review here Matthew E.

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The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013

Dan Pontefract

She smiled and said she looked forward to reviewing the book. This review only skims the surface of speakers, discussions and ideas. Once in a while, you get inspired by events in your life that seem to be a precursor to real societal change. A hopeful change. A needed change.

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Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

  Tacit knowledge is “the component of knowing that is assumed, unsaid, and understood as a product of experience and interaction.”  We all have the uncomfortable feeling that the education we received is serving us less and less well. The reassuring notion that the concentrated dose of education in our younger years would serve us well for the rest of lives appears increasingly suspect. 

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The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

A BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most.

The Hyper-social Organization – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet. The main premise of The Hyper-social Organization is that social media, connectivity and always-on technology are enabling what humans do naturally; to be very social. The authors on knowledge management: Of course, one of the big challenges for companies is that, unlike information or data, knowledge does not flow easily, as it relies on long-term trust-based relationships.

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My new Pebble e-watch reviewed

David Weinberger

Pebble has done an outstanding job of blogging about the process by which it has gone from concept to shipping product, and I’ve generally liked the choices they’ve made. My Pebble watch arrived a week ago. It’s a programmable wristwatch that talks to your Android phone or iPhone. When it arrived, I was a little disappointed. I’m happier with it now. I didn’t make it into the Kickstarter in time, but I was in the first wave of buyers after that.

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Create you own blog – review

Harold Jarche

Create your own blog is quite different from Social Media for Dummies which I reviewed a while back. Over the past few years I have only used these commissions to purchase more books and write reviews on them.

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Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review

Adaptive Path

It’s incredibly rewarding and empowering.This year I had the honor of working with an amazing team of people at GLIDE to co-design and launch a new service that is giving GLIDE’s clients unprecedented access to desperately needed products, and giving GLIDE staff the opportunity to connect earlier and more meaningfully with clients while empowering their staff and volunteers to gain new retail skills.

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Great Products Don’t Need Customer Service – “La Bicha”

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, some of the reviews are incredibly negative talking about the lack of hygiene, about the rudeness of the owner of the place, about how tiny it is, about how uncanny some of the verbiage of the owner is altogether and the list goes on and on and on.

Healthy and Productive Nonprofit Meetings: What Does the Research Say?

Beth Kanter

In preparation, I’ve been studying the research and best practices for productive meetings. ” Many of these practices are used at companies that pride themselves in having productive meetings. What Research Says About Productive Meetings and Conference Calls.

The Social Network Business Plan – Review

Harold Jarche

The Social Network Business Plan: 18 strategies that will create great Wealth by David Silver.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Because the product is more expensive. " Business or Pleasure? -

Times Book Review on Air

Steven Berlin Johnson

Here's a recipe for a nice Sunday morning: you get to spend it at home for the first time in weeks, and the Times Book Review runs a very nice and thoughtful review of your book, in this case authored by Russell Shorto, who wrote The Island At The Center Of The World , which I have been dying to read. It's always fun to read reviews like this where the book is put into the context of my other work: Johnson is an exemplar of the post-categorical age.

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Hostile and Entertaining Amazon Review for The No Asshole Rule.

Bob Sutton

The Layoff: Harvard Business Review Case and Comments. Review and Comment | Peter Sims | Reuters.com. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Culbert: Get Rid of the Performance Review!: Bad is Stronger than Good: Why Eliminating the Negative is More Important than Accentuating the Positive » Hostile and Entertaining Amazon Review for The No Asshole Rule. By  Reviewer - See all my reviews.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

The book describes three different types of generative social impact networks to create: connectivity, alignment, or production network. Almost five years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.

Review: Web Form Design

Adaptive Path

Poorly done, each of these can greatly affect the overall usability of forms (and any products really). It’s not hard to like a book on web forms that starts with the simple truth: “Forms suck.&# Luke Wroblewski’s Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks is quite a good book, filled with practical advice told in an engaging manner.

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The Power of Habit: Quick Review

Bob Sutton

  It is evidence-based and great reading -- if you want to learn how companies track our habits, try to weave their products into our lives, and how we can understand and change our own habits for the better, it is all there. 

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth Kanter

I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review , the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor. Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings.

A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writer's Block.

Bob Sutton

The Layoff: Harvard Business Review Case and Comments. Review and Comment | Peter Sims | Reuters.com. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Culbert: Get Rid of the Performance Review!: Building a Better Boss: A Webinar With Polly LaBarre and Me » A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writers Block. 12 Things Good Bosses Believe | At Harvard Business Review. Sutton review.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be? As well as useful in management – I find asking ‘why’ very useful in strategy review. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are Facebook groups for Second Life educators; Facebook groups established to generate research on YouTube; people blogging on their Second Life adventures and putting up related pictures in Flickr; classes creating wikibooks with students from around the world, which have these learners blog on their progress and create podcasts of their final products. Nope - all that was tried with MERLOT years ago, and the whole quality-review thing just isn't catching on.

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Review of Tibbr social enterprise platform – keynote at Sydney launch on February 8

Ross Dawson

For now I thought it would be most appropriate simply to review some of the more interesting comments on Tibbr since the launch. Solution You’ve Been Waiting For , writing: It seems that TIBCO took its time and got the product right.

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Favourite Books of 2013 That I Read

Dan Pontefract

On the contrary indeed, Bill has done such a fantastic job at listening and then curating, it’s a marvelous example of Habit 23 “Your Power is Your Network” and Habit 25 “It’s Not About You” On Managing Yourself by Harvard Business Review. I like to read.

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Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide | Review

Harold Jarche

The creative energy of mashups appears in large part because the companies providing the services being mashed up no longer insist on total control over their products. Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide by Amy Shuen covers many of the business aspects of Web 2.0 and is aimed at the general business reader. As Shuen says in the introduction, “you don’t need an M.B.A. or a degree in computer science&# to understand the book.