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Project Aha!

Jay Cross

I needed a short name for this project. I am open to collaboration on this project. is a set of practices I’m developing to help pull-workers learn to learn.

The perils of projection

Euen Semple

But this allows us all to stay comfortable, to project our worries onto those around us, to stay stuck. We need to understand our projections and take responsibility for them. It is interesting thinking back to the Thatcher era and how polarised we became. You can see it happening now online with the news of her death. You can see the same thing watching the current conservative government demonising people. Whether it is immigrants, skivers, it is always "them".

Feed Your Creativity: The Palate Cleanser Project

Adaptive Path

You're about halfway through your project. The project plan is going swimmingly and you've entered the design phase. The wind has left your sails—you've hit the project doldrums. I've worked on some looooong projects, some with one- or two-year long cycles.

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Sebastian Thrun confuses me: Thoughts on Udacity’s openness project

George Siemens

I encourage Thrun to connect with existing openness projects, consider open licensing, and evaluate the potential impact of contributing to, rather than competing with them. Sebastian Thrun confuses me. He is without a doubt a very bright person, with a resume that includes Google, self-driving cars, and Glasses. He took a bold step early in the MOOC game when he left Stanford to start Udacity.

Projecting Nabokov

Mind Hacks

Cynics, and especially cynics of a Freudian persuasion, might suggest that if you’ve written a novel about paedophilia, the last thing you’d want is people probing your unconscious motivations and so Nabokov’s objections could be understood as a form of projection.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 3 Challenge

Adaptive Path

All the thinking and output generated in this project will be publicly available and Creative Commons licensed, and you can provide your submitted designs under a Attribution, Share Alike (CC-BY SA) license. Imagine you're a researcher working with farmers in Uganda.

Negotiating between chaos and project deadlines

Harold Jarche

Meanwhile, getting work done inside the organization has to be further constrained, and focused on projects where we can see the relationships between cause and effect. I watched Dave Snowden talk about tacit knowledge , and many other things, at the State of the Net Conference.

LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

The Harvard Library Lab , which issues grants for library innovation at the University, is holding a forum in which all the projects get 5 mins to introduce themselves. The names prefacing these blurbs are of the presenters, who are not always the project leads or developers.). where they’re working on the Garibaldi Project , a way of browsing a set of related content. MIT is collaborating on this project).

What will the billion dollar brain projects do?

Mind Hacks

Two neuroscience projects have been earmarked for billion dollar funding by Europe and the US government but little has been said about what the projects will achieve. Obama has hinted at spending up to $3 billion on a neuroscience project.

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A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

Adaptive Path

So, I wanted to hear about the Dashboard project that you and your team worked on, if you’d like to share a little about that. You know how it is with software projects. Tracey Varnell : So Jason Kunesh!

Subverting management and education, one project at a time

Harold Jarche

We work together on projects, public speaking, workshops, and writing. I have been described as “ a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models ”, a description I like. It’s a difficult business model though. That’s why I joined with my colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance in 2009. I finally had a close professional group to discuss nascent ideas. Our latest work is on the coherent organization.

Meet Gen Z Philanthropist Sejal Makheja, Founder Elevator Project

Beth Kanter

When she was 14, Sejal founded the Elevator Project , an organization that aims to lift people out of poverty through apprenticeship, vocational training and job placement. She was inspired to create her project in 2012 when she met a man named Juan in a Soup Kitchen in Washington, DC.


Euen Semple

The habit of projecting onto others things we don't like in ourselves. How to respond without projection? So easy to do, so hard to avoid. There is much to find fault with in the world. Much that is clearly not working. Much that causes tension and distress. Seeing our way without clouding things with our own baggage? Suggesting solutions without the need for blame? Must try harder

A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

Adaptive Path

So, I wanted to hear about the Dashboard project that you and your team worked on, if you’d like to share a little about that. You know how it is with software projects. So I’m thinking about this effort and I’m kind of laughing on the inside because I think we’re all somewhat accustomed to working on politically-charged projects, but this is probably the most politically-charged that you could get. Tracey Varnell : So Jason Kunesh!

Case study: Using project management for effective crowdsourcing

Ross Dawson

One of the most important implications of organizations shifting to crowdsourcing and crowd work is the need for effective project management structures. We cover Project Management in Chapter 14 of Getting Results From Crowds. He relies heavily on crowds in building the company, and uses tight project management processes to manage them. “It Effective project management of crowd workers is enabling his new startup to get out of the gates faster.

1 new edition, 1 cool project, 52 free books | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

1 new edition, 1 cool project, 52 free books To celebrate this month’s publication of the updated, expanded edition of Drive (buy it here , here , or here ), we’re launching a cool new project. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video.

#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Beth Kanter

12 Days of Giving… One Amazing Project. “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” ” ~ John F. Kennedy.

Project for Awesome Pays It Forward

Beth Kanter

Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome. To bring it full circle, check out Shawn’s video for Project Awesome. Project Awesome is pretty, well, awesome.

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Open Syllabus Project goes live—Yay for open platforms!

David Weinberger

The Open Syllabus Project has just gone live with a terrific beta Web site and a front page article about it by two of the main people on the project. (I’m The project is computing what it calls a “Teaching Score” for each work, a number from 1-100. This is along the same lines of the StackScore I’ve been pushing for, a metric we use in Harvard’s LibraryCloud Project and that will be used in the Linked Data for Libraries project.

Year two documentary on the Blue Brain project

Mind Hacks

The year two film of director Noah Hutton’s 10-year documentary-in-the-making on the progress of the ambitious Blue Brain Project is now online and well-worth watching. This is exactly what the Blue Brain Project aims to tackle.

A Free Agent for Hunger: Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project

Beth Kanter

Christopher Whitlatch from the Foundation responded to her tweet with that had a few bags they could donate. Not too long after that, the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project was launched. Says Sue, “The Food Bank has been very supportive and encouraging to our project.

Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Ross Dawson

We have just posted an ad on Elance , looking for editors/ writers/ project managers for some of our existing and forthcoming online publications. Talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media for cool tech and future topics. We are looking for highly talented editors/ project managers who can drive quality content and traffic on these sites. Following our project and content guidelines.

Australian regulators endanger crowdfunding by pushing assessments of project viabiliy

Ross Dawson

Website operators can help manage this risk by doing background and credentials checks on project creators to help minimise the opportunity for fraud. a risk that funded projects are not completed and the project sponsors do not receive the rewards promised. a risk that the money collected is lost due to the fraud or bankruptcy of the website operator before the money is passed on to the project creator.

Candidate neurotech for the billion dollar brain projects

Mind Hacks

Nature has an article that discusses candidate neuro-mapping technologies that may form the basis of the billion dollar brain projects that are just kicking off on either side of the Atlantic.

Conversations in the Kitchen: The Do’s and Don’ts of Debriefs

Adaptive Path

On this specific occasion, our project team was in the kitchen conversing about the result of a client workshop. It’s safe to assume that everyone is tired from the project so don’t make the group work too hard. In conclusion, debriefs (whether mid-project or post-project) are all about coming together with others in the spirit of honesty, improvement, and celebration. In our San Francisco studio we’re fortunate to have a large, open kitchen.

Libary Lab funds library innovation projects

David Weinberger

Harvard’s new Library Lab has announced the first projects it will be funding. It’s an exciting set of projects. Library Innovation Podcasts : A series of biweekly podcast interviews with library innovators about their projects and ideas.

Project AWARE Dives Deep Into Ocean Data, Turning Scuba Divers into Citizen Scientists

Beth Kanter

Project AWARE Goes Deep on Engagement, Turning Scuba Divers into Citizen Scientists – guest post by Darren Barefoot. Project AWARE has always hosted beach and ocean cleanup events around the world.

The Awesomeness Factor: Cameron Gray on Agile and UX

Adaptive Path

The experts seem to disagree: Some say it’s best for established, or operational projects: Agile web development – how do you get there (3rd comment), others say it’s made for new products: Deciding what kind of projects are most suited for Agile (“a high degree of novelty&# ). We have built our entire team around using an Agile process so it would be very difficult for us to switch to another process on a per project basis.

New Transit Expansion Projects Abound

Nine Shift

"Virtually every metropolitan region in the United States and Canada is investing millions of dollars in new transit expansion projects.". Other regions, from Honolulu to Portland, will continue work on projects that have already started but won’t be ready for completion this year.

Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader’s Science Fair Project!

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Both my kids have worked on projects for their school’s science fair. My daughter’s project involved testing different potting soils to see one was better for seed germination. Flickr Photo by the Consortium.

How Google may turn its Kansas City broadband project into a business

David Weinberger

As you likely know, Google is in the midst of providing ‘ultra high speed fiber’ access to the residents of Kansas City (MO and KS). (‘ Ultra high speed ‘ means at least 1gb, which is 50x faster than your 10mg connection.) This has been positioned as an experiment, and as a poke in the eye to the incumbents to “show ‘em how it’s done.”

Social Media Benchmarking: Gauging Success for Project and Organizations in Global Health and Development

Beth Kanter

Using it as a diagnostic to help networks of similar nonprofits learn best practices from each other. Here’s a guest post about the a group of organizations and projects working Global Health and Development are using it. Flickr Photo by Kevlar.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 0 (or, Why You Should Care)

Adaptive Path

Our second goal is to help promote the project amongst the UX/design communities to foster participation. We recently started a month-long collaboration with Global Pulse on their ambitious, important, and really cool initiative called HunchWorks. Over the next few weeks, we'll be asking for participation from the UX community. Here's the scoop. What’s Global Pulse?

Garden project - an invitation

Dave Snowden

The project allows you to tell stories about your garden and also to comment on some generic garden types. It's an innovation project which was initiated by Ferro (who have several Cognitive Edge practitioners) in the Netherlands, but is international in scope.

In the 21st Century, project management for parents

Mind Hacks

I’ve just read an excellent book on the surprising anomaly of modern parenting called All Joy and No Fun. It’s by the writer Jennifer Senior who we’ve featured a few times on Mind Hacks for her insightful pieces on the social mind.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Would more Influence fix.

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? - why not both Home About Contact Friday, 13 August 2010 Would more Influence fix your self-esteem? Over the last few days, ye good olde Influence discussions have been going across the Twitterverse like crazy.

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Managing Design Projects Has International Draw

Adaptive Path

Last month we announced Managing Design Projects , a ‘grassroots’ Adaptive Path conference, coming up on February 5th 2009. He is not only author of Myths of Innovation , and Making Things Happen , but a kick-ass speaker with great stories from his experience managing projects at Microsoft. Tags: Events Project Management Adaptive Path project management event Management Product Management

Grants for education projects

David Weinberger

HASTAC and MacArthur have announced the third year of the Digital Media and Learning Competition, awarding grants for innovative educational projects. This year, the White House is one of the sponsors. Also, this year the proposals will be open for public comment. Here’s what you’ll need to put in your application; submissions begin Jan 7

My Next Book Project Has A Spanking New Book Cover

Dan Pontefract

Having gone through the process of publishing a book once before, I can honestly say one of the most rewarding experiences is when the book cover is finalized. It’s that time, again. Releasing November 10, 2015 … DUAL PURPOSE: Redefining the Meaning of Work. I hope you like it. (I