ask the difficult questions

Harold Jarche

Humans are best at choosing questions.” ” If you are looking at how best to change our training and education systems to prepare for an augmented future, then ‘asking better questions’ should be at the top of the list.

keep asking questions

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

The certification question

Dave Snowden

The vexed question of certification came up in conversation yesterday. Muti-choice questions can never validate learning. The post The certification question appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

Geology questions for Montecito and Santa Barbara

Doc Searls

Meanwhile, to help us focus on the geology questions, here is the final post-mudslide damage inspection map of Montecito: I left out Carpinteria, because of the four structures flagged there, three were blue (affected) and one was yellow (minor), and none were orange (major) or red (destroyed).

Summer questions

David Weinberger

Hummingbirds come to our capacious feeder, sip for a few seconds, and then leave. But why would they ever leave? Do they have something better to do? If I set a trigger so that every time a hummingbird lands on our feeder, it plays a sound, can I then use that sound to assemble a hummingbird army? I’ll let you know. Geese are monogamous, but can they be seduced? What would it take? I’m thinking snails would just be an insult. It’d probably take a flamingo

Question everything

Harold Jarche

The big question is: What do we do if and when our old mechanisms for coping with inequality break down? Pursuit of Everything: Question everything. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past week or two.

the problem is to know what questions to ask

Harold Jarche

The problem is to know what questions to ask.”. The question is: how do we shape our structures for tomorrow?

Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose

Dan Pontefract

How can employees further strengthen their personal purpose? Personal purpose, in essence, is a lifetime journey. Many individuals make the mistake of. believing once they “find themselves” there is no need to further develop or strengthen their. personal purpose.

Blog Post: What makes a powerful question?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen In my work on Conversational Leadership I am researching and thinking about conversation and a big part of that work is about the power of questions to trigger meaningful conversations. So the question I have been asking myself is. What makes a powerful question?" There are everyday questions and then there are powerful questions. What is the purpose of a question? I have asked my question and received an answer.

Blog Post: Are there any more questions?

David Gurteen

Nancy Dixon has ranted on A Rant on Are There Any Questions? I have suggested we dont give talks but hold conversations and like Nancy I have talked about Are There Any Questions? By David Gurteen. Johnnie Moore recently blogged that Q&A is not interaction.

The magic question

Clark Quinn

By asking the ‘magic’ question, we ask ourselves to step outside what we’ve known and believe is possible, and consider the options we’d have if we didn’t have the technological limitations. So, are you ready to ask the ‘magic’ question? A number of years ago, I wrote a paper about design, some of the barriers our cognitive architecture provides, and some heuristics I used to get around them.

New Answer to the Most Common Train Question

Nine Shift

The most common question I get asked about new passenger trains coming to the United States is, "Will it happen in my lifetime?". It is not just old people asking, people of all ages ask that question, We now have a new answer.

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

I’ve spent just over a month on Quora , the so-called site that hosts a “ continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it.”. Opinions, not answers, to an open-ended question. It’s a Question and Opinion site.

Moral questions

Dave Snowden

An interesting ethical debate about to arise on Wikipedia (or it will do when I wake up). Is a system which kills people by indifference as bad as a system which kills people deliberately? So choose: your economic system privileges individual choice above all else and people die by neglect, or near genocide when their lands are taken away from them by dubious economic transactions, or provocations produce revolt which justifies pacification.

A big question

David Weinberger

Why did the world shatter at the touch of a hyperlink?

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift? To think is to be intentional about questioning our predictions. In all things, focus the mind on questioning its assumptions, its expectations. To think is to question. What do you question today

Seven questions for Chock Full o' Nuts

David Weinberger

[ IMAGE ]. Who buys this? Why did I buy it? Why would any major store give it shelf space? Can someone please get its lying jingle out of my head? (“Better coffee a millionaire’s money can’t buy.”). ”). Can someone please get its bitter tastelessness out of my mouth?

Any Questions?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Teaching forces you to take a fresh look at the subjects you are covering, so I find myself revisiting questions I’ve long been thinking about: What is the essence of innovation in the digital economy and how does it differ from the industrial age innovation of the past two hundred years?

Conversation Questions

Tony Karrer

These are the questions that represent search's limit. Conversation Questions With Nancy's categories and looking the the limit of search, it suggests to me that there is opportunity to better define the conversation questions that are important for concept work. I'm not quite sure that I quite know what these are, but it feels like there are a set of questions that we should commonly ask as part of these conversations that are central to our work.

Blog Post: Four great ownership questions from Peter Block

David Gurteen

This ice-breaker session is driven by four 'ownership' questions from Peter Block. 14:00 - 15:00 Are challenging questions more powerful than answers? Peter Block's four ownership questions. The four questions help reframe peoples' mindsets from a passive stance to a more interactive, engaging one By David Gurteen I run two interactive sessions at KM Asia in Hong Kong just before Christmas. 09:45 - 10:00 Connection before content.

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift? To think is to be intentional about questioning our predictions. In all things, focus the mind on questioning its assumptions, its expectations. To think is to question. What do you question today

To Dream is to Question

Martijn Linssen

To question status updates that may contain a hint of shift? To think is to be intentional about questioning our predictions. In all things, focus the mind on questioning its assumptions, its expectations. To think is to question. What do you question today

Blog Post: Ten questions for work that matters

David Gurteen

Ten questions for work that matters. Hints: Any question that's difficult to answer deserves more thought. Credit: Ten questions for work that matters by Seth Godin. Go on - take a moment now - run through the questions in your head and try to briefly answer each one By David Gurteen I do love Seth Godin's blog - almost every post is short and a gem. Here is a recent one. What are you doing that's difficult? What are you doing that people believe only you can do?

A question.

Dave Snowden

When does being open minded , slip into being gullible ? Accepting creationism is clearly on the gullibility end of the scale, but an absolute rejection of any religion is a failure to be open minded (or at least that is my take, and it is Easter Sunday). Other examples?

Discussion question

David Weinberger

Could Joaquin Phoenix pass the Turing test?

In Answer To Your Questions About FLAT ARMY

Dan Pontefract

Recently I received a series of provocative questions from a reader, and I thought it might be fruitful to release those answers in this space. On occasion, I receive emails and requests to meet regarding the contents of FLAT ARMY. I try to answer those requests as best I can.

[2b2k] Back when not every question had an answer

David Weinberger

” So, it’s 1982 and you have a programming question. I left a message along the lines of “I’m a random stranger with a basic question about a programming language you probably never heard of, so would you mind calling me back?

Trend Questions: Community “management?”

Nancy White

Having been in the “online community&# world since around 1997, I have seen “community&# ebb and flow.

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Trend Questions: More Visuals?

Nancy White

I have fallen deeply in love with graphic facilitation and graphic recording at face to face events. As the person doing the graphics, I listen much more deeply. That is saying something for someone who often talks a lot. But more than that, I have found that images are: …negotiable.

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LMS - Questions

Tony Karrer

Lance just asked everyone for the key questions they have given where they are. I'm about to present at the LMS session at DevLearn. I wanted to capture this to be able to come back and talk about a few of these items later: What are the benefits, ROI, outcomes to be expected from LMS implementation? What are the implementation, acquisition, options - insource, outsource, build vs. buy? What are the challenges and pitfalls of integrating with multiple learning sources?

Blog Post: Questioning brainstorming

David Gurteen

So I would accept and go along with brainstorming as no one else seemed to question it. So I am so pleased to see in this Newsweek article (via an interesting post by Johnnie Moore ) that people are questioning the method. There is a lot of fundamental things that we have long taken for granted that need questioning By David Gurteen When I was in corporate life, many things were inflicted on me that I either hated or felt very uncomfortable with.

Big Question is Back

Tony Karrer

I just wanted to alert folks that Learning Circuit's Big Question has been revived. I hope you'll join the party and submit your thoughts on the question: The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2007?

Questioning Pedagogy

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was given a reminder of the promises I made regarding my talk next week, which has to do with the pedagogical underpinning for personal learning. Probably others have a much greater base of knowledge regarding pedagogy particularly, so I hesitate to offer models for specific situations. I would imagine people in the field have those well in hand.

Strategy Made Simple - The 3 Core Strategy Questions

John Hagel

The option is to focus more than ever on three core strategy questions that can help provide us with focus and stability even as the turbulence increases around us – and help us to prioritize where we need to respond and where we don’t. That’s why it’s more critical than ever to be able to answer this question clearly and compellingly, for ourselves and the people we want to reach. This is a relatively new, but increasingly important, strategic question

Big Data’s Three Questions (Answers Available Starting Next Week)

Andy McAfee

I’ll be kicking off the day by discussing ‘Big Data’s Three Questions.’ Just a quick note to let people know that I’ll be speaking at three events over the next two weeks as part of Oracle’s Big Data At Work series. Dates and places are.

Some research questions

Doc Searls

Here’s some what I’m looking for right now. Any help is welcome. Topic 1: Advertising. Size of the advertising industry, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Sums of advertising of various types to which individuals are exposed every day. Breakouts and growth rates of advertising sectors. Online and mobile especially. Weaknesses and/or declines in advertising sectors. Hard numbers on click-through rates on various advertising types, and ratios to impressions. Trends as well.

Nine Shift Question: Are We Clueless?

Nine Shift

Are we clueless in 2013 about an impending crisis? In 1913 almost all of Europe was comfortable and complacent - - and clueless. Clueless about the impending world war in 1914 and the destruction of hierarchical monarchies and the fight for democracy and the rising working and middle classes.

Today's Question: What's the Point of the Self-Driving Car?

Nine Shift

Christopher A. Hart, chairman of the transportation safety board, recently said self-driving cars had great potential BUT the cars may be "challenging" for "drivers who are not highly trained and may be fatigued or distracted," according to a story in the New York Times by Neal E. Boudette. I thought being fatigued or distracted or "not highly trained" (e.g. elderly, children, those without a driver's license) was the Whole Point of the self-driving car. Yes, we will have a self-driving car.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

Questions There were some great questions during the session. Avoid the Culture Question 3. Great question. We wrapped up our free elearning webinar on Models for Learning in a New World.