only humans need apply – review
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
In Only Humans Need Apply , the authors identify five ways that people can adapt to automation and intelligent machines. They call it ‘stepping’ I have added in parentheses the main attributes I think are needed for each option. Step-up: directing the machine-augmented world (creativity).
Black Box Thinking Review
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
When things go wrong, people have a tendency to want to blame someone, often as soon as possible. It makes us feel better to find the culprit or get the ‘bad apple’ We have the opposite tendency when it comes to ourselves.
November in Review: Disruption
DECEMBER 1, 2015
This month started with the sad news of the passing of Jay Cross, and since that time there have been many tributes to him.
Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant
MARCH 24, 2016
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
Reinventing Organizations – Review
MAY 19, 2014
What is a “Teal Organization”? Frédéric Laloux, in Reinventing Organizations , uses a colour scheme, based on Integral Theory , to describe the historical development of human organizations: Red > Orange > Green > Teal.
The Connected Company Review
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
I received a copy of Dave Gray’s The Connected Company from O’Reilly books and must say that Dave has done a great job. It is a comprehensive read, covering complexity and networks, and how they are changing business.
A Review of SAP Jam
OCTOBER 21, 2013
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.
Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review
DECEMBER 16, 2016
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall. During the earliest day of dot-org, I borrowed this quote to succinctly express what I hoped dot-org would become in the world. This past year, we’ve made strides to clarify what and how we operate. We started the year working with Glide to pilot a new service, Glide Goods.
2015 in Review: Workplace Learning – Trends, Disruption & Change
DECEMBER 27, 2015
Here is my review of 2015 – in both my own blog posts as well as those that I’ve included in my monthly reviews throughout the year. I’ve given each month a theme (sometimes one which extended into later months of the year!) JANUARY – BLENDED LEARNING In What does the term blended learning mean I revealed […]. Social learning
Third Industrial Revolution – Review
OCTOBER 31, 2011
There is a good review of how many of our current institutions were forged at the beginning of the second industrial revolution, around 1890 – e.g. corporations, schools, utilities. Tweet The future should be networked writes Jeremy Rifkin in The Third Industrial Revolution.
FEBRUARY 19, 2012
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.
Dan Pontefract 2013 Year in Review Infographic
DECEMBER 11, 2013
Dan''s Related Posts: An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action There is Nothing More to Say in 2011 … but Thanks The Remarkable Leadership Story of Conner & Cayden Long Video Review of Drucker Forum 2013 The ‘Empire Avenue’ Strikes Back.
Book Review: The Neo-Generalist
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Dan's Related Posts: Montreal’s Three Wise Men Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect Favourite Books of 2013 That I Read.
The Hyper-social Organization – Review
DECEMBER 4, 2011
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.
Review: SharePoint Conference 2011
OCTOBER 10, 2011
I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees. This was the first SharePoint conference since the Fall of 2009.
Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review
JANUARY 16, 2016
If it weren’t for the performance management review process and the supreme leader calibration meeting, how would employees ever know their self-worth at work? “Now go arrange your one-on-one annual performance review meetings and inform everyone of their score.”
Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review
MARCH 1, 2012
Tweet Managers’ authority is being replaced by the need to influence, so how will they manage in the future? How do you manage online environments and encourage them to be a productive use of people’s time?
The Nature of the Future – Review
APRIL 24, 2013
What will the future look like? Here are some glimpses. Genomera : Crowdsourcing clinical trials. BioCurious : Hackerspace for biotech. Lending Club : “We replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending.”
Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 8, 2011
Where is the distinction between different types of research, such as experimental research, say, and literature reviews? I have now had the chance to read The Edupunks' Guide and can now form some opinions based on what I've seen. And if I were forced to summarize my critique in a nutshell, it would be this. Edupunk, as described by the putative subculture, is the idea of 'learning by doing it yourself'. The Edupunks' Guide, however, describes 'do-it-yourself learning'.
The TED of all Leadership Management Conferences – A Review of the Drucker Forum 2013
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
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.
[review] Cheap Complex Devices
APRIL 3, 2011
I’ve got an ever-growing list of books that I intend to write reviews of because they’re so damn interesting. In fact, it’s because they deserve full reviews that I’m not writing any reviews. So, with the knowingly-false intention of coming back to write a longer review, here’s a brief report on one book on my list. As Julianne Chatelain says in her review , it “contains sentences of terrible beauty that are also terribly funny.
Video Review of Drucker Forum 2013
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
My (video) thoughts on the 5th Annual Global Drucker Forum (2013) held in Vienna, Austria. In a word “ excellent ” … in a tagline tweet “The Drucker Forum 2013 was the TED of all Leadership Management Conferences #GPDF13″ 93 total views, 93 views today.
The Problem with Literature Reviews
MAY 1, 2011
As any student knows, a literature review is the starting point for almost any article or essay. When at the level of writing a thesis or dissertation, a review of literature is critical. However, I have issues with reviews. Almost every paper started with a literature review and then moved into the author’s ideas/research. A literature review is a context forming activity. Put another way, a literature review is a controlling, heritage-preserving system.
Where Good Ideas Come From – Review
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Enterprise Social Technology – Review
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Scott Klososky sent me a copy of Enterprise Social Technology with this handwritten note, “ If nothing else, it shows what can be done using crowd sourcing. The story of how this book was written provides an interesting subtext to its main subject.
AdaptivePath.org Year 4 Months in Review
DECEMBER 18, 2015
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”. Jane Goodall. The moment Brandon Schauer’s email came through announcing the formation of AdaptivePath.org, the synapses in my brain started firing. (I I was at home with a two-month-old baby so the fact that I recognized sophisticated brain activity was a good sign I could still make coherent thoughts.)
Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
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. And this doesn’t even address our concerns for our children and grand-children. How will they ever learn enough to keep up with the accelerating pace of change? What if there was a different model?
The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.
DECEMBER 19, 2010
» 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).
Reviewing elearning examples
JANUARY 30, 2012
Seven courses were identified as ‘finalists’, and my task was the review each and assign points in several categories. I recently wrote about elearning garbage , and in case I doubted my assessment, today’s task made my dilemma quite clear. I was asked to be one of the judges for an elearning contest. Only one was worthy of release, and only one other even made a passing grade. This is a problem. Let me get the good news out of the way first.
Seeing What Others Don’t – Review
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Following Gary Klein on his search to find out how insight happens is a pleasurable, even mind-blowing experience.
November 2011 in review
DECEMBER 1, 2011
As we count down to the big holiday season for Christmas and New Year, here is my review of November 2011.
OCTOBER 2, 2011
the hustle economy – review
APRIL 28, 2016
More of us are working in a gig economy, where creativity is valued but job stability is rare. In The Hustle Economy, 25 creative people provide advice on how to survive and succeed. They come from various walks of life, though it is definitely a US-centric perspective. I did not agree with all the writers, Read more » Books Work
October 2011 in Review
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
I’ve added over 50 links to interesting articles and resources in my Reading List in October. As I’ve mentioned lots of them in my continuing series of postings on Key Social Learning Resources, here I want to pick out just five more. 1 and 2.
A literary review of the DSM-5
JULY 24, 2013
Philosopher Ian Hacking , famous for analysing the effects of psychological and neuroscientific knowledge on how we understand ourselves, has reviewed the DSM-5 for the London Review of Books.
Book Review Pointer
OCTOBER 21, 2011
In case you didn’t see it, eLearn Mag has posted my book review of Mark Warschauer’s insightful book, Learning in the Cloud. To quote myself: This is … a well-presented, concise, and documented presentation of just what is needed to make a working classroom, and how technology helps. As one more teaser, let me provide the closing paragraph: The ultimate message, however, is that this book is important, even crucial reading.
Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
” I was honored to write a book blurb after reading an early draft, but my copy just arrived in the mail and wanted to share review on my blog as part of my preparation for doing an interview with her next week.
Working the Past – Review
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
Maintaining a useable past takes work. It is as much work as maintaining a useable building, though very different work, using very different tools.
[2b2k] Cory Doctorow’s review
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Cory Doctorow has reviewed my book Too Big to Know at BoingBoing. It’s the sort of review an author dreams of, not only because it’s positive, but because it gets the book better than the author does
The Power of Habit: Quick Review
MARCH 3, 2012
The Power of Habit has been sitting on my desk for a couple months, as the publisher sent me an advance copy. I didn't start reading it until today -- although I was most impressed by this recent piece in The New York Times based on the book. What a compelling read!