November in Review: Disruption

Jane Hart

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

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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Black Box Thinking Review

Harold Jarche

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.

only humans need apply – review

Harold Jarche

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).

freedom inc. review

Harold Jarche

In these times, can you afford to continue stifling the vast majority of your people instead of giving them a chance to help your business? Freedom Inc. If you liked the book Reinventing Organizations (2014) then you will like Freedom Inc. written in 2009.

2015 in Review: Workplace Learning – Trends, Disruption & Change

Jane Hart

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

Capital One’s AdaptivePath.org Year In Review

Adaptive Path

“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.

Dan Pontefract 2013 Year in Review Infographic

Dan Pontefract

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.

Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

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.

Book Review: The Neo-Generalist

Dan Pontefract

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 New How – Review

Harold Jarche

The New How: Creating Business Solutions through Collaborative Strategy is a how-to book for anyone involved in strategy development in a large organization. It’s a toolkit for implementing a more collaborative workplace.

Open – Review

Harold Jarche

How do our minds cope with the torrent of information coming at us from every angle today? How do we convert so much knowledge into socially productive wisdom? What can we do to close the gap between those who have access to open learning, and those who (still) do not?

The Connected Company Review

Harold Jarche

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.

Third Industrial Revolution – Review

Harold Jarche

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.

Rey & Finn of Star Wars Docked 40% On Year-End Performance Review

Dan Pontefract

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.”

Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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

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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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.

[review] Cheap Complex Devices

David Weinberger

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.&#

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.

Video Review of Drucker Forum 2013

Dan Pontefract

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

George Siemens

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.

The Enigma of Reason (review)

Mind Hacks

The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding , by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber was published in April, and I have a review in this week’s Times Higher Education. You can read the full review on the THE site , but I highly recommend checking out the book.

Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review

Harold Jarche

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 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).

Reviewing "A New Culture of Learning"

John Hagel

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 Nature of the Future – Review

Harold Jarche

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.”

AdaptivePath.org Year 4 Months in Review

Adaptive Path

“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 elearning examples

Clark Quinn

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.

November 2011 in review

Jane Hart

As we count down to the big holiday season for Christmas and New Year, here is my review of November 2011.

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth Kanter

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

Where Good Ideas Come From – Review

Harold Jarche

September Review

Jane Hart

October 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

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.

Enterprise Social Technology – Review

Harold Jarche

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.

A literary review of the DSM-5

Mind Hacks

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

Clark Quinn

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.

Seeing What Others Don’t – Review

Harold Jarche

Following Gary Klein on his search to find out how insight happens is a pleasurable, even mind-blowing experience.

[2b2k] Cory Doctorow’s review

David Weinberger

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

Bob Sutton

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!