November, 2017

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , an article in McKinsey Quarterly by W. Brian Arthur , - External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute , Visiting Researcher at PARC , and former faculty member at Stanford University.

“No one gets fired for buying ….

Dave Snowden

… IBM” was a standard adage a few decades ago. You could have a better software package, or better hardware but it didn’t matter. Fear that things might go wrong resulted in a safety first mentality. If we buy the market leader then its not my fault.

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Seeking Strategic Advantage? Break Down Walls and Cultivate Networks

John Hagel

Where’s the advantage? In traditional business strategy, the answer was easy: build a wall. The companies with the highest and strongest walls would win. In the Big Shift , that answer becomes less credible. Walls work in stable worlds but they can actually become obstacles in more rapidly changing worlds. In the exponential world we’re entering, walls may be replaced by networks as the most promising sources of advantage.

My Professional Learner’s Toolkit

Clark Quinn

My colleague, Harold Jarche, recently posted about his professional learning toolkit, reflecting our colleague Jane Hart’s post about a Modern Learner’s Toolkit. It’s a different cut through the top 10 tools. So I thought I’d share mine, and my reflections.

A Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit for 2018

Jane Hart

Based on the Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2017 list, here is the Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit 2018. Social learning

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How Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Explains Culture, Purpose & Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have several favorite chocolate bars. Crunchie is one. Toffee and chocolate. What a combination. So too is a Reese Cup. Peanut butter and chocolate? Dan's Related Posts: Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning. A Few Easy Steps For Entrepreneurs To Take To Enact A Higher Purpose. Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram.

Solutions for Tight Cycles of Assessment

Clark Quinn

In general, in a learning experience stretching out over days (as spaced learning would suggest), learners want to regularly get feedback about how they’re doing. As a consequence, you want regular cycles of assessment. However, there’s a conflict.

In this new world of work it’s up to everyone to develop themselves

Jane Hart

There is no longer such a thing as a job for a life – only a life of jobs – and as most organisations only train their people to do their current job – not prepare them for a future job – it’ll be up to everyone to take control of their own … Social learning

trust emerges

Harold Jarche

Paul Zak discovered eight key factors, or principles, in promoting trust in the workplace. In The Neuroscience of Trust he describes the research over several years that yielded these insights and gives examples of companies who implement these principles.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) was organized in 2013 by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee to examine the impact of digital technologies on the world. Understanding the future of work and jobs is one of the major areas of research being address by IDE.

Liminal Cynefin – image release

Dave Snowden

I decided it would be a good idea to make the image of Cynefin available, if only to reduce the change of people drawing it as a two by two and adding a diamond to keep me happy. Typical Saxon tendency, reducing Celtic curves to straight lines.

Respect Is The Starting Point For Society

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Debate is at the heart of a democracy. Discourse is what fuels growth in any organization. When our aim is to silence one another rather. Dan's Related Posts: For Democracy To Thrive, Openness Must Prevail. When Celebrity Trumps Sanity. Trump Presidency Lesson Plan. This IBM Employee Quit Her Job. I Commend Her For Doing So. Tic Tac Oh Oh. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Behaviour communication Culture respect

Revisiting 70:20:10

Clark Quinn

Last week, the Debunker Club (led by Will Thalheimer) held a twitter debate on 70:20:10 (the tweet stream can be downloaded if you’re curious). In ‘attendance’ were two of the major proponents of 70:20:10, Charles Jennings and Jos Arets.

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Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Beth Kanter

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.

beta conversation 2017-11-28

Harold Jarche

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Tuesday, 28 November at 14:00 UTC. This will be the last one for 2017. The subject will be understanding media for professional development, management, and leadership.

MWL Newsletter No 39

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 5 – 11 November 2017. Social learning

The Real Goal of Open Educational Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Goal of Open Access David Wiley says , "The question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?" In this he's right. It's time for us to be clear about what we're working for. The goal of OER is access for all. This is my goal, though I don't think it's just my goal. I think it's the goal of the vast majority of those working for open educational resources (OER).

News From Dan – November, 2017

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Introducing My New Publisher I am so excited and delighted to announce that I have signed a new contract with a new publisher. The good folks. Dan's Related Posts: Free Download of Chapter 1 – The Purpose Effect . Fifteen Years After My MBA. Video: The Purpose Mindset of Gord Downie. My Next Role Is … Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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Tom Reeves AECT Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Thomas Reeves opened the third day of the AECT conference with an engaging keynote that used the value of conation to drive the argument for Authentic Learning. Conation is the component of cognition that consists of your intent to learn, and is under-considered.

Keeping your Nonprofit Safe and Happy Online: Dealing with Harassment

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Many nonprofit social media managers are also serve as online community managers, supporting communities of their nonprofit’s fans and supporters on social media channels.

how we learn – review

Harold Jarche

How We Learn by Benedict Carey is focused mostly on memory and learning for recall but it is a good read and there is likely something new about learning here for anyone. Carey is a journalist who went through much of the research on memory in order to make sense himself.

Open Science Essentials: pre-registration

Mind Hacks

Open Science essentials in 2 minutes, part 1. The Problem. As a scholarly community we allowed ourselves to forget the distinction between exploratory vs confirmatory research, presenting exploratory results as confirmatory, presenting post-hoc rationales as predictions. As well as being dishonest, this makes for unreliable science. Flexibility in how you analyse your data (“ researcher degrees of freedom “) can invalidate statistical inferences.

MWL Newsletter No 40

Jane Hart

News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 12-18 November 2017. Social learning

50% Off Dan’s Books – Until December 2

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: If you’re looking for signed copies of Dan’s first two books (FLAT ARMY and/or THE PURPOSE EFFECT) now is your chance to buy them for. Dan's Related Posts: Win A Signed Copy Of “THE PURPOSE EFFECT” Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free. Full Book Jacket Cover Released for The Purpose Effect. The Purpose Effect Book Endorsers. Why I Wrote “The Purpose Effect” Book.

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Marcy Driscoll AECT Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Marcy Driscoll kicked off the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s annual conference with a thoughtful keynote on leadership. She used her experience as a Dean to explore possibilities and suggestions for what this could and should mean.

Black box or stepping stones?

Dave Snowden

A couple of decades ago I was developing two product ranges, one for decision support and the other for stock forecasting and inventory management. We were an application software business within a division of Datasolve. We had got the critical point where maintenance fees matched fixed costs.


perspectives on new work – synopsis

Harold Jarche

Perspectives on new work: Exploring emerging conceptualizations , edited by Esko Kilpi , was released by The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra in August 2016. I received a copy last week and found it a comprehensive read on the future of work. The PDF can be downloaded for free at: Sitra.

A miracle of flight

Doc Searls

That was the view to the south over center of Greenland a few hours ago: a late afternoon aurora over a blue dusk. I departed London about four hours before taking this shot, and am writing this in Santa Barbara.


Open Science Essentials: The Open Science Framework

Mind Hacks

Open science essentials in 2 minutes, part 2. The Open Science Framework ( ) is a website designed for the complete life-cycle of your research project – designing projects; collaborating; collecting, storing and sharing data; sharing analysis scripts, stimuli, results and publishing results. You can read more about the rationale for the site here. Open Science is fast becoming the new standard for science. As I see it, there are two major drivers of this: 1.

For Democracy To Thrive, Openness Must Prevail

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Debate is at the heart of a democracy. Discourse is what fuels growth in any organization. When our aim is to silence one another rather. Dan's Related Posts: When Celebrity Trumps Sanity. Trump Presidency Lesson Plan.

Rules for AI

Clark Quinn

After my presentation in Shanghai on AI for L&D, there were a number of conversations that ensued, and led to some reflections. I’m boiling them down here to a few rules that seem to make sense going forward. Don’t worry about AI overlords. At least, not yet ;). Rodney Brooks wrote a really nice article talking about why we might be fearing AI, and why we shouldn’t.

Two days for the price of one

Dave Snowden

Today was one of those odd days that you get in international travel. I’m writing this from the lounge at San Francisco Airport having landed before I took off from Auckland some twelve hours ago and I’ll leave for Washington before I even got the airport to drop the hire car off.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. I have used Jane’s framework to look at my own practice.

Jack Ucciferri for 4th District

Doc Searls

Santa Barbara is one of the world’s great sea coast towns. It’s also in a good position to be one of the world’s great Internet coast towns too.