September, 2018

The liminal nature of narrative

Dave Snowden

I’ve been delayed in getting this second post in the series of the role and nature of narrative published. Many things going on in Cognitive Edge at the moment and I’ve had to make a couple of big decisions and I’m dealing with the aftermath of one and the promise of another.

MWL Newsletter No 83

Jane Hart

The purpose of business is learning, the key to surviving age of automation, ID for the modern workplace, and more. Modern Workplace Learning

The People That Made OPEN TO THINK Come Alive

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Today is “pub day,” one where an author annoys his or her network about the release of a new book. While I may be proud. Dan's Related Posts: Sadly, The Importance Of Importance Is Now What’s Most Important.

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains - How Are They Doing After 10 Years?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin was created about a decade ago, with the release of the original design paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System , under the pen name of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Approaching E-Learning 3.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Who is this course for? If you're reading this, then this course is for you. You've demonstrated the main criterion: some degree of interest in the subject matter of the course. You might be thinking: this course looks too difficult, too technical, or too high level.

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a personal learning model

Harold Jarche

The Seek > Sense > Share framework of personal knowledge mastery was the result of many iterations over almost 15 years. It is simple to understand but under it are many layers.

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The landscape of narrative

Dave Snowden

Back in 2014 I wrote the entry on organisational story telling for the Sage Handbook on Action Research. I wasn’t wild about the title at the time as I felt that was only one aspect of the field.

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Now Available: Paperback Versions of FLAT ARMY and THE PURPOSE EFFECT

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Lost in the shuffle of releasing my third book, OPEN TO THINK, is the news my first two books are now available in paperback. Dan's Related Posts: Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free.

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Deep Learning: Is it Approaching a Wall?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Deep learning and related machine learning advances have played a central role in AI’s recent achievements, giving computers the ability to be trained by ingesting and analyzing large amounts of data instead of being explicitly programmed.

The Journey Begins

John Hagel

As we return from our summer holidays, this may be a good time to reflect on the journeys that we are on. A key part of my journey has been writing, but all my writing has been non-fiction (at least as far as I know). Recently, I’ve felt a pull into poetry, something I had never considered. I made a first tentative stab with a short poem that I posted on social media on July 5 and I got such an encouraging response that it motivated me to take the next step. What journey are you on?

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toward distributed governance

Harold Jarche

Last year I wrote a post — cities & the future of work — as an introduction to my session with the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland.

Context in narrative work

Dave Snowden

One quote from my contribution to the ‘StoryTheFuture’ event was picked up in social media. I’m not sure it really qualifies as going viral but it did have some impact. I said: Stop telling leaders to tell stories and (instead) get them to take actions that will generate stories.

MWL Newsletter No 80

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 26 Aug – 1 Sep. (L&D L&D you are what you measure, 5 steps to create culture of cont learning, hierarchy is enemy of learning, & more). Modern Workplace Learning

The Link Between Creative Thinking And Your Time

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: One of the reasons you might suffer from a lack of creativity boils down to time. You have become so busy, there is no time. Dan's Related Posts: Three Strategies To Improve Your Creative Thinking.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social physics first emerged over 200 years ago as an attempt to understand society and human behavior using laws similar to those of the physical sciences.

I Can't Help, I'm "In the Office" Today

Nine Shift

Some changes make even my head spin. Here's one. My wife Julie called Alaska Airlines lost baggage people to find out if they had found our luggage yet. Very helpful woman, but said she couldn't access all her records since she is "working in the office today.".

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complexity & chaos — the new normal

Harold Jarche

A major challenge I have had in my organizational change work is getting people to understand that complicated environments are different from complex ones, and the latter are almost always the situation when people are involved.

The Real Value of Labor

John Hagel

It’s Labor Day in the US, so what better day to reflect on how misunderstood workers are? Truth be told, workers are often viewed as a cost by many institutions. In fact, that’s where they appear on financial statements – they’re a major expense item on the income statement. That view of workers naturally sets up an “us vs. them” and “win/lose” mindset. The institution wins when it can eliminate workers, make them work longer hours for the same pay or pay them less, but the workers lose.

Building a culture of continuous improvement, learning & development at work

Jane Hart

Building a culture of continuous improvement, learning & development at work. Modern Workplace Learning

Everything Is Urgent! Everything Is Urgent! Everything Is Urgent!

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It’s the middle of a client meeting. There are six of us. We are discussing the rather dismal results of a team’s level of engagement. Dan's Related Posts: Maybe We Should Be More Like a Fridge at Work.

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fewer workers is one of the key reasons for our stagnant economic growth. Over the coming decades, the labor force is expected to shrink in most parts of the world as fertility rates continue to decline, especially in advanced and emerging economies.

Confused Reader Says U.S. Not a Democracy

Nine Shift

Breaking news for the founding fathers and authors of the Constitution. Or not. . A confused NineShift reader alleges that the United States "is a republic, not a democracy.". I believe this might be a fad-of-the-day, certainly not a fact of the day, for those who support destroying our democracy.

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the agile sensemaking model

Harold Jarche

“Research shows that teams will organize themselves in different ways in response to how different types of complexity strains their sensemaking capacities. In order to increase their sensemaking potential, teams will reorganize their relationships in recognizable ways.

Labels and roles

Clark Quinn

I was just reflecting on the different job labels there are. Some of the labels are trendy, some are indicative, but there’s potentially a lot of overlap. I’m not sure what to do about it, but I thought I’d explore it.

We can do better than selling our data

Doc Searls

If personal data is actually a commodity, can you buy some from another person, as if that person were a fruit stand? Would you want to? Well, no. Nor is there much if any evidence that businesses will want to buy personal data from individuals, on a per-person basis, especially when they can still get it for free. GDPR withstanding , alas.).

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The Three-Legged Stool Of Any Leaders Authentic Purview

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: “Form an army, agree on the obligations of a shared purpose, and then free as many people as possible from minds that have become mausoleums.”

Ecolab and Xyleme Awarded Gold for Best Use of Performance Support from Brandon Hall

Xyleme

Ecolab’s new training library wins Gold at the. Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. September 4th, 2018 (St Paul, MN and Denver, CO) – Ecolab and Xyleme are pleased to announce that the new training library for Ecolab’s Institutional business has been awarded Gold by the 2018 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards in the Best Use of Performance Support category. Now entering its 24th year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards is the most prestigious awards program in the industry.

Depression Week

Nine Shift

Last week most of the dozen young people Julie is watching out for called in panic. All at once, it seemed to her. Depression, panic attacks, anxiety, worries and stress. They are smart, young, not given a chance in college, and mostly (but not all) male.

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autonomy, competence, relevance

Harold Jarche

If we seek diverse or divergent views, will the opinions of others change our minds? A recent study seems to indicate that paying attention to views opposed to our own may actually harden our existing perspectives.

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Revisiting personal learning

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I tried a stab at an innovation process. And I was reminded of it thinking about personal learning, and looked at it again. And it doesn’t seem to aged well. So I thought I’d revisit the model, and see what emerged.

An Emoji Language

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reading this month's First Monday , which was a special issue on the emoji, inspired me to a creative thought, which I document here.

“Fail Fast, Fail Often” Often Fails, Fast

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift. Dan's Related Posts: Wow, Did I Ever Fail On This One. But I Learned A Lot, Too. Steve Denning Nails It on Forbes: Paradigm Shift in Leadership and Management. How to ‘Take One for the Team’ It’s Not So Hard To Be A Little More Cooperative.

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

Beth Kanter

As part of the workshops that I deliver based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , one of my most popular is how to avoid collaborative overload in the nonprofit workplace. Collaborative overload results from too many pointless meetings, a tsunami of emails, and a drumbeat of constant interruptions.

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Young Voters Gaining On Older Voters?

Nine Shift

To follow up on yesterday's blog entry, here's some statistics to back up the hoped-for claim that Millennials are voting more this year. Pennsylvania is leading the groundswell, with registered voters 34 and younger now outnumbering those 65 and older, according to the latest statistics from the Pennsylvania State Department issued Aug 13. States like Arizona, New York, Florida and Virginia have also seen sharp increases." Here's the NYT story

staying alive in the modern world

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I’m convinced that people think freelancers have their lives funded by some kind of freelancing fairy, and that invoices are therefore an exercise in comedy.”

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Are Decisions the Key?

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, now, Brenda Sugrue posited that Bloom’s Taxonomy was wrong. And, she proposed a simpler framework. I’ve never been a fan of Bloom’s; folks have trouble applying it systematically (reliably discriminating between various levels).

Dan Pontefract: Open Thinking

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Notes from Dan Pontefract's talk at Focus 2018, Montreal Beginning with the idea of being distracted, rather than ruminating in thought. We have accepted that. That's what's happening in society - technology aids and abets it. Do we have to outsource our thinking to Siri or whatever? I'm not sure we have figured out what is the right amount of tech. Consider the problems created by distracted driving. Why is that happening? This is outsourced thinking.