September, 2020

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

Mostly harmless

Dave Snowden

I was asked this evening via LinkedIn to comment on the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program and I replied with the title of this post. I’m not sure why I was asked as there is nothing exceptional about it and it has little or no connection with complexity theory.

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Skills, competencies, and moving forward

Clark Quinn

I was asked, recently, about skills versus competencies. The context was an individual who saw orgs having competency frameworks, but only focusing on skill development. The question was where the focus should be. And I admit I had to look up the difference first!

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Behind The Scenes Look of the LEAD. CARE. WIN. Learning Program

Dan Pontefract

Releasing in conjunction with my 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters is a 9-lesson online learning program, available for… The post Behind The Scenes Look of the LEAD. Learning Program appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership learning Lead. online learning

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innovating with pkm

Harold Jarche

Last month I published the latest e-book in the perpetual beta series (163 pages) which is focused on actionable insights for working and learning in a networked world.

PKM 230

How early is digital life?

Doc Searls

Bits don’t leave a fossil record. Well, not quite. They do persist on magnetic, optical and other media, all easily degraded or erased. But how long will those last? Since I’ve already asked that question , I’ll set it aside and ask the one in the headline.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Learning science again

Clark Quinn

In an earlier post, I made a defense of cognitive psychology (really, to me, cognitive science, a bigger umbrella). And, previously, the case for learning science. And I’m coming at learning science again, with a personal interest.

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DAN READS! LESSON #6: Dare to Share – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #6: Dare to Share – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

Groups 208

Content Personalization: What is it & Why is it so Hard at Scale?

Xyleme

Overcoming 3 Main Challenges to Personalization. According to eLearning Industry , 77% Of L&D Professionals Think Personalized Learning Is Vital To Employee Engagement and 94% Of Businesses Say Personalization Is Critical To Their Success. What is Content Personalization, anyway?

connecting knowledge

Harold Jarche

In early March I wrote how I was making sense of our digital world at the beginning of this pandemic. Some of my practices have held but after six months, some have changed.

PKM 193

How Will the Pandemic Reshape Labor Markets?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Issues 177

Needles in Haystacks

Dave Snowden

The banner shot here was taken by me last Sunday in the late afternoon of what was a delightful hike ; one of those days where showers are followed by sun and even the low hills/mountains of the Black Mountains assume a mysterious air.

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Addressing fear in learning

Clark Quinn

One of my mantras in ‘make it meaningful ‘ is that there’re three things to do. And one of those was kind of a toss away, until a comment in a conversation with a colleague brought it home. So here’s a first take at addressing fear in learning.

DAN READS! LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #5: Embrace Change – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Cruft

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Donald Clark's excellent article, Let's move on from 'Unintelligible Intelligences' - IQ, Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence. Let’s take this idea further. Koch (2014) claimed that ALL networks are, to some degree ‘intelligent’." Not just Koch.

revisiting cooperation

Harold Jarche

“collaboration means ‘working together’ That’s why you see it in market economies. markets are based on quantity and mass. cooperation means ‘sharing’ That’s why you see it in networks.

Reflections on the Later Stages of Our Careers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read “ Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think ,” an essay in The Atlantic by social scientist and author Arthur C. Brooks. Brooks essay is a personal reflection on professional careers.

Anthro-complexity & aesthetics

Dave Snowden

Just before Christmas 2015 I posted on the subject of What’s in a name? That was the first time I used the term anthro-complexity in writing and I stated that it was the front runner to name a field.

In Defense of Cognitive Psychology

Clark Quinn

A recent Donald Clark post generated an extension from Stephen Downes. I respect both of these folks as people and as intellects, but while I largely agreed with one, I had a challenge with the other. So here’s a response, in defense of cognitive psychology. The caveat is that my Ph.D.

DAN READS! LESSON #7: Command Clarity – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #7: Command Clarity – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

Groups 157

Boxing gRSShopper

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What, again? Yes, again. Today I'm working on creating and saving a reusable Docker image of gRSShopper. I have the benefit of some previous work on this set-up, and so it might work today, so I'm documenting my process. Note : I'm doing all this so you don't have to.

weird stuff

Harold Jarche

Fiction sometimes explains reality in a much better way. “Corvallis had asked the usual questions about job title and job description. Richard [CEO] had answered simply, “Weird stuff.”

On fire

Doc Searls

That above is the Bobcat Fire , in the San Gabriel Mountains , against which Los Angeles’ suburban sprawl (that’s it, on the right) reaches the limits of advance. It makes no sense to build very far up or into the mountains, for two good reasons.

Pluck 155

What is the locus of change?

Dave Snowden

This is the first in what will be an occasional series of posts in which I want to examine, in the context of change the role of the individual, that individual’s identity as part of society and the affordances provided thereof.

Change 197

Unpacking collaboration and cooperation?

Clark Quinn

My colleague, Harold Jarche ( the PKM guy), has maintained that cooperation is of more value than collaboration. And for good reason, because cooperation comes from internal motivation instead of external direction.

DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. CARE. WIN. EXCERPT

Dan Pontefract

Watch Dan Pontefract read an excerpt of his 4th book, LEAD. There are 9 practical yet super helpful leadership lessons from Dan’s 4th… The post DAN READS! LESSON #9: Champion Others – LEAD. EXCERPT appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership Lead.

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Being There: What Presence Means in a Digital World.

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is an unedited automated transcript produced by my Pixel 4 from this presentation: [link] Hi everyone. I'm Stephen Downs and I bring you greetings from my home office in Castleman, Ontario, Canada. Thank you for taking the time to watch my presentation today.

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six months later

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Dr. Dipshikha Ghosh — “ A 28yo woman died of post-covid myocarditis today.

Groups 176

Remembering Gail Sheehy

Doc Searls

It bums me out that Gail Sheehy passed without much notice—meaning I only heard about it in passing.

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Necessary ambiguity

Dave Snowden

One of my best memories from the year I turned my back on Diabetes is the walk I did after a fresh snowfall in the sunshine on the Camarthen Fan as the year was coming to its end. The photographs used here come from that walk in which I linked on the tops finally returning the to car in the twilight.

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The case for gated submissions

Clark Quinn

Twice out of three recent opportunities, I’ve been thwarted from my intentions by platform capabilities. And, once, I was supported. But this capability is so basic and so valuable, I thought I’d make the argument. So here I’m making the case for gated submissions.

WIN 1 OF 10 SIGNED COPIES OF LEAD. CARE. WIN.

Dan Pontefract

Dan’s 4th book, LEAD. How to Become a Leader Who Matters, publishes on September 29th. If you’d like to get your hands on a… The post WIN 1 OF 10 SIGNED COPIES OF LEAD. appeared first on Pontefract Group. leadership

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Feedback to Feedly

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Just a quite note I sent to Feedly about it's AI tool Leo and my OLDaily workflow. I've been a Feedly Pro user for many years and moved to Pro+ for the AI and Twitter support. I have two major comments: - first, it's too expensive.

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power shifts

Harold Jarche

“The illiterate of the 21st Century are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” ?Alvin Alvin Toffler, I read Toffler’s book, Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century , shortly after it was published in 1990.

The smell of boiling frog

Doc Searls

I just got this email today: Which tells me, from a sample of one (after another, after another) that Zoom is to video conferencing in 2020 what Microsoft Windows was to personal computing in 1999.

WebEx 146

Leadership: distributed communities

Dave Snowden

There is a long preamble here all of which I think is relevant, but then I like a discursive approach to important subjects and the establishment of patterns before making a point.

Issues 162