July, 2018

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. But over the past several years, a number of economists have argued that increasing R&D efforts are yielding decreasing returns. Has the ideas machine broken down?

Reflections on the Whistler process

Dave Snowden

Out first retreat of 2018 explored the general area of design and innovation. It took place in Whistler with a great faculty and a lot of participation. Combining the event with our first ever Train the Trainer session also produced multiple benefits.

MWL Newsletter No 72

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 1-7 July 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

Why I Wrote My Third Book, OPEN TO THINK

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: While writing my new book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions, I discovered that many people are suffering from their. Dan's Related Posts: Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo.

The Fabrication that is OER

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OER stands for 'Open Educational Resources' and as readers know I have been a long-time proponent of free and open learning resources. So why would I call them a fabrication in the title of this post? It's a response to OER @ 16, "Where are You?"

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MWL Newsletter No 73

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 8-14 July 2018 (Bumper edition this week). Modern Workplace Learning

It’s Canada Day, America

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: <originally published to Forbes> Dear America, At what point did you think the mouse might have to stand up to the omnipresent elephant? Being a. Dan's Related Posts: When Celebrity Trumps Sanity. A Shared Letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly. We Can Put The Word ‘Can’ Back In Canada. For Democracy To Thrive, Openness Must Prevail. Respect Is The Starting Point For Society. Thanks for reading.

When a thunderstorm appears right on top of an airport

Doc Searls

This is the situation at Newark Airport right now: Those blobs are thunderstorms. The little racetrack in upstate New York is an inbound flight from Lisbon in a holding pattern. Follow the link under that screen shot.

Did We Start The Recession Last Week?

Nine Shift

There was a deep 18 month recession 100 years ago. It seems more likely than not that we will experience another one 100 years later, and for the same reason. . Last week the U.S. began a useless no-win trade war against our allies and China.

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Resilience

Dave Snowden

In yesterday’s post I illustrated the difference between a resilient and a robust system by contrasting a salt marsh with a sea wall. The Sea Wall is highly efficient, it creates a clear boundary but when it breaks the result is catastrophic. It can only survive as it is.

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Modern L&D – more than organising and managing (e-)training

Jane Hart

It is now clear that in a large number of organisations L&D and employees view learning at work very differently. Many in L&D still focus all their attention on creating and managing training or e-learning. For them, this is what workplace learning is all about – making sure people learn from the … Modern Workplace Learning

Designing with science

Clark Quinn

How should we design? It’s all well and good to spout principles, but putting them into practice is another thing. While we always would like to follow learning science, there’re not always all the answers we need.

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curious and fractal

Harold Jarche

Some people seem to be naturally curious. Others work at it. Some just lack interest in learning. You can notice this when traveling. Some people can describe many aspects of their local vicinity while others don’t know anything about why certain features exist.

The Worst Book of the Year

Nine Shift

Ellen Rupel Shell's new "Jobs" book is my nomination for the worst book of the year. In short, 1.It is wrong factually. is morally unsupportable. is racist.

Without enforcement, the GDPR is a fail

Doc Searls

And the same goes for California’s AB-375 privacy bill. The GDPR has been in force since May 25th, and it has done almost nothing to stop websites that make money from tracking-based-advertising stop participating in the tracking of readers. Instead almost all we’ve seen so far are requests for from websites to keep doing what they’re doing. Only worse.

Download And Share The OPEN TO THINK One-Page Book Promo

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: On September 11, 2018, my third book, OPEN TO THINK: Slow Down, Think Creatively, and Make Better Decisions, will publish. If you’d like to spread. Dan's Related Posts: You Can Now Pre-Order OPEN to THINK, Dan Pontefract’s Next Book, Releasing… My Latest TED: We Are Losing The Ability To Think. Our Problems Compound When We Forget The Importance Of Time.

Performance Improvement Consulting

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs: 16 July – 12 August 2018 Individuals and teams often face performance problems.

Organizational Psychology?

Clark Quinn

I read an article calling for organizational psychology and the things these folks do for companies. And, interestingly, many of the tasks seem like things that I’ve been calling for L&D to do. So now I have to ask what’s the relationship between these two areas?

to know is to do

Harold Jarche

Do we really understand tacit knowledge? asks Haridimos Tsoukas in a 2002 paper. He bases his position on the work of Michael Polanyi in that all knowledge is personal and all knowing is through action.

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Are You a "Data Subject"?

Nine Shift

Europe is creating the governmental infrastructure of the 21st century. S aving your rights, and saving big business from itself. . So, are you a 'data subject'? Europe says yes. And the fascinating thing is, Europe is protecting you, and me, Americans, Canadians, not just Europeans. The European Union's new digital privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, doesn't just protect European residents or citizens. The law covers 'data subjects.'

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Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. But over the past several years, a number of economists have argued that increasing R&D efforts are yielding decreasing returns. Has the ideas machine broken down?

Don’t Be An Elitist Jerk When Saying No

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Like you perhaps, I have had my fair share of professional failures and rejections. While we can convince ourselves a “growth mindset” will help us. Dan's Related Posts: Now What? Puppetry of the Meanest. Do You Work With A Bully? PinkShirtDay. Do You Surround Yourself With No? Evolution of the Chief Learning Officer. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Behaviour leadership

All the world's a stage

Euen Semple

All the world's a stage. Our challenges at work almost always relate back to other people and our relationships with them. It is so easy to slip into thinking that if only other people were different then work would be easy. But it would also be boring! I often think what a privilege it is to get to play out our roles in the workplace and the opportunity that affords us to discover aspects of ourselves that would otherwise remain hidden or unchallenged.

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Why L&D Should Lead

Clark Quinn

So, I’ve seen a bright future for L&D. It’s possible, and desirable. But is it defensible? I want to suggest that it is.

we become what we behold

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “If If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.” George Orwell.

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The Numbers on Testosterone

Nine Shift

The controversy over women's testosterone levels continues. Some females support the new track and field standards, some oppose it. . But one interesting thing was revealed in a recent NYTimes story, the levels of testosterone. Most women, including elite female athletes, have natural testosterone levels of.12 nanomoles per liter, the I.A.A.F. said, while the normal male range after puberty is much higher, at 7.7 to 29.4 nanomoles per liter." .

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, AI is now seemingly everywhere. Over the past several years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; huge amounts of data; and advanced algorithms including machine learning.

The Well-Being & Equity Bridging (WEB) Network

Beth Kanter

The last few months I have been honored to serve on a team as a trainer, a team lead by Leadership Learning Community with the purpose to activate a network focused on the intersectionality of equity, well-being, and health.

Love Island

Euen Semple

I admit it. I'm hooked. I even watched Aftersun on Sunday to see how Samira got on after she left the villa! I've even welled up at a couple of moments during the show. I tell the kids to keep quiet in case we miss some of the dialogue! The programme editors are up there with Shakespeare in terms of exploring the highs and lows of human emotion. It's the emotional equivalent of The Hunger Games. There, I've confessed. That feels better

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Situated Cognition

Clark Quinn

In a recent article , I wrote about three types of cognition that are changing how we think about how we think (how meta!). All are interesting, but they also have implications for understanding for supporting us in doing things.

internet time alliance award 2018

Harold Jarche

The Internet Time Alliance Award , in memory of Jay Cross , is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work.

America At the Breaking Point

Nine Shift

Americans of every stripe and hue and belief are exhausted , suffering from mental health issues, mentally broken down, with partisan hate and incivility at an all time high. . So I hoped to find a little comfort in rereading John Dos Passos' classic book, 1919, on its 100th anniversary. In the introduction, the first paragraph, Maxwell writes ".the the year 1919 was a breaking point in American life." .

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MWL Newsletter No 71

Jane Hart

Posts, articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 24-30 June 2018. Modern Workplace Learning