2019

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Investment and interest rates have remained low, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of workers in the US and other developed economies.

Qantas Airways CEO Delivers A Great Example Of Love-Based Leadership

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Irishman Alan Joyce is the CEO of Qantas Airways, the $16 billion company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more than ten years as CEO, Joyce. Dan's Related Posts: Lessons In Culture From United Airlines.

Build the bridge to self-learning: Help individuals help themselves

Jane Hart

Cluetrain at 20

Doc Searls

The Cluetrain Manifesto went online for the world o n March 26, 1999. “People of Earth,” it began. Nothing modest about it. . Chris Locke and David Weinberger both had newsletters with real subscriber bases ( Entropy Gradient Reversals and JOHO , respectively).

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning. I recently wrote a blog post suggesting that the ultimate test of transformation is whether the caterpillar became a butterfly – is it so different that it’s unrecognizable? That’s a useful metaphor, but many have asked me to make it more tangible in the world of institutions. OK, you asked for it, so watch out!

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people.

Thingification

Euen Semple

The process of thingification (turning a useful idea into the latest thing and thereby rendering it useless) appears unstoppable. In the context of work it happened with collaboration, innovation, and creativity. It is even happening with disruption! It happened with blogging, it happened with YouTube, it's happening with podcasting. All these potentially powerful attempts at building a new world using new tools being rendered safe by assimilation into the old.

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Learning from Experimentation

Clark Quinn

At the recent LearnTec conference, I was on a panel with my ITA colleagues, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, and Charles Jennings. We were talking about how to lift the game of Modern Workplace Learning , and each had staked out a position, from human performance consulting to social/informal.

On Connectivism and Scale

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Image: Sui Fai John Mak - [link] Martin Weller makes some excellent points in his recent post on connectivism and scale, and they merit a short response.

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3 Simple Ways to Embed Learning in the Flow of Work

Xyleme

Sometimes we struggle to get started because the problem seems too big. While embedding learning in the flow of work may have some challenges for your team, here are some simple ways to get started.

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The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The next wave of digital innovation is coming. Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us.

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Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: In this episode, Dan Pontefract discusses the important question of “How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room?” ” with insights about. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: Time After Time, The Importance Of Time.

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How much time do you spend self-learning?

Jane Hart

So how much do YOU spend on some planned self-learning a week – not just formal learning (i.e. by taking online courses) but in informal ways like accessing online resources (videos, blogs, podcasts, web articles, etc). as well as interacting with the people in your professional network?

Ad blocking passes 2 billion worldwide

Doc Searls

GlobalWebIndex ‘s Global Ad-Blocking Behavior report says 47% of us are blocking ads now. It also says, “As a younger and more engaged audience, ad-blockers also are much more likely to be paying subscribers and consumers. Ad-free premium services are especially attractive.”

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Feel the Fear

John Hagel

I perceive that fear is becoming pervasive and increasingly intense around the world. When I share this perception with others, I often get the response: “What fear? I don’t know many people who are afraid.”. That’s part of the problem. The fear is often not visible unless we know where and how to look for it. Why is that the case? Emotions are suspect As I’ve written elsewhere , our institutions are organized on a scalable efficiency model that views emotions as deeply suspect.

meetings, bloody meetings

Harold Jarche

My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. The Orders Format was something any officer could recite from memory.

What do we mean by “social media”?

Euen Semple

I often wish we didn't have the phrase. We didn't in the beginning. There were tools that we used, different tools for different purposes at different times, and that was it. It was clear that it was an ecology rather than a single thing. We used the tools that helped us achieve our ends, in my case better conversations, and moved on when they stopped doing that. It was up to us what we used, how, and for what purpose.

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Exploring synergies and interaction between the Cynefin Framework and Theory of Constraints

Dave Snowden

As our business contexts become increasingly complex, the success rate of large scale transformation efforts and projects are rapidly decreasing. Many have been looking for answers to improve their performance and results, often jumping from one method to the next in search of “The Answer”.

Facilitate is the new train

Clark Quinn

Ok, so I’m being provocative with the title, since I’m not advocating the overthrow of training. The main idea is that a new area for L&D is facilitation. However, this concept also updates training.

Value

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You sometimes hear me stumble over the word 'value', the way I did in a recent interview. Let me explain why. The word 'value' is widely used in our field and elsewhere.

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Forbes on 4 lessons from Everyday Chaos

David Weinberger

Joe McKendrick at Forbes has posted a concise and thoughtful column about Everyday Chaos, including four rules to guide your expectations about machine learning. It’s great to see a pre-publication post so on track about what the book says and how it applies to business

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The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would be potentially disruptive over the next three to five years while also providing significant benefits to economies and societies.

Dan Pontefract April 2019 Playlist (for the weirdos)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I’ve always been into the “weirdos.” ” Be it the artists, poets, designers or musicians. I’d even classify myself as one, although I’m not as clever.

Many individuals spend time self-learning; but most organisations don’t provide time for it

Jane Hart

Time for self-Learning survey results. Modern Workplace Learning

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The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* (with the asterisk) is “a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.” ” Meaning you can hire The Spinner* to hack another person.

The Push and Pull of Paradox

John Hagel

Paradox is everywhere We just have to see it But first we must look And want to see But we don’t. We crave understanding And simplicity. Paradox makes us uncomfortable. We want order And harmony. And paradox challenges that. We push paradox Out of sight. But if we’re driven to learn, Paradox has powerful pull. Paradox can propel us To new levels. It invites us to explore And challenges our beliefs. How can two opposites be true? But we must be willing To evolve.

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what it’s all about

Harold Jarche

Three things are essential for meaningful work in the network era — diversity, learning, and trust. Diversity. While there is much talk about information overload, it has never been easier for us to find diverse opinions, experiences, and perspectives.

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Toxic workplaces

Euen Semple

Well, let's face it, it's not the workplaces that are toxic, it is people. Not just any people but particular people. And more often than not we all know who they are. But will anyone do anything about it? Will anyone have those early conversations about behaviour before it builds into an apparently insurmountable problem? Will anyone care enough to ask what is driving those troubled individuals to behave in ways that can do so much damage both to themselves and those around them?

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Cynefin as of St Davids Day 2019 (1 of 3)

Dave Snowden

An email came in yesterday from our new CEO Marion asking if I could explain why I had changed simple to obvious within the Cynefin framework, why I called it simple in the first place, had I thought of any other words and did it change anything to do with the dynamics.

Curriculum or pedagogy?

Clark Quinn

In a conversation today, I mentioned that previously I’ve thought that perhaps the best next ‘man in the moon’ project would be to put an entire K12 curriculum up online.

Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Continuing from Part 1 The story so far In Part 1 I covered the basics of Electron up to and including building executable applications from the Node.js application.

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Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann. Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

Will Humans Be Better Off in an Increasingly AI-Based Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After decades of promise and hype, artificial intelligence is finally becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. As AI continues to both spread and advance, will it enhance human capacities or will it lessen human autonomy and agency?

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Tiger Woods: What An Incredible Story Of Resilience

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I found myself teary-eyed after the 2019 Masters golf tournament. Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket and fifteenth major golf tournament. I, on the. Dan's Related Posts: Podcast: How Do You Want To Be Known When You Leave The Room? What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Leisure. Who Am I? Who I Am. Taylor Swift and Apple Demonstrate How You Work Things Out In The Open. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

Modern Workplace Learning 2019 is now available as a paperback

Jane Hart

The paperback version of Modern Workplace Learning 2019 (written by Jane Hart) was published on 4 January 2019. Modern Workplace Learning

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Where public radio rocks

Doc Searls

Where does public radio rock—or even rule? And why? To start answering those questions, I looked through Nielsen ‘s radio station ratings , which are on the Radio Online site.

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Small moves, smartly made

John Hagel

Small moves, smartly made, can set big things in motion – that’s the sub-title of my last book, The Power of Pull. It’s been a key theme of my work for decades, but it’s coming back to bite me. I find that a lot of people have grabbed on to this message to justify incremental actions with limited funding, while holding out the expectation that they will potentially lead to big results.