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”.

Executive Assistants Are The Real Heroes

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I have worked full-time for five different organizations in telecommunications, high-tech and academia over twenty-five years. The employee population in those organizations has ranged from.

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MWL Newsletter No 97

Jane Hart

Articles & news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 30 Dec – 5 Jan. [A A new world of learning, Jane Hart’s Pick of the Year, Promoting continuous learning in the workplace Workshop, & more]. Modern Workplace Learning

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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citizen sensemaking

Harold Jarche

Finland has taken a private-sector initiative to introduce people to Artificial Intelligence and turned it into a state-supported program to train 1% of the population.

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Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era. Every day we can read about the latest AI advances from startups and large companies.

Idea: Woodstock vs. TED.

Doc Searls

So I just read about “a 50th anniversary Woodstock celebration that would include TED-style talks.” ” Details here and here in the Gothamist. This celebration doesn’t have the Woodstock name, but it does have the place, now called the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth Kanter

Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

Getting annoyed

Euen Semple

One of the aims of mindfulness and practicing meditation is to get better at responding to things rather than reacting to them. To take calm, appropriate action when needed rather than to get bent out of shape because things aren't how we expect them to be. This isn't to say that you end up as some chilled out, passive, punch bag for the world.

Confused Professor Asks Great Question about Shift #7

Nine Shift

The time for inventing the 21st century is over. It's now history. A confused university professor asked a great question about Shift #7, boys lead a change in values. We noted one of those new 21st century values boys first pioneered was collaboration.

Twelvetide 18:09 habits & the soul

Dave Snowden

One of those quotes from the bible that most people are, at least in the western tradition, aware of comes from Mark 8:36 “ For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Dan Pontefract January 2019 Playlist (homage to Peaky Blinders)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally sat down and began watching Peaky Blinders, the epic family gangster series from BBC. Dan's Related Posts: Dan Pontefract July 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract November 2018 Playlist (for MRHM). Dan Pontefract September 2018 Playlist. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. 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


Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Over the holidays this year I indulged myself in some guilt-free play: learning Electron. I ran across it reading my Medium feed, via this article demonstrating how to build a sound-machine app using Electron. I didn't build the sound-machine, but I built a bunch of other stuff.

embrace the snowflakes

Harold Jarche

Why in the age of the internet does the British army need the ‘snowflake generation’ more than ever? Their compassion in dealing with local populations, and their technological prowess, are essential qualities in any modern military operation.

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The Rise of Global, Superstar Firms, Sectors and Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1990s, t he Internet was supposed to usher a much more open, decentralized, democratic economy and society. Startups with innovative business models where now able to reach customers anywhere, anytime.

The new together

Doc Searls

I want to point to three great posts. First is Larry Lessig ‘s Podcasting and the Slow Democracy Movement. A pull quote: The architecture of the podcast is the precise antidote for the flaws of the present. It is deep where now is shallow.

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Redesigning Learning Design

Clark Quinn

Of late, a lot of my work has been designing learning design. Helping orgs transition their existing design processes to ones that will actually have an impact. That is, someone’s got a learning design process, but they want to improve it.

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the democratization of media

Harold Jarche

“You’re just hearing about it [microaggression] more, because the people who have been suffering it for a long time have decided that they aren’t going to suffer it anymore. The disempowered recognize that it’s time for them to be heard.

gaining insight at work

Harold Jarche

With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization.

Twelvetide 18:10

Dave Snowden

In my opening post I mentioned integrity as one of the key words I wanted to address and in this post I want to link it to the idea of virtue – Philosophers amongst you will anticipate a reference to Aristotle here and I’ll come to that.

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What is happening to our intellectual world?

Harold Jarche

Literacy — the written word — empowers our “harsh desire to last” It enables our words to extend beyond our lifetimes. Western literacy is basically a tool to escape death. But the new electric media will likely inform and change literacy.

Twelvetide 18:11 the numinous

Dave Snowden

I first came across the idea of the numinous when I picked up a second hand copy of Rudolf Otto’s book The Idea of the Holy which I picked up on one the Ampleforth retreats I mentioned in a previous post.

Venus, Moon, Jupiter and Mercury in the dawn’s early light

Doc Searls

Walked out on the front deck this morning and grabbed a photo set of the Moon between conjunctions with Venus (that was yesterday), Jupiter (tonight and tomorrow) and then Mercury (Saturday), before passing next to the Sun as a new moon on Sunday. More about the show at EarthSky.

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MWL Newsletter No 98

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 6-12 January 2019. [AI AI breakthroughs, digital proficiency, MWL2019 now available as paperback, L&D priorities in 2019, and more]. Modern Workplace Learning

Locus of learning: community, AI, or org?

Clark Quinn

A recent article caused me to think. Always a great thing! It led to some reflections that I want to share. The article is about a (hypothetical) learning journey, and talks about how learning objects are part of that learning process.

What is Digital Literacy?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Short response to a questionnaire. What is Digital Literacy Digital literacy is a type of literacy, specifically, the type of literacy that arises in the digital context. By 'the digital context' we mean the multimedia and inter-networked context enabled by digital technology.

in the beginning was the word

Harold Jarche

A fairly lengthy article in The New Humanist — Are we city dwellers or hunter-gatherers? questions the accepted wisdom that it was agriculture that domesticated hunter-gatherer societies and as a result imposed hierarchies and created societal inequalities.

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first finds of 2019

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ” —Kurt Vonnegut, via @ShaunCoffey.

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Clark Quinn

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog series for this important public service announcement: A number of times now, I’ve discovered that there was email being sent to me that I was not getting.

A foolish inconsistency

Clark Quinn

Here, a foolish in consistency is the hobgoblin of my little mind. While there are some learnings in here (for me and others), it’s really just getting stuff off my chest. Feel free to move along. This is just a lack of consistency that I suggest is unnecessary and ill-conceived.

Sixties the Nostalgia Decade for Gen Y?

Nine Shift

A leading contender for Gen Y nostalgia and interest might be the 1960s. -I I told my son Willie I had this great record, In A Gada Da Vida, by Iron Butterfly, recorded in 1968. "No No you don't, he replied. I took it years ago.". -I

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As always, I (a) have plans, and (b) know that the plans never survive very long. That's OK; I include options and backups in my plans, and I'm always ready with the tools I need to take advantage of any opportunities that arise. Courses Offering online courses allows me to test my ideas in the real world, both in terms of the course design and software itself, as well as in terms of the ideas presented through the course. Last year's E-Learning 3.0 course was an excellent example of this.

Fear, and loss of control

Euen Semple

We love the idea that we have control over our lives and the world around us. A lot of work goes into maintaining this fiction. How much time and effort is spent in business attempting to convince ourselves that we know what is going to happen next and the reasons why? But do we? How many ten year, even five year, strategies come to pass as so confidently predicted? How many carefully spreadsheeted cashflow predictions turn out exactly as planned?

Getting your hands dirty

Euen Semple

Like it or lump it technology plays an increasingly important role in all of our lives. It also plays an increasingly important role in business and our organisations. And yet it is still held at arms length by most management, certainly most senior management. This isn't good enough. Don't get me wrong, I am not suggesting that they all need to learn to code. There was a flurry of interest in that about a year ago to little effect.

New Issues for OERs

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is based on my contribution to the new Creative Commons 'Education Platform' discussion of issues related to open educational resources (OERs). This is the next step following the development of a set of principles for the Platform. (I’m

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Euen Semple

I will assume that, like me, you are currently looking at an electronic device of some sort, reading the words that I am typing. But then as I type you are not there, and as you read I am not here. So we are neither here nor there but it feels like we are having a conversation. More and more of us do this more and more of the time. We think it is normal and rather take it for granted. Is it normal? Is it real?

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