Category Archives: Working Smarter

Top Ten Articles on Working Smarter

Ten important posts on working smarter. Our algorithms highlighted them as the most popular this year. Find the most important articles daily at DAWN OF LEARNING MAY 16, 2014 What is stopping companies from measuring learning: Skillsets, datasets, toolsets or … Continue reading Continue reading

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Half a dozen years of journals and notebooks are migrating from my shelves to recycling. I need the space — and I don’t have much use for yesterday’s thinking. I had to save a few memorable entries. Here’s The Great Divide (from the age of material to the age of relationships). How people learn… Basics […] Continue reading

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Learning out loud

Go ahead. Peak into my brain. New thoughts are percolating but the outcomes are still fuzzy. I’m soundly convinced that Learning Platforms are crowding out Learning Programs. This is an inevitable part of moving from Stocks to Flows, from Push to Pull, from institutional control to personal freedom, and from rigid industrialism to flexible, more […] Continue reading

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AT&T, shame on you

Our 29-year old son Austin emailed my wife Uta last week from vacation in Hong Kong and Seoul. He couldn’t get any reception on his Android phone. He wanted to be able to read messages and make emergency phone calls. Wednesday morning Uta went online to look at AT&T international calling plans. The three phones […] Continue reading

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Steve Hargadon + Jay Cross

Steve Hargadon interviewed me about informal learning yesterday. Steve does his homework and asks great questions. If you listen to podcasts while exercising, perhaps you’ll enjoy the Audio of Steve letting me amble on for an hour. A one-hour audio goes against my religion of brevity & less-is-more. However, if you want a painless way to peak […] Continue reading

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Informal learning and Stoos management in four slides (Netflix)

Harold Jarche posted this to the internal Internet Time Alliance network yesterday: “Check out slides 115-118″ I did. I was blown away. Here ’tis: Culture (Original 2009 version) from Reed Hastings I’m writing the sequel to Informal Learning. Yet here, the CEO of Netflix gave most of my message four years ago in four […] Continue reading

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Emotional Business

D R A F T Some of you have inquired about my research into happiness and well-being. I paused the project for six weeks. Upon return, I realized there’s a lot more to it. Taking a broader perspective, I realized you can’t deal with happiness without addressing joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, […] Continue reading

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Jay’s on walkabout

Dating back 25,000 years, Australia’s Aborigines are the world’s longest-lived culture, despite the harsh conditions of the Australian Continent. By dedicating more than half of their resources to intangibles such as learning, relationships, and the technology of eco-farming, the Aborigines created a society without war, crime, poverty, or taxes. You have to learn a lot […] Continue reading

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Blogs I follow religiously

Adaptive Path Andy McAfee Charles Jennings Clark Quinn Dan Pontefract Dave Gray Dave Snowden David Gurteen David Weinberger Dawn of Learning Dion Hinchcliffe Doc Searls Donald Clark Plan B Eide Neurolearning Ellen Wagner Euen Semple George Siemens Harold Jarche Internet Time Alliance Irving Wladawsky-Berger Jane Hart Jay Cross Jerry Michalski John Hagel Jon Husband Kevin […] Continue reading

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2012′s Top articles on Working Smarter

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. These disciplines add up to what I call “working smarter.” Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, […] Continue reading

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