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Hangout on Personal Knowledge Management and other topics

Hangout on Air, February 8, 10-11:00 am Pacific. YouTube.

Our first weekday Hangout on Air. Attendance was down. Probably not the best weekday to try.
In the future we’ll experiment with several different type of Hangout: (1) purely social, the “Hello, stranger Caffe,” Starbucks without the expensive drinks, (2) Hangout on a specific issue, perhaps with SME. All Hangouts should Continue reading

Working Smarter in March 2012

March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012

Working Smarter draws upon 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.

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Every day, Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to select the top articles from blogs in these fields. Here’s how. And here are the top articles from this month:

  1. Habermas (1929- ): ideology, action but lost on new media– Donald Clark Plan B, March 30, 2012
  2. A workscape perspective– Harold Jarche, March 25, 2012
  3. Beyond Execution– Clark Quinn, March 27, 2012
  4. What you see animates into what you get– David Weinberger, March 25, 2012
  5. Learning Without Training– Jay Cross, March 5, 2012
  6. My top 10 favourite resources from February– Jane Hart, March 1, 2012
  7. Checklist: transforming corporate learning– Jay Cross, March 6, 2012
  8. Blog marathon: 50 blogs on learning theorists over next 50 days– Donald Clark Plan B, March 17, 2012
  9. What a MOOC Does – #Change11– Stephen Downes: Half an Hour, March 1, 2012
  10. Is 70:20:10 valid?– Jay Cross, March 5, 2012
  11. MOOCs for the win!– George Siemens, March 5, 2012
  12. 70:20:10 Tech– Clark Quinn, March 6, 2012
  13. Kew Gardens adopts Web principles for real-world wayfinding– David Weinberger, March 26, 2012
  14. “Go With The Flow”. CIO Magazine (NZ & Aus.) Interview– Jon Husband, March 1, 2012
  15. Schooling, as opposed to learning– Jay Cross, March 1, 2012
  16. Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better– Stephen Downes: Half an Hour, March 23, 2012
  17. Social business drives workforce development– Harold Jarche, March 26, 2012
  18. Why Social Business Keeps Failing to Deliver– Luis Suarez, March 21, 2012
  19. Time for the Patent Office to move off of TIFF?– David Weinberger, March 12, 2012
  20. Yammer and why activity streams are a key foundation for integrated applications and organizations– Ross Dawson, March 26, 2012
  21. [2b2k] Information overload? Not so much. (Part 2)– David Weinberger, March 9, 2012
  22. What About the Future?– Jay Cross, March 21, 2012
  23. Clothing is a privacy system– Doc Searls , March 15, 2012
  24. [2b2k] 13 reasons why the Britannica failed on paper– David Weinberger, March 20, 2012
  25. John Maeda #LSCon Mindmap– Clark Quinn, March 21, 2012
  26. Building an alliance– Harold Jarche, March 17, 2012
  27. 10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)– Jane Hart, March 23, 2012
  28. Why The Bay Area Needs The Bay Lights– Steven Berlin Johnson, March 16, 2012
  29. Greg Cole– David Weinberger, March 1, 2012
  30. Shifting control– Harold Jarche, March 27, 2012
  31. Thriving in the Net-Work Era– Jay Cross, March 19, 2012
  32. Love thy neighbor by disrespecting his faith– David Weinberger, March 18, 2012
  33. Berkman Buzz– David Weinberger, March 16, 2012
  34. Scaling– Clark Quinn, March 26, 2012
  35. A Data Scientist You’ve Never Heard of Is Now the Master of Your Domain– Andy McAfee, March 2, 2012
  36. The death rattles of AM, then FM– Doc Searls , March 7, 2012
  37. [misc] Thesaurus of metaphors– David Weinberger, March 28, 2012
  38. Making collaborative work work– Harold Jarche, March 7, 2012
  39. Dave Cormier #EDGEX2012 Mindmap– Clark Quinn, March 14, 2012
  40. Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning– Ross Dawson, March 11, 2012
  41. Shared thoughts– Harold Jarche, March 10, 2012
  42. Birthday Girl: The Story– David Weinberger, March 24, 2012
  43. Innovation is about making connections– Harold Jarche, March 14, 2012
  44. Least likely Theory of Cheney ever– David Weinberger, March 14, 2012
  45. [berkman] Berkman Buzz– David Weinberger, March 3, 2012
  46. Earth to Cable: You don’t control us.– Doc Searls , March 5, 2012
  47. Distributed research needs collaborative researchers– Harold Jarche, March 3, 2012
  48. Infographic: Timeline of the acceleration of crowdsourcing– Ross Dawson, March 15, 2012
  49. February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter– Jay Cross, March 3, 2012
  50. [2b2k] Moi– David Weinberger, March 1, 2012
  51. Local libraries are the 99%– David Weinberger, March 18, 2012
  52. Organizations Don’t Tweet – Review– Harold Jarche, March 1, 2012
  53. George Siemens #EDGEX2012 Mindmap– Clark Quinn, March 12, 2012
  54. Working Smarter in Social Business– Jay Cross, March 2, 2012

Awesome insights into working smarter

Working Smarter Daily draws upon 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.

Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Here’s how we choose the crème de la crème.

These were the top 50 posts in August 2011. Enjoy ’em!

Ciao. I am headed to Norway, Denmark, and Silesia on vacation. We leave on Tuesday and don’t return until September 25. See ya.

July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily

Best of  Working Smarter Daily for the month of July 2011 

Working Smarter Daily draws upon 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. Working Smarter Daily embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Here’s how we choose the crème de la crème for your enjoyment.

For the month of July, these were the top items from featured sources based on social signals:


Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Best of Working Smarter Daily

June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011

  1. 7 objections to social media in learning (and answers)– Donald Clark Plan B, June 11, 2011
  2. Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology– Euen Semple, June 27, 2011
  3. Connecting with Communities of Practice– Harold Jarche, June 2, 2011
  4. Resolving the Trust Paradox– John Hagel, June 27, 2011
  5. Making the most of Informal Learning– Jane Hart, June 16, 2011
  6. Social media & learning – note taking on steroids– Donald Clark Plan B, June 20, 2011
  7. Rioting in an age of transparency– George Siemens, June 17, 2011
  8. PKM Updated– Harold Jarche, June 7, 2011
  9. List of the top 100 Twitter cities in the world– Ross Dawson, June 6, 2011
  10. Social Media Revolution 2011 Video– Jane Hart, June 20, 2011
  11. Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively– Luis Suarez, June 1, 2011
  12. Harold Jarche » Adapting to Life in Perpetual Beta– Internet Time Alliance, June 26, 2011
  13. The 21st century workplace: moving to the edge– Harold Jarche, June 21, 2011
  14. Social Business Is Not Rocket Science– The Smart Work Company, June 17, 2011
  15. Your staff are your best advocates– Euen Semple, June 13, 2011
  16. Reconciling the enterprise IT portfolio with social media– Dion Hinchcliffe, June 5, 2011
  17. Content Curators– Dan Pontefract, June 13, 2011
  18. Re-imagining the Book– Jay Cross, June 20, 2011
  19. Social learning in action at #elnil– Jane Hart, June 22, 2011
  20. Carl Jackson on Supporting Online Communities in International Development– Nancy White, June 2, 2011
  21. Why crowdsourcing should (and maybe will) be the future of government– Ross Dawson, June 14, 2011
  22. MacKenzie Smith on open licenses for metadata– David Weinberger, June 8, 2011
  23. Working Smarter eFieldbook $12– Jay Cross, June 28, 2011
  24. IBM’s Centennial– Irving Wladawsky-Berger, June 12, 2011
  25. Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models– Tony Karrer, June 22, 2011
  26. The Educational T– Dan Pontefract, June 27, 2011
  27. Tribes and networks coexist– Harold Jarche, June 28, 2011
  28. Training departments: wake up, smell coffee– Jay Cross, June 29, 2011
  29. Living in the real world?– Euen Semple, June 28, 2011
  30. On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life– Ross Dawson, June 20, 2011
  31. Enterprise 2.0 Conference: it’s about people to people– Dan Pontefract, June 24, 2011
  32. Get outside the disciplinary box– Harold Jarche, June 13, 2011
  33. British Library and Google deal: Some of the fine print– David Weinberger, June 23, 2011
  34. Serendipity is not optional– Jay Cross, June 23, 2011
  35. Keynote: Social Media in Fashion Retailing– Ross Dawson, June 7, 2011
  36. The 4 Traits of a High Performing Team– Dan Pontefract, June 28, 2011
  37. Be Particular!– The Smart Work Company, June 13, 2011
  38. An argument for loosening copyright– David Weinberger, June 18, 2011
  39. 21st century management practice– Jay Cross, June 29, 2011
  40. The value of retreats: How physical space and distance creates mental space– Ross Dawson, June 28, 2011
  41. How Do You Know When You Have Reached a Collaborative Culture?– Dan Pontefract, June 8, 2011
  42. eduMOOC: Online learning today…and tomorrow– George Siemens, June 20, 2011
  43. Linked Open Data take-aways– David Weinberger, June 14, 2011
  44. These are not the requirements you are looking for…– Ed Bourdeaux, June 10, 2011
  45. Why Turntable.fm’s Lame/Awesome button is awesome– Ross Dawson, June 17, 2011
  46. Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture– Dan Pontefract, June 1, 2011
  47. Enterprise 2 at 5– Andy McAfee, June 14, 2011
  48. [hyperpublic] Final panel: Cooperation without Coercion– David Weinberger, June 10, 2011
  49. Offboarding — from Jay Cross and Internet Time Group– Internet Time Alliance, June 24, 2011
  50. Politics: Don’t Be Like Europe– Nine Shift, June 1, 2011


Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Best of Working Smarter Daily

May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

  1. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia– Ross Dawson, May 31, 2011
  2. CERT and performance support– Clark Quinn, May 31, 2011
  3. Monday Video – Doodling– Nancy White, May 31, 2011
  4. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking– Jay Cross, May 31, 2011
  5. 5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload– Luis Suarez, May 4, 2011
  6. A big question– David Weinberger, May 1, 2011
  7. This will be fun: Mother of all MOOCs– George Siemens, May 19, 2011
  8. Abandon lectures: increase attendance, attitudes and attainment– Donald Clark Plan B, May 15, 2011
  9. Alternate Pedagogies and Experiences– Clark Quinn, May 18, 2011
  10. The Networked Workplace– Harold Jarche, May 22, 2011
  11. Why not link to sources?– Doc Searls , May 16, 2011
  12. The Problem with Literature Reviews– George Siemens, May 1, 2011
  13. Lean or Agility?– Dave Snowden, May 5, 2011
  14. The Textbook Bubble– Jay Cross, May 16, 2011
  15. Introducing Share&Learn– Jane Hart, May 12, 2011
  16. How social media and big data will unleash what we know– Dion Hinchcliffe, May 12, 2011
  17. 10 mobile questions– Clark Quinn, May 17, 2011
  18. 7 reasons to BAN pens and pencils from the classroom– Donald Clark Plan B, May 17, 2011
  19. The necessity of partial constraint– Dave Snowden, May 7, 2011
  20. The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context– John Hagel, May 23, 2011
  21. Social learning for collaborative work– Harold Jarche, May 18, 2011
  22. Why People Leave Organizations– Kevin Wheeler, May 19, 2011
  23. Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead– Dan Pontefract, May 23, 2011
  24. Massive Open Online Courses: Interview with Howard Rheingold– George Siemens, May 6, 2011
  25. NegativeComments in Social Media– Nancy White, May 4, 2011
  26. The Management of Disruptive Innovations– Irving Wladawsky-Berger, May 9, 2011
  27. How much more productive are teleworkers?– Nine Shift, May 18, 2011
  28. Managing in a networked world– Harold Jarche, May 16, 2011
  29. Working Smarter in the Enterprise– Jay Cross, May 24, 2011
  30. Organisational Naivety– Euen Semple, May 17, 2011
  31. How to Use Employee Engagement to Boost Your Business– Luis Suarez, May 18, 2011
  32. Big Data and The Benefits From The Bubble– Andy McAfee, May 11, 2011
  33. as he sowed, some fell by the wayside– Dave Snowden, May 5, 2011
  34. Ridiculous research findings on informal learning– Jay Cross, May 15, 2011
  35. Why Don’t You Have an Internal YouTube Video Sharing Service?– Dan Pontefract, May 16, 2011
  36. Virtual Trust– Harold Jarche, May 9, 2011
  37. The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker– Luis Suarez, May 17, 2011
  38. Working Smarter in the Enterprise | Jay Cross– Internet Time Alliance, May 24, 2011
  39. On Competencies and Compliance– Clark Quinn, May 3, 2011
  40. New Framework: The Transformation of Business– Ross Dawson, May 11, 2011
  41. Challenging the status quo– Harold Jarche, May 8, 2011
  42. Money Doesn’t Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage– Irving Wladawsky-Berger, May 28, 2011
  43. Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?– Dan Pontefract, May 9, 2011
  44. When Learning Analytics Meet Gamification– Ellen Wagner, May 1, 2011
  45. Ethan on serendipity and cosmopolitanism– David Weinberger, May 15, 2011
  46. Information: What am I missing?– George Siemens, May 30, 2011
  47. Guest post: A Tipping Point in Learning– Jane Hart, May 13, 2011
  48. What Makes a Company Good at IT?– Andy McAfee, May 5, 2011
  49. A story about Connected: The Film and why you must see it– Ross Dawson, May 16, 2011
  50. Enterprise app stores arrive; IT departments nonplussed– Dion Hinchcliffe, May 21, 2011



Next week, Harold Jarche and I are headed to a series of meetings with a client whose organization has severe hang-ups about web security. Access to many important sites on the net is verboten. Geez. How to work around something like this?

Our usual response that “smart phones route around IT” doesn’t cut it when you want to work web 2.0 tools into the organizational fabric.

Today I bought a gadget to get us the access we need. Maybe it will become the organization’s guerilla on-ramp to the net. It’s a mi-fi card from Verizon.

This is a slick little gadget. Fits in the palm of your hand. It’s smaller than my iPhone. It looks cool.

When I push the button (there’s only one on the device), it immediately sets up five wi-fi access points.

The price tag of these things had kept me out of the market, but Verizon has a sale going now. The Mi-Fi device is free (although you’ll still have to pay sales tax on it). The basic service is $35/month and you have to sign up for two years to get the deal.

I’m confident the Mi-Fi is going to pay for itself by skirting the access fees charged by #(&$#! hotels and #&($& airports. No more squinting at my iPhone when there’s a document I need to read.

Thanks once again, Moore’s Law.

Internet Time Lab

The Internet Time Lab is a space for exploring new frontiers and thinking big.

Aaron Silvers’ great write-up of DevLearn 10 captures the spirit of what we’re trying to accomplish with the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley.

Internet Time Alliance Trees

I know Jay Cross (@jaycross) by reputation and though we exchanged a little bit at DevLearn 2009, I wouldn’t say I knew him well. Being in his context, looking at how he organized his office — how he labels the toys on his shelves, how there are several cameras and voice recorders fully charged and ready to use at any time, in multiple accessible locations, looking out into some sizable redwood trees in his backyard, with every wall in the office ready to scribble on with dry-erase markers — I was inspired by how he’s created an environment where the only barriers to creativity and imagination are what you bring into the environment yourself. I learned a lot about how he works in an anthropological sense.

While there, I was so happy to meet fellow #lrnchat-ter Jane Hart (@C4LPT) and one of my idols, Harold Jarche (@hjarche). I was elated to finally meet Charles Jennings (@charlesjennings) and as became a theme for the week, I hardly got a chance to hang with Clark Quinn (@quinnovator), though I turned the tables on his son, who was doing video interviews with the guests and, in turn, asked him about the challenges he has with access to new and emerging learning technologies (I’m looking forward to seeing some of that video)

About the Internet Time Lab


According to the theory of existentialism, Ba is a context, which harbours meaning. Thus, ba can be considered as a shared space that serves as a foundation for knowledge creation.

Accoding to Nonaka, “Ba” can be thought of as a shared space for emerging relationships. This space can be physical (eg. office, dispersed business space), virtual (e.g., email, teleconference), mental (eg. shared experiences, ideas, ideals) or any combination of them. Ba provides a platform for advancing individual and/or collective knowledge.

Join the Internet Time Alliance for a Day… in London

On Thursday 16th December the Internet Time Alliance is conducting a day-long retreat in London to help senior managers prepare for the opportunities and challenges they will face next year. 

Jay Cross, Jane Hart, Clark Quinn, Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings

In this private session, we discuss our latest thinking on what’s important in:

  • social learning
  • enterprise learning governance
  • working smarter
  • the impact of mobile learning
  • taking advantage of personal knowledge environments
  • breakthroughs in brain science
  • revised views of motivation
  • growing awareness of emergence
  • the shift from push to pull models
  • rethinking the role of the LMS
  • breaking down barriers to change.

Ground rules

No competitors. If Fiat attends, Volkswagen can’t. Our choice.

Small group. This session will be intimate and participatory. No more than a dozen participants. Again, our choice.

No consultants. We’re the consultants. You’re the practitioners from corporations and government.

Big payback. Bring a problem (or problems) to solve; you’ll receive individualised advice from thought leaders and others in the room.

Everyone will share in the day’s activities, which will include:

An invigorating discussion, just the way to end the year on a high note.

Books such as The Working Smarter FieldbookEngaging Learning.

Fee for the day is £750. Two from a single organisation, £550 each.

Interested? Email Charles Jennings or Jane Hart

WTF? Complexity.

Once upon a time, the world was predictable. Isaac Newton had convinced us that every action resulted in an opposite and equal reaction. Rene Descartes thought and therefore, was. People made long-term plans. Logic ruled.

Then we realized that everything is connected. Outcomes result from the interplay of complex adaptive systems. Butterfly effects, asymmetry, and self organization abound. What emerges next is anybody’s guess. It’s time to shed the delusion that we are in control. Logic is oversimplification.

What’s a person to do when complexity turns our clockwork universe on its head? In a increasingly volatile environment, rigidity is suicidal. But how can we be flexible without being wishy-washy?

My colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance agree that we need to embrace complexity, not hide from it. Harold Jarche writes, “Few are bored with complex challenges.  The more people who are engaged creatively, the more effective the organization will be and no, there isn’t a course you can take to address this.”

The undisputed authority in this field is Dave Snowden. In October, he’s leading a series of one-day executive seminars on Leading Through Complexity: A New Simplicity.

I’m going to attend the San Francisco event. Perhaps a bunch of us will head out to dinner afterward to review what’s we’ve learned. This stuff is important but it’s never easy!