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On my radar for 2008...


continue developing the "adrenalin shot" that will help companies take advantage of transparency, informal learning, and social networks
figure out why business people inevitably sacrifice the future for today
build on this year's work on the human aspects of implementing web 2.0 and performance support
continue to promote informal learning as the pathway to performance and innovation
finish writing the Informal Learning Handbook
explore the use of video, particuarly in blogs and informal settings
continue to experiment with unstructured meetings in support of organizational change
personally, become a better photographer and videographer






Welcome to the Den 
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but please keep the URL to yourself.  
Chapters 1-3

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Collaboration 2.0




the human factors involved in implementing wikis and other web 2.0 apps.
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Recommendations from Internet Time Wiki:



    Knowing Knowledge. George Siemens. A profound explanation of knowledge in a fast-paced, complex, ever-changing, networked world. This is essence. It’s a new ball game.


    Doug Engelbart’s 1968 demo. Where collaboration by computer began. The debut of the mouse, hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface.


    The Underground History of American Education. John Taylor Gatto.The Silent Spring of American education.


    Seven Principles of Learning, Institute for Research on Learning. “We are all natural lifelong learners. All of us, no exceptions. Learning is a natural part of being human. We all learn what enables us to participate in the communities of practice of which we wish to be a part.”


    Learning in the Digital Age by John Seeley Brown. “Learning is a remarkably social process. In truth, it occurs not as a response to teaching, but rather as a result of a social framework that fosters learning.”


    Timeline of Learning Organization Concepts, Senge et alia


    Do schools kill creativity? Sir Ken Robinson



Unparalled Crisis in Business


The industrial revolution is over. Brains create more value than machines. Einstein’s relativity has replaced Newton’s clockwork universe, not just in physics, but in the way we regard the world.


As in nature, everything is connected to everything else. Nothing is ever finished: the world is in perpetual beta, always evolving. The future is unpredictable; nothing is certain. Ideas and relationships have become more valuable than tangible assets. Shareholders owned the factories; workers own their minds. Information spreading through network connections compels workers to take responsibility for their own decisions. Corporate leadership is in denial, thinking that change can wait a spell.


Most of today’s executives manage with industrial-age rules. They support hierarchical organizations, top-down control, information hoarding, lack of collaboration, formality, competition, and not fixing what's not broken. In the opposite corner, network age business people support flat organizations, shared responsibility, information transparency, extreme collaboration, flexibility, informality, cooperation, and the importance of social capital and reputation. The industrial-agers see the network folk as undisciplined techno-optimists. The network-agers consider the industry people as clueless reactionaries.


The transition will ramp up in 2008. Time is accelerating. Markets are mushrooming. Connections are multiplying. People are the new decision-makers, not their managers. Volatiity requires unprecedented innovation. Net-savvy new hires will route around rigid bureaucracy. Networkers will stunningly outperform mechanical approaches.


This is a work in progress. My gut tells me these puzzle pieces are part of the answer: performance processes (meta), putting long-term ahead of short-, web 2.0 is not web 2.0 (it's the people) -- sociology trumps technology.



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