Posts By: Harold Jarche

lies & damn lies

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @white_owly : “Lies, damn lies and people who purport to understand blockchain.” @zeynep : “Silicon Valley still mostly run like they are legos for grownups; once something cool is assembled, the real business, people,… Read more »

beta conversation 2017-08-14

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Monday, 14 August at 21:00 UTC  [17:00 EDT]. This is 07:00 on 15 August in eastern Australia. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) and leadership. The Harvard Business Review article, The Best Leaders are Constant Learners, gives a general idea of the themes to… Read more »

the complexity of capitalism

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @alaindebotton: “Academia: an invention of genius to keep the brightest, most enquiring minds from tampering with the status quo. Paddocks for intellectuals.” Is Teal the new Black? Probably Not “I suspect that the clean,… Read more »

future of work influencers

I don’t put much stock in lists and ‘best of …’ rankings as they rarely tell you the methodology behind the system. When Antonio Santo (@akwyz) shared a list of the top 50 influencers on ‘the future of work’, I asked about the methodology. Vishal Mishra (@vmishRRa), CEO of Right Relevance,  kindly obliged. “The Right… Read more »

oz-friendly beta conversation 2017-08-01

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation on Tuesday, August 1st at 10:00 UCT. This time is to accommodate all those Australians suffering through their Winter, while we enjoy the fruits of Summer in the northern hemisphere 😉 The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) and leadership. The Harvard Business Review article, The… Read more »

more than mere digital transformation

Is the automation of what has traditionally been human work inevitable? I know what you’re thinking – there’s some things that robots can do well, but there’s a lot of things that they can’t, and it will be a long, long time before they can match or outperform humans in these tasks. Construction, food preparation,… Read more »

filter failure is not acceptable

Fake news. PR hype. Content marketing. Advertorials. Click bait. Propaganda. Doublespeak. Newspeak. Yellow journalism. Shock jocks. Post-truth. Spam. Phishing. Digital information comes from all directions, and much of it from dubious sources or with the intent to misinform. Today, it is just too easy to create, replicate, and share digital information. As a result, we… Read more »

beta conversation 2017-07-20

I will be hosting the next Beta Conversation this Thursday, July 20th at 14:00 UTC [07:00 PDT, 10:00 EDT, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEDT]. The subject will be Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) and leadership. The Harvard Business Review article, The Best Leaders are Constant Learners, gives a general idea of the themes to be discussed. Participants… Read more »

understanding systems

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins.” —Ellen Ullman, via @CodeWisdom @Eric_Weiner: “All travel is time travel. We journey in order… Read more »

freedom inc. review

In these times, can you afford to continue stifling the vast majority of your people instead of giving them a chance to help your business? —Freedom Inc. If you liked the book Reinventing Organizations (2014) then you will like Freedom Inc. written in 2009. If you have not read Frédéric Laloux’s Reinventing Organizations, read Freedom… Read more »