Posts By: Harold Jarche

the innovation imperative

“It turns out that to develop a ‘cumulative culture’ – technology that constantly ratchets up in complexity and diversity – a species needs to be able to share information very accurately. It doesn’t matter how much novel invention takes place, unless those inventions are replicated accurately then they die out before they can be built… Read more »

training > performance > social

Thank Goodness It’s Monday! This is my second TGIM post. Mondays for freelancers mean new opportunities. Weekends are often times to get work done when it’s quiet. Mondays are good days to take a day to reflect, as clients are usually busy going through their inboxes and catching up. So happy Monday to everyone. In…

humility is the new smart

In Humility is the New Smart, the authors put forth a new mental model and management framework, based on extensive research on what the ‘smart machine age’ (SMA) will look like. “We believe that to truly excel at the higher level thinking and emotional engagement underlying the SMA Skills requires us to engage in four… Read more »

simply PKM

PKM = personal knowledge mastery Why is PKM necessary? Most of us work with others. We cannot do everything alone. We need advice and guidance on complex matters. This requires a knowledge network. We most readily take advice from people we trust. By building a network and getting to know people with expertise we can… Read more »

leave the hierarchies to the algorithms

What happens when you connect unthinking computer programs with a culture of obedience and compliance? Algorithms run much of society and business today, from applying for a mortgage to determining which passengers to eject from an overbooked aircraft. Coupled with authoritarianism, algorithms can produce devastating results, says John Robb at Global Guerillas. “If a corporate… Read more »

friday’s good finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @curtisogden: ‘Overheard: Drucker said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. I say repeatedly that ‘Systems eat culture for lunch’. @katrynadow: “Consulting teaches you are only as good as your last gig, so reputation is critical.”… Read more »

stories connect knowledge

“Perhaps the most central thrust in KM [knowledge management] is to capture and make available, so it can be used by others in the organization, the information and knowledge that is in people’s heads as it were, and that has never been explicitly set down.” —KM World Knowledge management is a mixture of explicit and… Read more »

tetrads for sense-making

I use Marshall and Eric McLuhan’s laws of media to ask better questions about how technology affects those who use it. In the following presentation I have put together a number of tetrads, or hypotheses on the possible impact of social media, the internet, and other technologies. In summary, the laws of media state that… Read more »

online privacy and security

As the internet becomes an essential part of lives — enabling us to access government services, connect with friends, and earn a living — there are frustratingly few ways to maintain privacy or security online. Companies that control a large part of the web traffic — Google, Facebook, Amazon — can pretty much do whatever… Read more »