Posts Categorized: Technology

questioning technology

Automation plus the current version of corporate capitalism is creating the perfect storm for those of us commonly known as labour. Most companies and labour laws are structured around an industrial model of capital and labour. The innovation that will save human work will be new business and operating models. Common wisdom is that we… Read more »

seeing the figure through the ground

Models can give us a place to start to have a conversation in order to develop shared understanding. Mental models are one of the five disciplines of a learning organization, according to Peter Senge. I have frequently used the model of the Laws of Media developed by Marshall and Eric McLuhan which state that every… Read more »

socially mediated

Social media extend emotion, obsolesce the linearity and logic of print, retrieve orality, and when pushed to their extreme result in constant outrage. A socially networked society could reverse into a popularity contest, where our value is only measured in our mediated reputation, such as numbers of Twitter followers or LinkedIn connections. Our tribal leaders… Read more »

dark sides of social media

Ian McCarthy’s paper and slide presentation on the honeycomb of social media was part of my inspiration for creating the seven facets of enterprise sensemaking. This video explains my problem-solving process in detail. The image below is the most current version, as it has been modified since 2013.

tech career advice

Here are some questions I was asked by the organizers of the Landing Festival in Lisbon, where I will be speaking on 28/29 June 2018. How do you keep up-to-date with all the changes in the tech market? I use my professional network to help filter information for me. For example, Valdis Krebs is an… Read more »

top tools 2018

Once again, Jane Hart is asking what are your top tools for learning? You can fill out the survey, write a blog post, or email Jane your list. Check out the link and submit your vote before 21 September. All of my tools are used for personal/professional development as well as workplace learning. Some of… Read more »

ask the difficult questions

“Weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.” —Garry Kasparov The future of work will be humans augmented by machines, and those with the best processes will succeed. In How to Become a Centaur, Nicky Case… Read more »

no more email subscriptions

There are several ways to subscribe to this blog and I have just removed two: Feedburner (Google), and Webfish. This will be the last post you receive via email as I am cancelling subscriptions and deleting all subscribers in the next 24 hours. Update: There is now an email subscription service in the navigation bar…. Read more »

metrics, thy name is vanity

About a year ago I deleted Google Analytics from this website. I no longer know where visitors come from, what they find interesting, or what they click on. This has liberated my thinking and I believe has made my writing a bit better. I always wrote for myself but I would regularly peek at my… Read more »

our future is networked and feminine

TIMN is an explanatory model of how human societies have organized: first in Tribes, later with Institutions added (T+I), and in our current society where Markets dominate (T+I+M). As we enter an era where the Network form (T+I+M+N) gains dominance, most of the previous organizational forms will evolve to adapt to the new form. The… Read more »