Posts By: Harold Jarche

weird stuff

Fiction sometimes explains reality in a much better way. “Corvallis had asked the usual questions about job title and job description. Richard [CEO] had answered simply, “Weird stuff.” When this proved unsatisfactory to the company’s ISO-compliant HR department, Richard had been forced to go downstairs and expand upon it. In a memorable, extemporaneous work of… Read more »

chocolate over broccoli

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @csessums — “My new favorite definition of Gamification — the process of pouring behaviorist chocolate over instructionist broccoli. Via @bjfr.” @white_owly — “A lecturer told us a story of a woman who had lived… Read more »

power shifts

“The illiterate of the 21st Century are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” ―Alvin Toffler, I read Toffler’s book, Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century, shortly after it was published in 1990. He saw a shift in power developing due… Read more »

innovating with pkm

Last month I published the latest e-book in the perpetual beta series (163 pages) which is focused on actionable insights for working and learning in a networked world. I have extracted the 23 pages of Chapter 7 on personal knowledge mastery to provide an idea of what the remaining chapters in the book look like… Read more »

connecting knowledge

In early March I wrote how I was making sense of our digital world at the beginning of this pandemic. Some of my practices have held but after six months, some have changed. For example I see information from the WHO and CDC as lagging indicators, and no longer my first stop to find out… Read more »

six months later

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Dr. Dipshikha Ghosh — “A 28yo woman died of post-covid myocarditis today. She was asymptomatic and treated at home and then developed complications after being declared negative. Let that sink in.” Learning to live… Read more »

an exploratory

On 30 September I will be participating in a series of exploratory sessions with Dave Snowden — learning & sense-making in uncertainty and continuous flux and I have discussed some of the concepts previously in sensemaking in uncertainty. Dave Snowden and Harold Jarche have been exploring different aspects of learning, knowledge management and innovation for decades…. Read more »

sensemaking in uncertainty

When the pandemic broke out, the situation was generally chaotic and the best response was to act firmly, such as establish a lock-down as soon as possible. “In the chaotic domain, a leader’s immediate job is not to discover patterns but to stanch the bleeding. A leader must first act to establish order, then sense… Read more »

working smarter with pkm — transcripts

I have a series of three 3-minute videos presenting the personal knowledge mastery framework. They are supported by the Working Smarter with PKM field guide. The videos and the transcripts, for those who prefer to read rather than watch, are here. Working Smarter with PKM (3 minute videos) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

push-button education

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Any idiot can impose and exercise control. It takes genius to elicit freedom and release creativity.” —@DeeWHock “LinkedIn is bragging that ‘member engagement has hit a record high’, which I’m sure is due to… Read more »