Posts By: Harold Jarche

“we have moved to an era of post-ideology”

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @JohnRobb — “Significant philanthropic activity is a good indicator that you live in a dysfunctional society.” @White_Owly — “It’s easy to criticise the system after you’ve made enough money from it to last a lifetime.”… Read more »

complex networks of trust

What is innovation? — it is not so much about having ideas as it is about connecting and nurturing ideas. “History tells us that innovation is an outcome of a massive collective effort — not just from a narrow group of young white men in California.” —Mariana Mazzucato Markets do not work in isolation from… Read more »

our common humanity

In the book Blueprint, Nicholas Christakis identified a ‘social suite’ — a range of eight traits that are common among all human societies, though not always manifested in the same way — based on broad historical and anthropological research. Individual identity Family love In-group bias Friendship Cooperation Egalitarianism Social networks Social learning A similar ethnographic… Read more »

in spite of the stupid

I have frequently said that leadership today is helping make our networks smarter. Much of what we are is a direct effect of who we know and interact with. Our social networks have significant influence on who we are. “Most of us are already aware of the direct effect we have on our friends and… Read more »

bots and spam

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Not in a box. Not with a fox. Not in a house. Not with a mouse. I would not [retweet] them here or there. I would not [retweet] them anywhere. I would not [retweet the… Read more »

we are the internet

I read the The Cluetrain Manifesto online in 1999, and later purchased the book. Even though the authors stated that it was not a business book, it provided a good lens though which to view our networked world at the time. I did not agree with all the theses but the book was still worth… Read more »

solving problems together

Most situations at work can be considered from the perspective of — is this a known problem or not? If it’s known, then the answer can be looked up or the best person can be found to deal with it. The answer may even have been automated or outsourced. Known problems require access to the… Read more »

workplace learning — yesterday, today, tomorrow

Ten years ago — workplace learning in 10 years — I wrote that in 2019 much of the workforce will be distributed in time & space as well as in engagement. I also projected that work and learning will continue to blend while stand-up training will be challenged by the ever-present back channel. I predicted… Read more »

mapping stories

This past week I have been reading interview transcripts for a client. After reading several of these 20-page documents it became clear what was able to hold my attention — stories, especially first person accounts. I also remember the stories much better than the general discussions or advice given. One of the simplest definitions of… Read more »

power, sex, laws, and empathy

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Leadership is a serious meddling in the lives of others. Managers/leaders with poor self-awareness and not knowing how their behaviour affects staff do not get the best out of their teams.” —@shauncoffey Was humanity simply… Read more »