Posts By: Harold Jarche

top tools 2020

Every year, Jane Hart asks, “What are the most popular, useful, valuable, digital tools for learning?” and this year has added, “How has lockdown affected the tools used for learning and development in 2020?” Everyone can add their voice, and voting ends 21 August. In my case, the tools I use for learning have not… Read more »

sense before stories

Beware the storytellers and praise the sensemakers. In story skepticism (2016) I suggested that while storytelling skills may be important, a critical network era skill will be the ability to deconstruct stories. When it comes to this pandemic, there is no shortage of stories. The emotional, shocking, or fantastic stories get all the attention. The… Read more »

we need better learners

The global pandemic is a wake up call and an opportunity. It has shocked our triform (Tribes +Institutions +Markets) economy and society. Over the past two decades we have seen many experiments and movements toward a more equitable, sustainable way of living on this planet (+Networks). We have made the rules for how we are… Read more »

closed and crowded

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Only a few know how much one must know, to know how little one knows.” —Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) “Remember, always, that everything you know, and everything everyone knows, is only a model. Get your… Read more »

writing in your own voice

A good portion of the workforce has now had a taste of distributed work (I prefer this term to ‘remote work’ which has a connotation of a central location and a number of remote workplaces). And most people, for the most part would like to have an option to work away from the office, as… Read more »

perpetual beta 2020

For 16 years my primary sensemaking medium has been this blog. This is where half-baked thoughts get tested, changed, and recombined. They reflect my interactions on social media, experiences through professional engagements, and conversations with colleagues around the world. The final part of my Seek > Sense > Share PKM practice is to put it… Read more »

stories for the network age

The TIMN model [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] developed by David Ronfeldt has influenced much of my own work in looking at how we are moving toward a network society and must create organizational forms that are beyond national governments and beyond markets. Even combining the efforts of civil society, governments, and markets… Read more »

non-violence + 3.5%

How many people does it take to change an organization or a society? Minority groups need 25% to influence the majority in a society. But it only takes 10% if the group is committed with unshakeable belief. Inside an organization, the right mix of people requires only 3% to influence 85% of their colleagues. There… Read more »

meaningful finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Rosalyn Yalow — “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning, you’re not old.” Aristotle — “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to… Read more »

cynefin

This is a retrospective on how my work has been influenced by the Cynefin framework, which I first came across in late 2007, many years after it had been originally published in 1999 — the same year as The Cluetrain Manifesto. After reading some of the background information, I concluded there is no single best… Read more »