Posts By: Harold Jarche

the energy to refute

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “One day historians will view ant-vaxxers the same way they viewed climate deniers and those who drowned women because they were witches.” —@DavidPrice “When the virus is circulating in… Read more »

convening the right people

I have often said that a critical role for people in leadership positions today is helping make the network smarter. In a recent blog post, the author discusses another critical aspect of leadership — convening the right people — and uses the example of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Leadership in a collective or networked world… Read more »

filtering out the crap

“ninety percent of everything is crap” —Sturgeon’s Revelation “Twitter is often derided as a forum for gossip and nonsense, which it also is. But I find more serious discussion of critical issues, more sources shared and claims checked here than in most of the mainstream media.” —George Monbiot While 90% of what is shared on… Read more »

a labour of love

I have mentioned over the years that you have to own your data and that many online platforms are set up for crowd-milking. One of the latest platforms for writers to make-it-rich is Substack, where the top writers may earn six figures. Substack lets writers set up paid subscriptions and takes 10 percent. However, the… Read more »

the last fortnight

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. The next Friday’s Finds post will be on 24 September, as these will now be posted the last Friday of each month. “Twitter is a place where you can watch people who don’t read… Read more »

the social sweet spot

Continued from — social learning powers distributed work. Social learning is about people in trusted relationships sharing and building collective knowledge. It is part of our common evolutionarily developed ‘social suite’. In Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of A Good Society, Nicholas Christakis argues that this coevolution has equipped us with a “social suite” of traits… Read more »

social learning powers distributed work

Distributed work is here to stay, because many people like it, the pandemic is not over and there will be others, and market forces will seek to maximize profits and reduce labour costs. But Zoom calls all day are not going to create work environments where knowledge workers can deal with complex problems or create… Read more »

we have met the enemy

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. The Twitter Paradox — “I loathe the fact that Twitter is a place where I am exposed to profound thoughts and new experiences, as well as a breeding ground for hate and harassment.” —@TheWorstDev… Read more »

top tools 2021

Every year, Jane Hart asks, “What are the most popular digital tools for learning and why?”. This is the fifteenth year Jane asked this question — and compiled the results into a valuable resource — and this is my tenth year responding. Once again my responses have not changed much from my 2020 tools list…. Read more »

learning with others

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. After a two-week hiatus I will slowly get back to more regular blogging. @PicardTips — “Picard management tip: Keep group meetings short. Take your time with one-on-ones.” @DThom_ — “Universities: let’s be leaders and… Read more »