Posts By: Harold Jarche

helping make the network smarter

In what is likely the best example of my mantra that ‘work is learning and learning is the work’, Nokia’s CEO Risto Siilasmaa describes how he learned about machine learning because everyone was talking about it but he still did not understand it enough to describe it. Frustrated, he was acting like many of his… Read more »

adapting to constant change

Perpetual Beta The future of [human] work is perpetual beta: adapting to constant change while still getting things done. “Basically: technological innovation and artificial intelligence are going to accelerate at a pace we’ve yet to really comprehend. (Fifteen years ago, Facebook wasn’t even around. Now it’s so efficient at micro-targeting that it helped sway a… Read more »

learning as we work

In an essay on cognitive coaching, Gary Klein recommends six mind shifts that trainers can use to help improve cognitive skills. From criticism to curiosity From following procedures to gaining tacit knowledge From getting through the material to encouraging curiosity From providing thorough explanations to providing focused explanations From explaining to discovering From evaluating to… Read more »

post-modernity: a way-station to the future

The TIMN Model describes how people have organized through history — first we lived as Tribes, then Institutions (church & state) dominated, and now Markets reign supreme. Each new form did not obsolesce the previous ones, but did change them. For example, tribes and clans have less influence over global markets than stock exchanges do…. Read more »

from modernity to meta-modernity

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “I should have followed Ni Kuang’s process for doing work. Get paid first, deliver on time but absolutely no rewrites. That’s your business. Genius.” —@ActivateLearn “Freelancing is a tightrope act of sharing and protecting… Read more »

contradictions and creative desperation

In my last post on continuous learning for collaboration, I mentioned that one of the primary reasons to promote learning at work is because it is directly linked to innovation. Gary Klein examined 120 case studies and in, Seeing What Others Don’t, identified five ways that we gain insight. Curiosity Connections Coincidences Contradictions Creative Desperation

continuous learning for collaboration

For the eleventh consecutive year, Jane Hart has polled thousands of respondents and asked what are their Top Tools for Learning. I contributed my own list of tools once again this year. In addition to the extensive list, complete with Jane’s observations and insights, she provides an interesting look at ten of the emerging trends…. Read more »

toward distributed governance

Last year I wrote a post — cities & the future of work — as an introduction to my session with the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland. I have been invited back to Helsinki this year to further discuss some issues around reforming the government’s operating practices particularly moving toward a more collaborative culture. In… Read more »

staying alive in the modern world

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds “I’m convinced that people think freelancers have their lives funded by some kind of freelancing fairy, and that invoices are therefore an exercise in comedy.” —WhiteOwl “AI makes us more powerful. It doesn’t make… Read more »

a personal learning model

The Seek > Sense > Share framework of personal knowledge mastery was the result of many iterations over almost 15 years. It is simple to understand but under it are many layers. You can keep digging for a lifetime as each part reveals deeper aspects — algorithms, heuristics, complexity, critical thinking, media literacy, cognitive load… Read more »