I’m about halfway into Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, and I am (ahem) eating it up. My only regret is that I planned to write this book and Pollan beat me to it.
Bioteams, by Ken Thompson
Ken Thompson has written an important book, a guidebook to help companies move from vestiges of the industrial age to the rocket ride of the network era. This is Management 2.0: We are all leaders. We must keep one another informed in real time. We trust living systems to self-organize. Continue reading Ecolearning
Is this a trend?
The future of learning will be open source. You heard it here first.
By the way, this event is televised live. Lessig is on tomorrow at 3:00 Pacific.
Sad to say, many leaders cannot find time to read a book or even a lengthy article. Here, for the time-challenged, are the notes of an interviewer who chatted with me earlier this month.
It’s not about the technology.
* Boil learning down to its basics; then match up to Internet technologies.
* Continue reading Community tips for new leaders
Granovetter found that inevitably, people get their jobs through personal contacts, not personnel departments. The surprise Continue reading Weak ties
Week before last I had a chat with a reporter for the Today Show about my 23andme experiences. (Dude, you forgot to call me back for the shooting!) Since not many of us are blabbing about this, I’ll note an email that arrived tonight. It announces the addition of 29 new categories to the Gene Journal, Continue reading The Jay DNA (3)
Andy McAfee, David Weinberger, Tom Davenport, J.P. Rangaswami, John Hagel, and other Enterprise 2.0 visionaries spoke at Fast Forward 08 last week in Orlando. What a cast!
Pages on my sites link to a contact form. Email from it is supposed to go right to the top of the heap, bypassing the Spam filters.
A friend called today. Why hadn’t I responded to his email? I adopted my Sherlock Holmes persona and began looking into the dark recesses of my site. A mere 45 minutes Continue reading It’s always something
Harvard B-School Professor Andy McAfee is a web 2.0 Paul Revere, warning sleepy companies that the web is a game-changing technology that can improve their innovation, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and collective intelligence. Yesterday he presented his thinking to a couple of hundred of us in the Continue reading Andy McAfee on Enterprise 2.0
Here are two sites that save me time and money.
Free Conference Call. This morning I called a conference call with this service. I had used Free Conference Call two years ago and man-oh-man has it improved. You no longer need to schedule your calls in advance. Recording is free. Access numbers for major Continue reading Extremely simple collaboration tools