Automagically discover best content every day

In a buzz session at DevLearn this year, I described how Working Smarter Daily uses social signals to choose and display a fresh selection of relevant articles every morning. It’s also a dynamite research tool; you can search articles by topic, author, and/or timeframe.

What’s Under the Hood

Internet Time Alliance selects the sources from which the articles for Working Smarter Daily will be chosen. Currently, it’s tracking these blogs:

Best articles on working smarter

Best of Working Smarter Daily
November 1, 2011 to November 25, 2011

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many Continue reading

How Business Must Change — in 30 seconds


Last month, Rede Globo television in Rio interviewed me for half an hour. I covered the waterfront: radical changes in how business is conducted, social learning, informal learning, problems with schools, and economic development. Today I received a link to a broadcast which includes an excerpt of what I said. Globo cut my message to 25 seconds!

30 minutes is an impossible length for most videos. Who has that kind of time to invest? 10 minutes is too long for most videos. I’ve promoted Continue reading

Social maps

Tweetsmap plots your Twitter followers on a map of the world:

Do it. It only takes a minute. On a live version of your map, you can click to get the absolute number of followers instead of %s. I wouldn’t put too much stuck in the details. Twenty minutes ago, Tweetmap told me I had no followers in Australia; now it reports I have 160 there.

Curiously, people who read Internet Time Blog are distributed differently:

However, this is an aberration. In the last week, my blog’s had thousands Continue reading

Learning in the 21st Century Workplace

Businesses talk about speed, but they don’t take advantage of it

Organizations that don’t embrace new ways of operating and radically different approaches to corporate learning will not survive for three reasons:

  1. We’re witnessing a dizzying rate of change. Business people are being overwhelmed by the pace of progress and the explosion of knowledge.
  2. There are denser and denser interconnections afoot. Everything is getting hooked up to everything else. This increases complexity and Continue reading

Business = service

This is important.

Read my friend Dave Gray’s post, Everything is a Service.

Unlike products, services are often designed or modified as they are delivered; they are co-created with customers; and service providers must often respond in real time to customer desires and preferences. Services are contextual – where, when and how they are delivered can make a big difference. They may require specialized knowledge or skills. The value of a service comes through the interactions: it’s not Continue reading

Would you like to play a game?


Gamification means using the processes of game thinking and game mechanics to engage audiences and solve problems.

In this compelling TEDx video, Gabe Zichermann describes Generation G, the more than 100 million kids who play video games. His suggestion for understanding what’s going on: play the games with the kids. Become one with the game. Don’t fight it. This is where our faster paced world is headed. We’ve gone from Carmen Sandiego to World of Warcraft to corporate games from Nike Continue reading

Creative Learning

Creative Learning, Lisbon

My keynote offers a few provocative thoughts on boosting business productivity — hell, even just staying in the game — as relates to what we know about how people learn.

12 minute video

This led to a 45-minute Q&A. (I’ve chopped it back to 12 minutes.) I never watch anything longer than 12 minutes these days, and I suspect this way too long except for Friends of Jay.

Since I don’t have time to boil this down to the essence right now, I’ll post it Continue reading

Hult International Business School

Hult International Business School
Hult is a business school with outposts in London, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, and Shanghai. What begun as a spin out from Arthur D. little in 1964. Hult has evolved into a top-ranked school, noted for action learning where a corporation becomes the classroom.

Hult International Business School

The way Hult approaches education reminds me of the philosophy we followed when starting the University of Phoenix.

“Hult’s MBA programs are designed to suit organizations and professionals with specific industry gaps and scheduling Continue reading