When information is not scarce, what does it mean to know?

Another very interesting video here from the folks at Kansas State University that did the Academia 2.0 post and initial response.  (BTW, the first video on the linked page IS the Academia 2.0 video, so be sure scroll down to the second video.)  Similar to the first video, this additional one raises huge and important questions about…

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Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 3: Strategies for Reinforcing Loops and the Hive Mind

Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Here’s a conundrum: if knowledge is personal, how do I benefit from what you "know"?  One, if you help me learn you can reduce the transaction costs for…

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Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 2: Knowledge is personal

Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg In the natural world, few (if any) things grow without limits.  In the case of information volume, one of those limits may be our ability to turn information…

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Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 1: Education Inflation

Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Education Inflation  Most of us are familiar with the rising cost of education/tuition (at least for those of us in the US).  Yes, it’s an uncomfortable reality, but…

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Build to last is dead, speed rules, competency is currency. Resistance is futile.

Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , adaptive , change , decision making , learning , context aware , cyborg An email exchange with a few colleauges last night, including Chris Bernard and Josh Holmes, got me thinking about the network as platform concept.  I went on a bit of rant, and Chris suggested I…

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Learning to thrive in times of accelerating change

Technorati Tags: continuous learning , systems thinking , adaptive , change , learning Over the last couple of years I’ve often heard about the need for a "sense and respond" capability — to sense what’s happening in our businesses and to respond in a timely, effective way.  I believe these capabilities will be increasingly valuable…

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A GREAT collection of Lean Software Development Info

Technorati Tags: systems thinking , lean manufacturing , lean , six sigma , learning , software development methods I just stumbled across Brad Appleton’s fantastic collection of resources on Lean and Agile software development.  Books, presentations, articles and papers, websites and blogs…  this is a gold mine for any one who wants to deepen their…

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The Best Payback in Technology History... Think you know what it is???

Hmmm…. How about a giant ERP system?  🙂  Nope.   Internet Explorer?  Windows Mobile?  Getting closer, but those are only “honorable mention” in my book.   If you’re a company with a large investments in ERP and Line of Business (LOB) applications, my vote for the best technology payback the computing world has ever seen is the new Microsoft Office.  Really.  Thanks to…

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Why bother with lean? Because it Rocks!!

  My last post left off with the following set of questions:  Why bother with lean?  Really, why would we want to imitate an old and slow industry like manufacturing?  Especially given it’s long and steady decline in the United States.  With the acceleating pace of change in the world, we need new ideas that…

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