Employee Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement by Heather Wolpert-Gawron Image credit: iStockphoto Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement is is an excellent essay on how to improve student engagement in the classroom. It is highly recommended. It is so darn great it was modulated for lifelong learning and employee engagement. It elaborates the critical leadership principles for sustained business innovation. It’s…

Historical Quotes

  “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” — Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” — Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943 “I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and walked with the best…

11 Simple Rules

1. Think first of the other fellow. This is THE foundation — the first requisite — for getting along with others. And it is the one truly difficult accomplishment you must make. Gaining this, the rest will be “a breeze.” 2. Build up the other person’s sense of importance. When we make the other person…

IoT Explained

The Internet of Things (IoT) is very, very simple. It is easy to describe. IoT is Internet devices consisting of sensors, embedded computing and radios that create value. Period. It is the essential model, the required technologies. Devices without sensors + computing + radios are NOT ‘Things.’ Absent Things there is no IoT. Capiche? Simple.…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. IoT will impact all dimensions of business, education, government, military and civil society. IoT propels Colabria’s traditional action/research initiatives and enterprise advisory activities. At Colabria we recently completed a confidential, multi-year research study of Enterprise IoT. (It’s why things have been so quiet.) The sponsors were CIOs…

Nobel Prize

Thomson Reuters just released their annual forecast of potential winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in each category: chemistry, physics, medicine, and economics. Excerpt:  “Mark S. Granovetter at Stanford University is more of a sociologist than an economist, but his innovative work in economic sociology has landed him on Thomson Reuters’ list of contenders for the…

Global Forum

  Welcome to the Global Forum/Shaping the Future 2014 in Geneva! The Global Forum 2014 is taking place on November Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th in Geneva, Switzerland at the CICG – International Conference Center of Geneva. This 23rd edition benefits of the support of the State Chancellery of Geneva as well as international entities…

Distributed Collaboration Summit

Collaborative Strategies Introduces First Ever Distributed Collaboration Summit Conference Promises to Deliver Latest Insights Into Collaboration and Distributed Teams in the New Workplace SAN MATEO, CALIF. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Research firm Collaboration Strategies, Inc. will bring together industry leaders at its inaugural Distributed Collaboration Summit (DCS), Jan. 15 and 16, 2015. The two-day conference…

The Future Declassified

  The Future Declassified by Mathew Burrows hosted by Paul Saffo   Tuesday September 23, 02014 7:30pm The Interval Fort Mason, San Francisco Advanced Tickets (limited number) The volatility of today’s world is apparent just by reviewing the day’s headlines. Across the globe, the pressures of population growth, environmental change, and constant technological disruption are just…

Network Life

Please find below some worthwhile learning experiences for networks. These massive open online courses (MOOCs) will help make sense of our Network Life. Recommended by Colabria. Networked Life University of Pennsylvania Begins September 1, 2014 Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes Princeton University Begins September 15, 2014 Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis Stanford University…

Early Stage Financial Tech

Trends in Early Stage Financial Tech a seminar presented by seedchange Eventbrite Registration Rqr’d: http://bit.ly/1zsZ5XG  Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 6-8pm Agenda  6-6:15pm Welcome & Conversation 6:15-7pm The Mascot Wine Tasting with Will Harlan 7-7:30pm Discussion on Trends in Early Stage Financial Technology with: • Deepak Gupta (Managing Director at seedchange, Mentor at 500 Startups & VegasTechFund) • Joe Caminiti (Managing Director at seedchange, previously BlackRock and…

Managing the Situated Present

  Managing the Situated Present By Dave Snowden  •  July 30, 2014   Probably the most important phrase in The Children’s Party Story is the conclusion: We manage the emergence of beneficial coherence within attractors, within boundaries.   That simple phrase packs a lot of meaning and potential.   Key to it is the idea of managing the situated present.  To unpack…

Complexity Digest June 2014

  Good Fences: The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Peaceful Coexistence We consider the conditions of peace and violence among ethnic groups, testing a theory designed to predict the locations of violence and interventions that can promote peace. Characterizing the model’s success in predicting peace requires examples where peace prevails despite diversity. Switzerland is recognized…

Supernetworks

The human understanding and relationship with networks is advancing at a breathtaking pace. The progression is so fast we are nearing The Network Singularity: an explosion of extraordinary network comprehension delivering an exceptionally new understanding of our world. People will inhabit new Supernetworks. Already, today, we depend on them for life and prosperity. Here are…