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Newspaper Extinction Timeline | Ross Dawson: Futurist, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Strategy Advisor

Newspaper Extinction Timeline | Ross Dawson: Futurist, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Strategy Advisor | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

 This infographic was put together from the insights and predictions of futurist Ross Dawson


This framework has been seen well over 1 million times through its publication in newspapers (!) and other media outlets in over 30 countries.


It is designed to be provocative, and has certainly generated significant controversy. In general I do not believe in making specific forecasts, as the future is unpredictable. However it can be useful to be very specific, as it can sometimes generate more pointed thinking than generalities.


Certainly the news-on-paper industry needs some very focused thinking today.


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See infographic here: [http://rossdawson.com/frameworks/newspaper-extinction-timeline/]

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My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Gideon Rosenblatt from Alchemy of Change gives an inspiring talk on The Soulful Company


**Watch the TEDxRainier talk on ' -- a new generation of firms that won't just tap the soul, but feed it too.


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See video here: [http://www.alchemyofchange.net/tedxrainier/]

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:40 PM

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:29 PM

We will hear more about leading from the heart.

janlgordon's comment, December 22, 2013 9:40 PM
Marty, thank you for sharing this, it's an excellent talk and Gideon is doing some very important work in the world!
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Innovation Starts with Empathy

This wonderful piece was written by Dev Patnaik, author of Wired to Care. I selected it because I think this is so important and a mindset that all businesses should have to be successful in today's marketplace.  By developing deep connections with those who you serve, makes what you do more rewarding personally as well as financially. 


"The importance of developing deep connections with the people you serve".


This paragraph gives you the essence of the article.


This isn’t about market research. It’s not about the Voice of the Customer. It’s about strategy and culture. Imagine a place where every person has the same intuitive connection to the world — not just the folks in marketing and design, but the people who work in finance, too. And in HR. And legal.


The line between inside and outside the company starts to blur.


**Rather than seeing yourselves and your customers as us and them, you start to see yourselves as part of the same tribe.


**You start to think like your customers and feel confident enough to rely on your intuition.


**You find yourself anticipating what real people are up to and what they’re looking for from you. The effects can be profound.


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Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/ylg2yA]

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TEDxSF - Louie Schwartzberg - Gratitude

This is one of the most inspiring Ted Talks - it is definitely worth your time. Turn off your devices and give yourself this gift today.


Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking images....


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Promoting innovation by understanding people

Promoting innovation by understanding people | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Jose Baldaia because  what he says here is so important because it is a mindset that companies must adopt if they want to thrive in business today.


Hi uses this quote from Marty Neumeier that really captures the essence of what he's saying.


“A company can’t will itself to be agile. Agility is an emergent property that appears when an organization has the right mindset, the right skills, and the ability to multiply those skills through collaboration. To count agility as a core competence, you have to embed it into the culture. You have to encourage an enterprise wide appetite for radical ideas. You have to keep the company in a constant state of inventiveness. It’s one thing to inject a company with inventiveness. It’s another thing to build a company on inventiveness.”


Here's an excerpt that caught my attention:


"Design thinking is, intrinsically, a prototyping process that feeds the deep understanding of what people want and enjoy (or not) about the way things are done, made, distributed, etc.


**That is, design thinking try to understand people as a whole when performing a specific activity, not just what they do, but how they feel and how it is that their needs connect to other situations in their life.


**Through design thinking, innovations do not come from incremental adjustments. They arise from the work of interdisciplinary teams of T shaped people, constantly encouraged to fail early to be able to respond to changing market conditions.


**It is essential to look beyond what is, and see what could be, using the imagination to generate entirely new solutions and identify what will drive the success of the solutions.


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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education [Videos]

How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education [Videos] | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Absolutely fascinating - Maria Popova from her blog Brainpickings brings us  Cathy Davidson, founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, who has written a thought provoking new book,  Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn — a meditation on how “attention blindness” the peculiar phenomenon illustrated by Harvard’s famous invisible gorilla experiment, (which is shown in one of the videos in this post) has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplaces.


"As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see. The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.” ~ Cathy Davidson


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See full article and videos here: [http://bit.ly/u3Anrz]

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Networked Society 'On the Brink' - Emerging Opportunities Enabled by Technology [Video]

On The Brink is a discussion the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud.


**Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society.


**Concepts such as borderless opportunities and creativity, new open business models, and today's 'dumb society' are brought up and discussed.


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Click here to see the video: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7cuatm_bqw&feature=youtu.be]

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janlgordon's comment, November 7, 2011 2:41 PM
Hi Oliver, Pretty amazing stuff right? It really gets one thinking about at all the possibilities, innovation and things that haven't even been created yet. Exciting times to say the least:-)
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Generation Flux: The Pioneers Of The New Chaotic Frontier Of Business

Generation Flux: The Pioneers Of The New Chaotic Frontier Of Business | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This timely and relevant article was written by Robert Safien a staff writer for Fast Company


"The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive--and perhaps even thrive".


My commentary:


Reading this is unsettling, exciting, challenging and most of all, there are no concrete answers, no formula, no roadmap. Those people and/or organizations that are comfortable with ambiguity and chaos will survive.  Lots to digest, worth your time. If you don't have time to read the whole article, I've captured the key points and what you should pay attention to.


The author refers to Generation Flux who are the pioneers leading the way in this era of chaos.  People that fall into this category can be any age and from any industry.


The following quote from


At age 19, Pete Cashmore founded a tech blog in Scotland which grew into a monster site for social news.  Now 26 and CEO of that site, Mashable, he  sets the tone for the mindset of this group and what this article is all about with the following quote:


"I don't have any personal challenges about throwing away the past. If you're not changing, you're giving others a chance to catch up."


Mashable has more than 2 million Twitter followers.


Here's a synopsis:


Any business that ignores these transformations does so at its own peril. Despite recession, currency crises, and tremors of financial instability, the pace of disruption is roaring ahead.


**The frictionless spread of information and the expansion of personal, corporate, and global networks have plenty of room to run. And here's the conundrum:


**When business people search for the right forecast--the road map and model that will define the next era--no credible long-term picture emerges.


**There is one certainty, however. The next decade or two will be defined more by fluidity than by any new, settled paradigm


**if there is a pattern to all this, it is that there is no pattern. The most valuable insight is that we are, in a critical sense, in a time of chaos.


Takeaway:


To flourish requires a new kind of openness. More than 150 years ago, Charles Darwin foreshadowed this era in his description of natural selection: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives; nor the most intelligent that survives.


****"It is the one that is most adaptable to change." As we traverse this treacherous, exciting bridge to tomorrow, there is no clearer message than that.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/AeiVf6]

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 9, 2012 10:05 PM
Great article Jan! Thanks for curating it. I very much enjoyed the read -- it's an accurate description of today and the future.
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Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk at TEDxBrussels he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming.
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SOPA – A symptom of something much bigger | What Would The Internet Do?

SOPA – A symptom of something much bigger | What Would The Internet Do? | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it
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First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Official transcript at http://sivers.org/ff --- If you've learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let's watch a movement happen, start to ...
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Want To Be The 'Go-To' Brand in 2012? Create & Curate Content

Want To Be The 'Go-To' Brand in 2012? Create & Curate Content | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece was written in May of 2011 by Pawan Deshpande, CEO of HiveFire. I'm curating this on 12/31/11, New Year's eve day.


Great article, 2012 will be a signicant year for content curation!


Here’s what caught my attention:


****Industry experts and analysts have begun to focus on content curation as a key marketing strategy.


**** “Content curation has emerged as one of the highest potential enterprise tools for B2B marketers to draw and engage specific audiences,” said Susan McKittrick of the Patricia Seybold Group, who has conducted several in-depth reports examining the growth of content curation within the realm of marketing.


In February, 2011, **(It will be interesting to see what these statistics are today as we approach 2012). HiveFire surveyed more than 150 marketing professionals; our data supported McKittrick’s insights:


**Forty-eight percent of marketers are already employing content curation in some form or another


**58 percent of those surveyed who are curating content are mixing both original and third-party content, which solidifies the curator’s credibility among its audience


**Robert Davis, PJA Advertising’s senior vice president of digital marketing, believes that employing a content-curation strategy--in particular, curating third-party content--is essential for increasing a brand’s influence and position as a thought leader in its space.

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**You need to put yourself into the mindset of a publisher by writing blog articles, producing podcasts, and authoring e-books and whitepapers.


**It helps marketers find, highlight, build on, and share relevant, timely information of keen interest to an audience.


****Curated content becomes the source information for lead nurturing, social media engagement, thought leadership positioning, community cultivation, and drawing organic search traffic.”


**When creating content for your brand, you are helping to educate your prospects only through vendor content.


**Without content from outside experts and peer groups, they are left on their own, out of your reach, to find it themselves.


**While most marketers understand the need to produce content, there is more that can be done to position your brand as the “go-to” source for your industry.


**Curation can help marketers produce and share better, prospect-engaging content by presenting a broader selection of peer, vendor, and expert sources in the context of a company’s brand.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond


Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/rOEnZG]

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12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead

12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Ross Dawson, who is someone I always listen to. The slideshow is a bit hard to read but there is text that addresses the 12 themes for 2012.


What particularly caught my attention was:


CROWD WORK


**In a connected world labor is a global game, and talent can be anywhere.


**Small businesses are now able to draw on low-cost skilled workers to extend their capabilities and grow faster.


**Large companies, from Procter & Gamble and IBM down, are recognizing that even they need to go beyond their employees to innovate fast enough.


****Creative industries and now media companies are drawing on crowds to generate ideas and content. Service marketplaces such as oDesk and


**Freelancer.com have already brokered over $1 billion of work.


EVERYTHING SOCIAL


**It is just over five years since Facebook was opened to the general public on September 26, 2006, finally making social networking an activity that transcended all demographic divides.


**There are now well over 1 billion people active on social networks around the world.


**Almost everything will be social, including organizational work processes, government policy and service delivery, shopping, school and adult education, job search, music, and almost every aspect of media.


**This explosion will create a social divide, with at one end of the spectrum the oversharers who live completely connected lives, while at the other extreme many will choose opt out of the social world, in many cases cutting themselves off from career and personal opportunities.


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Is This The Future of Touchscreen Tech? New Video Will Blow Your Mind

Is This The Future of Touchscreen Tech? New Video Will Blow Your Mind | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Samantha Murphy for Mashable.


Intro:


Want to see what the future could look like?


Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning has unveiled a follow-up YouTube video to its wildly successful “A Day Made of Glass,” providing another look into what the future could be like with the growth of glass touchscreen interfaces, from innovative chalkboards and activity tables in classrooms to uses for it in hospitals.


Corning released two versions of “A Day Made of Glass 2″ — one with a narrator and another, abbreviated version without commentary — the video follows the life of young Amy and her family as they go through their day using various products made of glass.


Amy does classwork on a glass tablet, controls the temperature of the car from the backseat and even attends a field trip at the Redwood Forrest with an interactive signage that brings learning to life.


Her teacher also works with students on interactive touchscreen activity tables. Corning expects these activity tables to be rolled out in the near future.


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See Video and article here: [http://mashable.com/2012/02/03/day-of-glass/]


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Informal coalitions: Reframing leadership – Seven would-be shifts in how we think and talk about leadership practice

Here, I want to challenge these established conceptions of what's actually going on in organizations - and what that means in terms of the ways in which we think and talk about leadership practice. I've therefore set out below seven possible shifts in the ways that we conventionally make sense of leadership in organizations. And, as suggested in Informal Coalitions, if the conversations change so will the outcomes that emerge.


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Memories of emotional experiences are a source of creativity

Memories of emotional experiences are a source of creativity | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This thought provoking piece was written by Jose Baldaia


“It is the overall experience that matters. And it starts from when you hear about a product … experience is more memory-based than reality. If your product is wonderful, memory you excuse all sorts of incidental things. “– Don Norman


This statement can be both true for the product and services or perhaps because of its nature most notorious in services.


Throughout our life, through experience, we build meaning, values and memories as we build up our knowledge. Past experiences, including our emotional experiences, contribute to the formation of the “self”.

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12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

I selected this piece written by Michael Michalko for Psychology because I think the author sets the tone and creates a nice framework for the creative process.


Here's one thing that caught my attention:


**Your brain is not a computer. Your brain is a dynamic system that evolves its patterns of activity rather than computes them like a computer.


**It thrives on the creative energy of feedback from experiences real or fictional. You can synthesize experience; literally create it in your own imagination.


**The human brain cannot tell the difference between an "actual" experience and an experience imagined vividly and in detail.


**This discovery is what enabled Albert Einstein to create his thought experiments with imaginary scenarios that led to his revolutionary ideas about space and time.


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How Do We Harness the Innovation Potential of our Networks?

How Do We Harness the Innovation Potential of our Networks? | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Venessa Miemis is a pioneer and change agent, and every one of her posts is part of a mindset that is essential for anyone who wants to thrive in this new world.  I selected this piece because it is something that I am struggling with now, perhaps you are too.  There are great insights, and suggestions on how to create relationships that are empowering and productive.


Here's an excerpt:


**we embrace the gifts, skills and capacities of the individuals in the community


**We pursue common goals and not the goals of just one or two people who come forward but find a way to let everyone be heard


Only in the past few months have I heard this term “asset mapping” as a needed tool to surface hidden but available value, bootstrap communities, and get things done.


I could go on and on but want you to read the article.


My commentary:


I personally belong to private groups on Facebook, have various affiliations on other networks and I am continually struggling with the following:


**the ability to manage time constraints,  (how can I possibly be on 10 networks, be on tweetchats at night)


** do my work which is very time consuming


**find time to eat and sleep and still have time for my wonderful life offline


**come together with these people and create something meaningful. I'm living in the question, what comes next........


I feel a responsibilty to other members to do my part and contribute in ways that I feel can help move things forward.


**As a content curator, I can bring articles like this to the attention of others


**It is my hope this will stimulate discussions


**introduce new ways of looking at things 


**create tools and resources for us to function in a more cohesive manner


**make a difference in whatever way we see fit and create dynamic, meaningful relationships both within and outside of these communities


**Work together to help others grow and change


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The Power of Conversation; the Potential of Collaboration

The Power of Conversation; the Potential of Collaboration | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

"Bringing together brain power and tapping into collective experience and capabilities can be an incredibly helpful thing to do when resources are slim. Not only does it mean that ideas and questions come out into the open, the possibility of collaboration comes up as well."

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Building Your Tribe on Social Media With Purpose

Building Your Tribe on Social Media With Purpose | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

"Have you been strolling and chatting a little too long on the digital market square? Did it feel like oversharing?"

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Draft discussion paper on Collective Intelligence

Draft discussion paper on Collective Intelligence | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

"Would you like to contribute to our draft paper on Collective Intelligence ? Click the link below to go to Google Docs where you can post comments inside the document and share it with others. This is a working paper on Collective Intelligence ."


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Reconciling Attention Scarcity with Cognitive Surplus

Reconciling Attention Scarcity with Cognitive Surplus | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Gregory Rader


 

 

Attention scarcity would seem to posit that people generally have a shortage of attention,

 

**yet cognitive surplus suggests there exists a vast reservoir of attention waiting to be redirected towards crowdsourcing platforms and other user generated content.

 

** If we are all short of attention where is this vast reservoir?

 

Summary

 

**Cognitive surplus is created when higher value attention demands are introduced

 

**Incumbent, lower value attention demanders face attention scarcity

 

**As innovators offer higher levels of value that increasingly help users find meaning and purpose, some 




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ID and Other Reflections: Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID and Other Reflections: Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

This thought-provoking post was written by Sahana Chattopadhyay. She has brilliantly addressed John Hagel's post about the erosion of trust in business. It makes you think, it raises questions about how we can proceed and work effectively communicating and working through social platforms as opposed to face to face and all the implications of long distance relationships. How do you trust a stranger clear across the world you've never met.

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Ross Dawson says 2012 Will Be a Year for Social & Technological Transformation

Ross Dawson says 2012 Will Be a Year for Social & Technological Transformation | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Futurist Ross Dawson talks about the changes set to take place in 2012 and how to best prepare for social and technological transformations.


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See interview here: [http://yhoo.it/upUYw5]

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