Liked filter success

If we are to rely less on machines and more on fellow humans we will have to put more effort into our knowledge filtering. Inside large companies, human filters can be identified, promoted, and supported. The identification of knowledgeable people should be an important management function. The organization can also help people to codify some of their knowledge, especially through stories. I have noted before thatย stories connect knowledge. Stories can provide the contextual glue, holding information together in some semblance of order for our brains to process into knowledge. Stories also help to develop empathy and in the longer term, trust. Knowledge in trusted networks flows faster.

Replied to citizen-learners

Social learning can help us counter the negative effects of platform capitalism. Collectively we are smarter than any corporation. Learning through communities of practice and knowledge networks enables us to make collective sense.

Harold, I am not disagreeing with the power of PLN, my question though is how this really pushes back on platform capitalism when it is very much ingrained within platform capitalism? I am reminded of Althusser’s statement that we are always already interpolated. Sometimes I wonder if blog comments exist outside of all this, but is / Automattic any different to other platforms? Lately, I have tried to own my presence by posting everything from my own site. However, I am still sceptical of the maturity of this as a means of pushing back.
Liked range & inefficiency

Diversity is the key to learning and creativity, and overall success in pretty well all fields of work. Successful professional networks allow for easy movement of individuals, porous departmental boundaries, and cross-disciplinary cooperation. Itโ€™s all about โ€˜range and inefficiencyโ€™.

Harold Jarche reflects on David Epstein’s book Range.
Replied to the dark side of communities

Not all groups are for the good of society. Not all communities are there to promote democracy. We should all be aware of the dark sides of communities.

Harold, your point about negative communities. I like Ton’s point about connection to the outside air prevents the growth of negative communities. However, I wonder if connection with the outside is sometimes used to publicise and promote the negative ideas, rather than debate and discuss?
Bookmarked meetings, bloody meetings

My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. The Orders Format was something any officer could recite from memory. During officer training we were shown the 1976 John Cleese film, which was updated in 1993 โ€” Meetings, Bloody…

Harold Jarche discusses meetings, their purpose and how they are often abused.
Bookmarked What is innovation?

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, itโ€™s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes.
Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people.
โ€œAn innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or…

Harold Jarche reflect on twelve years engaging with innovation. He discusses the importance of connections and working through a process. It is interesting to read this alongside Rolin Moe’s historical discussion of innovation.
Replied to no more email subscriptions (

There are several ways to subscribe to this blog and I have just removed two: Feedburner (Google), and Webfish.
This will be the last post you receive via email as I am cancelling subscriptions and deleting all subscribers in the next 24 hours.

Why am I doing this?
1. I do not agree with Googleโ€™s…

Harold, you have me thinking about my use of email. I think that I will maintain my email related to my newsletter. However, I am wondering about my blog(s).

Another option you didn’t include in following blogs via email is IFTTT.