John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown (also known as JSB) is a researcher who specializes in organizational studies with a particular bent towards the organizational implications of computer-supported activities. Today he calls himself Chief of Confusion, helping people ask the right questions, trying to make a difference through his work- speaking, writing, teaching.

Where Social Learning is Stuck Today

Do you know the story of the elephant and the twig? It’s the tragedy of social learning: the possible is just not thinkable.

Social Media is a Project Accelerator

A bold prediction for 2013: social media is here to stay and it will improve the way you manage projects.

Education 3.0

Learning should not be organized around a training event. It should be the other way around.

The Education Revolution (Part 7): The Role of the Educator

If you are as serious about learning and the generations ahead as us, you should take your time to absorb the insights and surf the abundance of links.

E Qwè?! – My Quest for Relevance ( #smc2010 congress )

There is no point in being relevant when you don’t have the permission to access the community you want to address. Relevance is a matter of co-creation, and this requires permission first.

The Education Revolution (part 6): The 21st Century Learner

This video is so fundamental for us as parents, as managers and as educators.

When I Say Learning

If we want to get more out of training programs we should redefine them as learning programs. Changing that one word can make the difference between the achievement or the failure of a strategic initiative.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
— Dr. Seuss

Houston we have a SMART problem

I always associated SMART goals with positive things, such as sound corporate governance. Never in my life I would have thought that SMART would be threat to the people I work with. But things have changed and they continue to change.

Knowledge = a Social Fabric

Strange things happen on my way to work and they lead to awkward insights. For example: last week on the train to Brussels my computer bag got stolen and now I am convinced that knowledge is a social fabric.