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This is a draft chapter from the second edition of Radical Focus. It’s coming… eventually. Hopefully soonish. Leave your wishlist for other topics you’d like it to cover, and enjoy the sneak peek!
OKRs, when done with the Radical Focus approach, are designed to create faster organization learning. To explain why, let me give you just a smidgen of learning theory from John Dewey. I promise it won’t hurt.
There are at least three ways to learn, what I’ll call instruction, action, and reflection. All three are important, but the most important is the least practiced: reflection.
Instruction Instruction is what we think when we think of teaching. Organizational leaders hire some outside person to give a talk or a series of talks about a topic. Udacity delivers online lectures. Or you buy a book on the topic! Instruction is when someone stands in front of you and talks at you, and while that has its uses, instruction is the weakest approach to education by far.
Action The second educati..
“You need to sit still up there.”
I panicked. It was years ago, and for 30 straight minutes, I’d been listening to a veteran public speaker tear apart a video of my latest performance on stage. As a newer speaker on the circuit, I’d asked him what best practices he could share with me. His biggest and most poignant yet was the idea of “blocking,” or intentional movement.
“Try to establish one side of the stage as the place where bad stuff happens in your stories, and the other side where good stuff happens. Then walk there, stop, and make your point. You need to sit still more.”
Uh oh. Understand: I’m Italian-American. I’m also kinda, let’s just say, “enthusiastic.” (That’s how you’d describe a squirrel after six espressos, right?) “Standing still” ain’t exactly my thing. It may not even be physically possible. I speak so much with my hands that if they stopped moving, I think I’d just stop talking. But I thought, okay, that’s the best practice, and so that’s what I need to do to ..
From Airbnb to Pinterest, more and more designers are launching and leading companies, and many are doing it without traditional business experience or backgrounds. Instead, they’re learning how to build a business while building their businesses. Two such entrepreneurs are Design Army co-founder Pum Lefebure and Jesse Genet, the CEO of product packaging company Lumi, who will share their experiences during an October 15 Adobe MAX session hosted by 99U.
Ahead of the panel, we’re reflecting on the lessons Lefebure and Genet have shared with us about becoming savvier entrepreneurs.
Don’t quit your day job too soon. Lefebure started Design Army with her husband Jake at their kitchen table with Lefebure also working her full-time job, so they could maintain their health insurance. Both regularly stayed up until 3 a.m. to get Design Army off the ground. They anticipated it would be two years before Design Army took off enough for Lefebure to leave her day job. It took four months. The tak..
La spécialiste des sciences de l’information Helen Nissenbaum (@hnissenbaum) livre une longue interview pour la Harvard Business Review sur la difficulté du consentement en ligne. Trop souvent, la mise en pratique du consentement est « minable », explique la chercheuse, en prenant pour exemple les bandeaux de cookies que nous devons accepter en allant sur la plupart des sites. Comme les conditions générales d’utilisation, on accepte les cookies, sans avoir aucune idée de ce à quoi on consent. D’ailleurs, le plus souvent ces bandeaux ne laissent pas vraiment le choix. Pour elle, nous sommes actuellement coincés dans une « farce du consentement » qui maintient les utilisateurs dans une fausse impression de contrôle.
Or, toutes les modalités de choix qui sont mis à notre disposition en ligne ne relèvent pas vraiment du consentement, explique-t-elle. Et la chercheuse de prendre un exemple simple : quand vous acceptez de donner votre adresse ou votre code postal, à quoi consentez-vous ? C..
Since launching in 2011, Maiyet has ushered in a new type of luxury by working directly with global artisans. This week, the label is set to open its first concept store in the heart of a seven-floor, 40,000 square foot building in Mayfair. In the last seven years, ethical business and responsible investing have moved from the fringe to the mainstream. Co-founder Paul van Zyl says, ‘The majority of consumers now care about the provenance of the product and its impact on the world.’ Yet we live in complex times. ‘Extraordinary wealth continues to be created, while inequality and social dislocation deepen; a hateful populism now poses a real threat to the idea of equality and to global peace and security. Those factors make it more urgent than ever to use the skills and resources we have to make a meaningful impact on the world,’ he adds...
Sur l’excellent Mais où va le web ? (@maisouvaleweb), Irénée Régnauld (@ireR1) cofondateur de l’association Le Mouton Numérique (@moutonnumerique) faisait récemment part de sa lecture de Choix technologies, choix de société (2003, éditions Charles Léopold Mayer, traduction de Democracy and Technology publié en 1995) de Richard Sclove, fondateur du Loka Institute, une association qui promeut la participation du public aux choix technologiques. Il y rappelle des questions de fond : comment orienter le choix technologique ? Peut-on rendre la technique plus démocratique ? Comment ?… Une lecture qui n’est pas sans évoquer les propos de l’historien des sciences, David Noble, dans Le progrès sans le peuple notamment, qui montrait lui aussi, comment les questions démocratiques sont évacuées des questions technologiques. La question démocratique est-elle l’impensée de la question technologique ?Lecture !
Dans les sociétés modernes, la technologie est une force qui dépasse bien souvent certaine..
Le Digital Society Forum (@odsforum) – disclosure : dont la Fing et InternetActu.net sont partenaires – initié par Orange est un site qui s’intéresse à l’impact du numérique et qui publie notamment des dossiers sur les transformations de nos comportements à l’heure du numérique. Dans le cadre d’une thématique qui explore la question de l’inclusion et de l’exclusion numérique, ce magazine publiait récemment une interview de la sociologue américaine Jen Schradie qui souligne que les inégalités d’usages d’Internet sont encore loin d’être résorbées. La voici à nouveau !
Jen Schradie (@schradie) est sociologue, professeur à l’Observatoire sociologique du changement de Sciences Po. Elle a travaillé aux États-Unis sur les inégalités numériques et étudie la façon dont les inégalités sociales se prolongent en ligne. Ses recherches montrent les limites du discours utopique sur les vertus démocratiques d’Internet et rappellent que le monde en ligne ne représente pas la totalité du monde social...
Marian Goodman Gallery has kicked off its 2018-2019 season with an inaugural presentation by draughtsman, performance artist and sculptor Kemang Wa Lehulere at its London outpost. The Cape-town native initially rose to prominence in 2006 with Gugulective, an artist-led, community-engaged collective co-founded with childhood artistic associate, Unathi Sigenu and is rapidly emerging as one of South Africa’s most prominent artistic exports. Last year he scooped both Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year honour and the Malcolm McLaren Award at Performa 17 in New York, exposure that piqued the interest of Marian Goodman Gallery. Drawing on years of social activism, the artist confronts themes of post-apartheid unrest and broader socio-politics by recounting and re-enacting what he deems to be ‘deleted scenes’ from South African history. The show – titled ‘not even the departed stay grounded’ – features both new works and reworked strands lifted from the multi-element Performa commission, I cut..
Summary: Users appreciate personalized content suggestions and are willing to give up some of their privacy for quality recommendations, while accepting some inaccurate recommendations.
20 years ago, Jakob Nielsen posited that personalization was overrated , primarily because technology was not sufficiently advanced to create good predictions for what users cared about. Fast forward to today, and (as he predicted) personalization is a growing trend on the web. Individualized personalization , as opposed to role-based personalization , refers to the practice of tailoring content and functionality to a specific user, based on data gathered about that user’s preferences and behaviors.
While personalized user interfaces can include anything from command shortcuts to color schemes, a particularly useful form of individualized personalization is the use of recommendations on websites and mobile apps. Recommended products or content items are particularly common on ecommerce sites, social ..
Summary: China’s popular social-ecommerce app succeeds in building a mutually beneficial user community and bringing in a smooth shopping experience for users.
Xiaohongshu (小红书 — Little Redbook in English, but not related to the U.S. Redbook magazine) is a popular Chinese social-ecommerce mobile application which was launched in 2013 and, according to China Daily, is now valued at more than $3 billion. It targets 18–35-year-old women interested in luxury fashion and beauty products. Redbook allows users to browse, buy, and review products, share shopping experiences, as well as discover and purchase products shared by the community from overseas.
Users of the app can contribute to the community by posting detailed product reviews or product-based lifestyle and fashion tips using photos, video, and text. Posts about a particular item often contain tags with information about price, brand, and the location of purchase (even down to the exact store). Product posts are integrated with R..