Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

This post should have made its appearance a few days back—at least a day back—but procrastination sometimes overtakes me. This time, it was compounded by the lure of spending more time with my daughter (since I am in Mumbai after quite a few months) and the writing of the post just never got done. But I have promised myself that this year I will turn more ideas into actions and will not let procrastination rule. In that spirit, I am aiming to get this post out.

This is a quick recap and a list of the posts, articles, and books that have shaped my thinking, provided me with insights and supported or challenged my assumptions. To make it slightly easy for myself, I have divided the list into two parts—1) posts and articles and 2) books.

Posts and Articles

1.       Corporate Learning’s focus by Harold Jarche
2.       Where Social Learning Thrives by Marcia Conner
3.       Designing Training for Organization 2.0 by Gautam Ghosh
4.       21st Century L&D Skills by Charles Jennings
5.       2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance by John Hagel
6.       Why we need to kill "social media" by Rob Key
8.       Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt by Martijn Linssen
9.       The Evolving Social Organization by Harold Jarche
11.   The Wolf Pack and Learning by Dan Pontefract
12.   No silver bullet in KM by Nick Milton
13.   Rendering knowledge from Cognitive Edge
14.   Work is learning, learning work by Harold Jarche
15.   The Power of Meaning by Thierry de Baillon
19.   Success depends on who we work with by Harold Jarche


  1. The Power of Pull by John Seely Brown
  2. The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Create Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies by Scott E. Page
  3. The Drive by Daniel Pink
  4. The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel Pink
  5. Beyond E-Learning: Approaches and Technologies to Enhance Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Performance by Marc J. Rosenberg
  6. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  7. The Future of Management by Gary Hamel
  8. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky
  9. Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results by Morten Hansen
  10. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  11. Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement by Ruth Colvin Clark
  12. Pragmatic Thinking and Learning by Andy Hunt
  13. Social Media for Trainers by Jane Bozarth
  14. The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham
  15. The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams
  16. Crucial Confrontations by Kerry Patterson
  17. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  18. Working Smarter Fieldbook


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