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  1. 1. Preparing Leaders for a world of constant changeThriving in a World of Constant Flux as entrepreneurial learners Context setting 1
  2. 2. A Belief We have moved from an era of equilibrium to an era of constant dis-equilibrium. Our ways of leading., learning, working, innovating & organizing must be reframed.Unleashing passion and growing talent become key20th Century Era Captured by Alfred Chandler Push Economy 20th century infrastructure roads/cars/trucks/trains/ships/airplanes Infrastructure capabilities drive organization architecture And Scalable Efficiency becomes the goal. • predictable • hierarchy • control S-curve • organizational routines stable over decades. (Few real changes in 60 years) • minimize variance 2
  3. 3. 21st C infrastructure: no stability in sight driven by continual exponential advances in computation 20th C infrastructure 50 yrs S-curve S-curve stable over decades. rapid set of punctuated moves20th Century Era Captured by Alfred Chandler Push Economy 20th century infrastructure roads/cars/trucks/trains/ships/airplanesInfrastructure capabilities drive organization architecture And Scalable Efficiency becomes the goal. • predictable • hierarchy • control S-curve • organizational routines stable over decades. (Few real changes in 60 years) • minimize variance 3
  4. 4. in a world of increasingly rapid change, the half life of a given stock/skill is constantly shrinking & the predictability of future needs is increasingly less certain! Stocks =====> Flows protecting participating knowledge assets in knowledge flows resource creating new knowledge management (strong tacit component) (ERP) needing new modes of value creationScalable efficiency Scalable learning Mind Set of an Entrepreneurial Learnerpassionate pursuit of extreme performancequesting – seeking, uncovering, probing ...connecting – listening to others, engaging… 4
  5. 5. A fortuitous encounter that helped shape my thinking. Oh – an example from your years of running PARC? The GrommetsA story about how fame & fortune was brought to Maui 5
  6. 6. The first junior champion ever in Maui and a new genre – aerial surfing. And now ALL Five! 6
  7. 7. How was this possible? 6 ways 1. A passion to achieveextreme performance and a willingness to fail, fail, fail on the way. 7
  8. 8. 2. Accessing and analyzing frame by frame the videos ofthe best surfers around the world. 3. Use of video tools to capture and analyzeeach of their own improvisations. 8
  9. 9. 4. Pulling the best ideas from adjacencies: wind surfing, skate boarding,mountain biking, motor cross, … 5. Accessing spikes of capabilities around the world– leveraging networks of practice. 9
  10. 10. 6. Deeply collaborating and competing with each other. Dispositions of an Entrepreneurial Learnerpassionate pursuit of extreme performancequesting – seeking, uncovering, probing ...connecting – listening to others, engaging… 10
  11. 11. Shaping Serendipity Can be more than just luck!!! Choose Develop Enhance Serendipity Serendipity Serendipity Environments Practices PreparednessAll encounters: deep listening with reciprocity Transactional --> Relational Grinding New Lenses What made us great in 20th Century might well cause our downfall in the 21st Century – a century of constant change Warning:unlearning is much harder than learning 11
  12. 12. A Big Deal Jack HidaryFolks tend to isolate themselves from the flows of new knowledge and the people creating them.“How often do you get out of your comfort zone?” A Mindset Change Stocks =====> Flows protecting participating knowledge assets in knowledge flows Financial leverage Capability leverage 12
  13. 13. The Skadden Story Learning from the Twitter/FB generation.Open Source Software CommunitiesCreating: • code to be ‘read and tried • engagement thru useful additions and critique • social capital matters A form of distributed situated learning cognitive ‘apprenticeship’ enculturating to networks of practiceopen community discussion, open building Conversation  Construction 13
  14. 14. SAP wants to accelerate customer inspired enhancements of NetWeaver SAP Developer Network (SDN) was created as a learning platform and as an environment to foster interaction through forums, wikis & blogs in 2002 Growth in Members 2003-2008E 1,600 SAP community 1.4M 1,400 network growth 1,200 1.0M Total Members (000) 1,000 800 654K 600 400 339K 200 109K 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008E Natural Evolvution connect – answer questions- build reputation – attract others – with attracted group build new stuffNote: Includes SDN and the BPX Community beginning in fall 2006. Source: SAP 14
  15. 15. An Enterprise Twitter solution emerged from the SAP Development Network Enterprise Social Media Experiment (ESME) Founding Members Anne Petteroe Pearl Consulting -ABAP developer, Darren Hague* Web/UI designer Axon Solutions -Architect, Java/ Oliver Kohl Scala coder MIBS GmbH -ABAP/Java Dennis Howlett developer Enterprise Irregulars Mrinal Wadhwa -BPX expert Rich Internet App. -Flex, Flash, AIR, AJAX developer Dick Hisrich Siemens IT -NetWeaver expert Other participants*Now a principal consultant for SAP Creation Spaces qua Institutional & technological Platforms - environments that effectively integrate individuals and teams within a broader learning ecology to engage in challenging problemsso that performance improvement accelerates as more participants join. 15
  16. 16. Unleashing passion & learning.Starting to think eco-systemically, And at the societal level. 16
  17. 17. El SystemaJosé Antonio Abreu wanted to break through this cycle ofpoverty, and in 1975 he established the first Venezuelanyouth orchestra in Caracas with 12 children from thebarrios. Since then he has built up a network of orchestrasand music centres through the whole country.……musical perfection is not the first priority;…instead, what’s important is being able to playtogether with others with the older children passtheir knowledge down to the younger ones. Abreu’s intention and philosophy is a simple, elegant concept:“for him an orchestra is first and foremost abouttogetherness, a place where children learn to listento each other and to respect one another & and thrutheir individual roles each participates in an inter-dependency of harmonies & rhythms that form apowerful collective. ..where each member is selfcorrecting until the collective literally resonates.” Ap-j/jsb: Design Unbound 17
  18. 18. A sense of what is possible with small moves 18
  19. 19. cultural transformation at three critical scalespersonal– self esteem, confidence and a process of identity construction & leadershipfamily – a role model for his family that inauguratesan ascending social path of consequence.community - the orchestras and choirs becomecreative spaces of culture and new sources ofexchange and meaning. bootstrapping a new social life/culture Ap-j/jsb The Bigger Picture 19
  20. 20. Key Breaking free of the Red Queen effect Experience curves Collaboration curves harnessing network effects where the more people that participate the greater the potential returns39 The Power of PullCopyright © 2010 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. Individuals and Institutionsindividuals will increasingly reshape institutions rather than vice versa 20th century 21st century social media & cloud computing40 The Power of Pull helps to shift power to the edgeCopyright © 2010 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. 20
  21. 21. The purpose of the 20th Century firm: to minimize transaction costs & achieve scalable efficiencyThe Purpose of the 21st Century Firm: to accelerate capability building (building talent) and scalable learning/collaborationLearning from others as they learn from you:accelerated bootstrapping thru an ecosystem A Fundamental Transition In ValuesI am what I wear, I am what I create, share own, control and others build on. The beginnings of the creative economy & the entrepreneurial learner. 21
  22. 22. Crisis of Imagination honoring the past but daring to imagine what now could be possible. The big shift> embracing change, not fearing it> being willing to challenge ‘wisdom’ enabling new means & pathways to engage, innovate, disseminate & learn Networks of Imagination emergent from colle ctive action 22
  23. 23. And to afford curiosity in aconstantly changing world. Ages: 2 & 5 tomorrow’s employees A Golden Triangle for the Entrepreneurial Learning imagination a sense of Awe, Curiosity, Humilityintuition inspiration 23
  24. 24. Thank YouSpecial thanks to Susan Haviland for the sketches 24

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