harold jarche

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[sackville, nb, canada]

not sure when/how first heard of Howard.. many years ago.. do know one of first resonations was with the – perpetual beta ness.. i believe i first heard this term from ..? Seth..? but who knows who he heard it from.. perhaps Harold..?

when i first added Harold to this site (from perpetual beta page):

via tweets on attribution\ness page –

Oct 27

perpetual beta: seek > find > adapt learn how to succeed in the network era

perhaps long overdue. [http://jarche.com/  –  ]

perhaps that’s what tech can help us with. not so much for credit ing ness (as we know/practice it now).. but for connecting us with like thinking/ideas ness.. be\cause.

so we can work on a nother wayfor (blank)’s sake


adding his page same day as this..

Luis Suarez (@elsua) tweeted at 4:35 PM – 6 Oct 2016 :

Life in the gig economy – https://t.co/1rIlvjBdOn by @hjarche / 1 of the bravest articles you’ll read this year #freelancing #socbiz #kmers (http://twitter.com/elsua/status/784160092845383680?s=17)

which i’ve read before.. but wondering what convo w Harold (and Will and …) would be like.. so many resonations.. but also.. so many diff’s.. ie: focus on w/in work/ed ness..so today.. would love convo about being on the edge ness.. the limit of the edge.. so that ie: having to stay ahead for moneys sake is no longer relevant.. et al

Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 9:30 PM – 18 Oct 2016 :

a common framework to test new organizational models and better ways of coordinating human work https://t.co/KGXCP24DsL #PerpetualBeta https://t.co/7zcsHp6buA (http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/788583180764909568?s=17)

People can never be more efficient than machines. All we can do is be more curious, more creative, and more empathetic

perhaps a nother way.. of coordinating us.. ie: hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data.. via curiosity/whimsy.. leading to ongoing perpetual beta



perhaps a nother way.. of monitory democratizing us.. ie: hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data.. via simply leaving a trail.. no inspectors of inspectors.. simply living.. in perpetual beta..


find/follow Harold:

link twitter

International Speaker & Consultant + “a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models”

his site:


from videos posted on his site:

social learning




















social learning is the way that we learn naturally.. as humans.. we are social learners

we learn dress norms at the work place

but.. what if the work place isn’t natural..

social learning happens outside the classroom

outside the work space.. too.. since work ness is based on man made os of money.. no?

social learning is 90% outside of the classroom

so why spend our whole day.. 12+ years in it..? i’d say same with work spaces of today..

social media


















follow the people who make sense for you.. why are you on sm in the first place.. working on noise


Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 2:24 PM – 20 Nov 2016 :

Wallowing in the post-truth media surround is not an option for an engaged citizenry https://t.co/78yiVZwtTzhttps://t.co/ot84WkCD1W (http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/800449846255767553?s=17)

*Wallowing in the post-truth media surround is not an option for an engaged citizenry. Ignoring our interconnected reality is a luxury we cannot afford. Whether it be PKMastery, crap detection, working out loud, new literacies, or something else does not matter. We all need to get out of our filter bubbles and engage our networked world

perhaps so too… *wallowing and spending days waiting for (or for money for).. books/trainings.. et al
we are enough..right now..
we can.. all of us… right now
key: let go
a nother way

Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 7:30 AM – 12 Feb 2017 :

we have enough training https://t.co/gSqn0EqhFx https://t.co/TOXcnT8cfA (http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/830786264144175104?s=17)

Compliance training is a standard response by industry regulators when dealing with human performance issues.
school.. work for pay.. B.. et al
Only when there is a genuine lack of skills and knowledge, is training required.
to will on curiosity as base.. and already there… yet we keep asking how to improve the training of it

curiosity is the cat


if curiosity is the cat/base/constitution (composition of people)


I mean really, when it comes to learning, what comes before curiosity?

and we master it from the get go


Kids are curious as hell when they’re 3, 4, 5 years old.

is fixing school our best bet (use of energy)..


So, what are we doing in schools to develop curious, connected, learners –

perhaps we just focus on facilitating curiosity..as the day [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]

no train
via Esko

1/ @hjarche “Once everyone is identified in the system with a variety of attributes, could some form of artificial intelligence then be used to arrange work [AKA Management]” https://t.co/4QMxYyiqHJ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EskoKilpi/status/975631668961841152

imagine everyone id’d by daily curiosity
imagine a mech listening to and facilitating that

Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 6:14 AM – 18 Apr 2018 :

Training looks at how people currently do work and then gets others to replicate this. These are described as competencies, made up of certain, skills, knowledge, and attitudes. The assumption is that what works today will work tomorrow https://t.co/vFb4GTI0tfhttps://t.co/F36Krw82R3(http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/986578610952818688?s=17)

no train

Learning is the new literacy.  https://t.co/y2zwzMAqaE

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jseelybrown/status/987846171866509312

By not being active learners we lose the agility to react quickly to changing situations.

What they (gamers) do not do is look for the rule book.

First find a community of practice.

imagine doing this everyday.. via  2 convos

as it could be..

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way


@BryanAlexander Education without debt is fantastic. But add debt to a general education, that does not have direct job prospects, only creates indentured servants, IMO

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1010300222801661952

aren’t we already indentured servants (12+ yrs and ongoing mindset).. if we think we a need a degree (aka: pkg deal) to define us..?


The easier it is to describe your job, the greater the chances it will get automated

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1014620862807445504

wise words

in all the realms

‘the easier it is to describe.. ‘


Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 5:32 PM on Fri, Jul 06, 2018:
A bit simplistic, especially from people who were not there. My grandfather refused to join the Nazi party. It cost him his ration card. He had to find other ways to feed his family of 7. None of this is simple. Many more comments (and thoughts) are required https://t.co/I4pdsfx6Hs

Have you read Atlas Shrugged? I have
Have you read the The Fountainhead? I have
Have you read Anthem? I have
They are crap
Please go ahead and live your life with the people around you
Ayn Rand is not worth your time
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1051999795185942528

via Harold on write ing and control

Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 6:18 AM – 17 Jan 2019 :
Writing started us down an unequal and mostly patriarchal road that dominated most of the world into the age of print. Will the network age retrieve some of the egalitarianism of tribal societies? https://t.co/G37b7IpaU9https://t.co/Nre63Y9cBW(http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1085889075121254400?s=17)

post from jan 2019

 ..it was changes in how we communicate that triggered changes in how we organize. .Perhaps it was not agriculture but the written word that allowed for more command & control and therefore less equal societies.

control ness

descola control law – control of stock .. control of communication

Will our future leaders be those who exert influence through reputation and not positional power, as those honourably-buried ancients in Sungir may have done so long ago?

perhaps our future leaders will be everyone (via mech to hear every voice everyday).. so too.. no one.. rendering leadership/power/control irrelevant.


from Harold – alphabet vs the goddess

took notes/quotes on alphabet page

@monk51295 You may find this of interest “Each monotheistic religion features an imageless Father deity whose  authority shines through His revealed Word, sanctified in its written  form.” —Leonard Schlain https://t.co/IqnyzK6J3H
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1085945129993728000


If print enabled democracy, will the emerging electric/digital medium destroy it? https://t.co/HKG8RblpR8https://t.co/ZJa6LfYxoJ
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1086342467744612352

this post from dec 2017

With every part of the political spectrum feeding us fake news and the events in far-off countries having effects on our own borders, each citizen in a democracy has to become an informed sense-maker..t

perhaps time for a reset.. rather than sift thru .. try to make sense of .. all that info.. let’s just facil daily curiosity  ie: cure ios city

Therefore ensuring we have unfettered access to information, as citizens with inalienable rights, becomes paramount.

rather.. what’s paramount is that we having spaces of permission with nothing to prove..  where people can get back to thinking for themselves.. and as that happens.. people will be more aware of what info they do/don’t want.. and less likely to spend their days making false info

Our current non-networked institutions are inadequate organizational forms to deal with a liquid world. We need new network forms..t

(from link) Finding communities of practice, where we can safely test alternative ways of thinking and doing, becomes a priority.

let’s do it this way harold: 2 convers as infra.. simple enough (innate enough) that 7b people could leap to it .. today

1\ we have to understand ourselves. To make any progress collectively we must know our own selves first..t

self-talk as data..  as the day..

2\ we have to connect our humanity and knowledge..t

rather .. our humanity and eudaimonia.. via ie:  ie: cure ios city

3\ we have to ensure collective human oversight into all network and machine systems so they are not abused by powerful interests opposed to democracy..t

let’s try gershenfeld something else law for all that..


Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 5:24 AM – 26 Apr 2019 :
Working and learning in complexity means letting go of certainty while continuously improving our sensemaking https://t.co/lT8sc4Pp9u (http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1121736700714266625?s=17)

as a not yet scrambled child .. no?


Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 4:52 AM – 14 May 2019 :
I summarized 97 posts on #innovation to help out a client. It took me a few hours. This is the power of 15 years of blogging — an outboard brain I can easily access. In addition, by cooperating in the open it gives back to my networks and may in the long term give back to me https://t.co/wDMSzvcEn1 (http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1128251703797735424?s=17)

hosting-life-bitsness (output ness) .. brain/idio-jargon/self-talk as data


learn\ing man

Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 4:49 AM – 16 Jul 2019 :
Our species is really Homo discens, or ‘learning man’. If we stop learning socially, we will go backwards. Social learning is essential for human civilization. https://t.co/7DsXlRaHKChttps://t.co/TTCUjltV0N (http://twitter.com/hjarche/status/1151081299878305796?s=17)

Social learning is essential for human civilization.

thinking – perhaps civilization/success/progress isn’t the point.. so too.. learning.. isn’t the point.. rather being (so playing closer to the point.. but still perhaps limiting/missing us.. by thinking there has to be a/any focus.. liking curiosity because it comes from within each one.. each day a new.. if we let it)

so much on wikipedia page that makes me want life to not be about learning..


Harold Jarche (@hjarche) tweeted at 5:16 PM on Tue, Oct 29, 2019:
The world is too complex for singular leaders: “A group of individuals whose collective behavior is controlled by a single individual cannot behave in a more complex way than the individual who is exercising the control” https://t.co/fdaebmO5Y1https://t.co/zVSehed1cx

‘leaders know that hosting others is the only way to get complex, intractable problems solved’ – meg wheatley

yeah.. i don’t know.. i think we miss the boat by thinking we have to host/lead anything..

thinking esp of invited to exist ness.. and invited vs invent ness and dave’s campfire analogy


“Everyone should take the advice of Donella Meadows— “We can’t control systems or figure them out. But we can dance with them!”” complex networks of trust by ⁦@hjarche⁩ https://t.co/7M6EpyeVe9

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/timkastelle/status/1203748344822030336

Only global networks of trust can work on this complex problem. These networks start with individuals connecting to each other..t

ai humanity needs: augmenting interconnectedness

The world is too complex for elites and hierarchies. All citizens have to be engaged in sensemaking..t

a story about people grokking what matters

(aka: of an undisturbed ecosystem..‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows)

Everyone should take the advice of Donella Meadows — “We can’t control systems or figure them out. But we can dance with them!”..t

key: unconditional trust – an oxymoron.. we haven’t yet let go enough to see this dance

The emerging networked commons will need an educated and aggressively engaged citizenry to Seek > Sense > Share our knowledge. Trusted knowledge networks are the key to our growth as a society.

not educated/aggressive.. (informed populace et al) rather .. we need time/space to listen deeper.. (tech as it could be)

let’s do this firstfree art-ists.

for (blank)’s sake

a nother way