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The “Local Tail” Exposes What's Hidden Right Next to Us

Alchemy of Change

This article was originally posted March 6, 2005. This happened to me just recently with Chris Anderson’s concept of the  Long Tail. No sweat.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Renee Blodgett on Cimmunications and Marketing

Portals and KM

This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. When I spoke to her in 2005, Renee said that she started quietly blogging over a year ago, under a pseudo name.  Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging. daily.

Blog Cases from 2005: Gautam Ghosh on Management

Portals and KM

This begins a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging. will only include cases from people who are still blogging now. These cases have not appeared on this blog before. He has many favorite blogs.

Blog Cases from 2005: Complete Listing

Portals and KM

Over the past few weeks I have posted a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Karen Ay on Art.

Technology: Iraqi bloggers

Joitske Hulsebosch

Cecile Landman and Jo van der spek wrote about the work with Iraqi bloggers for the incommunicado conference in Amsterdam in June 2005.

Technology: live blogging from Accra.

Joitske Hulsebosch

20,000 cedis per hour (2 euros). So connectivity is improving in Accra, if you have money. And did I hear the word blogging during the brainstorm

Culture: sinterklaas jokes

Joitske Hulsebosch

Technologies: online versus f2f

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yesterday I met the first person who knew my blog without knowing me!! Weird experience. It shouldn't be public. But the habits and discipline to blog?

Communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is a webcast with a presentation by Verna Allee on value creating network.

Communities of practice: learning about lice & taboos

Joitske Hulsebosch

Friday I helped with the X-mas decorations in school. Lice is a huge problem in all Dutch schools. The ideas were wide apart!

Communities of practice: Nancy Dixon on knowledge transfer

Joitske Hulsebosch

I went to the local library because they had purchased their first book on weblogs (apparently Rosmalen is about to enter blogosphere).

Communities of practice: site map

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is a site map with a very visual overview of CoP theory (like the picture for hierarchy).

Communities of practice: HIV/AIDS prevention practices

Joitske Hulsebosch

Two things struck me in relation to communities of practice/learning. So knowing more about HIV/AIDS changed her attitude.

Culture: sinterklaas goes digital

Joitske Hulsebosch

For everyone who is not in the Netherlands: you can also put your digital shoe. Between 17.00 and 20.00 For the real sinterklaas feeling.

Culture and how it will influence CoPs

Joitske Hulsebosch

The last onion: how might national cultural dimensions influence the functioning of a CoP in that country?

Culture and snow

Joitske Hulsebosch

So countries with snow score lower on the power distance dimension than countries which do not have snow.

Culture: Hofstede and intercultural sensitivity

Joitske Hulsebosch

Another onion. He explains that the dimensions of national cultures are averages and can not be applied to individuals or smaller groups.

Culture: Hofstede on culture embedded in management theories

Joitske Hulsebosch

For instance Fayol was a french engineer whose theory about authority distinguishes formal and personal authority. He is Swiss, but lives in the US.

Culture: cow, grass and chicken

Joitske Hulsebosch

At anecdote there was a great post about the chicken, cow and grass, an exercise from professor Nisbett. Women tend to indicate a larger moon than men.

Culture: coffins in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Ghana there are very special coffins in all kind of forms (planes, beer bottles, Nokia cellphones see photo).

Technology: turning a blog into a vlog test

Joitske Hulsebosch

I tried to upload a video to turn my blog into a vlog. using the freevlog tutorial. see next posting) Where would I be without Beth?

Culture and technology: The Suri in Ethiopia and guns

Joitske Hulsebosch

Zapping on television I landed in the middle of a documentary of the BBC: Tribe I had already seen once before. And that part came. Are we so superior?

Technology photographed: Bernd and Hilla Becher

Joitske Hulsebosch

Bernd and Hilla Becher have spent all their lives photographing industrial artifacts like mine shafts and silos all over the world.

Practical example: community of practice on e-government

Joitske Hulsebosch

They have a question and answers section on communities of practice. Ghana starts at 1:32 minutes :)).

Uhm.

Joitske Hulsebosch

Fortunately I found the text in English and here's the tune you will sing: 'Zie ginds.'

Culture: gender roles (and the mystery of how they are transmitted)

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yesterday my youngest announced that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. You are not a boy! Boys can be doctors! So is it genetic after all??

Culture: Again Sinterklaas (even deeply embedded traditions are dynamic)

Joitske Hulsebosch

In the newspaper, a puppetplayer complained about the sinterklaasjournaal , which is a daily program on television for kids on sinterklaas.

Culture: Sinterklaas is coming.

Joitske Hulsebosch

My daughters have put their shoes already. Nice try, girls, but Sinterklaas is still on his boat.

Practical example: per diem and learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

(cartoon text: salaries, options, car, pension, I think we have a deal! I'm very happy having colleagues again, and such an international team as well.

Culture: sinterklaas

Joitske Hulsebosch

The sinterklaasjournaal has started!! I'm a big fan of sinterklaas so don't be surprised to find only sinterklaas pictures on my blog till December 5.

Culture and technology: grandma on the phone

Joitske Hulsebosch

Thinking about new technologies and why people may or may not use the technologies, the story of my grandma keeps on running through my head.

Culture: Hofstede

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had never read a book by Geert Hofstede , but had come across his 'onion' on layers of culture a lot of times. Hope to get more practical cases

Technology: web 2.0

Joitske Hulsebosch

So here's technology again. WEB 2.0. have to admit I was ignorant about the term till last thursday. He explained the difference between web 1.0 Web 2.0

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Culture: Dutch mothers sewing trousers

Joitske Hulsebosch

I wanted to blog about web 2.0, but that would be technology again , so culture (which is everywhere. ). But it was wrong.

Technology: post-it exercise to introduce the dynamics of asynchronous online communication

Joitske Hulsebosch

Today I could not get into my own blog :( and I really wanted to get my experiences out so I felt frustrated. Already addicted? It really worked well!!

technology: e-collaboration

Joitske Hulsebosch

During this day on e-collaboration for development organisations (I mentioned in the last post), lots of interesting experiences came up.

Technology: ICT, poverty and development

Joitske Hulsebosch

Introduction of computers and internet should be integrated with the existing local communicative ecology.

Collaborative Thinking: Build Your Companys Receptor Capacity

Collaborative Thinking

He also suggests that an enterprise needs to gauge its own RC. Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

I like blogging so far!!

Joitske Hulsebosch

It's such a funny experience to get comments on your blog. But that really takes time.

Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

I worked with CARE from 94-97 in Mali, first in Dire, then in Macina, both location at the border of the river Niger.