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New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. Through social innovation, libraries may adopt new functions and roles and even act as innovation catalysts in networks of increasingly interdependent stakeholders from different sectors. Just published: A. de Moor and R. In Proc. Abstract.

Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

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Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

Another option for those wishing to leverage attendance at Catalyst (on top of all the great Burton Group workshops, sessions, guest speakers, etc). We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. Registering to attend.

computing, culture, and catalyst

Social Abacus

I dropped my Moto Q in the bath tub about two weeks ago-- as luck would have it, 4 days beyond the 1-year warranty of the handset. Because I've been indecisive about whether to replace or go iPhone, I've regressed to a pda-free state that only some of you remember once dominated. It makes me and others more committal.

My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

Alchemy of Change

This talk will serve as a catalyst to shift my focus here at Alchemy of Change into a place for exploring some of the questions I hope to pique with this talk. I'm excited to share my TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company." The Soulful Company B Corporation corporations drive meaning mission soulful company

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Apropos of Nothing

Jenny Connected

This was the title of a talk given at The Materiality of Nothing symposium at Lancaster University by Gary Sangster , Director Arts Catalyst.

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Software Will Replace You

Alchemy of Change

And that’s usually the catalyst for software virtualization: lower cost, better service. Amazon is replacing Barnes and Noble. Are you?

2011 116

Dear Social Business Evangelist, Where Art Thou?


They were optimists, outrageous , somewhat heretic , true rebels at work , free radicals to some extent. What happened to them though? Remember?

2012 123

Adoption Strategy for Office 365 at Merck

Michael Sampson - Currents

We see Microsoft OneDrive for Business as a major catalyst in this next phase. Merck has almost finished an 11 month transition to Office 365 from various older Microsoft products and messaging and collaboration tools from other vendors (e.g., IBM, WebEx). The deployment of the new foundation is expected to be completed by mid-April.

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Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

Alchemy of Change

The catalyst for this post is an article by Jonathan Franzen in the New York Times Opinion Pages called “ Liking Is for Cowards. Tweet.

2011 123

Reading is (Still) Fundamental

Evolving Web

recently tweeted this after mulling over the differences I’ve seen while working with various clients. Simon Marcus: COO of the Library Corporation.

2012 99

From intuition to knowing for sure: a case of applying learning analytics at course level

Joitske Hulsebosch

This may then be a catalyst in order to take action. This is akin to face-to-face facilitation but also has its own dynamics. Why is that?

2015 69

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez


From being blamed from all sides for everything that goes wrong, to become the catalyst enablers helping transform not only the way we all work, but also, essentially, the corporate cultures we breathe in day in day out. Language matters. You see? Essentially, walking the talk, leading by example. You see? To me, it goes well beyond that.

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How to plan your social engagement success

Ant's Eyeview Blog

While the assessment will give you a stage “score,&# its real value may be as a discussion catalyst with your team. AEV Blog

Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

What matters is that the website has also given away thousands of free tickets to sporting events around the country, and acting as a catalyst for reconnecting veterans, who may not have seen one another in years. If you’re into using technology to engage people in a mission, you’ve gotta check out this very impressive video.

What’s Really So Cool About the “Color” Network?

Alchemy of Change

An ambitious new social photo-sharing service just launched. It’s called Color , and it’s getting a lot of attention for a few reasons.

2011 39

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

Preparing for the future. His group is developing a method to let groups design scenarios of future interactions. Design explores new horizons.

2014 34

Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business


Some times you eventually need to have some trojan mice. Till it might be just too late. . At the risk losing them, for good, otherwise. To quote: .

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A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

My aspiration is that the technology would feel invisible, or better yet, would be a catalyst for connection. love it. Intimacy and Scale.

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Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

The hope is that certain individuals will acts as catalysts for others to join, creating network effects that lead to more rapid uptake. . Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of project teams and people involved in Enterprise 2.0 initiatives. the value of participation). It remains "more art than science" as the saying goes. Summary.

No 10 wants to hear about your local digital project

Social Reporter

Individuals, groups or organisations that have been catalysts to new ways of delivering public services. If your community-benefit project would itself benefit from some endorsement from the Prime Minister, there’s a couple of days before the next round of submissions for Big Society Awards. Here’s the criteria for the awards.

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Using Unconference in the Enterprise – Manifesting Social Business

Online Community Strategy

My theory on Unconferences (and other participant-driven events) is pretty simple: put smart and passionate people in a room to talk about a common cause with some light facilitation and good things generally happen. went on to work for Jim and host a series of Unconferences about Social Media and Online Community. When So, what is an Unconference?

What’s New on the Anthill: Reflections from our Third Annual All Ants Meeting

Ant's Eyeview Blog

In a way, each of these insights catapulted me, along with Jake McKee , Dustin Johnson and Sean McDonald to launch Ant’s Eye View.

Playing the game of saving Slapham community spaces

Social Reporter

The group acts as a catalyst to encourage local groups to take up unused assets. The description and projects. The Brewhouse – 4.

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Will Mobile Devices Usher in a Renaissance in Local News?

Alchemy of Change

The catalyst for this series was the announcement in May that   Google News was rolling out  “ news  near you&# for your phone. Looking

What’s Your Calling?

Hildy Gottlieb

Naming that alignment, claiming it, harnessing its power – that is what catalysts and champions do every day. blog tour. Being a mom.

2011 32

Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

News that the Local Government Association is closing its Knowledge Hub  as part of a £2 million savings plan provides a reminder of how difficult it is to maintain big one-stop-shop knowledge-sharing systems. And smaller ones too. There’s the rub. But it is a skilled business, and it costs. How do we earn a living? Part 1. Part 2.

2013 16

Ten practical tips to profitable business relationships

The Bumble Bee

As you introduce people to each other you become the catalyst and connector and they will thank you for doing it and of course remember you.

Burton Group Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

If you are looking for another reason to attend Burton Group's Catalyst conference in San Diego, here's the brief write-up below on my social networking workshop. For additional information on Deals & Discounts for Catalyst Conference 2009 and registration. Notes from the Field: Social Networking in Action. Mike Gotta.

More on Trust in the Social Enterprise – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The sixth looked more specifically at the role of trust in the social enterprise, and raised the possibility of using social objects as catalysts for building tacit trust. Skip to content. confused of calcutta. blog about information. About me. About this blog. Disclaimer. Kernel. Sitemap. Log in. More on Trust in the Social Enterprise.

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Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? : RSA blogs

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

RSA Catalyst. RSA BLOGS RSS FEED. Arts and Society. Design and Society. Education Matters. Enterprise. Fellowship. Recovery. Social Brain. Social Economy. Adam Lent. Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? May 14, 2014 by Ben Lucas Filed under: Social Economy. Tweet. This is an important development for a number of reasons.

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Exploring the new community enablers, and how digital may help them

Social Reporter

Several things have acted as catalysts to turn this into a package. think that’s what social reporting is about , and it’s coming together. Here’s news of a new exploration to follow the ones with Big Lottery Fund and Nominet Trust. common strand was joining up networks both online and face-to-face. The new enablers.

Exploring the new community enablers, and how digital may help them

Social Reporter

Several things have acted as catalysts to turn this into a package. think that’s what social reporting is about , and it’s coming together. Here’s news of a new exploration to follow the ones with Big Lottery Fund and Nominet Trust. common strand was joining up networks both online and face-to-face. The new enablers.

Replay Information: Enterprise Social Networking

Collaborative Thinking

Burton Group's Catalyst conference  will be in San Diego, July 27-31. Catalyst is a very unique attendee experience. If you missed the live webcast today on enterprise social networking, you can listen to the replay my following this link: Enterprise Social Networks: A Field Research Study. It's about 45 minutes in length.

What Makes A Successful Community Manager? - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Behind every successful community, youll find an uberchampion of that community, an instigator of conversations, and a catalyst for change. Login | Register | Membership Benefits. COMMENTARY. WHITEPAPERS. SLIDESHOWS. VIDEOS. EVENTS. ABOUT. BRAINYARD COMMENTARY. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Jamie Pappas. Facebook. LinkedIn. Stumble. Bookmark. Retweet.

Two reports promote people-led local solutions – Big Lottery Fund strategy and a Locality campaign

Social Reporter

The Big Lottery Fund framework is admirably short, with the emphasis on some key principles and general statements about the way the Fund will work as an enabler and catalyst as well as grant-maker. Two launch events today promote more local control and citizen involvement in the delivery of services and the development of community projects.

News Updates (July 22, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Craig comments on some recent Burton Group and Gartner research around software-as-a-service. " All this reiterates the key findings we published in July of last year and unveiled at our Catalyst conference: (1) SaaS implementations aren’t all about saving money. SaaS Drivers. Wiki to Bring It Together. Cutting Through the Hype. Think iPhone.

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe: The purpose and limits of KM

Platform Neutral

The cafe proper will begin at 19:00 prompt. Similarly, there is a purpose to KM - well there is isn’t there! please let there be a purpose!!!).

SEEFA symposium identifies challenges to innovation in Ageing Better – it’s culture as much as tech

Social Reporter

Everyone needs a reason to change, and changes to services could be the catalyst. Summary: a symposium on innovation, technology and later life provides confirmation that many of the challenges to making use of tech for ageing better are organisational and cultural as well as technical. More on that later. Are people aware of the potential?

News Updates (October 9, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mindjet Catalyst. Mindjet released Catalyst, an online collaboration tool. Catalyst sets out to mimic the way people work together in the same room to solve problems, which Raskin said online conferences lack. Catalyst team members can simultaneously video-conference while modifying a shared document on an online "white board."