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The Cause of Our Disease

How to Save the World

The food you fed my children was the cause of their disease. ‘Cause your rules and regulations they don’t do nothing for me.

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Those little stress moments caused by technology hurdles.

Joitske Hulsebosch

Here you see a picture of reduced pavement edge that makes me happy every time I cycle to the train station. The mini-stress moments. And self testing.

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16 Causes of Conflict in an Online Community | Social Media Today


While community conflict is sometimes highly complex, the following list of possible causes will help you pinpoint what type of problem you are facing and hopefully find a resolution. online_facilitation online_community conflict

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Two inspiring stories by digital natives with a cause

Joitske Hulsebosch

I attended the HIVOS 'thinkaton' about digital natives with a cause and activism2.0. But we need the stories. digital natives ict4d

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The cause, and solution, to all our problems

Viv Mcwaters

It’s easier to blame ‘communications’, especially if someone else is responsible, than acknowledge an underlying cause.

Antisocial societies cause antisocial behaviour


There's been a surprising amount of recent commentary on the disturbances that took place in England a year ago. The fact that the social system is taking so long to heal illustrates clearly how sick it is. Meanwhile the government bumbles on, not just generating inequality as fast as it can but also celebrating it.

Confusing symptoms with cause

John Tropea - Delicious Community

More reflections over the next week, but one of the things that came up in questions reminded me of the transformatory nature of complexity thinking.

Will Yahoo's Changing Search Strategy Cause it to Pick Up Niche Services?

Portals and KM

With the alliance with Microsoft?s Bing, Yahoo's focus is no longer on the technology that powers search and trying to beat the competition with it - the "megawatt war," as Sam Diez reports at ZDNet. Instead, it wants to ride the back of Microsoft technology and channel it so users will want to come back to Yahoo every time they have a query.

Does austerity cause increase in knowing neighbours' names?


In 2008, 31 per cent said they did not know any of their neighbours by name: two years later, this had dropped to just 18 per cent.

More cause for skepticism in reading

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Agreeing to Disagree at Numbers Rule Your World paints a sad picture. If we had the time, we should all do the research or read the primary research. We don't. That's why we read or listen to the news or more popular books and articles. Do yourself—do society—a favor, and at least be careful, no matter whether you're reading or writing.

Cause for optimism: women on the move

Making Sense With Facilitated Systems

Sometimes the news one sees about the environment and about energy can be a bit depressing, but Rodriguez's essay seemed like cause for optimism. I'm sometimes leary of people claiming that either women or men are better than the other in terms of what they contribute. Perhaps that couples with what I've been reading from Tom Peters.

Proud to be Participating: SXSW Cause Lab | WeCanEndThis

Online Community Strategy

We are inviting disrupters and innovators from all disciplines to solve three main challenges to ending hunger in America. Humanize hunger using data?

How to disrupt meetings

Chris Corrigan

Engaging in any of these behaviours will immediately cause all of us to be suspicious of your motives and employer. Art of Hosting Facilitatio

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Collaborative Thinking: Scoble Was Wrong, But Data Portability Is A Valid Issue

Collaborative Thinking

Many people are using this event to draw attention to issues related to data portability and to further their own cause. Absolutely. Trust Us.

Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

And for people with this strong affinity to a particular cause, the other people connected to that cause is less of an issue. Engage.

Collaborative Thinking: Economic Concerns Will Renew Interest In Web Conferencing

Collaborative Thinking

Given growing energy costs and recession concerns, decision-makers are likely to "dust off" prior programs aimed at streamlining travel budgets. While there may not be as much waste in current travel programs, I suspect that we will see an upswing in web conferencing over the next several months. But there are many options available.


Chris Corrigan

One has to be very careful attributing causes to things, or even attributing causality to things.  in complex systems, causality is a trap.  We can be, as Dave Snowden says “retrospectively coherent” but you can not know which causes will produce which effects going forward. Consider this example. Extraordinary!

2015 19

Green Chameleon » CoP Leadership - A Lesson from the Flight of Pelicans

Green Chameleon

In the study, one of the causes that led to the dysfunctionality of the CoP was the lack of a leadership renewal process. The aerodynamics from flying in formation allows them to flap their wings less and causes their heart rate to slow down. It made me think of the flight of pelicans. In such a system, the spirit of trust is inherent.

Social Influence and the Impact of Klout API

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How much of a fuss you can cause, how connected you are. Klout integrated into the Browser. Reuters uses Klout of CEOS on Social Media. Bargain!

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The three biggest networking mistakes of advocacy groups

Net-Map Toolbox

But often advocates also want to make others believers in their cause. Let’s say your a health advocacy group.

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Stop Runaway Software Development Projects - The BrainYard

Michael Sampson - Currents

Recent research by Evans Data estimates that 49% of such projects run over schedule; an IBM survey of CIOs puts the percentage at 62%.

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How to Make Changes to Your Community (without the Backlash)

Managing Communities

photo credit: music2fish2 (eric lanning) ren asked: “What [do you] do when upgrading to new software causes a downturn in user engagement? How [do you] get it back?&# Thanks for the question, ren. For me, it relates to the general issue of change on communities and what you can do to make your changes more [.].

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The five major theories of how people "learn": a synopsis

The Bumble Bee

Carlton also identifies different computer games founded on each theory. Behaviourist. 2. Cognitivist. 3. Constructivist. 4. Experiential. 5.

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Apple's Review of the iPad - One Year In

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last month I said it - it's causing a re-evaluation in my world too A fascinating look at the iPad and its use around the world.

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Talk to the Emir to save new-born chilrden

Net-Map Toolbox

If you want to protect new-born babies from dying of preventable cause, who do you talk to? The Ministry of Health, right? And their expertise.

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The Hazards of Groups and Group Work

Jenny Connected

Last week I came across this fun video, which caused me to reflect once again on the potential problems of groups and group work, both on and offline.

Pattern entrainment is one of our biggest problems

Chris Corrigan

In the last year of applying Cynefin theory to my practice I’v e made a few conclusions about things. And we can’t.

2015 30

Banning Email at Cisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s causing a lack of productivity. Peter Hughes, Cisco’s director collaboration, has banned his staff from using the decades-old technology – modelled on the timeless letter – to broadcast messages to a group of colleagues. He’s even introduced a system of fines to drag them away from it. Know anyone?

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25m Swimming Pool in London; 35m Up

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sounds like … fun … although it won’t help my cause as it’s not linked with a hotel. In my many trips to London over the years I have been searching for a hotel with a 25-metre indoor swimming pool. The twist is that it will be 35-metres above the ground, completely transparent, and will link two buildings.

2015 19

The “Other” Consideration of Collaboration Tools; Welcome to the New World of GDPR

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s worth a look … because it is likely to cause a lot of soul searching (data analysis, policy formulation, technology considerations) for organisations across the world. However, there’s another side to the whole area that I haven’t often written about on this site: compliance. Seriously. Including yours.

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Stress-Free Business Travel (well, reduced stress anyway)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Neoman Studios and CT Business Travel published an infographic on 24 life hacks for stress-free business travel. Business Travel

2015 46

Id Rather Be A Hammer Than A Nail or Nails Come in Boxes

Evolving Web

That assumption is driven by several things including deadlines (a major cause of quality problems), politics, and fear. Whack us. Not nails.

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Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over. Scary, illuminating, real. SMH big data social media. Awesome.

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The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

The Occupy Movement means different things to different people. And that is a very useful starting place. Bigger Frame for Social Change. No violence.

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Cultivating Collaborative Behaviour

Michael Sampson - Currents

– slides 4-7: about the topic of collaboration, which is a word that be used to mean many different things (and thus cause confusion and misunderstandings). I gave the presentation above a couple of weeks back to a small group of wonderful people, and have finally had the time today to share it here.

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It’s not always easy

Chris Corrigan

Setting up the room in a circle might cause people to “lose their minds.” Today a client emailed me with a small anxiety about setting up a meeting room in a circle. The work we will do together is about rethinking relationships in a social movement and the concern was that it was already unfamiliar enough territory to work with.

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Explaining Cynefin for strategy and decision making

Chris Corrigan

Ordered systems have a reliable causality, that is, causes and effects can be known, and usually display a clear finish line.  Cynefin

2015 31

‘The New World’. Fact and Truth in 2017

Jenny Connected

  Source of image. Every day this week, BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a 45-minute programme at 9.00 am bearing the title ‘The New World’. Fact and truth.

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Microsoft Releases a New Outlook for Mac

Michael Sampson - Currents

And some features from 2011 have been eliminated in the first release, which is causing some consternation for Mac users. ). I have been wondering over the past month whatever happened to the next version of Microsoft Office for Mac. Friday saw a surprise release from Microsoft of the next version of part of the next release: a new Outlook.

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UNICEF: They Just Don’t Understand Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

BTW the causes they represent don’t suck. It doesn’t work. Here’s UNICEF’s shocking attempt. Go figure. Just wait.

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