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Internationalism is not globalization

Chris Corrigan

What I think needs to change is globalization. Globalization is the mechanism of standardization that makes is possible for capital to move quickly around the world. It is in some ways the antithesis of globalization. The EU was born on the twin pillars of internationalism and globalization.

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Global Change Research: Radically Inter- and Transdisciplinary Environments

Networking Action

Traditional science is failing our large systems change challenges.  Climate change, for example, not only requires non-scientists to change – it requires scientists and the way they work to change as well.  This is the core message of a new … Net Dev

2013 47

From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Global change systems are evolving all around us. 

Change Experts’ Change Challenge

Networking Action

What are the impediments to scaling change strategies to address the global breadth and transformational depth of critical issues?  Conversations at MIT and Oxford meetings in October, and discussions over the past few months with large system change experts , … Blog Change

Global, Local, Personal


It’s all about going Global, Local, Personal. Of course, I am talking about the Did You Know? More integrated, even, into our daily lives.

The GOLDEN Global Network Sustainability Change Strategy

Networking Action

For over a year I’ve been working with an emerging academic research center – business network called GOLDEN.  It has produced a very powerful strategy to realize the depth, speed and focus necessary to transform business into sustainable enterprises.… … Net Dev

Competencies for Effective Societal Change Systems

Networking Action

To be effective, Societal Change Systems (SCSs) develop seven roles that require distinct competencies. This conclusion arises from a large amount of research by many people, including work that I’ve done with Global Action Networks. Academically these roles are usually … Net Dev

2016 34

Towards a Charter Moment – why we need Large System Change in Global Governance for Sustainability

Networking Action

This is one of a series of guest blogs on large systems change written as part of GOLDEN’s Ecosystems Labs activ ity.

2014 18

Part 3: From Change Initiatives to Change Systems

Networking Action

Part 1 introduced the concept of change system and five subsystems through a project on the global change system for electricity;  Part 2 described the seven functions necessary for these systems to be effective.  In this blog, these are integrated … Change

2014 28

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges

Networking Action

Just published is an article that asks the question :  What design principles should guide people who aim to address global challenges like climate change, food security and the global financial crises?  The article identifies four key “integration” challenges that … Net Dev

Death and Rise of Global Action Networks

Networking Action

And at the same time, new efforts are rising to create global multi-stakeholder change networks to end the trade of blood diamonds. The Kimberley Process (KP) is falling apart. clear lesson of the demise is that “trust”… Net Dev

Creating Global Knowledge Sharing Networks at ConocoPhillips

Portals and KM

This will change everything in workplace IT support from designing workplace information strategies for collaboration, to delivering content experiences to people across channels, to engaging the next-generation workforce to serve customers better. Last week I attended Forrester's Content & Collaboration Forum 2011. completely agree.

Transforming Conflict as large system change: Wednesday webinar

Networking Action

Topic: The Global Partnership for Prevention of Conflict : Transforming conflict. Date:  Wednesday, Oct. Time:   8am PT/ 11am ET/ 4pm UK/ 5pm CET. Place: j/6821486123 or  +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) … Net Dev

2015 20

The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Culture : Culture Reviews The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online By Kevin Kelly 05.22.09 It is not class warfare.

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. W00t!". Jenny Ambrozek.

Social Networking's New Global Footprint | Nielsen Wire

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

“Social networking has become a fundamental part of the global online experience,&# commented John Burbank, CEO of Nielsen Online. “While two-thirds of the global online population already accesses member community sites, their vigorous adoption and the migration of time show no signs of slowing.&# million). million).

Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Horse manure was a global problem until cars came along. TITLE: Climate Change, Poverty and The Great Horse Poo Debate of 1898. doodoos.

2013 31

Rio+20: Large systems change experience reflection

Networking Action

What does Rio +20 have to do with global change?  It presents itself all about “change” and “transformation”…but what’s the strategy with the event? Consider the way things are organized.  The NGOs are in tents on the beautiful Flamengo Beach;  … Net Dev

IBM Global CMO Study: Highlights

Portals and KM

IBM found that these CMOs “painted a picture of a marketing landscape in the midst of major changes.  IBM reported that while Investments in IT have long been the domain of the CIO, this is changing as CMOs increasingly impact IT investments in our changing social and digital world. Here is a relavnt post.  


How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

Would an economic crash really stop the global economic engine, or just interrupt it briefly? If revolution is needed, is that even possible?

2014 24

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

How do they help accomplish social change? There are many tough global problems, like climate change, for which there are no clearcut solutions.

2013 23

Forrester: Mobile Apps Will Change the IT Market and Drive Software Innovation

Portals and KM

billion/year market globally by 2015. billion/year market globally by 2015. Forrester has issued a new report, Mobile App Internet Recasts The Software And Services Landscape: App Innovation On Phones Will Spread To Cars, Appliances And Entertainment by John C. McCarthy. Apple has over. billion in revenues by 2015.  

2015 32

Culture, Change and Faith

Online Community Strategy

File under: slightly off topic but personally meaningful. Disclosure: I’m not a massive U2 fan. We will find out in the very near future.

Developing a Lobbi kit for local agents of change

Social Reporter

You need a theory of change, and models for how stuff happens. Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally.

2013 14

WINGSForum: On networks and cultivating “more leaderful change agents”

Networking Action

Student learning in a turbulent age

Jenny Connected

The world is changing and there is a world beyond work. Many of today’s students will be alive in the 22 nd  century. Dispositions of.

2015 23

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. support.

2012 36

Introducing Lobbi – with bold aims to change politics locally and globally

Social Reporter

Hoz writes: I returned to the UK in 2011 and decided to no longer work in a commercial industry and started on my journey to enhance global democracy.

Realizing Large Systems Change

Networking Action

Action Networks: Global to local structures for change. While change always requires local action, change efforts are almost … Net Dev The second in a free webinar series. Friday , March 27, 2015:  1-2 PM Eastern Time. Guests: Steve Waddell and Tom Bigda-Peyton.

5 Megatrends on the Intranet - Jane McConnell's Global Intranet Trends

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jane McConnell has started to share the conclusions of the 5th Annual Global Intranet Trends report and survey , including the five key megatrends. 1. My overall summary is that leading firms are changing their Intranets from being a "place to post corporate stuff" to a "place where people get their work done."

Learning and Being Social Change

Hildy Gottlieb

What does it take to be a catalyst for social / global / community change? We have been taught that social change is hard. Changing whole systems is near to impossible. Changing the world. The same is true for being a social change agent. If we think it will take forever for change to happen, it will.

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks

Networking Action

Design Guidelines to Address Global Challenges: Lessons from Global Action Networks. Abstract :   Traditional organizations appear incapable of adequately addressing critical global issues such as war, climate change, and inequality. (Forthcoming). Organizational Design.

Nohria: "Global century of business"

Endless Knots

See Denison and Bray's " Harvard Business School Dean Is Bent on Change ," covering Nitin Nohria 's first day with the new students. Nohria: "If the 20th century was the American century of business, the 21st century really is becoming the global century of business." " Short video , worth watching.

Change Networks Require Three Types of Expertise

Networking Action

The work of Global Action Networks (GANs) as global change networks requires three types of expertise. Particularly in their early days GANs lead with physical or substantive issue expertise… Change Net Dev FSC GRI large system change MSCThe types shift if importance as a network evolves.

How Twitter Changes Everything at Enterprise 2.0

Endless Knots

Which brings me back to my title - and our panel next week at Enterprise 2.0: "How Twitter Changes Everything," on Tues, June 23, at 3:30. Together, we can add our collective intelligence to understand how very short bursts of information can support massive change in "businesses," even the business of statehood.

Global Voices in the top 200 blogs

Joitske Hulsebosch

I've been a fan of Global Voices , since I discovered it. The slogan of Global Voices is: " The World is talking, are you listening ?"

Boston Event: Using Global Action Networks to Create the Future Together

Networking Action

Join me for an evening to learn more about Global Action Networks as change strategies, sponsored by Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group (MassBayODLG). When:  Thursday June 19, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT. Where:   Pine Manor College… Events

Changing the Way People Find Experts at CEMEX, Luis Garza (Social Connections V, Zurich)

Michael Sampson - Currents

CEMEX is a global building company. Luis Garza from CEMEX is talking about how people now find experts at CEMEX. Some notes: 1. Luis started by showing a video about how bringing ideas together improves current practices at CEMEX. 2. More than 50 countries. About 44,000 employees. Used a very strong adoption strategy. 4. What''s next?


What can knowledge interventions contribute to development?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Or if you'd like to call this knowledge too, then I would like to clearly distinguish it from 'actionable knowledge', knowledge that leads to changing practices. Smaling pointed out that there is a gap between research and practice. A lot of research never gets transformed into changing realities. So how to close this gap?

Game Change: A Better World, WoW

21st Century Organization

We are in a constant state of change, contrary to the description proffered by many organization change models.  It is the human factor.