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Medusa and the Evolution of Human Consciousness

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A horrifying nightmare leads to a new understanding of the story of Medusa, as metaphor for the evolution of human consciousness. Featured Soul

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Writing as Giving

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We make our writing a gift when it comes from the heart rather than from the ego. Featured Soul

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Seeing Deeply Through the Medium of Technology

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As medium has become message, we must learn to see more deeply, beyond our distracted, glassy reflections. Featured Soul

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Creative Inspiration in Design

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Alchemy of Change’s New Focus: the Soul

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I'm now resuscitating Alchemy of Change with a new focus on exploring the Soul. Announcements Featured Soul soul

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Cooperation is Never Perfect

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I love it when a scientist comes along and proves something that, on an intuitive level, I just knew had to be true. Cooperation is never here to stay.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

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A “real-time information network” – that's how the people at Twitter describe their own service.

How People Define Smart Organizations: The Biology of Great Organizations Part II

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We can learn a lot about organizations from biology. Yes, Virginia, there really is an organizational membrane. Membrane Made of Humanity.

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How “Membranes” Build Great Organizations

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You’ll also get a new framework for thinking about the way organizations engage customers, partners, and other organizations. Still with me?

2011 142

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

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I just accidentally stumbled on something in Google+ that suggests some revolutionary ideas about the way organizations need to think about marketing.

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Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

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This summer, my wife and I took our two boys to visit the famous Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. This Hub Controls the Spokes.

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Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

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Getting work done with other people is tricky. It's tricky because it forces us to strike a subtle balance between our tasks and our relationships.

Connections are Different than Relationships

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A connection, or point of contact, in a relationship can take many forms.

We Are The Filter Bubble

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Computer algorithms aren't the only thing contributing to the "Internet Filter Bubble." Who we choose to connect with in our social networks deeply affects who is "curating" the content we consume. Here's why diversity in your social network matters.

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What is Google Plus? (really.)

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Some slides organizing my thoughts on why I believe Google+ is important: These are posted on Google+, but you’ll have no problem viewing them even if you don’t have an account there (yet). Connection Technologies Google

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Place-Based Networks: A New Kind of Social Network

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Place-Based Networks are mobile social networks that help you connect with other people based on your shared interest in a place. Contextual Computing Local Android Facebook Google iPad iPhone location mapping mobile place Place-Based Networks social networks

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The Truth Machine: The Lie Detector in Your Next Pair of Glasses

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Eulerian Video Magnification is a new video processing technology that could soon turn your phone - or even your glasses - into a lie detector.

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Love Hurts – And That’s a Good Thing

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If you’ve ever felt true love, then you know that sometimes love hurts – a lot. Love Love Isn’t a Roller Coaster. It is deeper.

2011 123

Software Will Replace You

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It doesn’t matter who you are – software is going to take over more and more of what you do. Amazon is replacing Barnes and Noble. Are you?

2011 116

A Cure for Listless Tweeting: “Tweet to List”

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Like many of you, I use Twitter to help get the word out on things I’m writing about or things I find interesting. Tweet.

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My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

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I'm excited to share my TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company." 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. The Soulful Company B Corporation corporations drive meaning mission soulful company

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The Great Unbundling and Collapse of Local Newspapers

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For it was in that year that  newspaper revenues peaked at $48.6 billion. But technology was not the only culprit: greed also had much to do with it.

2011 108

Networks, Organizations and Movements

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When thinking about social change movements, networks teach us that it all comes down to the human connection. People Power Movement as Network networks nonprofits Occupy social change social movements Tea Party

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Twitter's Golden Egg

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number of organizations take advantage of “User

Smarter Search

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A couple quick things to point out on Google’s search capabilities these days, that are also some interesting hints at where search is going.

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Why So Many Social Change Organizations Struggle

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When nonprofit organizations with issue-specific, niche missions organize themselves around individual donor fundraising, it creates waste, dysfunction and drains power away from real social change. Social Change attention donor engagement fundraising nonprofit philanthropy social change

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Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

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By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search. Connection Technologies Contextual Computing Google Google Search Plus Your World personal search search social search

Place is a Tag: How Your Phone Should Work

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Get ready for the geo-tag - and a revolution in the way you use your phone to search the places around you! Contextual Computing Local Android crowd-source del.icio.us Diigo geo-tag geoloqi Google Google Maps GPS iPhone local meridian search semantic Wikipedia Windows Phone

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The Heart of the Occupation

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

2011 96

The Gift and Curse of Social Reading and What It Could Do to Books

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"Social reading" centers not so much on the joy of reading or pursuit of knowledge, but a desire to build social capital on social networks. And now, it's coming to books. Media Amazon books influence Kindle Fire media Pew publishing reading Shirky social books social reading

2012 89

How Come I Can’t Tune Klout?

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How come I can’t decide for myself what influence on the web means to me ? Who died and left Klout king? On Google+ (once the API comes out)?

2011 96

Four Ways to Improve Our Online Emotional Intelligence

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As human beings, we’re born with a built-in ability to make sense of very subtle social signals from other people. Absolutely.

2011 91

How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate

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Every once in a while, technology comes along that helps us re-imagine the way organizations work. Limitations of the Facebook Platform. Tweet.

Fixing the Google+ Engagement Problem

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Google has a real problem with Google+ engagement - especially with new users. Here are some ideas on how to address the situation. Network Strategies Facebook Google Google Plus social networks

Testing the Wisdom of Crowds

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When we make it possible for people to aggregate their wisdom in independent, diverse and decentralized ways, the resulting "wisdom of the crowds" can be uncannily accurate. just tested that on Google+, and here are my results. Collaboration collaboration collective intelligence Google wisdom of crowds

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The Deep Science of Cooperation: Martin Nowak

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It’s based on his (and Roger Highfield’s) new book:  SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed.

Change Happens Through People – Even at Walmart

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Part 1 of 4: Marc Gunther just  reviewed  Force of Change , the story of Walmart’s conversion to sustainable business practices.

Why Google Sparks Matters

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As with a new continent rising from the depths, the mountain tops of Google+ hint tantalizingly at an underlying terrain we cannot yet see. admit it.

Crowd Sourcing Saves Lives

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When someone has a heart attack, every second counts. Speed treatment, and you save lives. Cool by itself doesn’t cut it. Thanks Eric. Tweet.

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The Divine Right of Capital – A Summary

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I just finished reading  The Divine Right of Capital by Marjorie Kelly. Chapter 2: Lords of the Earth. Chapter 3: The Corporation as Feudal Estate.

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