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The Beginning of a New Work Adventure – Joining panagenda!


That is, probably, why, over the course of the last couple of months, a growing urge to find a new work adventure has taken over yours truly. Till now.

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Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

Source of image. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks. 2016). Adaptive.

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Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey. About humanity. Why are you friends with them? And then I do.

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The New IT Department

Michael Sampson - Currents

All employees are now organized into self-governing teams based around shared specialties—for example, one group is all people who work on tax issues, while another covers youth and elderly social programs—and the emphasis is on outcomes, rather than micromanaging processes. Microsoft Office 365

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Painting of a Conch Shell

Portals and KM

have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100). at Riverbend.

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Intranets 2017

Michael Sampson - Currents

My friends at Step Two in Sydney are producing the seventh annual intranet conference in Australia : Intranets2017 is in its seventh year, and it continues to power on as the biggest intranet conference in the southern hemisphere, running in Sydney on 31 May-2 June 2017. have attended at least three of the (first six) conferences. Conference Notes

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Painting of Zydeco Washboard Player

Portals and KM

Here is an 16" x 20"" acrylic painting of Rosie Ledet's Washboard player from Jazz Fest in from New Orleans.  

2017 21

The Illusion of Community

How to Save the World

Elements of each aspect are shown in orange circles. Learning and recreational communities are often of this type. Desperation is not yet necessity.

Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

We used Liberating Structures extensively throughout the 3 day event. We saw no napping! We hope people will stay connected and build that depth.

How to create a Civilly Disobedient #shitstorm online & off #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How to create a resistance movement using social media and the steps to do so. it works for grassroots activism too! Which Step is for You? .

2017 11

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration tools provide amazing capabilities for helping people work together across time and space, and selecting the right tools for your organisation is important. 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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Painting: Quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers. just finished the one on the lower left. The four are 16" x 20" each. at Riverbend. 504) 561-8844.

2017 11

Prototyping and strategic planning

Chris Corrigan

It’s worth a visit. It got me thinking this morning about some of the tools I use for planning these days. The basic frame of “ What?

Wanderings of a Liberating Structures Practitioner – Part 1 3 Reasons

Full Circle Associates

The great folks at the Fire Adapted Communities Network gave me permission to share my process “download” with you. So here we go!

How to organize for deep (not superficial) learning online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last week I had a great time again during the Learning and Technologies Conference in London. My third time! It is a form to support my own learning.

Update on Microsoft Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Update from Kirk on the Office 365 Team on the new (still in preview) Microsoft Teams service in Office 365: … Microsoft Teams has picked up momentum since its launch last November. In the last month alone, 30,000 organizations across 145 markets and 19 languages have actively used Microsoft Teams. snip). Can You Help Me Collaborate Well?

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Painting of Roy Rogers Jazz Fest 2015 Part Three

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of the slide guitar blues man  Roy Rogers  and his fiddle player. at Riverbend. 504) 561-8844.

2017 11

Dogged pursuit of data quality and use

Learning Alliances

Data Dogs notes – Jan 2, 2017 – Group 1 report-out. Large scale:  .

Wanderings of a Liberating Structures Practitioner – Part 2 the practice

Full Circle Associates

people, all mentioned in part 1  where it all started. You know, that stuff which can often go in one ear and out the other. To shift our mindset.

Facebook Course – Sydney – February 2017

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Intermediate Facebook Course on Ads, Facebook Insights and PowerEditor/Pixel Retargeting: Mon 6 & Tues 7 February, 2017 in the Sydney CBD.

Sam Marshall on Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam from Clearbox Consulting recently posted his comments on my Office 365 book on CMSWire: Sampson … has managed to steer a line that shows deep technology understanding without losing sight of why companies acquire these technologies in the first place. snip). really like the “opportunities” approach. Thanks Sam!

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Painting of Pigeon Town Stepper, Second Line New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of one of the Pigeon Town Steppers, New Orleans. Iy have three photo albums covering my art.

2017 11

London as a #networkedcity gains support at first event. Now here’s the plan

Social Reporter

First published on We had a terrific meeting at Newspeak House earlier this week,  which I trailed as the launch of the London Networked City exploration. In addition the future of organisations like LVSC and GVA is in doubt. Updates. Event details now here. Signup to an email discussion list. January 31 event signup. All posts

1st Global Conference on Positive Change

Networking Action

Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev

Survey instrument: digital workers’ preferences of informal learning opportunities in socio-technical learning ecosystem

Taming the spaces

The survey was developed based on the informal learning interactions in workplaces described by Ley and associates [2014]. The survey items elaborated possible socio-technical system functionalities using the ideas from the prototypes of Learning Layers tools.

A Workshop – One Day? Two Days? Longer?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Agnes outlines her thinking on workshop length : The most common question I get about my upcoming workshop, SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 Search in Practice, is why I’ve decided to choose a two-day format. know it could be one day. Some worked, some didn’t. What I’ve found is that I don’t like frontal teaching. It’s not my style.

Painting of Patched Live Oak in City Park New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square oil painting of a Live Oak in City Park, New Orleans. It has a concrete patch in the trunk to keep it going.  

2017 11

Whistle language Silbo is disappearing because of technology

Joitske Hulsebosch

I watched The Dutch comedian Javier Guzman on a lazy evening during the x-mas holidays, his shows is called Por Dios. In this show there is a story about the influence of technology I would like to share because it is really telling a story. Javier explains that the shepherd on the isle of La Gomera have a whistle language called Silbo.

The Not-So-Incredible Adventures of Equani-Mouse

How to Save the World

cartoon by Felicia Bond on wikimedia, CC-SA 3.0. T he people were worried. The Evil Drumpf had seized power in the kingdom. warned an observant woman.

Understanding the power of deep story

Chris Corrigan

Spent an hour in conversation with a friend in the US last night discussing the role of dialogue in connecting communities together.

A Change of Pace in 2017

Michael Sampson - Currents

In early 2013 I was attending a conference in the United States, and on the man-made beach at the hotel resort was introduced by one of my readers to her boss. That happened in June of that year. The next year it was October (and the workshop was presented twice). The year after that was June again (and presented twice again). Michael's Happenings

Painting of Yellow Pepper New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" x 16" painting of a yellow pepper in New Orleans. have three photo albums covering my art. at Riverbend. 504) 561-8844.  

2017 11

Leaving the Neighbourhoods blog


After something like thirteen years, I've decided to stop writing this blog. When  The Divide was screened about a year ago, I started to wonder if neo-liberalism might just be on the way ou t. But then came Brexit and Trump, a double-whammy that has left me feeling more bruised than at first I would have expected.  

When Our “Health Care” Systems Fall Apart

How to Save the World

It’s a stunning piece of work worth admiring in its own right (as is much of the other work on the Information Is Beautiful site). tells you.