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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. I have attended at least three of the (first six) conferences.

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‘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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The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The time flew by.

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Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

It has recently published the research document that summarises the key themes from its research roundtable discussions : 2017 Themes.

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2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Business Page Lists

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

2017 How to Create and Use Facebook Lists: the old way has gone. Why do you want lists? Basically this. Then this. Love ya all!

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Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing. I pay about 100 bucks a year for Dropbox. Not sure why. That’s 0.06%.

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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. Downes writes. ‘

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San Francisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

We held three days of planning meetings for 2017 and then did the conference thing; me for one day, and the others for the full three days. Net-net: a good trip, with some positive outcomes and a strong plan for 2017. Last month I flew to San Francisco for a week of meetings. Some comments about San Francisco and the time there: 1.

Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I belong to some pretty atrocious Facebook groups. Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey. Move on.

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Container Homes

Michael Sampson - Currents

Given that I have many children who will want to enter the housing market over the next two decades, I’m interested in alternative approaches.

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Norway’s Ship Tunnel

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few years ago I was visiting Oslo to present a series of workshops, and on one evening one of my hosts drove me into the city centre for a meal out.

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Systems Change Funding

Networking Action

Wondering how grantmaking can be more systemic and transformative? A great Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide helps answer that question.

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No Laptop Onboard. Now What?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Almost a decade ago I wrote about my mobile office using an iPAQ 212 and foldable Bluetooth keyboard. Foldable Keyboard. Get a Larger Mobile Phone.

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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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Weaponised Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

” For example, here’s the official statement from Air New Zealand. Having that happen in an airplane is a very bad idea.

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Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

Ready for a thinking ramble? Payoff isn’t until the end. Fair warning! Constants, parameters, numbers (subsidies, taxes, standards). Quickly.

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Painting of Live Oak, City Park, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of a Live Oak in City Park, New Orleans completed on site. The tree is easily several hundred years old. 

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Societal Change System Stewards: A large systems change frontier

Networking Action

Addressing large systems change challenges such as sustainable energy, health care and poverty can be greatly enhanced by development of powerful societal change systems (SCSs) comprising all those organizations, projects and programs aiming to realize change. SCS Stewards can greatly … Net Dev

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The Path to 2030

Networking Action

What are the trends that will influence our ability to realize the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030?

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Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

In keeping with my debrief/reflection practice, here are my lessons from the sold-out GF workshop. First, it was a joy to collaborate with Tracy.

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Laptops in Checked-In Luggage

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s a common question: Can I pack my laptop in checked-in luggage? The general consensus is “ no.” Chelsea, Quora. David, Quora.

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Highlights Reel

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this decade I met a friend for breakfast, and he proceeded to tell me an idea for an ambitious project. And started working. And working.

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Rain

Michael Sampson - Currents

We’ve had a drought in the part of New Zealand I live in. There’s been little rain for months, and the ground has shown the lack thereof.

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Painting of a Conch Shell

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square acrylic painting of  a conch shell I collected in Florida in the 1950s. I have three photo albums covering my art.

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Transformations 2017

Networking Action

Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. … Net Dev

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Strategic engagement – with snakes, elephants, baboons, mosquitos and meercats

Net-Map Toolbox

I am just back from work in Southern Africa. Then I found a simple solution, fixed the situation and all is well, world saved. No, not quite.

2017 21

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

Update on Microsoft Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Not only does it show that the product fills a real market need, but it gives us a ton of information to help shape the product leading up to General Availability, which is still on track for this current quarter, Q1 2017. In the last month alone, 30,000 organizations across 145 markets and 19 languages have actively used Microsoft Teams.

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When Death Rushes Up

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is not a good way to greet the morning. Some words of tribute from afar … When death rushes up, We meet it as we are. Miscellaneous

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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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A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In 2020 45% of the workforce will be knowmads ". Eh 2020? Hurry up?

2017 11

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). I really like the “opportunities” approach. Thanks Sam!

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Painting of a New Orleans Brass Band Sousaphone Player

Portals and KM

I also recently did a painting of a high school band member who plays the sousaphone. I have three photo albums covering my art. at Riverbend.

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New Orleans High School Sousaphone Player

Portals and KM

I also did a painting of a brass band member who plays the sousaphone. It is a tuba redesigned to make it easy to carry in a marching band. 

2017 11

Doctors versus internet: who is better at diagnosing?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have dreamed for a long time of organizing our own MOOC. I was waiting to somebody to pay me for it, but nobody did. It felt like a continuous party.

2017 11

Painting: Quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers. I just finished the one on the lower left. The four are 16" x 20" each. " work. at Riverbend.

2017 11

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

Responding to Clark Quinn: Technology or preparation? 

Full Circle Associates

Clark Quinn has a great provocation on his blog today. I ‘ll share a quote, then reply. I’m all for the latter, at least ;). Your thoughts?

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.

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 I have three photo albums covering my art.

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