Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

And my self continues to write about collapse, and about living better, and about human nature and culture and how the world seemingly works, and about whatever else comes into my mind that seems, to my weary and bewildered and lost and scared self, worth writing down.

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Ten Reasons to Keep Writing

Jenny Connected

Because the book you most want to read hasn’t yet been written. Because you know that stories are how people from different cultures and with different experiences communicate, empathize and grow to understand each other. TenReasonsToKeepWriting 3:35pm · 26 Oct 2018.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

I just saw her Book of Will — outstanding; catch it if you can.). How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization's EndCartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Even though the word ‘education’ does not appear in the index of McGilchrist’s remarkable book, how can the idea of ‘there are no things’ not have implications for education? Semiotics, edusemiotics and the culture of education.

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Two years ago, Toni and I decided to be more picky about clients - work to ensure success, find companies that are willing to do the hard work of building a culture - not ones that simply want to by a box of Agile or someone else's canned Lean journey. Blogging led to books.

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The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

The “quantified self” will give way to the “qualified self” and ultimately to the “connected self” as we begin to define ourselves not merely by simple measures of ethnicity, language, religion and culture, but through thousands of shared experiences, affinities, and inclinations.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

Each book, in which he writes about his latest thinking, is stranger than the last. In his review of the book, Ephrat Livni sums it up this way: “Time is a story we’re always telling ourselves in the present tense, individually and together.

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Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

And on p.584 of this book Stephen quotes Rob Wall (2007) as saying: “Literacy, of any type, is about pattern recognition, about seeing how art is like physics is like literature is like dance is like architecture is like …Literacy is not about knowing where the dots are.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Rotten: Td0s writes about our culture’s unwillingness to do things well, and to pay to maintain the infrastructure we build and depend on : Doing something well, making something that will last, is not prized in this culture. Is Civilization a Wetiko Culture?:

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Losing Yourself in Awesome

Evolving Web

Two years ago, Toni and I decided to be more picky about clients - work to ensure success, find companies that are willing to do the hard work of building a culture - not ones that simply want to by a box of Agile or someone else's canned Lean journey. Blogging led to books.

2018 130

Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read two books by Kevin Kelly about technology, one on my kindle and one on paper (not the same book by the way :). Now that I think about it: I get most of the book tips via my Twitter network. The books offer a lot of ideas about the influence of technology.

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Iain McGilchrist and the divided brain

Jenny Connected

Last weekend I attended a 4-day Field & Field course in which Iain McGilchrist discussed with us the main themes in his book – The Master and his Emissary. The two key questions which led to the 20 years it took to write the book are: Why is the brain divided at all?

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Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. I struggled going from my tweetchat back to twitter and hootsuite trying to keep up with replies :).

2018 130

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

As I explained in my book Finding the Sweet Spot , (yes, sadly, it’s now out of print) organizations that routinely do that are much more successful and resilient workplaces, and much more fun places to work. Our Culture / Ourselvesdrawing by hugh macleod at gaping void .

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SharePoint Swoop – The Intranet Makeover Show

Michael Sampson - Currents

A world where the journey of a growing pop culture business intersects with three superhero Microsoft MVPs. In my book Collaboration Roadmap , I talk about the “Business Impact Group” that engages with business groups and teams to do this very thing. It is also the Facilitated Group Re-Imagining strategy in one of my other books – User Adoption Strategies.

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My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World (Jan 2017) (Long) (Book review/summary)†*. The Dark and Gathering Sameness of the World (Apr 2006) (Book review/summary). The End of Philosophy (May 2005) (Book review/summary)†*. A Culture of Dependence (Oct 2010)†*.

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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. Our Culture / Ourselves Working SmarterImage from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

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Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 57

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

SEVILLE: (reaching into her bag and pulling out a file which she puts in front of him) Daniel Dennett’s critique of Sam Harris’ book Free Will. Do you think tribal cultures at some point were free of selves? image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

2018 57

What Happens in Vagus…

How to Save the World

These are all in increasingly short supply as our modern stress-riven culture is making us more and more dissociated (just look at our ‘leaders’), and leaving us with less and less time to learn and explore what’s important. Our Culture / Ourselves

2018 46

From the feed: More complexity

Chris Corrigan

Back in 2015, Dave Snowden took on 12 aspects of organizational and corporate culture that were basically enemies of complexity thinking. The book is being released like expressions of fine whisky, one barrel at a time at her blog.

2018 54

On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

“OK, so I’ve been reading that book Figments of Reality “, Seve said to me, coming out onto the deck with lemonade for the two of us. She continued reading her notes from the book: “Then they explain why they believe this is true.

2018 46

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Orville knows his stuff, and the book is full of sound ideas, some pretty obvious but often not followed in the struggle to land a better position. In short, this is a book worth reading if you’re at that point in your life, and I know a lot of people are.

2018 46

Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been enjoying reading Adam Nicolson’s book “Sea Room” about the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides. When the traditional cultures and communities of the Hebrides were strong, families rowed and sailed through the islands for work and trade and spiritual reasons.

2018 46

A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Duncan Green provides a review of the new book How to Rig an Election , by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas. Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance.

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Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

They prefer the dynamics of meetings and videos over essays or books about the message, which tend to be dry and lack the useful interactivity of the meetings’ Q&A format. 2018 meeting: London, June. I attended Tony’s meeting in Wales in the summer of 2017, and Jim’s in Vancouver last October (2018). Our Culture / Ourselves

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Being Culture Democracy Featured Wordpress

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Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Even if you do not give your change to a beggar, you find yourself having to justify your choice.’ ( DK Philosophy book). Or if we find ourselves in a different culture, how often do we look for and value ‘sameness’, for example, being able to laugh at the same things? 2018).

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: When we live in an insane culture, we should not be surprised at what it wreaks. Full book of post-election poems sold here.

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