Announcing Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 9-10, 2018

Michelle Laurie

Cost: $875. Learn more: Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2018 This workshop (aka Rosviz) focuses on engaging beyond words. We will learn simple techniques to increase participation, attention and productivity in your meetings and work by utilizing more visual tools.

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New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

The cost to do so was about the same as using Box and paying for the existing email service. With both of those cancelled, the monthly cost for Office 365 is slightly less over time.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

The Madness of the Alberta Tar Sands: Its poor quality, and the temporary oil glut created by large-scale fracking, has meant that the environmentally ruinous Tar Sands bitumen sludge, which costs $50-70/bbl to produce, is wholesaling for $16/bbl.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Now that Trudeau owns the pipeline (at exorbitant taxpayer cost), it will ultimately be his call. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics.

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Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

As of August 2018, about 1000 pages are deleted from Wikipedia each day. HolonIQ, Nov 30, 2018 Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. The topic for this week in the E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Community.

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Visiting Rome with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

It was so easy and a fraction of the cost of taking a taxi. Rome, like Venice , is a city known to be notoriously difficult for people in wheelchairs to visit. I am writing this post as the partner of a wheelchair user, to share some of our experiences of this beautiful and fascinating city.

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What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

We humans are prone to the ‘sunk cost fallacy’ believing that we’ve put in so much time, effort or resources that we need to keep going. Earlier this year I co-hosted an experimental event called Radical Acts.

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Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Without some sort of guess at the amount of time something will take we have much less of an idea of its opportunity cost. . In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans.

2018 194

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

I have considered whether to move this WordPress site to Reclaim Hosting, but there is very little cost difference (I only pay for two plugins which I renew each year on WordPress) and I am very happy with WordPress. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

2018 139

Recovering from NotPetya – the DLA Piper Story

Michael Sampson - Currents

In the Excel spreadsheet above, I run the numbers to try to calculate the overall cost. For the direct costs of recovery, assuming a fully-burdened cost per hour of labour at $150, I get $2.25 Overall, a very costly experience for DLA Piper.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Capitalism, in contrast, rewards obedience, cost reduction, and coercive marketing. Take a look at ProductChart, which allows you to select all the criteria you care about and then shows a chart comparing benefits vs cost, with links for more information.

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Guest post: Networks for Mangrove Protection in Costa Rica

Net-Map Toolbox

In the southern Pacific Cost of the country, the Golfo Dulce region contributes to a rich biodiversity thanks to mangrove and other wetland ecosystems. (by Barbara Schroeter). Costa Rica is one of the world´s biodiversity hotspots.

Markers – ready!

Michelle Laurie

The refillable marker was also an incentive given the cost of buying these markers (they are imported from Germany). It’s always fun getting ready to host a graphic facilitation workshop and I have one coming up Aug 15-16 in Prince George (a few spaces left in case you are keen).

2018 130

What is Working? A Question of Discovery

Michael Sampson - Currents

The idea that because we value today’s outcomes (rewards, good things) so highly that we want to preserve indefinitely and at all the costs the current stream of benefits.

2018 142

Four Things to Remember When "Planning"

Evolving Web

Without some sort of guess at the amount of time something will take we have much less of an idea of its opportunity cost. . In 1989 I received my degree in Urban Planning. I have studied how to make plans.

2018 130

Excel for Mac Plus Excel MVPs

Michael Sampson - Currents

Back in the early 1990s, the first client project that paid decent money (NZ$25 per hour, which my client described as “charging like a bull”) required the use of a massive spreadsheet to analyse cost flows in a small manufacturing firm. Excel Table Talk Episode 6.

2018 116

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

When their activities were exposed and the organization’s complicity in the cover-up was also exposed, the cost to the organization was enormous. We don’t know details of this story, but these elements must have been there and the costs were real. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International.

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Re-Imagining Construction at Bechtel

Michael Sampson - Currents

The basic idea is that being able to deal with a problem earlier reduces long-run costs due to eliminating a stream of corrective actions and costly flow-on consequences.

2018 116

Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Hypotheses: The increased productivity associated with staying connected to work in the evening hours is often achieved at the cost of higher stress levels which may lead to poor recovery, impaired performance fatigue, and sleep complaints.

2018 130

The Collaborative Workspace: Improve Productivity Through Engagement

Jenny Connected

After potential cost savings, socialization is the biggest draw for collaborative workspaces, especially startups and companies with few employees. If you’re looking to improve productivity at work, it may be time to shift to a collaborative workspace. Whether you’re a small company or well-established corporation, such collaborative office environments can offer great benefits.

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The Technologies I’ll Miss

How to Save the World

I am old enough to remember the mess and hassle of darkrooms, black and white photos, troublesome film, costly film development, and massive, clunky cameras. photo from the good folks at pixabay.

2018 67

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Caring for one’s fellow community members, for the shared qualities of the culture, and even for oneself , comes at a high emotional cost. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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A sense of community

Mathemagenic

Distances between the participating families also made it important to plan the locations of the meetings in such a way that travel time and costs were more or less evenly distributed. Sharing rides (and travel costs), opportunities to stay for a dinner to avoid rush hours or even stay overs for families from further away became a norm in the group.

2018 98

The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

The low prices were unsustainable to many producers, especially those with higher production costs that ceased or curtailed exploring, and that, combined with increasing demand from third-world countries, began pushing prices up again, to $60 /bbl in 2005 and $90 /bbl in 2008.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

Have characters succeed, but at an unexpected cost. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house. A forest is visible through the picture window; the sound of surf can be heard in the background.).

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

Last year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. .

2018 68

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Our research indicates that this will increase the healthy life-span of our citizens by several years, at a fraction the cost the “industry”, and its parasitic insurance companies and lawyers, have been charging. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

The cost of increasing fossil fuel use is so high, it needs to be accompanied by a commitment to faster transition to this kind of world. Some interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever.

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Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

I t’s been a while since I posted about the collapse of our industrial civilization. Background is here if you’re interested in my take on how it will occur, due to the interconnection between our global economic and energy systems and the planet’s vulnerable ecology.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Thinking of resuming a weekly round up of links that have come through my feed in one way or another. I haven’t gotten around to blogging about these links, but I’m sure my readers would be interested in some of them.

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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?: Editor Joel Caris brings to it an interesting philosophy and writes thought-provoking intros to each edition that alone are worth the cost of a subscription.

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