Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Basically each and every person who is not me is ‘Other’, which seems obvious, so what is the issue? And Young (1995) writes: I am always and always have been in relation to the Other – meaning the other person.

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What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

And we also have to try and think about the events in the context and culture of the time, for example the significance of the oracle’s statements. ‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

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My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party.

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Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Discussion of complex idea has devolved into the equivalent of drive-by shootings, often deeply personal. Recording studios, radio stations, television and film productions, newspaper and magazines and book publishing all used to be inaccessible for the common person or the beginner artist.

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Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

There is just something about such collaborations — working personally and collectively towards a common goal where everyone’s work has to mesh. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

2019 63

Glimpses

How to Save the World

Our Culture / Ourselves“April is the cruellest month” — The first line of TS Eliot’s The Wasteland, originally read “February is the cruelest month”, but Ezra Pound insisted it be changed, not to make it truer, but because it sounded better poetically.

2019 63

Even Simpler and More Hopeless Than That

How to Save the World

The sense of a separate person with free will and choice inhabiting a body is an illusion, an evolutionary misstep, a psychosomatic misunderstanding that arises in creatures with large brains. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

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“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

Ask for a few quotes and choose the person that will do the job to your specs. In complex problems like addressing social, cultural and economic systemic problems, no one has the right answer. Perhaps I need to curate a series of posts called “The Whatabout Chronicles.” ” When I’m teaching participatory leadership or sharing complexity tools, folks who are wedded to traditional linear mind and tool sets often raise objections.

2019 55

Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

For a start, these things are merely pointers; what is actually real cannot be known or understood by the separate person. Qualities, assessments, aspirations and aversions of perceived separate persons (eg enlightened, stupid, liberation, equanimity, war etc). Our Culture / Ourselves

2019 56

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

T he essential message of radical non-duality, as opposed to more historical types of non-duality, is that there is no ‘you’ — no separate person or thing, no self, no ‘awareness’ or ‘consciousness’ or ‘enlightenment’ or liberation, no self-control or choice or volition or agency or responsibility, no time or space, no life or death, no path or process to get closer to the ‘truth’, no knowledge or experience, no meaning or purpose.

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Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Microsoft’s Vision for 2019 The Boss fuels lawsuit against Ticket Master Profiling the powers that be on the un-facebook Aerosmith makes more money on Guitar Hero game than any individual album. Simply click on here to identify your own personal inflection points for change. Exploring How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything with Don Tapscott , Anthony D. Williams , and the Wikinomics Team.