Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

The Tilburg Public Library is known for its groundbreaking library innovations, such as the recently opened LocHal , which is truly a “ world-class urban living room for Tilburg in an iconic former locomotive shed of the Dutch National Railways” More about that in a future post.

2019 207

Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Iain McGilchrist (in a nutshell) believes that our view of the world is dominated by the left hemisphere of the brain and that to save our civilisation from potential collapse we need more balance between the left and right hemisphere’s views of the world.

2019 208

Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

We all have the perception that there is an ‘I’ inside our body and that ‘I’ is looking out at a separate world. image from Quantum World.

2019 46

Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

How to Save the World

The Collapse of China: Ilargi at the Automatic Earth weighs in on the economic crises (energy, demographics, trade deficit, debt) now facing China, now the world’s largest and fastest-growing economy , and one of the most politically repressive places on earth.

2019 51

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

So at this stage that would seem to be my answer: First, re-skill our community’s people (learn the essential skills that we will need if and when economic and ecological collapse leads to bankrupt governments and corporations and broken infrastructure).

2019 73

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences. People are different, and offer different perspectives, lived experiences, and world views on things.

2019 91

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

” Often this looks like elected officials not wanting to dominate citizen meetings, government or agency staff not wanting to dominate community meetings, or executive teams not wanting to dominate the lower level employees. Use a process like Open Space or World Cafe that allows participants to set their own agendas. Art of Hosting Chaordic design Facilitation Featured Open Space Power World Cafe

2019 61

New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

Divided Brain, Divided World: Why the best part of us struggles to be head, (February), 1–100. It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

2018 139

A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

Indeed ten years ago this day, as a precocious 31 year old fed up with travel (ironically) and the various despairs of working for the federal government, I quit my job and hung out a shingle. That retainer - for which I will always be grateful - gave me a start in the freelance world that was all I needed to build a pretty solid little practice.

Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

government innovation intellectual property Internet leadership marketing mash-ups mass collaboration media mobile music MySpace Net Generation open innovation openness open source platforms policy politics privacy prosumers Second Life social media social networking technology transparency user-created virtual worlds web 2.0 Margaret Schweer (from nGenera) post a very nice summary of how talent is changing in this flat world.