Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

Successfully meeting this crisis would require an abrupt, traumatic revolution in global human society; failing to meet it will be even worse.

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

In Times Higher Education (March 7, 2019) Anna McKie asks: In a rapidly changing world, is a broader approach to the university curriculum needed to develop the critical thinking and creativity increasingly sought after by employers.

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Shocks of familiarity with Michel de Montaigne

Jenny Connected

Sarah Bakewell points out that self-exploration and revelation, and discovering who each other is, as practiced by Montaigne, is one of the great adventures of modern times; this is easy to see in the success of social media.

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What is the point of it all?

Jenny Connected

I subscribe to Aeon digital magazine – an online magazine of ideas, philosophy and culture. A recent video bearing the title ‘An ageing philosopher returns to the essential question: ‘What is the point of it all?’ caught my attention.

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Tool of the month: do-it-yourself animation videos

Joitske Hulsebosch

An animation is a film without actors, but many drawings in succession provide movement. Anyone can now create an animation video using handy do-it-yourself tools. In this blog you will find a number of tools and tips to start with.

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The death and the expensive rebirth of Flickr

Community Guy

tl;dr: when you buy something because of its success, when that success was based on community engagement, then kill the community engagement because you’re only interested in scale to sell ads and ad data, things don’t work out. .

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What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks

Partnering Resources

Yet even though the number of ERGs has taken off, companies seldom assess these groups’ success. One biopharmaceutical company sought to go beyond anecdotal evidence to assess the successes — or failures — of its Women’s Success Network.

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What Will It Take?

How to Save the World

This ruling (which the prosecutors have just appealed) will be essential to the success of many Direct Actions going forward (which is precisely why the prosecutors have appealed it). L ast evening a group of about 30 Bowen Islanders watched a documentary called The Reluctant Radical.

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Nothing on Offer Here

How to Save the World

image CC0 via maxpixel. P eople want to believe, and they want people who seem to have found answers to tell them what they’ve learned, and what to do as a result.

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A Plague

How to Save the World

Like the alders growing everywhere in first succession areas deforested by fire (or by incompetent human forest practices like clear-cutting), they are just stepping in to a system where there is suddenly lots of food and little or no competition.

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Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

The world premiere concert was last night and played to a sold-out crowd, and it was a huge success for the works’ composer, my friend Brian Hoover. I ‘ve spent many hours over the past four months rehearsing for a choir performance, a benefit for our local food bank.

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Where We Are Now: More on the Culture of Fear

How to Save the World

We rely on each other to survive and to thrive, so it is not surprising that evolutionarily successful cultures are built on love and willing collaboration. Image of ghost town in Japan, near Nagasaki, abandoned when the coal ran out, from pxhere , CC0.

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

We have no way of knowing how our success (or failure) with these new markers will inspire (or incapacitate) the new human societies (probably much smaller and more local than anything humanity has witnessed in thirty millennia) that emerge from the ruins of our doomed civilization.

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The Rogue Primate

How to Save the World

We are an enormously ‘successful’ species, if you define that as ecosystem domination, global spread, or biomass, but no more so than other unexceptional species like dinosaurs, rats, jellyfish or bacteria. Image from wikimedia by Nick Hobgood , CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

To have any chance of long term success with customer communities, mindsets have to evolve beyond a fixation on cost savings to a more enlightened view of communities as a valuable catalyst for growth. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019.

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Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

Jennifer is bringing a collaborative approach to her work and to be successful in that, she is partly relying on the 450 Leadership 2020 graduates that are spread all through the system.

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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. This means using shorter development cycles with fast feedback enabling an organization to rapidly accelerate when the experiment is successful. We need more examples of successful people and companies doing all of this.