Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

This is a friend, Sam Dorman describing a project he worked on with the folks at Biro Creative and Etherios for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The real impact is in the organization’s increased ability to serve its constituents – vetrans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you’re into using technology to engage people in a mission, you’ve gotta check out this very impressive video.

That's What a Kiwi Does - "Number 8 Wire Mentality"

Michael Sampson - Currents

According to Stuff, New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan towed a disabled US helicopter to safety : " The US army Apache helicopter had to land in an exposed position in Bamyan last month after its engines were damaged by debris. The NZ Provincial Reconstruction Team manufactured a tow bar and towed the helicopter into the safety of the Kiwi base.

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Frontier 6 makes The NYT

Endless Knots

Thom Shanker's piece in today's New York Times carries a story about Army operations in Afghanistan and references a recent post by Frontier 6, Caldwell's online handle. Remember the blogging general, Lieutenant General Bill Caldwell ? I love this description of Caldwell's blogging efforts: It is perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets in the Army, but Frontier 6 is the Internet alias of Lt. William B.

Missing the Power of a Point

21st Century Organization

It is ironic that a network visual "portraying the complexity of American military strategy" in Afghanistan, appearing on the front page of the NY Times on-line today is used to bemoan the use of PowerPoint.

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Frontier 6 gets kudos in Times editorial

Endless Knots

Today's NY Times lead editorial, " The Way Out ," lauds Lieutenant General Bill Caldwell ,  here before as Frontier 6 , for the job he's doing as head of security force training in Afghanistan: General Caldwell has brought a new coherence and purpose to the mission.

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"In a good organization, they look at their watches"

Endless Knots

commanding officer in Afghanistan. Although I've met a few of his colleagues, I don't know General Stanley McChrystal, who's front-page these days because of his role as the U.S. Don't fret: I'm not going to talk about the war(s) at all but I did happen to see the "60 Minutes" interview with McChrystal last week. (I'm I'm still trying to figure out how this was possible, given the fact that I've barely seen any TV in the past few months.)

Google Analytics – Great Geography Lessons

Portals and KM

But there were visits from Afghanistan, Viet Nam (mostly Hanoi), and every European country. I am impressed with the level of international detail that you get through Google Analytics. I took a look at my Google Analytics account and found that visits came to this blog from 158 countries since February. I did realize there were that many countries. Looking at the map I have not been visited by Greenland, one country in the Americas – Paraguay , several in Africa, and a few in Asia.

Helen Thomas: "Thirty women reporters had to sit on the floor"

Endless Knots

" She didn't shy away from the tough topics - she wants the US out of Iraq and Afghanistan now, believing that those countries have it in them to solve their own problems.

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Digital Storytelling in the US Army

Jenny Connected

A dedicated team went out to locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan to create the videos. This week Jonathan Silk, a US Army Officer stationed at the United StatesMilitary Academy at West point, NY, shared his digital story telling practice with the CPsquare community. For this digital storytelling work he won the 2012 Pepperdine Award for outstanding work in community development. Storytelling is used in many organisations as a knowledge management strategy.

Having the wrong map can kill you

Net-Map Toolbox

Imagine driving through a hostile area in any conflict driven country, let’s say Afghanistan. Your personal conflict map might be full of sea monsters no one has ever seen (source: [link].

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I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

Have we forgotten what happened after the Arab Spring, the fall of the Soviet Union, the “liberation” of Afghanistan and the Obama Campaign of Hope already? H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly.

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Online Community Unconference East - February 10, 2010

Online Community Report

Current attendees include: Cisco, IBM, The Humane Society of the United States, Answers Corporation, Medidata Solutions, Consumer Reports, Knowledge Alliance, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, CafeMom, CFA Institute, Impact Interactions, Optaros and more.

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The Conservative party is scraping the bottom of the barrel

Chris Corrigan

At one point, when he our ambasador to Afghanistan, I imagined that he might make a good leader of the Conservative party and given his roots, might even pull it back towards a progressive conservative agenda. The Conservative Party of Canada has started heating up its leadership campaign and I have a passing interest in it. Two of the candidates – the two most odious – are known to me personally.

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

His work on TTE – Tactical Tribal Engagement is unprecedented for counterinsurgency tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan. Management Innovation eXchange. Its time to reinvent management. You can help. Search. Connect Log In. Management Innovation eXchange. Stories. Hacks. Barriers. M-Prize.

Links of the Week -- Saturday January 24, 2009

How to Save the World

Pakistan: Afghanistan redux: Interesting account on the fall of parts of Pakistan to local Taliban warlords , and the use of the media, torture, and slaughter of civilians to terrorize locals into submission. This is Afghanistan all over again, and unless we learn the lessons of Afghanistan, we're going to repeat the same mistakes we made there. BLOG Links of the Week -- Saturday January 24, 2009. Value of leading banks' shares 2007 (blue) and today (green).

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Links and Tweets for the Week -- November 29, 2009

How to Save the World

How the US (Still) Funds the Taliban: If you read this and can still understand why Obama isn't immediately withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan (let alone proposing to increase troop levels), please explain it to me. BLOG Links and Tweets for the Week -- November 29, 2009.

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How This Culture Makes Addicts of Us All (and Why That’s OK)

How to Save the World

This is some initial noodling on the subject of addiction, based on a conversation with, and some unpublished writing by, my friend Michael Nenonen, and some reading of the work of Vancouver academic and author Bruce Alexander. It may evolve into something more substantial.

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Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

How to Save the World

What’s worse, when the desired “ends” are not achieved (liberation of women in Afghanistan), the shifting of blame to others for the failure to achieve the ends is used to excuse both the failure to achieve the ends and for the abhorrence of the means.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Thursday, August 27, 2009 Creative Activism BLOG Creative Activism T odayI joined the Applied ImprovNetwork, in part to signal my movefrom passive writer and idea-ist and story-teller to activist. One ofthe things Ilike about Improv is that it is focused completely on the Now. Its active and attentive.In

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Will the Collapse of Civilization Begin With Global Corporatist Totalitarianism?

How to Save the World

Afghanistan & Pakistan. STAGE. WHAT COLLAPSES. SIGNS OF COLLAPSE. E.G. OF CULTURE AT THIS STAGE. COPING/RESILIENCE MECHANISMS. Financial Collapse. banks, currencies, the value of savings & assets. bank failures/rescues, stock/housing market collapses. Iceland during 2008 crisis.

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Links for the Week: Saturday January 10, 2009

How to Save the World

What You Don't Know About Gaza: Some facts about the world's largest refugee camp.and About Afghanistan: In the failed state of Afghanistan, everything is for sale. -- drugs, political office, justice, and, of course "protection". Kept afloat by billions of dollars in American and other foreign aid, the government of Afghanistan is shot through with corruption and graft. BLOG Links for the Week: Saturday January 10, 2009. Cheryl's.

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Links and Tweets of the Week -- November 7, 2009

How to Save the World

Obama's Wars Now: 300,000 Civilians Dead and 5 Million Refugees: A remarkable and disturbing rant by a former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell explains the impossible hole the US has dug for itself in Iraq and Afghanistan. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week -- November 7, 2009.

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Happiness is contagious in social networks - CNN.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Most Viewed Most Emailed Top Searches 1 Staten Island Ferry hits pier 2 No Neverland viewing 3 Actor Karl Malden dead at 97 4 Celebrity death rumors online 5 Major operation in Afghanistan 6 Commentary: Frankens victory 7 Crash survivor didnt feel thing 8 Cold Case: Camping couple killed 9 Circuit failed before train crash 10 FDA: Warning on anti-smoking drugs more most popular » 1 FDA advisers vote to take Vicodin. Home World U.S.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

YouJust Cant Win in Afghanistan: When will Obama and the US realize that theAfghan War is unwinnable, even with a re-emphasis on non-militaryactivities. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

For Managers For Educators For Corporate Buyers Harvard Business Review Visit Harvard Business School Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing Archive/Back Issues Customer Service HBR Email Newsletters Cart Store All Products All Articles Sign In or Subscribe Now How Social Networks Network Best by Alex Pentland The humble bee has much to teach us about the flow ofinformation in our own organizations.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Threemore Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan (bringing the death toll to60). Absolutism (Bush-style "youre either with us or youre with the terrorists"framing) is being used to bully Canada into committing to keep ourtroops in the midst of the anarchy and civil war in Afghanistan. The PRfrom the military is increasingly using the term enemy to describeanyone in Afghanistan who opposes the continued presence of foreigntroops in their country.

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Links and Tweets of the Week: October 31, 2009 (Scary Hallowe'en Edition)

How to Save the World

US Official Resigns Over Obama's War: A foreign service leader quits in protest over the impossible war in Afghanistan , and urges Obama to bring the troops home. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: October 31, 2009 (Scary Hallowe'en Edition). PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE.

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Acting resourcefully in a space of community organizing

Chris Corrigan

In situations where autocrats are overthrown by powerful individual figures (think Haiti, Cuba, Soviet Union, China, Liberia, Afghanistan, Zaire, Yugoslavia) the results become less democratic than autocratic, and often result in civil war rather than a peaceful transition of power.

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Links (and Top Tweets) of the Week(s) -- July 18, 2009

How to Save the World

Everything that Happens in Afghanistan is Based On Lies: A new film shows how hopeless the occupation of Afghanistan really is. BLOG Links of the Week -- July 5, 2009. This is a collection of links and tweets since the start of the month (I've been away), so it's much longer than usual. Hence abstracts are short, and I've tried to index them roughly by subject. Pro-coal billboard in W.Virginia by a mega-polluter involved in mountaintop removal.

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Creative Activism

How to Save the World

the politicians who wage unwinnable and devastating wars (including fucking Obama in Afghanistan). BLOG Creative Activism. T oday I joined the Applied Improv Network, in part to signal my move from passive writer and idea-ist and story-teller to activist. One of the things I like about Improv. is that it is focused completely on the Now. It's active and attentive.

Links for the Week: May 2, 2009

How to Save the World

You Just Can't Win in Afghanistan: When will Obama and the US realize that the Afghan War is unwinnable, even with a re-emphasis on non-military activities. BLOG Links for the Week: May 3, 2009. Two weeks' worth of links to catch up with, so descriptions are shorter than usual, and some of the links I'm saving for next week. Surf image by Clark Little -- thanks to Tree. for the link.

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Links of the Week: March 28, 2009

How to Save the World

And it's looking more and more, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, as if Obama is just as clued out about the futility of imperial wars and massively complicated "security" processes and bureaucracies as Bush was. BLOG Links of the Week: March 28, 2009.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

And the story is also much more thanthis, of course, since weve been killing civilians in Afghanistan andIraq for most of the Bush presidency. for more on the disastrous war in Afghanistan, and the military/media deceptions we are being fed about it, read Glenn Greenwalds latest column ] 11:55:23 PM trackback [] comment [] © Copyright 2008Dave Pollard. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The Lost Cause of Afghanistan: Still in the New Yorker, the US has taken the War on Drugs to thecountry that has defied all attempted reformers and occupiers forcenturies -- Afghanistan. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. July 14, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week - July 14, 2007 LeeleeSobieski photo from imdb.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The Lost Cause of Afghanistan: Still in the New Yorker, the US has taken the War on Drugs to thecountry that has defied all attempted reformers and occupiers forcenturies -- Afghanistan. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. July 14, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week - July 14, 2007 LeeleeSobieski photo from imdb.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The Lost Cause of Afghanistan: Still in the New Yorker, the US has taken the War on Drugs to thecountry that has defied all attempted reformers and occupiers forcenturies -- Afghanistan. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. July 14, 2007 Saturday Links for the Week - July 14, 2007 LeeleeSobieski photo from imdb.

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Energy Descent, and A World Without Property

How to Save the World

The following chart shows the way nature generally deals with species whose populations and resource consumption get out of hand: In short, as civilization collapses, we're going to see horrific scarcities, creating massive personal and collective stresses that will break both individuals (to the point of suicide, terrorism and murder) and nations (to the point of insurrection, civil war, and anarchy -- a hundred Afghanistans). BLOG A World Without Property.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Mexico may well fail as a state, and become asdangerous and expensive to keep in check as Afghanistan -- and a lotcloser. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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The FASTForward Blog " More on War as the accelerant for Social Software: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Posted yesterday- sorry about the repeat but this makes sense) CNN interviews a NATO Official in Afghanistan who echoes the Secretary and insists that we better get good at this or risk losing the real war - which is all political.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Both these new systemswere unstable and often led to continuous wars and revolutions, butthese usually produced nothing more than changes in the people in power-- the contested anarchic or monarchic/oligarchic system remained.Countries like Afghanistan continue to waver between anarchy(decision-making by local warlords) and war. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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