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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. Warning: Geek alert!

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. Not likely.

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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. Whatever we needed the NZPRT provided, and if they didn't have it, they made it," she said. ". Miscellaneous

I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. We can’t be other than who we are.

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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. The technology. The MILSPACE community uses an ordinary video camera.

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 ? William B. " Keep posting, Frontier 6!

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. And he has managed to double his. ").

Missing the Power of a Point

21st Century Organization

We have met the enemy, and he is PowerPoint. If anyone ever wanted to use PP to visualize and make a point, the relationships in a network are it.

Reza War + Peace: A Photographer’s Journey from National Geographic

Portals and KM

Sebastian writes about the experience he shared with Reza in northern Afghanistan in 2000. I would have to agree.

What conversation accomplishes

Chris Corrigan

Was reading an article about the US’s options for discussing peace in Afghanistan , and was struck by this quote: Endless war reinforces the political power of leaders who make war. really wants in Afghanistan, and what the U.S. Negotiations reinforce the power of political actors. Right now, no-one, not even a U.S.

Communities of practice during the Global Development Learning Forum

Joitske Hulsebosch

Photo of discussion during the World Cafe, shared by Erik Johnson Originally uploaded by joitske. Even though I was invited, I couldn't make it.

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. You can help. Search.

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. Good for them. Cambridge was third.

"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. 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.)

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

Endless Knots

"), and who has so many firsts to her name that no American woman journalist is really her peer. We need editors for that and this ain't that.

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.

Happiness is contagious in social networks - CNN.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Home World U.S. This network from 2000, colored for average mood, shows yellow as happy, blue as sad, and green as in-between. New research shows that in a social network, happiness spreads among people up to three degrees removed from one another. This reflects the total effect of all social contacts. But the reverse is not true.

With a 50 Friends Limit, Path Is the Opposite of Twitter

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Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Startups Mashable on Facebook Join Us! App Store. maybe ?

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Online Community Unconference East - February 10, 2010

Online Community Report

We're geaing up for our first event of 2010, the Online Community Unconference East, on February 10th in New York City. Twitter for Business.

Acting resourcefully in a space of community organizing

Chris Corrigan

This past week I have been in Minnesota working with colleagues Jerry Nagel , Ginny Belden-Charles and Mandy Ellerton. It’s a zero-sum game.

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. BLOG Links of the Week -- Saturday January 24, 2009. Value of leading banks' shares 2007 (blue) and today (green). ideas. for the link.

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

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets for the Week -- November 29, 2009. Stumble" from the Mari Lwyd series by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Thanks to Sheri Herndon. to accept.

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". BLOG Links for the Week: Saturday January 10, 2009. Cheryl's. Back to the regular round-up next week.

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

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week -- November 7, 2009. What's wrong with this picture ? What, then, does a P/E ratio of 150 mean? for the links.

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. Thanks to several twitterers for pointing me to this. CanWe Afford to Eat Ethically?: So, no.

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. Photo from Newcastle-Emlyn anti-war site.

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. Photo by Antrim Caskey in Orion Magazine.

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. One ofthe things Ilike about Improv is that it is focused completely on the Now. Its active and attentive.In Thats only a paradox to theincompetent.

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.

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

How to Save the World

BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: October 31, 2009 (Scary Hallowe'en Edition). PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE. Thanks to Tree. for the link.

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. for the link.

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. If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., that is blocking essential reform.

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. 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.

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. Leelee was in the one I just watched, Never Been Kissed.

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. Leelee was in the one I just watched, Never Been Kissed.

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. Leelee was in the one I just watched, Never Been Kissed.

The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Bees, like human beings, are social animals,and evolution has provided them with elegant approaches to group decision making. One of the most important group decisions made by a bee colony is where tolocate the hive. Bees use a kind of “idea market” to guide their discovery: The colonysends out a small number of scouts to survey the environment.

Energy Descent, and A World Without Property

How to Save the World

BLOG A World Without Property. P re-civilization and gatherer-hunter cultures have operated successfully for millennia without the concept of property -- or what the Bushies hawked for the past eight years as "The Ownership Society". This is an enormous fraud. Why and how did we get here? It's their means of co-opting us. would not occur. Not easy.

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. It is not.

Fooled by Randomness, Risk and Opportunity

How to Save the World

We can anticipate the consequences of another disastrous war, next time in Iran or North Korea (and Obama's decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan today signals that he is also incapable of learning the lessons of history, which is an ominous sign). BLOG Fooled by Randomness. N assim Taleb is a very bright guy. of some risks (i.e.