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. It’s helping to build community and bring a little bit of happiness and connection for this community of people who have given so much in service of their country.

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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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. He writes about the depth of Reza’s connection to those he photographs and his unwillingness to back these people more abstract as a psychological self-defense.

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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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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Connect Log In. In a world where information is no longer scarce, productivity is about connecting customers and employees in a different way. People need an architecture that helps them to connect and share their knowledge. Management Innovation eXchange.

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This is some initial noodling on the subject of addiction, based on a conversation with, and some unpublished writing by, my friend Michael Nenonen, and some reading of the work of Vancouver academic and author Bruce Alexander.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

2012 93

The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Incontrast, a richly connected network works best for integrationand decision making, because it allows the individual to heareveryone else’s opinion about the expected return from eachof the alternatives. The bees’ process suggests that organizationsthat alternate as needed between the centralized structureand the richly connected network can shape information fl ow tooptimize both discovery and integration.

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

How to Save the World

100k Garages will find and connect you with a job shop that will make anything you can imagine. 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.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Wouldnt be interesting, if not extremely useful, if we were focused on people-to-topic connections? “Connection Curation&# would help us have fewer but better, more meaningful and relevant “friends&#. 50 people connection and sharing looks lame !

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

P2P Foundation has summarized some of his recent thoughts,that peer-to-peer connectivity might enable large-scale relocalization of economies by creating self-sufficient communities. 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.

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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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Energy Descent, and A World Without Property

How to Save the World

to a healthier, unaddicted way of life can inflict on everyone connected to the addict. And that by living light and responsibly on the land, we can live, as humans did before 'civilizations', for a million years, in balance, in joy, in connection with all life on Earth. BLOG A World Without Property.

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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An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

A synapse fired, a new connection was made, and I was brought to a new level of consciousness, a new way of seeing the world. It’s literally NEVER been fully globally connected, until now. How do you make a business connection? If you have any connection with your strengths, if you have acknowledged and pursued developing them, it’s probably reflected in what you do for a living. This is a constant reminder that all of us are connected in under 6 steps.

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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. This generation is very sociable, connected, trusting,collaborative, and protective of each other. 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

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There were no doubters - and like the adoption of the train, this new way of connecting people has transformed our world. More on War as the accelerant for Social Software by Rob Paterson November 29, 2007 at 7:44 am · Filed under 2.0

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Consensus Decision-Making: A Critical Capacity for the 21st Century

How to Save the World

Countries like Afghanistan continue to waver between anarchy (decision-making by local warlords) and war. It builds connection: As valuable as consensual decision are, the positive connections, relationships and understanding that emerge from use of this process are even more valuable, putting the parties in a good position to work together more effectively in the future. BLOG Consensus Decision-Making: A Critical Capacity for the 21st Century.

How to Find In-House Experts at Big Companies - WSJ.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

It enhances traditional expertise-locator systems by telling a searcher not only "Here is the expert on this topic," but also "Here is how you two are connected: You know X, who knows Y, who knows the expert, Z." 3:44 Opinion Obamas Choice: Decision Time in Afghanistan 6:50 Opinion Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs? The Journal Community encourages thoughtful dialogue and meaningful connections between real people.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The emphasis in the book is on workplacetoxins, because that is where the cause-and-effect connection betweencontact with these chemicals and health problems is possible toestablish, despite the hundreds of denials, cover-ups, and transfers toanonymous numbered companies to reduce corporate liability. 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 emphasis in the book is on workplacetoxins, because that is where the cause-and-effect connection betweencontact with these chemicals and health problems is possible toestablish, despite the hundreds of denials, cover-ups, and transfers toanonymous numbered companies to reduce corporate liability. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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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.

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Ten Important Business Trends

How to Save the World

Mexico may well fail as a state, and become as dangerous and expensive to keep in check as Afghanistan -- and a lot closer. This generation is very sociable, connected, trusting, collaborative, and protective of each other. BLOG Ten Important Business Trends. Cartoon by Robert Weber in The New Yorker. I 've been asked to be a panel member at a conference on Thursday with the intriguing theme What's Next? My role on the panel is to talk about What's Next in Business.

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