America

Engineers without Fears

americaSo it's all booked. I'm in the Qantas Lounge @ Sydney about to board my flight. Check out the Dopplr widget to the right. Or post a comment here if you want to meet up. Washington from May 9th to 11th. Chicago from May 12th to 14th. Boston from May 15th to 17th. Toronto from May 18th to 20th. Detroit from May 21st to 22nd. New York from May 23rd to 27th. Seattle from May 26th to 29th. San Francisco from May 29th to 31st. Los Angeles from June 1st to 2nd.

america

Engineers without Fears

I have decided to go to the United States of America in May. americaI plan to be in Washington for this and this and then it's fair game. So far, I plan to see Nancy in Seattle, Vincent & Bruce in San Fran, Jenny & Rashid in NYC, Stan in Michigan, Jack in either Chicago or Boston. Do you want to meet? Is there someone else you think I should meet? Or attend? Or just gawk at? Detours into Mexico & Canada cannot be ruled out at this stage.

Troubles at Virgin America

Michael Sampson - Currents

Interesting dynamics at play with Virgin America - which is failing to perform in the North American market: " Reporting in August, the Chronicle noted that, despite all its rewards and glowing reviews, since 2007, Virgin America has posted a net loss of $671 million and an operating loss of $447 million. I don’t really see a place in the market for Virgin America.”. Standing in sharp contrast to Virgin America’s struggles is the rise of Spirit Airlines.

"Tiles for America"

Endless Knots

One reads, "Tiles for America," all of them together a fitting 9/11 Memorial.

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

Net-Map Toolbox

How do the networks of black and white, male and female job-seekers differ? And: Does that makes some of them more successful than others in finding a job?

Is Social Media Reaching a Plateau in America's Largest Companies?

Portals and KM

Nora Ganim Barnes and Justina Andonian at the Center for Marketing Research, Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently released a report on The 2011 Fortune 500 and Social Media Adoption: Have America's Largest Companies Reached a Social Media Plateau? Of these companies, the top 10 corporations (Wal-Mart, Exxon, Chevron, Conoco Philips, Fannie Mae, General Electric, Berkshire Hathaway, General Motors, Bank of America Corp.

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Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America via Flowing Data

Portals and KM

Here is a great visualization effort by the Flowing Data people. You can see how Walmart, like kudzu on the left , spread across the US South. It started in 1964 and first invaded the South. Then it passed the kudzu limits during the 1980s to spread across the rest of the country. It is a bit scary. I wonder what the Starbucks story would look like. I found this through the PSFK people. Kudzu image is from the Wikipedia

Practical examples: 5 examples from Latin America

Joitske Hulsebosch

In Intrac Praxis Note 16 (available in English and Spanish), Brenda Bucheli and Gabriela Romo describe some of the outcomes of a workshop on communities of practice held in Mexico at the beginning of this year. The participants were from SNV , PACT and IMAC. The workshop defined a community of practice as a group with a 'common learning interest, aimed at establishing long-term learning processes, innovation, the improvement of practice and the strengthening of relationships between members.

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What America has lost because Van Jones quit

Chris Corrigan

I had hoped that he would represent the best chance for real change in America, but now it’s clear to me that change will never come from Washington. Eco-Equity with Van Jones : I’ve seen Van Jones speak, I’ve worked with people who have worked with him, and I take a lot of inspiration from him.

Vote for DataMasher in Apps for America 2

Influence

Over the past month, I had the privilege of being the Forum One Project Manager for a fun, open-source web application development contest: the Apps for America 2: Data.gov Challenge. In celebration of the release of Data.gov, the Sunlight Foundation sponsored this coding showdown that asked entrants to make a useful web or iPhone application using at least one data feed from the new Data.gov site.

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Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

» February 15, 2008 Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions Catalyst (North America) is Burton Groups premiere event for technologists and executives.

Green Chameleon » Concession

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Concession A very generous concession speech from John McCain just now, asking his supporters to reach out and work with President-Elect Barack Obama to reach common ground and fix America’s problems.

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Change Management, Etienne Wenger, Matt Moore Visits America, Auditing Lessons, What Got You Here Won't Get You There

John Tropea - Delicious Community

KM Blog of the Week America by Matt Moore I have decided to go to the United States of America in May. Publishers Site America’s most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder The corporate world is filled with executives, men and women who have worked hard for years to reach the upper levels of management.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. In this post ,I listed the top 10 uses of oil (many are surprised to learn that thecost and energy content of oil used in agriculture exceeds thewholesale price and energy content of the food it produces, thanks to $150B in annual subsidies to Big Agriculture in North America alone ). Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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A Transforming Philanthropy Large Systems Change Initiative

Networking Action

Founded in 2010 with 40 of America’s wealthiest people including Bill and Melinda Gates and … Net DevTens of trillions of dollars. That’s the estimated financial wealth of the nearly 200 billionaires who have signed up to the Giving Pledge.

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Blog>> Concession

Green Chameleon

A very generous concession speech from John McCain just now, asking his supporters to reach out and work with President-Elect Barack Obama to reach common ground and fix America’s problems. Hope indeed

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Systemic strategy planning with Youth Employment Systems

Networking Action

Youth Employment Systems (YES) and the Institute for Strategic Clarity undertook a strategic planning process for Latin America using the Managing from Clarity framework. The framework works with multiple stakeholders to build an integrated understanding of the… Events

"Make bureaucracy sexy"

Endless Knots

Jen founded and is executive director of Code for America. Give yourself the gift of 12 minutes listening to Jennifer Pahlka's TED talk, "Coding a Better Government." She knows. Simple description: "Helps governments work better for everyone with the people. 90% people, 10% technology Collaboration Crowdsourcing Enterprise 2.0 2007 Friends Governance Government Innovation Inspiration Internet/web Networks and Networking Politics TED Web 2.0 Web/Tech

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#openedMOOC: CC licenses

Jenny Connected

This was the request I received by email: Hello Jenny, I am currently acquisitioning photos for a new Smithsonian Museum on Main Street (museumonmainstreet.org) exhibit titled “Crossroads” about the last 100 year change of rural America.

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Weekend Reading 18.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely, and research suggests that the real number may well be higher.” There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week.

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Shared Group Discourse Impacts on Productivity

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent analysis at Bank of America demonstrated this dynamic for call centre agents, reinforcing the productivity-driving benefits of strong ties: Humanyze’s smart work badges contain microphones and and precision positioning technology. ” Bank of America used Humanyze’s technology within its call centers to find out what made employees most productive in terms of numbers of completed calls.

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Behavior vs. Behaviour

Michael Sampson - Currents

When I started working with David Ferris in the late 1990s, since many of our clients were in America, I gave up my New Zealand English for American spelling.

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Next Generation Cost Effective IT Infrastructure

Collaborative Thinking

The continued aftershocks from the financial liquidity crisis which started in August 2007 continue to be felt this weekend, with venerable institution Lehman Brothers descending into insolvency, Merrill Lynch being absorbed into Bank of America and AIG seeking to raise cash.

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Pontchartrain and Choctaw: Mardi Gras 2013

Portals and KM

The theme this year was “avenues of America.”. This is another in a series on  Mardi Gras 2013  in  New Orleans. Pontchartrain and Choctaw followed the same route, one after the other and both went up Napoleon Avenue to St. Charles and on to Canal Street.

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What’s your relationship to your circumstances?

Viv Mcwaters

He’s an amazing person and you should take a few minutes to watch this story of how he lost his life savings in America’s biggest fraudulent investment scheme. Hat tip to Johnnie Moore. I too have met Matt Weinstein at Improv conferences. Apart from the iconic ‘Impro’ by Keith Johnstone, Matt’s book, ‘Playfair’ was my first improv book.

One organizing strategy against Trump

Chris Corrigan

It is always Trump first, not America first. America will finish dead last. Trump said America is in carnage right now. I have been spending my Saturday inside watching a bit of soccer and engaging with Donald Trump supporters on twitter. You might consider that a waste of time.

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SXSW Notes: Coding the Next Chapter of American History

Portals and KM

This is the keynote session "Coding the Next Chapter of American History" by Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America. Code for America works with talented web professionals and cities around the country to promote public service and reboot government. Code for America was started two years ago. A friend started Teach for America. So she started Code for America in the same manner to get people to help fix broken government IT.

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"Charting Culture"

Endless Knots

This one is original -- charting the migration of well-known people from their births to their deaths, principally in the general Europe-to-North-America neighborhoods. The fad to chart massive amounts of data often leaves me (and others) shrugging. Cool pictures but.

Top U.S. CEOs Social Media No-Shows - SmartPlanet

Collaborative Thinking

A study by web site UberCEO.com reveals that an appalling two out of a hundred of 100 America’s top CEOs have Twitter accounts (Warren Buffet and Proctor & Gamble’s Alan Lafley ). Thanks to Cydni Tetro via twitter (@cydtetro). Thirteen have LinkedIn profiles, but only three of those have 10 or more connections. A mere 19 have Facebook pages. Not one has a blog. Fortune 100 CEOs and Social Media. View more documents from Sharon Barclay. Top U.S. CEOs Social Media No-Shows - SmartPlanet.

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Revere Beach Elegy reissued

Endless Knots

Roland Merullo 's meditation, which takes us back to his hometown strip of sand that was America's first public beach then across the world to Micronesia then deep into his own searching psyche, is out again.

Practical examples so far

Joitske Hulsebosch

I thought I could list all practical examples I gathered so far, so that if people want to know about communities of practices in a development cooperation context I can refer to this blogpost.

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Tucsonans for Civility

Endless Knots

  Last Tuesday we came up with the idea of issuing "A CALL TO AMERICA FOR CIVILITY FROM THE COMMUNITY OF TUCSON." " Since then a small group of folks in Tucson have organized a web site [link] that calls on America for civility in our daily lives and in our political discourse. From a friend of a friend who lives in Tucson in the winter. Take a look at what Tucsonans for Civility suggests.

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Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

The Secret to Virgin America’s Social Business Success (an Infographic Comparison). Social Business is about using the data — social media monitoring data — to make mission critical decisions. What Virgin is doing is listening and integrating that feedback back into their company. Consider a company that does listen and respond. Consider their competitors that are not. Maybe it won’t make a difference today, but look forward 2, 5, or 10 years.

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The Heart of the Occupation

Alchemy of Change

One thing is clear, however: this movement represents a critique of modern life in the United States of America, of our systems of economic and political power. America’s “professional” social change community is not driving the Occupy Movement.

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BBQ tour of the US South – Part Eight

Portals and KM

In 1979 National Geographic published a book entitled Back Roads America and basically proclaimed Pete Jones’ Skylight Inn to be some of the best Barbecue in the country. it has also received four James Beard awards for “Americas Classics,” among many other notations.

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Antique Maps and Prints for Sale

Portals and KM

  Original 1638 map of Frankfurt Germany nicely framed 19" x 22"   Original map of Italy 1704 purchased in Rome - nice frame 27" x 30"   Original French 1835 map of North America with many interesting historical points. 

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Thank You, and Merry Christmas

Michael Sampson - Currents

For many in Europe and America, it's the rush of cold weather, and the angry roar of passengers stranded in airports. With a rush and a roar, the end of the year is upon us. Here where I live in New Zealand, it's the rush and roar of the hot Nor'wester wind.

2009 116

What we’re up to with Berkana

Chris Corrigan

In it you can get a snapshot of the work that is happening within our network, including the Art of Hosting offerings that we undertake in North America and the learning and illuminating of work happening all over the globe. The 2010 annual report for the Berkana Institute is out.

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