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No Laptop Onboard. Now What?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Almost a decade ago I wrote about my mobile office using an iPAQ 212 and foldable Bluetooth keyboard. Foldable Keyboard. Get a Larger Mobile Phone.

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Painting of Live Oak, City Park, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of a Live Oak in City Park, New Orleans completed on site. The tree is easily several hundred years old. 

2017 21

The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The time flew by.

2017 97

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently.

2017 65

Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing. I pay about 100 bucks a year for Dropbox. Not sure why. That’s 0.06%.

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Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I belong to some pretty atrocious Facebook groups. Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey. Move on.

2017 40

The Path to 2030

Networking Action

What are the trends that will influence our ability to realize the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030?

2017 22

Norway’s Ship Tunnel

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few years ago I was visiting Oslo to present a series of workshops, and on one evening one of my hosts drove me into the city centre for a meal out.

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KM4Dev and Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner – April 6-7 2017

Full Circle Associates

Care about communities of practice? Care about how we build and share knowledge in any context? In international development? Don’t miss it!

2017 24

Painting of a Conch Shell

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square acrylic painting of  a conch shell I collected in Florida in the 1950s. I have three photo albums covering my art.

2017 21

Doctors versus internet: who is better at diagnosing?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have dreamed for a long time of organizing our own MOOC. I was waiting to somebody to pay me for it, but nobody did. It felt like a continuous party.

2017 11

Blog>> Survey on Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

I’m currently working on a book about knowledge audits and knowledge mapping. I’d like to get a better sense of the variety of understandings of knowledge audits that exists out in the professional community. Responses are anonymous, but if you leave your email address, I will share the survey results when completed. Thank you!

Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

In keeping with my debrief/reflection practice, here are my lessons from the sold-out GF workshop. First, it was a joy to collaborate with Tracy.

2017 20

Painting of a New Orleans Brass Band Sousaphone Player

Portals and KM

I also recently did a painting of a high school band member who plays the sousaphone. I have three photo albums covering my art. at Riverbend.

2017 11

The Illusion of Community

How to Save the World

graphic of four types of community and the qualities that make each cohere, by Aaron Williamson (my suggested additions are in red).

Walking with complexity frameworks

Chris Corrigan

Last weekend I took a ramble across Bowen Island, where I live, with a friend and colleague, Annemarie Travers. It is easy to get lost. Obvious. Chaos.

San Francisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last month I flew to San Francisco for a week of meetings. My new colleagues at Silverside were coming across for a conference the week of February 20, so we split the distance and met half way. We held three days of planning meetings for 2017 and then did the conference thing; me for one day, and the others for the full three days. Swimming Pool.

Responding to Clark Quinn: Technology or preparation? 

Full Circle Associates

Clark Quinn has a great provocation on his blog today. I ‘ll share a quote, then reply. I’m all for the latter, at least ;). Your thoughts?

New Orleans High School Sousaphone Player

Portals and KM

I also did a painting of a brass band member who plays the sousaphone. It is a tuba redesigned to make it easy to carry in a marching band. 

2017 11

A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In 2020 45% of the workforce will be knowmads ". Eh 2020? Hurry up?


Prototyping and strategic planning

Chris Corrigan

It’s worth a visit. It got me thinking this morning about some of the tools I use for planning these days. The basic frame of “ What?

Weaponised Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

” For example, here’s the official statement from Air New Zealand. Having that happen in an airplane is a very bad idea.

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Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Full Circle Associates

Warning: Long post suitable for process geeks and lovers of detail. This is worth a blog post of its own!) That alone is an unusual twist. I smiled.

Painting: Quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers. I just finished the one on the lower left. The four are 16" x 20" each. " work. at Riverbend.

2017 11

A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to announce my new book " A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations ". Team Leadership Development

How to organize for deep (not superficial) learning online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last week I had a great time again during the Learning and Technologies Conference in London. My third time! It is a form to support my own learning.

Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Eventful Group is hosting the second Enterprise Collaboration TechFest in Australia in June. Starting with the Why – Delivering Business Value.

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Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

We used Liberating Structures extensively throughout the 3 day event. We saw no napping! We hope people will stay connected and build that depth.

Painting of Roy Rogers Jazz Fest 2015 Part Three

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of the slide guitar blues man  Roy Rogers  and his fiddle player. at Riverbend. 504) 561-8844.

2017 11

Dogged pursuit of data quality and use

Learning Alliances

Data Dogs notes – Jan 2, 2017 – Group 1 report-out. Large scale: .

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

How does one ‘deal’ with the simultaneous collapse of so many systems upon which so many of us now utterly depend? Not much else to say.

Highlights Reel

Michael Sampson - Currents

Earlier this decade I met a friend for breakfast, and he proceeded to tell me an idea for an ambitious project. And started working. And working.

2017 25

Evaluation Session Capture [Flickr]

Full Circle Associates

Choconancy1 posted a photo: ngf graphicfacilitation ingeneas zambia

Painting of Pigeon Town Stepper, Second Line New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of one of the Pigeon Town Steppers, New Orleans. Iy I have three photo albums covering my art.

2017 11