What a coffee corner provides, how to call it and a research agenda

Mathemagenic

For a long time I’ve been interested in the fuzzy, informal, accidental and non-goal oriented parts of knowledge work – things that we often do implicitly, but that are actually essential to create a foundation to get things done later on. Integration Digital traces

2009 152

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations) I vebeen having a lot of conversations lately about how to helporganizations become more effective at enabling collaboration. Thepeople I know who have tried to do this keep running into three walls: Whatsperceived as urgent in most organizations (i.e. The best you can hope to dois help people adapt to the existing culture in useful, valuable ways. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Later still, about 250 years ago, with theadvent of the industrial era, we realized that mass production couldallow us to produce more, for more people, than personal craftsmanship.This era was powered by inexpensive energy -- slaves and animal powerand then coal, and now, oil. Before we can inhabit them, we need to build them, create or recreate them.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. February 28, 2008 Social Fluency A fterNancy White pointed me to Chris Lotts articles on Northern Voice, andon love, and Chris replied to my Tuesday post on how easily weunintentionally hurt each other through our actions, I did a bit moreresearch on Chris work and discovered the remarkable chart above onInformation Fluency.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. A fter Nancy White pointed me to Chris Lotts articles on Northern Voice, and on love, and Chris replied to my Tuesday post on how easily we unintentionally hurt each other through our actions, I did a bit more research on Chris work and discovered the remarkable chart above on Information Fluency. This ability to integrate is social fluency.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. August 20, 2008 Understanding Media Redux: Making Better Use of Space and Time Online L ast month I contrasted the wordle (a collage of words with size proportionate to frequency of use) of the contents of my personal profile and my friend Sionas , and commented on how hers seemed more reflective of me than mine did. Could they add meaning and value to poetry?

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. July 23, 2008 The Politics of Conversation F our years ago I read and reviewed Keith Johnstones book Impro ,in which he explains how pervasive dominance and submission behavioursare in human interactions. Both strangers are walking at aneven pace, and at some point one of them will have to move aside inorder to pass. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Jeremy hasmoved from venture capital advisory to strategy advisory work, built onforesight (using scenarios, market intelligence, environmental scansetc. to help clients see whats coming next and how they shouldrespond) and innovation techniques. Hes able to do this because hes extraordinarily gifted. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Personal time management toolslike Getting Things Done (GTD) can help, but they require us to filterand intermediate all the demands on our time, so that we end upspending almost as much time deciding what to do (and what not to do)as we spend actually doing things. doesnt integrate with yourpersonal calendar (e.g. Understanding How Gaia Works.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. March 3, 2008 All I Need I ve written severalarticles about achieving Radical Simplicity, reducing our footprint tozero, to the point where we recycle everything we consume, live inharmony and balance with all-life-on-Earth, and leave no trace after weare gone. I have a very rich imagination that entertains me, so I dontneed Hollywood or high tech to keep me amused.

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Getting closer to the city youcould smell the bakeries, already in full gear, and the strange softblue-green smell of freshly-fallen snow. is an integration of sensory/sensual, aestheticexperiences drawn from two or more of our senses into one combinedexperience, with the integrated whole being greater than the sum of theparts.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. mostly articles about the prevalent politicaland economic regimes, the existing social structure and culture) to amore holistic (and some would say idealized) Natural social worldview(i.e. This article is an attempt to explain howthese masculine and feminine Natural social worldviews areconsistent. Now you know how to save the world.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. mostly articles about the prevalent politicaland economic regimes, the existing social structure and culture) to amore holistic (and some would say idealized) Natural social worldview(i.e. This article is an attempt to explain howthese masculine and feminine Natural social worldviews areconsistent. Now you know how to save the world.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. January 3, 2008 The US Electorates (and Everyone Elses) Learned Helplessness I listened this morning to CBCs coverage of the Iowa caucuses, and wasstruck by the dismal mood of Democratic Party voters. The election is,after all, theirs to lose. So why," the CBC reporter asked, "even bother to vote?" "We Because hespeaks truth to power?

2008 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Whatstruck me was how much his style of communication mimicked that of GWBush. The same attempt to conceal bald lies with swagger and squintysmile and smirk. The same propensity to stick fiercely to rehearsedtalking points and refuse to answer any question for which they haveno rehearsed answer. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Many readerswill be inclined to give up trying to implement what she recommendsbefore they start, because most of what weve been taught to do, orintuitively seek to do, to restore a level of natural life to ouraltered landscapes, seems to do more harm than good. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. As a consequence: Since it is in the interests of many that the interests of othersbe un-enlightened, advertising, marketing and other huge industrieshave sprung up to deliberately mislead us, and to try to artificiallycreate wants and needs. And laugh all the way to the bank. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. designed to achievea 100% cradle-to-cradle economy; plus a substantial excess wealth tax.Ive written about this before, and its revenue neutral, and wouldallow usto end across-the-board income, payroll and sales taxes that punishsustainable behaviours, and to steadily reduce wealth disparity. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Thanks to Chris Brainard for the link. Thanks to KeithRobinson for the link. A fascinating 10-year old story from WaPo (when the market had surged to half todays level )explains how the government has reacted to huge stock market drops inpast, and what they would do if it happened today. Thanks to Dale Asberry for the link.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Meanwhile, as globalwarming starts an accelerated melt of the arctic permafrost ,and Northern towns are wracked by crisis, guess what the governmentsprepared to do to help these mini-New Orleans disaster areas? Yeah, like thats going to happen. We have to gobeyond an information-processing model, in which incoming informationis acted upon by the system.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. June 20, 2007 The Company We Keep, and the Company (Chelsea Green Publishing) Ill Be Keeping J ohn Abrams The Company We Keep isthe story of a Natural Enterprise , with all of the qualitiesnecessary to be a sustainable, responsible, joyful business (in starkcontrast to most traditional corporations): Its egalitarian, not hierarchical.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. May 30, 2007 How to Make a Living S everal readers have asked me for a five-minute summary of theiterative, lifelong process of learning what were meant to do for aliving, and making that living through Natural Enterprise. Youre newly-graduated, outsourced, chronicallyunderemployed or seeking to start your second career. Justwaiting to come out.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. June 5, 2007 Downsview Park: Imagine What This Could Be D ownsviewPark, in the NorthWest part of Toronto, is probably unknown to most ofthe citys residents. The CBC has been asking listeners to call in and tellthem what they think should be done with the site. Help me flesh this idea out, and perhaps I can get the new chairperson to listen.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. A sixth activity, working, which is defined in the dictionaryas "extended activity directed to producing or accomplishingsomething", but which generally connotes activity that is somewhatonerous, tedious and stressful, is not, to them, a natural activity atall. Having to work means something is wrong. TABLE OF CONTENTS (updated to Jan.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. July 3, 2007 On Open and Closed Communities, and the Ephemeral Nature of Networks T heres an interesting discussion going on in one of the KM forumsI belong to about the nature of community, how it differs from anetwork, and the perils and advantages of open vs closedcommunities. So a community that becomes too open or too closed ceases to be a community.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. July 3, 2007 On Open and Closed Communities, and the Ephemeral Nature of Networks T heres an interesting discussion going on in one of the KM forumsI belong to about the nature of community, how it differs from anetwork, and the perils and advantages of open vs closedcommunities. So a community that becomes too open or too closed ceases to be a community.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. May 24, 2007 What a Dying Person Wants A recent Medscape health bulletin contains a remarkable personal story by sociologist Margaret Nelson called Listening to Anna ,about the difficulties that family members, those given durable powerof attorney, and executors of living wills face trying to decidewhat is best for a suffering, terminal, and/or incapacitated patient.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. More recent treatments include probiotics (live bacteriaingested to replace the deficient ones in the gut), prebiotics(oligosaccharide carbohydrates that encourage growth of gut bacteriaa.k.a. The newesttheory implicates the bodys reaction to oxidants contained inpreservatives, oils, gasoline, plastics, cosmetics and a host of otherman-made products and wastes.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. May 7, 2007 Making Government Work I t is hard to believe that anyone still believes that theuntrammeled market works in the best interest of anyone except the richand powerful. Corporations stripping the nutrition out of andpoisoning our food while subjecting farmed animals to unimaginable andendless cruelty -- because its profitable. We have to do better.

2007 35

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. April 26, 2007 Walking Away to the Next Human Culture L astmonth I reported on the first part of Curtis Whites two-part articlein Orion, lambasting self-righteous and passive environmentalists,called The Idols of Environmentalism. Second, it has the strong tendency to reduce the humanbeings inhabiting it to two functions, working and consuming.

2007 35

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Community Building: How To Create Your Own Social Media Network With Ning Stop [social] networking: Build your own network! - thanks to Ning. Social networks create easy to access online communities out of shared interests and passions. thanks to Ning.

2007 58

Blogging for knowledge workers: incubating ideas

Mathemagenic

While my Dutch is still far from perfect I am happy with any opportunity to reach local audiences. One of them was writing two articles on blogging for Dutch magazine Informatie Professional – on weblog as an instrument to develop ideas and as a networking tool. Next to the hard work of translating insights from my PhD research it involved serious magic of turning work submitted in one language into a publication in another, so big thanks to everyone involved.

2010 158

Blogs as boundary objects

Mathemagenic

While blogging might provide a window onto practices of the blogger, on a surface weblog is just an artefact: text, links and bits of other media. Studies, presented in my dissertation show that weblogs have a potential to connect different perspectives without requiring personal engagement.

2009 152

Facilitating adoption of weblogs in knowledge-intensive environments

Mathemagenic

Promised to blog this piece from the dissertation in February (together with What pragmatists might want to know about blogging ), but wasn’t happy with it. From an organisational perspective, weblogs provide a people-driven way to share knowledge and to develop ideas. Blogging provides a low-threshold opportunity to write down ideas not related to current deadlines, but important to prepare for the future.

What pragmatists might want to know about blogging

Mathemagenic

Below is another piece from the final chapter of my dissertation, the one where I draw the implications of my findings for an individual knowledge worker, a pragmatist, who wants to know what blogging might bring for him in order to decide if it is worth the effort. Wondering how far it makes sense: would you show it to a colleague thinking about starting blogging? What do I need to know before trying it out? Who is the best person to ask for help?

2009 124

Blog as an edge zone

Mathemagenic

It feels strange now, almost at the end of my PhD work, to come back to the themes and topics from the beginning of it. I’ve been playing with city-related metaphors for a long time, heavily inspired by the book by Danish architect Jan Gehl “ Life between buildings “ Now I tie together multiple fragments of it in a final chapter of my dissertation, using it to explain the ‘front porch’ nature of blogging and its impact for emergent social processes.

2009 89

Social Media for Schools #NBN October 2016

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Hey there, teachers and school type people, tomorrow (Tuesday 19th October) I’m running some webinars with TTEDSC and NBN on how Schools can us Social Media Marketing Strategies. would want to connect with you? integrating websites and microsites with social.

2016 182

The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

McGilchrist doesn’t write about this in relation to education. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , he examines the ways in which the two hemispheres of the brain attend to the world, both attending to everything, but each attending differently.

2019 174

How ‘Engagement Roles’ Blur Organizational Boundaries

Alchemy of Change

When organizations lack this clarity, they’re missing a critical bridge between their mission and their day-to-day interactions with the people who bring that mission to life. Having clarity on engagement outcomes means knowing in advance what you want people to do.

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Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

The intention of #CMAD is to raise awareness about the role of the Community Manager, and to recognize the hard working women and men who support this role for their organizations. I was had the privilege of joining Connie Bensen, a colleague on the Dell Community team, for a fantastic Google+ hangout today to talk about the evolving role of the Community Managers. The spirit of the day was generous and inclusive, with lots of shouts out to CMs all over the world.

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Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

My work in July has been more face-to-face than I have been used to in recent years. This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning. Source of image .

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Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers

Mathemagenic

I can not wait to share it, but it will take a while before I have a version to post online (I guess in April). So, for those who do not want to wait that long I have conclusions of my PhD research in two versions. How blogging makes my life difficult.

2009 156

Building a website with Wordpress: a do it yourself guide

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm very proud that I built a website on my own domain name with an integrated weblog using Wordpress. I'm meeting more people who want to set up their own Wordpress blog, so it might be useful for them if I blog the process. I wanted it to be bilangual, English en Dutch.