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New Publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts

Making CommunitySense

van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. Through social innovation, libraries may adopt new functions and roles and even act as innovation catalysts in networks of increasingly interdependent stakeholders from different sectors. We investigate how to design such inter-sectoral public library innovations that are embedded in existing organizational practice and are both sustainable and scalable. Just published: A. de Moor and R.

Future interactions design: tapping the wisdom of the crowd

Making CommunitySense

His group is developing a method to let groups design scenarios of future interactions. Design explores new horizons. How can design methods address promises and pitfalls of emerging technologies? Preparing for the future.

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Much discussion about networking local government – now how about the rest of civil society?

Social Reporter

There has been extensive tweeting and blogging, and the Knowledge Hub team of online managers and facilitators have again shown the value of their role by summarising discussion so far on the value of the hub, how it makes a difference, the risks of closing, and importance for local government of enabling collaboration online. There is now a discussion group on the hub about it’s future. I’ve captured some of last week’s Twitter discussion in a Storify here.

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Consultants as Catalysts for Community Change

Hildy Gottlieb

At every step of the class, we (the instructors) are modeling The Pollyanna Principles in action. We know if we model these approaches with the attendees, they will learn to model those same approaches with their clients. I’m looking so forward to asking the group, at the end of the last day, what they saw us modeling, and how they will take that with them. What will it take to ensure a consultant is a catalyst for community change?

Living by Design: Measuring Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Living by Design. Effective design, initial content seeding and proactive facilitation are critical factors for re-firing in the innovation engine. Of course, you can replace "communities" with "team" if it fits better with your model.

What Could the Future of Money Look Like? « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? This post is really just a primer for us to keep the ball rolling, so let’s discuss. We need to be thinking much more deeply about social models which do not depend on any form of currency.

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Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? The problem is, humans weren’t designed for mechanization. We were designed to create. Descriptive words like adaptive, flexible, catalyst, playful, critical thinker, methodical, etc. The Beginnings of a Competency-Model Foundation Social Network Analysis Case Studies (Valdis Krebs) What makes an effective knowledge worker?

Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival: Part 3: Network Weaving « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect? Network Weavers do this by connecting people strategically where there’s potential for mutual benefit, helping people identify their passions, and serving as a catalyst for self-organizing groups.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Here Comes ItalianPod

Ken Carroll

New definitions of mobile learning » Here Comes ItalianPod Harold Jarche writes about how the traditional ‘business model’ of the universities is under pressure. Not to be forgotten: Universities are still major catalysts for innovation.

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

In 1999 I took a job with TechRepublic.com as “UX Program Manager” and spent 9 months helping design, build, launch and grow what would become one of the largest online communities of global IT Professionals. A design for threaded discussions went from whiteboard to production over a weekend.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Chart of group satisfaction by size, from Life With Alacrity E lisabet Sahtouris wrote an article in 2005 called The Biology of Business ,which began with a dubious recapitulation of Darwins model andexplanation of evolution, and then attempted to apply this model tobusiness ecosystems.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

September 17, 2007 Could You Be a Model Natural Entrepreneur? Likewise I dont believetechnologies will save us, because, as James Kunstler points out, theyare designed to enable us to continue to live the unsustainable way wedo now, a little longer. Some of these working models will be better, responsible, sustainable ways to live : Models of radical simplicity, love and generosity, let-self-change, self-sufficiency and intentional community.

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Re-visiting the challenge of networking civil society as Khub closes

Social Reporter

Dave Briggs has launched a rescue bid , and I’m sure Dave has the skills and helpers to develop a lighter version if he can persuade the LGA (and users) to collaborate in a handover, and can develop a new business model. The emphasis on open access and sharing changes where value may reside: so what are the new business models? That would be a good demonstration of migration from old to a new organisation-based model.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

M y book on Natural Enterprises proposes a partnership model for new enterprise formation and sustainability. Is the corporation, as a model, a hopelesscase, or can it be reformed or reinvented? Thedysfunctional model of the corporation will suffer the same fate asevery other institution and entity that has ceased to evolve, innovateand serve our collective interests. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

June 25, 2007 Living a Natural Life I mentioned in a recent post that I am torn between the temptation to create Natural, Intentional Communities and NaturalEnterprises as working models that can help the survivors of ourcivilizations inevitable collapse later this century, and the temptation to just walk away, be selfish, live aradically simple lifestyle (a non -working model?),and Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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As the Knowledge Hub faces closure, might a creative Twitter mob help with re-invention?

Social Reporter

The more innovative councils aim to co-design or even co-produce services with citizen and other organisations to share knowledge, a sense of ownership, and maybe contributions in kind. Yesterday I attended a meeting** of people formerly involved, like me, in the advisory group set up a few years back when the Hub was being designed as a successor to the successful Communities of Practice platform. They helpfully summarised discussions so far, and created space for ideas.

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Notes on "Social Business: Moving the Business Needle Forward" at AusLUG 2013 - Chris Crummey, IBM

Michael Sampson - Currents

It's integrated and seamless by design. -. Enables a self-service model for others. -. can participate in a forum discussion from within email. Strategy - make the Notes client a catalyst to participation. -. Like a Dropbox model, but secure." Responsive design: -. Chris Crummey from IBM is presenting the opening general session at AusLUG 2013 in Brisbane. Some notes: 1. The big picture - from liking to leading.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I need some assistance from readers to finalize a titleand subtitle, and to design the web tools that will accompany the book. In discussions with another publisher and with my agent, the title morphed to Working Naturally: Discovering What You Were Meant to Do and How to Do It Responsibly, Sustainably, and Joyfully. It has tobe more structured than a discussion forum but less structured than aform-filling exercise. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

However I found that they often preferred to have the online notes than to attend the lectures (though they usually did out of respect, but never interacted in class discussions). We will undoubtedly see more mainstream software relying on social models as their core means of delivery.

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Enabling Participation: More Art Than Science

Collaborative Thinking

Pull : In a pull model, rather than trying to force or otherwise persuade areas in the company to participate in the effort, project teams focus on those areas willing to work constructively on specific pilots. The difference between a bottom-up and viral approach (to me at least) is that bottom-up is a designed intent. The hope is that certain individuals will acts as catalysts for others to join, creating network effects that lead to more rapid uptake. .

Relationships and Identity: Two Sides of the Social Networking Coin

Collaborative Thinking

And if you're looking for yet another reason to attend Catalyst, Burton Group is hosting a Concordia workshop (details below) that, in part, will bring this topic more out into the open. help desk discussion forum, profession support community, wiki editors group). Identity teams have valid concerns regarding the design of some social tools and applications (i.e., and SaaS, models with consumer underpinnings that are turning traditional IT approaches inside-out.

Twelve best practices for online customer communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Almost all of them can be used to create a compelling community with the features that users will need to discuss, share ideas, brainstorm, complain, support, and moderate each other. communities are excellent change catalysts , as long as you allow them to be. Designed for bold living.

A Methodology for Web 2.0 Collaboration Experiments (in Reluctant Organizations)

How to Save the World

Design & Create Experiments: Then, with this knowledge and some inexpensive infrastructure inplace, the organization can start launching, and encouraging, the mostpromising collaboration experiments. Instead,watch for successes, and craft stories that explain how and why they worked, in the context of your ownorganization -- these will be the models that will spawn othersuccesses. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

Problem Solved, LOL: Scientific American

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Read Comments (0) | Post a comment 1 2 Next >   " onclick="return fbs_click()" target="_blank" class="fb_share_link" rel="nofollow"> RT @sciam Problem Solved, LOL Discuss This Article Click here to submit your comment.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Now, these may seem arbitrary but, as I’ll discuss below, they contribute to building shared meaning, shared trust and shared motivation in ways that are distinctive and responsive to the growing needs among participants. discussing how his late 90s book Net Gain still applies.

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Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

We then present one perspective on the history of such sites, discussing key changes and developments. After briefly summarizing existing scholarship concerning SNSs, we discuss the articles in this special section and conclude with considerations for future research.

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Why Companies shouldn’t build Online Communities. « The Complete Innovator

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I work for a company that produces Virtual Events and even though these events are generally episodic and designed around a certain topic they are themselves essentially on-line communities.

Outside Innovation: JOHN HAGEL's KEYNOTE at Community 2.0 Conference

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Outside Innovation New ways to engage customers in co-designing your companys future - a weblog to complement the book, Outside Innovation, by Patty Seybold About Description What is Outside Innovation? It’s when customers lead the design of your business processes, products, services, and business models. It’s when customers roll up their sleeves to co-design their products and your business. Shared Discussions among people over time.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dustin Rivers explains how the industrial education model helped damage indigenous culture, and why the unschooling, natural in-community education model of aboriginal peoples was so much more effective. Urban designer Kate McMahon is trying to make her own neighbourhood of Melbourne ecologically sustainable. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

It began to dawn on me that Id seen this model before. Then Irealized, Id designed this model before. the means to getthings done, a catalyst for change, a vehicle for applying humaningenuity andcollaboration and passion to bring about extraordinary results: Theright people, the right skills and techniques, the right intensity, anenvironment of creativity and learning, and a spirit of exuberant,reciprocalcollaboration. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Its an exercise in acquiringself-knowledge, designed by Otto Scharmers PresencingInstitute. And my answer to question 15 was: Itwould be the first collective design of an (intentional) NaturalCommunity with three or four Natural Enterprises operating within it. Individual genius is useful only for the merelycomplicated designs -- technologies. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In a regular neighbourhood ofisolated strangers, you can do whatever you want as long as it doesntreduce the resale value below the mortgage, or defy local neighbourhoodordinances mainly designed to ensure you dont reduce others resale value. It could be designed by the future members collectively,or retrofitted by self-selecting members already living there or inclose proximity. Nevertheless, we need someworking models. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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The FASTForward Blog " Retrospective on KM and the Impact of Web 2.0: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Design Thinking , Change , Enterprise 2.0 , Enterprise Social Computing , Enterprise Software , Social Computing , Web 2.0 , Wisdom of Crowds Cross-posted to the FASTForward blog. This means that a much-needed role and focus is as a catalyst and facilitator of connections, helping others see why it is now this way and how things work 3. Knowledge transfer is self-assembling and self-organizing. Business Model 2.0 Design Thinking 3.0

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

What we need is experimenters.Theway to create working models that work better than the dysfunctionalones we have now, in a complex system where no one is in control and noone has the answers, is to try things. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst. 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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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I will tell them that Id like ourtropical subsistence hobbit-like permaculture forest community to beopen to others as a model, to show them not so much a better way tolive, as how easy and simple and joyful and responsible and sustainablelife can be when you dont complicate it unnecessarily.

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Why is Community So Hard? « how to save the world

John Tropea - Delicious Community

His answer to this question is that we will create workable, sustainable communitarian models when we have no other choice, when the only life we know has ceased to be. Residence entry points would be designed where each person would have to use there own badge to enter.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Imagine, innovate and realize the community: This is the collective work of designing and building the community to meet the criteria you have set. As unnatural as it may seem, and asunhappy and unfulfilled as it may make us, and as unresponsive,irresponsible and unsustainable as we know it to be, most of us areresigned to this model. This is the model of most affluent nations, andmost of the worlds cities everywhere. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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Implementing the Cisco Collaboration Framework

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

model. operational models. The Cisco Collaboration Framework’s build- as-you-go model provides guidance for. regularly discussing their ongoing insights into. business management model applicable to any. as the foundation for this model. rewards, role models, and hiring policies. progress tracking • Role models, especially ones from the. Management models (or human resources. [HR] develop business and management models.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Heres whats coming up: Good Working Models of Social Networking: I mentioned last week that whats missing in Web 2.0 aregood working models, templates, forms, stories that we can use to sell the conceptand to illustrate to the unfamiliar what is possible with these tools and methods. I realize that such models and templates are verycontext-specific, but theyre still valuable, even to those who dontshare the context. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

That better way hasbeen and, I thought, would continue to be, through walking away fromcivilization (as Daniel Quinn describes it and as Bucky Fullerespoused) instead of confronting it, and Letting-Myself-Change tobecome a model, and to develop models, based on Love, Conversation and Community , of a better way to live. A model is exactly that -- an example,hopefully one that works and can be adapted by others, not acookie-cutter template that permits of no variation or evolution.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The way to create working models thatwork better than the dysfunctional ones we have now, in a complexsystem where no one is in control and no one has the answers, is to trythings. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst. 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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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The mainstream media arepropaganda machines designed to dumb usdown so we dont realize what has happened to us, and they neverpresent information threatening to or critical of the corpocracy. To change something, build anew model that makes the existing model obsolete." Its time to build a new model, a betterway of living. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

It involves putting their poster (Canadianversion above) in coffee shops and other sympathetic places, with anenvelope attached full of their beautifully-designed stickersinside. Learning How to Live a Natural Life: Illbe writing more next week about Natural Enterprises and how, ideally,they fit into a model of Intentional Communities which are furthernetworked into a Natural Economy. Overpopulation: The Crash Catalyst.

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