Chicago Masterclass on SharePoint for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chicago here I come. I will be running a full-day master class on SharePoint in Chicago on March 25. " As part of his whistle-stop tour of the US and Europe, Michael Sampson, author of "Seamless Teamwork: Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to Collaborate, Innovate, and Drive Business in New Ways", will be in Chicago on March 25th, 2009, at the exclusive invitation of Concurrency, Inc. , The speed of business today requires increased collaboration and communication.

SharePoint Master Tour in Chicago: March 25

Michael Sampson - Currents

The details of my master class on SharePoint in Chicago on March 25 are now online. The presentation on March 25th will be held at Microsoft’s beautiful new AON Center facility across from Millennium Park in the heart of Downtown Chicago. ". The master class is being held in conjunction with Concurrency , a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. "

No Committee Chemistry in Chicago?

TNT - The Network Thinker

There are many theories on why Chicago lost the right to host the 2016 Olympics. The list of names on the the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee is very impressive -- intelligent people from important organizations. Yet, the Chicago 2016 Committee did not get the job done.

chicago - km & exhaustion

Engineers without Fears

Yesterday I went to the KM Chicago gig with Stefan Lafloer & Dave Simmons & the Kroll dudes. Then it was full steam ahead to the Art Institute of Chicago , Millenium Park and Lake Michigan. chicago km jetlagI recorded these sessions and will be making the results available when I get back to Sydney. I finally got to meet Alice Dunlap-Kraft (who I knew from my IBM days). Which is a lake so huge you could mistake it for the ocean.

chicago - swings & roundabouts

Engineers without Fears

However, I did miss my flight this morning (boo) but by chance got to see Cory Doctorow * doing his thing at Chicago Public Library. emmett till chicago storyquest dirk tussing cory doctorow tata interactive tim keelanSo yesterday morning I rocked up to a gig on Enterprise Performance Support Systems put on by Dirk Tussing from Executive Learning Exchange & some dudes from Tata Interactive.

KFC Potholes and Social Network Spotlights

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

From The Chicago Tribune : . . But maybe not Chicago. Technorati Tags: chicago , KFC , monetizing , potholes , revenue , social networks , spotlight sponsorship. Kentucky Fried Chicken offer to fix potholes in exchange for graffiti - err sorry - advertising on the hole covers.

Electric Gadget Inter-City Challenges

Portals and KM

vs. Chicago. Chicago: 23% more Macs. Chicago.: Chicago.: LA plays a lot of games and Chicago watches a lot of TV. Retrevo does some interesting surveys that I have covered before. Their new Gadget Census study pits the following U.S. cities against each other to see who has the most consumer electronics per capita.

Have Prediction Markets arrived as an Enterprise Knowledge Sharing & Innovation Platform?

21st Century Organization

A small and really smart group of people convened by John Maloney (at the Gleacher Executive Center in Chicago), on November 6 to explore the latest developments in collective intelligence and use of prediction market s.

6 New Jobs & new site design

Community Guy

NEW - The Blog Council Executive Director , Chicago, IL. Have you checked out the new Community Guy Job Board website? link]. NEW - Online Community Lead , Denver, CO. NEW - Client Services Manager - Leverage Software , San Francisco, CA. NEW - Blellow Community Manager , San Antonio & telecommute. NEW - Come build the best Recycling/Reuse Community , Seattle, WA. NEW - Social Network Community Manager , Annapolis, MD.

Its not Who You Know but How you cope with knowing

Governance in a Networked World

I'm a great fan of Ron Burt from the University of Chicago. He is one researcher that has mastered the art of simple talk. Here is a preview of his latest book [link] Now without giving it all away, Ron has found that the "prestige" measure which assesses how many "well connected" people you are connected to is actually of no benefit. The benefit actually comes from the skills you build in translating between tight clusters and diverse groups. I love his phrase ".networks

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Microsoft Ignite is the place to be for SharePoint futures

Michael Sampson - Currents

If you are going to Microsoft Ignite in a couple of weeks in Chicago, there will be a lot more disclosed, discussed, and debated about SharePoint Server 2016 (and many other Microsoft tools). Microsoft gave a sneak peak at the timeframe and focus areas for SharePoint Server 2016.

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8 New Jobs Openings & 3 Job Seekers

Community Guy

NEW Director of Strategic Accounts (Social Media Sales Director) Chicago (Chicago, IL). Lots of *NEW Community Job Openings! Check them out. Community Job Openings : *NEW Community Manager for Record Label (Burbank, CA). NEW Online Experience Data Analyst (Washington, DC). NEW Learning Enthusiast/Community Manager (Washington, DC). New Director of Strategic Accounts (Social Media Sales Director) (New York, NY).

Change of Plans for US Workshops

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have just cancelled the two US workshops -- in Chicago and Atlanta -- and at this time, will be spending a couple of extra days in St Louis instead. before heading to London on Friday night. I'm disappointed. I was looking forward to meeting those who signed up. Obviously, monies will be refunded in full. Thanks to Lee (ThoughtBridge) and Jim (Concurrency) for working with me on these two events.

Thoughts in Memory of Joseph Massenburg and His Parents

Portals and KM

Last week, I went with some other neighbors to a memorial service for  Jospeh Massenburg , an 18 year old  Americorps volunteer  from Chicago who was killed in a drive by shooting five blocks from our house.

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On My Reading List

Collaborative Thinking

Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Just how much of an advantage a neighbor’s network provides is the subject of Neighbor Networks , a thoughtprovoking book by University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Ronald S.

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Travel Goodies

Community Guy

Since I’m in Chicago this week, and since I’m cleaning out my inboxes (both virtual and physical), I thought I’d share some good stuff related to travel. Feel like you’re flying in Chicago. Need a great airport snack? Keep an eye out for Peeled Snacks , dried fruit that’s literally JUST dried fruit. Damn tasty and sans-chemicals. Head to the site and fill out a 2 minute survey and they’ll hook you up with $10 e-credit to their online store.

Collective Intelligence Summit: Leading Enterprise 2.0 Prediction Markets

Portals and KM

at The University of Chicago: 450 North City Front Plaza Drive, Chicago. Here is an interesting event. The Collective Intelligence Summit will take place on November 6 at the Gleacher Center. It features a number of interesting speakers: George Neumann (University of Iowa) on Iowa Electronic Health Markets: ?

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Onset Blues Festival 2010

Portals and KM

They are local perform very solid Chicago style blues. I went back to the Onset Blues Festival for the fifth straight time in August. It has become an essential part of summer for me. This year I saw the last three acts and they were all great in their own way. The appear in order below.

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Onset Blues Festival 2010

Portals and KM

They are local perform very solid Chicago style blues. I went back to the Onset Blues Festival for the fifth straight time a few weeks ago It has become an essential part of summer for me. This year I saw the last three acts and they were all great in their own way. The appear in order below.

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Parents take Xbox away: Boy rings Police

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Chicago Tribune ). Which brands would you call the police for if snaffled away from you by a family member? What toys did you have taken away when you were a wee person? Mine was a teddy bear. Buffalo Grove boy dials 911 after parents take away his Xbox video game.

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Harvesting from a harvest

Chris Corrigan

Last month I was in Chicago working with a great group of Art of Hosting practitioners in the Illinois community of practice. We ran a three day Art of Hosting and then did a one day Art of Harvesting workshop with about 40 members of the community of practice in Chicago. The focus of the day was on the art and practice of harvesting. Our design was simple…we began in circle with a check in around questions and thoughts about harvesting.

Any port in a swarm: Teams take cover as bees delay Baseball game

The Bumble Bee

The Chicago Sun-Times just reported a 52-minute delay in the Houston Astros versus San Diego Padres baseball game when a swarm of bees took over part of left field at Petco Park - it took a beekeeper to sort it all out.

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Keeping Wall Street Like Cairo, Not London

Alchemy of Change

We are now seeing this choice play out on Wall Street and the streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other cities. This post was originally published on September 28, 2011 on the Huffington Post. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-.

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Vary your sentence length to make your writing more interesting

Ken Carroll

Meanwhile, the broad historical sweep is juxtaposed with a narrow and solipsistic stop, while the 1940s Chicago ‘tough boy’ is linked, absurdly, with Alexander the Great. I want to show you a remarkable writing technique that connects Jack Black with Alexander the Great.

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Blog>> Alter Egos

Green Chameleon

The Chicago lawyer ? I seem to be shadowed by alter egos the last few days. When your name is not particularly common and you’ve become accustomed to thinking of yourself as unique, that’s a thing of note.

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The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

That University of Chicago Professor Ron Burt (of " Structural Holes " fame) had 700 applications for two PhD candidate slots points to the level of SNA interest.)

Master Class Themes: SharePoint for Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

For times and places, see the master class schedule (Chicago, Atlanta, Vienna, London, and Copenhagen). I will be running public master classes in the US and Europe on using SharePoint for collaboration. The main themes of the master classes are: - How do we use SharePoint to gain an improvement in business performance? - Why micro-governance of SharePoint is not enough, and why macro-governance is the essential focus. -

Michael's World Tour: March and April 2009

Michael Sampson - Currents

Wednesday March 25: Chicago (public seminar, with Concurrency). On March 23, I leave New Zealand for a two-week tour of the United States and Europe. The topic: using SharePoint for collaboration , based partly on Seamless Teamwork, as well as a plethora of other material. Here's my schedule: United States. Tuesday March 24: Santa Monica (inhouse consulting). Thursday March 26: Atlanta (public seminar, with ThoughtBridge). Friday March 27: In transit through New York, to Vienna. Europe.

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NOLA 2014 Jazz Fest Highlights: April 27

Portals and KM

He is credited by the Wikipedia as helping to create the distinctive sound of the Chicago blues piano. This is my second New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and once again I will be at all days. Here are highlights from the first day, Sunday, April 27.

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Pubs and taverns


Apparently something similar has been happening in Chicago. Here's a start: Scott Martin who owns Simon's Tavern in Andersonville, Chicago, says that when he bought the place 17 years ago, he found a shoebox containing $80,000 in IOUs. According to the Lost Pubs Project , in the UK pubs are currently closing at an accelerating rate of 50 each week.

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Thoughts in Memory of Jospeh Massenburg and his Parents

Portals and KM

A few weeks ago, I went with some other neighbors to a memorial service for Jospeh Massenburg , an 18 year old Americorps volunteer from Chicago who was killed in a drive by shooting five blocks from our house. Jospeh Massenburg was black and grew up in a rough neighborhood in Chicago, the son of two evangelical pastors. He said that when he was growing up in Chicago, he was more afraid of his Mama than the gangs at his school.

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Identity Online

Jenny Connected

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago. This week has seen the last Networked Learning Conference Hotseat for this year – Managing your Online Learner Identity. Having followed the Hotseat discussions, the topic seems to have raised more questions than it has answered. It started with a discussion about what we mean by online learner identity, online identity, learner identity, or simply identity and is this different online to offline, and can we ever not be learning?

Visiting Madison, Wisconsin soon? Lucky you!

Viv Mcwaters

Here’s a picture I took of Jodi when we were testing out the flash new bathrooms at the Chicago hotel venue for last year’s improv conference. Sometimes I’m asked about facilitating and what has been the most useful thing I’ve learned. The answer surprises some people. . The number one, most useful, never leave home without it, thing I’ve learned (drum roll please)… . is. . . to. . . . be. . . . . s p o n t a n e o u s. .

July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning. July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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The Divided Brain. What does it mean to think?

Jenny Connected

University of Chicago Press. University of Chicago Press. Saturday 21 st March am. This is the third in a series of posts I am making following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist. Details of the course, which will run again next year can be found on the Field & Field website.

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Blog Cases from 2005: Ed Brill on IBM, Collaboration, and More

Portals and KM

 The latest tagline also includes the word Chicago after travel. In 2005 Ed also wrote for Chicago version of, a group blog about life in Chicago. I notice that the topic, Chicago, has been added to his own blog since the interview. This is another in a series of case studies from people I interviewed in 2005 about their blogging efforts. Now as we move to 2013, I find it interesting to look back at the early days of business blogging.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

And finally, Jay Nolly who was the much loved starting goalkeeper for our Vancouver Whitecaps for three and a half years, was traded this week to Chicago.

Peter and the Elephant

Michael Sampson - Currents

Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage son. In my email today. from Bruce. In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.

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Facebook cautionary tales: When Hubs Collide

Connectable Dots

Chicago&# as a network is not the same thing as a college campus. Last night I was at a meetup at TechSoup for Online Community professional types, and there was an engineer from Facebook on hand. People were talking about the desire to spam for good causes within Facebook versus various privacy questions, when somebody told a fascinating story from a user perspective.

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Almost Time to Head Off

Michael Sampson - Currents

As per my trip schedule , I have stops in Santa Monica, Chicago, Atlanta, St Louis, Vienna, London, Copenhagen, Switzerland, and maybe Paris. It's almost time to bid farewell to New Zealand for a couple of weeks, and head to the US for a week of consulting and workshops, and then across to Europe for the same. What's the word for such travel? Grueling, I think. Anyway. I'm looking forward to meeting and speaking with many new people.

Why Our Software Needs Social Context

Alchemy of Change

We live in a time when we do a much of our work with others in an online environment, which is why I’ve argued recently that we need our software to get much more emotionally intelligent. Recognizing Social Context.

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I Know What I Did Last Summer

Green Chameleon

FastForward colleague Bill Ives provided a glimpse of his summer hours, 21st-century style, which is informal, yet highly productive. He relays how his colleague Tom Davenport stays connected, even from the wild dunes of Cape Cod. That was the case with me as well.

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Unnamed (weekly)

Alchemy of Change

A really interesting look at “participatory budgeting&# in Chicago and San Francisco. When authority over a chunk of discretionary dollars was pushed down to the local level in Chicago, participants prioritized investments with immediate, local benefit (pedestrian-oriented improvements, dog parks, benches, murals, etc.) Strategy Leadership & the Soul – YouTube. Inspiring video to help us rethink what is possible with our organizations. .

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