Reflecting on a month in China

Jenny Connected

From October 8 th to November 2 nd , I was in China. We saw many of the highlights that tourists hope to see (in fact our trip was organized by China Highlights) – the Forbidden City in Beijing, The Great Wall, The Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, and much much more, I am also aware that we barely scratched the surface of China’s wonders. Trying to use the internet in China is an interesting experience.

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Connections are Different than Relationships

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Networks and Autonomy How Connections “Wrap&# Our Engagement » Connections are Different than Relationships I used to use the words connection and relationship interchangeably.

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China's Enlightened Billionaire

Alchemy of Change

Gideon Rosenblatt Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About Movement as Network « Powerful Connections Touch the Soul Fairness » China’s Enlightened Billionaire Wow. One can only hope that there are other leaders like him, climbing the ranks of China’s economy.

Are You Tapping “Third-Order” Engagement?

Alchemy of Change

When you get it right though, it can make a huge difference. Related Posts Comments (4) #1 written by Northof49 about 3 weeks ago Reply Quote Hey Gideon, How is this different from cultivating a network effect? 4 written by Gideon Rosenblatt about 3 weeks ago Reply Quote I think you need to set up different departments for each type of engagement – you know, set up a chair in each corner of your home office.

The Networked Enterprise and Bioteams in China

The Bumble Bee

as the opposite of Physical, new (non-physical) enterprises forming and dissolving from other (physical) enterprises, each with different processes, systems and cultures, with the need to build trust, common aims and working practices very quickly.

A knife, a ball, a piece of paper

Net-Map Toolbox

I also like raindrops on roses, as in the song, but that’s a different story…). Knife Sharpeners in Kashgar, China (copyright by watchsmart on Flickr). These are a few of my favorite things… (O.k.,

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Scenarios 2011 to 2022 – Media/Military Complex: New Year Resolve

21st Century Organization

Twelve years ago, the dot-com bubble hadn’t yet burst, was just three years old, and China was known for Mao, not for manufacturing.

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

China. China, mainland. I don’t see a systematic difference between the South and the North columns, do you? It seems meaningful to me that the membership of KM4Dev is spread around and members are in (or come from) so many different countries.

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Facebook is testing a service called Facebook Credits that would offer a single virtual currency for use on many different apps. Different types of Social Networks (3). Facebook has just announced it’s plans to expand it’s Facebook currency.

Learning through Collaborating and Lurking Online: A Case Study (Mandy Geddes, IEC)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Many are in Australia, but some students are in China. there are different kinds of learners - eg., Mandy is now talking about learning through collaborating and lurking - at the Institute of Executive Coaching (IEC). Mandy is the GM of Learning (?) at the IEC. Key points: - have been experimenting with social online learning. Started the journey in 2009. - the IEC trains coaches - about 500 a year. students are increasingly coming from remote locations.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Language and social distance

Ken Carroll

This practice remains very much the focus of language teaching in China. Word choice depends on your social purpose, and subtle changes in word choice can make a big difference the social meaning you convey. Men bond differently than women but they do just as much of it.

Curing Business Ecosystems Blindness

Partnering Resources

New companies enter, exit, and take on different roles constantly. Companies in India, China, and other rapidly developing countries sell low-cost coding services, leaving the more complex business analysis and technological architecture functions to on-site staff.

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Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Work Trends 2021 Panel

Portals and KM

They are putting video portals on different street corners so you can see people across town by chance and have conversations as though you ran into them at the same place. John Moore asked about how technology might help bridge different cultural norms.

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Why Your Innovation Contest Won’t Work - Tim Kastelle - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

HBR China. If you want to start thinking about how to make changes in this area, answer this question: what would I do differently if everyone reporting to me were a volunteer? HBR Global Editions. Harvard Business Publishing: For Educators. |. For Corporate Buyers. |.

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Alchemy of Change

Yes, Facebook is doing some things to change this, but this is a pretty fundamental difference between the two services. Though very different in the way they’re operated, both services tap networks of people to produce networks of information.

Twitter's Golden Egg

Alchemy of Change

The company has also been quite ingenious in the way it’s exposed its API’s to enable third parties to enhance influence tracking with a range of tools and different approaches to measurement.

Technology: RSS beats censorship

Joitske Hulsebosch

In China, I tried to access my blog from 3 different cybercafes, a hotel and a home connection, but I couldn't access it. So spread RSS in China! Back to blogging! I say an enormous thank you to John and Bill for blogging here during my holidays.

Understanding Users of Social Networks — HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Women and men use these sites differently. Piskorski has also found deep gender differences in the use of sites. Piskorski and Heil are now doing a follow up study to see whether this is because there are no pictures on Twitter or because men and women say different things.

The Role of the Service Sector in the Indian Economy

Jenny Connected

It hasn’t followed traditional growth models (as in China) in that it has skipped the manufacturing stage and has jumped straight from the agricultural stage to services. So it seems that services could lead the economy, but there needs to be greater equality between the different States and a better gender balance.

Internet Evolution - Executive Clan Editor's Blog - Social Net-Based Onboarding Boosts Productivity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Michael Singer IQ Crew Friday April 23, 2010 3:53:37 PM no ratings Login to Rate Corporate Social Networks (CSN) are not a new thing, just called someting different than before. Second Shooter From China: High-Speed Internet?

The Principled Approach

e-Moderation Station

If it means “effective for acquiring fluency” or “effective for engaging students” or “effective for teaching technical skills,” these are all quite different issues. Tired of hearing that technology brings nothing to the classroom? Bored with having to defend the use of ICT in teaching?

Too Many Rats in the Cage: Civilization Disease

How to Save the World

Of course, everyone’s experience with depression, and the kind of chronic grief, anger, sadness, and anxiety that afflicts so many of us, is different. THE CYCLE OF DISCONNECTION. A lmost everyone I know is depressed these days.

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Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

They can then access them from a number of different mobile devices. Its offers corporate and personal collaboration solutions to different type of users. Unlike traditional collaboration tools, you do not need to create multiple workspaces to work with different group of people. It offers a chapter structure for the documents you create and different models for collaboration. China Blocks Twitter (And Almost Everything Else) 10.

Employee Engagement Affects Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

” Before going on, I think it’s important to address that engagement and collaboration are two different things (in my opinion) but they definitely overlap. Regional Differences in Employee Engagement According to the study, less than 33% of employees are engaged in North America. The levels here are relatively consistent across organizations around the world with the exception of China. about us. research resources. contact us. advertise here. Newsletter.

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What Makes A Successful Community Manager? - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

John Tropea - Delicious Community

While you need many different types of participants to make a community successful, the one that is often overlooked--and yet paramount to the success of the community--is the community manager. InfoSys was at E2 Boston 2011 and TechWeb Chief Content Officer David Berlind caught up with the company to get a demo of iEngage; a modular social platform that offers different contexts for different constituencies (employees, customers, etc.). GDC China.

Getting Out Of My Head: My “Presence” Practice

How to Save the World

Contemplation: Holding a phrase/idea/question in your awareness openly and non-analytically until meaning emerges, e.g. contemplate why what we do and what we think we want to do are different; this is a “letting come” process less intellectual than inquiry.

Facebook Detectives and Citizen Investigator

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Why do we resent social networking sites assisting China but cheer when they help British authorities? Is it because China is “bad&# and Britain is “good&# ? Do value systems clash on different social networks because of the different communities (countries) they represent?

Links for the Month: December 27, 2011

How to Save the World

China Collapsing?: Paul Krugman sees signs that the fragile, critical economy and social fabric of China is disintegrating. Feminist Sci-Fi: Liz Henry tells you what to read to put a different perspective in your reading. Cartoon by Terry Mosher (Aislin) in the Montreal Gazette.

Blogging--It's Good for You: Scientific American

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Recent functional magnetic resonance imaging studies have shown that the brain lights up differently before, during and after writing, notes James Pennebaker, a psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin.

Community management: The 'essential' capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts | ZDNet

John Tropea - Delicious Community

it is a skill that sits right at the cross roads of many different essential functions. The more visible and transformative — and occasionally messier — world of social interaction and group behavior is a different dynamic and requires a new social support function.

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This is What a Desolated Earth Looks Like

How to Save the World

So let’s retell the story a slightly different way. T here is an old story about the invention of the chessboard, in which the inventor as his reward asks for one grain of wheat on the first square, two on the second, four on the third, and doubling until all 64 squares are full.

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Culture: Hirsi Ali/Magan

Joitske Hulsebosch

So there the use of names is much more fluid; and using a different name may feel less of a 'crime'. (I Naming conventions differ alot. This weekend my friend could not check in because they had booked her on her first name (booking done in China) rather than her second name.


Viv Mcwaters

We even had proper china tea cups and matching plates, a lace tablecloth and little silver tongs to pick up small cubes of sugar. It was a different world in the days when this sort of afternoon tea was more common.

Technology: supporting decision-making

Joitske Hulsebosch

While planning our holiday in China (with a friend who lives in Beijing) I experienced a nice example of how technology (information from the internet) and people (talking to friends) interact for decision-making. Though we originally planned to visit Tibet from Liyang in southern China, a friend (met by coincidence in the train) alerted me to altitude sickness.

Social Graph: Concepts and Issues

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

One problem is that currently you need to have different logins for different social networks. is no different from a Network, which is a more common term for describing the same thing. Geeks like us who try a lot of different web sites.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » What’s happening at the Economist?

Ken Carroll

And anyone that knows anything about China should know that you don’t accept government statistics on face value anyway. The author has now hit bottom, but he keeps digging: “The vast majority of Westerners who travel to China to study Mandarin give up, go home and forget what they have learned.&# I know there is a demand for native English speakers with Mandarin abilities as it can be difficult for foreigners to get jobs in China without some basic level of Chinese.

Communities of practice: rhythm and rituals

Joitske Hulsebosch

Saturday night in Zhongdian My favorite place in China was Zhongdian, where I made this video of the people dancing on the market square in the evening.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Confucius meets web 2.0

Ken Carroll

What’s wrong with China doing PR and promoting its language? China has its problems, to be sure, but so does every other country. If further understanding from the West gets China to open up even more then I think it’s a positive thing, both for China and the West.

Links for the Month: September 30, 2012

How to Save the World

Asking the Right Questions: Some additional evidence that asking important questions is a learnable skill different from and at least as important as critical and creative thinking. A portrait of the old man as an artist (me, taken by Nancy White ).

Happiness is contagious in social networks -

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

When framing the question differently, the study found that you are 15 percent more likely to be happy if a direct connection is happy, 10 percent if the friend of a friend is happy, and 6 percent if its a friend of a friend of a friend. Home World U.S.