"Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams"
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
A lot of virtual team research crosses my screen, most of which is earnest and much of which is the equivalent of a Sunday-night eat-up of what's in the refrigerator. And then something like this comes through, "Developing Real Skills. Collaboration Telecommuting Virtual Teams
Marissa, we need to talk: This genie is way out of the bottle
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Dear Marissa, Apparently, I'm not the only one who has a word or two to say to you. This does not help the cause."*. "*. Vendors?
Billionaires buying into the news(~papers)
OCTOBER 18, 2013
The paper was run by Shandy Hill, who lived down the street from us, which is why I knew him, and backed by William M. billion).
"As networks become more efficient, they become more modular"
JANUARY 31, 2013
Carl Zimmer's National Geographic article, " The Parts of Life ," merits reading -- and rereading. " Why is this important?
Take that, Gladwell: Vinegar, onions, social networks, and soccer nuts a revolution do make
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
For anyone who still doubts ( Malcolm Gladwell ) the role of informal communication, aka social media, in bringing about monumental change before the whole world's very eyes in Egypt, see today's lead story (headlined in print version) of NY Times, " A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History." " And on it goes.
"Networking" -- 1982
MARCH 27, 2012
Time is coming for the 30th anniversary of Jeff Stamps' and my first book, Networking: The First Report and Directory (Doubleday, April 19, 1982). Last week, I received an unexpected email from Mark Satin, one of the "networkers" featured in. Jeff Stamps
Leaderless? No, leader-full in the virtual workplace
MAY 1, 2012
Terrence Seamon, whom I had the chance to work with a few years back when American Management Association was putting together a new course on leading virtual teams (I was subject matter expert for the course and Terry held the. Leadership Networks and Networking Telecommuting Virtual Teams
Lindy Hess changed our lives and so many others
JULY 21, 2013
It was 3 AM and I woke, cold, which, given the heat of the past weeks, seemed impossible. Photo by Lilian Kemp swiped from NYT obit (thanks).
Seriously? Yahoo CEO lassoing everyone back to the office???
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Keen reader Joe Wehr just spotted this post by Kara Swisher on All Things D about Yahoo's CEO calling everyone back to the office. Hard to believe in Feb 2013 but here's the link. Perhaps Marissa Meyer needs to read, ahem, Virtual Teams ? Yahoo CEO Mayer Now Requiring Remote Employees to Not Be (Remote
Cancer Commons - another open-science initiative
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
If you know a child or teen with Crohn's or colitis, check it out--I'm oversimplifying their groundbreaking work here.) Health Science
"'Let's [not] meet'"
JULY 17, 2011
Eli Stein cartoon, reprinted with permission Scott Kirsner's round-up today on how people feel about meetings - and what they do about it - is "likely" to be one of the most "liked" articles in modern Boston Globism. Other than. Business
Does The New Yorker Need Gladwell?
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
If reaction to Malcolm Gladwell's latest dump of cold water on the flaming arc between social media and social change is any measure, The New Yorker very much needs this able writer to keep the links flying. " Gladwell's two-letter answer: No. Argument, Gladwell's is, as he throws in provocation after poke ("Whoa.
Carrot dust and heaven in a barn. and a flood. and a festival
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
It was a gorgeous late August day, fields abundant with the fruits of summer. Even the goat and pig were friendly. But we had come to eat the best meal of our lives. First, hors d's (photo by Etienne Frossard). Farmers' Market Food and Drink Lake and Finn New York Weather
Four-year tuition-free scholarships to the new Antioch -- pass it along
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
News from my alma mater ( click for a bit of the history as posted here): Antioch College is offering four-year, 100% tuition-free Horace Mann Fellowships to 25 students entering as freshmen this fall, 2011, when the college reopens Background: A group of alumni formed a nonprofit and purchased the College from the University, its parent in 2009.
Adapting agile development to virtual teams
MARCH 31, 2011
This one's for the developers out there: " The Paradox of Agile PM and Virtual Team s " by Dr. David F. Here, for example, is one set: ?.
Walk your dog even if you don't have one
MARCH 15, 2011
The old adage* is true, according to researchers from Michigan State University. Animals
A thousand million trillion cranes
MARCH 15, 2011
We all feel the same, heart-sick, heart-broken, heart-aching for the people of Japan. Her classmates finished for her. And when babies are born.
Men and their ties
FEBRUARY 12, 2011
Credit on NYT site says it from "The White House." "
"A Visionary's World"--Don Aucoin on the Bucky play
JANUARY 21, 2011
Last one on Bucky , I promise (for a while). Don Aucoin's review (and Marcus Stern's photos) of “R. And Aucoin honors playwright-director D.W.
Dance your PhD
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Enough of those dry defenses. Science, the esteemed journal of AAAS, the weekly (or is it a daily) which I, for one, don't normally associate with modern dance (or rap), sponsors an annual "Dance your PhD" contest and I'm rooting. Art Family Health Humor Science
Organizational mapping, crisis mapping & disaster response
JULY 24, 2012
My colleague, NetAge Director Doug Carpenter, recently brought my attention to the need for better organizational mapping during major crises. This led us to take a look at Haiti, where the need for understanding who's doing what and how they. Collaboration Crowdsourcing Environment Haiti Networks and Networking OrgScope Volunteers
The future of computer science -- in one hour
OCTOBER 3, 2011
I had the chance to listen to one of the icons of computer science recently. John Hopcroft, IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science at Cornell, gave a talk on future directions in theoretical computer science to. Research Science Technology
Web Site Story
AUGUST 11, 2011
Perfect. Thanks to Georges Grinstein who put me on to this, for all of us online fanatics. Just wait until you get to the line about Evite. or eHarmony. just sit back and e(n)joy! Humor Web/Tech
Memorial Service for Jeff Stamps
JUNE 12, 2011
Memorial service for Jeff Stamps 10:30 AM, Wed, June 15, 2011 First Unitarian Society of Newton 1326 Washington Street, West Newton, MA Burial immediately following at Newton Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations please: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or Tibet. Jeff Stamps Pancreatic cancer
Jeffrey Spaulding Stamps ~ March 18, 1944-June 11, 2011
JUNE 11, 2011
Jeff off-piste at Corchevel, France 60th Birthday Ski Trip. Family Jeff Stamps Pancreatic cancer
Going it alone
MARCH 7, 2011
Some heartening research for introverts. In this age of collaboration (telecommuting, virtual teams, remote working, etc), we might take a page from people who spend time alone (and not like this-alone, at the computer), according to " The power of lonely " by Leon Neyfakh in yesterday's Boston Globe.
150 of my closest friends
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Jorgen Fagerquist alerted me to a post on Sweden's clever English-language "The Local," with possibly the best headline of the week, maybe the year, or century, bearing a sentiment that taxpayers everywhere might agree with: " Swedish taxpayers organized by apes." " I don't think it's a translation issue.
Decide to Network by Robert Muller
MAY 1, 2013
Every now and then, we get a request for copies of the "Decide to Network" postcard, backstory here. Boston Networks and Networking
Scaling online collaboration
JANUARY 2, 2013
It's a problem. If you're not in the field, what am I talking about? But how do you collaborate with infinite numbers? You don't. You can't.
Yup, iPhone tracker.a snippet of mine
APRIL 22, 2011
This is where I downloaded the open-source app that allowed me to look at my data. Troubling. Apple Privacy Technology
Rebecca, The Most Influential
APRIL 22, 2011
Which gives the excuse to use this picture from our mutual friend Kate's birthday a few years back. Rebecca is standing, 1st from left; y.t.
Phone alone 2
APRIL 1, 2011
I don't know who took this photo (thanks, Wired) but they must have been in my kitchen in the past week. Same phone. Same plastic container.
How to fold a crane via Blarneycrone
MARCH 17, 2011
My friend Liz at Blarneycrone picked up on my post and made it much better with a link to instructions for folding said cranes. Japan
MARCH 2, 2011
I've been in this particular loo many times, including yesterday, when I noticed something. Can you spot it? No fun!
Revere Beach Elegy reissued
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
His ability to move fluidly across the page, funny here, sad there, ironic next, and sometimes purely observational, is remarkable.
Egyptian revolution on Twitter
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
It's worth reading Andre's post describing what he did. And it's really required viewing for those interested in how networks evolve.
Goodbye, hello, Mr. Minimalist Mark
JANUARY 27, 2011
We call him Mark. Not that we know him personally but Mark Bittman is a character in our household kitchen drama. "Are you using Mark?"
Skating on very thin ice
DECEMBER 21, 2010
The River Charles as it is sometimes archly called runs the Boston Marathon -- from Hopkinton out into Boston Harbor. We hope they stayed dry.
Life -- and art -- after genocide: Arn Chorn-Pond
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Joe Kahn has a great piece in today's Boston Globe about Cambodian Arn Chorn-Pond and the "thinly fictionalized" biography about him by Patricia McCormick. Never Fall Down is Chorn-Pond's story surviving the Khmer Rouge. A single sentence from Kahn's article. Art violence War
Mapping the "New Citizens"
AUGUST 20, 2012
Thanks to our friends at TechSoup Global (see Glenn Fajardo’s, “Building Better Solutions Together, Faster”), we have been inspired to take a closer look at what’s happening with the “new citizens” movement, a grassroots effort that’s spawned its own ecology. Government OrgScope