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Painting of a Vought F4U Corsair from World War Two Museum

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a Vought F4U Corsair. This one in hanging at the World War Two Museum in New Orleans. 

2017 21

The Customer Community

Online Community Strategy

Image © Leigh Prather. The last few years have seen big brands make extraordinary investments in developing massive “digital transformation” and social media programs. On one hand, these programs have yielded moments of customer connection, advocacy and insight.

2017 16

The power of silent learners

Jenny Connected

This week I attended a webinar which focussed on silent learners. Thank you to Martina Emke for drawing this webinar to my attention. The title immediately resonated as recently I have found myself increasingly troubled by the constant noise of the online environment.

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year.

2017 65

Best Upsell is Education #Dropbox #marketing

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I’m just writing a (quick) post cos I find this stuff confusing. I pay about 100 bucks a year for Dropbox. Not sure why. I guess I feel more secure – even though I suspect Dropbox is no more secure than iCloud LOL – having some documents in the cloud, duplicated.

2017 50

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Why you should Block people and your Community responsibility

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Blocking People on Facebook: It’s not censorship -they are free to continue talking bollocks – I am exercising my freewill to say enough is enough. I belong to some pretty atrocious Facebook groups. Anti Muslim, anti gay, anti-anything not white, male and with a gun. Cos I’m nosey.

2017 40

The Path to 2030

Networking Action

What are the trends that will influence our ability to realize the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030? This was the question that I was asked to address in a keynote to the annual meeting of the Global Donor Platform for … Net Dev

2017 22

Norway’s Ship Tunnel

Michael Sampson - Currents

A few years ago I was visiting Oslo to present a series of workshops, and on one evening one of my hosts drove me into the city centre for a meal out. I was intrigued by the underground/through-the-water tunnels that we drove through.

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KM4Dev and Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner – April 6-7 2017

Full Circle Associates

Care about communities of practice? Care about how we build and share knowledge in any context? In international development? Like hanging out with fun and interesting people? Then get yourself registered for a regional KM4Dev gathering here in Seattle on April 6-7.

2017 24

Painting of Live Oak, City Park, New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" oil painting of a Live Oak in City Park, New Orleans completed on site. The tree is easily several hundred years old. 

2017 21

A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In this Tedtalk John poses an interesting statement about the 'rise of the knowmad'. " In 2020 45% of the workforce will be knowmads ". Eh 2020? That's already in 3 years time! Hurry up?

2017 11

Weaponised Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

On just about every flight I’ve taken recently, a voice from the front of the plane has read a statement to the effect of: “ The United States Federal Aviation Authority has limited the carriage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device.

2017 42

Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

The fabulous Tracy Kelly of BC Campus invited me north to Vancouver to co-facilitate two workshops, one on graphic facilitation in higher education (“ VizEd “), and the second a larger team collaborative Liberating Structures 2 day immersion workshop.

2017 20

Painting of a Conch Shell

Portals and KM

Here is a 12" square acrylic painting of  a conch shell I collected in Florida in the 1950s. I did this as a demonstration during a class I am teaching in New Orleans.

2017 21

Blog>> Survey on Knowledge Audits

Green Chameleon

I’m currently working on a book about knowledge audits and knowledge mapping. I’d like to get a better sense of the variety of understandings of knowledge audits that exists out in the professional community. Here’s a short survey that should take between 10 and 20 minutes of your time – do take it, and recommend it to others. Responses are anonymous, but if you leave your email address, I will share the survey results when completed. Thank you!

Doctors versus internet: who is better at diagnosing?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have dreamed for a long time of organizing our own MOOC. I was waiting to somebody to pay me for it, but nobody did. The challenge for in a MOOC is to facilitate a large group process online. We have just completed our knowmad MOOC with 637 people. This topic was knowmadic working and learning.

2017 11

San Francisco

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last month I flew to San Francisco for a week of meetings. My new colleagues at Silverside were coming across for a conference the week of February 20, so we split the distance and met half way. We held three days of planning meetings for 2017 and then did the conference thing; me for one day, and the others for the full three days. Some comments about San Francisco and the time there: 1. Mixed Remote and In-Person Meetings.

Responding to Clark Quinn: Technology or preparation? 

Full Circle Associates

Clark Quinn has a great provocation on his blog today. I ‘ll share a quote, then reply. So, many of the things we’re doing are driven by bad implementation.

Painting of a Douglas SBD Dauntless World War Two Museum

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber. This one is hanging at the World War Two Museum in New Orleans. 

2017 11

The Illusion of Community

How to Save the World

graphic of four types of community and the qualities that make each cohere, by Aaron Williamson (my suggested additions are in red). M uch is being written these days, in political, social, business and collapsnik circles, among others, about community. Most of it assumes that there is such a thing.

Walking with complexity frameworks

Chris Corrigan

Last weekend I took a ramble across Bowen Island, where I live, with a friend and colleague, Annemarie Travers.

No Laptop Onboard. Now What?

Michael Sampson - Currents

Almost a decade ago I wrote about my mobile office using an iPAQ 212 and foldable Bluetooth keyboard.

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Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Full Circle Associates

Warning: Long post suitable for process geeks and lovers of detail. The rest of you might want to skip to the bottom and download the annotated slides PDF! For the last few years I’ve enjoyed presenting a 90 minute synchronous session for the Mid Atlantic Facilitators Network , or MAFN.

Painting of a New Orleans Brass Band Sousaphone Player

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a sousaphone player in a brass band that accompanied the Treme Sidewalk Steppers second line in New Orleans on February 5. I also recently did a painting of a high school band member who plays the sousaphone.

2017 11

A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to announce my new book " A Systematic Guide to Collaboration and Competition in Organizations ". Team Leadership Development

Prototyping and strategic planning

Chris Corrigan

My friends over at the Social Labs Revolution website have been fielding questions about the prototyping phase of labwork and today published a nice compilation of prototyping resources. It’s worth a visit. It got me thinking this morning about some of the tools I use for planning these days.

Enterprise Collaboration TechFest – Melbourne (June 2017)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Eventful Group is hosting the second Enterprise Collaboration TechFest in Australia in June. It has recently published the research document that summarises the key themes from its research roundtable discussions : 2017 Themes. Starting with the Why – Delivering Business Value.

2017 35

Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

In late January I helped plan and facilitate the INGENEAS Global Symposium, a gathering of academics, researchers, practitioners, business people and policy makers interested in the role of gender and nutrition in rural agricultural extension services in the developing world.

New Orleans High School Sousaphone Player

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a sousaphone player in a high school band that accompanied the Treme Sidewalk Steppers second line in New Orleans on February 5. I also did a painting of a brass band member who plays the sousaphone.

2017 11

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

Every herring is a word

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I spent most of the day honouring people who have worked for decades to preserve and grow the Skwxu7mesh language. I’m on the advisory board of an organization called Kwi Awt Stelmexw , which supports Skwxumesh language learning and fluency.

When Death Rushes Up

Michael Sampson - Currents

This is not a good way to greet the morning. Some words of tribute from afar … When death rushes up, We meet it as we are. For some it comes swiftly, from the metal of a car. For others the knife wounds, from the assailant himself. For others death is stayed by the new bridge leap repertoire.

2017 25

Evaluation Session Capture [Flickr]

Full Circle Associates

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Painting: Quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers in New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a quartet of Pigeon Town Steppers. I just finished the one on the lower left. The others were done earlier with the work on the top left being the second most recent. The four are 16" x 20" each. I plan to hang them joined like this as one 36" x 40." " work.

2017 11