Diversity is hard

Jenny Connected

But a key point she makes is that diversity, which is ‘often touted as highly desirable’ is hard – ‘uncomfortable, emotionally exhausting and downright frustrating’. In doing this we reduce diversity. This tendency to try to reduce diversity is not only evident in online networks.

Embracing Uncertainty, Diversity and Othering for Learning

Full Circle Associates

Adam Frank writes about the Liberating Embrace of Uncertainty, which resonates with these three things Pete and I observed: For science, embracing uncertainty means more than claiming “we don’t know now, but we will know in the future” It means embracing the fuzzy boundaries of the very process of asking questions. We talked about the diversity of project staff – geographically, organizationally, amount of experience (age), etc.

2016 43

Revolution in networks: applying the new science to organizations

Endless Knots

As we posted earlier, the Discovery Network's Science Channel (thank you, Joe Wehr) premieres " Connected: The Real Matrix " tonight, Sunday, February 15, at 9pm EST (and PST). " The TV show emphasizes the general applicability of the new network science to complex systems. We here at NetAge have applied this same science to organizations.

P2P: an introduction to Peer to Peer by Michel Bauwens

The Bumble Bee

Michel is currently Primavera Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam and external expert at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (2008). Tags: Collaboration Research & Science

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The ‘attentional commons’?


Many years ago, oh before your time surely, as a student of information science I recall a moment of minor enlightenment when I understood a key point about information in a consumer society: information consumes, and what it consumes is attention.

2015 51

Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Musings on “community management” Part 1 Nancy White, picking up where Brogan’s recent post left off, drops serious science gleaned from more than a decade of experience with this art.

2008 102

The advantages of moving from one kind of poverty to another


About the same time, I read this article in Science which begins by telling us that: ‘Nearly 9 million people in the United States live in “extreme-poverty” neighborhoods in which at least 40% of residents have incomes below the federal poverty threshold.’.   Cohesion and diversity Mobility and change Social policy Space and placeCan the quality of life of people in poverty be improved, without changing their economic circumstances? Let’s talk millions.

2012 41

The peculiar persistence of racist hatred


Tags: Cohesion and diversity

Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

In social science, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. Groups of diverse problem solvers can outperform groups of high-ability problem solvers. The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

2018 185

What is the Diversification ‘Sweet Spot’? We have an Answer.15%

Governance in a Networked World

What is the right balance of diverse experiences and specialisation for our future leaders? How powerful would it be to have a quantitative measure for diversity that is clearly linked to your bottom line performance? But there is no ruler calibrated for diversity.

2012 141

The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

Board diversity has been a hot topic in the corporate world for some time now. Diversity is commonly interpreted as ‘more women on company boards’. So wouldn’t the ‘old girls network’ be the best vehicle for addressing the board diversity issue? But why does diversity matter?

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What’s your favourite flavour of KM?

Chris Collison

This is why a well-planned peer assist will include sufficient diversity to avoid group-think, and why the design of communities of practice should thoroughly explore their purpose before they start recruiting members. I’m a big fan of organizational network analysis.

2013 66

There are No Things. There are patterns.

Jenny Connected

The intention was to write ‘a popular Master and his Emissary’, a book that would discuss how science and education have become increasingly left-brained, but this book has been abandoned. As we can see from his website, Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and his Emissary.

2018 206

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Epistemic curiosity is a desire for knowledge and knowing, the driving force behind science. Furthermore, you can distinguish diversive (broad interest) and specific (looking for specific information) curiosity.

2018 169

Social Physics: Oxymoron or Big 'Social' Data Tipping Point?

Governance in a Networked World

When his new book “Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread – Lessons from a New Science” coincided with the Easter holiday break, what better way to spend the break than to consume another Pentland tome? I’ve long been a fan of Sandy Pentland’s work at the MIT media lab.

2014 158

cRaggy 2018: design, feedback & reflections

Learning Alliances

Talk about diversity! This blog post describes the cRaggy event at the June 2, 2018 Cascadia R Conf , its design, the logic behind its design, feedback from participants and reflections on how such an event might be better in the future.

2018 130

Who would you like to sit near at work?

Governance in a Networked World

The science of social networks can assist in mediating the politics that regularly pervade office space allocations. We know that a certain level of diversity of connections is needed to facilitate creativity and to deliver innovation.

2014 153

The importance of philosophy

Bas Rues

Chris wrote about science and philosophy. My reply on Chris’ post was the following: Science is timely, philosophy is timeless. What’s true now in science can be false tomorrow. defines what’s true or not in philosophy, and in general this diversity in thinking is considered a richness for many of us. In many cases it can even change the current state of science (think radical, for example the concepts of time or gravity).

2011 42

Why 90% of Organisations would NOT Survive a Digital Disruption

Governance in a Networked World

Now just a ‘little bit’ of science Those of you who have been following our activities at Optimice will know that we are passionately focused on relationships and the networks that they form; in essence the ‘network’ side of Kotter’s dual operating system. Really?

2015 141

ESSENCE09 Workshop

Making CommunitySense

The overall idea behind the project is that digital discussion and deliberation technologies have the potential to provide a structured medium for building collective intelligence from diverse stakeholders, who often disagree. Within this context the ESSENCE online experiment has been conceived with the overall goal to improve how climate science and policy deliberation is conducted, in local networks, national organizations, and inter-governmentally.

2009 100

Facilitation tips for improvisers

Viv Mcwaters

A trip to the theatre, attending a facilitated event – both are a diversion, not business as usual. 3 tips for science communications It’s National Science Week here in Australia. One of the ongoing themes around applied improvisation is the use of language, and recognising that improvisation has its own jargon. This jargon may sometimes be unhelpful when introducing people to the principles and practices of improvisation.

Prof Pierre Levy: The IEML Philosophy

Jenny Connected

What also struck me is how broad is his range of interests – he has a cross-disciplinary approach, having studied cosmology, cybernetics, human sciences, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, philosophy, history, cognitive science, computer science and linguistics – and there’s probably more that I have missed. This is a sure example of how we need to embrace diversity. Prof Pierre Lévy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

2012 100

The Divided Brain: What does it mean to think? Part 2- Iain McGilchrist

Jenny Connected

Diversity and sameness empower one another. The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will. Saturday 21st March pm. This is the fourth in a series of posts I am making following a four-day course with Iain McGilchrist.

2015 146

Not just one kind of learning

Learning Alliances

In 1946, in “Behavior and Development as a Function of the Total Situation, X” a chapter of Field Theory in Social Science: Selected Theoretical Papers (Washington, DC, American Psychological Association, 1997, [link] ) Kurt Lewin (the father of Organization Development) wrote, “Learning is a popular term referring to such different processes … [that] no one theory of learning is possible.”

2012 116

Why Projects Fail: Realities from the PMINJ Symposium

21st Century Organization

Applying what we know from network science I made the case that bringing a network lens to projects, ensuring all stakeholders with diverse perspectives and expertise are engaged and strategically interconnected, is fundamental to a project's success.

So Who is the Most Influential?

Portals and KM

The BU team tested their idea on a diverse set of networks including the 5.5 million members of LiveJournal.com, the network of email contacts in the computer science department at University College London and the network of actors who have co-starred in adult films as defined by the Internet movie database. I wonder what the differences and similarities were between these somewhat diverse groups.

2010 147

Notes on SW101 Building a Smarter Workforce

Michael Sampson - Currents

data and science are coming to HR - getting away from gut feel, beliefs, and philosophies for making talent decisions. -. use science and data, not just beliefs. Ralf Lasson, Director of Employee Engagement & Diversity, Electrolux. - Three speakers are talking about building a smarter workforce: - Denis Brousseau, VP, Global HR Practice Leader, IBM. Josh Bersin, CEO, Bersin & Associates. Ralf Larsson. Josh Bersin, The Case for a Smarter Workforce.

2013 139

The website or the people who make them?

Full Circle Associates

Or let lists limit us because the diversity is much richer than can ever be boiled down to 33 or 34. Brain Pickings  — Insightful long form posts on life, art, science, design, history, philosophy and more. DataCamp  — Online R tutorials and data science courses.

2016 60

Ford Foundation, Open Access and Really Sharing Knowledge

Full Circle Associates

Being open allows access to thinking of others, to diverse perspectives which then inform our work, decisions and results. Knowledge sharing can be enabled or blocked based on organizational policies and infrastructure.

2015 84

Living in a radically creative universe

Chris Corrigan

More from the Kauffman book: “The wondrous diversity of life out your window evolved in ways that largely could not be foretold. ” (from “ Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion ” by Stuart A.

2017 49

Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

Dave Snowden punctuates his often rambling and diverse ideas and opinions with stories. I completed a Masters of Applied Science that was based on systems thinking. I read Margaret Wheatley Leadership and the New Science.

The Divided Brain: implications for education

Jenny Connected

The lecture can’t have been easy for McGilchrist, since he had a diverse audience ranging from novice to expert across various disciplines. I was fortunate to be able to attend this public lecture by Iain McGilchrist at Edinburgh University yesterday evening.

2014 175

Study: Communities with wider social networks have more economic opportunity

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Study: Communities with wider social networks have more economic opportunity May 27, Other Sciences/Social Sciences Full size image Illustration of regional communication and socioeconomic ranking in the U.K. Dark blue indicates more diverse communications. Communities that do well are communities whose members have diverse networks, while insular communities are more likely to be economically and socially disadvantaged.

Exploring the Divided Brain – Final Reflections

Jenny Connected

The location is beautiful, the accommodation and food really good, the participants wonderfully diverse, interesting and friendly, and Iain McGilchrist never fails to engage my attention. 22 nd August 2016 pm – a 4 day course with Iain McGilchrist. Day 4 (pm).

2016 130

The beauty of endless distractions in discussion forums

Jenny Connected

Diversity and distraction is what I am experiencing in Howard Rheingold’s Towards a Cooperation of Literacy course. Nor do I have time to attribute them to individual participants – rather I will say that their range and diversity exemplify cooperative and co-learning in this course. The same participant thinks ‘there is more going on than science and pragmatism can uncover’ Tielhard de Chardin described evolution as a 3-fold process.

My TEDxBoston 2010 Session Notes: Part Two

Portals and KM

He said that one of the issues is that diversity is not spread evenly. Cesar feels that diversity of capabilities predicts growth more than traditional inputs. This would argue for increasing the diversity of capabilities through effective education.   If we just two percent of the scientists helped we would double the amount of science teachers available to our kids.

2010 140

National Geographic Offers Simply Beautiful Photographs

Portals and KM

Annie selected images from all of the Society's core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science, and nature. Among other things it shows the diversity of beauty with the world and the people who live in it.

2010 179

Research consultancy: taking the plunge?

Making CommunitySense

As an (academic) research consultant, you are a linking pin between science and society. hands-on testing of ideas through lots of trial and error is inevitable for getting meaningful results (and, I strongly believe, in the end good science).

Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

and Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society (ACSIS) and the. international science, technology and industry associations. [1]; Centre for Science, Innovation and Society. Hall, ”Emergence and growth of knowledge and diversity in. Workshop: Selection, Self- Organization and Diversity, CSIRO Centre for Complex Systems. Science and ARC Complex Open Systems Network, Katoomba, NSW, Australia 17-18 May 2006 (Revision 4, 3 Nov.

Is Your Social Capital Helping or Hindering Your Leadership Aspirations?

Governance in a Networked World

In this time he studied waves of leadership cohorts moving through the firm and was able to identify high performers as being differentiated by the types of relationship networks that they kept, specifically networks that were more open and diverse.

2012 151

Collaborative Thinking: The Value Of Being A "Generalist"

Collaborative Thinking

People who appreciate diversity, who are in the know about the wider world and who understand how things interact are invaluable observers, matchmakers, and pioneers of the intersectional ideas so vital for success in today’s knowledge economy, conceptual age, and global community.

2008 151

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

Life for humans after civilization’s collapse might well be joyous, sustainable and amazingly diverse. A humbler, more equanimous approach to science and other human endeavours might serve us, and our world, well. T he inimitable Rev.

2018 62

Social Network Travel Logging

Governance in a Networked World

Julie and I travel well together even though we have quite diverse interests. Side Bar 5 – Connections that Matter In Network Science we often talk about Brokers and/or Bridges. Perhaps Benjamin Franklin in Science and Music.

2014 130