November, 2016

Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment – The Follow-Up


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Writing as Giving

Alchemy of Change

We make our writing a gift when it comes from the heart rather than from the ego. Featured Soul

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Trending Sources

User Adoption Strategies (2nd Edition): Now Available as Digital Book

Michael Sampson - Currents

My book on user adoption strategies is finally available as a digital book. You don’t have to wait for your copy to wing its way across the world any longer – just pay, download, and get stuck into reading.

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Painting of Aaron Neville at Jazz Fest 2014

Portals and KM

Here is an 18" x 24" square acrylic painting of Aaron Neville from Jazz Fest in from New Orleans. I  I have pained him several times before but this is a new composition. 

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Can we role model graphic recording? Part 3 in the series

Full Circle Associates

Background : This is the third of three posts about some recent visual experiences at the 7th Annual GFRAS Meeting in Limbe, Cameroon, where I was invited as their graphic recorder!

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SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box v2 – from Clearbox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sam and his team at Clearbox Consulting have published another great report: the 2016 update of their SharePoint Intranets-in-a-Box report: Our comprehensive guide to turn-key SharePoint solutions will accelerate your purchasing decision and ensure you make the right choice. It is full of practical advice on the tools that can give you a quick-start to an intranet. Is Unily better than Rise? Is LiveTiles right for you? What are Wizdom’s strengths and weaknesses?

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Three More Paintings for Sale at Riccobono's New Orleans

Portals and KM

I recently I hung three more of my paintings for sale at Riccobono's on Panola Street New Orleans. Here are a few. It is a great neighborhood breakfast and lunch place open from 7 - 2 daily. Here are some of them and a few of those already up (lower right).

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Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

Source: » Liberating Structures 2017 Image by Tracy Kelly As I noted in yesterday’s post, I’m heading up to Vancouver to co-host a couple of workshops.

Advice to Hillary; thankfully never sent #imwithher

Endless Knots

I have six things in common with Hillary. Both our husbands studied at Oxford where each lived at 46 Leckford Road, a house mine originally rented (and moved out of when hers moved in). We’re both 69 (I’m a few months older).

When Context Transcends Change Management


What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ?

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Blog>> Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge

Green Chameleon

General Stanley McChrystal of the US Army on why sometimes it’s more powerful to share knowledge than to keep it secret

Milgram and Orwell's Love Child Works at Heathrow

Evolving Web

I woke up this morning in Malmö Sweden. I am coming off a quick set of trips to Cape Town and Malmö. Wonderful trips. A lot of flying, but both destinations were wonderfully worth it. I met amazing people, saw the disparate beauty of both cities, got some personal processing done, and even made a little money here and there. .

Painting of Bok Choy - New Orleans

Portals and KM

Here is a 24" square acrylic painting of bok choy from New Orleans. It is a vegetable I always enjoy eating and I like the visual effect it provides. 

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» Graphic Practices in Higher Ed: VizEd 2017

Full Circle Associates

Source: » VizEd 2017 Happy, Happy, Happy dance! I get to offer a workshop with the fabulous Tracy Kelley of BC Campus in February on visual practices in higher education. She made the visual above which I LOVE!) AND PSST, the early bird deadline is NOVEMBER 15th. You can read all about it here.

Smartness and innovativeness of learning ecosystems

Taming the spaces

Last ICWL 2016 conference in Rome made me reconsider the innovative learning ecosystem concept in my studies and instead consider using the smartness of learning ecosystems since innovative is a relative concept while smartness is not, as well as smartness may be nicely interpreted as a niche providing fitness and flow experiences. I liked an interesting keynote […]. digital learning ecosystems ecology ectel07 hybrid ecology

Happiness at Work Starts with #NoeMail


After nearly 9 years of actively advocating for #NoeMail I guess I can now say this pretty safely: doing #NoeMail all along (and still going rather strong at it, by the way, in case you are wondering!)

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Blog>> Presentations at KM World and Taxonomy Bootcamp Washington DC 2016

Green Chameleon

Here are the slides for a bunch of presentations at KM World and Taxonomy Bootcamp Washington DC 2016: Dave Clarke and Maish Nichani (keynote): Searching outside the box. Dave Clarke and Gene Loh: Linked Data: the world is your database. Patrick Lambe (workshop): Taxonomies and facet analysis for beginners. Patrick Lambe (workshop): Knowledge mapping: identifying and mitigating knowledge risks

The Other Extinction

How to Save the World

image by Marsel van Ooosten via “L isten to this,” Ren said, looking up from his laptop.

Eyes on justice. 

Chris Corrigan

Martin Luther King, writing from the Birmingham jail where he was biding his time after being arrested for non violent civil disobedience had this to say about the difference between just laws and unjust laws. An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality.

The Downsides of Freelance Work


. Last week, if you would remember, I wrote a blog entry on the topic of ’ The Perks of Freelance Work ’ to describe some of the things I have enjoyed the most, so far, from being a freelancer over the course of last three years.

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The Perks of Freelance Work


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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #10


A photo posted by @elsua (@elsua9) on Aug 22, 2016 at 3:48am PDT. It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster week so far leaving me with hardly no time to go ahead and put together the usual round of weekly blog posts, but I just couldn’t let this week finish off without sharing another entry to add further up into the My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week series.

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Gran Canaria – A Mini-Continent to Rediscover


My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #9


Week #9 of the series of My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week blog posts and here I am, once again, ready to share further along the next round of iOS Apps I would be recommending for this week.

Writing Ourselves into Existence through a Choral Act


My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #8


. While I keep working on the drafts for the couple of upcoming posts on additional perks of freelance work, as well as some of its setbacks, I figured I may as well put together the next blog entry from the My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week series.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #7


. After having used several hundreds of iOS Apps over the course of the last 7 years, there is one thing I have come to appreciate a fair bit over the course of that time: that is, in this day and age of abundance (of apps, in this case) having a choice is, certainly, just as good as it gets.

Blog>> Gathering evidence for a taxonomy: Keynote at Taxonomy Bootcamp London October 2016

Green Chameleon

Here are the slides for my keynote on the second day of the inaugural Taxonomy Bootcamp London – the topic was on gathering evidence for a taxonomy, and the use of either knowledge mapping or content modelling in the design process for the taxonomy. The conference itself was great, with folks from the US and Europe as well as the UK – here’s a blog post from Heather Hedden on the conference as a whole. TBC_London_2016_Gathering_evidence_for_a_taxonomy_v2.pdf

My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

I ‘ve spent the last few days re-reading about 300 of what must be at least 2500 posts on this blog.


play date

How to Save the World

image by Ed Gregory from pexels — CC0 licensed. The shirtless stranger walks along the beach. and when he passes you, as you are sunning and picnicking with your two friends. he smiles and waves.


How to Save the World

painting by Dmytro Ivashchenko on wikimedia — CC-by-SA 4.0. It’s 80 degrees on the quiet sand, at midnight. but the wind is howling and the rain is starting up again. There is no one on the beach —. it’s usually quiet here anyway, the resort beach is a bit narrow.

Fall Out

How to Save the World

Birds of Kaua’i

How to Save the World

P art of my practice of noticing is taking photos of birds (and other living creatures). Here’s what came into view today by the beach near Kapa’a: plumeria blossoms. golden plover, locally called the kōlea. ubiquitous zebra dove. delightful songbird, the white-rumped shama.

The Four Denials

How to Save the World

Earlier this week I was interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her New Lifeboat Hour podcast. The 33-minute podcast is now edited and up here. This is the first time I’ve tried to weave in collapse and complexity theory with non-duality. It worked out pretty well.