January, 2018

Our first year exploring how to make London a more Networked City

Social Reporter

Over the past year I’ve worked with Drew Mackie, Matt Scott and a host of other people on an exploration into how we can use network thinking, digital tech and self-organising to support London civil society.

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Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis. What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. These are just a recipes for ever more socio-economic and cultural alienation, disillusion and disempowerment.

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Staff Persona Avatars: Social Media, Big Data and Employer Branding

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Would you use big data tools that analyse social media to identify your perfect job and ditch unsuitale jobs? Should organisations use big data tools to analyse social media to identify perfect candidates and ditch less than ideal ones? Employer Branding and Social Media profiling.

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Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read two books by Kevin Kelly about technology, one on my kindle and one on paper (not the same book by the way :). The first was What technology wants ; the second the Inevitable. I found both through Twitter. Now that I think about it: I get most of the book tips via my Twitter network.

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Networking Myths Busted!

Partnering Resources

The New Networking , a project of Partnering Resources, is busting traditional networking myths! Networking Myth #1: My Network is Terrible! Do you think you have a terrible network? You probably don’t.

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More Trending

Risky Business

How to Save the World

Last year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. .

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Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner. We talked about the storm on Thursday which caused the complete halt of the train system in the Netherlands. I was part of a group which exchanged via a Whatsapp group whether to cancel our dinner.

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Drawing Monsters (thanks to Lynda Barry)

Full Circle Associates

I’ve been having fun riffing on Lynda Barry’s “drawing monsters” in combination with a variety of Liberating Structures. These are known as “string” in the LS community. When we string together structures, we go deeper, increase engagement and have serious fun!

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Painting of a Black Dog

Portals and KM

Here is a 12' x 12" acrylic painting of a black dog. He belonged to my cousin and was much loved.    The best way to easily see most of my paintings for s ale is to go to my Facebook page -  [link]  - and look at Photos and albums within Photos. I have three photo albums covering my art. One is for discounted pairings under $100.  The other is for most of the rest (over $100). The third is for paintings that I have either sold or ones that are not for sale.

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The year of living chaordically

Chris Corrigan

This is the year I finally turn my version of the chaordic stepping stones tool into a book. I’ve been intending to do this for a number of years now, and the planning guide that lives on this website ( available for free in English and Spanish ) is essentially the book treatment and summary.

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Three different views on social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I am not the first to note that social learning is a confusion concept. Every Friday there is an interesting #ldinsight Twitter chat. I joined one Friday when the topic was about social learning. I struggled going from my tweetchat back to twitter and hootsuite trying to keep up with replies :).

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

image from Fill at Pixabay CC0. Dear Powers That Be Consortium: This is to inform you that the services your organizations have been providing to us, as our agents, no longer meet our needs, and we are terminating our agreement (the Industrial Civilization Management Agreement ) with you and will in future provide the needed services directly ourselves.

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How to Save the World

my life is a play and my role, apparently. is as part of an musical octet. which sings three songs. as interludes in a vast improv performance, and. after each, acts out a short improv scene of our own, a midsummer night’s subplot of sorts.

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Liberating Learning: Building Muscles for Application at UdG

Full Circle Associates

Knowledge, its creation, evolution and application, is rooted in social practice as described in social learning theory. In education, tradition may dictate the professor or the institution as the source of knowledge and the learners as recipients.

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Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

I’m retired, and hoping I won’t ever have to return to the work world, but I know most of the world doesn’t have that luxury, and many aren’t happy with the work they are doing as employees, freelancers or contractors (or they are unemployed, or unhappily self-employed).

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Remoteness as a colonization strategy

Chris Corrigan

I’ve been enjoying reading Adam Nicolson’s book “Sea Room” about the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides. The history of the small group of islands that he owns obsesses him.

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Singing our way in…

Full Circle Associates

Back in 2006 I was a participant in a remarkable gathering called the Evolutionary Salon. It was an intense soup of ideas, feelings and energy. In these contexts a lot of that can overwhelm me. Luckily, I was not alone. Chris Corrigan and Kenoli Oleari and I were doing a little music jamming and a … Continue reading Singing our way in… Source. communities of practice community creativity culture of love engagement facilitation improvisation

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Part-Time or Temporary Worker – Employee or Independent Contractor?

Chris Corrigan

Worker classification is tricky business. When you hire a variety of people, some part-time or temporary, it can be confusing to determine how to properly classify and pay them. What makes someone an employee?

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