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‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

At the beginning of this year my colleague Mariana Funes and I published a paper in which we argued for ‘both/and’ thinking, as opposed to ‘either/or’. We did this in the context of open, online education environments, which we suggested can be both inclusive and exclusive.

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Painting of Waterlilies at Giverny, France

Portals and KM

Here is a 16" x 20" acrylic painting of some of the descendants of Monet's waterlilies at Giverny.  This is the third work I have finished since we returned from France but I have others in the works.

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Blog>> Knowledge Manager Lifespans Getting Longer?

Green Chameleon

In 2008 I ran a global survey on knowledge manager professional development and experience. It found that only 29% of knowledge managers had been in their role for more than 4 years, and only 25% were confident of moving on to another KM role. The average “lifespan” among respondents was something like 2.5 years. Nick Milton recently surveyed his KM contacts on LinkedIn and found that knowledge managers average lifespan seems to last about 6 years – which shows progress!

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Medtainment: Creating Voice in Social Media – Medical and Health

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When I am working with Doctors and Hospitals, they want their content to be written in an authoritative medical voice – fact based, evidence based, boring. This doctor has “voice” in spades.

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Evidence of a friendship


A friend from Moscow, who was coming to our house to celebrate my birthday with me was refused a visum. Because, between the other things, they couldn’t see clearly why she was coming. Which made me thinking of what can actually can serve as an evidence of a friendship. She is a singer.

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Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting. Since 2004, folks have travelled from all over the world to come to this gathering.

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How to Save the World

artwork from a collection of Nick Smith, possibly by John Wareham. “Hey, haven’t seen you in ages. How are you?”

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Making flexible structures (2)


This is something I always liked, growing in a small apartment with lots of usable corners and self-made furniture, some of which survived for almost forty years of ebb and flow of uses. Switching away from digital with the kids gave me much more opportunities to play with making fluid physical spaces myself.

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True Story

How to Save the World

Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man. Took you in to lend a hand, and how you took him for a spin. And that money you saved you stole from him… Tell me the true story, of how you yelled at your Mom and Dad. Left home with all you had.

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