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Alchemy of Change’s New Focus: the Soul

Alchemy of Change

I'm now resuscitating Alchemy of Change with a new focus on exploring the Soul. Announcements Featured Soul soul

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Who to Focus On

Alchemy of Change

It got me thinking though… Knowing where to focus is only partly about knowing what to focus on; it’s also about knowing who to focus on.

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Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking


Because right along with focus we have another concept I have grown rather fond of during the course of this year: purpose (Or purposeful ).

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My Community Management-Focused SXSW 2015 Recap

Managing Communities

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FOCUS: Electronic Devices and Travel

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over at, John recently asked What electronic devices (phone, laptop, etc.) do you travel with? In just over a week, it's had 17 answers. Looking over the 17 answers, a phone and laptop are the two essential items. Some people carry a lot more - like Chip who talks about "the stuff that supports the stuff." So yes, I carry a lot too.

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2011 conference season focuses on consumer behavior

Ant's Eyeview Blog

This spring, a new topic seemed to be repeated at every event I went to: a focus on consumer behavior. View more webinars from Eric Weaver.

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The Power of “No”: Escape From Overload and Focus on What Matters

Partnering Resources

One of the most important things a leader can do is to help people stay focused. But too many toys make it impossible for people to focus.

2015 19

Engaging News Project: Newsroom Focused Ideas for Improving Online Discourse

Managing Communities

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Achieving "Eureka!" (Martin White, Intranet Focus) #intranets2012 @intranetfocus

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the start of day two of Intranets 2012, Martin White from Intranet Focus in the UK is talking on the topic of Achieving Eureka. James said "Martin is probably the most experienced intranet consultant in the world.". Martin's mentor was Richard Feynman - Richard loved finding things out, and explaining things to others. Yeah right."). -.

How to Keyword Focus Your Website or Blog for Better SEO

Online Social Networking

You can create content haphazardly, or you can laser focus your web content to advance your site in the search engines. Sharing is Caring!

Focus and Concentration - Minimizing Interruptions

Michael Sampson - Currents

This way I had more focused time during the week. This is further validation of the idea of focus and concentration on the task at hand, and equally, creating a structure to allow that to happen. When the conditions are right and there is space to focus and concentrate for weeks at a time, a lot gets done. The verdict?

Focus. I mean: FOCUS!

Net-Map Toolbox

Find people who are very different from you ("Altaic People": Copyright Historygirl08 on flickr) Some people are good at about everything.

Focus on the Process - The "Why" Not the "What" for Social Software

Michael Sampson - Currents

Jordan at Traction Software reviews the recent Deloitte study and my User Adoption book , and comments: " When you focus on the "why," people stop looking at the platform as a "blog" or "social" system but rather as a work-process system. The patterns that take over become hardened and information infrastructure starts to take root.

Having a Small Online Community Allows You to Focus on What Matters

Managing Communities

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Switching focus from Ageing Better to Living Well with tech: it’s all personal

Social Reporter

Meanwhile the main conclusion in our report is that we should switch our focus from programmes, to exploring in more detail what digital technology means to the individual – in different situations, with different interests, needs, capabilities and support. It‘s been a voluntary effort so far, and we needed to focus.

Focusing on What Matters

Hildy Gottlieb

Do organizations spend too much time focusing on internal management issues? The discussion is appropriately labeled Focusing on What Matters.

Focused attention

Viv Mcwaters

Focused attention is one of the 12 Pillars of Wisdom as devised by the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK.

Rethinking Focus

Michael Sampson - Currents

In writing the new book, my initial language on focus was that "I was focusing on writing the book." Here''s two examples.

A new focus for my blog: the new social learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Going back to my first blogpost I became nostalgic about the clear focus I had. In 2005 I started this blog around communities of practices.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Language and social distance

Ken Carroll

This practice remains very much the focus of language teaching in China. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 Not so with Chinese.

Unschooling structures: shape and focus


One of the things that is on my thinking radar now is what I call ‘unschooling structure’ – the things that help to shape and focus learning. Focus. Here I come from my personal challenge to keep focused on boring/routine/difficult parts of an interesting and dear to my hart project.

Cisco Kills Cisco Mail - Will Focus on Quad and Video Instead

Michael Sampson - Currents

Read more: NewsFactor: Cisco Drops Hosted E-Mail to Focus on Collaboration. Cisco held a big Collaboration event in November 2009 and announced a slew of collaboration products. Apparently, Cisco Mail no longer fits into the company's win column as it makes strategic decisions about its future. Mmm, "interesting" times ahead for Cisco.

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The 10 Principles of Social Media for Education

Evolving Web

Tags: Management Focused Social Media social software 10 Social Media Principles Cooperation Business Cooperation

Twitter Focus (#seascorcher)

Nancy White

The local issue has caused me to connect and focus locally which is quite different than my normal pattern. Our heat is doing that. It could be.

Netflix Explodes Its Customer Goodwill

Alchemy of Change

The problem is that this latest move simply reinforces the impression that the company lacks any real customer empathy and customer focus.

Organizational Entropy and Information Abuse

Evolving Web

This is a protective or entropic mode – the focus is now inward. Information tells you the right thing to do." It’s an awesome observation.

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The Evolving Web and Focused Social Media

Evolving Web

In early 2006, I started pushing a concept of Focused Social Media. The point where social media serves as a platform for team focus.

That Guys An Asshole Two Stories of Information Hoarding

Evolving Web

Tags: Urban Planning Sociology Community Indicators Focused Social Media 10 Social Media Principles Cooperation Politics Business Cooperation

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Social Media Principle #3 Economies Have Currencies

Evolving Web

This post is third in a series of my Social Media Principles. The base post is 10 Social Media Principles. The cost of entry, though are your pictures.

Don't Just Focus on Adoption - It's Misguided: A Warning from Susan

Michael Sampson - Currents

Adoption Council, commented that an exclusive focus on adoption is a dead-end - and I agree: " For an early adopter market, adoption in this space always seems to get a bad rap. In the Council, the members are focused on changing hearts and minds and promoting the use of social tools in order to drive acceptance for a new way of working.

Joyful, Spirit-Filled, Vision-Focused Touchy-Feely Mumbo Jumbo

Hildy Gottlieb

This sector’s work is about compassion, resilience, health. It is about vibrancy, humanity. Our work is about caring for children, for the elderly.

HBO Focuses on Post-Katrina New Orleans

Portals and KM

  I do not often cover TV shows on this blog but I do write a good bit on my home town, New Orleans. 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Tuesday, Aug.

Three Podcasts for Personal Kanban

Evolving Web

Tags: Business Cooperation Focused Social Media Life Management Personal Kanban Web/Tech Weblogs

Rethinking Marketing - Harvard Business Review

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Instead of focusing on short-term product sales, IBM measures the practice’s performance according to long-term customer metrics. x 21.9

Where Software Vendors Should Focus - McKinsey

Portals and KM

They do best when they focus on the areas that matter most for the kind of organization they want to be. Perfectionists secure their niche by focusing on quality. They conclude that companies need to recognize where they are and focus on their strengths. Sounds like good advice for all of us.

Expanding Web Search Part One: Focused Search-Based Applications

Portals and KM

Eric said there are many applications, such as this tracking system, with very focused requirements. Tomorrow I will discuss real time search.

Personal Kanban at the World Bank: Modus Cooperandi Info Pak 1

Evolving Web

Focused Social Media Management Personal Kanban Web 2.0 Personal Kanban at the World Bank - Small Team Rapid Development. View more documents from ourfounder. This is the first in a series of Modus Cooperandi's Info Paks. They are downloadable, and work like a narrative whitepaper. Think of them like graphic novels for business. Web/Tech

Focus for 10 years leads to stretch now

Learning Alliances

It’s fascinating to see all the connections between education in the US and in Colombia. I’m trying to do two different things.

FOCUS: Collaboration Best Practices with SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

Michael on FOCUS is asking about collaboration best practices with SharePoint in an enterprise: " Please list, in detail, 3 best practices that you would like to share with the Focus community on how organizations are leveraging Sharepoint to drive efficiency and reduce costs. I just posted my answer. SharePoint

Yahoo Moving Focus from Basic Search to Presentation and Services

Portals and KM

CDNet reported that Yahoo is pondering the meaning of search. It is in the middle of a company transition, with a pending deal to sell its search assets to Microsoft. in exchange for a healthy portion of the revenue generated by searches on Yahoo's pages. To remain competitive in search it is looking at how it can bring added value for users.