Sense-making in a World Cafe

Chris Corrigan

Last December we worked together to explore four possible scenarios that were being proposed for the congregation. Using world cafe we explored three questions over three rounds. The process I proposed for them is as follows: 1. I was back at St.

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The Metamovement: Moving Beyond Marches and People in the Street

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For example, if someone wants to organize a march, does it need to be put forward as a proposal and agreed to by consensus of the whole? ” instead of putting forward a proposal to the group? How the World Really Works

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Ive been thinking about the best (andworst) stories I have heard, the cleverest jokes (a form of story), themost engrossing short stories and novels Ive read, the (disturbinglyfew) good films Ive seen this past year, to try to discern thequalities that make great stories so powerful. Prescription: How to Save the World.

Less Than Enthusiastic (a guest post by Paul Heft)

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My Palo Alto friend and Transition colleague Paul Heft and I have often shared ideas and thoughts on how the world really works, our culture, and what it means to be human. My pessimism is a result of my attempts to understand how the world works. How the World Really Works

CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care?

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Balancing Tasks & Relationships – The Art of Engagement

Alchemy of Change

Friends can have wonderful relationships based purely on being there for one another other without a care in the world for accomplishing tasks or getting work done together. But they’re not engagement since they’re not about connecting relationships in order to accomplish some form of work.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. suggest the way out involves deconstructing the world even to thepoint of deconstructing our personalities, our habits of thought, thestories we unconsciously act out--so that we can more consciouslychoose how to live. Those are the questions I feel its most important to ask right now aswe strive to know how the world works.

Nuanced preferences instead of voting for sense making

Chris Corrigan

What was smart about this exercise was the fact that the scenarios were left in very draft form so there was no way they could be confused for a “vision” of the future. This afternoon I’m coming home after a morning running a short process for a church in Victoria, BC.

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Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

Online Community Strategy

Jeremiah Owyang originally proposed the idea for #CMAD, and has been very active in evangelizing and supporting it since launching 3 years ago. I saw hundreds of CM’s participating in the #CMAD hashtag via twitter and on Google+, and had Community Managers from all over the world reach out today. The spirit of the day was generous and inclusive, with lots of shouts out to CMs all over the world.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Another form of informationsickness ? Ive written about thesethree forms of group activity before. A few e-mail messages allow you to converse powerfully withpeople anywhere in the world, but 100 e-mails a day prevents you frommeaningfully conversing with anyone. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals ,the book that prompted Kolberts article, draws obviousparallels between the way we treat farmed animals and the way prisonerswere treated in the second world war by the Axis powers. Do women in most of the world still face horrific prejudice andoppression?

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Scharmer proposes this process to optimize both collaborationand innovation, and as a guide for coaches to use to enablecollaborative and innovative capacity in individuals and teams workingon (especially intractable) problems. So this process is also the process that Intentional Communities use to self-form and thrive. Prescription: How to Save the World.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Scharmer proposes this process to optimize both collaborationand innovation, and as a guide for coaches to use to enablecollaborative and innovative capacity in individuals and teams workingon (especially intractable) problems. So this process is also the process that Intentional Communities use to self-form and thrive. Prescription: How to Save the World. Being Human (Psychology etc.) · Miscellany Understanding How the World Really Works · War & Peace.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. His new book, Community ,proposes, analogously to convert isolated, hopeless neighbourhoods intodynamic, self-directed communities. And has anyone effectively,and sustainably, re-formed a corporation or community? Prescription: How to Save the World. Being Human (Psychology etc.) · Miscellany Understanding How the World Really Works · War & Peace.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. His new book, Community ,proposes, analogously to convert isolated, hopeless neighbourhoods intodynamic, self-directed communities. And has anyone effectively,and sustainably, re-formed a corporation or community? Prescription: How to Save the World. Being Human (Psychology etc.) · Miscellany Understanding How the World Really Works · War & Peace.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. These analyses sort throughthe firehose of information coming into the organization and distillout What It Means summaries -- five-page point-form reportssuggesting important trends, alarming developments, new opportunities,insights and implications for business, the economy and the society asa whole, rich in visualizations, with supporting data appended.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. These analyses sort throughthe firehose of information coming into the organization and distillout What It Means summaries -- five-page point-form reportssuggesting important trends, alarming developments, new opportunities,insights and implications for business, the economy and the society asa whole, rich in visualizations, with supporting data appended.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. In order for that to happen, I would propose aradical change to the way in which that legislative process occurs: Each jurisdiction would have a wiki where any citizenor group ofcitizens can post, contribute to and comment on proposed newlegislation. Prescription: How to Save the World.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Rob has an ambitious proposal tohelp make the people of Prince Edward Island more resilient to some ofthe crises we see hitting us all in the decades ahead. Ultimately, you look at the world in a waythat would have been so foreign to you that it wouldnt have made anysense before you changed. Prescription: How to Save the World.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. Thought for the Week: from Wendell Berry via Dave Smiths Briarpatch Network : Seventeen Rules for a Sustainable Community: Always ask of any proposed change or innovation: What will this do to our community? Strive to increase earnings (in whatever form) within the community for as long as possible before they are paid out. Prescription: How to Save the World.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. We can be backyardbirdwatchers or zoo-goers or humane farmers or urban tree-planters orlove our companion animals, and get some inkling of what nature is, butnot long enough or deeply enough to form an emotional bond to it. But that does notprevent me from living a life of great joy, or from doing what I can tomake the world a slightly better place.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. But whats missing aregood working models, templates, forms, stories that we can use to sell the conceptand to illustrate to the unfamiliar what is possible with these tools and methods. Creating Natural Enterprise versus Walking Away: The role of work in a world where work seems to be part of the problem. Prescription: How to Save the World.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. When I say we have jobs, I mean that we find in them ourhome, our sense of being grounded in the world, grounded in a vastsocial and economic order. It is a spectacularly complex, evenbreathtaking, order, and it has two enormous and related problems.First, it seems to be largely responsible for the destruction of thenatural world. Prescription: How to Save the World.

The importance of the disorder domain in Cynefin

Chris Corrigan

Eventually, after a couple of proposals made with half formed decision making processes, we passed a piece and had one round of circle that allowed for people to share their perspectives. Powerful day yesterday in our Art of Learning Together training in Asheville. One of the ways I teach the Cynefin framework these days is by using a series of exercise to illustrate what it is like to be in each of the five domains.

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Agile international development?

Net-Map Toolbox

If you have a hammer, the world looks like a nail… Some of these hammer and nail projects have really interesting unintended effects of a side aspect of the project, maybe the training meetings allow the stakeholders to network, even if the content they learn is less relevant. Most innovations are not completely and utterly new ideas that no one has ever had before, but rather happen when you take an idea that works in one context and try it out somewhere else.

At the intersection of power and participation

Chris Corrigan

Tuesday is writing a lot more about this, but the essence of the framework is that neither social justice analysis nor participatory process are enough on their own to move us into the new forms of leadership that are needed in a world where social inequity and power are becoming increasingly complex, and where traditional forms of organizing are no longer reflective of the interconnected nature of global society. In this world, in this time, that analysis is out of date.

Giving Up on Environmentalism

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So now we are fighting a whole series of new pipelines proposed to carry the dirty Tar Sands bitumen sludge from a ruined Northern Alberta to insatiable markets in the US and China. It’s not the world.

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Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

When the world changes, the rules change. In a world where information is no longer scarce, productivity is about connecting customers and employees in a different way. In our narrow view of the world literacy involves only text, but there is also image and screen literacy.

The Democracy Project

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Anarchists thus envision a world based on equality and solidarity, in which human beings would be free to associate with one another to pursue an endless variety of visions, projects, and conceptions of what they find valuable in life.

How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

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Eric’s point is that the markedly different positions staked out by well-meaning, informed people on this issue stem from their different worldviews — the way they see our human culture operating and functioning, how they perceive the world really works.

More on Trust in the Social Enterprise – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In trying to apply traditional analysis of community behavior to the kinds of interactions emerging from the Net, I have adopted a schema proposed by Marc Smith , a graduate student in sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, who has been doing his fieldwork in the WELL and the Net. The three kinds of collective goodsthat Smith proposes as the social glue that binds the WELL into something resembling a community are social network capital, knowledge capital, and communion.

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Links of the Month: October 23, 2014

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World Population to Hit 11B This Century and Keep Rising (Barring Collapse): As I have said before, the rosy UN and US population bureau statistics forecasting a levelling off of human population by 2050 were always nonsense. The world is on fire, and I don’t know how to fix what’s broken.

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Why newspapers need to close their comments sections

Chris Corrigan

Pandering to the basest forms of rhetoric works for papers. Those of us that are part of Idle No More or who have been advocates for progressive solutions to First Nations issues spend all of our time addressing myths and not creating substantial proposals for change. And when we do table substantial proposals for change, we are met with contempt by mainstream society and policy makers, who often repeat the lines that are propagated in comments sections.

Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

In this introductory article, we describe features of SNSs and propose a comprehensive definition. While networking is possible on these sites, it is not the primary practice on many of them, nor is it what differentiates them from other forms of computer-mediated communication (CMC).

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On Collaboration – confused of calcutta

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The Social Enterprise, even in its simplest form, is designed to respond to the Big Shift, as shown below. We will continue to live in a world where e-mail and document attachments dominate the space that would otherwise be taken up by true collaboration. Secondly, when a resource is proposed for a particular situation (it could be an answer to a question, a file that’s been uploaded, a name added) the network has the opportunity to vote on that proposed resource.

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This is What a Desolated Earth Looks Like

How to Save the World

The seemingly modest request adds up to many times more than all the wheat the world has ever produced. Human ingenuity is at work inventing new forms of renewable energy and food, and finding ways to extract energy that had been thought inaccessible.

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Shareable: A Shared Workspace Must Be Built Through Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Often someone will propose a list of goals to keep people on task. It’s necessary to give them freedom of choice, to make them feel part of a world and empower them with a strong sense of meaning from their activities, personalities, and independence. Skip to Navigation.

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Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

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Arctic and Antarctic melting, and the burning of what’s left of the world’s great forests, are releasing massive amounts of methane gas and other gases much more potent than CO2. It proposes a “bloodless revolution” to replace it with an egalitarian economy.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Linear and non-linear learning

Ken Carroll

If there is a metpaphor for learning in the natural environment it may be the network rather than the line: our neural networks forms the basis of memory/knowledge and even the brain itself. The same is valid for other forms of knowledge acquisition: When entering a new domain, nothing beats a good textbook that gives a structured (=linear) overview of the field, provides you with frameworks and maps, and warns you of the pitfalls. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0

Links of the Month: March 21, 2012

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American cities and suburbs have to be the most soulless places in the world. Stationary Bicycles as a Power Source: In Mayan Guatemala, they’ve brought this obvious, inexpensive alternative energy source to an art form.

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