Make your own oracle – or just use mine

Net-Map Toolbox

It’s extremely simple and – as I am observing my first guinea pigs – quite powerful all the same. I am fascinated with card decks that help you think, discover, work in groups, get unstuck.

Facilitating for engagement in isolated communities

Viv Mcwaters

This week, while working in Papua New Guinea and helping community leaders learn how to facilitate in isolated communities, I’ve come to understand the following. There are ways to facilitate meetings and events of all sorts that encourage participation and engagement.

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Does Email Fundraising Really Raise Money?

Hildy Gottlieb

Once Again Being the Guinea Pig. I thought it was going to be easy. Yes, I know, famous last words, but I really did. In a post early last week , I asked whether or not we should do a year-end fundraising appeal.

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Think ‘Network Structure’ not ‘Networking’ « Connect « Innovation Leadership Network

John Tropea - Delicious Network

Remember that nice paper on triangle structures in relationships between New Guinea hill tribes?

New Orleans in 1950s - Part One

Portals and KM

  My father lent me his Army cap for our play, along with some of his ribbons from the re-invasion of New Guinea. As I mentioned in my May 1 post, May 2013 starts the tenth year of this blog. Last November I moved back to my childhood home, New Orleans , to focus more on my painting. 

Remembering Brian

Viv Mcwaters

And his opening of space in places as diverse as rural Australia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, USA… I remember him sitting in a circle – it could be any gathering, anywhere – quietly, listening no doubt to all the babbling around him.

Where will the Computer Gamers go to Re-live Their Childhood?

Portals and KM

My father lent me his Army cap, along with some of his ribbons from the re-invasion of New Guinea. We did not have Xbox and computer games when I grew up in the 50s in New Orleans. I was a city kid; we played baseball in front of my house. The intersection provided our asphalt infield and the opposing street corners contained our bases. Intense arguments arose about the safety of most base runners.

Social Media Marketing GSP: A Tweet-book

Nancy White

She asked me to be one of her guinea pigs… um… I mean interviewees… for chapter 6 on communities and networks. Toby Bloomberg is not the type to let the dust gather.

Links of the Month: January 27, 2013

How to Save the World

We are all so used to being treated as guinea pigs for the toxicity of the latest industrial, commercial and medical products that we just chalk it up to a risk of modern living. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION’S COLLAPSE. thanks to Marc Hudson for the image above.

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Academic BEtreat – the technical challenges

Jenny Connected

Finally I have realised that I feel like a guinea-pig in an experiment over which I have very little sense of ownership. Academic BEtreat has got off to a shaky start, with lots of technology difficulties. There are sixteen people in this BEtreat (18 if you include Etienne and Bev) and 8 of those are online. This is a great mix of people, all working on very interesting aspects of communities of practice in their very differing contexts.

CoP 2

A mob of skips

Endless Knots

Until I looked it up in the dictionary just this very moment, I did not know its basic facts: This marsupial only found here and in New Guinea; its name came from a never-again-to-be-spoken Aboriginal language of the north Queenslanders.

Groundhog Day: seeing shadows

Chris Corrigan

Take another 9 hours to arrive in New York, take a cab into the city with a great driver who hails from Guinea and is going back there to work on the democratic elections this spring, and you get dropped in front of a small boutique hotel on Madison Avenue. A cab driver dreams of returning to Africa to work for a democratic solution to the turmoil in Guinea, a country that hasn’t known the ethnic conflicts and civil wars of its neighbours.

Learning facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Here I am in Madang in Papua New Guinea, preparing to deliver a five-day facilitation skills training to local Papua New Guineans who will take what they learn back into their communities. Warning: This post will be quite rambling as I’m using it to clarify my own thinking. It helps to know someone will be reading this – encourages some level of coherence. Maybe.

When Our “Health Care” Systems Fall Apart

How to Save the World

Screen capture of part of the interactive Information is Beautiful visualization “Snake Oil Supplements” The static image above shows only the results for tests related to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, pain and infections.

The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

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For Managers For Educators For Corporate Buyers Harvard Business Review Visit Harvard Business School Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing Archive/Back Issues Customer Service HBR Email Newsletters Cart Store All Products All Articles Sign In or Subscribe Now How Social Networks Network Best by Alex Pentland The humble bee has much to teach us about the flow ofinformation in our own organizations.

Collaboration - Mapping the value of employee collaboration - Organization - Strategic Organization - The McKinsey Quarterly

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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How to plan and run a good web conference

Influence

Have a guinea pig user log in as a participant so you know what they are seeing and can work out any glitches. A lot of organizations we work with are increasingly using web conferencing to have more productive meetings with staff in the field, share knowledge across projects and programs, and conduct training. While the technology is getting better and better ( here's a good list of options ), putting on a good web conference still requires some preparation and practice.

Into Africa

Chris Corrigan

As we winged south and east from New York a little more than half way into our flight we skirted the west coast of Senegal, The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. For the first time since 1978 I stepped today onto a new continent. I have never been to Africa before, not even close. Today after travelling thirty hours from almost exactly half way around the world, I arrived in Johannesburg, on a hazy and warm summer morning. It is a strange thing to fly over Africa at night.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: August 16, 2009

How to Save the World

Squalene, you may remember, is the brainchild of Bruce Ivins, who was convicted after his 'suicide' of mailing the anthrax letters to Democrats and media, apparently to terrorize the US government into using the American troops in Iraq as guinea pigs for his Squalene-charged experimental anthrax vaccine. BLOG Links (and Top Tweets) for the Week: August 15, 2009.

Another character based on Bucky

Endless Knots

There are several hundred languages in New Guinea.”. For those who never had the chance to hear Bucky in person ( see previous post about the new play opening in Boston), I'm posting an excerpt from a novel I wrote where Bucky is a key character, thanks to meeting him and attending a number of his lectures when I was young. What follows is "f a ction," i.e., I have notes from these talks that I used for this fictional account.

Links of the Month: October 24, 2011

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Matthew Diffee in The New Yorker. I ‘m back home after 10 days in the US. The delays and challenges of crossing the border get worse every trip, and I am filled with unease every moment I’m in the Paranoid States of America.

Links and Tweets of the Week: October 17, 2009

How to Save the World

Ivins allegedly wanted US soldiers in Iraq to be used as guinea pigs for squalene-charged anthrax vaccine, and was furious when they wouldn't allow it because of the horrific side-effects on test animals. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week: October 17, 2009. PREPARING FOR CIVILIZATION'S COLLAPSE.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

UStroops were, according to this book and a lot of veterans groups, and at least one clinical study ,used as guinea pigs to test this oil, which was not authorized for useon humans because of identified dangers and side-effects: There iscompelling evidence thatsqualene causes crippling permanent autoimmunediseases. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Mainstream Media Finally Pick Up on Ivins-Squalene Connection: The motive of Bruce Ivins to send the anthrax-tainted letters to media and politicians -- to get the US to attack Iraq sothat his vaccine, with the unauthorized and dangerous additivesqualene, could be quickly fast tracked and tested on a guinea pigmilitary -- has finally been discovered by the NYT, more than a week after I wrote about it. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

As usual,Im my own guinea pig, so here are my suggested questions as aframework for the Pitch, and my personal answers. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. August 7, 2007 Sixty Seconds With.You (The Personal Elevator Pitch) Photo of my own shadow on a hallway wall.