Engaging Vetrans with CRM

Alchemy of Change

This is a friend, Sam Dorman describing a project he worked on with the folks at Biro Creative and Etherios for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The real impact is in the organization’s increased ability to serve its constituents – vetrans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you’re into using technology to engage people in a mission, you’ve gotta check out this very impressive video.

February 18th-23rd: All the Network Analysis Gurus and a Net-Map training in Tampa, Florida

Net-Map Toolbox

T’is the time of the year again. The International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA ) is hosting their annual Sunbelt conference, 750+ paralell talks , training workshops in all kinds of network tools, a rainy Florida beach and all the big names will be there.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

June 21, 2007 Standing Up to Conservative Bullying Child victim of the war in Iraq. The only response to absolutism is to reframe thedebate in terms that reflect the real complexity of the situation.Afghanistan and Iraq are countries that have been economicallydestroyed by despots and occupying armies. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Digital Storytelling in the US Army

Jenny Connected

A dedicated team went out to locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan to create the videos. This week Jonathan Silk, a US Army Officer stationed at the United StatesMilitary Academy at West point, NY, shared his digital story telling practice with the CPsquare community. For this digital storytelling work he won the 2012 Pepperdine Award for outstanding work in community development. Storytelling is used in many organisations as a knowledge management strategy.

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Asking for help

Chris Corrigan

Clark, a Democratic presidential candidate, struggled to answer questions about whether he would have supported the congressional authorization for the Iraq invasion that year.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much - Forbes

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

And in neither case were any of the free loaders at the store, or in Vietnam or Iraq asking if they could pick up the costs for the gear or experience. Business. Autos. Energy. Logistics & Transportation. Media & Entertainment. Pharma & Healthcare. Retail. SportsMoney. Strategies & Solutions. Wall Street. Washington. The Business Of College Football. Investing. Advisor Network. Bonds. Commodities & Currencies. International. Intelligent Investing. Markets. Mutual Funds. Options.

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Frontier 6 makes The NYT

Endless Knots

Caldwell IV , the Fort Leavenworth commander and occasional blogger, who previously served as the top military spokesman in Iraq. Remember the blogging general, Lieutenant General Bill Caldwell ? Thom Shanker's piece in today's New York Times carries a story about Army operations in Afghanistan and references a recent post by Frontier 6, Caldwell's online handle.

General Shinseki, a wargame, and the networks of hierarchy

Endless Knots

Students of the Iraq War may recall that at the start of the war,  Shinseki, a four-star general, was the Chief of Staff of the Army who got into a public row with then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld over troop strength.

Patriots' Day 2010

Endless Knots

We're really excited this year as our friend Army Reserve Major Michelle Hannah, recently back from her deployment to Iraq, is running.

Congratulations, Setti!

Endless Knots

Several firsts here: Setti is the first African-American to become the city's mayor, the first Iraq war veteran, possibly the youngest person to ever win -- and also quite possibly the first twin to hold the post, a unique qualification that speaks only to certain people. Our wonderful city of Newton, Mass., elected Setti Warren as our new mayor today.

The DC 5-Step

TNT - The Network Thinker

This week we read in the NY Times -- Behind Military Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand -- how the Pentagon also uses this 5 step dance to influence public opinion for the Iraq War.

Social Architecture (a manifesto) | Management Innovation eXchange

John Tropea - Delicious Community

His work on TTE – Tactical Tribal Engagement is unprecedented for counterinsurgency tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan. Management Innovation eXchange. Its time to reinvent management. You can help. Search. Connect Log In. Management Innovation eXchange. Stories. Hacks. Barriers. M-Prize.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

There is a core group of white, uneducated workingclass Americans, perhaps 30% of the total electorate, who would votefor any Republican for president (other than those directly tainted withthe Iraq failure). The only area ofdifference they can perceive is the war against Iraq, which they havenow been brainwashed to believe is synonymous with the war againstglobal terrorists. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Social Graph: Concepts and Issues

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

So, youve better not be against Hitler in 1943, against the Vietnam war in the 60:s, a free thinker in China or North Korea today, a squatter, against the war in Iraq, have a friend of a friend who is suspected of Al Quaida sympathies or redhaired or know someone who attended a certain meeting or.

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Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

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I ‘ve just been interviewed by Janaia and Robyn at Peak Moment TV (video will be up soon).

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"I need something to eat" -- Roland's reflection on the same

Endless Knots

Not to mention the Iraq War vet sitting on 23rd St in Manhattan the next morning with a big sign saying who he was and holding up his Army ID in case anyone would think someone would impersonate such a person. Walking the streets of New York is a game of dodgeball.

The “Local Tail” Exposes What's Hidden Right Next to Us

Alchemy of Change

So yeah, a story about the war in Iraq or a Presidential campaign is likely to bump the story about the Pez collector convention.

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New Political Patterns

TNT - The Network Thinker

Update: After viewing the network, Micah Sifry @ Personal Democracy Forum , revealed that he sees a simple pattern -- the map shows who is for the Iraq War and who is against. The red authors & readers are for the war, while the blue & purple authors & readers are against the Iraq War

Culture and technology: The Suri in Ethiopia and guns

Joitske Hulsebosch

US in Iraq). Zapping on television I landed in the middle of a documentary of the BBC: Tribe I had already seen once before. Bruce Parry lives for about a month with isolated tribes and participates in their activities and rituals in a very playful and respectful way.

Helen Thomas: "Thirty women reporters had to sit on the floor"

Endless Knots

" She didn't shy away from the tough topics - she wants the US out of Iraq and Afghanistan now, believing that those countries have it in them to solve their own problems.

The week’s tweets

Chris Corrigan

It took 18 days for the Egyptian people to do what it has taken the USA 8 years to do in Iraq: create a democracy. First new growth in the meadow [link] #. The promise of sun comes with the obligation to face a strong northwesterly wind. Clearing and returning. It's warm. The budelia is budding. #. Dark morning cold and dry. A crow is starches from it's sleep. Two hours to go until dawn. #. Quiet morning. Nothing moving beneath the ever higher climbing sun. #.

Happiness is contagious in social networks - CNN.com

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Home World U.S.

Online Community Unconference East - February 10, 2010

Online Community Report

Current attendees include: Cisco, IBM, The Humane Society of the United States, Answers Corporation, Medidata Solutions, Consumer Reports, Knowledge Alliance, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, CafeMom, CFA Institute, Impact Interactions, Optaros and more.

Green Chameleon » Information Visualisation

Green Chameleon

Look at the current revelations in the UK on the War in Iraq, all of which appear to be decisions on false insights. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Information Visualisation I can’t remember how I happened across this post by Robert Kosara on “ The State of Information Visualization &# but it’s a good one – and here’s an interesting prediction: “2010 might be the year of visualization theory.

Managing the Multiple Identities of Virtual Work

Leading Virtually

Singer recalls one pilot who spoke of how psychologically confusing it is to be at war in Iraq (virtually) all day, and then to get in his car and within an hour be sitting at the dinner table with his family. Recently, warfare expert P. Singer appeared on several shows ( NPR’s Fresh Air , The Daily Show ) to talk about his new book Wired for War. While not necessarily the central focus of the book, one point he made caught my attention for its relation to virtual teams.

conspiracy theories

Engineers without Fears

The one he aired last night stated that the CIA were well aware of 9/11 but deliberately let it happen to provide a rationale for the invasions of Afganistan and Iraq. A mate of mine is well into conspiracy theories. I am actually not a big fan of conspiracy theories. Now occasionally they are right (my friend pointed to the Gulf of Tonkin incident as evidence that the US had prior form in this area).

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Thefact that the link between anthrax and Iraq may have provided thetipping point in moving media and public opinion to the point whereBush could attack Iraq without a firestorm of protest. Its all just too convenient, coming on the heels of 9/11with a government that had already decided to attack Iraq and wassimply looking for a pretext. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Green Chameleon » This blog Is Not About KM

Green Chameleon

Everyday, violent deaths occur in Iraq. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about This blog Is Not About KM Lately, it seems like there is nothing but bad news in the world. The Israel/Lebanon conflict just ended, with neither side the better for it. Some parts of Africa are always at war. Some parts of the Middle East are always on the brink of war. Some parts of Asia seem like they’re itching to go to war.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

CanadasNext PM Admits He Was Wrong on Iraq: The new leader of the progressive majority coalition in Canada, whichwill be taking power as soon as the minority Conservatives re-conveneparliament, is Michael Ignatieff. Hes best knows for admittinghe was wrong about the wisdom of the Iraq War ,and for condoning(or at least understanding) the use of torture in cases where there isan immediate large-scale threat to human life.Both positions have been misstated and misconstrued.

Links for the Week: December 13, 2008

How to Save the World

Canada's Next PM Admits He Was Wrong on Iraq: The new leader of the progressive majority coalition in Canada, which will be taking power as soon as the minority Conservatives re-convene parliament, is Michael Ignatieff. He's best knows for admitting he was wrong about the wisdom of the Iraq War , and for condoning (or at least understanding) the use of torture in cases where there is an immediate large-scale threat to human life. BLOG Links for the Week: December 13, 2008.

Links of the Month: November 30, 2012

How to Save the World

illustration from my book Finding the Sweet Spot. A bout half the people on Bowen Island, where I live, commute daily to Vancouver via a heavily taxpayer-subsidized car ferry.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

There is a core group of white, uneducated workingclass Americans, perhaps 30% of the total electorate, who would votefor any Republican for president (other than those directly tainted withthe Iraq failure). The only area ofdifference they can perceive is the war against Iraq, which they havenow been brainwashed to believe is synonymous with the war againstglobal terrorists. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Will That Be Coordination, Cooperation, or Collaboration?

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Social Economics · The Education System · Canadian Politics · Iraq & the Mideast Creative Works · Dispatches · Short Stories · Poetry · Satire · Experimental Prose · Fables · Memoirs · Art · Photography. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

Entrepreneurship and Internet Diplomacy in the Muslim and Arab World

Influence

We are also engaging with the Government of Iraq through the development of new web portals that will assist with project management and connecting with citizens of the country. When President Obama took the stage in Cairo, Egypt last year, millions tuned in to hear his approach for improved U.S.-Muslim Muslim relations. In his speech, he pledged to "create a new corps of business volunteers to partner with counterparts in Muslim-majority countries."

Links and Tweets of the Week -- November 7, 2009

How to Save the World

Obama's Wars Now: 300,000 Civilians Dead and 5 Million Refugees: A remarkable and disturbing rant by a former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell explains the impossible hole the US has dug for itself in Iraq and Afghanistan. BLOG Links and Tweets of the Week -- November 7, 2009.

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

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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.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

John Gray Sums Up the Iraq Situation: "The most important - as well as most often neglected - feature of the conflict shaping up around Iraq is that the US no longer has the ability to mould events.Whatever it does, there will be decades of bloodshed in the region.Another large blunder - such as bombing Iran, as Dick Cheney seems towant, or launching military operations against Pakistan, as some inWashington appear to propose - would make matters even worse."

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

John Gray Sums Up the Iraq Situation: "The most important - as well as most often neglected - feature of the conflict shaping up around Iraq is that the US no longer has the ability to mould events.Whatever it does, there will be decades of bloodshed in the region.Another large blunder - such as bombing Iran, as Dick Cheney seems towant, or launching military operations against Pakistan, as some inWashington appear to propose - would make matters even worse."

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Turkish Invasion of Kurdish Iraq: The Turkish government, worried about independence threats from its own Kurdish provinces, is threatening to invade Northern Iraq, home of the Kurdish state that is likely to result from the partitioning of Iraq once the civil war reaches full steam Corrupt Doctors: Disgraced doctors disbarred from regular medical practice are getting paid by Big Pharma to push dangerous drugs on their unsuspecting patients.