For Nepal, my essay from WBUR's Cognoscenti site #cognoscenti #nepal

Endless Knots

I enjoyed my time in Thailand, Laos, and Pakistan, but it was Nepal that settled deep into my soul in barely four days. In 1997, I made a lightning work trip to Nepal (and three other nearby countries in 14 days) for UN Development Programme.

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New Year non-resolutions. #ds106 #dailycreate

Jenny Connected

I will not get to see Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, although I hope this might happen in 2015 or after. I picked up this idea from a tweet by Alan Levine - @cogdog. People having lots of fun with today’s #ds106 #dailycreate of Non-Resolutions tdc.ds106.us/tdc722/ Love one by @Downes (“the Cossack”??). What a great idea – so much more satisfying than the usual alternative of declaring resolutions which we know we will never keep.

2013 136

The Divided Brain and the Power of ‘No’

Jenny Connected

Do nothing and there is nothing left undone’ is a pearl of ancient Chinese wisdom inspired by chapter 48 of the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) written by Lao Zi (Lao Tsu) (See Shawn Cartwright, Yinong Chong and Ted Nawalinski’s website ). Monday 23rd March am.

2015 130

The Individual vs. the Community

Portals and KM

And I am enough of a descendent of Lao Tse. The debate over the individual perspective vs. that of the broader community is so old it is a cliché to even mention this. It is not a matter of the political left vs. right as there are instances of dominating collectives on both the right and left and instances of extreme individualism on the left and right.

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Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic. I’m resonating with how Joitske Hulsebosch has organized “ Tools for social network analysis from beginners to advanced levels.”

2013 130

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Engineers without Fears

Lao Tse Listening is only partially about what is said. Pots are formed from clay, but the empty space between it is the essence of the pot. - What is unsaid is often more important. This is one important reason why machines struggle to interpret human speech. They can only work with what is there. The concept of "negative space" is used in painting to describe the spaces between objects. It's important. The objects and the space in which they sit are closely related.

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Sensitive Learning Spaces: what architects can teach us

Jenny Connected

According to the ancient Chinese Philosopher Lao Zi, what is important is what is contained, not the container. On Tuesday of this week (April 2nd) I went to see the Sensing Spaces Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.

2014 191

Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

The article [link] talks about a pilot to create two CoPs with members from CARE offices in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Sri Lanka. I worked with CARE from 94-97 in Mali, first in Dire, then in Macina, both location at the border of the river Niger.

2005 130

Not knowing and the unnamed

Chris Corrigan

I seem to have a built in desire to name everything around me, and to label and identify what is happening, but sometimes, as Lao Tzu reminds us , what can be named is not often what is actually happening. A light summer of digital production, but a few things are coming my way that have my attention. Today, it’s a chunk of an email from my friend Kathy Jourdain who is evolving into one of the premier Art of Hosting bloggers out there.

2012 52

The Mushroom at the End of the World

How to Save the World

A nna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s book The Mushroom at the End of the World is subtitled “On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins”. She’s not talking about the future, when the industrial economy has completely collapsed.

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What I Hope to Be Next Year

How to Save the World

Just let go and we will see: the way to do is to be. (– Lao Tzu, song adaptation by Laurence Cole; thanks to Shasta Martinuk and Brian Hoover for introducing me to it.). Let things ripen, and then fall; force is not the way at all.

2013 62

The HBR List 2009 - How Social Networks Network Best

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

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.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Edupunks need to grow up

Ken Carroll

To call someone ‘lao’ (meaning ‘old’) before his surname is seen as an act of respect but in the west it would be an insult. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « FrenchPod is a PLS Is teaching a subversive activity?

2008 127

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

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

The McKinsey Quarterly Home McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute china.mckinseyquarterly.com Help [+] Log In Register close Register Member Center The McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company. Register now for immediate access to hundreds of articles. First time here? Read our Quarterly Basics. Forgot Password?

Competitive advantage from better interactions

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

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Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival: Part 3: Network Weaving « emergent by design

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Sometimes they drift out of sight, reminding me of Lao-Tse. Skip to content emergent by design Home support who’s the architect?

"Collaboration and Community" by Scott London

John Tropea - Delicious Community

"[40] Robert Theobald illustrates "servant" leadership with a quote from Lao Tsu: "When the leader leads well, the people say they did it themselves."[41] By Scott London Civic collaboration is a process of shared decision-making in which all the parties with a stake in a problem constructively explore their differences and develop a joint strategy for action.

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