Collaborative Thinking: Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions

Collaborative Thinking

» February 15, 2008 Burton Group Catalyst Speaker Submissions Catalyst (North America) is Burton Groups premiere event for technologists and executives.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Almost no one inNorth America calls him/herself lower-class or upper-class, and peoplewho describe themselves as middle-class (a class which really nolonger exists in North America) do so hesitantly. The principal determinant of ones class in America, andthe hermetic worldview that comes with it, is education. Americas much-ballyhood liberty is largely fictional. America, he says, cannot hope tostop messing up the rest of the world until it solves its own mess."When

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

I nthe last five years, the price of gasoline in North America has roughlydoubled. So its not surprising that, except for theWal-Martization of the North American economy (offshoring NorthAmerican jobs and importing cheap Chinese crap to replace the goodsonce made domestically) to offset the higher costs of energy,$3.50/gallon gasoline has not affected any corporate or individualbehaviour. Altogether,North Americans now spend $104 for every $100 they earn.

2007 35

Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

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Antique Maps and Prints for Sale

Portals and KM

  Original 1638 map of Frankfurt Germany nicely framed 19" x 22"   Original map of Italy 1704 purchased in Rome - nice frame 27" x 30"   Original French 1835 map of North America with many interesting historical points. 

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"Charting Culture"

Endless Knots

This one is original -- charting the migration of well-known people from their births to their deaths, principally in the general Europe-to-North-America neighborhoods. The fad to chart massive amounts of data often leaves me (and others) shrugging. Cool pictures but.

Keynote Speakers for Intranets 2012 in Sydney - May 2012

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the last twelve years most of his work has been developing long-term intranet and information strategies for companies in the UK, Europe and North America.

What we’re up to with Berkana

Chris Corrigan

In it you can get a snapshot of the work that is happening within our network, including the Art of Hosting offerings that we undertake in North America and the learning and illuminating of work happening all over the globe. The 2010 annual report for the Berkana Institute is out.

Do Your Employees Endorse Your Products?

Portals and KM

However, Matt found that 49% of information workers are detractors, and only 27% were promoters, however in North America, workers are three times as likely to advocate as European workers.  Forrester found that, “advocacy correlates with work technology attitudes and behaviors in North America. Happy New Year's Eve. This is the season for employee appreciation. At least it used to be when year end bonuses were given out.

Peter Block on community

Chris Corrigan

In it he aggregates the wisdom of those of us who have been practicing participatory process for the last 30 years in North America. One of the most useful books of the past five years in terms of the work I do is Peter Block’s Community: The Structure of Belonging.

Monday Video: Conformity

Nancy White

What Africans did vs colleagues from Europe or North America. Via Howard Rheingold , Face the Rear: An Illustration of Social Influence rings true like a bell. I love playing with “elevator etiquette&# by not standing the way the group is.

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TIBCO Upgrades tibbr with GEO and Other New Capabilities

Portals and KM

You filter on customers, customers in North America, government customers in North America, etc. I have covered TIBCO before (see:  TIBCO Spotfire Brings Self-Service Data Analysis to the Enterprise with a Social Twist ).

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A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch

This means that the past advantageous position of Europe and North America will be lost. John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society. In this Tedtalk John poses an interesting statement about the 'rise of the knowmad'. "

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2009 Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Winners

Portals and KM

North America took top honors with 7 Winners, followed by Asia (5 Winners) and Europe (3 Winners). This brings back memories. The Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award has been around for some time. Back when I was with a large consulting company and involved in our knowledge management practice, I spoke at the awards meetings in London several times.   These were the days of better travel funding and the relatively early days of KM.

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Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

Over my career I’ve had the gift of working extensively in indigenous communities in North America and one of the features of many (but not all) indigenous languages is the fact that they are verb-based as opposed to English which is very noun-based. On the Art of Hosting list today there has been a very interesting conversation about some of the Japanese words that are used to describe space and container.

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Case Study: Find It With SharePoint Search (Mike Brannon, National Gypsum) - Share 2012, Atlanta

Michael Sampson - Currents

Has 34 locations in North America. The inaugural Share conference in the United States is almost done. There is one final track session, the keynote, and then the SharePint (thankfully there will be Sprite available) - don't forget the post-conference workshops tomorrow though. I'm attending Mike Brannon's session on SharePoint search. Mike is the Director of Infrastructure and Security. Key points: - National Gypsum is a drywall, cement board. 900 employees.

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Surface Pro 3 ??? Some Further Thoughts and Links

Michael Sampson - Currents

In some of the research data I’m writing up at the moment, based on a couple of surveys across North America, the Surface Pro features heavily as the device that is expected to increase in usage in organizations.

2014 148

Blog>> Electronic Records Management Lags Everywhere

Green Chameleon

The bulk of responses came from North America, and it would have been good to get deeper insight into Australia, New Zealand and the UK, where slightly different traditions of records management hold sway. The Association for Information and Image Management ( AIIM ) has published an illuminating if gloomy report based on a survey of almost 800 members earlier this year.

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The Need for Smarts as Well as Data

Portals and KM

In North America in particular, there is an obsession with numbers. Rich Beatty published a nice article, Data Guides, But the Gut Decides , on how CMOs need to balance art and science in their decision making.

2013 169

Catalyst pre-conference workshop agenda - Project Concordia

Collaborative Thinking

We will hold a pre-conference workshop at the Burton Catalyst North America 2009 conference on Monday, 27 July 2009, from 10am to 5pm , in San Diego, California. Another option for those wishing to leverage attendance at Catalyst (on top of all the great Burton Group workshops, sessions, guest speakers, etc). Alice Wang and I will be exploring the intersection between identity and social networking during the workshop below: Use Cases Driving Identity in Enterprise 2.0:

Portals Not Going Away?

Portals and KM

Remember portals? I have heard about a number of cases where enterprise 2.0 collaboration systems have replaced portals. One firm even replaced their portal with Facebook and got a lot of PR for it. Is this a trend? I do not mean the Facbook part, just the E20 part. Perhaps but a recent Forrester report, Portal Servers Refuse To Go Quietly , by Tim Waters found that portals are still popular in many circles.

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Improved Facilities at LAX for Transiting to London with Air New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Read more: Air New Zealand enhances the customer experience for travel to North America. I have flown fairly often with Air New Zealand to London during the past four-to-five years, but have almost always chosen to fly from New Zealand via Hong Kong instead of transiting through the United States. There''s been a very simple reason: once through security at Hong Kong, you have the run of the terminal, the lounge, and the shops.

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Why the Metamovement Will Ultimately Fail

How to Save the World

Loathing government has always been popular and acceptable in North America (which is why most elections are about which party is hated more). Neither the target nor the goal of the Metamovement is clear in North America or much of Europe.

2011 102

Vancouver’s PechaKucha on Sustainability

Michelle Laurie

Vancouver has the greenest building code in North America. City of Vancouver is starting a conversation on sustainability, this is from their website. Last night, the City of Vancouver launched a conversation on sustainability with an evening of PechaKucha.

2010 141

Neighbourhoods online are more sociable

Social Reporter

We’ve had neighbourhood web sites since the mid 1990s, and before that in North America, but not enough research into the extent to which they increase people’s sense of belonging or change attitudes to those public bodies that may engage online.

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I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…


As a road / air warrior, I get to travel a fair bit and visit not just mainland Spain, but a bunch of other countries in Europe, and North America.

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

The rest of North America is locked into a cold freeze, and next week I’ll be tasting a bit of it with a two week trip to New Brunswick, Ohio and Ontario. It’s a beautiful day on the south coast of British Columbia.

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Revisiting local online communities, 15 years on

Social Reporter

I was first interested in local online communities back in 1994 when we had good enough web access to see how Freenets and community networks had been developing in North America. Over the past few weeks I’ve been concentrating on an issue that first engaged me with things Internet some 15 years ago - how to use the Net in local communities, and how to help those pioneering this work to share experience.

Mapping a community – easy and not-so-easy

Learning Alliances

Here’s the final table I arrived at which compares “South” and “North” in terms of “ satisfaction with the Ning platform.” North. North %. I don’t see a systematic difference between the South and the North columns, do you?

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Apps for Good: smartphones solving local problems

Social Reporter

I’ve been following with great interest the research undertaken to Iris Lapinski to see how CDI could bring the digital inclusion work they started in 1995 in Latin America to the UK. When I first saw online community networks in North America in the 1990s, I thought aha – virtual development trusts.

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Weathering the storms

Chris Corrigan

View from my garret. When i am working at home, as I am today, my office is a stand up desk in a window dormer that ingeniously is surround on all three sides with windows.

Internationalism is not globalization

Chris Corrigan

In North America we are entirely helps within global trade agreements with very little internationalization. I’ve been reflecting on the UK referendum results obsessively for the past couple of days. While most of my friends and colleagues voted to remain, I can also understand a little the desire to “leave.” ” What I find awful is the manner in which the Leave campaign used racism and xenophobia to generate support for its position.

2016 56

Interior transformation

Chris Corrigan

The products of colonization – whether in North America, Ireland, the middle east, Africa or elsewhere leave communities and people dispirited, dispossessed and disillusioned. This is why such experiences are revered with masks and dances on the west coast of North America.

2012 76

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Interesting related things happening in North America are the Stanford Social Innovation Review , the Academy for Systemic Change , the Change Lab, and the Sustainable Food Lab. On April 25, Social Innovation Meetup #4 , organized by Hivos and Kennisland, was held in Amsterdam.

2013 182

Returning to the Basics

Chris Corrigan

Our Beyond the Basics team is about to host our last gathering of the current cycle of offers, back in North America. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”. — TS Eliot.

2015 53

Dealing with your slaves and seeing the world

Chris Corrigan

All of us in North America depend on slave labour to support our lifestyles. Think gains like gay marriage and civil rights in North America. In a complex and interconnected world it is hard to be an activist against things. One of the easiest ways that your opponents can neutralize your opposition to things like oil and slavery is to say “we” you depend on oil and slaves, so that makes you a hypocrite.”

2014 66


How to Save the World

T his past weekend I attended a get-together of about 20 enthusiastic, knowledgeable people on the subject of radical non-duality, organized around the (rare) visit of Jim Newman ( Non-Duality Dude ) to North America. cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti.

2018 46

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with IBM’s Jeff Schick

Portals and KM

With a global team of 85,000, TD employees across North America can now easily find experts, get answers to questions, recognize accomplishments, share ideas, and communicate and collaborate across geographies. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston. Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. During the event I interviewed Jeff Schick, VP, Social Software at IBM. Jeff and I have spoken before and he updated me on some of their recent moves.

2012 126

Groundhog Day: seeing shadows

Chris Corrigan

I am reminded how much I love being in New York City, and how much I love eastern North American cities in general in the winter - New York, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa. North America and Europe has a nearly trillion dollar arms industry, much of which, in the form of small arms, ends up in Africa. Whatever we want in North America we can have. And then just like that, you hop a plane from Johannesburg, stop after 8 hours in Dakar for refuelling.

The Mushroom at the End of the World

How to Save the World

Thanks to precarity, America cannot be “made great again”, if it ever was, despite many Americans’ nostalgia for that dream. A nna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s book The Mushroom at the End of the World is subtitled “On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins”.

2017 73

A Bright Start to the New Year: Welcome Eric Weaver to Ant’s Eye View

Ant's Eyeview Blog

A true pioneer in digital marketing, Eric began his 20-year career in 1991 as a Community Manager and Content Curator at America Online, and since then he’s helped drive awareness, revenue and loyalty for household brands across North America.

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What not to say to a residential school survivor, and what to do.

Chris Corrigan

The United Church was the first Canadian institution to issue an apology for it’s role in colonizing North America, back in 1986 ( a moment which was defining in my life ) and since 1986, the Church has had a focus in it’s work of supporting reconciliation, working with survivors and facilitating healing.

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